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    Bid Them Dance and Bid Them Sing: Dvorak, Lutoslawski, Phibbs, Prokofiev

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

    January 31, 2015

    Prokofiev’s fiendishly kinetic Quintet originated as a ballet that was too difficult to dance, Lutoslawski captured the spirit of Polish folk music, and Dvorak never lost sight of the rhythmic vitality and heartfelt lyricism of his native Bohemia, the song and dance at the root of all music.

    PROGRAM:
    Witold Lutoslawski, Dance Preludes for clarinet & piano ...more


    Iphigenia in Tauris (Iphigénie en Tauride)

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    February 5 - February 9, 2015

    Conflict on the Crimean peninsula goes all the way back to the Greeks. Iphigenia, the eldest daughter of the doomed House of Atreus, has been rescued from death at her father’s hand, to...more

    Faculty Recital featuring Marina Krickler

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    February 9, 2015

    Winchester Community Music School will continue its 2014-15 Faculty Recital Series with French hornist Marina Krickler performing works by Brahms, Schubert, and more. The theme, "Call of the...more

    Boston Children’s Chorus

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    February 8, 2015

    The Boston Children's Chorus (BCC) was founded by Hubie Jones, a civic leader who for almost five decades has labored to address the social problems facing Boston's underserved children...more

    Family Concert: The Adventures of Babar and Bliss

    Presented by Boston Musica Viva at Tsai Performance Center, Boston

    February 8, 2015

    Our annual Family Concert, The Adventure of Babr and Bliss, explores adventure tales old and new. We join the inquisitive and precocious young Bliss as she explores time and space travel in...more

    Rhapsody In Blue, Debussy, Vaughan Williams and more

    Presented by The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra at MassBay Community College, Wellesley

    February 8, 2015

    The WSO features pianist Vytas Baksys playing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Vaughan Williams Overture and March Past of the Kitchen Utensils from The Wasps,...more

    The Lied To's with Susan Levine and Doug Kwartler

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 8, 2015

    CD Release. Special guests Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards. With a combined slew of awards, festivals, tours, song placements, and writing/performing accolades, Susan Levine and Doug...more

    The Revelers

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 8, 2015

    Founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys, two of the groups unquestionably at the vanguard of the Louisiana cultural renaissance, have joined together on their newest...more

    From Russia with Love Valentine Concert

    Presented by Mistral at West Parish Church, Andover, Andover

    February 8, 2015

    World renowned husband and wife duo, Tamara Volskaya and Anatoly Trofimov return to the Mistral stage to play Russian love ballads on the authentic domra and bayan (think Dr. Zhivago)! Followed by...more

    “For heaven is a different thing”: Choral Settings of Sacred Poetry

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

    February 8, 2015

    The Seraphim Singers gives musical voice to the beauty of sacred poetry by George Herbert, John Donne, Jones Very, Hildegard von Bingen, and more. Featuring a world premiere setting by Richard...more

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    February 8, 2015

    Bruce Hangen, conductor
    Michael Lewin, piano

    BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Michael Lewin, piano)
    ...more

    Suzuki Preschool Open House

    Presented by Suzuki School of Newton

    February 8, 2015

     The Suzuki Preschool of Newton will be hosting an open house.  This is a great opportunity to explore and acquiant yourself with our integrated arts preschool, meet the teachers and...more

    Hansel and Gretel

    Presented by Harvard College Opera Society at Agassiz Theater, Cambridge

    February 4 - February 8, 2015

     When Hansel and Gretel are sent to the forest by their mother to pick strawberries, little do they know that they are about to enter the haunted world of witches and fairies. With music by...more

    Sunday at Tufts-Community Concert Series -- Tufts “All-Star” Performance Faculty

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Granoff Music Center, Somerville

    February 8, 2015

    The outstanding performance faculty of the music department joins select student musicians in a concert of wide-ranging repertoire of instrumental and vocal chamber music, works for chamber...more

    Tea and Tunes: Adrienne Howard with Linda Shields Swicker

    Presented by Gore Place at Gore Place, Waltham

    February 8, 2015

     Enjoy tea and cake and wonderful music in the mansion at Gore Place!

