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    Pedr Solis

    Presented by Guerilla Opera and The Boston Conservatory at The Zack Box, Boston

    May 15 - May 24, 2015

    Guerilla Opera presents Pedr Solis, a world premiere opera by Per Bloland, libretto by Paul Schick, and stage direction by Laine Rettmer. Pedr Solis is partially based on "The Tower," a play by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and the life of Norwegian author Pedr Solis in the late 1960s. In 1970, Solis's novel "Stillaset" spills into his real life in Oslo.  

    Pedr Solis is 70 minutes in ...more


    Art Garfunkel

    Presented by gimmeLIVE

    May 23, 2015

    Although it has been 40 years since Bridge Over Troubled Water was recorded, Art Garfunkel's image and signature vocal remain among the most instantly recognizable in popular music. His...more

    VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: SIR JOHN IN LOVE

    Presented by Odyssey Opera at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    May 17 - May 23, 2015

    Sir John in Love is a rare delight: a sly, witty, colorful, and articulate depiction of the Bard in English opera. Vaughan Williams’s version of Shakespeare’s The Merry...more

    Mark Shilansky and Fugue Mill

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

    May 23, 2015

    Mark Shilansky and his group Fugue Mill weave jazz through the fabric of Bluegrass, Celtic, and Classical music, creating a complex yet attractive blend of musical and improvisational styles....more

    Film Night, Richard Kaufman, conductor

    Presented by Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Boston

    May 22 - May 23, 2015

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    Closed Doors by Darkroom

    Presented by Darkroom at Arts at the Armory, Somerville

    May 23, 2015

    The Photography Channel, a series of exhibitions hosted by Darkroom, presents Closed Doors. The show is an invitation to reveal and share what happens behind closed doors through the...more

    Ramsey Lewis: Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The In Crowd

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    May 22 - May 23, 2015

    Ramsey Lewis has been an iconic leader in the contemporary jazz movement for over 50 years, with an unforgettable sound and outgoing personality that has allowed him to cross over to the pop and...more

    Yiannis Parios

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    May 24, 2015

    Arios was born in 1946 on the island of Paros – his original name is Yiannis Varthakouris. Due to his great love for his island, when he first started singing he changed his name to Yiannis...more

    Odyssey Opera Performs Double Bill

    Presented by Odyssey Opera at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    May 24, 2015

    Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival continues with a two nights of a double-bill of William Walton’s The Bear and Arthur Sullivan’s The Zoo...more

    Boston Calling Music Festival

    Presented by Boston Calling at City Hall Plaza, Boston

    May 22 - May 24, 2015

    Beck, My Morning Jacket, the Pixies and Tenacious D are just the tip of the iceberg of what this year's Boston Calling Music Festival has to offer. The three-day spectacle's lineup at Boston City...more

    The Olson Pingrey Quartet

    Presented by Ryles Jazz Club at Ryles Jazz Club, Cambridge

    May 26, 2015

    Boston's most alphabetical jazz group, the Olson Pingrey Quartet (AKA the OPQ) is led by the husband and wife team of Randy Pingrey and Kathy Olson. This chord-less quartet fronted by baritone...more

    Rossano Sportiello and Frank Tate

    Presented by Woods Hole Jazz

    May 26, 2015

     Sportiello was conservatory trained in Italy and began performing in jazz clubs in Milan at age 16 before touring throughout Europe with the historic "Milano Jazz Gang." He emerged...more

    Roy Williams and The Human Hands, presented by notloB Music

    Presented by notloB Music at Outpost 186, Cambridge

    May 26, 2015

    Roy Williams, an American songwriter, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist, writes music with a curious ear and an open mind. From the classic pop tunes heard on the first cassette Roy...more

    William Fitzsimmons / Denison Witmer

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

    May 26, 2015

    William Fitzsimmons is a singer-songwriter based in Illinois and perhaps best known for his songs Passion Play and Please...more

    Cantigas de Santa Maria and Cantigas d'Amigo

    Presented by Exsultemus and Boston Portuguese Festival

    May 26, 2015

    Written in the 13th century, the gorgeous Cantigas de Santa Maria and the Cantigas d'Amigo Galician-Portuguese bridge the gap of time and space to capture the imagination and transport us to...more

    Original Gravity

    Presented by Original Gravity

    May 27, 2015

    The fourth season finale of the Original Gravity Concert Series will be on Wednesday, May 27 at 7pm at Aeronaut Brewing Company, 14 Tyler Street, Somerville, MA. The concert will feature the...more

    A Gordon College Faculty Recital

    Presented by Gordon College Department of Music at Phillips Music Center, Gordon College, Wenham

