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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


    Pierre Bensusan

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

    April 17, 2015

    Described by the L.A. Times as “”one of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans in the world music scene today””, Pierre Bensusan was voted...more

    OSCAR at The Crown and the love that dare not speak its name

    Presented by Oberon at OBERON, Cambridge

    April 15 - April 17, 2015

    OSCAR at The Crown and the love that dare not speak its name
    Created by Mark Mauriello
    Original Music by Andrew Barret Cox
    Inspired by the Life and Works of...more

    Harlem Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 16, 2015

    The Harlem Quartet, praised for its “panache” by the New York Times, is “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent,”...more

    St. Paul's Cathedral Choir

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    April 16, 2015

     The Trinity Concert Series is excited to welcome the world-renowned choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Come hear this exceptional choir of men and boys perform musical favorites...more

    Mari Black with Joseph Carmichael

    Presented by notloB Music

    April 16, 2015

    Join us for an intimate evening of music as champion multistyle violinist Mari Black and versatile guitarist Joseph Carmichael take us on a spirited tour of fiddle music from around the world --...more

    Allston Pudding presents POLARIS w/ Hallelujah The Hills

    Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall, Boston

    April 16, 2015

    Polaris was a one-off musical project in the mid-1990s involving members of the New Haven indie rock band Miracle Legion. Mark Mulcahy, Scott Boutier, and Dave McCaffrey performed music for the...more

    Small Jazz Concert III: Gershwin and the Mercy of Spring

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music

    April 16, 2015

    A Nando Michelin ensemble and the Tufts Jazz Choir and Combo, led by Tisha Stadnicki, pay tribute to George and Ira Gershwin with a variety of their standards, and add some funk with Joe...more

    Tower of Power

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    April 15, 2015

    For close to 50 years, Tower of Power has been creating their own kind of soul music. Since 1968, Tower of Power has delivered their unique brand of music to their fans, appearing before sold out...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

    Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    April 14, 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

    Robert Rich - Filaments 2015 Tour

    Presented by Other Worlds Concert Series

    April 14, 2015

    Ambient music legend Robert Rich makes his Boston-area debut. Touring to support his new release, Filaments, Rich will immerse the audience in a 90-minute flow of deep ambient drifts and world...more

    Sybarite5 - Free Concert

    Presented by Walnut Hill School for the Arts

    April 13, 2015

    Enjoy a free concert by string quintet Sybarite5. From Mozart to Radiohead, Sybarite5’s eclectic repertoire and dynamic performance style is turning heads throughout the music...more

    Faculty Recital featuring Aimée Tsuchiya

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    April 13, 2015

    Winchester Community Music School wraps up its 2014-15 Faculty Recital Series with pianist Aimée Tsuchiya performing chamber and solo piano works of Franz Schubert. 


    Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series: Year I, Concert III

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston, Boston

    April 12, 2015

    Emmanuel Music embarks on a new multi-year Chamber Series exploring the instrumental chamber music and songs of Felix Mendelssohn alongside the intense, reflective art songs of Hugo Wolf. Year One...more

    Cape Symphony: Masterpiece IV Walking Among Giants

    Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center, Barnstable

    April 11 - April 12, 2015

    JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
    JON KIMURA PARKER, PIANO

    Giants take giant steps. In 1921, a Russian pianist and “scandalously modern composer” named Prokofiev borrowed $300 and...more

    Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock

    Presented by Celebrity Series of 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

    Brit Floyd

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

    April 12, 2015

    BRIT FLOYD- the world's greatest Pink Floyd show, returns in 2015 to launch its most ambitious tour to date, with a spectacular new light show, an even bigger stage production and over 100...more

    String Masters Series: Carol Rodland, viola

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    April 12, 2015

    Artist-in-residence Carol Rodland (viola) performs with Conservatory faculty and students.

