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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


    Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Jeremy Denk

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    March 29, 2015

    Jeremy Denk, piano

    Suk: Serenade for Strings in E flat Major, Op. 6
    J.S. Bach: Keyboard Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1053
    J.S. Bach: Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A...more

    Brattle Street Chamber Players

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 29, 2015

    The fourteen-member Brattle Street Chamber Players has quickly developed into one of Harvard's most exciting musical chamber ensembles. A conductorless string chamber orchestra, Brattle has...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

    Kids' Shows: Randy Kaplan

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    March 29, 2015

    Randy Kaplan, one of the most beloved and innovative children’s performers in the nation, released his new not-JUST-for-kids CD, Jam on Rye, on June 1st.

    The record features its...more

    The Rake's Progress

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater, Boston

    March 26 - March 29, 2015

    This masterpiece of mid-20th century opera (premiered in 1951) was inspired by a famous set of paintings and engravings of the same title by William Hogarth from the 1730s, which Stravinsky had...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


    Igor Lovchinsky, piano

    Presented by Friends of the Weston Public Library at Weston Public Library, Weston

    March 29, 2015

    Igor Lovchinsky will present a concert lasting one hour, which will include works by Piazzolla, Granados, Busoni, and Gershwin.  Mr. Lovchinsky is a dazzling pianist who was hailed by...more

    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

    Under the Hood: Beethoven Quintet for Piano and Winds

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    March 29, 2015

    Want to know what makes a particular piece of music remarkable? Join us for a rare treat: a performance of Beethoven's virtuosic Quintet for Piano and Winds, discussed and analyzed from the...more

    The BIG Show: An Entertainment Extravaganza

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

    March 29, 2015

    Featuring the comedy of Emmy Award-winning Ben Bailey, host of the television show Ca$h Cab, along with the sounds of The Clark Bars (a cappella group, Clark University), African Percussion...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

    Family Concert: Is There a Gargoyle Hiding in Your Sonata?

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    March 29, 2015

    Family Concert: Is There a Gargoyle Hiding in Your Sonata?

    with Elizabeth Chladil & Weronika Balewski

    for ages...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

    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

    Brandeis Improv Festival 2015, featuring Milford Graves

    Presented by Slosberg Music Center, Brandeis University at Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University, Waltham

    March 27 - March 29, 2015

    Explore the many ways that improvisation enlivens the arts and sciences; inspires individual and group creativity; and encourages cultural innovation at the first annual Brandeis Improv Festival,...more

    The Hammond Performing Arts Series Presents Sarita Kwok and Wei-Yi Yang

    Presented by Hammond Residential RE at Follen Community Church, Lexington

    March 29, 2015

    Saul Cohen, President of Hammond Residential Real Estate in Chestnut Hill, is pleased to announce that violinist Sarita Kwok and pianist Wei-Yi Yang will perform works by Debussy, Schnittke,...more

    Muir String Quartet in Residence at Boston University

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Tsai Performance Center, Boston

    March 30, 2015

    Antonín Dvorák: Cypresses, B. 11
    Samuel Barber: Dovwer Beach
    Bedridch Smetana: String Quartet No. 1


    Belle and Sebastian

    Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues, Boston

    March 30, 2015

    The Scottish indie pop darlings return with a new album, “Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance,” all warm tones and fuzzy memories to welcome in the springtime.


    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

    The Wrecking Crew

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

    March 30, 2015

    The favorite songs of a generation are all here, presented by the people who made them for you. THE WRECKING CREW is a documentary film produced and directed by Denny Tedesco, son of legendary...more

    Citizen Cope

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 31, 2015

     Born Clarence Greenwood, he is the radically mashed-up product of Greenville, Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee; Vernon, Texas; Austin, Texas; Washington, DC; and Brooklyn, New York. These...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

    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

    Opera Night at the BPL: Feminine Vengeance: Opera's Unforgettable Leading Ladies

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Abbey Room, Boston

    April 1, 2015

    Opera Night at the Boston Public Library
    A series of one-hour presentations through the season that feature interviews, lectures, and mini-performances highlighting...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

