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    Silk Road Ensemble

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    March 3, 2015

    Drawing together distinguished performers and composers from more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, the Ensemble was formed under the artistic direction of Yo-Yo Ma in 2000. The group’s innovative artists have eagerly explored contemporary musical crossroads. Members explore one another’s traditions, celebrating the multiplicity of approaches to music from around the world. They ...more


    Bach: St. John Passion

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

    March 21, 2015

    This sacred oratorio brims with the beautiful yet unrelenting musical and textual tension found between gentle reflective arias and brutal crowd choruses. Betrayal, torment, and death commingle...more

    Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts Mozart's last three symphonies

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

    March 19 - March 21, 2015

    Any opportunity to hear the final three symphonies of Mozart played by the BSO in a single program-in this instance under the distinguished baton of Christoph von Dohn?nyi-is a special event....more

    An Evening with Penny and Sparrow

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

    March 21, 2015

    Penny and Sparrow is an Austin, Texas band with a stripped-down, return-to-basics sound reminiscent of Bon Iver and the Swell Season. They understand that you don’t need gimmicks to make...more

    Ghazal

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    March 21, 2015

    Beautiful, mesmerizing, and profoundly musical, Ghazal brings together world-renowned Persian and Indian musicians to create an exquisite and harmonious dialogue between the two traditions....more

    Golden Dragon Acrobats

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston

    March 21, 2015

    Cirque Zíva is sure to entertain, delight, and keep audiences of all ages on the edge of their seats. Performed by the internationally celebrated Golden Dragon Acrobats from Hebei...more

    Imagination Movers

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 21, 2015

     Flying toilet paper! Smoking trash cans! Catchy poprock music! It can only mean one thing: the coolest kids rock band in the world is coming to a theater near you!

    The Emmy-winning...more

    Opera Adventures at the BPL

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

    March 21, 2015

    Opera Adventures at the Boston Public Library
    Saturday, March 21, 2015 | 3:00pm–4:00pm
    BPL Central Branch, Copley Square—Children’s...more

    Third Coast Percussion

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    March 21, 2015

    Third Coast Percussion explores and expands the extraordinary sonic possibilities of the percussion repertoire, delivering vibrant performances for audiences of all kinds. Founded in 2005, this...more

    Don Felder: An Evening at Hotel California

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 22, 2015

    Don Felder is renowned as a former lead guitarist of The Eagles, one of the most popular and influential rock groups of our time. The band's record-setting compilation Their Greatest...more

    Three Choral Visions: Musical responses to adversity - Boston

    Presented by The Oriana Consort at First Lutheran Church of Boston, Boston

    March 22, 2015

    Walter Chapin, Director
    Caroline Harvey, Assistant Director

    The Oriana Consort, a 27-voice chorale based in Cambridge and currently celebrating its Twentieth Anniversary Season,...more

    Neil Diamond

    Presented by Live Nation at TD Garden, Boston

    March 23, 2015

    Neil Diamond, iconic Grammy Award®-winning Rock and Pop Singer/Songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, will embark on his highly anticipated NEIL DIAMOND TOUR 2015, kicking off in...more

    In and Out Concerts at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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

    March 2 - March 23, 2015

    On Mondays, March 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., immerse yourself in something new and experience rarely performed pieces in a leisurely, come- and-go atmosphere. Enjoy a few moments of...more

    Fifth Harmony: The Reflection Tour

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 24, 2015

     In conjunction with MTV Presents, award-winning, gold-selling pop five-piece Fifth Harmony (Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Lauren Jauregui, Camila Cabello, and Dinah Jane) excitedly reveal the...more

    Lecture Demonstration: Music of The Nile

    Presented by Boston University Arts Initiative

    March 24, 2015

    The Nile Project uses music to approach the issues of water politics and cultural conflict in the Nile River region. Their first album, Aswan, was named among NPR's Top Must-Hear International...more

    Discussion Panel: Arts & Social Engagement

    Presented by Boston University Arts Initiative

    March 24, 2015

    The Nile Project uses music to approach the issues of water politics and cultural conflict in the Nile River region. Their first album, Aswan, was named among NPR's Top Must-Hear International...more

    Free Thursday Noon Lindsey Chapel Series: Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004

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

    March 26, 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

    Dishing With The Divas: A Musical Comedy

    Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    March 27, 2015

    The high-energy performance surrounds the final live studio broadcast of the hit talk show “GIRL TALK” on WPMS radio. The two radio hosts and their most popular regular guest, sex...more

    The Nile Project

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Tsai Performance Center, Boston

    March 27, 2015

    The Nile Project brings together artists from 11 countries along the Nile basin to create one unified sound. With the lilting melodies and deep grooves of Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda,...more

    Discussion Panel: Water Politics in the Nile Basin

    Presented by Boston University Arts Initiative at CFA Concert Hall, Boston

    March 27, 2015

    The Nile Project uses music to approach the issues of water politics and cultural conflict in the Nile River region. Their first album, Aswan, was named among NPR's Top Must-Hear International...more

    Pianist Ya-Fei Chuang at NEC's Jordan Hall

    Presented by Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 28, 2015

    Pianist Ya-Fei Chuang at NEC's Jordan Hall, Saturday 3/28/2015 at 8 pm.

