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    Bach St. Matthew Passion

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    March 27 - March 29, 2015

    “There is nothing like it in all music,” said Leonard Bernstein, describing this monumental oratorio. H+H reprises its sold-out 2012 performances of the Saint Matthew Passion with an exemplary cast of soloists, including Joshua Ellicott and Roderick Williams as the Evangelist and Jesus, respectively. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind masterwork, to be performed during the final days of ...more


    Mozart, Beethoven, Golijov

    Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    March 29, 2015

    Mozart
    Trio in E-flat major, K. 498, “Kegelstatt

    Beethoven
    Sonata for Cello and Piano in C, Op. 102, No....more

    The David Haas Group: A Coalition of the Willing

    Presented by The Lily Pad at Lily Pad, Cambridge

    March 29, 2015

    David Haas, piano

    Eric Hofbauer, guitar

    Scott Getchell, trumpets

    Glenn Dickson, clarinet

    Kit Demos, bass & modular synthesizer

    Syd Smart, drums


    The Sacred Bridge: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Medieval Europe

    Presented by The Boston Camerata at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Cambridge

    March 29, 2015

    Back by popular demand, The Sacred Bridge is an interfaith celebration unlike any other. Discover the common musical roots of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, and the astonishing and beautiful...more

    Port Sounds Music Festival

    Presented by Gallery 263

    March 28 - March 29, 2015

    Join us on March 28 & 29 for Port Sounds, a two-day folk music festival at Gallery 263. This year’s festival celebrates the six years that Gallery 263 has opened its doors to...more

    Muriel Anderson

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    March 29, 2015

    Composer, guitarist, and harp guitarist Muriel Anderson is one of the few international touring guitarists equally at home with classical, bluegrass, pop-jazz and international music....more

    Red Molly with guest guitarist Mark Erelli

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    March 29, 2015

    From Day One, Red Molly conjured musical magic. A decade later, they've honed their songwriting, their covers, their playing and, above all, their harmonies into something joyful and...more

    Passim Iguana Music Fund Night

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    March 30, 2015

    Join us March 30th at Club Passim for an evening celebrating the 2014 Iguana Music Fund grant winners! The show is free and starts at 7PM.

    The Iguana Music Fund is an annual...more

    Open Mic

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    March 31, 2015

    Passim's Open Mic is all ages and all are welcome! Performance order is established by lottery. You can add your name to the list beginning at 6:30 PM, and the order will be pulled at 7:30 PM....more

    10 String Symphony & Eva Walsh

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    April 1, 2015

    10 String Symphony is a duo known for mesmerizing acoustic innovation.  Although difficult to categorize, their music is instantly recognizable as a blend of two distinct but equally...more

    Foghorn Stringband

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    April 2, 2015

    The sound of Portland, Oregon's Foghorn Stringband's tight instrumental work and line-up - fiddle, banjo, mandolin, bass and guitar - is reminiscent of early bluegrass, but their powerful...more

    Will Dailey

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    April 3, 2015

    Will Dailey is an acclaimed recording and performing artist, who is a three-time winner of the Boston Music Award for Best Singer/Songwriter. In June of 2013 he was featured on a Stephen King/John...more

    SHEL

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    April 4, 2015

    Four sisters, raised in an atmosphere of creative freedom and diligent study, have honed their musical skills surgically sharp and blended their personalities and visions into a unified whole....more

    Session Americana

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    April 4, 2015

    Session Americana sit tightly around a small cafe table, ambient mics tuned to catch the whole sound of the voices and instruments. A suit-case drum kit, an old electric bass, a bunch of acoustic...more

    The Queen of Spades

    Presented by Lowell House Opera

    March 25 - April 4, 2015

    This spring, LHO presents Tchaikovsky's operatic thriller The Queen of Spades – complete with courtly intrigue, ghostly apparitions, and a...more

    Dublin Guitar Quartet

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    April 8, 2015

    Described as a “quartet with a difference” by The Irish Times, the Dublin Guitar Quartet is a one-of-a-kind classical guitar ensemble that occupies a unique space in the wider...more