    Jayme Stone's Lomax Project

    Presented by notloB Music

    April 1, 2015

    Jayme Stone (banjo) | Margaret Glaspy (voice) | Brittany Haas (fiddle) | Eli West (guitar, voice) | Joe Phillips (bass)
    ...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

    Beethoven and Shostakovich - Open Rehearsal

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

    April 2, 2015

    The marvelous German violinist Christian Tetzlaff joins Andris Nelsons and the BSO for Beethoven's peerless Violin Concerto, which, through its lyricism, intensely musical virtuosity, and...more

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    April 2, 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

    The Bow Makers Dilemma

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 2, 2015

    The case against ivory and the search for Pernambuco
     

    Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Reception Hall
     


    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

    Dom La Nena

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

    April 2, 2015

    Brazilian-born cellist and vocalist Dom La Nenareleased her debut album, Ela, on Six Degrees Records in January of 2013. Ela is an intricate and understated collection of...more

    The Erik van Dam Quartet

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    April 2, 2015

    Fuller Craft First Thursdays presents the The Erik van Dam Quartet for an evening of live jazz led by multi-instrumentalist Erik van Dam, master of the bari, tenor, alto, and soprano saxophones....more

    Stir: Barry Schwabsky and Marianne Nowottny

    Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    April 2, 2015

    Schwabsky, 2014 Gardner Artist-in-Residence, and Nowottny premiere new compositions of poetry and electronic music, following those on their 2012 CD, A Voice Hears You from Mysterious...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

    Mud Matters in the First Circle

    Presented by Salem State University Center for Creative and Performing Arts

    April 2, 2015

    “Mud Matters in the First Circle” is a performance creation piece, told in the improvisational spirit of jazz, integrating spoken word, music and the visual arts. Beginning in the late...more

    Good Friday Concert

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    April 3, 2015

     The La Farge Ensemble returns to Trinity Church, performing choral masterpieces for Passiontide.


    Susan Cattaneo

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

    April 3, 2015

     Cattaneo has been a songwriting professor at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music for 13 years. She’s written songs covered by numerous artists in Nashville, and her...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

    Keith Munslow in concert

    Presented by Needham Public Library

    April 3, 2015

    An award-winning performer who combines rock solid funky piano playing, soulful singing, hilarious stories, and lightning fast cartooning, Keith Munslow has entertained thousands of children and...more

    Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra 2nd Annual “Band in Boston” Concert

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    April 3 - April 4, 2015

    BAND IN BOSTON! In celebration of the heroes and victims of the 2013 attack on the Boston Marathon and for TWO-NIGHTS-ONLY, The URO will perform the music of local rock legends, AEROSMITH, BOSTON,...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

    Joe Crookston

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

    April 4, 2015

    Joe Crookston may be described as artist, writer, singer, guitar picker, painter, claw hammer banjo player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. You’ll be pulled in by the...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

    The Makanda Project featuring Oliver Lake

    Presented by VISIONS, Inc

    April 4, 2015

    World renowned saxophonist Oliver Lake joins the Makanda Project, an ensemble featuring several of Boston's leading jazz musicians. The concert will feature two of Mr. Lake's big band...more

    Joseph / V Blackburn

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

    April 4, 2015

    Comprised of three sisters from Oregon, Joseph brings the listener soothing melodies and harmonies influenced by growing up in the mountains. Natalie, Allison, and Meegan Closner...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

    BOSTON FLUTE ACADEMY PRESENTS: Artist-in-Residence Brendan V. Ryan in Concert

    Presented by Boston Flute Academy at Maliotis Cultural Center at Hellenic College, Brookline

    April 4, 2015

    BOSTON FLUTE ACADEMY PRESENTS: An Evening of Art Songs for Flute, Soprano and Piano featuring a World Premiere Song Cycle by Award-Winning New Composer, Brandon Scott...more

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