    May 28, 2015

    This recital will feature Gordon College faculty violinists Sarita Kwok and Susan Kim and pianist Christina Chao. Highlights include Bohuslav Martin?'s Sonatina for Two Violins and...more

    Boston Pops: A Celtic Sojourn hosted by Brian O'Donovan

    Presented by Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Boston

    May 27 - May 28, 2015

    The Pops celebrates Boston's vibrant Celtic cultural heritage with music from around the world including selections from the Boston Pops' Grammy-nominated The Celtic Album. Brian...more

    Suzuki School's Artist Concert featuring the Claremont Trio

    Presented by Suzuki School of Newton and at Wilson Chapel, Newton, Newton

    May 29, 2015

    The Suzuki School of Newton's Artist Concert Series is pleased to present the critically acclaimed Claremont Trio. Each of the three musicians -- Emily Bruskin, violin; Julia Bruskin, cello;...more

    Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra

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

    May 29, 2015

    Since his incredible global success on a musical level and his founding of the first incarnation of his band Luna Negra in 1989, Ottmar Liebert has since become one of the most successful...more

    Newpoli CD release

    Presented by Oberon

    May 29, 2015

    As you hear the tamburello pounding out the heartbeat of Newpoli’s music, the two singers start up a wild, frenetic dance, and you'll have a very hard time sitting...more

    Daniel Ouellette and the Shobijin with Special Guest Orange Nichole

    Presented by Daniel Ouellette and the Shobijin

    May 29, 2015

    "Daniel Ouellette and the Shobijin delivers a multilingual, experiential tour...more

    Entrain

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

    May 29, 2015

    Entrain's goal is not just to be the biggest and the best, says Major. "We want to create music that makes people feel good. When we look out from the stage, all we see is smiling faces...more

    Skylark Vocal Ensemble presents "Clear Voices in the Dark"

    Presented by Skylark Vocal Ensemble at Church of the Advent, Boston, Boston

    May 29, 2015

    2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, and the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War. To commemorate these events, Skylark...more

    Honeysuckle

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at The Lawn on D, Boston

    May 29, 2015

    Honeysuckle is a psychedelic folk trio made up of Holly McGarry, Benjamin Burns, and Chris Bloniarz (of the band Grey Season). Their discography includes Feathers, a live album from...more

    Blues After Hours Tribute to Mai Cramer - 8th Annual

    Presented by Regent Theatre and Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    May 30, 2015

     

    8th Annual “Blues After Hours” Concert & Fundraiser In Memory of Mai Cramer - Featuring Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson and Sugar Ray & The Bluetones


    Memorial Day Concert: Songs of Love & War

    Presented by Music Worcester

    May 30, 2015

    The Worcester Chorus
    Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director & Conductor

    Thompson: Testament of Freedom
    Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem
    Moravec:...more

    Get the Led Out

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    May 30, 2015

     Get The Led Out is a group of professional musicians who are passionate about their love of the music of Led Zeppelin. It's been their mission to bring the studio recordings of...more

    Marc Broussard Band

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

    May 30, 2015

    In 2004, Marc Broussard, then a precocious 22-year-old singer/songwriter, released his major-label debut; he called it Carencro, after the Louisiana town where he was born and raised, and...more

    The Cambridge Community Chorus presents The Peacemakers

    Presented by Cambridge Community Chorus at MIT's Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge

    May 30, 2015

    The Cambridge Community Chorus presents The Peacemakers, by Karl Jenkins, with the Worcester Children’s Chorus and instrumental ensemble, led by Music Director Pamela Mindell.

    Karl...more

    Odyssey Opera Performs Five Monodramas 5/20

    Presented by Odyssey Opera at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    May 30, 2015

    Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival continues with a one-night only performance (May 30th at 7:30 p.m. at Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue,...more

    Duo Orfeo

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

    May 30, 2015

    Playing a rare and eclectic repertoire on both classical and electric guitars, Jamie Balmer and Joseph Ricker as Duo Orfeo are emerging as one of the most distinctive voices in the classical music...more

    Solas

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    May 30, 2015

    One of the finest, most respected traditional Celtic bands working today, Solas infuses Irish folk music with an undeniable energy and originality. In its over twenty year span, the beloved...more

    Handel’s “Messiah”

    Presented by Concord Chorus

    May 30, 2015

    Join the Concord Chorus, now in its 69th season, for a complete performance of George Frideric Handel’s springtime masterpiece, Messiah.  Kevin Leong conducts the 110-voice...more

    Sing, Sing, Sing...Dance

    Presented by Bay Colony Brass

    May 30, 2015

    Sing, Sing, Sing...Dance

     

    Strauss/Haddad: Festmusik der Stadt Wien (3'30")