    Music of Handel, Steffani, and Monteverdi

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    April 10, 2015

    BEMF’s 25th Anniversary Season comes to a triumphant conclusion with a powerhouse recital of operatic highlights, vocal chamber duets, and personal favorites selected by each artist. In...more

    AcousticaElectronica

    Presented by Oberon at OBERON, Cambridge

    February 13 - April 10, 2015

    Presented by Touch Performance Art and OBERON, AcousticaElectronica is a mind-blowing event that blends elements of electronic and classical music, dance, circus arts and immersive theater with...more

    Grand Harmonie: Deconstructed

    Presented by Grand Harmonie at The Longy School of Music, Cambridge

    April 10, 2015

    Experience a fresh, compelling concert model paying homage to eclectic programs of the past. Wind and string bands take a turn in the spotlight with early works by...more

    We Are… A Festival of Identity in Poetry, Prose, Music, and Dance

    Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge

    March 27 - April 10, 2015

    The Poets’ Theatre will be joining us at the Multicultural Arts Center for a festival of the arts! The performances throughout March and April will address various topics including current...more

    BMV World Tour 2015

    Presented by Boston Musica Viva at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Cambridge

    April 11, 2015

    Shirish Korde: Kala-Cakra (Cycles of Time), world premiere
    featuring guest soloists Gitanjali Mathur, soprano; Wu Tong, sheng and vocalist; Sandeep Das, tabla
    ...more

    Vocal Chamber Music in Times of War and Peace

    Presented by Massachusetts Peace Action

    April 11, 2015

    Music for Peace presents Vocal Chamber Music in Times of War and Peace, a unique collection of pieces assembled especially for Peace Action by noted mezzo-soprano D'Anna...more

    Aputumpu Music Festival Boston

    Presented by Aputumpu at Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge

    April 10 - April 11, 2015

     

    Introducing the debut Aputumpu Music Festival Boston. Born in Brooklyn, this festival is making it's Boston debut Friday and Saturday April 10...more

    Arise: The Kuumba Singers' 45th Annual Dean Archie C. Epps Spring Concert

    Presented by The Kuumba Singers of Harvard College at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    April 11, 2015

    The Kuumba Singers of Harvard College was founded in 1970 by Dennis Wiley and Fred Lucas, two African American undergraduates of the Harvard class of 1972. In an era of “Black Power”...more

    Plucky Strum CD Release Event

    Presented by The Lilypad

    April 12, 2015

    Whaling City Sound is proud to present Plucky Strum, the new acoustic duo from bassist Harvie S and guitarist Sheryl Bailey. Please join them in this rare Boston appearance. Plucky Strum combines...more

    "My Wars are laid away in Books" Emily Dickinson's Music Book: A Prelude to the Civil War

    Presented by The Red Skies Music Ensemble at OBERON, Cambridge

    April 12, 2015

    Bringing research to the stage through Emily Dickinson’s own wit, letters, poetry, and live performance of the music she loved and played, The Red Skies Music Ensemble takes audiences on a...more

    The Onlies

    Presented by notloB Music at Outpost 186, Cambridge

    April 17, 2015

    The Onlies are Sami Braman (fiddle, vocals, guitar), Riley Calcagno, and Leo Shannon (both of whom sing and play fiddle,...more

    OSCAR at The Crown and the love that dare not speak its name

    Presented by Oberon at OBERON, Cambridge

    April 15 - April 17, 2015

    OSCAR at The Crown and the love that dare not speak its name
    Created by Mark Mauriello
    Original Music by Andrew Barret Cox
    Inspired by the Life and Works of...more

    Harvard Museum of Natural History Presents: On the Wing - A Celebration of Birds in Music

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History

    April 18, 2015

    Join Harvard Museum of Natural History for  On the Wing :A Celebration of Birds in Music and Spoken Word,  a special afternoon of music and poetry that celebrates birds as symbols of...more

    Memphis Jazz Giants

    Presented by Jazz Program (Office for the Arts at Harvard) at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    April 18, 2015

