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    Cendrillon

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    April 16 - April 19, 2015

    Composer: Jules Massenet
    Librettist: Henri Caïn
    Conductor: William Lumpkin
    Stage Director: E. Loren Meeker
    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre

    Cendrillon is the well-known fairy tale about a young girl wronged and her ultimate redemption through her discovery of true ...more


    Tongue in Cheek

    Presented by A Far Cry at St. John's Church, JP, Boston

    April 18, 2015

    Sometimes a bit of wry humor is just the thing for the craziness of Spring. Hindemith and Mozart bookend this musical roast, looking askance at the musical traditions of their times. Meanwhile,...more

    Kids' Shows: Ethan Rossiter & the Jamberries

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    April 18, 2015

    The Jamberries provide live entertainment with a collection of original and traditional toe-tapping tunes for the entire family.

    Winners of a Parents' Choice Award, their songs are...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

    Memphis Jazz Giants

    Presented by Jazz Program (Office for the Arts at Harvard) at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    April 18, 2015

    Office for the Arts at Harvard and Harvard Jazz Bands present
    George Coleman and Harold Mabern
    Harvard University Jazz Masters in...more

    Terry Riley 80th Birthday Concert

    Presented by MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology at MIT's Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge

    April 18, 2015

    Terry Riley’s 80th Birthday with Terry Riley, Eviyan, Gamelan Galak Tika, Sarah Cahill, and the world premiere of all-live Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band

    Headlining MIT Sounding,...more

    Louise Goffin

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

    April 18, 2015

    As the producer of a Grammy nominated album (Carole King’s A Holiday Carole), singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, and mom, Louise Goffin is a badass, multi-talented,...more

    The Spire Center presents The Eldar Trio

    Presented by Spire Center for the Performing Arts

    April 18, 2015

    “He’s a genius beyond most young people I’ve heard,” praises Dave Brubeck in The New York Times. Internationally acclaimed, Grammy®...more

    Tufts Jazz Orchestra: A Child is Born

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music

    April 18, 2015

    Jazz was born in North America, and Tufts Jazz Orchestra celebrates its birth with music from the rich tradition of Big Band jazz from New Orleans, Kansas City, and New York, including the works...more

    River Rising with BYCE

    Presented by BYCE

    April 18, 2015

    On Saturday April 18th at 6:30 BYCE tears up the dance floor at Club Cafe with our program River Rising, a night of solo instrumentals re-imagined through the lens of electronic music. The concert...more

    Lydian String Quartet: It's About Time! (Part 2)

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

    April 18, 2015

    Brandeis's legendary resident quartet, the Lydian String Quartet, concludes its Brandeis University season on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8 p.m. (pre-concert talk at 7 p.m.) at the...more

    Holophonor featuring Miro Sprague

    Presented by Vermont Jazz Center at Vermont Jazz Center, Brattleboro

    April 18, 2015

    The word Holophonor is derived from the Greek: holós meaning "whole" and phone meaning "sound." According to Miro, the Holophonor is "a futuristic clarinet...more

    Chameleon Up Close: Gloria Chien & Elizabeth Schumann

    Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at Goethe-Institut Boston, Boston

    April 19, 2015

    Join us for a very special reprise of Gloria and Elizabeth’s earth-shattering rendition of The Rite of Spring, as well as Debussy’s own evocations of ancient gods and exotic rituals....more

    Wagner, Saint-Saëns, Berlioz

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    April 16 - April 19, 2015

    The magnificent Overture to Wagner’s Tannhäuser is a dramatic, conflicted collision between idealized religion and idealized passion. Considerable heat is generated on both...more

    Taj Mahal

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 19, 2015

    A bonafide blues and rock legend, the inimitable Taj Mahal has been instrumental in preserving and shaping American roots music. With his booming baritone, nimble finger-picking guitar playing and...more

    Jazz Pianist Alan Broadbent

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall, Falmouth

    April 19, 2015

    Highfield welcomes back New Zealand jazz pianist Alan Broadbent, a two-time Grammy winner and perennial sell out. Playing with New York bassist Don Falzone, Highfield’s magnificent Mason...more

    Joan Osborne at Bull Run

    Presented by The Bull Run Restaurant

    April 19, 2015

    This diverse and soulful singer-songwriter earned seven Grammy nods, sang lead with The Grateful Dead, shared stages with such divergent talents as Luciano Pavarotti, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris and...more