    BACH: Duo for two violas
    D. SHOSTAKOVICH: Viola Sonata, op. 147; J.
    BRAHMS: String...more

    Musicians of the Old Post Road:

    Presented by Musicians of the Old Post Road at The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University, Boston

    April 12, 2015

    Beloved and Betrayed: Georg Benda’s powerful Ariadne auf Naxos

    This regional premiere of Benda’s 1775 setting of the Greek myth written in the rare melodrama...more

    Opera - Scenes of Disguise and Deception

    Presented by Walnut Hill School for the Arts

    April 11 - April 12, 2015

    The Voice Department presents a program of scenes from beloved works of opera including Hansel and Gretel, The Happy Prince, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni,...more

    The Gypsy Spirit (Andover)

    Presented by Mistral at West Parish Church, Andover, Andover

    April 12, 2015

    Mistral presents The Gypsy Spirit merging the melancholy, passion, and abandon of Romany folk tunes with the Classical traditions in major works of chamber music. You'll be dancing in...more

    2015 Family Concert by BEEP PTO

    Presented by BEEP Brookline Early Education Program

    April 12, 2015

    Come sing and dance with Vanessa Trien and Philip Alexander at the 8th Annual Family Concert! Vanessa and Philip and the band will give us a shoe stomping, hand clapping show that...more

    Plucky Strum CD Release Event

    Presented by The Lilypad

    April 12, 2015

    Whaling City Sound is proud to present Plucky Strum, the new acoustic duo from bassist Harvie S and guitarist Sheryl Bailey. Please join them in this rare Boston appearance. Plucky Strum combines...more

    Small Jazz Concert II

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Distler Performance Hall, Somerville

    April 12, 2015

    Nando Michelin's small jazz ensembles perform works for smaller combos. 


    "My Wars are laid away in Books" Emily Dickinson's Music Book: A Prelude to the Civil War

    Presented by The Red Skies Music Ensemble at OBERON, Cambridge

    April 12, 2015

    Bringing research to the stage through Emily Dickinson’s own wit, letters, poetry, and live performance of the music she loved and played, The Red Skies Music Ensemble takes audiences on a...more

    South Shore Conservatory Holds Annual Performathon at Barnes & Noble in Hingham

    Presented by South Shore Conservatory

    April 10 - April 12, 2015

    South Shore Conservatory (SSC) is proud to announce that Barnes & Noble in Hingham will once again host their annual performance marathon Performathon - Kids Helping Kids. ...more

    A-Town Jazz Festival, featuring Greg Hopkins & Lydia Harrell

    Presented by Morningside Music Studios and Arlington Center for the Arts at Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington

    April 11 - April 12, 2015

    The town of Arlington will once again pulse with the sounds of jazz when the Fourth Annual A-Town Jazz Festival kicks in on April 11th and 12th. The Festival, hosted by Dan Fox and Morningside...more

    Great Art by Little Artists

    Presented by Suzuki School of Newton at Temple Reyim, Newton

    April 12, 2015

    The Suzuki Preschool of Newton will be hosting an open house and open studio. Each preschool classroom will be studying different artists and replicating (the artists) most famous works. The...more

    The Hammond Performing Arts Series Presents Pianist Constantine Finehouse

    Presented by Hammond Residential RE at South Shore Conservatory, Hingham

    April 12, 2015

    Saul Cohen, President of Hammond Residential Real Estate in Chestnut Hill, is pleased to announce that pianist Constantine Finehouse will be performing works by Mozart, Chopin and Bach as part of...more

    Twelfth Night

    Presented by Salem Theatre Company at Salem Theatre Company, Salem

    March 28 - April 12, 2015

    Twelfth Night is the story of a community upended by a shipwreck and how those involved take to comedy and music to solve their dilemmas. The play centers around the hilarious and wild chaos...more

    Mythos: Mythology in Music for Flute and Piano

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    April 12, 2015

    This interactive concert features music inspired by mythology, combining many different traditions: ancient Greek myths through the ears of early 20th century French composers Claude Debussy and...more

    Lexington Bicentennial Band Spring Concert

    Presented by Lexington Bicentennial Band at Lexington High School, Donald J. Gillespie Jr. Auditorium, Lexington

    April 12, 2015

    Lexington Bicentennial Band presents Spring Concert directed by Jeffrey P. Leonard. The concert will include Amparito Roca, ...more

    Jazz Meets Broadway

    Presented by Highland Jazz

    April 11, 2015

    The Bo and Bill Winiker Quintet will celebrate the great jazz musicians who have adopted the music of Broadway and made it their own by adding the rhythms of jazz and the excitement of...more

    BMV World Tour 2015

    Presented by Boston Musica Viva at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Cambridge

    April 11, 2015

    Shirish Korde: Kala-Cakra (Cycles of Time), world premiere
    featuring guest soloists Gitanjali Mathur, soprano; Wu Tong, sheng and vocalist; Sandeep Das, tabla
    ...more