    Fiddler Adrienne Howard and guitarist Linda Sheilds Swicker perform a variety of traditional tunes featuring jigs...more

    Sunday Concert Series

    Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    February 8, 2015

     As a part of the Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Sunday Concert Series on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 1:30 p.m., join Aavali Jumppanen, Jeff Means, and Hans Tutschku, for Stockhausen and Schumann...more

    The Hammond Performing Arts Series Presents the Arabella String Quartet

    Presented by Hammond Residential RE

    February 8, 2015

    Saul Cohen, President of Hammond Residential Real Estate in Chestnut Hill, is pleased to announce that the Arabella String Quartet will be performing works by Mendelssohn, Webern Schubert,...more

    Family Concert - "Keeping Good Company"- Musical Partnerships of Inspiration and Innovation

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

    February 7, 2015

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


    From the Top Live in Boston

    Presented by From the Top at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    February 7, 2015

    Meet “young musicians who will knock your socks off” (NBC’s Today) when From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on WCRB 99.5, tapes its NPR...more

    I've Found a New Baby: Baroque Meets Afro-Latin Jazz

    Presented by La Donna Musicale - RUMBARROCO at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    February 7, 2015

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day and Black History Month with us! La Donna Musicale and RUMBARROCO combine to present a fusion of Afro-Latin jazz and vibrant Baroque musical styles applied to...more

    Amy Helm

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    February 7, 2015

    A dynamic singer and talented songwriter blessed with legendary rock and roll blood (her dad is the late great Levon Helm, her mother is songwriter Libby Titus), Amy Helm infuses her particular...more

    Faculty Chamber Music Concert

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    February 7, 2015

    “For My Love, In Joy and Sorrow: A Dedication” Each year, Winchester Community Music School presents its annual Faculty Chamber Music Concert. Join us for an evening of 19th and 20th...more

    Ladysmith Black Mambazo

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    February 7, 2015

     With the power of gospel and the precision of Broadway, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is the undisputed king of mbube, South African a cappella singing. The group came together in the early 1960s...more

    From Russia with Love Valentine Concert

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

    February 7, 2015

    World renowned husband and wife duo, Tamara Volskaya and Anatoly Trofimov return to the Mistral stage to play Russian love ballads on the authentic domra and bayan (think Dr. Zhivago)! Followed by...more

    Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra Performs The Who’s Quadrophenia

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    February 6 - February 7, 2015

    For the second time, the URO performs The Who’s masterpiece Quadrophenia in its entirety. Perhaps the most thought-provoking concept album ever produced, Quadrophenia is a...more

    Seasons Life: A Choral Celebration of Life's Milestones

    Presented by Voices Rising

    February 7, 2015

    As we travel life's journey, we pass through stages and transitions seamlessly from birth through life to death. While we regularly celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, holidays and special...more

    Gumbo-Jim Porcella

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

    February 7, 2015

    A recently formed Boston based band featuring the music from New Orleans and Blues. Featuring music from the Meters, Dr. John, James Booker, John Cleary, Floyd Dixon, Proffesor Longhair, The Wild...more

    "It Might as Well Be Spring": An Afternoon of Eclectic Jazz

    Presented by Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester

    February 7, 2015

    Join Pakachoag Music School for this Pakachoag faculty special event, an afternoon of ‘eclectic’ jazz, including Rhythm & Blues, jazz standards, and a taste of...more

    Finding a Home, a benefit concert for Bay State Animal Cooperative

    Presented by Calliope Inc. at First Church in Boston, Boston

    February 7, 2015

     This performance will benefit the no kill animal adoption organization Bay State Animal Cooperative. 

    Finding a Home is planned to include Rossini's Stabat Mater,...more

    Goddamn Draculas: Record Release Show

    Presented by Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub at Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge

    February 7, 2015

    Goddamn Draculas

    "Tough but glossy early-'80s power-chorded arena rock"
    - The Boston...more

    Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band

    Presented by Steeple Coffeehouse

    February 7, 2015

     Featuring the incredible picking of the Dick brothers (Dave on banjo, Bob on guitar), mandolinist Dan Nowlan and big Ken Taylor pumping the bass.


