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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


    Handel's SAUL

    Presented by Back Bay Chorale at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    May 10, 2014 - Ongoing

    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, Cambridge

    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...more

    What Is This Thing Called Love?

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

    May 16, 2015

    Torch songs, happy songs, sad songs of love found and love lost, from the Renaissance through the Great American Songbook - George Gershwin, Vernon Duke, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter,...more

    Kurt Elling's Passion World with special guest Anat Cohen

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    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. Originally commissioned by Jazz at...more

    Salon Series: Concert #6

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

    May 14, 2015

    Hear some of Boston’s best virtuosos on an intimate scale and join them in lively roundtable discussions in comfortable, friendly surroundings.

    A program of tangos.


    The Song of Songs: Sensual Texts from the Bible’s Raciest Book

    Presented by Musica Sacra at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    May 9, 2015

     Settings by Renaissance composers, and by Boston's own Daniel Pinkham.


    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

    Boston Philharmonic presents Saint-Saens & 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 sides....more

    BMV World Tour 2015

    Presented by Boston Musica Viva at The Longy School of Music, Cambridge

    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

    Vocal Chamber Music in Times of War and Peace

    Presented by Massachusetts Peace Action at Harvard Epworth Church, Cambridge

    April 11, 2015

    Music for Peace presents Vocal Chamber Music in Times of War and Peace, featuring:

    D’Anna Fortunato, Mezzo-soprano
    Linda Toote, Flute
    Michelle La Course, Viola
    Ina...more

    Music of Handel, Steffani, and Monteverdi

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    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

    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...more

    Mozart, Strauss, Golijov

    Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    March 29, 2015

    Mozart
    Trio in E-flat major, K. 498, “Kegelstadt

    R. Strauss
    Sonata for Violin and...more

    Missa Solemnis

    Presented by Back Bay Chorale at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    March 21, 2015

    Scott Allen Jarrett conducts the Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven's masterpeice Missa Solemnis, featuring soloists Jessica Muirhead, Adriana...more

    Ockeghem@600: Ockeghem, Busnoys, Regis, Caron & Faugues

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

    March 21, 2015

    With this concert, Blue Heron continues "Ockeghem@600," a long-term project exploring the complete works of Johannes Ockeghem (c.1420-1497), one of the greatest musicians of all time, as...more

    Perfume Genius

    Presented by The Sinclair at The Sinclair, Cambridge

    March 20, 2015

    Seattle musician Mike Hadreas made one of my favorite albums of last year, “Too Bright.” His music has a shimmering, yet weighty quality that is rooted in despair but somehow animated...more

    A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan

    Presented by WGBH at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    March 15, 2015

     WGBH’s “A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan” returns for its 10th season in March with two performances in Cambridge and one in New Bedford....more

    Bach Mass in B minor

    Presented by Musica Sacra at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    March 14, 2015

    Join Musica Sacra for a work widely regarded as one of the supreme achievements of classical music. With soloists Teresa Wakim, Soprano, Douglas Dodson, Countertenor, Sumner Thompson, Tenor, and...more

    Queen of the French Baroque: Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre

    Presented by La Donna Musicale - RUMBARROCO

    March 14, 2015

    We will be celebrating the 350th anniversary of her birth with performances of her Scriptural Cantatas, suites, sonatas, and excerpts from her opera Cephale et Procris.

    One of the...more

    A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan

    Presented by WGBH at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    March 14, 2015

    WGBH’s “A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan” returns for its 10th season in March with two performances in Cambridge and one in New Bedford. Fresh...more

    Venice Baroque Orchestra with Avi Avital, mandolin

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

    March 13, 2015

    Music of Vivaldi, Albinoni, Marcello, Geminiani, and Paisiello

    Back by popular demand! The Venice Baroque Orchestra has been hailed as “one of the world’s most...more

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    March 8, 2015

    Bruce Hangen, conductor

    BERNSTEIN: Candide Overture
    COPLAND: Appalachian Spring
    ...more

    Mozart: Valedictory Masterworks

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

    March 7, 2015

    The concert features two remarkable works from 1791, Mozart's final year: the beloved four-minute reverential anthem, and the profound and moving unfinished Requiem, in the H.C. Robbins Landon...more

    Lady Lamb the Beekeeper

    Presented by The Sinclair at The Sinclair, Cambridge

    March 7, 2015

    Maine native Aly Spaltro, a.k.a. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, has always written in emphatic, colorful strokes, at once direct and inventive. “Billions of Eyes,” the lead single off of her...more

    Red Baraat's Festival of Colors

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts

    March 6, 2015

     Brooklyn-based Red Baraat has made a name for itself as one of the best live bands playing anywhere in the world. Led by Sunny Jain, the eight-piece party band, composed of dhol...more

    Cameron Carpenter, organ

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    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, Cambridge

    March 1, 2015

    From the Imperial Court: Music for the House of Hapsburg

    Since making their North American début at the June 2009 Festival, the young singers of Stile Antico have...more