    Vocal Chamber Music in Times of War and Peace

    Presented by Massachusetts Peace Action

    April 11, 2015

    Music for Peace presents Vocal Chamber Music in Times of War and Peace, a unique collection of pieces assembled especially for Peace Action by noted mezzo-soprano D'Anna...more

    Cassandra Wilson

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

    April 11, 2015

    American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer Cassandra Wilson performs the Boston premiere of Coming Forth By Day: A Celebration of Billie Holiday, celebrating Billie Holiday's...more

    Gordon Bok with Terry Kitchen Opening

    Presented by Stone Soup Coffeehouse

    April 11, 2015

    Gordon Bok's songwriting draws on his experience in and around the working boat culture of the Gulf of Maine. He spins into song the diverse voices of fishermen and other sea-folk, crafting a...more

    Much Ado About Nothing

    Presented by The Shakespeare Concerts

    April 11, 2015

    The Shakespeare Concerts presents Much Ado About Nothing

    Featuring the Amernet String Quartet, playing the American Premiere of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's string quartet, Much Ado About...more

    Annual Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society Fundraising Concert

    Presented by Friends of the JP Branch Library at BPL Jamaica Plain Branch, Boston

    April 11, 2015

    The Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society's annual benefit concert for the Friends of the JP Branch Library will feature a range of music to welcome you,...more

    Ellis Paul

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

    April 11, 2015

    "Despite his success and sense of history, Mr. Paul remains an artist with his eye on the future and an interest in discovering the transformative potential in his music." - The New York...more

    Musicians of the Old Post Road: "Beloved and Betrayed"

    Presented by Musicians of the Old Post Road at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    April 11, 2015

    This regional premiere of Benda’s 1775 setting of the Greek myth written in the rare melodrama form—sometimes referred to as “opera without singing”—features the Old...more

    The Gypsy Spirit (Brookline)

    Presented by Mistral at St. Paul's Church, Brookline, Brookline

    April 11, 2015

    Mistral presents The Gypsy Spirit merging the melancholy, passion, and abandon of Romany folk tunes with the Classical traditions in major works of chamber music. You'll be dancing in...more

    European Delights

    Presented by Lexington Symphony at Lexington High School, Donald J. Gillespie Jr. Auditorium, Lexington

    April 11, 2015

    Guest conductor David Hoose leads the Symphony in an adventurous sampling of European musical fare. The appetizer for this delectable program is Mendelssohn’s boisterous...more

    Ellipsis Trio plays Ives and Schubert

    Presented by Ellipsis Piano Trio

    April 11, 2015

    This program features two contrasting masterpieces for piano trio. Charles Ives helped to launch a new era of American musical experimentation in the 20th century....more

    The Spire Center for Performing Arts Bluegrass Festival

    Presented by Spire Center for Performing Arts

    April 11, 2015

    Spire Center debuts a Bluegrass Festival featuring top talent in this distinct and beloved genre of American Roots music, touched by overtones of country and Appalachia. Fresh, hard driving and...more

    Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society fundraising concert

    Presented by Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library at BPL Jamaica Plain Branch, Boston

    April 11, 2015

    Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society's annual benefit concert for the Friends of the JP Branch Library will feature a range of music to welcome you, after a long winter, to the glories...more

    Aputumpu Music Festival Boston

    Presented by Aputumpu at Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge

    April 10 - April 11, 2015

     

    Introducing the debut Aputumpu Music Festival Boston. Born in Brooklyn, this festival is making it's Boston debut Friday and Saturday April 10...more

    Chelsea Berry in Concert

    Presented by The Community House of Hamilton and Wenham

    April 11, 2015

    A native of Alaska, Chelsea credits much of her success to her babysitter and Mother’s best friend, Alaskan folk singer and two-time Grammy nominee, Robin...more

    Spring Sweetener a melodious melting of glacial memories.

    Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

    April 11, 2015

    To help melt away the memories of this winter’s historic weather, chanteuse, Allyn Gamble, and virtuoso, Steve Faria, are once again teaming up with pianist,...more

    The Honey Dewdrops and Low Lily

    Presented by Old Sloop Coffeehouse at Old Sloop Coffeehouse, Rockport

    April 11, 2015

    The Honey Dewdrops are an award winning, internationally touring husband and wife folk duo who perform fresh, original songs focusing on vocal harmonies and tight instrumentation.  Influenced...more

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