    Mosaic Trio

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

    April 19, 2015

    The Mosaic String Trio consist of Lu Sun, violin, Pat Vance, viola, and Peter Zay, cello, all of whom are members of the Hartford Symphony in Connecticut  They will present an hour's...more

    The Hammond Performing Arts Series Presents the 2015 New England Regional Finalists - MET

    Presented by Hammond Residential RE

    April 19, 2015

    Saul Cohen, President of Hammond Residential Real Estate in Chestnut Hill, is pleased to announce that the next concert in the Hammond Performing Arts Series will take place at 3 p.m. on April 19...more

    One Hen

    Presented by Roxbury Community College

    April 19, 2015

    Justin Casinghino’s beautifully written music and narrative has been adapted in a Peter and the Wolf style performance designed for the young and the young at heart. Based on the true...more

    Irish Hearts for Orphans

    Presented by NPH USA

    April 19, 2015

    The Irish community in Boston is proud to gather together again this year to partner with NPH USA for the 6th annual Irish Hearts for Orphans event. The event will take place on Sunday, April...more

    Sunday at Tufts-Community Concert Series -- Tufts Takht

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

    April 19, 2015

    Tufts Takht, the Arabic music ensemble, performs instrumental and vocal music from Turkey with special guests Beth Bahia Cohen and Sedef Seker under the direction of Kareem...more

    Patriots Day at The Children's Museum in Easton

    Presented by The Children's Museum in Easton at The Children's Museum in Easton, North Easton

    April 20, 2015

    The Children’s Museum in Easton will be open on Monday for April Vacation week! Join us for the start of Mini Maker Week where different Makers will be sharing their knowledge and talents...more

    Jazz Lounge at The Bristol: 3 Sudacas

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

    April 21, 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

    Make Music and Art with the Children’s Museum in Easton

    Presented by The Children's Museum in Easton at The Children's Museum in Easton, North Easton

    April 21, 2015

    Where can you make music and art this April vacation week? Funny you should ask! It just so happens that the Children’s Museum in Easton will be filled with music, art and laughter this...more

    Tufts Symphony Orchestra

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

    April 21, 2015

    Tufts Symphony Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky’s "Symphony No. 5"; Rebecca Clarke's "Concerto for Viola and Orchestra" with violist Julia McLean, winner of the annual...more

    Trio Jean Paul

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    April 22, 2015

    Chamber music devotees will not want to miss Boston’s introduction to Trio Jean Paul, an illustrious two-decade chamber music institution that plays with a refined wit and poetic intensity...more

    Martha Davis & The Motels

    Presented by gimmeLIVE

    April 22, 2015

    ABOUT MARTHA DAVIS AND THE MOTELS
    Whether you were there when The Motels first burst onto the music scene, or are just discovering them now, 2014 became a year of...more

    Sting! XX: Animal Instinct... An Evening of Art, Music and Performance

    Presented by The Beehive at The Beehive, Boston

    April 22, 2015

    The Beehive's co-owner and resident curator Jennifer Epstein and special guest curator Kate Gilbert are pleased to present the 20th installment in The Beehive's continuing art series...more

    Gonzalo Grau & the Plural Combo

    Presented by Arts Transcending Borders at the College of the Holy Cross

    April 22, 2015

    Building on last year’s popular kick-off with Cristina Pato & the Migrations Band, Arts Transcending Borders partners with the Academic Conference once...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

    America

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    April 23, 2015

    The year 2014 marks the 44th Anniversary of perennial classic-rock favorite, America. From their formative years, America has been a band capable of transcending borders with its uplifting music...more

    Kaki King / TBA

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

    April 23, 2015

    Provocative and moving, surprising and beautiful, The Neck Is a Bridge to the Body is Kaki King at her visionary best: deconstructing and redefining the role of solo instrumental...more

    Midday Organ Recital: Thomas Sheehan

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    April 23, 2015

    Join us for a Midday Organ Recital at Adolphus Busch Hall, featuring Thomas Sheehan, the assistant university organist and choirmaster at the...more

    Symphonic Band at BC Arts Festival

    Presented by Boston College Bands at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100, Chestnut Hill

    April 24, 2015

     Come join Boston College’s Symphonic Band for BC’s annual Arts Festival, Friday, April 24 at 8 PM in historic Gasson Hall. The Symphonic Band will be performing selections from...more

