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    Martha

    Presented by Boston Midsummer Opera at Tsai Performance Center, Boston

    July 29 - August 2, 2015

    By Friedrich von Flotow
    Directed by James O'Leary
    Conducted by Susan Davenny Wyner

    Joanna Mongiardo as Lady Harriet/Martha
    Eric Barry as Lionel
    Stephanie Kacoyanis as Nancy
    Jason Budd as Plunkett
    David Cushing as Sir Tristan

    This summer BMO presents Friedrich von Flotow's charming romantic comedy Martha.  Performed in English, Martha ...more


    "my eyes... my ears..." with O+A (Sam Auinger & Bruce Odland)

    Presented by Goethe-Institut Boston and Goethe-Institut Boston

    Ongoing

    A lecture/performance for electronics + field recordings of urban eco-systems with post-performance panel discussion led by Dietmar Offenhuber (Northeastern).

    O+A,...more

    The Script: No Sound Without Silence Tour

    Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues, Boston

    Ongoing

    BBC talent show The Voice judge, Danny O'Donoghue's Irish pop rock band, The Script is coming to House of Blues! 


    AfrikCan Festival

    Presented by AfrikCan

    Ongoing

    AfrikCan is an organization which aims to showcase the African continent through a positive and uplifting light. AfrikCan is a celebration of African Culture through food, music, fashion, arts,...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

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - Bach Cantata Series

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

    September 20, 2015 - May 15, 2016

    Ryan Turner conducts the Orchestra and Soloists of Emmanuel Music Bach:      Selected Cantatas

    Cantatas presented every Sunday starting September...more

    The Merry Widow

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    April 29 - May 8, 2016

    Music by Franz Lehár
    Libretto by Viktor Léon and Leo Stein
    Sung mainly in English, with projected translations.

    As heady as champagne, Franz Lehár’s classic operetta draws...more

    Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series, Year II - Featuring the Arneis String Quartet

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

    May 1, 2016

    Emmanuel Music will continue its exploration of the works of Felix Mendelssohn, (the man who revived public interest in Bach pretty much all by himself). The series will feature the Arneis Quartet...more

    Emanuel Ax, piano

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

    May 1, 2016

    One of the most versatile, brilliant and universally respected pianists on the international concert scene, Emanuel Ax has distinguished himself over the past 40 years as an artist of the highest...more

    Susan Graham, mezzo soprano

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

    April 29, 2016

    Susan Graham—dubbed “America’s favorite mezzo” by Gramophone magazine—rose to the highest echelon of international artists within just a few years of her professional debut. Throughout...more

    SF Jazz Collective

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

    April 24, 2016

    An all-star ensemble comprising of eight of the finest performer/composers at work in jazz today, the SFJAZZ Collective’s mission each year is to perform fresh arrangements of works by a modern...more

    Jerusalem String Quartet with Inon Barnatan, piano

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

    April 17, 2016

    Returning to Boston following their brilliant Boston debut performance in our 2013-14 season, the Jerusalem String Quartet brings with them another rising star in pianist Inon...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - Bach Reinvented

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

    April 9, 2016

    2015/16 Evening Concert Series - Bach Reimagined

    The final concert, Bach Reinvented, features Bach’s own take on the eternal “pop music versus ‘learned’...more

    Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series, Year II - Wolf

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

    April 3, 2016

    Emmanuel Music will continue its exploration of the works of Felix Mendelssohn, (the man who revived public interest in Bach pretty much all by himself). The series will feature the Arneis Quartet...more

    Jeremy Denk, piano

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

    April 2, 2016

    MacArthur Fellow and Avery Fisher Prize winner Jeremy Denk is a pianist of rare insight, possessed of stunning intellectual, technical and aesthetic gifts put brilliantly into...more

    Brahms Requiem

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

    April 1, 2016

    Brahms’ poignant German Requiem is paired with J.S. Bach’s Cantata BWV 60, “O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort,” Ricercar, and Anton Webern’s Five Movements for String Orchestra....more

    Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Joshua Bell, music director & violin soloist

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    March 20, 2016

    Joshua Bell and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, one an artist at the peak of his powers, the other a cultural icon continuing a long and glorious reign, may well have found the perfect...more

    Werther

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    March 11 - March 20, 2016

    Music by Jules Massenet
    Libretto by Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet, and Georges Hartmann
    Sung in French with projected English translation

    Irresistibly melodic and extraordinarily...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - Bach Reconstructed

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

    March 19, 2016

    2015/16 Evening Concert Series - Bach Reimagined

    Ryan Turner conducts the Orchestra and Soloists of Emmanuel...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - Lindsey Chapel Series

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

    February 11 - March 17, 2016

    The Free Thursday noon Lindsey Chapel Series will present all six suites for unaccompanied violoncello, BWV 1007-1012, as performed by five cellists and a contrabass player from the Emmanuel Music...more

    A Circle of Friends: Music by Brahms and the Mendelssohns

    Presented by Cantata Singers

    March 15, 2016

    Felix Mendelssohn: Duet for sopranos and chorus, Symphony No. 2, “Lobgesang”, op. 52; 6 Duets, op. 63
    Fanny Mendelssohn: Selections from Sechs Lieder, op. 7; Selections...more

    Between Worlds Tour

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

    March 11, 2016

    Mandolinist Avi Avital is one of a generation of performers redrawing the boundaries of traditional musical genres. His ambition is to revitalize the mandolin in both solo and chamber repertoire...more

    What Makes It Great? With Rob Kapilow, NEC Philharmonia and Beethoven Symphony No. 1

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

    March 6, 2016

    You’ll want to be on hand as Rob Kapilow performs another of his inimitable high energy deconstructions of a great classical work in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1. Kapilow will guide his audience...more

    Itzhak Perlman – 20th Anniversary “In the Fiddler’s House”

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    March 6, 2016

    Twenty years have passed since Itzhak Perlman released his stunningly successful and beloved klezmer recording and PBS special, In the Fiddler’s House. Perlman revisits this important, personal...more

    Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzaff, Lars Vogt Trio

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

    February 27, 2016

    Violinist Tetzlaff and pianist Vogt, both well-known and beloved by Boston audiences add cellist Tanja Tetzlaff to round out a phenomenally talented ensemble. Don’t miss this brilliant piano...more

    My End is My Beginning: Works by Machaut, Janequin, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Berio, and Pärt

    Presented by Cantata Singers

    February 26, 2016

    Arvo Pärt: Solfeggio
    Clement Janequin: “Amour ayant de ma grand”; “Toutes les nuictz”; “La guerre”
    Luciano Berio: Cries of London; Brin for solo...more

    Sir András Schiff, piano

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

    February 26, 2016

    In his program The Last Sonatas, Sir András Schiff includes the final three sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. 

    “The Last...more

    Miloš Karadaglic, guitar

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

    February 21, 2016

    Guitarist Miloš Karadaglic, whose two sold-out performances highlighted the inaugural season of the Debut Series in 2013, returns to the Celebrity Series. Since topping the UK...more

    Monterey Jazz Festival

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    February 9, 2016

    Monterey is the longest consecutively running jazz festival in the world. This exclusive presentation, Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour / 2016, celebrates the Festival’s legacy expanding the...more

    Mack Avenue Superband

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    February 4, 2016

    The Christian McBride Trio forms the backbone of the Mack Avenue Superband. With a front line that boasts Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra alum Sean Jones on trumpet and saxophonist Tia Fuller...more

    Handel Israel in Egypt

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

    January 31, 2016

    In January of 2016, Cantata Singers will present the complete version of Handel’s 1783 oratorio, Israel in Egypt. Often performed with only the second and third movements, Cantata Singers...more

    Orchestre National de France, Daniele Gatti, and Alexandre Tharaud

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    January 24, 2016

    One of the most prestigious orchestras in France, Orchestre National de France has long served as France's musical ambassador around the world. Conductor Daniele Gatti leads the ensemble with...more

