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    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 exemplary cast of soloists, including Joshua Ellicott and Roderick Williams as the Evangelist and Jesus, respectively. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind masterwork, to be performed during the final days of ...more


    String Masters Series: Strings Chamber Fest

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    April 26, 2015

    The 2014-2015 String Masters Series concludes with a celebration of chamber music, performed by Boston Conservatory faculty and honors students, as well as The Boston Conservatory's cello...more

    Young Masters Series: New England Conservatory in Recital

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

    April 26, 2015

    The honors string quartet that will be performing consists of violinists Harriet Langley and Brian Hong, violist Jim Peng, and cellist Alexander Hersh.


    Jerusalem: Holy, Disputed, Lamented

    Presented by Seraphim Singers at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    April 26, 2015

    The Seraphim Singers (Jennifer Lester, Music Director) and Kol Arev Chamber Choir of Hebrew College (Amy Lieberman, Music Director; Lynn Torgove, Artistic Director) perform choral music inspired...more

    Joyful Noise: The Pipe Organs of Trinity Church (Rescheduled)

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    April 26, 2015

    Ever wondered what the inside of a pipe organ looks like?

    Organists Richard Webster and Colin Lynch team up with nationally recognized organ expert Jonathan Ambrosino to give us a history...more

    The Smithereens at Bull Run

    Presented by The Bull Run Restaurant

    April 26, 2015

    If you wanna rock, The Smithereens are for you - their live show is over the top as they blast through their biggest radio hits, "A Girl like You," "Only a Memory,"...more

    Wagner: Siegfried, Act III

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Boston

    April 26, 2015

    The 2014-15 season of the BPYO closes with the most unusual event in its history so far, one that, we predict, will cause huge audience excitement and will be talked about for a long time....more

    BSO FAMILY CONCERT: Shall We Dance

    Presented by Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) 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. Celebrating six years of...more

    Terence Blanchard Quintet and Ravi Coltrane Quartet

    Presented by Celebrity Series of 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

    MASCAGNI: Cavalleria Rusticana LEONCAVALLO: Pagliacci

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 25, 2015

    Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo...more

    The Pedrito Martinez Group

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    April 25, 2015

     The Pedrito Martinez Group has emerged as the tightest Afro-Cuban band in New York. Utterly joyful and completely irresistible, the ensemble has its roots planted firmly in the rumba...more

    Dancing with bOp!

    Presented by Boston College Bands

    April 25, 2015

     Dancing with bOp! brings Boston College’s dance ensembles together with BC bOp!, the premiere jazz ensemble, to dance the night away at BC’s annual Arts Festival. From swing...more

    Handel: Agrippina

    Presented by Boston Baroque at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    April 24 - April 25, 2015

    Boston Baroque closes the season with Handel’s opera Agrippina featuring Metropolitan Opera rising star soprano Susanna Phillips in the title role and Australian sensation and much...more

    Cobi Mike / Joe Marson

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

    April 25, 2015

    Cobi Mike is a music producer and singer-songwriter from Minnesota. Formerly a member of the band Gentlemen Hall, he has several prestigious awards such as an MTV video music award, a...more

    Darol Anger and The Furies

    Presented by notloB Music

    April 25, 2015

    In Greek mythology, Furies were ferocious godlike female avengers who would swoop down on mortals and destroy them. In this band, the only difference is that instead of destruction, inspiration...more

    HipHarp featuring Deborah Henson-Conant

    Presented by HipHarp

    April 25, 2015

    "HipHarpist" Deborah Henson-Conant (DHC) is returning to one of the best Coffeehouse in the country, 'Circle of Friends Coffeehouse' at the Universalist Society Meeting House in...more

    The Science of Handbells

    Presented by Back Bay Ringers

    April 25, 2015

    What really happens when you hear a bell ringing? The Back Bay Ringers are holding two free educational handbell presentations to introduce scientific concepts in handbell ringing. Materials...more

    The Kennedys

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

    April 25, 2015

    In a career that now spans two decades, New York duo Pete and Maura Kennedy have traversed a broad musical landscape, surveying power pop, acoustic songwriting, organic rock rooted in their early...more

    The Smithereens - 80s Power Pop Hit Makers

    Presented by gimmeLIVE

    April 25, 2015

    The Smithereens will rock the Larcom with their huge powerpop hits "Behind the Wall of Sleep," "A Girl like You," "Blood And Roses," "Only a Memory,"...more

    Arts in the Village Presents the Zefira Trio

    Presented by Arts in the Village at Goff Memorial Hall, Rehoboth

    April 25, 2015

    The Zefira Trio's programming reflects a commitment to musical excellence that displays the artistry and depth of each instrument as both an individual voice...more

    On the Waterfront: Songs of the Sea

    Presented by Cantemus Chamber Chorus

    April 25, 2015

    Cantemus Spring Concert is “a love song to the wild beauty of the North Shore”

    From the majestic Atlantic to countless rivers, streams, marshes and tidal...more

    Symphonic Band at BC Arts Festival

    Presented by Boston College Bands at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100, Chestnut Hill

    April 24, 2015

     Come join Boston College’s Symphonic Band for BC’s annual Arts Festival, Friday, April 24 at 8 PM in historic Gasson Hall. The Symphonic Band will be performing selections from...more

    BC bOp! at the Arts Fest

    Presented by Boston College Bands

    April 24, 2015

     Join BC bOp! for some afternoon fun as they celebrate the start of spring at BC’s annual Arts Festival on Friday, April 24 at noon inside the Main Tent in O’Neill Plaza....more

    Ayaman: BlueJazz Strings and Combos Spring Concert

    Presented by Wellesley College at Jewett Arts Center, Wellesley

    April 24, 2015

    Ayaman signifies a call to gather. We gather for a week-long series of events to celebrate 30 years of vibrant Jazz-World Music at Wellesley.  Wellesley BlueJazz Strings and Combos open...more

