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    Tristan & Yseult

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston

    March 5 - March 15, 2015

    Kneehigh’s Tristan & Yseult elevates this classic love triangle to epic proportions – complete with forbidden desires, broken hearts and tender truths. This innovative tale finds King Mark of Cornwall at war – ruling with his head, not his heart. But he hasn’t counted on falling head over heels for his enemy’s sister Yseult, or on the arrival of the enigmatic Tristan. Using music ...more


    Calder Quartet

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    February 20, 2015

    The Calder Quartet performs a broad range of repertoire at an exceptional level, always striving to channel and fulfill the composer’s vision. Already the choice of many leading composers to...more

    Lorelei "On the Rocks"

    Presented by Lorelei Ensemble

    February 20, 2015

    The second in a new chamber series hosted by Boston's Lorelei Ensemble. Sonja Tengblad, Emily Culler, and Clare McNamara in a post-Valentine's evening of 16th-century Italian and...more

    Mavis Staples

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    February 20, 2015

    A veritable titan of both gospel and R&B, Mavis Staples has been tiptoeing the boundary between the spiritual and the secular for more than 60 years. And she isn’t slowing down.


    Stephane Deneve conducts Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Milhaud and Poulenc featuring violinist James Ehnes

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall, Boston

    February 19 - February 21, 2015

    French conductor St?phane Den?ve returns for this program of works all premiered in Paris in the early 1920s. Canadian violinist James Ehnes is soloist in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1,...more

    Aurora Borealis

    Presented by A Far Cry at St. John's Church, JP, Boston

    February 21, 2015

    Catch a glimpse of the exquisite Northern Lights as this program brings you from the bitter heart of a Nordic winter to the warmth of a welcoming hearth. The few gentle snowflakes felt in Steve...more

    Curtain Call Behind the Scenes 7-12 years

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    February 17 - February 21, 2015

    Curtain Call: BTS is a five-day musical theatre program, taught by Lindsay Albert and Jenna Lea Scott, designed to introduce young students to the stage. Students will sing, dance,...more

    Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    February 21, 2015

     Natalie MacMaster and her husband, Donnell Leahy, have created a new show that highlights the unique talents, stories, and traditions from their original homes of Cape Breton and Lakefield,...more

    The Wiz

    Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company at Strand Theatre, Boston

    February 13 - February 22, 2015

    The funky, modern re-telling of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum won 7 Tony awards.  This Broadway musical sets Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz to music in a...more

    Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Leif Ove Andsnes, piano/conductor

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    February 22, 2015

    The magnificent pianist Leif Ove Andsnes collaborates as player/conductor with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra as part of his epic long-term project, The Beethoven Journey, focusing on the...more

    Angels in America

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    February 19 - February 22, 2015

    Based on the award-winning play by Tony Kushner, the operatic version of Angels in America is a story about the human experince, touching on relationships, love, loss, cowardice,...more

    Strauss & Mahler

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    February 19 - February 22, 2015

    Turn of the century Vienna was a world in which radical change vied with a tendency towards nostalgia in an uneasy balance. Youth and old age had their distinctly different viewpoints, and each...more

    Mozart, Mostly

    Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society

    February 22, 2015

    Join us for an afternoon of music to entertain and delight with Mozart exploring and studying Bach, Mozart substituting for and helping a friend in trouble, Schnittke parodying Mozart, and Mozart...more

    Travis Tritt

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    February 22, 2015

    As one of the leading lights of country music throughout the 90’s, Travis Tritt stood out among the pack with a style that borrowed as much from southern rock as it did the Grand Ole Opry....more

    U R a Star! Voice Workshop 12-18 years

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    February 21 - February 22, 2015

    The U R a Star Voice Workshop is a two-day intensive, taught by Carola Emrich-Fisher and Katie Seiler, which will culminate in a performance on Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm. Participants will...more

    20 Years of Freedom: Hugh Masekela & Vusi Mahlasela

    Presented by Spectacle Management at John Hancock Hall, Boston

    February 24, 2015

    Two of South Africa's true freedom fighters and renowned musical icons come together for their first tour to honor twenty years since the start of democracy in South Africa and official end of...more

