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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


    Israeli All Star Cabaret

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

    March 15, 2015

     A cabaret style evening showcasing four of outstanding young Israeli musicians living in Boston, directed by Matti Kovler, featuring:

    Ehud Etun, Jazz Trio
    Tutti Druyan,...more

    Classical and Operatic Music by Jewish Composers

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

    March 15, 2015

    Cantor Rosemberg and the Boston Chamber Symphony present works by renowned Jewish composers including Gustav Mahler, Darius Milhaud, Jacques Offenbach, Leo Weiner, and Jacques Halevy.


    Fraunstimmen: Women's Voices from Ravensbruck

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

    March 15, 2015

     A powerful, theatrical cabaret portraying the lives of seven women who were imprisoned at Ravensbruck, the Nazi's only camp built for an all-female, ethnically diverse...more

    CubaNOLA

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    March 14, 2015

    Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest, alto saxophonist and New Orleans native Donald Harrison, explore the common roots of jazz as seen in the early music of...more

    Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest Donald Harrison, CubaNOLA

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

    March 14, 2015

    Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest, alto saxophonist and New Orleans native Donald Harrison, explore the common roots of jazz as seen in the early music of...more

    Leo Kottke

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 14, 2015

    A two-time Grammy nominee, legendary acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke is known for his signature fingerpicking style drawing from blues, jazz and folk music and his syncopated, polyphonic melodies....more

    ROSSINI: La Donna del Lago

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 14, 2015

    Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by...more

    Titans III

    Presented by Cape Symphony

    March 14, 2015

    Be among the first to hear Nth Degree, Cape Symphony’s new force in chamber music. Jae Cosmos Lee, our Concertmaster, directs this exciting new group which features our incredibly talented...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

    The Klezmatics in Somerville

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    March 14, 2015

     The Klezmatics - Experience this one of a kind, Grammy-winning fusion of klezmer, jazz and Americana. The Klezmatics make music that is wild, mystical, provocative, reflective and...more

    Bach: St. John Passion

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    March 13, 2015

    Worcester Chorus
    Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director & Conductor

    Darlene Ann Dobisch, soprano
    Ryland Angel, counter-tenor
    Charles Blandy & Matthew Anderson,...more

    Daniil Trifonov, piano

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

    March 13, 2015

    Daniil Trifonov dazzled Celebrity Series audiences in his sold out 2012 recital on The Debut Series. Don’t miss this phenomenal young pianist as he continues his meteoric...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

    Shabbat Dinner And Singing with the Klezmatics

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

    March 13, 2015

     This is a first for BJMF: Let's have Shabbat dinner together!
    We'll enjoy a festive, family-style as Lorin Sklamberg and Frank London form the Klezmatics lead us in celebratory...more

    Jesse Cook

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 11 - March 12, 2015

    With eight studio albums, several European and Asian tours, multiple Canadian tours, a highly successful Public Television Special, and a recent five-month U.S. tour under his belt, award-winning...more

    We Banjo 3

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

    March 12, 2015

     An award-winning quartet from Galway, We Banjo 3 (plus one) delivers a rousing mix of Irish, old- time American, and bluegrass music with remarkable virtuosity and passion. Brothers Enda and...more

    The Klezmatics in New Hampshire

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival at The Music Hall: Historic Theater, Portsmouth

    March 12, 2015

     Experience this one of a kind, Grammy-winning fusion of klezmer, jazz and Americana. The Klezmatics make music that is wild, mystical, provocative, reflective and ecstatically danceable....more

    Saints and Tzadiks

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    March 11, 2015

     "A unique and amazing work of aural art; full of unexpected delights and twists that will leave the listener wondering what's next -- and wondering how McKeown and Sklamberg put it...more

    Danu

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 10, 2015

    Based in the city of Waterford (Dungarvan Co.), the talented septet (along with kindred spirits like Lúnasa and Dervish) have successfully brought Celtic music back to its earthy,...more

    Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    March 10, 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

    Danú 20th Anniversary Tour

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    March 8, 2015

    Presented in partnership with the Hibernian Society

    Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Recognized the world...more

    Presenting Stephen Burns

    Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 8, 2015

    Wellesley native Stephen Burns returns to Boston to perform the world premiere of Thomas Oboe Lee’s Trumpet Concerto. He will also conduct his original composition Fanfare for...more

    Chameleon Up Close: Rafael Popper-Keizer & Vivian Chang-Freiheit

    Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at Goethe-Institut Boston, Boston

    March 8, 2015

    Chameleon christens its new recital series with a program of breakthrough works. Strauss uncovers his heroic voice, Carter stands at the crossroads where his early neo-classical style meets the...more

