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    Don Giovanni

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    May 1 - May 10, 2015

    Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
    Sung in Italian with projected English translation

    Don Giovanni is a man obsessed. Women rule his life; he desires them, he seduces them, he runs from them. In Mozart’s most celebrated drama, women lead Giovanni from the bedroom to the gates of hell. In this new BLO production, Jennifer Johnson Cano sings the role of Donna Elvira, ...more


    Fifty Shades of Bey

    Presented by Oberon at OBERON, Cambridge

    May 14 - May 15, 2015

    All Beyoncé. All night. All right.

    Brought to you by Lipstick Criminals and director Vanessa White, creator of The Slutcracker, FIFTY SHADES OF BEY promises a night...more

    Words and Phrases Found: Brahms, Needham, Janacek, Stravinsky

    Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at First Church in Boston, Boston

    May 16, 2015

    Stories, aphorisms, poems and speech…music begins where words end. Janacek crafts melodies from the pitch and rhythm of the Czech language, Bernard Rands draws us into the distilled,...more

    The Left Banke & Ian Lloyd's Stories

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick

    May 16, 2015

    The Left Banke has been cited by many top groups of the decades since their first hits as a major influence on their own music. Their first hit record "Walk Away Renee" in late 1966...more

    Lost in the Stars

    Presented by Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline

    May 16, 2015

    Come revel in the music that has become the soundtrack for romance, adventure, and joy in our lives. The Metropolitan Chorale and Music Director Lisa Graham present 'Lost in the Stars'...more

    A TRIBUTE TO PETE SEEGER with special guest BILL STAINES

    Presented by The Mystic Chorale. Inc.

    May 16, 2015

    Pete Seeger taught us that our voices matter, that each of us can change the world.  The 200 voices of The Mystic Chorale begin our tribute...more

    Family Concert: Triton Brass

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    May 16, 2015

    Based in Boston, Triton Brass is an exciting musical collaborative comprising five of the region's most promising young talents. Prize winners at the 2005 Lyon International Chamber Music...more

    Jake & Taylor Armerding

    Presented by The Community House of Hamilton and Wenham and The Community House of Hamilton and Wenham

    May 16, 2015

    It was the early 1980s when Boston bluegrasser Taylor Armerding, co-founder of the band Northern Lights, started his 5-year-old son, Jake, on Suzuki violin. Jake...more

    I Love a Lass… … Alas! I Love

    Presented by Tramontana at Cambridge Friends Meeting House, Cambridge

    May 16, 2015

    Tramontana ventures across the channel for an exciting program of English madrigals and part songs, including works by Byrd, Dowland, Wilbye, Pearsall, Stanford, Finzi, and Holst.  From songs...more

    The Suzanne Sheridan Band

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    May 16, 2015

    Suzanne is very excited to have completed her dream of recording the music of Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. She wants to share her love for Joni and Leonard and create new fans for their music...more

    An Evening of Commonwealth Composers

    Presented by Newton Choral Society

    May 16, 2015

    We salute Boston’s preeminence as a flourishing music center with a program devoted to local composers. Central works include Garden Party, by Daniel Pinkham and Narcissus, by James Woodman....more

    Chris Brubeck's Triple Play

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    May 17, 2015

    Triple Play - Peter Madcat Ruth, Joel Brown, and Chris Brubeck - create a remarkable mix of folk, blues, and jazz. The groupo is led by the late Dave Brubeck's son Chris, himself an acclaimed...more

    Words and Phrases Found: Brahms, Needham, Janacek, Stravinsky

    Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at Goethe-Institut Boston, Boston

    May 17, 2015

    Stories, aphorisms, poems and speech…music begins where words end. Janacek crafts melodies from the pitch and rhythm of the Czech language, Bernard Rands draws us into the distilled,...more

    South American Gems

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    May 17, 2015

    Pro Arte Music Director Emerita Gisèle Ben-Dor returns to conduct a series of tangos, including Piazzolla’s Remembrances of Buenos Aires. Joining us is Adrian Anantawan on...more

    Chamber Music Concert with Members of the Brockton Symphony Orchestra

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    May 17, 2015

    Experience beautiful chamber music selections performed by members of the Brockton Symphony Orchestra. Concert followed by a reception. Program and musicians to be announced.


    Together Festival 2015

    Presented by MMMMAVEN

    May 10 - May 17, 2015

    Together Boston is a week-long, city-wide convergence of music, art and technology. With daytime events celebrating emerging ideas, the latest gear and artistic innovation, the creative community...more

    A TRIBUTE TO PETE SEEGER with special guest BILL STAINES

    Presented by The Mystic Chorale. Inc.

