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    Haydn The Creation

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    May 1 - May 3, 2015

    Inspired by Haydn’s trips to England, where he first heard Handel’s oratorios, The Creation is widely considered Haydn’s crowning masterpiece. Based on both the biblical Genesis and Milton’s Paradise Lost, the oratorio was premiered in the US by H+H in 1819 and hasn’t been performed by the ensemble since 2001.

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    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

    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. 


    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

    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

    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

    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

    Blues After Hours Tribute to Mai Cramer - 8th Annual

    Presented by Regent Theatre and Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    May 30, 2015

     

    8th Annual “Blues After Hours” Concert & Fundraiser In Memory of Mai Cramer - Featuring Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson and Sugar Ray & The Bluetones


    Memorial Day Concert: Songs of Love & War

    Presented by Music Worcester

    May 30, 2015

    The Worcester Chorus
    Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director & Conductor

    Thompson: Testament of Freedom
    Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem
    Moravec:...more

    Get the Led Out

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    May 30, 2015

     Get The Led Out is a group of professional musicians who are passionate about their love of the music of Led Zeppelin. It's been their mission to bring the studio recordings of...more

    Marc Broussard Band

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

    May 30, 2015

    In 2004, Marc Broussard, then a precocious 22-year-old singer/songwriter, released his major-label debut; he called it Carencro, after the Louisiana town where he was born and raised, and...more

    The Cambridge Community Chorus presents The Peacemakers

    Presented by Cambridge Community Chorus at MIT's Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge

    May 30, 2015

    The Cambridge Community Chorus presents The Peacemakers, by Karl Jenkins, with the Worcester Children’s Chorus and instrumental ensemble, led by Music Director Pamela Mindell.

    Karl...more

    Odyssey Opera Performs Five Monodramas 5/20

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

    May 30, 2015

    Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival continues with a one-night only performance (May 30th at 7:30 p.m. at Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue,...more

    Newton Festival of the Arts 2015

    Presented by City of Newton’s Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs

    May 1 - May 30, 2015

    A Fabulous Month-Long, City-Wide Celebration & Showcase of Newton's Talented Citizens and Organizations

    What do Matt LeBlanc, Louis CK, John Kruczinski, BJ...more

    Heritage Pops - And the Winner Is...!

    Presented by Heritage Chorale

    May 31, 2015

    Our much-loved Pops Concert this year will feature songs and shows that have won Tony, Oscar and Grammy awards from eight decades! We'll start in 1935 with "Lullaby of Broadway,"...more

    Highfield Hall & Gardens: Pianist Sara Daneshpour

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall, Falmouth

    May 31, 2015

    Pianist Sara Daneshpour has been dazzling audiences throughout the world for the past decade.  A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music studying under Leon Fleisher, she earned her...more

    Opera at the Cinema: Show Boat

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    May 31, 2015

    From the San Francisco Opera

    A true classic of American musical theater, this tale of life on the Mississippi from the 1880s to the 1920s is both a poignant love story and a...more

    "Weird Al" Yankovic: Mandatory World Tour

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    June 2, 2015

     Fresh off the biggest year of his storied career, “Weird Al” Yankovic today announced his 2015 Mandatory World Tour.
    “Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling...more

    Jazz Lounge at The Bristol: ChoroBop Trio

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

    June 2, 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

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    June 4, 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

    Dark Star Orchestra - Spring Tour East 2015

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    June 4, 2015

     Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for nearly 15 years and over 2000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the...more

    Jazz Pianist Laszlo Gardony Returns to artKitchen Café

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    June 4, 2015

    Laszlo Gardony Quartet. Laszlo Gardony is a critically acclaimed artist who has brought his soulful improvisations and compositions to audiences in 24 countries. Gardony has been called...more

    Zamir: South of the Border

    Presented by Zamir Chorale of Boston at Temple Emanuel, Newton

    June 4, 2015

    The Zamir Chorale of Boston takes you "South of the Border" with music from Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina. Our program includes Israeli adaptions of popular South American tunes and...more

    Opening Night featuring Yo-Yo Ma, cello

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 5, 2015

    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is regarded as one of the modern era’s finest practitioners and ambassadors of classical music, simultaneously exposing new generations and...more

    Ramblin' Jack Elliott

    Presented by Heptunes at Davis Square Theatre, Somerville

    June 5, 2015

    Five Time Grammy Nominee---- Grammy Winners Best Traditional Folk Albums 1995 and 2009---- Recipient of the National Medal Of The Arts 1998

    Nobody I know-and I mean nobody-has covered...more

    Titans IV

    Presented by Cape Symphony

    June 6, 2015

    Be among the first to hear Nth Degree, Cape Symphony’s new force in chamber music. Jae Cosmos Lee, our Concertmaster, directs this exciting new group which features our incredibly talented...more

    The Fab Faux: Meet (With) The Beatles

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    June 6, 2015

    With a commitment to the accurate reproduction of The Beatles’ repertoire, The Fab Faux treat the seminal music with unwavering respect, and are known for their painstaking recreations of...more

    Shanghai Quartet Pre-concert Talk

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 6, 2015

    Hailed for performances of “stunning authenticity and presence” (The Washington Post), the Shanghai Quartet has worked with the world’s most...more

    Buddy Guy

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    June 7, 2015

     At age 77, he’s a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled...more

    L'Elisir d'Amore

    Presented by Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord at The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden, Concord

    June 5 - June 7, 2015

    Opera@51 presents a fully staged performance of L'Elisir d'Amore by Gaetano Donizetti, with chorus and orchestra conducted by Alan Yost. The leading roles will be sung by Robin Farnsley...more

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