    Acclaimed by critics worldwide for her stunning virtuosity, refinement and communicative power, pianist Ya-Fei...more

    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...more

    Called Back: Ravel, Schubert, Crumb, Vierne

    Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at First Church in Boston, Boston

    March 28 - March 29, 2015

    Love and loss are at the center of this poignant program, extraordinary works that arose from tragedy: from Schubert’s ode to Beethoven, to George Crumb’s exquisite meditation on the...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

    Rinaldo

    Presented by Boston Opera Collaborative at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Boston

    March 26 - March 29, 2015

    Rinaldo, which was performed more than any other opera during Handel’s lifetime, is a story about the conflict of war and love and personal desires versus the greater...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.


    Andris Nelsons conducts Gandolfi and Mahler featuring organist Olivier Latry

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

    March 26 - March 31, 2015

    Andris Nelsons returns for the final three of his ten enormously wide-ranging 2014-15 programs. Here he conducts the BSO's second world premiere of the season, a concerto written by...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

    Lorelei "On the Rocks" in Beacon Hill

    Presented by Lorelei Ensemble

    April 1, 2015

    The third in a new chamber series hosted by Boston's Lorelei Ensemble.Shari Wilson, Margot Rood, Emily Marvosh, and Christina English perform Salon music of the 18th-19th century, by Mozart,...more

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

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) 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

    Libera

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    April 1, 2015

     One of the world’s most accomplished and acclaimed boy choirs, the London-based group, with members
    aged 7 to 16, has topped charts around the globe with their vivid arrangements...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

    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.


    Andris Nelsons conducts Beethoven and Shostakovich featuring violinist Christian Tetzlaff

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

    April 2 - April 4, 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

    Lisa Fischer

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    April 5, 2015

     Anyone who’s seen Lisa Fischer on stage with the Rolling Stones, Sting, or Chris Botti, or in last year’s Oscar-winning documentary film Twenty Feet from Stardom will know well...more

    BU Symphony Orchestra and BU Symphonic Chorus at Symphony Hall

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Symphony Hall, Boston

    April 7, 2015

    Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2, Resurrection
    David Hoose, conductor, BU Symphony Orchestra
    Ann Howard Jones, conductor, BU Symphonic Chorus


    Piano Masters Series: Yevgeny Sudbin

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    April 7, 2015

    Young Russian pianist Yevgeny Sudbin has created an international sensation, enjoying a meteoric international career performing with major orchestras on the most prestigious series, and earning...more

    Music in the Gallery: Penpa Tsering: Performance of Traditional Tibetan Music

    Presented by Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College

    April 7, 2015

    Music in the Gallery: Penpa Tsering: A performance, discussion, and exploration of Tibetan music.  Featuring traditional and hand-made instruments, Penpa Tsering’s costumed...more

    BACH EXPLORED Concert 3: Bach the Apollonian

    Presented by The Music of First Church Boston at First Church in Boston, Boston

    April 9, 2015

    BACH EXPLORED Concert 3: Bach the Apollonian

    Dorian Komanoff Bandy, baroque violin; Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord

    Violinist Dorian Komanoff Bandy and harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa...more

    Mozart and Strauss High School Open Rehearsal

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

    April 9, 2015

    The legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Gunther Schuller's recent orchestral work?Dreamscapebegins this program. According to Schuller, this sparkling, witty, symphony-like...more

    Rhythm Future Quartet / The Wiles

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

    April 9, 2015

    When four young jazz virtuosos decided to join forces, the Rhythm Future Quartet was born. Named after a Django Reinhardt tune, the Rhythm Future Quartet performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of...more

    What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow with Kyle Athayde Dance Party

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    April 10, 2015

    Considered among the greatest American composers in any genre, Duke Ellington’s work looms large on the cultural landscape. In this performance, Ron Kapilow shines the What Makes it...more

    UnderScore Friday Evening: Schuller, Mozart and Strauss

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

    April 10, 2015

    The legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Gunther Schuller's recent orchestral work?Dreamscapebegins this program. According to Schuller, this sparkling, witty, symphony-like...more

    Joan Armatrading

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    April 10, 2015

     With 20 stunning albums, three Grammy nominations, and scores of awards, Joan Armatrading's subtle and sublime music has touched millions of people all over the world. Her career has...more

    Portland Cello Project

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

    April 10, 2015

    Since the group's inception in late 2007, the Portland Cello Project has wowed audiences all over the country with extravagant performances everywhere from Prairie Home Companion to parties on...more

    Cassandra Wilson

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    April 11, 2015

    American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer Cassandra Wilson performs the Boston premiere of Coming Forth By Day: A Celebration of Billie Holiday, celebrating Billie Holiday's...more

    Much Ado About Nothing

    Presented by The Shakespeare Concerts

    April 11, 2015

    The Shakespeare Concerts presents Much Ado About Nothing

    Featuring the Amernet String Quartet, playing the American Premiere of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's string quartet, Much Ado About...more

    Annual Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society Fundraising Concert

    Presented by Friends of the JP Branch Library at BPL Jamaica Plain Branch, Boston

    April 11, 2015

    The Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society's annual benefit concert for the Friends of the JP Branch Library will feature a range of music to welcome you,...more

    Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series: Year I, Concert III

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

    April 12, 2015

    Emmanuel Music embarks on a new multi-year Chamber Series exploring the instrumental chamber music and songs of Felix Mendelssohn alongside the intense, reflective art songs of Hugo Wolf. Year One...more

    Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    April 12, 2015

    Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock stunned jazz audiences in 1978 when, in the midst of jazz-rock’s enormous popularity, they toured as an acoustic piano duet. That spirited tour produced two...more

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