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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


    Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam

    Presented by Poetry Jam

    February 13, 2011 - on going

    Every Sunday with a Poetry Slam co-hosted by Joyce Cunha and Jeff Robinson starting at 7:30pm and a Featured Poet and Open Mic accompanied by the Jeff Robinson Trio starting at 9:00pm –...more

    The Donkey Show

    Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON

    June 18, 2010 - on going

    “Riveting... So visceral that words seem almost beside the point.”
    - The Boston Globe

    The celebrated smash hit The Donkey Show brings...more

    Handel's SAUL

    Presented by Back Bay Chorale at Sanders Theatre

    May 10, 2014 - on going

    Featuring Amanda Forsythe, Matthew Anderson & Sumner Thompson. One of Handel’s finest achievements and a masterpiece of dramatic art, Saul features an unusually large & diverse...more

    Swing City

    Presented by Swing City and

    March 8, 2014 - March 12, 2016

    Swing City is Boston's premier Live Music Swing Dancing venue, since 1994.  Voted Best of Boston, Swing City features New England's hottest, most swingin' dance bands.
    ...more

    South American Gems

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at Sanders Theatre

    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 violin and...more

    Kurt Elling's Passion World with special guest Anat Cohen

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

    May 15, 2015

    Named DownBeat Critics Poll’s Male Vocalist of the Year an unprecedented fourteen times, Kurt Elling is one of the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. Every one of his albums has been...more

    Trio Jean Paul

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

    April 22, 2015

    Chamber music devotees will not want to miss Boston’s introduction to Trio Jean Paul, an illustrious two-decade chamber music institution that plays with a refined wit and poetic intensity...more

    Boston Philharmonic presents Saint-Saens & Berlioz

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

    April 16 - April 19, 2015

     The magnificent Overture to Wagner’s Tannhäuser is a dramatic, conflicted collision between idealized religion and idealized passion. Considerable heat is generated on both sides....more

    BMV World Tour 2015

    Presented by Boston Musica Viva at The Longy School of Music

    April 11, 2015

    SHIRISH KORDE: New work World Premiere
       Iva Bittova, soprano, Wu Tong, sheng and vocalist, and Sandeep Das, tabla
    CHOU WEN-CHUNG: Ode to...more

    Music of Handel, Steffani, and Monteverdi

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at Sanders Theatre

    April 10, 2015

    BEMF’s 25th Anniversary Season comes to a triumphant conclusion with a powerhouse recital of operatic highlights, vocal chamber duets, and personal favorites selected by each artist. In...more

    Dublin Guitar Quartet

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

    April 8, 2015

    Described as a "quartet with a difference" by the Irish Times, the Dublin Guitar Quartet is a one-of-a-kind classical guitar ensemble that occupies a unique space in the wider chamber...more

    Venice Baroque Orchestra with Avi Avital, mandolin

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

    March 13, 2015

    Back by popular demand! The Venice Baroque Orchestra has been hailed as “one of the world’s most adventurous and dramatic period-instrument ensembles” (NPR). Enjoy thrilling...more

    Cameron Carpenter, organ

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

    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

    Stile Antico

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

    Evening in Paris

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

    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

    Boston Philharmonic presents Strauss & Mahler

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

    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

    Christian McBride Trio with Cécile McLorin Salvant

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

    February 6, 2015

    This incredible double bill pairs the Christian McBride Trio with Cécile McLorin Salvant and her trio. Bassist Christian McBride has been one of the busiest and most important figures in...more

    The Newberry Consort

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

    February 6, 2015

    The Newberry Consort has delighted audiences with provocative and ravishingly beautiful programs for nearly three decades. The ensemble, led by co-directors David Douglass and Ellen Hargis,...more

    Ravel & Concertos

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

    February 1, 2015

    This is a concert that will showcase both the brilliance of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra as a whole and the astonishing talent of some of its constituent members.
    ...more

    Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil

    Presented by Cantata Singers at St. Paul Church, Cambridge

    January 24 - January 31, 2015

    Hear Sergei Rachmaninoff’s stunning a cappella masterpiece in the original Church Slavonic. Often called simply the Vespers, Rachmaninoff considered the piece one of his finest...more

    An Evening with Branford Marsalis

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

    January 29, 2015

    NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award?winning saxophonist, and Tony Award nominee Branford Marsalis is among the most revered instrumentalists of his time. Leader of one of the finest jazz...more

    Repertory Ambassadors Choir

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

    September 20, 2014 - January 24, 2015

    Repertory Ambassadors | ages 8-13
    Director: Rachael Chagat

    This ensemble is open by audition only and is intended as the next step in the process of vocal skill and musicianship....more

    Young Ambassadors Choir - Fall 2014

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

    September 20, 2014 - January 24, 2015

    Young Ambassadors | ages 13 – 18
    Director: Murray Kidd

    This ensemble is open by audition only. It is intended as the culmination of training and preparation from within the...more

    Training Choir - Fall 2014

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

    September 20, 2014 - January 24, 2015

    Training Choir | ages 5-7
    Director: Rachael Chagat

    This ensemble will be an un-auditioned group consisting of children aged 5 – 7 years of age. Children will be introduced to...more

    Beginning Group Piano - Saturdays Fall 2014

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

    September 20, 2014 - January 24, 2015

    Ages 4-6. Our classes introduce a solid foundation of keyboard and music skills, including note-reading, ear-training, and ensemble playing while having lots of fun! Children learn in a small...more

    Beginning Group Recorder - Fall 2014

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

    September 26, 2014 - January 23, 2015

    Ages 5-8. Recorder class is an exciting opportunity for young students to be introduced to playing a woodwind instrument. Students learn about reading music, playing as a group, and have lots...more

    Beginning Group Piano - Mondays Fall 2014

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

    September 22, 2014 - January 12, 2015

    Ages 4-6. Our classes introduce a solid foundation of keyboard and music skills, including note-reading, ear-training, and ensemble playing while having lots of fun! Children learn in a small...more

    The Christmas Revels

    Presented by Revels at Sanders Theatre

    December 12 - December 28, 2014

    A holiday tradition returns! The 44th annual Christmas Revels journeys to Victorian England for a joyous theatrical production set in the amazing Crystal Palace originally erected for London's...more

    The Tallis Scholars

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

    December 12, 2014

    Peter Phillips and the legendary voices of The Tallis Scholars return to Boston this holiday season for their 39th concert with BEMF! Their sublime program features some of the most breathtaking...more

    Returning to the Piano: Group Class for Adults - Fall 2014

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

    October 2 - December 11, 2014

    Piano class for those with some previous study-no matter how long ago, it will come back! Class will focus on reading music, some group playing, and simple harmony.


    Inon Barnatan, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

    December 10, 2014

    A native of Tel Aviv, Inon Barnatan has recently been appointed New York Philharmonic's first Artist in Association. Don’t miss the much anticipated Boston recital debut of this rising...more

    Beginning Piano for Adults - Fall 2014

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

    September 23 - December 9, 2014

    A perfect place to start your study. Less pressure for busy adults, fun, and support from the other class members. Subjects of classes will be note learning, how to practice in limited free time,...more

    Group Violin & Viola for Adults - Fall 2014

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

    September 22 - December 8, 2014

    Whether you are a complete beginner or looking for a refresher course, our Group Violin & Viola class is for you. This class will cover fun music each week in an enjoyable, relaxed environment...more

    Jazz Brunch featuring The Ray Santisi Trio & Patricia Adams, vocals

    Presented by Ryles Jazz Club and Ryles Jazz Club at Ryles Jazz Club

    March 23 - December 7, 2014

    Ryles Jazz Club, Sunday brunch - - 212 Hampshire Street, Inman Square, Cambridge, MA  617 876 9330 10:00am to 3:00pm

    Featuring:  Ray Santisi, piano; Dave Zox, bass; Gary Johnson,...more

    Boston Philharmonic presents Sibelius & Brahms

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

    November 20 - November 23, 2014

    Calling all Sibelius lovers! On this program you will hear three works by the great Finnish master that essentially define him as a composer. First and most famous is Finlandia, turbulent at the...more

