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    "A Love Supreme": the 37th annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert w/ Donald Harrison

    Presented by Friends of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert (fJCMC) and Northeastern Center for the Arts

    October 18, 2014

    The Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert (fJCMC) in collaboration with the Center for the Arts at Northeastern University present the 2014 John Coltrane Memorial Concert celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Coltrane's majestic suite A Love Supreme, considered by many to be the greatest spiritual jazz composition of all time. This year’s featured guest is Donald Harrison, New Orleans ...more


    Andris Nelsons conducts Harbison, Esenvalds, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    November 20 - November 22, 2014

    Andris Nelsons demonstrates his thoughtful, adventurous programming with this wide-ranging selection of works. He and the BSO are joined by cellist Yo-Yo Ma for Prokofiev's Symphony-Concerto...more

    Focusing the Abstract

    Presented by Boston Musica Viva at Tsai Performance Center

    November 22, 2014

    Join us for a poignant and powerful collaborative new work of video and music by Richard and Deborah Cornell, paired with the vivid imagery and emotion of Berio’s Folk Songs.


    Itzhak Perlman, violin

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

    November 23, 2014

    Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Hearing this living legend perform live is an experience no music lover...more

    The Play of Daniel

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston

    November 21 - November 23, 2014

    The Trinity Concert Series welcomes the Boston Camerata as they celebrate their 60th anniversary with a new production of The Play of Daniel. Featuring Boston Camerata soloists and the Trinity...more

    The Italian Girl in Algiers (L’Italiana in Algeri)

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater

    November 20 - November 23, 2014

    Rossini’s acclaimed comic opera gem, The Italian Girl in Algiers, tells the story of a young woman who travels to Algiers to find her missing lover. Sung in Italian with English...more

    Arturo Sandoval

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

    November 28, 2014

    He is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and has been seen by millions at the Oscars performing with Celine Dion, at the Grammy Awards with Justin Timberlake and in...more

    Bartok, Haydn, and Mussorgsky featuring Leonidas Kavakos, conductor and violin

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    November 25 - November 29, 2014

    The Greek-born violin virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos returns to the BSO as both soloist and conductor in Bela Bartok's Two Portraits for violin and orchestra, which the BSO has never...more

    Handel Messiah

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

    November 28 - November 30, 2014

    A holiday tradition for 161 years—make it yours!  A favorite that never goes out of fashion, this classic oratorio is kept fresh each year by the vision of Harry Christophers, the...more

    La Serva Padrona & Livietta e Tracollo

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at NEC's Jordan Hall

    November 29 - November 30, 2014

    The BEMF Chamber Opera Series returns for its 6th production, with a double bill of Neapolitan comic opera by Pergolesi. Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs along with Stage...more

    Piano Masters Series: David Korevaar

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

    December 2, 2014

    One of America's most probing, intellectually curious, versatile and pianistically-refined musicians, David Korevaar's mastery extends from J.S. Bach to Lowell Liebermann. Featuring a...more

    Michael McDonald

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    December 3, 2014

    Two notes. That’s all it takes to recognize the voice of Michael McDonald. Distinctive and soulful, it is one of the most yearningly emotive instruments of our times. To this add formidable...more

    Garfunkel & Oates

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    December 6, 2014

    Garfunkel & Oates are a unique musical comedy duo comprised of actresses Kate Micucci (Raising Hope, Bored to Death) and Riki Lindhome (Enlightened, Fun Size, Last House on The Left)....more

    Handel's Messiah

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston

    December 7, 2014

    Come hear Boston's only performance of Handel's masterpiece in a sacred space. The Trinity Choirs will sing George Frideric Handel's Messiah (Advent and Christmas portions and...more

    Chris Botti

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    December 10, 2014

    Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences...more

    Brad Mehldau Trio

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

    December 13, 2014

    Recently called “the most influential jazz pianist of the last 20 years” (The New York Times), Brad Mehldau combines rigorous artistry, eclectic music tastes, and breathtaking...more

    Candlelight Carols

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston

    December 13 - December 14, 2014

    In one of Boston’s most beloved traditions since 1909, we celebrate the birth of Christ through carols, candlelight, readings, and anthems offered by the Choirs of Trinity Church. Come,...more

    Andris Nelsons conducts Brahms, Haydn, and Strauss featuring cellist Gautier Capucon

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    January 8 - January 10, 2015

    Andris Nelsons' two January programs focus on classics of the orchestral repertoire. In this first program of 2015, he is joined by French cellist Gautier Capucon and BSO principal violist...more

    Boston Symphony Chamber Players

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

    January 11, 2015

    On Sunday, January 11, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players will present the world premiere of Eric Nathan's new work for oboe, horn, and piano, a BSO commission. A former Tanglewood...more

    Mozart and Bruckner - Open Rehearsal

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    January 15, 2015

    Acclaimed for his performances of the Classical repertoire, German pianist Lars Vogt returns to Symphony Hall as soloist with Andris Nelsons and the BSO in Mozart's proto-Romantic C minor...more

    Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

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

    January 16, 2015

    A Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain concert brings a genre-crashing ride through popular music: a funny, virtuosic, foot-stomping and melodious entertainment. It is a joyous, thought-provoking...more

    Andris Nelson conducts Mozart and Bruckner featuring pianist Lars Vogt

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    January 15 - January 17, 2015

    Acclaimed for his performances of the Classical repertoire, German pianist Lars Vogt returns to Symphony Hall as soloist with Andris Nelsons and the BSO in Mozart's proto-Romantic C minor...more

    Emerson String Quartet

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

    January 22, 2015

    The Boston debut of the new Emerson, with cellist Paul Watkins, is greatly anticipated.

    PURCELL
    Two Fantasias
    Chacony, arranged by Benjamin Britten

    LOWELL LIEBERMANN...more

    Angela Hewitt, piano; Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano

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

    January 23, 2015

    Internationally acclaimed Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter and world-renowned British/Canadian pianist, Angela Hewitt, are two remarkably refined and sensitive performers, perfectly...more

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

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    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

    Haydn: Symphonies and Concerto

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

    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...more

    Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, and Anna Bass in "Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host"

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre

    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...more

    BACH EXPLORED Concert 2: Dark Visions

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

    Dorman, Prokofiev and Schumann High School Open Rehearsal

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    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

    Asher Fisch conducts Dorman, Prokofiev and Schumann featuring violinist Julian Rachlin

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    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

    Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at First Church in 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

    bid them dance and bid them sing

    Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at Goethe-Institut 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

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

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    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 at NEC's Jordan Hall

    February 6, 2015

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

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

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    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.?


    Renée Fleming, soprano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

    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

    February 8, 2015

    Youth percussion ensemble Marimba Magic joins BMV for an exciting new tale by Charles Zoll in a concert also featuring the beloved story of Babar the Elephant....more

    UnderScore Friday Evening: Liadov, Birtwistle and Stravinsky

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    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

    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

    Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Milhaud and Poulenc - Open Rehearsal

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    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

    Calder Quartet

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

    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

    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

    The Wiz

    Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company at The Strand Theatre

    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

    Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Leif Ove Andsnes, piano/conductor

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

    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 master...more

    Angels in America

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

    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

    An Evening with Audra McDonald

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

    March 1, 2015

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


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

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    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

    Charles Dutoit conducts Szymanowski's King Roger

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    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

    Presenting Stephen Burns

    Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at NEC's Jordan Hall

    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

    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

    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

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