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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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    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

    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

    Family Concert - "Keeping Good Company"- Musical Partnerships of Inspiration and Innovation

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

    February 7, 2015

    BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall.?


    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

    Renée Fleming, soprano with Olga Kearn, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    February 8, 2015

    One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renée Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage...more

    Family Concert: The Adventures of Babar and Bliss

    Presented by Boston Musica Viva at Tsai Performance Center, Boston

    February 8, 2015

    Our annual Family Concert, The Adventure of Babr and Bliss, explores adventure tales old and new. We join the inquisitive and precocious young Bliss as she explores time and space travel in...more

    UnderScore Friday Evening: Liadov, Birtwistle and Stravinsky

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

    February 13, 2015

    Adventurous Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski, who is principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, teams here with the BSO and estimable French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard for a...more

    Vladimir Jurowski conducts Liadov, Birtwistle and Stravinsky featuring pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard

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

    February 12 - February 14, 2015

    Adventurous Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski, who is principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, teams here with the BSO and estimable French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard for a...more

    Mozart and Beethoven

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    February 13 - February 15, 2015

    Hear these titans of the Classical era as young composers. Composed by the master at the tender age of 13, Mozart's Waisenhaus Mass receives a rare performance from conductor Richard...more

    Joyful Noise: The Pipe Organs of Trinity Church

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    February 15, 2015

     Join Trinity Church Boston's Director of Music Richard Webster and nationally recognized organ expert Jonathan Ambrosino for a history of the Trinity organs, a view of what the organ...more

    The Pink Floyd Experience

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    February 17, 2015

    Tom Quinn: Band leader, lead guitarist, and relentless crusader for all things “Pink Floyd”. In 1973, The Dark Side Of The Moon was released. That same year Tom bought his first...more

    Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Milhaud and Poulenc - Open Rehearsal

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

    February 19, 2015

    French conductor St?phane Den?ve returns for this program of works all premiered in Paris in the early 1920s. Canadian violinist James Ehnes is soloist in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1,...more

    The Mavericks

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    February 19, 2015

    The Mavericks are back. The country-steeped garage band - with a Cuban-American lead singer and who emerged from Miami in 1989 with a sultry debut that was equal parts innocence, intensity, and...more

    Lorelei "On the Rocks"

    Presented by Lorelei Ensemble

    February 20, 2015

    The second in a new chamber series hosted by Boston's Lorelei Ensemble. Sonja Tengblad, Emily Culler, and Clare McNamara in a post-Valentine's evening of 16th-century Italian and...more

    Calder Quartet

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    February 20, 2015

    The Calder Quartet performs a broad range of repertoire at an exceptional level, always striving to channel and fulfill the composer’s vision. Already the choice of many leading composers to...more

    Stephane Deneve conducts Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Milhaud and Poulenc featuring violinist James Ehnes

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

    February 19 - February 21, 2015

    French conductor St?phane Den?ve returns for this program of works all premiered in Paris in the early 1920s. Canadian violinist James Ehnes is soloist in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1,...more

    Aurora Borealis

    Presented by A Far Cry at St. John's Church, JP, Boston

    February 21, 2015

    Catch a glimpse of the exquisite Northern Lights as this program brings you from the bitter heart of a Nordic winter to the warmth of a welcoming hearth. The few gentle snowflakes felt in Steve...more

    Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    February 21, 2015

     Natalie MacMaster and her husband, Donnell Leahy, have created a new show that highlights the unique talents, stories, and traditions from their original homes of Cape Breton and Lakefield,...more

    The Wiz

    Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company at Strand Theatre, Boston

    February 13 - February 22, 2015

    The funky, modern re-telling of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum won 7 Tony awards.  This Broadway musical sets Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz to music in a...more

    Angels in America

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    February 19 - February 22, 2015

    Based on the award-winning play by Tony Kushner, the operatic version of Angels in America is a story about the human experince, touching on relationships, love, loss, cowardice,...more

    Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Leif Ove Andsnes, piano/conductor

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    February 22, 2015

    The magnificent pianist Leif Ove Andsnes collaborates as player/conductor with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra as part of his epic long-term project, The Beethoven Journey, focusing on the...more