    Opera Night at the BPL: Musical Nationalism and Folklore in Opera

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Abbey Room, Boston

    February 24, 2015

    Themes of nationalism, folklore, and folk music weave a rich musical texture with a deeply moving storyline to make Kátya Kabanová one of Janácek’s most...more

    Peter and the Wolf along with Hansel and Gretel: Classic Tales Told Through Music and Dance

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    February 25, 2015

    Hansel and Gretel tells the story of a brother and sister who save themselves by outwitting a witch. Composed by Rhode Island native Larry Bell, this ballet transforms the well known...more

    British Invasion 50th Anniversary Tour

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    February 26, 2015

    Pop culture was changed forever in 1964-65 by the arrival of the British Invasion pop artists on American shores. Some 50 years later, a quorum of iconic...more

    BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    February 27, 2015

    As the preeminent Cajun band in the world, BeauSoleil has been generously exporting the rich musical traditions of Southwestern Louisiana for close to forty years. After almost singlehandedly...more

    Aztec Two-Step

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

    February 27, 2015

    The legendary folk/rock duo Aztec Two-Step makes a triumphant return to TCAN performing their timeless, harmony-fueled hits in addition to selections from the Simon & Garfunkel and The Everly...more

    Words and Music by Dan Wilson (of Semisonic)

    Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room at Cafe 939, Boston

    February 27, 2015

    Dan Wilson is a singer-songwriter/producer/instrumentalist best known as the lead singer of the band Semisonic, for which he wrote the Grammy-nominated smash "Closing Time" and other...more

    Evening in Paris

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    February 28, 2015

    Winner of the Tchaikovsky Medal, Sergey Antonov makes his first Pro Arte appearance in Saint-Saëns’ demanding cello concerto, lead by returning Boston Lyric Opera Music Director David...more

    Brentano Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    February 28, 2015

    For more than 20 years, the esteemed Brentano String Quartet has been delighting chamber audiences with what the New York Times has hailed as a “luxuriously warm sound and yearning...more

    Jon Butcher Axis: Experienced!

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

    February 28, 2015

    The Jon Butcher Axis explores the music and majesty of one of the most innovative and influential musicians of the last century: Jimi Hendrix – The Axis will be performing the iconic music...more

    Altan

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    February 28, 2015

     Altan is regarded by many as the world’s finest traditional Irish band. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh sings ballads with seemingly effortless beauty and grace, and her duets with...more

    An Evening with Audra McDonald

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    March 1, 2015

    The darling of Broadway (and Boston) returns to the Symphony Hall stage for another of her brilliant, unforgettable performances.

    “One of Ms. McDonald’s greatest gifts is to...more

    Stile Antico

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at St. Paul Church, Cambridge, Cambridge

    March 1, 2015

    Since making their North American début at the June 2009 Festival, the young singers of Stile Antico have rapidly established themselves as a favorite on the BEMF concert...more

    Local and Imported: Lenny and Johannes

    Presented by New Philharmonia Orchestra at First Baptist Church in Newton, Newton

    February 28 - March 1, 2015

    Serious studies in worry and warmth. An imaginative program of diverse depth and deep passion.

    Featuring Randall Hodgkinson (piano) - an award winning pianist, Randy has appeared...more

    The Sing-Off Live! Tour

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 2, 2015

    The Sing-Off Live Tour! will feature The Sing-Off fan favorite groups VoicePlay (Season 4) and Street Corner Symphony (Season 2), plus one more group from this...more

    Charles Dutoit conducts Stravinsky, Debussy and Brahms featuring violinist Julia Fischer

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall, Boston

    February 26 - March 3, 2015

    Continuing his recent multi-season "residency" with the BSO for two weeks of concerts this season, Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit leads German violinist Julia Fischer in the great Brahms...more

    Silk Road Ensemble

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    March 3, 2015

    Drawing together distinguished performers and composers from more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, the Ensemble was formed under the artistic direction of Yo-Yo Ma in 2000. The...more

    The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    March 4, 2015

    Celebrate the 15th anniversary of this groundbreaking ensemble, the beautiful and affirming realization of Yo-Yo Ma’s remarkable musical vision.