    David Finckel, Wu Han, and David Shifrin

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

    January 15, 2016

    Cellist David Finckel, pianist Wu Han, and acclaimed clarinetist David Shifrin team up for an exciting evening of chamber music performing Beethoven's Trio in B-Flat Major, Opus 11,...more

    Acoustic Squeeze: "The At Odds Couple"

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    December 10, 2015

    For the first time in the US in almost 20 years, Squeeze’s Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook will be heading out on the road as a duo with ‘The At Odds Couple’ tour that will see them present...more

    Chris Botti

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    December 6, 2015

    Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music, including Sting, Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell,...more

    Takács Quartet

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

    December 4, 2015

    The masterful Takács Quartet return to the Celebrity Series with a program featuring the Boston premiere of a new work by Timo Andres.
    ...more

    Jack DeJohnette Trio

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

    December 4, 2015

    In a career that spans five decades and includes collaborations with some of the most iconic figures in modern jazz, NEA Jazz Master and Grammy-winner Jack DeJohnette has established an...more

    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 22, 2015

    Hailed as "an extraordinarily versatile orchestra" by The Los Angeles Times, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is composed of fifteen of jazz music's finest soloists under the leadership of...more

    This Is Tango Now

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    November 20 - November 22, 2015

    Formed by renowned, Tony-winning tango artists Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo and musician Alfredo Minetti, This Is Tango Now represents a unique approach to tango, reflecting an unconditional...more

    Colin Hay

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 21, 2015

    Colin Hay is familiar to millions as the frontman, songwriter, and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work (“Down Under,” “Overkill,” “Who Can it Be Now?”). Hay is justifiably proud of...more

    Made in America: Songs by Barber, Copland, and Fine

    Presented by Cantata Singers

    November 17, 2015

    Aaron Copland: Walls of Zion; Selections from Emily Dickenson Songs; Simple Gifts
    Irving Fine: Mutability
    Samuel Barber: Hermit Songs
     


    Yo Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 17, 2015

    The many-faceted career of cellist Yo-Yo Ma is testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences and to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. We are all...more

    Circa, Opus, with Quatuor Debussy

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    November 13 - November 15, 2015

    Opus is a work of stunning power, virtuosity and poetry. Fourteen acrobats and a string quartet celebrate the music of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. In Opus, three of his quartets form the...more

    Soweto Gospel Choir

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 15, 2015

    Winner of two Grammys, one Emmy, three SAMAS and one Oscar nomination, Soweto Gospel Choir is one of South Africa’s most accomplished performing groups. This 24-member choir’s signature mix of...more

    Chopin Without Piano

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Paramount Center, Boston

    November 11 - November 14, 2015

    Take Chopin’s piano concertos, remove the piano and replace it with a monologue detailing the composer’s life and radical approach to music. The result is Chopin without Piano, a staggeringly...more

    Chucho Valdés: Irakere 40

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

    November 12, 2015

    Winner of five Grammy and three Latin Grammy awards, the Cuban pianist, composer and arranger Chucho Valdés is the most influential figure in modern Afro-Cuban jazz. Irakere is the small,...more

    Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 9, 2015

    The work of Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox has been viewed on the ensemble’s YouTube channel well over a hundred million times.

    Bradlee began his career as a jazz pianist...more

    Frankie Valli

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 8, 2015

    Oh, what a story. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning...more

    Bach Collegium Japan with Masaaki Suzuki

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

    November 8, 2015

    Bach Collegium Japan is widely recognized as one of world’s leading interpreters of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries. Its inspirational Music Director Masaaki Suzuki founded Bach Collegium Japan...more

    Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College, Boston

    November 7 - November 8, 2015

    Founded and directed by dancer-choreographer Lizt Alfonso, Havana-based Dance Cuba features 25 beautiful and technically superb dancers and live musicians, capturing the heart and soul of Cuba...more

    Frankie Valli

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 7, 2015

    Oh, what a story. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning...more

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