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    Noel

    Presented by Boston Gay Men's Chorus at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    December 14 - December 21, 2014

    Traditional favorites Deck the Hall, Ding Dong Merrily on High, The First Noel and more are combined with fun new classics like Sparklejollytwinklejingley to make this the most wonderful time of the year. Don't miss Boston’s other holiday tradition!

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    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

    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

    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

    Janine Jansen, violin and Itamar Golan, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    February 6, 2015

    Globe-trotting Dutch violinist Janine Jansen’s career is skyrocketing, as is that of pianist Itamar Golan, a consummate collaborator who has concentrated his formidable energies on chamber...more

    Christian McBride Trio with Cécile McLorin Salvant

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    February 6, 2015

    This incredible double bill pairs the Christian McBride Trio with Cécile McLorin Salvant and her trio. Bassist Christian McBride has been one of the busiest and most important figures in...more

    The Newberry Consort

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

    February 6, 2015

    The Newberry Consort has delighted audiences with provocative and ravishingly beautiful programs for nearly three decades. The ensemble, led by co-directors David Douglass and Ellen Hargis,...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

    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

    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

    Open Mic

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 3, 2015

     Open Mic


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

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

    February 1, 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...more

    Ravel & Concertos

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    February 1, 2015

    This is a concert that will showcase both the brilliance of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra as a whole and the astonishing talent of some of its constituent members.
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    Asher Fisch conducts Dorman, Prokofiev and Schumann featuring violinist Julian Rachlin

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

    January 29 - January 31, 2015

    Israeli conductor Asher Fisch makes his BSO subscription series debut with this diverse program. Opening the concert is the Israeli-born composer Avner Dorman'sAstrolatry, a 2012 work inspired...more

    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...more

    OFFENBACH: Les Contes d’Hoffmann

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    January 31, 2015

    The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production....more

    The Met Live in HD: Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann

    Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players, Peterborough

    January 31, 2015

    The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production....more

    International Guitar Night

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

    January 31, 2015

    “With International Guitar Night, Brian Gore has created a new niche for the myriad of styles that can be played by the unaccompanied acoustic guitar, as well as marvelous opportunity for...more

    Music for Peace: Mendelssohn

    Presented by Massachusetts Peace Action at Harvard Epworth Church, Cambridge

    January 31, 2015

    Music for Peace presents an All-Mendelssohn Program with Nicholas Kitchen, violin and Yeesun Kim, cello — both of the Borromeo Quartet, joined by Alexander Beyer, piano.

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    Sounds of the Working Waterfront

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    January 31, 2015

     Robert Bradshaw premiers his original composition created for the Portraits of a Working Waterfront exhibition. Reservations are required. Space is limited. Also offered at 3:00 p.m.


    Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil

    Presented by Cantata Singers at Houghton Chapel at Wellesley College, Wellesley

    January 31, 2015

    Hear Sergei Rachmaninoff’s stunning a cappella masterpiece in the original Church Slavonic. Often called simply the Vespers, Rachmaninoff considered the piece one of his finest...more

    Nomadic Massive

    Presented by MASS MoCA

    January 31, 2015

    The sprawling Montréal hip-hop collective Nomadic Massive descends on MASS MoCA for a game-changing dance party. Claiming its hometown as “Montreal,Chili, Haiti, Brazil, France,...more

    Southside Johnny and the Poor Fools

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

    January 30, 2015

    Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools embark on a stripped down journey through Johnny Lyon’s eclectic version of the Great American Songbook. Playing a wide range of music pulled from...more

    Dorman, Prokofiev and Schumann High School Open Rehearsal

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

    January 29, 2015

    Israeli conductor Asher Fisch makes his BSO subscription series debut with this diverse program. Opening the concert is the Israeli-born composer Avner Dorman'sAstrolatry, a 2012 work inspired...more

    BACH EXPLORED Concert 2: Dark Visions

    Presented by The Music of First Church Boston at First Church in Boston, Boston

    January 29, 2015

     BACH EXPLORED Concert 2: Dark Visions

    Dorian Komanoff Bandy, baroque violin; Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord

    Violinist Dorian Komanoff Bandy and harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa...more

    An Evening with Branford Marsalis

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    January 29, 2015

    NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award-winning saxophonist, and Tony Award nominee Branford Marsalis is among the most revered instrumentalists of his time. Leader of one of the finest jazz...more

    Conversation and Clinic with Branford Marsalis

    Presented by Learning from Performers program (Harvard Office for the Arts)

    January 28, 2015

    Saxophonist, composer and bandleader Branford Marsalis—member of the First Family of Jazz with his father Ellis and siblings Delfeayo and Jason—will conduct a conversation on his...more

    Open Mic

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    January 27, 2015

     Open Mic


    The Bach Institute - Final Concert

    Presented by Winsor Music, Inc.