    “Culture opens our hearts to...more

    Cameron Carpenter, organ

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    March 5, 2015

    Juilliard-trained organist Cameron Carpenter’s goals are anything but modest: the brash, outspoken, and phenomenally talented musician and composer wants the organ recognized as a premier...more

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    March 5, 2015

    Join us for a casual evening of Open Mic music at Starbucks, 542 Main Street, Winchester. All ages, all instruments, and all types of acoustic music are welcome! Individual or small duo/trio...more

    Broadway On Highland

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    March 6, 2015

    An open singing event!  If you love Broadway musicals, come sing your favorite Broadway tune with our fabulous accompanist, or just sit in the audience and enjoy the sing-a-long numbers. All...more

    Old School

    Presented by A Far Cry at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 6, 2015

    Composers throughout history have looked to their predecessors for training and a solid foundation, but also as points of departure for flights of inspiration. Michael Tippett is a perfect...more

    Justin Townes Earle

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 6, 2015

    In the last five years, Justin Townes Earle has emerged as a genre-busting acclaimed singer-songwriter, infusing country, blues, folk and indie rock into his vintage Americana sound. As the son of...more

    Charles Dutoit conducts Szymanowski's King Roger

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall, Boston

    March 5 - March 7, 2015

    For his second week of concerts, Charles Dutoit leads the BSO in what is sure to be one of the season's most important events-the first BSO performances of Polish composer Karol...more

    Mike + The Mechanics

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 7, 2015

    Mike + The Mechanics hit the road in 2014 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “The Living Years.” The revelry will spill into 2015—which also happens to be the band’s...more

    Billy Childs Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 7, 2015

    A tremendous jazz pianist with a seemingly boundless curiosity and adventurous spirit, Billy Childs plays and composes in a unique style that borrows heavily from the classical world, but still...more

    Queen of the French Baroque: Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre

    Presented by La Donna Musicale - RUMBARROCO at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Boston

    March 7, 2015

    We will be celebrating the 350th anniversary of her birth with performances of her Scriptural Cantatas, suites, sonatas, and excerpts from her opera Cephale et Procris.

    One of the...more

    Alloy Orchestra performs the Son of the Sheik

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    March 7, 2015

     The world-renowned Alloy Orchestra presents the Boston premiere of its live musical score to the 1926 classic silent film The Son of the Sheik, directed by George Fitzmaurice and starring...more

    Danú 20th Anniversary Tour

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    March 8, 2015

    Presented in partnership with the Hibernian Society

    Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Recognized the world...more

    Presenting Stephen Burns

    Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 8, 2015

    Wellesley native Stephen Burns returns to Boston to perform the world premiere of Thomas Oboe Lee’s Trumpet Concerto. He will also conduct his original composition Fanfare for...more

    Chameleon Up Close: Rafael Popper-Keizer & Vivian Chang-Freiheit

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

    March 8, 2015

    Chameleon christens its new recital series with a program of breakthrough works. Strauss uncovers his heroic voice, Carter stands at the crossroads where his early neo-classical style meets the...more

    Mendelssohn Elijah

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    March 6 - March 8, 2015

    Known in the 19th century as the Messiah of its day, Mendelssohn’s dramatic oratorio never loses its grip on an audience. Acclaimed bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams sings the pivotal...more

    Hot Club of Cowtown

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 8, 2015

    Expertly combining the dusty stomp of Western swing with hot gypsy jazz, the Austin-based trio has crafted a unique and infectious hybrid that playfully blurs musical boundaries. Fiddler Elana...more

    Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 8, 2015

    American music icon Wynonna has announced dates for her “Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song” tour. Launching Wednesday, January 14 in Durham, NC, with a stop in her Ashland, KY...more

    Danu

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 10, 2015

    Based in the city of Waterford (Dungarvan Co.), the talented septet (along with kindred spirits like Lúnasa and Dervish) have successfully brought Celtic music back to its earthy,...more

    Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    March 10, 2015

    Join our Underground Faculty Band for a Blues Jam session at Winchester Community Music School. Our Fat Tuesday Blues Jams are fun, spontaneous, and a great way to experiment with new techniques...more

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