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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


    Terence Blanchard Quintet and Ravi Coltrane Quartet

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    April 25, 2015

    A five-time Grammy Award winner and renowned film-score and soundtrack composer, trumpeter Terence Blanchard is one of the great renaissance men of jazz. Grammy-nominated saxophonist and Blue Note...more

    MASCAGNI: Cavalleria Rusticana LEONCAVALLO: Pagliacci

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 25, 2015

    Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo...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

    Handel: Agrippina

    Presented by Boston Baroque at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    April 24 - April 25, 2015

    Boston Baroque closes the season with Handel’s opera Agrippina featuring Metropolitan Opera rising star soprano Susanna Phillips in the title role and Australian sensation and much...more

    Dancing with bOp!

    Presented by Boston College Bands

    April 25, 2015

     Dancing with bOp! brings Boston College’s dance ensembles together with BC bOp!, the premiere jazz ensemble, to dance the night away at BC’s annual Arts Festival. From swing...more

    Cobi Mike / Joe Marson

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

    April 25, 2015

    Cobi Mike is a music producer and singer-songwriter from Minnesota. Formerly a member of the band Gentlemen Hall, he has several prestigious awards such as an MTV video music award, a...more

    Darol Anger and The Furies

    Presented by notloB Music

    April 25, 2015

    In Greek mythology, Furies were ferocious godlike female avengers who would swoop down on mortals and destroy them. In this band, the only difference is that instead of destruction, inspiration...more

    HipHarp featuring Deborah Henson-Conant

    Presented by HipHarp

    April 25, 2015

    "HipHarpist" Deborah Henson-Conant (DHC) is returning to one of the best Coffeehouse in the country, 'Circle of Friends Coffeehouse' at the Universalist Society Meeting House in...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

    The Kennedys

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    April 25, 2015

    In a career that now spans two decades, New York duo Pete and Maura Kennedy have traversed a broad musical landscape, surveying power pop, acoustic songwriting, organic rock rooted in their early...more

    The Smithereens - 80s Power Pop Hit Makers

    Presented by gimmeLIVE

    April 25, 2015

    The Smithereens will rock the Larcom with their huge powerpop hits "Behind the Wall of Sleep," "A Girl like You," "Blood And Roses," "Only a Memory,"...more

    Arts in the Village Presents the Zefira Trio

    Presented by Arts in the Village at Goff Memorial Hall, Rehoboth

    April 25, 2015

    The Zefira Trio's programming reflects a commitment to musical excellence that displays the artistry and depth of each instrument as both an individual voice...more

    On the Waterfront: Songs of the Sea

    Presented by Cantemus Chamber Chorus

    April 25, 2015

    Cantemus Spring Concert is “a love song to the wild beauty of the North Shore”

    From the majestic Atlantic to countless rivers, streams, marshes and tidal...more

    A Symphonic Spectacular

    Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre, Weston

    April 26, 2015

    Enesco - Romanian Rhapsody No. 1

    Ravel - Daphnis & Chloé Suite No. 2

    Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade

    The...more

    Boston Symphony Chamber Players with?French pianist?Jean-Yves Thibaudet

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

    April 26, 2015

    French pianist??Jean-Yves Thibaudet?joins the Boston Symphony Chamber Players on Sunday, April 26 to close out the 2014-15 Chamber Player's season with a program highlighting great French...more

    Chamber Series IV - Apple Hill Quartet

    Presented by Winsor Music, Inc. at St. Paul's Church, Brookline, Brookline

    April 26, 2015

    The Apple Hill Quartet joins Peggy for the final concert of the 2014-15 season. James Primosch presents the world premiere of his new quartet for oboe and strings, and we will conclude our...more

    String Masters Series: Strings Chamber Fest

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    April 26, 2015

    The 2014-2015 String Masters Series concludes with a celebration of chamber music, performed by Boston Conservatory faculty and honors students, as well as The Boston Conservatory's cello...more

    Young Masters Series: New England Conservatory in Recital

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick

    April 26, 2015

    The honors string quartet that will be performing consists of violinists Harriet Langley and Brian Hong, violist Jim Peng, and cellist Alexander Hersh.


    Joyful Noise: The Pipe Organs of Trinity Church (Rescheduled)

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    April 26, 2015

    Ever wondered what the inside of a pipe organ looks like?

    Organists Richard Webster and Colin Lynch team up with nationally recognized organ expert Jonathan Ambrosino to give us a history...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

    The Smithereens at Bull Run

    Presented by The Bull Run Restaurant

    April 26, 2015

    If you wanna rock, The Smithereens are for you - their live show is over the top as they blast through their biggest radio hits, "A Girl like You," "Only a Memory,"...more

    Wagner: Siegfried, Act III

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Boston

    April 26, 2015

    The 2014-15 season of the BPYO closes with the most unusual event in its history so far, one that, we predict, will cause huge audience excitement and will be talked about for a long time....more

    Bernard Haitink conducts Ravel and Mozart featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet

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

    April 23 - April 28, 2015

    BSO Conductor Emeritus Bernard Haitink ends the BSO's 2014-15 season with two weeks of concerts. First, he and the orchestra are joined by dazzling French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet for...more

