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    Haydn The Creation

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    May 1 - May 3, 2015

    Inspired by Haydn’s trips to England, where he first heard Handel’s oratorios, The Creation is widely considered Haydn’s crowning masterpiece. Based on both the biblical Genesis and Milton’s Paradise Lost, the oratorio was premiered in the US by H+H in 1819 and hasn’t been performed by the ensemble since 2001.

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    Lo-fang

    Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall, Boston

    May 10, 2015

    Dreamy synth-pop crooner Lo-Fang was handpicked to tour North America and the UK with young superstar Lorde, and for good reason --  his genre-bending  music and soaring vocals are an...more

    Mozart: Abduction from the Seraglio

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

    May 9, 2015

    In this colorful opera that "knocked everything else sideways," as the poet Goethe boldly remarked, Mozart tells the story of a kidnapping by pirates, a Turkish harem, a clever quest, a...more

    Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at First Parish Church in Cambridge, Cambridge

    May 9, 2015

     Award-winning duo Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas share a passion for taking the infectious melodies and driving rhythms of Scottish/Celtic music on an exciting new journey. Fraser, one of the...more

    Martyn Joseph

    Presented by Stone Soup Coffeehouse

    May 9, 2015

    Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other. Shades of Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be – but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for...more

    Spring Concert- Women of the Americas

    Presented by Concord Women's Chorus

    May 9, 2015

    Concord Women's Chorus presents their Spring Concert, "Women of the Americas", featuring music by women composers from the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. Special collaboration with...more

    Milton Art Center Spring Music Series

    Presented by Milton Art Center

    March 20 - May 9, 2015

    Milton Art Center Spring Concert Series kicks off on March 20!

    Don’t miss MAC’s spring concert series loaded with local artists who shape the music climate in Boston and...more

    Watch City Steampunk Festival

    Presented by Downtown Waltham Partnership

    May 9, 2015

    A festival to celebrate all things Steampunk! Steampunk is a literary, artistic, and lifestyle movement melding elements of Victorian-era history and fashion with retro-futuristic...more

    WTF Queerlesque Chapter 3

    Presented by Mortis Ministries

    May 8 - May 9, 2015

    Boston's madcap seasonal variety show by and for the queer community is back! Join us for a night of extra queer craziness, burlesque and boylesque debuts, standup comedy, drag performers of...more

    Trace Bundy

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

    May 9, 2015

    Dubbed the “Acoustic Ninja” by his fans, Trace Bundy is a musician that must be seen as well as heard. His use of harmonics, looping and multiple capos, coupled with unique banter and...more

    A Nordic Spring Sojourn with Stambandet

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Follen Community Church, Lexington

    May 9, 2015

    If you live in the land of the midnight sun, you can be forgiven an obsession with summer. Precious months of nearly constant day call forth a delight that borders on cult-like devotion. The...more

    Durufle: Requiem

    Presented by Back Bay Chorale and St. Paul's Church at St. Paul Church, Cambridge, Cambridge

    May 9, 2015

    Scott Allen Jarrett conducts the Back Bay Chorale in a performance of Durufle's Requiem for chorus and organ, along with choral works by contemporary American composers, all in the...more

    Boston Childrens Chorus

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    May 9, 2015

    The Boston Children's Chorus (BCC) was founded by Hubie Jones, a civic leader who for almost five decades has labored to address the social problems facing Boston's underserved children...more

    Patsy Cline Tribute By Donna Lee

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    May 9, 2015

    The Music of Patsy Cline is as popular today as it was at the time of her death on March 3rd, 1963. She was a popular and country music icon and she has inspired millions with her songs...more

    Antje Duvekot with Jenna Lindbo

    Presented by Old Sloop Coffeehouse at Old Sloop Coffeehouse, Rockport

    May 9, 2015

    Born in Heidelberg, Germany, but living in the United States since she was 13, Antje Duvekot is one of the brightest singer-songwriters to rise out of Boston's acoustic music scene. She has...more

    NEW BLUE Makers Market

    Presented by Out of the Blue Art Gallery

    May 9, 2015

    Join us for our 3rd monthly Makers Market and Cambridge Open Studios! All items for sale are unique and handmade by the artists. 
    Live music and a kids art project at each...more

    The Art of Craft

    Presented by Fayerweather Street School

    May 9, 2015

    The Art of Craft is an open artisan market held in Cambridge over Mother’s Day weekend. This celebration of local artisans and community members includes music, children’s...more

    Stephen Hough, piano

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

    May 8, 2015

    British pianist Stephen Hough combines an exceptional facility and tonal palette with a uniquely inquisitive musical personality. His musical achievements have resulted in many awards and...more

    Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    May 8, 2015

     Join the Trinity Choirs as they sing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s transcendent Vespers in its 100th anniversary year, accompanied by candlelight and incense.


    Girls Guns & Glory

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

    May 8, 2015

    For the past eight years, Boston’s rising stars Girls Guns and Glory have been making a name for themselves through relentless touring (about 200 gigs a year worldwide), the release of four...more

    A Place for Us

    Presented by Boston Saengerfest Men's Chorus at Faneuil Hall, Boston

    May 8, 2015

    Could there be any better way to celebrate a gorgeous spring weekend after the winter we’ve had then to have your spirits uplifted and your senses soothed by a concert in Boston’s...more

    Concerto No. 5

    Presented by Les Bostonades at First Church in Boston, Boston

    May 8, 2015

    In this conclusion to their 9th season, period-instrument ensemble Les Bostonades explore the mystique of the number 5 in a concert of concertos that share that label. The 5th of a series in...more

    Tim and Myles

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    May 8, 2015

    The unique relationship of a father and son cannot be argued nor explained, but when the relationship includes musical passion, virtuosity and showmanship - magic happens!
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    Soundproof the Armory

    Presented by The Center for Arts at the Armory at Arts at the Armory, Somerville

    May 8, 2015

    Come join us at the Armory for a benefit series to soundproof the Performance Hall!