    Mendelssohn Elijah

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    March 6 - March 8, 2015

    Known in the 19th century as the Messiah of its day, Mendelssohn’s dramatic oratorio never loses its grip on an audience. Acclaimed bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams sings the...more

    Hot Club of Cowtown

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 8, 2015

    Expertly combining the dusty stomp of Western swing with hot gypsy jazz, the Austin-based trio has crafted a unique and infectious hybrid that playfully blurs musical boundaries. Fiddler Elana...more

    Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 8, 2015

    American music icon Wynonna has announced dates for her “Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song” tour. Launching Wednesday, January 14 in Durham, NC, with a stop in her Ashland, KY...more

    Oran Etikin's Timbalooloo Wake Up Clarinet

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton

    March 8, 2015

     A sensational, hand clapping, foot stomping interactive family introduction to music and jazz by award winning clarinetist, Oran Etkin.


    Sarah Aroeste Quartet

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

    March 8, 2015

     Inspired by her family's Sephardic roots, Aroeste writes and performs contemporary Ladino music. Sarah is the 2014 winner of the Sephardic Prize at the International Jewish Music...more

    Diwan Saz: Harmony in the Holy Land

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

    March 8, 2015

     An exciting Israeli ensemble performing traditional Middle Eastern music from many traditions. Featuring Rabbi David Menachem, a rising star in the revival of piyyutim in Israel; Lubna...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

    Charles Dutoit conducts Szymanowski's King Roger

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

    March 5 - March 7, 2015

    For his second week of concerts, Charles Dutoit leads the BSO in what is sure to be one of the season's most important events-the first BSO performances of Polish composer Karol...more

    Mike + The Mechanics

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 7, 2015

    Mike + The Mechanics hit the road in 2014 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “The Living Years.” The revelry will spill into 2015—which also happens to be the band’s...more

    Billy Childs Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 7, 2015

    A tremendous jazz pianist with a seemingly boundless curiosity and adventurous spirit, Billy Childs plays and composes in a unique style that borrows heavily from the classical world, but still...more

    Queen of the French Baroque: Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre

    Presented by La Donna Musicale - RUMBARROCO at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Boston

    March 7, 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

    Alloy Orchestra performs the Son of the Sheik

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    March 7, 2015

     The world-renowned Alloy Orchestra presents the Boston premiere of its live musical score to the 1926 classic silent film The Son of the Sheik, directed by George Fitzmaurice and...more

    Handel’s Israel in Egypt

    Presented by Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 7, 2015

    Composed for orchestra, soloists and double chorus, George Frideric Handel’s tour-de-force oratorio is heralded for its incredible depiction of plagues of locusts, boils, and frogs; the...more

    Israeli All Star Cabaret

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton

    March 7, 2015

     A cabaret style evening showcasing four of outstanding young Israeli musicians living in Boston, directed by Matti Kovler, featuring:

    Ehud Etun, Jazz Trio
    Tutti Druyan,...more

    Oran Etkin's A Gathering Light

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

    March 7, 2015

     Award-winning clarinetist/saxophonist Oran Etkin and his Ensemble will present A Gathering Light, a concert inspired by kabbalistic texts that draws on the rich musical traditions of Israel,...more

    Parris in the Spring: Rebecca Parris and the Chris Taylor Trio

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    March 7, 2015

    Parris in the Spring will star celebrated jazz vocalist Rebecca Parris featuring the wonderful Chris Taylor Trio with Taylor on piano, Peter Kontrimas on bass, and Jim Lattini on...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

    The Barra MacNeils: A Celtic Celebration at Chevalier

    Presented by Friends of Chevalier Auditorium

    March 7, 2015

    Medford’s Chevalier Theatre will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a concert of traditional Celtic music by the Barra MacNeils, one of Canada’s most popular and successful musical...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

    Broadway On Highland

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    March 6, 2015

    An open singing event!  If you love Broadway musicals, come sing your favorite Broadway tune with our fabulous accompanist, or just sit in the audience and enjoy the sing-a-long numbers. All...more

    Old School

    Presented by A Far Cry at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 6, 2015

    Composers throughout history have looked to their predecessors for training and a solid foundation, but also as points of departure for flights of inspiration. Michael Tippett is a perfect...more

    Justin Townes Earle

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 6, 2015

    In the last five years, Justin Townes Earle has emerged as a genre-busting acclaimed singer-songwriter, infusing country, blues, folk and indie rock into his vintage Americana sound. As the son of...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

    Punch Brothers

    Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues, Boston

    March 6, 2015

    With Punch Brothers, mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile (of pop-bluegrass band Nickel Creek) pioneered the pseudo-genre “chambergrass”—intricately composed music written for bluegrass...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

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    March 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

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