    May 17, 2015

    Pete Seeger taught us that our voices matter, that each of us can change the world.  The 200 voices of The Mystic Chorale begin our tribute...more

    On the Edge of Baroque Concert by Vox Lucens

    Presented by Park Avenue Congregational Church

    May 17, 2015

    The beautiful a capella voices of Vox Lucens present a concert with early works by seventeenth century masters Sweelinck, Monteverdi, Gusuald and Schultz.  The seventeenth...more

    Back to the 80's 5k!

    Presented by North Attleboro Schools Music Department (K-12)

    May 17, 2015

    This Back to the 80's 5k is your chance to get decked out in your most radical 80's clothes and run or dance your way through a 5k route with LIVE 80's MUSIC PERFORMED THROUGHOUT THE...more

    Inspiration in the Face of Adversity

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    May 17, 2015

    Inspired by the exhibition “In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3-11,” this afternoon program focuses on how humankind responds in remarkable ways in the face of adversity....more

    An Afternoon of Fantastic Music featuring Tony DeBlois

    Presented by South Shore Children's Museum

    May 17, 2015

    The South Shore Children’s Museum is hosting an afternoon of fantastic music featuring the amazing Tony DeBlois. 

    Please join us for an enjoyable performance of jazz, pop, rock...more

    I Love a Lass… … Alas! I Love

    Presented by Tramontana

    May 17, 2015

    Tramontana ventures across the channel for an exciting program of English madrigals and part songs, including works by Byrd, Dowland, Wilbye, Pearsall, Stanford, Finzi, and Holst.  From songs...more

    Inside Out Winds!

    Presented by Inside Out Concerts

    May 17, 2015

    Join us for an exploration of works by Bach, Nielsen, Milhaud and Ravel.
    Featuring the Inside Out Ensemble:
    Lisa Hennessy, flute
    Amanda Hardy, oboe
    Rane Moore, clarinet...more

    West Medford Open Studio

    Presented by West Medford Open Studios

    May 16 - May 17, 2015

    West Medford Open Studios, an annual event showcasing the local arts community, returns on May 16 & 17 from noon to 5 pm. WMOS is a free (open studios) event that invites visitors from all...more

    DEVENS ROCK 4 WARRIORS 2015

    Presented by Bull Run Concert Series presents DEVENS ROCK 4 WARRIORS

    May 17, 2015

    A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
    JOIN US ON ARMED FORCES WEEKEND FOR A ROCKIN' AFTERNOON OF BLUES, COUNTRY, GOSPEL & ROCK...more

    Infinite Majesty

    Presented by Coro Allegro at Church of the Covenant, Boston

    May 17, 2015

    Arvo Pärt: Te Deum
    George Frideric Handel: Dixit Dominus

    David Hodgkins, conductor
    Sonja Tengblad, soprano
    Barbara Kilduff, soprano...more

    Cinema Jukebox: AMADEUS

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    May 18, 2015

    This is the incredible, mostly true story about the relationship between two composers in 18th century Vienna - Antonio Salieri, the successful court composer for...more

    Duxbury Music Festival 10th Anniversary Preview Concert in Boston

    Presented by South Shore Conservatory

    May 15 - May 18, 2015

    South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury Music Festival (DMF) launches its 10th anniversary celebration with a special kick-off weekend from May 15 through May 18, featuring two preview concerts,...more

    9th Annual Boston Handbell Festival

    Presented by Back Bay Ringers and Old South Church at Old South Church, Boston, Boston

    May 19, 2015

    On the third Tuesday of May, Old South Church plays host to the Boston Handbell Festival, an annual celebration of handbell musicianship co-sponsored by Old South and the Back Bay...more

    Jazz Lounge at The Bristol: Edmar Colón Quartet

    Presented by The Bristol at Four Seasons Hotel Boston at The Bristol at Four Seasons Hotel Boston, Boston

    May 19, 2015

    This spring, something new blossoms at Four Seasons Hotel Boston: Jazz Lounge at The Bristol, a live performance series showcasing Boston’s top emerging artists in the...more

    Fiesta for the Arts

    Presented by Arsenal Center for the Arts at Arsenal Center for the Arts Charles Mosesian Theater, Watertown

    May 19, 2015

    The Arsenal Center For The Arts will host its annual spring benefit on May 19, 2015 honoring Watertown arts activist and Arsenal Center founding member Roberta Miller with this year’s...more

    Crosby, Stills and Nash

    Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Wang Theatre, Boston

    May 19, 2015

    Formed at the end of the '60s, folk rock supergroup Crosby, Stills and Nash remain legends to this day, as beloved for their perennial touring as they are for their influential legacy in...more

    Azealia Banks

    Presented by Paradise Rock Club at Paradise Rock Club, Boston

    May 19, 2015

    Azealia Banks show at Paraise Rock Club. 