    Evening in Paris

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

    February 28, 2015

    Winner of the Tchaikovsky Medal, Sergey Antonov makes his first Pro Arte appearance in Saint-Saëns’ demanding cello concerto, led by returning Boston Lyric Opera Music Director David...more

    Edie Carey

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 28, 2015

     “Accidental Poet,” one of Edie Carey's earliest songs, describes a particularly eloquent friend, but could just as easily refer to Carey herself and the circuitous and...more

    The Juliana Hatfield Three

    Presented by Bowery Presents at The Sinclair, Cambridge

    February 27, 2015

    In 1993, Juliana Hatfield was in the eye of the alternative-rock storm. She'd made a name for herself as one third of sharply...more

    Susan Cattaneo

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 26, 2015

    Cattaneo has been a songwriting professor at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music for 13 years. She’s written songs covered by numerous artists in Nashville, and her tunes...more

    One Mic Shootout with Ry Cavanaugh & Jeffrey Foucault and Friends

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 25, 2015

     From the very first night they played together at St Bonaventure's in Bristol England, the musical performance connection between Jeffrey Foucault and Ry Cavanaugh just clicked. They...more

    Strauss & Mahler

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    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

    Mozart, Mostly

    Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Fitzgerald Theatre at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Cambridge

    February 22, 2015

    Join us for an afternoon of music to entertain and delight with Mozart exploring and studying Bach, Mozart substituting for and helping a friend in trouble, Schnittke parodying Mozart, and Mozart...more

    The Circle of The Song, featuring Ed Jurdi, Seth Walker, and Edward Anderson

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 22, 2015

    Ed Jurdi: Ed Jurdi is blazing a trail with music. His inimitable style, dubbed "Cosmic American Soul," has enthralled listeners, critics, and musicians across the country and beyond....more

    PRhyme

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

    February 21, 2015

    PRhyme is the critically-acclaimed collaboration between rapper Royce da 5’9” and producer DJ Premier. They favor old-school boom bap and lyrical complexity, though their music is no...more

    Mary Fahl (former lead singer of October Project), Gregory Douglass opens

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 21, 2015

     Singer-songwriter Mary Fahl first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s folk-rock/adult alternative group, October Project. As a solo artist, her musical inspirations...more

    Ockeghem@600: Ockeghem, Binchois & Du Fay

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

    February 21, 2015

    "…this virtuosic chorus…has turned historical excavation into vibrant musical adventure"
    David Weininger, The Boston Globe

    With this concert, Blue...more

    Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 19, 2015

     Jim Gaudet is a folksinger - but without all that microscopic self-examination and tedious political correctness. Mostly, he's a storyteller and he does it extremely well. Whether...more

    Trina Hamlin & Annie Keating

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 18, 2015

     Lucinda Williams. John Prine. Allison Krauss. Willie Nelson. Gillian Welch. Bonnie Raitt. Emmy Lou Harris, Patty Griffin. This is a short list of the musicians Annie Keating has been...more

    Freedy Johnston

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 15, 2015

     A gifted songwriter whose lyrics paint sometimes witty, often poignant portraits of characters often unaware of how their lives have gone wrong, Freedy Johnston seemingly appeared out of...more

    The David Haas Group: A Coalition of the Willing

    Presented by Lily Pad at Lily Pad, Cambridge

    February 15, 2015

    David Haas, piano

    Kevin Frenette, guitar

    Scott Getchell, trumpets

    Todd Brunel, clarinet

    Kit Demos, bass & modular synthesizer

    Dave Fox, drums


    Jeffrey Gaines

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 13, 2015

     Singer/songwriter and guitarist Jeffrey Gaines brought a unique, original voice to the sea of singer/songwriters that emerged in the 1990s. Born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,...more

    Sergey Schepkin Plays Bach

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music, Cambridge

    February 13, 2015

    The New School of Music welcomes special guest pianist Sergey Schepkin presenting a recital of the works by Bach featuring Partita VI in E minor and The Goldberg Variations. Mr. Schepkin started...more

    AcousticaElectronica

    Presented by American Repertory Theater and American Repertory Theater at OBERON, Cambridge

    February 13, 2015

    Presented by Touch Performance Art and OBERON, AcousticaElectronica is a mind-blowing event that blends elements of electronic and classical music, dance, circus arts and immersive theater with...more

    Vlada Tomova's Bulgarian Voices Trio

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 12, 2015

     Vlada is a Bulgarian-born vocalist, arranger and composer, who weaves Balkan and world sensibilities into her own contemporary sound. Having made New York her second home, Vlada leads an...more

    The Silks

    Presented by Atwood's Tavern at Atwood's Tavern, Cambridge

    February 12, 2015

    Rock and Roll may not be dead, but it does seem like there's a priest leaning over its bed, reciting the last rites. However, if ...more

    Slide Sessions with Jim Henry, Cliff Eberhardt, Brooks Williams and Abbie Gardner

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 11, 2015

     Jim Henry: Fans first discovered Jim Henry in the Sundogs, an eclectic "swamp-boogie-swing" group that was one of New England's hottest touring club and dance hall bands in the...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

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