    Various Variations 3: All Brahms: Ops. 99, 100, 101

    Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Sanders Theatre

    November 23, 2014

    Brahms   Cello Sonata in F major, Op. 99

    Brahms   Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 100
    Brahms   Pianno Trio...more

    Faith Joyously Affirmed! A Holiday Prelude

    Presented by The Spectrum Singers Inc. at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

    November 22, 2014

    The Spectrum Singers presents choral music from diverse cultures celebrating end-of-year festivities in a program entitled "Faith Joyously Affirmed! A Holiday Prelude" -- including works...more

    Simón Bolívar String Quartet

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

    November 18, 2014

    MENDELSSOHN
    String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13

    GINASTERA
    String Quartet No. 1

    BRAHMS
    String Quartet in C minor, Op. 51, no. 1

    Seating for this...more

    Irving Berlin’s “Watch Your Step”

    Presented by American Classics at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

    November 16, 2014

    Watch Your Step, was Irving Berlin’s debut musical. “Play a Simple Melody,” “They Always Follow Me...more

    Capturing Music: Writing and Singing Music in the Middle Ages

    Presented by Blue Heron Renaissance Choir at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

    November 15, 2014

    A multimedia event presented by Blue Heron in collaboration with Thomas Forrest Kelly (Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music, Harvard University). This unique presentation will explore the power of...more

    Rosanne Cash, The River & the Thread in Concert

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

    November 13, 2014

    Singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash celebrates her acclaimed new album, The River & the Thread, a collection of new original songs that connect and re-connect Rosanne to the American South, the...more

    Agnes Obel

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts

    November 10, 2014

    Pure, austere, and remarkably poised, Agnes Obel infuses her exquisite, atmospheric songs with a deep and resonant melancholy. Her double-platinum debut, Philharmonics, was an unexpected hit in...more

    Resurrection: Mahler’s Symphony No. 2

    Presented by Cambridge Symphony Orchestra at MIT's Kresge Auditorium

    November 9, 2014

    Resurrection: Mahler’s Symphony No. 2

    featuring:
    Diana Jacklin, soprano;
    Joanna Porackova, mezzo-soprano; and
    New England Conservatory Youth Choir, Walnut Hill...more

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre

    November 9, 2014

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra performs works by Danielpour, Mozart, Verdi, Gershwin and Bennett. Featuring Boston Conservatory faculty member Ya-Fei Chuang (piano).


    Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

    November 1, 2014

    Native New Yorker and alumnus of the “famed” High School for the Performing Arts, keyboardist Kenneth Weiss has been heralded as “a musician at the zenith of his art”...more

    Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

    October 30, 2014

    Banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the deceptively intricate art of the duet. Washburn’s beguiling composing, playing and singing blend with Fleck’s...more

    Boston Philharmonic present Mozart & Rachmaninoff

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

    October 23 - October 26, 2014

    The vagaries of love, its ecstasies, surprises and wrenching reversals, form the substance of Mozart’s great comic opera Così fan tutte. Love’s comedies and love’s...more

    Various Variations 2: Beethoven, Schumann, Tchaikovsky

    Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Sanders Theatre

    October 26, 2014

    Beethoven   Serenade for String Trio in D major, Op. 8
    Schumann   Fantasiestücke for Viola and Piano, Op. 73...more

    Bari Koral Family Rock Band Celebrates New Album

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    October 26, 2014

    Critically acclaimed family music favorite Bari Koral Family Rock Band celebrates the release of their new album “The Apple Tree & The Honey Bee” in a high-spirited concert for all...more

    A Mass for St. Augustine of Canterbury: Missa sine nomine

    Presented by Blue Heron Renaissance Choir at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

    October 18, 2014

    Blue Heron, "one of the Boston music community's indispensables" (Boston Globe), offers another gem from the Peterhouse Partbooks (copied c.1540). This characterful, quirky,...more

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