    Mother Mary Says to Me: A Caberet

    Presented by Oberon at OBERON, Cambridge

    May 20, 2015

    We all know a Mother Mary—a mother who critiques her kid’s fashion choices, pokes fun at her kid’s love life, and disapproves of her kid’s artistic career—all with...more

    MIT Glass Band Returns to Fuller Craft Museum

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    May 21, 2015

    The MIT Glass Band was formed in 2012 as a collaborative project between the Glass Lab and MIT’s Center for Arts, Science and Technology (CAST). Working with Professor Evan Ziporyn and...more

    Rock Off Main

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick

    May 22, 2015

    TCAN's successful Rock Off Main rock music program is an all-ages show that provides a venue for bands in this region to take their eclectic mix of music out of their basements and put it on...more

    Odyssey Opera Performs Double Bill

    Presented by Odyssey Opera at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    May 22, 2015

    Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival continues with a two nights of a double-bill of William Walton’s The Bear and Arthur Sullivan’s The Zoo...more

    Choros das 3

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    May 22, 2015

    Choro das 3 is a Brazilian trio which was formed in 2003. Since then, the 3 sisters and their father, Eduardo, from the interior state of Sao Paulo, who have chosen to play instrumental music,...more

    Celebrating the Great American Songbook with Lewis Porter and Lee Konitz

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Follen Community Church, Lexington

    May 23, 2015

    Canonized by jazz musicians and music historians alike, The Great American Songbook ...more

    VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: SIR JOHN IN LOVE

    Presented by Odyssey Opera at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    May 17 - May 23, 2015

    Sir John in Love is a rare delight: a sly, witty, colorful, and articulate depiction of the Bard in English opera. Vaughan Williams’s version of Shakespeare’s The Merry...more

    Art Garfunkel

    Presented by gimmeLIVE

    May 23, 2015

    Although it has been 40 years since Bridge Over Troubled Water was recorded, Art Garfunkel's image and signature vocal remain among the most instantly recognizable in popular music. His...more

    Mark Shilansky and Fugue Mill

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    May 23, 2015

    Mark Shilansky and his group Fugue Mill weave jazz through the fabric of Bluegrass, Celtic, and Classical music, creating a complex yet attractive blend of musical and improvisational styles....more

    Yiannis Parios

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    May 24, 2015

    Arios was born in 1946 on the island of Paros – his original name is Yiannis Varthakouris. Due to his great love for his island, when he first started singing he changed his name to Yiannis...more

    Odyssey Opera Performs Double Bill

    Presented by Odyssey Opera at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    May 24, 2015

    Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival continues with a two nights of a double-bill of William Walton’s The Bear and Arthur Sullivan’s The Zoo...more

    The Olson Pingrey Quartet

    Presented by Ryles Jazz Club at Ryles Jazz Club, Cambridge

    May 26, 2015

    Boston's most alphabetical jazz group, the Olson Pingrey Quartet (AKA the OPQ) is led by the husband and wife team of Randy Pingrey and Kathy Olson. This chord-less quartet fronted by baritone...more

    Original Gravity

    Presented by Original Gravity

    May 27, 2015

    The fourth season finale of the Original Gravity Concert Series will be on Wednesday, May 27 at 7pm at Aeronaut Brewing Company, 14 Tyler Street, Somerville, MA. The concert will feature the...more

    Suzuki School's Artist Concert featuring the Claremont Trio

    Presented by Suzuki School of Newton and at Wilson Chapel, Newton, Newton

    May 29, 2015

    The Suzuki School of Newton's Artist Concert Series is pleased to present the critically acclaimed Claremont Trio. Each of the three musicians -- Emily Bruskin, violin; Julia Bruskin, cello;...more

    Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick

    May 29, 2015

    Since his incredible global success on a musical level and his founding of the first incarnation of his band Luna Negra in 1989, Ottmar Liebert has since become one of the most successful...more

    Newpoli CD release

    Presented by Oberon

    May 29, 2015

    As you hear the tamburello pounding out the heartbeat of Newpoli’s music, the two singers start up a wild, frenetic dance, and you'll have a very hard time sitting...more

    Daniel Ouellette and the Shobijin with Special Guest Orange Nichole

    Presented by Daniel Ouellette and the Shobijin

    May 29, 2015

    "Daniel Ouellette and the Shobijin delivers a multilingual, experiential tour...more

    Skylark Vocal Ensemble presents "Clear Voices in the Dark"

    Presented by Skylark Vocal Ensemble at Church of the Advent, Boston, Boston

    May 29, 2015

    2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, and the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War. To commemorate these events, Skylark...more

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