    20 Years of Freedom: Hugh Masekela & Vusi Mahlasela

    Presented by Spectacle Management at John Hancock Hall, Boston

    February 24, 2015

    Two of South Africa's true freedom fighters and renowned musical icons come together for their first tour to honor twenty years since the start of democracy in South Africa and official end of...more

    Opera Night at the BPL: Musical Nationalism and Folklore in Opera

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Boston Public Library, Abbey Room, Boston

    February 24, 2015

    Themes of nationalism, folklore, and folk music weave a rich musical texture with a deeply moving storyline to make Kátya Kabanová one of Janácek’s most...more

    British Invasion 50th Anniversary Tour

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    February 26, 2015

    Pop culture was changed forever in 1964-65 by the arrival of the British Invasion pop artists on American shores. Some 50 years later, a quorum of iconic...more

    Words and Music by Dan Wilson (of Semisonic)

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

    February 27, 2015

    Dan Wilson is a singer-songwriter/producer/instrumentalist best known as the lead singer of the band Semisonic, for which he wrote the Grammy-nominated smash "Closing Time" and other...more

    An Evening with Audra McDonald

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    March 1, 2015

    The darling of Broadway (and Boston) returns to the Symphony Hall stage for another of her brilliant, unforgettable performances.

    “One of Ms. McDonald’s greatest gifts is to...more

    The Sing-Off Live! Tour

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 2, 2015

    The Sing-Off Live Tour! will feature The Sing-Off fan favorite groups VoicePlay (Season 4) and Street Corner Symphony (Season 2), plus one more group from this...more

    Charles Dutoit conducts Stravinsky, Debussy and Brahms featuring violinist Julia Fischer

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

    February 26 - March 3, 2015

    Continuing his recent multi-season "residency" with the BSO for two weeks of concerts this season, Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit leads German violinist Julia Fischer in the great Brahms...more

    The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    March 4, 2015

    Celebrate the 15th anniversary of this groundbreaking ensemble, the beautiful and affirming realization of Yo-Yo Ma’s remarkable musical vision.

    “Culture opens our hearts to...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

    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

    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

    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

    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 pivotal...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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Tristan & Yseult

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston

    March 5 - March 15, 2015

    Kneehigh’s Tristan & Yseult elevates this classic love triangle to epic proportions – complete with forbidden desires, broken hearts and tender truths. This innovative tale finds...more

    Boston Symphony Chamber Players with pianist Emanuel Ax

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

    March 15, 2015

    Pianist?Emanuel Ax?joins the Chamber Players on Sunday, March 15 for a program centered on the music of Robert Schumann and Gy?rgy Kurt?g (himself a noted admirer of Schumann's music and one...more

    Ronan Tynan

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 15, 2015

    Dr. Ronan Tynan is known for his versatile range of repertoire, including the operatic, oratorio, concert, and popular music genres. Through the years he has...more

    Video Games Live

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 16, 2015

    Video Games Live™ is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Created, produced and hosted by well known game industry veteran and superstar...more

    Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts Strauss and Mozart featuring pianist Emanuel Ax

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

    March 12 - March 17, 2015

    Revered German conductor Christoph von Dohn?nyi leads the BSO in two consecutive weeks of programs this season. The first features beloved pianist Emanuel Ax in two works-Mozart's Piano...more

    Mozart's C Minor Mass

    Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 20, 2015

    Mozart’s iconic Great Mass in C Minor, K. 427 contrasts in beautiful and surprising ways with Beethoven’s Elegiac Song, op. 118 and Haydn’s Symphony No. 86 in D...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - BACH: St. JOHN PASSION

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Boston

    March 21, 2015

    This sacred oratorio brims with the beautiful yet unrelenting musical and textual tension found between gentle reflective arias and brutal crowd choruses. Betrayal, torment, and death commingle...more

    Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts Mozart's last three symphonies

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

    March 19 - March 21, 2015

    Any opportunity to hear the final three symphonies of Mozart played by the BSO in a single program-in this instance under the distinguished baton of Christoph von Dohn?nyi-is a special event....more

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