    35th Parallel will open the concert with their signature MediterrAsian sound, blending Middle...more

    Meet Pops Musicians and Attend a Show

    Presented by Boston Pops at Symphony Hall, Boston

    May 8, 2015

    Enjoy an hors d’oeuvres reception featuring several Boston Pops musicians with their instruments at the hip showroom of Audio Concepts on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. A complimentary...more

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    May 7, 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

    TickleJuice CD Release Party

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    May 7, 2015

    Certainly, TickleJuice recalls the music of Sun Ra, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, George Adams, and the whole pantheon of Improvisers of American Music of the 20th century, but...more

    Slaid Cleaves

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

    May 7, 2015

    Slaid Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Twenty years into his career, Cleaves’ seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic...more

    Hot Jazz, Cool Neighborhood - A Benefit for Egleston Square Main Street

    Presented by Egleston Square Main Street

    May 7, 2015

    Recently featured on the BBC, and in the Christian Science Monitor, Kina Zoré is one of the hottest bands in Boston. Founded by Egleston Square resident Helder Tsinine, of Mozambique, the...more

    Downtown Lowell First Thursdays

    Presented by Cultural Organization of Lowell at Downtown Lowell, Lowell

    May 7, 2015

    Downtown Lowell First Thursdays - Your invitation to fun, art, museums and music in lively Lowell!  On the first Thursday of every month, visit our galleries, museums, businesses and...more

    Andrew Ripp

    Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room at Cafe 939, Boston

    May 7, 2015

    Since beginning his career in 2005, Andrew Ripp's songs and records have successfully impacted a diverse and growing audience, from fans who appreciate the nuances of a well-crafted album...more

    Iggy Azalea

    Presented by AEG Live at TD Garden, Boston

    May 6, 2015

    After igniting a Twitter frenzy following her arena tour announcement, the official dates for Grammy-nominated Iggy Azalea's The Great Escape Tour, presented by AEG Live, have been announced....more

    Kiesza

    Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues, Boston

    May 6, 2015

    KIESZA: The Sound of a Woman Tour with special guest Betty Who

    In January 2014, ‘Hideaway’ was released by Rami’s own Lokal Legend label, and soon after...more

    Jazz Lounge at The Bristol: Ludovica String Quartet

    Presented by The Bristol at Four Seasons Hotel Boston at The Bristol at Four Seasons Hotel Boston, Boston

    May 5, 2015

    This spring, something new blossoms at Four Seasons Hotel Boston: Jazz Lounge at The Bristol, a live performance series showcasing Boston’s top emerging artists in the...more

    Listen and Walk through Music History

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society

    May 5, 2015

    Listen and take a walk through music history with Handel and Haydn Society, America’s oldest performing arts organization! H+H is celebrating its 200th anniversary and invites you to join...more

    Jazz Show and Jam

    Presented by Amazing Things Art Center

    May 5, 2015

    Enjoy jazz? Have you always wanted to ask questions of the musicians? Are you a secret jazz musician? Come to our Open Mic night and enjoy a featured performer and then get in the jam...more

    Butch Walker

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    May 4, 2015

    Butch Walker’s latest album, Afraid of Ghosts, debuted at #1 on the Top New Artists chart when it was released last month on Dangerbird Records. Butch is a prolific recording artist &...more

    A Taste of Don Giovanni

    Presented by Boston Center for Adult Education and Boston Lyric Opera at Boston Center for Adult Education, Boston

    May 4, 2015

    Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) team up to lead a lively armchair tour through Mozart’s Don Giovanni – the latest BLO production....more

    THE LAST LAUGH, featuring a live performance by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    May 4, 2015

    The Coolidge Corner Theatre is proud to welcome back Berklee College of Music Professor Sheldon Mirowitz and the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra for a special presentation of their original new...more

    A Taste of Don Giovanni

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Boston Center for Adult Education, Boston

    May 4, 2015

    Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and theBoston Center for Adult Education(BCAE) team up to lead a lively armchair tour through Mozart’s Don Giovanni – the latest BLO production....more

    Gordon College Chamber Music Recital

    Presented by Gordon College Department of Music at Phillips Recital Hall, Wenham

    May 4, 2015

    Gordon College Chamber Music Groups perform a recital of classical chamber works.


    Jesus Christ Superstar

    Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company at Strand Theatre, Boston

    April 24 - May 3, 2015

    Propelled by a stirring score, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.


    All Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto with Ilana Zaks, Swan Lake, and more

    Presented by The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra at MassBay Community College, Wellesley

    May 3, 2015

    The WSO welcomes Ilana Zaks, violin, performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. The WSO performs Swan Lake Ballet Suite, and the Romeo and Juliet Overture Fantasy

    Max...more

    Todd Rundgren - Global Tour 2015

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The 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

    EXULTET! (Newton)

    Presented by Cappella Clausura

    May 3, 2015

    Evocative music of Arvo Pärt, Eric Whitacre, Hildegard von Bingen and distinguished Welsh composer Hilary Tann.  We are honored to present the New England premiere of Tann’s...more

    The David Haas Group: A Coalition of the Willing

    Presented by The Lily Pad at Lily Pad, Cambridge

    May 3, 2015

    David Haas, piano

    Scott Getchell, trumpets

    Todd Brunel, clarinet

    Glenn Dickson, clarinet

    Kevin Frenette, guitar

    Kit Demos, bass & modular...more

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