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    Andris Nelsons conducts Beethoven and Shostakovich featuring violinist Christian Tetzlaff

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

    April 2 - April 4, 2015

    The marvelous German violinist Christian Tetzlaff joins Andris Nelsons and the BSO for Beethoven's peerless Violin Concerto, which, through its lyricism, intensely musical virtuosity, and expansive scope elevated the genre of the violin concerto to ambitious new heights. Shostakovich-a Beethoven devotee-purportedly wrote his Symphony No. 10 as a response to Joseph Stalin's death in 1953. Considered one of ...more


    Todd Rundgren - Global Tour 2015

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    May 3, 2015

    The 25th solo studio album of his career, "GLOBAL", scheduled for release on April 7 in North America and April 6 in the rest of the world, is a stunning contemporary fusion of styles -...more

    Opera at the Cinema: TOSCA (rescheduled date)

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    May 3, 2015

    Pierre Audi directs a new production of this violent and passionate work for the Paris Opera.

    A singer in love, passionate, jealous and impulsive; a romantic painter, an idealist and a...more

    Unitas Ensemble presents: Destined to be Classics

    Presented by Unitas Ensemble at Old South Church, Boston, Boston

    May 3, 2015

    We hope you will join us in the beautiful sanctuary of Copley's Old South Church as we present the wonderful music of Latin America to Boston. Artistic Director...more

    Boston Strong

    Presented by Metropolitan Wind Symphony at National Heritage Museum, Lexington

    May 3, 2015

    This Metropolitan Wind Symphony band concert will start with R. B. Hall’s famous Officer of the Day March, followed by Nowlin’s energetic Synergy...more

    The Handy-Anderson Duo Presents Three Centuries of Masterpieces for Cello and Piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    May 3, 2015

    The Handy-Anderson Duo presents three centuries of masterpieces for cello and piano. Trevor Handy and Bonnie Anderson began playing concerts together as teenagers...more

    Gordon College Spring Pops Concert

    Presented by Gordon College Department of Music at A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel, Wenham

    May 3, 2015

    Join the Gordon College Women's Choir, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble for the Annual Pops Concert in A.J. Gordon Chapel. Broadway show medleys, marches, and lighter classical music are...more

    Bernard Haitink conducts Schumann, Mozart and Brahms featuring pianist Maria Joao Pires

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

    April 30 - May 2, 2015

    For the final concerts of the season, Bernard Haitink is joined by the eminent Portuguese pianist Maria Jo?o Pires-in her first BSO appearances since 1999-for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23,...more

    Let’s Pull Out all the Stops!

    Presented by New Philharmonia Orchestra at First Baptist Church in Newton, Newton

    April 26 - May 2, 2015

    A festive concert dedicated to the memory of a special friend of the New Phil and our community – Nasir Khan.

    Featuring John Finney (organ) - a consummate musician, John is one of...more

    Kinky Friedman: Singer, Raconteur, Author

    Presented by Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton

    May 2, 2015

    Richard “Kinky” Friedman styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain. Outrageous and irreverent but always thought-provoking, Kinky Friedman...more

    Ayaman: Yanvalou Spring Concert

    Presented by Wellesley College at Jewett Auditorium, Wellesley

    May 2, 2015

    Ayaman signifies a call to gather. Join us for a week-long series of events to celebrate 30 years of vibrant Jazz-World Music at Wellesley.

    Join Yanvalou Drum & Dance Ensemble,...more

    English Beat

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

    May 2, 2015

    The Allstonians are a third wave ska/reggae band formed in Allston, Massachusetts in 1992. They have released three albums, on the Moon Ska Records label and the most recent on Fork In Hand...more

    Lexington Fife & Drum Muster

    Presented by The William Diamond Junior Fife & Drum Corps at Minute Man National Historical Park's Minute Man Visitor Center, Lincoln

    May 2, 2015

    Looking for a uniquely New England Experience? Come to the Lexington Fife & Drum Muster and experience the sights and sounds of American history! The...more

    Susan Werner

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

    May 2, 2015

    At this special concert, Susan Werner will play her Last of the Good Straight Girls album in its entirety. This was Susan’s third album, released in 1995, but her first album on a major...more

    Flora's Holiday

    Presented by Tower Hill Botanic Garden

    May 1 - May 2, 2015

    Celebrate flowers and the coming of spring with a unique story and music journey through the beautiful springtime blossoms of Tower Hill Botanic Gardens.  This event, specially crafted for...more

    Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe

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

    May 2, 2015

    Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents a concert with Boston singer/songwriter Terry Kitchen, Northampton singer/songwriter Carrie Ferguson and Maine singer/songwriter Paddy...more

    Trad-Stroll Woods Hole

    Presented by ArtsFalmouth

    May 2, 2015

    In restaurants and various venues 9 groups will be playing  a wide range of Celtic, old-time folk, fiddle, and early music, from lively fiddle tunes to intricate harmonies on ancient...more

    Anchors Aweigh - Marblehead Little Theatre's Spring Gala

    Presented by Marblehead Little Theatre at Marblehead Little Theatre, Marblehead

    May 2, 2015

    The theme of this year’s Marblehead Little Theatre Gala...more

    The Novel Ideas, Grey Reverend, Anne Malin

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center, Boston

    May 2, 2015

    Following the success of January's and March’s "Rock and Roll Weekends," ArtsEmerson announces another weekend of concerts with a new exciting, expansive line-up. These...more

    Brentano Quartet

    Presented by Music Worcester

    May 1, 2015

    Mark Steinberg & Serena Canin, violins
    Misha Amory, viola
    Nina Lee, cello

    Bartók: String Quartet No. 3
    ...more

    Alisa Weilerstein, cello and Inon Barnatan, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    May 1, 2015

    Cellist Alisa Weilerstein’s breathtaking technique, combined with passion and musicianship, make her one of today’s most exciting artists. Her frequent collaborator, Inon Barnatan, is...more

    Broadway On Highland

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    May 1, 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

    Noura Mint Seymali

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

    May 1, 2015

     A nationally beloved star in Mauritania, Noura Mint Seymali creates a mesmerizing tension between ancient traditions and contemporary idioms. She merges her powerful griot voice with the...more

    Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea

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

    May 1, 2015

    Best known as lead singer of Newfoundland's beloved Great Big Sea these past 20+ years, Alan Doyle, actor, producer, and bestselling author, takes the stage to perform his captivating folk...more

    Lexington Fife & Drum Tattoo on the Battle Green

    Presented by The William Diamond Junior Fife & Drum Corps

    May 1, 2015

    Hear the historic music of our country by lantern-light on the Lexington Battle Green, the place where the American Revolution began. The William Diamond...more

    Kira Seamon's SHOWER OF FLOWERS

    Presented by Kira Seamon's SEA-MOVES DANCE at Traditions of Dedham, Dedham

    May 1, 2015

    As one of the most successful dancer/choreographers in New England, award-winning ballerina Kira Seamon is pleased to announce her newest One-Woman concert!!

    The 2015 Edition of SHOWER OF...more

    Sidewalk Driver & Vundabar

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center, Boston

    May 1, 2015

    Following the success of January's and March’s "Rock and Roll Weekends," ArtsEmerson announces another weekend of concerts with a new exciting, expansive line-up. These...more

    Salon Series: Concert #5

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at Gregorian Rugs, Newton Lower Falls

    April 30, 2015

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


    Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    April 30, 2015

    The work of Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox has been viewed on the ensemble’s YouTube channel well over a hundred million times. Most of those doing the viewing, however, are not...more

    Gordon College Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert

    Presented by Gordon College Department of Music at Phillips Music Center, Gordon College, Wenham

    April 30, 2015

    The Gordon College Jazz Ensemble "The Coy Pond Piranhas" will perform their annual spring concert. The concert will include popular jazz standards such as “Satin Doll, ”...more

    Wrong is Right

    Presented by notloB Music at Outpost 186, Cambridge

    April 29, 2015

    As tune writers, arrangers, and transcribers, these three vibrant players met through a love of roots music at Berklee College of Music. With combined skill and finesse on their instruments they...more

    Bernard Haitink conducts Ravel and Mozart featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet

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

    April 23 - April 28, 2015

    BSO Conductor Emeritus Bernard Haitink ends the BSO's 2014-15 season with two weeks of concerts. First, he and the orchestra are joined by dazzling French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet for...more

    The Waterboys

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    April 28, 2015

    Now comes Modern Blues, definitive evidence that The Waterboys are in the midst of a stunning purple patch. The scope of the album’s ambition is exemplified by its magnificent 10-minute...more

    Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts

    Presented by Brandeis University

    April 23 - April 26, 2015

    Find your light at the annual Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts! Four days and nights of music, dance, film, visual arts, and demonstrations and workshops for all...more