    The Waterboys

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    April 28, 2015

    Now comes Modern Blues, definitive evidence that The Waterboys are in the midst of a stunning purple patch. The scope of the album’s ambition is exemplified by its magnificent 10-minute...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

    Salon Series: Concert #5

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at Gregorian Rugs, Newton Lower Falls

    April 30, 2015

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


    Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    April 30, 2015

    The work of Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox has been viewed on the ensemble’s YouTube channel well over a hundred million times. Most of those doing the viewing, however, are not...more

    Brentano Quartet

    Presented by Music Worcester

    May 1, 2015

    Mark Steinberg & Serena Canin, violins
    Misha Amory, viola
    Nina Lee, cello

    Bartók: String Quartet No. 3
    ...more

    Alisa Weilerstein, cello and Inon Barnatan, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    May 1, 2015

    Cellist Alisa Weilerstein’s breathtaking technique, combined with passion and musicianship, make her one of today’s most exciting artists. Her frequent collaborator, Inon Barnatan, is...more

    Broadway On Highland

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    May 1, 2015

    An open singing event!  If you love Broadway musicals, come sing your favorite Broadway tune with our fabulous accompanist, or just sit in the audience and enjoy the sing-a-long numbers. All...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

    Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick

    May 1, 2015

    Best known as lead singer of Newfoundland's beloved Great Big Sea these past 20+ years, Alan Doyle, actor, producer, and bestselling author, takes the stage to perform his captivating folk...more

    Bernard Haitink conducts Schumann, Mozart and Brahms featuring pianist Maria Joao Pires

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

    April 30 - May 2, 2015

    For the final concerts of the season, Bernard Haitink is joined by the eminent Portuguese pianist Maria Jo?o Pires-in her first BSO appearances since 1999-for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23,...more

    Let’s Pull Out all the Stops!

    Presented by New Philharmonia Orchestra at First Baptist Church in Newton, Newton

    April 26 - May 2, 2015

    A festive concert dedicated to the memory of a special friend of the New Phil and our community – Nasir Khan.

    Featuring John Finney (organ) - a consummate musician, John is one of...more

    Kinky Friedman: Singer, Raconteur, Author

    Presented by Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton

    May 2, 2015

    Richard “Kinky” Friedman styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain. Outrageous and irreverent but always thought-provoking, Kinky Friedman...more

    Jesus Christ Superstar

    Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company at Strand Theatre, Boston

    April 24 - May 3, 2015

    Propelled by a stirring score, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.


    Haydn The Creation

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    May 1 - May 3, 2015

    Inspired by Haydn’s trips to England, where he first heard Handel’s oratorios, The Creation is widely considered Haydn’s crowning masterpiece. Based on both the biblical...more

    All Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto with Ilana Zaks, Swan Lake, and more

    Presented by The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra at MassBay Community College, Wellesley

    May 3, 2015

    The WSO welcomes Ilana Zaks, violin, performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. The WSO performs Swan Lake Ballet Suite, and the Romeo and Juliet Overture Fantasy

    Max...more

    Todd Rundgren - Global Tour 2015

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    May 3, 2015

    The 25th solo studio album of his career, "GLOBAL", scheduled for release on April 7 in North America and April 6 in the rest of the world, is a stunning contemporary fusion of styles -...more

    Opera at the Cinema: TOSCA (rescheduled date)

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    May 3, 2015

    Pierre Audi directs a new production of this violent and passionate work for the Paris Opera.

    A singer in love, passionate, jealous and impulsive; a romantic painter, an idealist and a...more

    Jazz Lounge at The Bristol: Ludovica String Quartet

    Presented by The Bristol at Four Seasons Hotel Boston at The Bristol at Four Seasons Hotel Boston, Boston

    May 5, 2015

    This spring, something new blossoms at Four Seasons Hotel Boston: Jazz Lounge at The Bristol, a live performance series showcasing Boston’s top emerging artists in the...more

    Iggy Azalea

    Presented by AEG Live at TD Garden, Boston

    May 6, 2015

    After igniting a Twitter frenzy following her arena tour announcement, the official dates for Grammy-nominated Iggy Azalea's The Great Escape Tour, presented by AEG Live, have been announced....more

    Pink Martini

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    May 6, 2015

    Mark your calendars for the fabulous musical sensation, PINK MARTINI!  Founded in 1994 by bandleader Thomas Lauderdale, the performance elegantly showcases music from around the world through...more

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    May 7, 2015

    Join us for a casual evening of Open Mic music at Starbucks, 542 Main Street, Winchester. All ages, all instruments, and all types of acoustic music are welcome! Individual or small duo/trio...more

    Stephen Hough, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    May 8, 2015

    British pianist Stephen Hough combines an exceptional facility and tonal palette with a uniquely inquisitive musical personality. His musical achievements have resulted in many awards and...more

    Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    May 8, 2015

     Join the Trinity Choirs as they sing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s transcendent Vespers in its 100th anniversary year, accompanied by candlelight and incense.


    Mozart: Abduction from the Seraglio

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

    May 9, 2015

    In this colorful opera that "knocked everything else sideways," as the poet Goethe boldly remarked, Mozart tells the story of a kidnapping by pirates, a Turkish harem, a clever quest, a...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

    Martyn Joseph

    Presented by Stone Soup Coffeehouse

    May 9, 2015

    Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other. Shades of Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be – but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for...more

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