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    "A Love Supreme": the 37th annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert w/ Donald Harrison

    Presented by Friends of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert (fJCMC) and Northeastern Center for the Arts

    October 18, 2014

    The Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert (fJCMC) in collaboration with the Center for the Arts at Northeastern University present the 2014 John Coltrane Memorial Concert celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Coltrane's majestic suite A Love Supreme, considered by many to be the greatest spiritual jazz composition of all time. This year’s featured guest is Donald Harrison, New Orleans ...more


    Fridays At Trinity

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    February 10, 2012 - Ongoing

    Enjoy this weekly series of midday organ concerts featuring innovative programs by recitalists from across the United States and abroad. There is no charge for admission, but we invite a donation...more

    All The Single Ladies

    Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater, Boston

    May 31, 2013 - Ongoing

    All the Single Ladies
    "All the Single Ladies" is the latest production from Improv Asylum, offering Bachelorette Parties and Girls Nights Out groups a wild night of comedy, dancing...more

    Andris Nelsons conducts Tchaikovsky, Dean and Stravinsky featuring Hakan Hardenberger

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

    November 13 - November 18, 2017

    Andris Nelsons is joined here by another close collaborator, masterful Swedish trumpet virtuoso Hakan Hardenberger, for the American premiere of Brett Dean's trumpet concerto Dramatis...more

    Handel and Haydn Sings

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    June 18, 2015

    Join us for this special concert, held in conjuction with the 2015 Chorus America conference, which will have Harry Christophers conducting some of his favorite choral selections in front of an...more

    Shelter

    Presented by Lorelei Ensemble at Marsh Chapel, Boston

    May 22 - May 23, 2015

     Boston's only female vocal chamber ensemble presents a concert devoted to peace and refuge. Featuring new music by Carson Cooman as well as a collaboration between composer Shaw Pong...more

    words and phrases found

    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

    words and phrases found

    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

    Bach's Magnificat and Zelenka's Te Deum

    Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    May 10, 2015

    Spend Mother’s Day with Cantata Singers! Hear music by the composer who inspired Cantata Singers to be founded in the first place alongside works by our newest musical muse, Czech Baroque...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - MOZART: ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Boston

    May 9, 2015

    Opera in Concert
    In this colorful opera that "knocked everything else sideways," as the poet Goethe boldly remarked, Mozart tells the story of a kidnapping by pirates, a Turkish...more

    Stephen Hough, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    May 8, 2015

    British pianist Stephen Hough combines an exceptional facility and tonal palette with a uniquely inquisitive musical personality. His musical achievements have resulted in many awards and...more

    Jesus Christ Superstar

    Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company at The Strand Theatre, Boston

    April 24 - May 3, 2015

    Propelled by a stirring score, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.


    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...more

    Bernard Haitink conducts Schumann, Mozart and Brahms featuring pianist Maria Joao Pires

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

    April 30 - May 2, 2015

    For the final concerts of the season, Bernard Haitink is joined by the eminent Portuguese pianist Maria Jo?o Pires-in her first BSO appearances since 1999-for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23,...more

    Alisa Weilerstein, cello and Inon Barnatan, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    May 1, 2015

    Cellist Alisa Weilerstein’s breathtaking technique combine with passion and musicianship to make her one of today’s most exciting artists. Her frequent collaborator, Inon Barnatan, is...more

    Bernard Haitink conducts Ravel and Mozart featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet

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

    April 23 - April 28, 2015

    BSO Conductor Emeritus Bernard Haitink ends the BSO's 2014-15 season with two weeks of concerts. First, he and the orchestra are joined by dazzling French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet for...more

    Boston Symphony Chamber Players with?French pianist?Jean-Yves Thibaudet

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    April 26, 2015

    French pianist??Jean-Yves Thibaudet?joins the Boston Symphony Chamber Players on Sunday, April 26 to close out the 2014-15 Chamber Player's season with a program highlighting great French...more

    Family Concert: Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO)

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

    April 25, 2015

    BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall.


    Terence Blanchard Quintet and Ravi Coltrane Quartet

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    April 25, 2015

    A five-time Grammy Award winner and renowned film-score and soundtrack composer, trumpeter Terence Blanchard is one of the great renaissance men of jazz. Grammy-nominated saxophonist and Blue Note...more

    Chameleon Up Close: Gloria Chien & Elizabeth Schumann

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

    April 19, 2015

    Join us for a very special reprise of Gloria and Elizabeth’s earth-shattering rendition of The Rite of Spring, as well as Debussy’s own evocations of ancient gods and exotic rituals....more

    Massenet's CENDRILLON

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

    April 16 - April 19, 2015

    Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre present CENDRILLON, the well-known fairy tale about a young girl wronged and her ultimate redemption...more

    Joseph Calleja, tenor

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    April 17, 2015

    Blessed with a golden age voice that routinely inspires comparisons to earlier singing legends, the Maltese-born Joseph Calleja has quickly become one of the most acclaimed and sought-after tenors...more

    Andris Nelson conducts Schuller, Mozart and Strauss featuring pianist Richard Goode

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

    April 9 - April 14, 2015

    The legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Gunther Schuller's recent orchestral work?Dreamscapebegins this program. According to Schuller, this sparkling, witty, symphony-like...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - Mendelssohn and Wolf Chamber Series, Concert 3

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Boston

    April 12, 2015

    This third concert also features the early works of Mendelssohn and the complete Mörike-lieder of Hugo Wolf.