    Office for the Arts at Harvard and Harvard Jazz Bands present
    George Coleman and Harold Mabern
    Harvard University Jazz Masters in...more

    Terry Riley 80th Birthday Concert

    Presented by MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology at MIT's Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge

    April 18, 2015

    Terry Riley’s 80th Birthday with Terry Riley, Eviyan, Gamelan Galak Tika, Sarah Cahill, and the world premiere of all-live Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band

    Headlining MIT Sounding,...more

    Wagner, Saint-Saëns, Berlioz

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    April 16 - April 19, 2015

    The magnificent Overture to Wagner’s Tannhäuser is a dramatic, conflicted collision between idealized religion and idealized passion. Considerable heat is generated on both...more

    Trio Jean Paul

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    April 22, 2015

    Chamber music devotees will not want to miss Boston’s introduction to Trio Jean Paul, an illustrious two-decade chamber music institution that plays with a refined wit and poetic intensity...more

    Harvard Museum of Natural History Presents: Exploring Neurobiology and Music

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History

    April 24, 2015

    The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture present a special evening of music and science featuring Project LENS, a performance collaborative that seeks to reveal connections between music and a...more

    The Science of Handbells

    Presented by Back Bay Ringers

    April 25, 2015

    What really happens when you hear a bell ringing? The Back Bay Ringers are holding two free educational handbell presentations to introduce scientific concepts in handbell ringing. Materials...more

    Jerusalem: Holy, Disputed, Lamented

    Presented by Seraphim Singers at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    April 26, 2015

    The Seraphim Singers (Jennifer Lester, Music Director) and Kol Arev Chamber Choir of Hebrew College (Amy Lieberman, Music Director; Lynn Torgove, Artistic Director) perform choral music inspired...more

    Wrong is Right

    Presented by notloB Music at Outpost 186, Cambridge

    April 29, 2015

    As tune writers, arrangers, and transcribers, these three vibrant players met through a love of roots music at Berklee College of Music. With combined skill and finesse on their instruments they...more

    The Song of Songs: Sensual Texts from the Bible’s Raciest Book

    Presented by Musica Sacra at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    May 9, 2015

    Settings by Renaissance composers, and by Boston's own Daniel Pinkham.


    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

    Salon Series: Concert #6

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    May 14, 2015

    Hear some of Boston’s best virtuosos on an intimate scale and join them in lively roundtable discussions in comfortable, friendly surroundings.

    A program of tangos.


    Kurt Elling's Passion World with special guest Anat Cohen

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    May 15, 2015

    Named DownBeat Critics Poll’s Male Vocalist of the Year an unprecedented fourteen times, Kurt Elling is one of the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. Originally commissioned by Jazz at...more

    What Is This Thing Called Love?

    Presented by The Spectrum Singers at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    May 16, 2015

    Torch songs, happy songs, sad songs of love found and love lost, from the Renaissance through the Great American Songbook - George Gershwin, Vernon Duke, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter,...more

    South American Gems

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    May 17, 2015

    Pro Arte Music Director Emerita Gisèle Ben-Dor returns to conduct a series of tangos, including Piazzolla’s Remembrances of Buenos Aires. Joining us is Adrian Anantawan on...more

    Together Festival 2015

    Presented by MMMMAVEN

    May 10 - May 17, 2015

    Together Boston is a week-long, city-wide convergence of music, art and technology. With daytime events celebrating emerging ideas, the latest gear and artistic innovation, the creative community...more

    Swing City

    Presented by Swing City and

    March 8, 2014 - March 12, 2016

    Swing City is Boston's premier Live Music Swing Dancing venue, since 1994.  Voted Best of Boston, Swing City features New England's hottest, most swingin' dance bands.
    ...more

    Handel's SAUL

    Presented by Back Bay Chorale at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    Ongoing

    Featuring Amanda Forsythe, Matthew Anderson & Sumner Thompson. One of Handel’s finest achievements and a masterpiece of dramatic art, Saul features an unusually large & diverse...more

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