    Schubert/Bray: Credo and Sanctus...more

    Chamber Music for Social Impact: A Bohemian Rhapsody

    Presented by Sarasa Ensemble at Cambridge Friends Meeting House, Cambridge

    May 30, 2015

    After the overwhelmingly positive response to Sarasa’s performance of Schubert’s’ Cello Quintet last May, Haldan Martinson (principal second violin of the BSO) and...more

    Karl Jenkins The Peacemakers

    Presented by Cambridge Community Chorus at MIT's Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge

    May 30, 2015

    Cambridge Community Chorus presents The Peacemakers, by Karl Jenkins, with the Worcester Children’s Chorus and instrumental ensemble, led by Music Director Pamela...more

    Free Family Concert: Fantasies, Fables and Faraway Places

    Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston

    May 30, 2015

    Where does music come from? Composers’ inspirations come from many sources – stories, nature, people, moonlight, birds, and even other music. Join us as we explore the creative muse and the...more

    Awesome Day Fest 2015

    May 29 - May 30, 2015

    Awesome Day Fest is a day long party celebrating the music, art and spirit of Allston “Rock City”, MA. With bands and BBQ during the day and rock at night we hope that folks will come out,...more

    “POPS” Concert with Sharon Concert Band and Roy Scott Big Band

    Presented by The Sharon Bands

    May 30, 2015

    The Sharon Concert Band and the Roy Scott Big Band will present their annual Pops concert on Saturday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. The show will feature a wide range popular songs.

    The Sharon...more

    Heritage Pops - And the Winner Is...!

    Presented by Heritage Chorale

    May 31, 2015

    Our much-loved Pops Concert this year will feature songs and shows that have won Tony, Oscar and Grammy awards from eight decades! We'll start in 1935 with "Lullaby of Broadway,"...more

    Highfield Hall & Gardens: Pianist Sara Daneshpour

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall, Falmouth

    May 31, 2015

    Pianist Sara Daneshpour has been dazzling audiences throughout the world for the past decade.  A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music studying under Leon Fleisher, she earned her...more

    Opera at the Cinema: Show Boat

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    May 31, 2015

    From the San Francisco Opera

    A true classic of American musical theater, this tale of life on the Mississippi from the 1880s to the 1920s is both a poignant love story and a...more

    The Hammond Performing Arts Series Presents Constantine Finehouse

    Presented by Hammond Residential RE

    May 31, 2015

    Saul Cohen, President of Hammond Residential Real Estate in Chestnut Hill, is pleased to announce that pianist Constantine Finehouse will perform works by Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin at the next...more

    Country 102.5's Street Party

    Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues, Boston

    May 31, 2015

    Let's get this party started. Country 102.5 presents Country 102.5's Street Party! Performers are Eli Young Band, Joe Nochols, Josh Abbott Band, The Cadillac Tree, A Thousand Horses, and...more

    The Great Outdoors!

    Presented by Charles River Wind Ensemble at National Heritage Museum, Lexington

    May 31, 2015

    Come hear the Charles River Wind Ensemble in concert as we celebrate The Great Outdoors! Our penultimate performance of the season features music inspired by nature’s many facets. Director...more

    Shattered Dreams: Puccini's Suor Angelica and Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti

    Presented by MetroWest Opera

    May 28 - May 31, 2015

    A double bill like you’ve never seen! MetroWest Opera pairs Puccini’s Suor Angelica with Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti to present a night of Shattered Dreams. This is a world...more

    Bret Michaels at Indian Ranch

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch, Webster

    May 31, 2015

    The Barton Center for Diabetes Education, Inc., with special support from Adrian & Teriann Krasinskas present Bret Michaels, FireHouse and Hero On Hold. 

    Proceeds to benefit...more

    Chamber Music for Social Impact: A Bohemian Rhapsody in Concord

    Presented by Sarasa Ensemble at First Parish in Concord, Concord

    May 31, 2015

    After the overwhelmingly positive response to Sarasa’s performance of Schubert’s’ Cello Quintet last May, Haldan Martinson (principal second violin of the BSO) and...more

    Chris Watford with Transient Canvas

    Presented by Equilibrium Concert Series at Davis Square Theatre, Somerville

    June 1, 2015

    For its closing concert of the 2014-2015 season, Equilibrium Concert Series presents bassoonist Chris Watford in a recital with special guests Transient Canvas. ...more

    Diet Cig/PWR BTTM

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

    June 1, 2015

    Diet Cig is a pop/rock band from New Paltz, New York fronted by Alex Luciano with Noah Bowman of Earl Boykins (Forged Artifacts) on drums. The five songs on their debut EP, Over...more

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