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    The Magic Flute

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston

    October 21 - October 26, 2014

    South Africa’s Award-winning Isango Ensemble gloriously bursts on the scene with The Magic Flute, Mozart’s classic opera, completely reimagined, transformed and transported. The enchanting story tells of a man's quest to rescue his wrongly captured love, and the trials they must endure to be together. Drawing its artists mostly from the townships surrounding Cape Town, this energetic ...more


    Renée Fleming, soprano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    February 8, 2015

    One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renée Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage...more

    Family Concert: The Adventures of Babar and Bliss

    Presented by Boston Musica Viva at Tsai Performance Center, Boston

    February 8, 2015

    Youth percussion ensemble Marimba Magic joins BMV for an exciting new tale by Charles Zoll in a concert also featuring the beloved story of Babar the Elephant....more

    UnderScore Friday Evening: Liadov, Birtwistle and Stravinsky

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

    February 13, 2015

    Adventurous Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski, who is principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, teams here with the BSO and estimable French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard for a...more

    Vladimir Jurowski conducts Liadov, Birtwistle and Stravinsky featuring pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard

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

    February 12 - February 14, 2015

    Adventurous Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski, who is principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, teams here with the BSO and estimable French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard for a...more

    Mozart and Beethoven

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    February 13 - February 15, 2015

    Hear these titans of the Classical era as young composers. Composed by the master at the tender age of 13, Mozart's Waisenhaus Mass receives a rare performance from conductor Richard...more

    Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Milhaud and Poulenc - Open Rehearsal

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

    February 19, 2015

    French conductor St?phane Den?ve returns for this program of works all premiered in Paris in the early 1920s. Canadian violinist James Ehnes is soloist in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1,...more

    Calder Quartet

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    February 20, 2015

    The Calder Quartet performs a broad range of repertoire at an exceptional level, always striving to channel and fulfill the composer’s vision. Already the choice of many leading composers to...more

    Lorelei "On the Rocks"

    Presented by Lorelei Ensemble

    February 20, 2015

    The second in a new chamber series hosted by Boston's Lorelei Ensemble. Sonja Tengblad, Emily Culler, and Clare McNamara in a post-Valentine's evening of 16th-century Italian and...more

    Stephane Deneve conducts Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Milhaud and Poulenc featuring violinist James Ehnes

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

    February 19 - February 21, 2015

    French conductor St?phane Den?ve returns for this program of works all premiered in Paris in the early 1920s. Canadian violinist James Ehnes is soloist in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1,...more

    Aurora Borealis

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

    February 21, 2015

    Catch a glimpse of the exquisite Northern Lights as this program brings you from the bitter heart of a Nordic winter to the warmth of a welcoming hearth. The few gentle snowflakes felt in Steve...more

    The Wiz

    Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company at The Strand Theatre, Boston

    February 13 - February 22, 2015

    The funky, modern re-telling of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum won 7 Tony awards.  This Broadway musical sets Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz to music in a...more

    Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Leif Ove Andsnes, piano/conductor

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    February 22, 2015

    The magnificent pianist Leif Ove Andsnes collaborates as player/conductor with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra as part of his epic long-term project, The Beethoven Journey, focusing on the master...more

    Angels in America

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

    February 19 - February 22, 2015

    Based on the award-winning play by Tony Kushner, the operatic version of Angels in America is a story about the human experince, touching on relationships, love, loss, cowardice,...more

    20 Years of Freedom: Hugh Masekela & Vusi Mahlasela

    Presented by Spectacle Management at John Hancock Hall, Boston

    February 24, 2015

    Two of South Africa's true freedom fighters and renowned musical icons come together for their first tour to honor twenty years since the start of democracy in South Africa and official end of...more

    An Evening with Audra McDonald

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    March 1, 2015

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


    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

    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

    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

    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

    Presenting Stephen Burns

    Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 8, 2015

    Wellesley native Stephen Burns returns to Boston to perform the world premiere of Thomas Oboe Lee’s Trumpet Concerto. He will also conduct his original composition Fanfare for...more

    Chameleon Up Close: Rafael Popper-Keizer & Vivian Chang-Freiheit

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

    March 8, 2015

    Chameleon christens its new recital series with a program of breakthrough works. Strauss uncovers his heroic voice, Carter stands at the crossroads where his early neo-classical style meets the...more

    Mendelssohn Elijah

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    March 6 - March 8, 2015

    Known in the 19th century as the Messiah of its day, Mendelssohn’s dramatic oratorio never loses its grip on an audience. Acclaimed bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams sings the pivotal...more

    Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 8, 2015

    American music icon Wynonna has announced dates for her “Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song” tour. Launching Wednesday, January 14 in Durham, NC, with a stop in her Ashland, KY...more

    Daniil Trifonov, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 13, 2015

    Daniil Trifonov dazzled Celebrity Series audiences in his sold out 2012 recital on The Debut Series. Don’t miss this phenomenal young pianist as he continues his meteoric...more

    Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest Donald Harrison, CubaNOLA

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    March 14, 2015

    Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest, alto saxophonist and New Orleans native Donald Harrison, explore the common roots of jazz as seen in the early music of...more

    Tristan & Yseult

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston

    March 5 - March 15, 2015

    Kneehigh’s Tristan & Yseult elevates this classic love triangle to epic proportions – complete with forbidden desires, broken hearts and tender truths. This innovative tale finds...more

    Boston Symphony Chamber Players with pianist Emanuel Ax

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 15, 2015

    Pianist?Emanuel Ax?joins the Chamber Players on Sunday, March 15 for a program centered on the music of Robert Schumann and Gy?rgy Kurt?g (himself a noted admirer of Schumann's music and one...more

    Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts Strauss and Mozart featuring pianist Emanuel Ax

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

    March 12 - March 17, 2015

    Revered German conductor Christoph von Dohn?nyi leads the BSO in two consecutive weeks of programs this season. The first features beloved pianist Emanuel Ax in two works-Mozart's Piano...more

    Mozart's C Minor Mass

    Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 20, 2015

    Mozart’s iconic Great Mass in C Minor, K. 427 contrasts in beautiful and surprising ways with Beethoven’s Elegiac Song, op. 118 and Haydn’s Symphony No. 86 in D...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - BACH: St. JOHN PASSION

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, 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

    Lisa Batiashvili, violin and Paul Lewis, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 29, 2015

    The English pianist Paul Lewis is internationally recognized as one of the leading performers of his generation. Lisa Batiashvili, a native of The Republic of Georgia, is one of the world’s...more

    called back

    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

    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

    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


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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


    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

    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

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

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall, 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, Rob Kapilow shines the What Makes it Great?...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - Mendelssohn and Wolf Chamber Series, Concert 3

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Boston

    April 12, 2015

    This third concert also features the early works of Mendelssohn and the complete Mörike-lieder of Hugo Wolf.

    Mendelssohn: String Octet in E-flat Major, op. 20
    Wolf...more

    Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, 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

    Andris Nelson conducts Schuller, Mozart and Strauss featuring pianist Richard Goode

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

    April 9 - April 14, 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

    Joseph Calleja, tenor

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    April 17, 2015

    Blessed with a golden age voice that routinely inspires comparisons to earlier singing legends, the Maltese-born Joseph Calleja has quickly become one of the most acclaimed and sought-after tenors...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

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