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    Katya Kabanova

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    March 13 - March 22, 2015

    Performed for the first time in BLO’s history, Janácek’s sweeping Kátya Kabanová is a juxtaposition of extraordinary beauty and fateful oppression. The opera paints a tragic portrait of provincial ...more


    Ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano by Beethoven

    Presented by Goethe-Institut Boston and Goethe-Institut Boston at Goethe-Institut Boston, Boston

    March 5, 2015

    Award Winning duo Ariadne Daskalakis, violin and Miri Yampolsky, piano with present the Ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano in 3 concerts, the first of which will be held at the Goethe Instit Boston....more

    Women Musicians Network 18th Annual Concert

    Presented by Women Musicians Network at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    March 5, 2015

    Jazz, Latin, spoken word, funk, pop/R&B, rock, Balkan/jazz: Berklee women students, faculty, and their bands from around the world make the WMN show a high-powered and eclectic annual event....more

    Free Thursday Noon Lindsey Chapel Series: Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001

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

    March 5, 2015

    Six free concerts performed in the intimate and beautiful space of the Lindsey Chapel will feature each of Bach’s six sonatas and partitas for solo violin and viola (BWV 1001-1006) with...more

    An Evening with Gretchen Peters

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

    March 5, 2015

    "I get a lot of juice from the musicians in the room," says Gretchen Peters. In the case of her new album, Blackbirds, this is an understatement. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, the...more

    BMOP Performs Blizzard Voices Concert

    Presented by Boston Modern Orchestra Project at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 5, 2015

    Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation’s premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, celebrates its continuing...more

    STIR at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    March 5, 2015

    The Isabella Stewart Gardner’s contemporary musical experience, Stir, combines the works of A Far Cry the Gardner’s resident chamber orchestra, Margot Rood, and members of Eurythmy...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

    Punch Brothers

    Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues, Boston

    March 6, 2015

    With Punch Brothers, mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile (of pop-bluegrass band Nickel Creek) pioneered the pseudo-genre “chambergrass”—intricately composed music written for bluegrass...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

    Handel’s Israel in Egypt

    Presented by Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 7, 2015

    Composed for orchestra, soloists and double chorus, George Frideric Handel’s tour-de-force oratorio is heralded for its incredible depiction of plagues of locusts, boils, and frogs; the...more

    Caribbean Festival

    Presented by Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library at BPL Jamaica Plain Branch, Boston

    March 7, 2015

     Providing an antidote to winter, The Friends of the JP Branch Library present Kathleen Gaskin-Holland who will bring authentic Trinidadian cooking, costumes, music and dance to the Jamaica...more

    ArtsEmerson Concerts Presents

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

    March 6 - March 7, 2015

    ArtsEmerson is proud to announce a second weekend of Boston area performers appearing in The Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre, located in the Paramount Center, the weekend of March 6th and 7th....more

    ICE Residency

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    March 7, 2015

    ICE performs with Boston Conservatory students and faculty members from all three divisions in works by Alvin Lucier, Christian Wolff, John Adams, Pauline Oliveros and Louis Andriessen.


    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

    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

    The Hammond Performing Arts Series Presents Sarita Kwok and Wei-Yi Yang

    Presented by Hammond Residential RE at Old South Church, Boston, Boston

    March 8, 2015

    Saul Cohen, President of Hammond Residential Real Estate in Chestnut Hill, is pleased to announce that violinist Sarita Kwok and pianist Wei-Yi Yang will perform works by Debussy, Schnittke,...more

    SERENADE TO BACH with Irina Muresanu

    Presented by Boston Classical Orchestra at Faneuil Hall, Boston

    March 8, 2015

    Boston Classical Orchestra under music director Steven Lipsitt continues its 35th season with Serenade to Bach, a program featuring guest violinist Irina Muresanu. One of the most acclaimed...more

    Dylan Gardner

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

    March 11, 2015

    Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dylan Gardner has spent the last 10 years of his life obsessed with the art of songwriting. His earliest memory is of...more

    Jan St. Werner (Fiepblatter, Lithops, Mouse on Mars)

    Presented by Goethe-Institut Boston and Goethe-Institut Boston at Goethe-Institut Boston, Boston

    March 11, 2015

    Cologne producer and sound artist JAN ST. WERNER is perhaps best known for his work in Mouse on Mars, which he formed with Andi Toma in the early 90s. Over two decades, the duo has charted a...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

    Free Thursday Noon Lindsey Chapel Series: Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002