    Mendelssohn: String Octet in E-flat Major, op. 20
    Wolf...more

    Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    April 12, 2015

    Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock stunned jazz audiences in 1978 when, in the midst of jazz-rock’s enormous popularity, they toured as an acoustic piano duet. That spirited tour produced two...more

    UnderScore Friday Evening: Schuller, Mozart and Strauss

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

    April 10, 2015

    The legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Gunther Schuller's recent orchestral work?Dreamscapebegins this program. According to Schuller, this sparkling, witty, symphony-like...more

    What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow with Kyle Athayde Dance Party

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    April 10, 2015

    Considered among the greatest American composers in any genre, Duke Ellington’s work looms large on the cultural landscape. In this performance, Rob Kapilow shines the What Makes it Great?...more

    BACH EXPLORED Concert 3: Bach the Apollonian

    Presented by The Music of First Church Boston at First Church in Boston, Boston

    April 9, 2015

    BACH EXPLORED Concert 3: Bach the Apollonian

    Dorian Komanoff Bandy, baroque violin; Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord

    Violinist Dorian Komanoff Bandy and harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa...more

    Mozart and Strauss High School Open Rehearsal

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

    April 9, 2015

    The legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Gunther Schuller's recent orchestral work?Dreamscapebegins this program. According to Schuller, this sparkling, witty, symphony-like...more

    BU Symphony Orchestra and BU Symphonic Chorus at Symphony Hall

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Symphony Hall, Boston

    April 7, 2015

    Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2, Resurrection
    David Hoose, conductor, BU Symphony Orchestra
    Ann Howard Jones, conductor, BU Symphonic Chorus


    Andris Nelsons conducts Beethoven and Shostakovich featuring violinist Christian Tetzlaff

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

    April 2 - April 4, 2015

    The marvelous German violinist Christian Tetzlaff joins Andris Nelsons and the BSO for Beethoven's peerless Violin Concerto, which, through its lyricism, intensely musical virtuosity, and...more

    Beethoven and Shostakovich - Open Rehearsal

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

    April 2, 2015

    The marvelous German violinist Christian Tetzlaff joins Andris Nelsons and the BSO for Beethoven's peerless Violin Concerto, which, through its lyricism, intensely musical virtuosity, and...more

    Andris Nelsons conducts Gandolfi and Mahler featuring organist Olivier Latry

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

    March 26 - March 31, 2015

    Andris Nelsons returns for the final three of his ten enormously wide-ranging 2014-15 programs. Here he conducts the BSO's second world premiere of the season, a concerto written by...more

    Bach St. Matthew Passion

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    March 27 - March 29, 2015

    “There is nothing like it in all music,” said Leonard Bernstein, describing this monumental oratorio. H+H reprises its sold-out 2012 performances of the Saint Matthew Passion with an...more

    Lisa Batiashvili, violin and Paul Lewis, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 29, 2015

    The English pianist Paul Lewis is internationally recognized as one of the leading performers of his generation. Lisa Batiashvili, a native of The Republic of Georgia, is one of the world’s...more

    called back

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

    March 28 - March 29, 2015

    Love and loss are at the center of this poignant program, extraordinary works that arose from tragedy: from Schubert’s ode to Beethoven, to George Crumb’s exquisite meditation on the...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - BACH: St. JOHN PASSION

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Boston

    March 21, 2015

    This sacred oratorio brims with the beautiful yet unrelenting musical and textual tension found between gentle reflective arias and brutal crowd choruses. Betrayal, torment, and death commingle...more

    Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts Mozart's last three symphonies

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

    March 19 - March 21, 2015

    Any opportunity to hear the final three symphonies of Mozart played by the BSO in a single program-in this instance under the distinguished baton of Christoph von Dohn?nyi-is a special event....more

    Mozart's C Minor Mass

    Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 20, 2015

    Mozart’s iconic Great Mass in C Minor, K. 427 contrasts in beautiful and surprising ways with Beethoven’s Elegiac Song, op. 118 and Haydn’s Symphony No. 86 in D...more

    Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts Strauss and Mozart featuring pianist Emanuel Ax

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

    March 12 - March 17, 2015

    Revered German conductor Christoph von Dohn?nyi leads the BSO in two consecutive weeks of programs this season. The first features beloved pianist Emanuel Ax in two works-Mozart's Piano...more

    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...more

    Boston Symphony Chamber Players with pianist Emanuel Ax

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 15, 2015

    Pianist?Emanuel Ax?joins the Chamber Players on Sunday, March 15 for a program centered on the music of Robert Schumann and Gy?rgy Kurt?g (himself a noted admirer of Schumann's music and one...more

    Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest Donald Harrison, CubaNOLA

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    March 14, 2015

    Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest, alto saxophonist and New Orleans native Donald Harrison, explore the common roots of jazz as seen in the early music of...more

    Daniil Trifonov, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 13, 2015

    Daniil Trifonov dazzled Celebrity Series audiences in his sold out 2012 recital on The Debut Series. Don’t miss this phenomenal young pianist as he continues his meteoric...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

    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

    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

    An Evening with Audra McDonald

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    March 1, 2015

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


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