    BC bOp! at the Arts Fest

    Presented by Boston College Bands

    April 24, 2015

     Join BC bOp! for some afternoon fun as they celebrate the start of spring at BC’s annual Arts Festival on Friday, April 24 at noon inside the Main Tent in O’Neill Plaza....more

    Ayaman: BlueJazz Strings and Combos Spring Concert

    Presented by Wellesley College at Jewett Arts Center, Wellesley

    April 24, 2015

    Ayaman signifies a call to gather. We gather for a week-long series of events to celebrate 30 years of vibrant Jazz-World Music at Wellesley.  Wellesley BlueJazz Strings and Combos open...more

    Harvard Museum of Natural History Presents: Exploring Neurobiology and Music

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History

    April 24, 2015

    The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture present a special evening of music and science featuring Project LENS, a performance collaborative that seeks to reveal connections between music and a...more

    Ayaman: BlueJazz Strings and Combos

    Presented by Wellesley College at Jewett Arts Center, Wellesley

    April 24, 2015

    Ayaman signifies a call to gather. We gather for a week-long series of events to celebrate 30 years of vibrant Jazz-World Music at Wellesley.  Wellesley BlueJazz Strings and Combos open...more

    A Tribute to John Denver with Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon Band

    Presented by Chevalier Theatre and Chevalier Theatre

    April 24, 2015

    Hailed as one of the nation’s most exciting tribute bands, the award-winning Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon present a tribute to the music and legacy of...more

    The New Black Eagle Jazz Band

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

    April 24, 2015

    One of the most respected bands in America, The New Black Eagle Jazz Band , now in it's 36th year, plays traditional jazz. Their style covers a wide range found in early New Orleans,...more

    School Vacation Week Program – Music Reader Presto

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    April 20 - April 24, 2015

    A school vacation program for young piano and string players, ages 6-12! Music Reader Presto is a morning program, 9-12 daily, featuring games and activities that help students get over the tough...more

    It's All Child's Play

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music

    April 23 - April 24, 2015

    Join Tufts Opera Ensemble for its production of two very different comic one-act operas. In Ned Rorem’s "Three Sisters who are not Sisters", based on a melodrama by Gertrude Stein,...more

    It's All Child's Play

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

    April 24, 2015

    Join Tufts Opera Ensemble for its production of two very different comic one-act operas. In Ned Rorem’s "Three Sisters who are not Sisters", based on a melodrama by Gertrude Stein,...more

    Alton C. Bynum Recital Series

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

    April 24, 2015

    Performance highlights include Mozart’s “Exsultate, jubilate” K. 165, 6 Romances Op. 38 by Rachmaninoff and show tunes by George Gershwin and Kurt Weill. 


    Carte Blanche

    Presented by Symphony Nova at Old South Church, Boston, Boston

    April 24, 2015

    "Carte Blanche" will be a fun-filled 29-piece orchestra program featuring the music of Benjamin Britten, Ottorino Respighi, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Ernest Bloch, and Theodore Dubois....more

    New at Noon: Resilient Ruminations--Ants in the Kitchen

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music

    April 24, 2015

    A Tufts Composers celebration of spring—yet again! Featuring works by Eli Boninger, Cagdas Donmezer, Allie McIntosh, John McDonald, Ryan O’Connell,...more

    The James Hunter Six

    Presented by The Bull Run Restaurant

    April 24, 2015

    In the early Nineties, Van Morrison caught James Hunter at a gig in Wales and subsequently hired him as a backup singer for several years of touring and recording. James appeared on...more

    Vanessa Collier / Thaddeus Hogarth

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

    April 24, 2015

    Vanessa Collier is one of the fastest rising young artists to come out of Berklee. She is a multitalented vocalist, saxophonist, and songwriter. Collier spent a year and a half touring the...more

    Celebrating Robots at the Children's Museum in Easton

    Presented by The Children's Museum in Easton at The Children's Museum in Easton, North Easton

    April 24, 2015

    Are you ready to put your engineer skills to the test?  Let’s test it out together here at the Children’s Museum in Easton on Friday April 24th, as we explore the world of robots...more

    Instruments for Change Presents: Charity Water

    Presented by Berklee College of Music

    April 24, 2015

    Many of us have no idea what it's like to be thirsty. We have plenty of water to drink -- even the water in our toilets is clean!

    But many people around the world don’t have...more

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