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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


    Heritage Blues Orchestra

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    March 28, 2015

     Heritage Blues Orchestra (HBO) combines the grit of lowdown country and urban blues with the bold brass of New Orleans. The nine-piece band displays the hand-clapping fervor of gospel...more

    Zakir Hussain and Celtic Connections

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    March 29, 2015

     Tabla master Zakir Hussain has long explored cross-cultural music fusions with the likes of Mickey Hart, Bela Fleck, John McLaughlin, and Yo-Yo Ma. His newest project, Celtic Connections,...more

    Sunday at Tufts Community Series -- The Art of Fugue In Color

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Distler Performance Hall, Somerville

    March 29, 2015

    Performance faculty harpsichordist Frances Conover Fitch, Arcadia Viols, and guest artists reveal the stunning architecture of Bach’s last masterpiece in the varied colors of early...more

    Tufts Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Granoff Music Center, Somerville

    March 31, 2015

    Tufts Chamber Orchestra performs a concert featuring Britten’s "Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings" with performance faculty members Anne Howarth, horn and Charles Blandy, tenor....more

    Tufts Graduate Composers Monster Concert

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music

    April 1, 2015

    New works by four graduate compositional voices - Cagdas Donmezer, Ryan O'Connell, Jeffery Shivers, and Wei Yang - performed by Enterprise Brass Quintet; Joshua Hahn, ney; John McDonald,...more

    NME: Walking on Water

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Distler Performance Hall, Somerville

    April 2, 2015

    Tufts New Music Ensemble performs under the direction of Donald Berman. Pianist Donald Berman is recognized as a chief exponent of new works by living composers, overlooked music by 20th...more

    Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe

    Presented by Arts at the Armory at Arts at the Armory, Somerville

    April 4, 2015

    Somerville Songwriter Sessions presents a concert with Dave Dersham, Marc Herman, and Chris LaVancher. The concert will feature a solo set by each...more

    Archie Fisher, James Keelaghan & Jez Lowe

    Presented by Last Dance Productions at Arts at the Armory, Somerville

    April 9, 2015

    Three of the world’s finest songwriters and most respected singers have decided to take their friendship on the road. Having come together for several years while on a cruise they found that...more

    Small Jazz Concert I

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Granoff Music Center, Somerville

    April 9, 2015

    Paul Ahlstrand's small jazz ensemble and a group led by Tufts student Jesse Brotter perform works for smaller combos.


    Tal National

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    April 10, 2015

     The most popular live act in the West African nation of Niger, Tal National is beloved for its epic live performances. With a large, rotating lineup of vocalists and multi-instrumentalists,...more

    Signature Series Opera at the Movies: AMADEUS

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    April 10, 2015

    Boston Lyric Opera Signature Series in partnership with Somerville Theatre
    Opera at the Movies

    Amadeus
    Friday, April 10 | 7:00 – 10:30 p.m.
    $10...more

    Small Jazz Concert II

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Distler Performance Hall, Somerville

    April 12, 2015

    Nando Michelin's small jazz ensembles perform works for smaller combos. 


    Small Jazz Concert III: Gershwin and the Mercy of Spring

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music

    April 16, 2015

    A Nando Michelin ensemble and the Tufts Jazz Choir and Combo, led by Tisha Stadnicki, pay tribute to George and Ira Gershwin with a variety of their standards, and add some funk with Joe...more

    Rhiannon Giddens

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    April 18, 2015

     Founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops Rhiannon Giddens is touring with her own band to support her solo debut, Tomorrow Is My Turn, a collaboration with T Bone Burnett that deftly...more

    The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    April 23, 2015

     Norway, Sweden, and the Shetland Islands have some of the richest fiddling traditions in the world. Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden), and Kevin Henderson (the...more

    The Pedrito Martinez Group

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    April 25, 2015

     The Pedrito Martinez Group has emerged as the tightest Afro-Cuban band in New York. Utterly joyful and completely irresistible, the ensemble has its roots planted firmly in the rumba...more

    Noura Mint Seymali

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    May 1, 2015

     A nationally beloved star in Mauritania, Noura Mint Seymali creates a mesmerizing tension between ancient traditions and contemporary idioms. She merges her powerful griot voice with the...more

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