    The Field Effect / The Color and Sound / Ryan Langlois

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

    February 7, 2015

     With a shared respect for well-crafted songs, the Field Effect packs a collective punch spiked with introspective lyrics, infectious melodies, and ferocious rhythms. An antidote to the...more

    Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe

    Presented by Arts at the Armory at Arts at the Armory, Somerville

    February 7, 2015

    Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents contemporary folk singer/songwriters in concert on the first Saturday of each month. The Armory Cafe features live music...more

    Youth Concert: "Keeping Good Company"- Musical Partnerships of Inspiration and Innovation

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

    February 4 - February 6, 2015

    Geared toward students in grades 4-6, these concerts act as an introduction to the full orchestra experience, encouraging long-term ownership of orchestral music and the BSO, and delivering...more

    The Newberry Consort

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

    February 6, 2015

    Rosa das Rosas: Cantigas de Santa Maria

    The Newberry Consort has delighted audiences with provocative and ravishingly beautiful programs for nearly three decades. The...more

    Ryan Montbleau

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 4 - February 6, 2015

    Songs for Ryan Montbleau typically need to simmer. In his 10-year career this gifted singer and his limber band have built their catalog the old-fashioned way, by introducing new songs to their...more

    Damn Tall Buildings / The Western Den / Nemes

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

    February 6, 2015

    Damn Tall Buildings is an acoustic bluegrass and blues band from Boston. With members from all around the United States, the band consists of four different people melding their influences into a...more

    The Marco Pignataro Jazzet

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

    February 6, 2015

    The Marco Pignataro World Jazzet brings together the renowned pianist Laszlo Gardony and the virtuoso accordionist Cory Pesaturo for a program with a strong Mediterranean jazz influence. With the...more

    The Marco Pignataro Jazzet

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

    February 6, 2015

    The Marco Pignataro World Jazzet brings together the renowned pianist Laszlo Gardony and the virtuoso accordionist Cory Pesaturo for a program with a strong Mediterranean jazz influence. With the...more

    Bonnie Anderson - Joe Foley "Nightsongs" Concert in Danvers

    Presented by Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church at Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, Danvers, Danvers

    February 6, 2015

     Local artists Bonnie Anderson and Joseph Foley will present a concert of Piano and Brass music at 7:30pm on Friday, February 6, at the Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church in Danvers....more

    Pianist Alina Polyakov in Concert with Members of BSO

    Presented by Gordon College Department of Music at Phillips Recital Hall, Wenham

    February 6, 2015

    Alina Polyakov, piano
    With members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Julianne Lee, violin
    Michael Zaretsky, viola
    Mihail Jojatu,...more

    Make It New With Matthew Dear

    Presented by MMMMAVEN at Middlesex Lounge, Cambridge

    February 5 - February 6, 2015

     He's back.

    Thank yourself because Mr. Dear was so impressed with the vibes, crowd and movement of his last #MakeItNew appearance that he immediately wanted to return. In fact,...more

    Ableton Push & Live 9 with Erin Barra

    Presented by MMMMAVEN

    February 6, 2015

     Join performer and music technologist Erin Barra for an exclusive and free workshop on February 6th @7PM. Erin will explore programming and production techniques using Ableton Push and Live...more

    Joshua Radin

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    February 5, 2015

    Cleveland born songwriter/performer Joshua Radin has earned a loyal following for his wistful meditations and hit songs. His rootsy-pop track, “I’d Rather Be With You” from...more

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    February 5, 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

    Asaf Avidan

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Paradise Rock Club, Boston

    February 5, 2015

     Perhaps the most interesting voice in the Israeli music scene today, 34-year-old Asaf Avidan has become a huge sensation in Israel and Europe. Singing primarily in English, Avidan’s...more

    Melissa Kassel & Tom Zicarelli Group

    Presented by The Lily Pad at Lily Pad, Cambridge

    February 5, 2015

    Melissa Kassel & Tom Zicarelli Group

    Melissa Kassel - Voice

    Tom Zicarelli - Piano


    Phil Grenadier - Trumpet


    Bruno Raberg - Bass


    Nat...more

    STIR at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    February 5, 2015

     STIR is a contemporary musical experience with a cross-section of artists working together as part of a unique offering in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s concert series lineup....more

    The Australian Bee Gees Show: A Multimedia Tribute Concert

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

    February 4, 2015

    Get ready for the new Australian Bee Gees Show, a multimedia theatrical concert experience that takes a nostalgic trip through the legacy the Bee Gees left behind while celebrating over...more

    Ed Kowalczyk

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

    February 4, 2015

    As former lead singer of top '90s multi-platinum rock band Live, Ed Kowalczyk is unmatched in his genre, thanks to a distinctive voice and incredible stage presence. His signature sound shines...more

    The St. Olaf Choir, in concert

    Presented by St. Olaf College at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    February 4, 2015

    Founded in 1912 by F. Melius Christiansen, the St. Olaf Choir is
    internationally recognized as a creative force behind America’s a
    cappella choral tradition. Led by Dr. Anton...more

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