    A Symphonic Spectacular

    Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre, Weston

    April 26, 2015

    Enesco - Romanian Rhapsody No. 1

    Ravel - Daphnis & Chloé Suite No. 2

    Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade

    The...more

    Boston Symphony Chamber Players with?French pianist?Jean-Yves Thibaudet

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    April 26, 2015

    French pianist??Jean-Yves Thibaudet?joins the Boston Symphony Chamber Players on Sunday, April 26 to close out the 2014-15 Chamber Player's season with a program highlighting great French...more

    Chamber Series IV - Apple Hill Quartet

    Presented by Winsor Music, Inc. at St. Paul's Church, Brookline, Brookline

    April 26, 2015

    The Apple Hill Quartet joins Peggy for the final concert of the 2014-15 season. James Primosch presents the world premiere of his new quartet for oboe and strings, and we will conclude our...more

    String Masters Series: Strings Chamber Fest

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    April 26, 2015

    The 2014-2015 String Masters Series concludes with a celebration of chamber music, performed by Boston Conservatory faculty and honors students, as well as The Boston Conservatory's cello...more

    Young Masters Series: New England Conservatory in Recital

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

    April 26, 2015

    The honors string quartet that will be performing consists of violinists Harriet Langley and Brian Hong, violist Jim Peng, and cellist Alexander Hersh.


    Jerusalem: Holy, Disputed, Lamented

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

    April 26, 2015

    The Seraphim Singers (Jennifer Lester, Music Director) and Kol Arev Chamber Choir of Hebrew College (Amy Lieberman, Music Director; Lynn Torgove, Artistic Director) perform choral music inspired...more

    Joyful Noise: The Pipe Organs of Trinity Church (Rescheduled)

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    April 26, 2015

    Ever wondered what the inside of a pipe organ looks like?

    Organists Richard Webster and Colin Lynch team up with nationally recognized organ expert Jonathan Ambrosino to give us a history...more

    The Smithereens at Bull Run

    Presented by The Bull Run Restaurant

    April 26, 2015

    If you wanna rock, The Smithereens are for you - their live show is over the top as they blast through their biggest radio hits, "A Girl like You," "Only a Memory,"...more

    Wagner: Siegfried, Act III

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Boston

    April 26, 2015

    The 2014-15 season of the BPYO closes with the most unusual event in its history so far, one that, we predict, will cause huge audience excitement and will be talked about for a long time....more

    Kammerwerke Double Wind Quintet "Discover America" Concert

    Presented by Kammerwerke

    April 26, 2015

    Kammerwerke Double Wind Quintet will present Discover America featuring compositions by American composers written for double wind quintet (dectet).  The concert will include Clark...more

    Boston Chamber Symphony

    Presented by Boston Chamber Symphony at St. John's Church, JP, Boston

    April 26, 2015

    JP Concerts presents The Boston Chamber Symphony conducted by its music director, Avlana Eisenberg.  The program includes Maurice Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin, Pietro...more

    On the Waterfront: Songs of the Sea

    Presented by Cantemus Chamber Chorus

    April 26, 2015

    From the majestic Atlantic to countless rivers, streams, marshes and tidal pools, the unmistakable power and beauty of water is central to life on Boston's...more

    Arts in April

    Presented by Melrose Arts at Memorial Hall, Melrose, Melrose

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    Melrose Arts will host the 10th Annual Arts in April Festival at Memorial Hall in Melrose. This three-day festival is a juried show featuring original fine art and fine craft by 42 artist...more

    Greatest Party On Earth

    Presented by Artists for Humanity at Artists for Humanity EpiCenter (AFH), Boston

    April 25 - April 26, 2015

    10th Anniversary Celebration!  A Dazzling Evening of Amazing Art and Design, Inspired Cuisine and Non-Stop Dancing!

    Savor elegant cuisine, fine wines and signature cocktails as you...more

    BSO FAMILY CONCERT: Shall We Dance

    Presented by Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) at Symphony Hall, Boston

    April 25, 2015

    BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall. Celebrating six years of...more

    Terence Blanchard Quintet and Ravi Coltrane Quartet

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    April 25, 2015

    A five-time Grammy Award winner and renowned film-score and soundtrack composer, trumpeter Terence Blanchard is one of the great renaissance men of jazz. Grammy-nominated saxophonist and Blue Note...more

    MASCAGNI: Cavalleria Rusticana LEONCAVALLO: Pagliacci

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 25, 2015

    Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo...more

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