    January 26, 2015

    This January, after two weeks of intensive practice and outreach performances, the students of the Fourth Annual Bach Institute will present their final concert. The Institute is a collaboration...more

    Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    January 24 - January 25, 2015

    This American Life host Ira Glass has been working with Monica Bill Barnes & Company to invent a show that combines two art forms that, as Glass puts it, “have no business being together...more

    Haydn: Symphonies and Concerto

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    January 23 - January 25, 2015

    Artistic Director Harry Christophers and Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky continue their critically-praised survey of the orchestral music of Joseph Haydn. The sequel to 2012’s Haydn in Paris,...more

    The French Connection: Fauré, Debussy, Gershwin and Ravel

    Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society

    January 25, 2015

    Fauré  Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120
    Debussy/Ravel   Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune for...more

    A Winter Strings Fest

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

    January 25, 2015

    Join the New Philharmonia and partner organizations the Suzuki School of Newton, Newton’s All City Orchestra and students from New Phil’s Outreach Partner School – the Oliver...more

    Mark Morris Dance Group

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    January 21 - January 25, 2015

    Mark Morris returns to the ICA for the first time since 2007! Beloved for his inventive, uniquely musical, and contagiously joyful dances, the Brooklyn-based choreographer will present four works:...more

    Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    January 25, 2015

    A folk rock duo drawing from a musically-rich gene pool, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion combine the down-home campfire strumming of Woody and Arlo with a modern pop/indie rock sensibility,...more

    Faculty Chamber Music Concert

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School at Winchester Community Music School, Winchester

    January 25, 2015

    “For My Love, In Joy and Sorrow: A Dedication”

    Each January, Winchester Community Music School presents its annual Faculty Chamber Music Concert. Join us for an afternoon of...more

    BroadBand

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    January 25, 2015

    The band is broadBAND, and as the clever name implies, all the members are women. Individually, the band members have opened for country music giants, from George Jones and Dwight Yoakham to Sara...more

    Tugan Sokhiev conducts Berlioz,?Saint-Sa?ns and Rimsky-Korsakov featuring cellist?Johannes Moser

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

    January 22 - January 24, 2015

    Born in the Ossetian region of the Caucasus and making his BSO debut in these concerts, Tugan Sokhiev is music director of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Orchestre National du...more

    Training Choir - Fall 2014

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

    September 20, 2014 - January 24, 2015

    Training Choir | ages 5-7
    Director: Rachael Chagat

    This ensemble will be an un-auditioned group consisting of children aged 5 – 7 years of age. Children will be introduced to...more

    Repertory Ambassadors Choir

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

    September 20, 2014 - January 24, 2015

    Repertory Ambassadors | ages 8-13
    Director: Rachael Chagat

    This ensemble is open by audition only and is intended as the next step in the process of vocal skill and musicianship....more

    Young Ambassadors Choir - Fall 2014

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

    September 20, 2014 - January 24, 2015

    Young Ambassadors | ages 13 – 18
    Director: Murray Kidd

    This ensemble is open by audition only. It is intended as the culmination of training and preparation from within the...more

    Beginning Group Piano - Saturdays Fall 2014

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

    September 20, 2014 - January 24, 2015

    Ages 4-6. Our classes introduce a solid foundation of keyboard and music skills, including note-reading, ear-training, and ensemble playing while having lots of fun! Children learn in a small...more

    Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil

    Presented by Cantata Singers at St. Paul Church, Cambridge, Cambridge

    January 24, 2015

    Hear Sergei Rachmaninoff’s stunning a cappella masterpiece in the original Church Slavonic. Often called simply the Vespers, Rachmaninoff considered the piece one of his finest...more

    Ella & Frank

    Presented by Spectacle Management

    January 24, 2015

    A tribute to the masters of the Great American Songbook. Starring American Idol Finalists Siobhan Magnus and John Stevens and featuring the Beantoown Swing Orchestra.


    Ben Rudnick and Friends

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

    January 24, 2015

    “Sophisticated melodies, precise instrumentation and witty lyrics that delight the entire family." - Washington Post

    Boasting a high level of adventurous musicianship,...more

    Marshall Crenshaw and The Bottle Rockets

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

    January 24, 2015

    The Bottle Rockets co-headline this show with Marshall Crenshaw, playing their full set and then joining Marshall on stage as his backing band for a full set of his songs.

    Over 25 years...more

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