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    An Evening with Audra McDonald

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    March 1, 2015

    The darling of Broadway (and Boston) returns to the Symphony Hall stage for another of her brilliant, unforgettable performances.

    “One of Ms. McDonald’s greatest gifts is to find the story inside the song and deliver it with immediacy and clarity, in a voice that finds a flexible, intuitive balance between storytelling and singing – a defining voice of our time.” – The New ...more


    Stile Antico

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at St. Paul Church, Cambridge, Cambridge

    March 1, 2015

    From the Imperial Court: Music for the House of Hapsburg

    Since making their North American début at the June 2009 Festival, the young singers of Stile Antico have...more

    Local and Imported: Lenny and Johannes

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

    February 28 - March 1, 2015

    Serious studies in worry and warmth. An imaginative program of diverse depth and deep passion.

    Featuring Randall Hodgkinson (piano) - an award winning pianist, Randy has appeared...more

    The Many Faces of Arnold Schoenberg

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 1, 2015

    Arnold Schoenberg has been a controversial figure in the history of Western music, but he is one of the most influential and intriguing musicians of the last century. In this lecture/recital, Dr....more

    Sacred Songs with Cantor Randal Schloss and Deepte Navartna

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

    March 1, 2015

     A fascinating program sharing the sacred music of two faith traditions.
    Deepti Navaratna is known for her 'particularly lovely and bewitching voice' (Boston Globe, 2010) and...more

    The New England Philharmonic Presents Spring Awakening featuring Britten, Copland, Harbison

    Presented by New England Philharmonic

    March 1, 2015

    The New England Philharmonic (NEP) under the direction of Richard Pittman will present “Spring Awakening” on March 1 at 4 p.m. at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium. The concert features...more

    The Mystic Chorale presents MYSTIC GOSPEL 2015

    Presented by The Mystic Chorale. Inc.

    March 1, 2015

    Please join us for our annual Gospel concerts as we celebrate The Mystic Chorale’s 25th anniversary year. 250 voices strong, Greater Boston’s Mystic Chorale will present two joyful and...more

    Walden Chamber Players: The Evolution of the American Sound

    Presented by Walden Chamber Players and Newton Art Association

    March 1, 2015

    Aaron Copland is often referred to as the “Dean of American Music”, a title he earned by his dedication to promoting and fostering a highly talented crop of new American composers...more

    Mastersingers by the Sea - 'Voices from the Past'

    Presented by Mastersingers by the Sea

    March 1, 2015

    Mastersingers by the Sea chamber chorus under the direction of Dr. David MacKenzie will perform its winter concert entitled "Voices from the Past"

    The program will include:...more

    Metropolitan Wind Symphony Band Concert: Enduring the Winter

    Presented by Metropolitan Wind Symphony at National Heritage Museum, Lexington

    March 1, 2015

    The Metropolitan Wind Symphony will continue their 44th season with their Winter Band Concert on
    Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 3:00 pm, at the National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road,...more

    Impromptu Trio: A Jazz Combo playing at the Loring-Greenough [Coffee] House

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club, Inc at Loring-Greenough House, Boston

    March 1, 2015

    The Boston-based IMPROMPTU TRIO presents a program of standards from what is often referred to as “The Great American Songbook,” music from the 30's through the...more

    Sunday at Tufts-Community Concert Series - Dancing About Architecture

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

    March 1, 2015

    Tufts Wind Ensemble performs music that references other media, including art, poetry, and architecture. As Martin Mull once said, "Writing about music is like dancing about...more

    Vento Chiaro in Recital

    Presented by Vento Chiaro at University Lutheran Church, Cambridge, Cambridge

    March 1, 2015

    Tired of shoveling and fighting for parking spaces? Come inside and warm up with some great wind quintet music at Vento Chiaro's next Cambridge recital. We'll be playing Barber's...more

    The Sing-Off Live! Tour

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 2, 2015

    The Sing-Off Live Tour! will feature The Sing-Off fan favorite groups VoicePlay (Season 4) and Street Corner Symphony (Season 2), plus one more group from this...more

    New Tendencies of Contemporary Music in Germany - Symposium & Concert

    Presented by Goethe-Institut Boston and Harvard Group for New Music at Goethe-Institut Boston, Boston

    February 28 - March 2, 2015


    Where is New Music headed? What is the role of Art in the age of late capitalist media consumption? An ongoing debate in Germany questions whether the new music scene is in a potential...more

    The Sounds of Silents: UPSTREAM & THE ADVENTURER

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    March 2, 2015

    Donald Sosin and Joanna Seaton return to the Coolidge performing live scores for John Ford's Upstream and Charlie Chaplin's The...more

    The Sounds of Silents?: UPSTREAM and THE ADVENTURER

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    March 2, 2015

    Donald Sosin and Joanna Seaton return to the Coolidge performing live scores for John Ford's Upstream and Charlie Chaplin's The...more

    Art's Cello - Reading with author James N. McKean with special guests Guy Rabut & David Polstein

    Presented by Carriage House Violins and

    March 2, 2015

     Art's Cello, selected by its publisher, Kindle Singles, as one of the twenty best books of 2014, is a memoir that gives an intimate look into the world of violinmaking.  After...more

    Charles Dutoit conducts Stravinsky, Debussy and Brahms featuring violinist Julia Fischer

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

    February 26 - March 3, 2015

    Continuing his recent multi-season "residency" with the BSO for two weeks of concerts this season, Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit leads German violinist Julia Fischer in the great Brahms...more

    Maroon 5

    at TD Garden, Boston

    March 3, 2015

    Multi platinum-selling and Grammy Award®-winning rock band, Maroon 5, revealed details for THE MAROON 5 WORLD TOUR 2015 in support of the band's fifth studio album, V. Produced by Live...more