    Harvard Museum of Natural History Presents: Exploring Neurobiology and Music

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History

    April 24, 2015

    The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture present a special evening of music and science featuring Project LENS, a performance collaborative that seeks to reveal connections between music and a...more

    Ayaman: BlueJazz Strings and Combos

    Presented by Wellesley College at Jewett Arts Center, Wellesley

    April 24, 2015

    Ayaman signifies a call to gather. We gather for a week-long series of events to celebrate 30 years of vibrant Jazz-World Music at Wellesley.  Wellesley BlueJazz Strings and Combos open...more

    The New Black Eagle Jazz Band

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

    April 24, 2015

    One of the most respected bands in America, The New Black Eagle Jazz Band , now in it's 36th year, plays traditional jazz. Their style covers a wide range found in early New Orleans,...more

    A Tribute to John Denver with Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon Band

    Presented by Chevalier Theatre and Chevalier Theatre

    April 24, 2015

    Hailed as one of the nation’s most exciting tribute bands, the award-winning Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon present a tribute to the music and legacy of...more

    School Vacation Week Program – Music Reader Presto

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    April 20 - April 24, 2015

    A school vacation program for young piano and string players, ages 6-12! Music Reader Presto is a morning program, 9-12 daily, featuring games and activities that help students get over the tough...more

    The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    April 23, 2015

     Norway, Sweden, and the Shetland Islands have some of the richest fiddling traditions in the world. Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden), and Kevin Henderson (the...more

    America

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    April 23, 2015

    The year 2014 marks the 44th Anniversary of perennial classic-rock favorite, America. From their formative years, America has been a band capable of transcending borders with its uplifting music...more

    Trio Jean Paul

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    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

    Mozart: Così fan tutte

    Presented by New England Conservatory at Paramount Center, Boston

    April 18 - April 21, 2015

    Teenagers embark on their first loves, and before long there’s a lot of explaining to do. Mozart’s opera Così fan tutte (or, The School for Lovers)...more

    Jazz Lounge at The Bristol: 3 Sudacas

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

    April 21, 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

    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

    Cendrillon

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

    April 16 - April 19, 2015

    Composer: Jules Massenet
    Librettist: Henri Caïn
    Conductor: William Lumpkin
    Stage Director: E. Loren Meeker
    Presented by Boston University College...more

    Wagner, Saint-Saëns, Berlioz

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    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...more

    Taj Mahal

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 19, 2015

    A bonafide blues and rock legend, the inimitable Taj Mahal has been instrumental in preserving and shaping American roots music. With his booming baritone, nimble finger-picking guitar playing and...more

    Jazz Pianist Alan Broadbent

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall, Falmouth

    April 19, 2015

    Highfield welcomes back New Zealand jazz pianist Alan Broadbent, a two-time Grammy winner and perennial sell out. Playing with New York bassist Don Falzone, Highfield’s magnificent Mason...more

    Joan Osborne at Bull Run

    Presented by The Bull Run Restaurant

    April 19, 2015

    This diverse and soulful singer-songwriter earned seven Grammy nods, sang lead with The Grateful Dead, shared stages with such divergent talents as Luciano Pavarotti, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris and...more

    Mosaic Trio

    Presented by Friends of the Weston Public Library at Weston Public Library, Weston

    April 19, 2015

    The Mosaic String Trio consist of Lu Sun, violin, Pat Vance, viola, and Peter Zay, cello, all of whom are members of the Hartford Symphony in Connecticut  They will present an hour's...more

    Tongue in Cheek

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

    April 18, 2015

    Sometimes a bit of wry humor is just the thing for the craziness of Spring. Hindemith and Mozart bookend this musical roast, looking askance at the musical traditions of their times. Meanwhile,...more

    Kids' Shows: Ethan Rossiter & the Jamberries

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    April 18, 2015

    The Jamberries provide live entertainment with a collection of original and traditional toe-tapping tunes for the entire family.

    Winners of a Parents' Choice Award, their songs are...more

    Rhiannon Giddens

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    April 18, 2015

     Founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops Rhiannon Giddens is touring with her own band to support her solo debut, Tomorrow Is My Turn, a collaboration with T Bone Burnett that deftly...more

    Harvard Museum of Natural History Presents: On the Wing - A Celebration of Birds in Music

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History

    April 18, 2015

    Join Harvard Museum of Natural History for  On the Wing :A Celebration of Birds in Music and Spoken Word,  a special afternoon of music and poetry that celebrates birds as symbols of...more

    Memphis Jazz Giants

    Presented by Jazz Program (Office for the Arts at Harvard) at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    April 18, 2015

    Office for the Arts at Harvard and Harvard Jazz Bands present
    George Coleman and Harold Mabern
    Harvard University Jazz Masters in...more

    Terry Riley 80th Birthday Concert

    Presented by MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology at MIT's Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge

    April 18, 2015

    Terry Riley’s 80th Birthday with Terry Riley, Eviyan, Gamelan Galak Tika, Sarah Cahill, and the world premiere of all-live Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band

    Headlining MIT Sounding,...more

    Louise Goffin

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

    April 18, 2015

    As the producer of a Grammy nominated album (Carole King’s A Holiday Carole), singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, and mom, Louise Goffin is a badass, multi-talented,...more

    Joseph Calleja, tenor

    Presented by Celebrity Series of 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

    Rock Off Main

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

    April 17, 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

    The Onlies

    Presented by notloB Music at Outpost 186, Cambridge

    April 17, 2015

    The Onlies are Sami Braman (fiddle, vocals, guitar), Riley Calcagno, and Leo Shannon (both of whom sing and play fiddle,...more

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