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

    March 12, 2015

    Six free concerts performed in the intimate and beautiful space of the Lindsey Chapel will feature each of Bach’s six sonatas and partitas for solo violin and viola (BWV 1001-1006) with...more

    Orla Gartland / Olivia Millerschin

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

    March 12, 2015

    Orla Gartland is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter from Dublin, Ireland known for her quirky brand of guitar-based pop bursting with personality and catchy melodies. Her songs are tied together...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

    Shabbat Dinner And Singing with the Klezmatics

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

    March 13, 2015

     This is a first for BJMF: Let's have Shabbat dinner together!
    We'll enjoy a festive, family-style as Lorin Sklamberg and Frank London form the Klezmatics lead us in celebratory...more

    Kristin Diable / Anderson East

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

    March 13, 2015

    Kristin Diable has been exploring freedom and choice in her music ever since she picked up an open mic at a lounge in Baton Rouge and stunned the audience into...more

    The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Morehouse College Glee Club Concert

    Presented by Greater Boston Morehouse College Alumni Association at Old South Church, Boston, Boston

    March 13, 2015

    Directed by the renowned Dr. David Morrow, this distinguished all-male chorus has completed a successful tour of the Russian Republic that included a stop in the...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

    Mozart on the Fringe

    Presented by Musicians of the Old Post Road at Old South Church, Boston, Boston

    March 14, 2015

     Born in Salzburg, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an occasional visitor to neighboring Bohemian lands, where his music was beloved and where he both influenced and was influenced by Bohemian...more

    Beautiful as a Dove (Boston)

    Presented by Cappella Clausura at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston, Boston

    March 14, 2015

    Beautiful as a Dove is a unique opportunity to hear the exquisite sacred motets of Renaissance composer Raffaella Aleotti alongside settings of similar texts by her famous contemporaries:...more

    Benefit Concert for Women of Means performed by the Longwood Symphony Orchestra

    Presented by Women of Means, Inc. and Women of Means, Inc. at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 14, 2015

    Ronald Feldman and the Longwood Symphony Orchestra will perform selections by world-class composers John Corigliano, Eugene d'Albert, and George Bizet.  Internationally renowned cellist...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...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

    Banda Magda

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    March 15, 2015

    Banda Magda | Opening act: Chorobop This special kickoff concert featuring Berklee alumni and students celebrates the partnership between Celebrity Series Stave Sessions and Berklee College of...more

    Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras BYSO On Parade

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

    March 15, 2015

    For the first time ever, join all 484 BYSO musicians at Symphony Hall for a fun afternoon filled with music and entertainment for all ages.

    Daniel...more

    An Afternoon in Words and Music with Lee Konitz

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    March 15, 2015

    Spend a two-part afternoon celebrating the life and music of legendary jazz composer and saxophonist Lee Konitz. Hear Konitz in conversation with musician Tim...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

    Gabriel Kahane

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    March 17, 2015

    Gabriel Kahane is a composer and singer-songwriter living in Brooklyn. His recent projects include commissions by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kronos...more

    Roomful of Teeth

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    March 18, 2015

    Roomful of Teeth is a vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice. Through study with masters from non-classical traditions the world over, the eight-voice...more

    Ms. Lauryn Hill

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 18, 2015

     Born in New Jersey to a schoolteacher mother and computer programmer/system’s analyst father, it was obvious from a young age that Ms. Hill possessed extraordinary talents, abilities...more

    Ledisi: The Intimate Truth Tour

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 19, 2015

     Ledisi Anibade Young is an American R&B and jazz recording artist, songwriter and actress. Her first name means “to bring forth” or “to come here” in Yoruba....more

    Free Thursday Noon Lindsey Chapel Series: Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 (transcribed for viola)

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

    March 19, 2015

    Six free concerts performed in the intimate and beautiful space of the Lindsey Chapel will feature each of Bach’s six sonatas and partitas for solo violin and viola (BWV 1001-1006) with...more

    Ben Sollee and Becca Stevens Band

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    March 19, 2015

    Cellist and self-proclaimed storyteller Ben Sollee is at the forefront of contemporary instrumental music. His genre-bending songwriting style flows from his Kentucky upbringing, and includes...more

    Mozart: 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....more

    Brooklyn Rider

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    March 20, 2015

    The game-changing string quartet Brooklyn Rider has been hailed as “the future of chamber music” by Strings. Brooklyn Rider presents eclectic repertoire in performances that continue...more

    Bach: St. John Passion

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church in the City of 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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