    Piano Masters Series: John O'Conor

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    March 3, 2015

    John O'Conor returns to The Boston Conservatory after a triumphant all-Beethoven recital in the 2013-2014 Piano Masters Series. Known for his interpretation of Beethoven works, the Irish piano...more

    Beethoven's Language: Ineffable, Blissful, Struggle-Filled Humanity

    Presented by Trio Cleonice and Friends at United Parish in Brookline, Brookline

    March 3, 2015

    Trio Cleonice and Friends examines Beethoven's extraordinarily multi-faceted language: from the impassioned, bravura Kreutzer Sonata to the distilled, intermezzo-like Op....more

    The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    March 4, 2015

    Celebrate the 15th anniversary of this groundbreaking ensemble, the beautiful and affirming realization of Yo-Yo Ma’s remarkable musical vision.

    “Culture opens our hearts to...more

    Los Lobos

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 4, 2015

     Los Lobos were already East L.A. neighborhood legends, Sunset Strip regulars and a Grammy Award winning band (Best Mexican-American/Tejano Music Performance) by the time they recorded their...more

    A Master Class with Organist CAMERON CARPENTER

    Presented by Learning from Performers program (Harvard Office for the Arts) and Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    March 4, 2015

    A virtuoso composer-performer unique among keyboardists, and the first organist ever nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for a solo album, Cameron Carpenter is smashing the stereotypes of organists...more

    Cameron Carpenter, organ

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    March 5, 2015

    Juilliard-trained organist Cameron Carpenter’s goals are anything but modest: the brash, outspoken, and phenomenally talented musician and composer wants the organ recognized as a premier...more

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    March 5, 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

    Coolidge Corner Cafe Crawl

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

    March 5, 2015

     Wander the neighborhood and check out some great local musical talent.

    Kolbo: Di Bostone Klezmer, klezmer
    Blue Hills Bank: Max Rose, jazz oud
    Panera Bread: Yabuno Etun...more

    Ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano by Beethoven

    Presented by Goethe-Institut Boston and 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

    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

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

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, 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

    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

    Melissa Kassel & Tom Zicarelli Group

    Presented by The Lily Pad at Lily Pad, Cambridge

    March 5, 2015

    Melissa Kassel - Voice

    Tom Zicarelli - Piano

    Bill Jones - Saxophone

    Dave Clark - Bass

    Nat Mugavero - Drums


    FiLmprov Cha Cha Cha!

    Presented by FiLmprov and MIT Music and Theater Arts at Killian Hall at MIT, Cambridge

    March 5, 2015

    FiLmprov Cha Cha Cha!  = a celebration of visual improvisation of ripped, cut, folded, crumpled, flipping, flopping, flying paper on film; life affirming joy in black/white forms,...more

    EulipiaJazz Workshop

    Presented by Outpost 186 at Outpost 186, Cambridge

    March 5, 2015

    The third concert in this 6 month residency at the Outpost featuring the compositions of bassist Scott Samenfeld. Featuring ...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

    Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders

    Presented by WBUR 90.9 FM at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    March 5, 2015

    The NYC-based  variety show, Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders is a favorite of fans and critics alike and has been hailed as “perpetually...more

    Broadway On Highland

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    March 6, 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

    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

    Justin Townes Earle

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 6, 2015

    In the last five years, Justin Townes Earle has emerged as a genre-busting acclaimed singer-songwriter, infusing country, blues, folk and indie rock into his vintage Americana sound. As the son of...more

    Red Baraat's Festival of Colors

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts

    March 6, 2015

     Brooklyn-based Red Baraat has made a name for itself as one of the best live bands playing anywhere in the world. Led by Sunny Jain, the eight-piece party band, composed of dhol...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

    Of All the Flowers: Song of the Middle Ages

    Presented by The Boston Camerata and MIT Office of the Arts

    March 6, 2015

    The Boston Camerata (Anne Azéma, director)
    The constantly evolving and inventive musical minds of Italian and French masters during the fourteenth century has left us with...more

    Diagenesis Duo

    Presented by Equilibrium Concert Series at Lily Pad, Cambridge

    March 6, 2015

    In its first concert of 2015, Equilibrium Concert Series brings the Diagenesis Duo for an evening of invigorating new music. Diagenesis Duo formed when Heather Barnes, soprano, and Jennifer...more

    Music at Gordon - Westminster Academy Orchestra

    Presented by Gordon College Department of Music at Phillips Recital Hall, Wenham

    March 6, 2015

    Highlights of this concert include Mozart's Symphony No. 15 in G Major, Elgar's "Nimrod" and Emperor's Waltz Medley by Johann Strauss.


    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

    Mike + The Mechanics

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 7, 2015

    Mike + The Mechanics hit the road in 2014 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “The Living Years.” The revelry will spill into 2015—which also happens to be the band’s...more

    Billy Childs Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 7, 2015

    A tremendous jazz pianist with a seemingly boundless curiosity and adventurous spirit, Billy Childs plays and composes in a unique style that borrows heavily from the classical world, but still...more

    Queen of the French Baroque: Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre

    Presented by La Donna Musicale - RUMBARROCO at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Boston

    March 7, 2015

    We will be celebrating the 350th anniversary of her birth with performances of her Scriptural Cantatas, suites, sonatas, and excerpts from her opera Cephale et Procris.

    One of the...more

    Alloy Orchestra performs the Son of the Sheik

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    March 7, 2015

     The world-renowned Alloy Orchestra presents the Boston premiere of its live musical score to the 1926 classic silent film The Son of the Sheik, directed by George Fitzmaurice and...more

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