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    Bid Them Dance and Bid Them Sing: Dvorak, Lutoslawski, Phibbs, Prokofiev

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

    January 31, 2015

    Prokofiev’s fiendishly kinetic Quintet originated as a ballet that was too difficult to dance, Lutoslawski captured the spirit of Polish folk music, and Dvorak never lost sight of the rhythmic vitality and heartfelt lyricism of his native Bohemia, the song and dance at the root of all music.

    PROGRAM:
    Witold Lutoslawski, Dance Preludes for clarinet & piano ...more


    Free Trial Week at the New School of Music

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music, Cambridge

    January 20 - January 26, 2015

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to play an instrument or take voice lessons? Well here’s your chance to try a free 30-minute private lesson with our highly skilled...more

    Open Mic

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    January 27, 2015

     Open Mic


    Conversation and Clinic with Branford Marsalis

    Presented by Learning from Performers program (Harvard Office for the Arts)

    January 28, 2015

    Saxophonist, composer and bandleader Branford Marsalis—member of the First Family of Jazz with his father Ellis and siblings Delfeayo and Jason—will conduct a conversation on his...more

    Roosevelt Dime

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    January 28, 2015

     We all carry the Roosevelt Dime. It’s not a relic of the past, it’s the silver in your pocket. There was a time when Appalachian strings made romance with New Orleans rhythms, a...more

    An Evening with Branford Marsalis

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    January 29, 2015

    NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award-winning saxophonist, and Tony Award nominee Branford Marsalis is among the most revered instrumentalists of his time. Leader of one of the finest jazz...more

    Airport with Nate Leavitt Band

    Presented by Atwood's Tavern at Atwood's Tavern, Cambridge

    January 29, 2015

    AIRPORT
    Sometimes-rock/sometimes-Americana/always-melodic. Five guys neck-deep in the Boston and...more

    Kingsley Flood

    Presented by The Sinclair at The Sinclair, Cambridge

    January 30, 2015

    The Boston folk-rock band celebrates the release of their new EP “To The Fire,” a boisterous offering with shades of “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot”-era Wilco.


    Nick Hakim

    Presented by Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub at Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge

    January 30, 2015

    This past year, recent Berklee College of Music grad Nick Hakim put out a gorgeous debut, a soul-inflected study in heartbreak called “Where Will We Go.”


    Kingsley Flood

    Presented by Bowery Presents at The Sinclair, Cambridge

    January 30, 2015

    Boston and Washington, DC based six-piece Kingsley Flood, described recently by...more

    Music for Peace: Mendelssohn

    Presented by Massachusetts Peace Action at Harvard Epworth Church, Cambridge

    January 31, 2015

    Music for Peace presents an All-Mendelssohn Program with Nicholas Kitchen, violin and Yeesun Kim, cello — both of the Borromeo Quartet, joined by Alexander Beyer, piano.

    The concert...more

    Karen K and the Jitterbugs

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    January 31, 2015

     BUG OUT! With Karen K & the Jitterbugs! Known for their upbeat,catchy, genre-swirling tunes that parents enjoy as much as their kids, Karen K & her Jitterbugs keep hands clapping and...more

    Ravel & Concertos

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    February 1, 2015

    This is a concert that will showcase both the brilliance of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra as a whole and the astonishing talent of some of its constituent members.
    ...more

    Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Dan Trueman

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 1, 2015

     Dublin-born Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Dan Trueman are both legendary fiddle players and have just released a new album together! Laghdú, the title of this debut album...more

    School of Rock Boston Presents: A Tribute to The Police

    Presented by School of Rock Boston at Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge

    February 1, 2015

    For more than a decade, School of Rock has been inspiring kids to rock on stage and in life. Founded as a...more

    Jake Schepps Quintet featuring Matt Flinner

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 2, 2015

     The string band instrumentation of banjo, mandolin, guitar, violin and bass—canonized as the quintessential bluegrass combo when Earl Scruggs teamed up with Bill Monroe in...more

    Open Mic

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 3, 2015

     Open Mic


    The Newberry Consort

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    February 6, 2015

    Rosa das Rosas: Cantigas de Santa Maria

    The Newberry Consort has delighted audiences with provocative and ravishingly beautiful programs for nearly three decades. The...more

    Ryan Montbleau

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 4 - February 6, 2015

    Songs for Ryan Montbleau typically need to simmer. In his 10-year career this gifted singer and his limber band have built their catalog the old-fashioned way, by introducing new songs to their...more

    Ladysmith Black Mambazo

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    February 7, 2015

     With the power of gospel and the precision of Broadway, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is the undisputed king of mbube, South African a cappella singing. The group came together in the early 1960s...more

    I've Found a New Baby: Baroque Meets Afro-Latin Jazz

    Presented by La Donna Musicale - RUMBARROCO at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    February 7, 2015

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day and Black History Month with us! La Donna Musicale and RUMBARROCO combine to present a fusion of Afro-Latin jazz and vibrant Baroque musical styles applied to...more

    Goddamn Draculas: Record Release Show

    Presented by Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub at Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge

    February 7, 2015

    Goddamn Draculas

    "Tough but glossy early-'80s power-chorded arena rock"
    - The Boston...more

    The Lied To's with Susan Levine and Doug Kwartler

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 8, 2015

    CD Release. Special guests Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards. With a combined slew of awards, festivals, tours, song placements, and writing/performing accolades, Susan Levine and Doug...more

    “For heaven is a different thing”: Choral Settings of Sacred Poetry

    Presented by Seraphim Singers at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    February 8, 2015

    The Seraphim Singers gives musical voice to the beauty of sacred poetry by George Herbert, John Donne, Jones Very, Hildegard von Bingen, and more. Featuring a world premiere setting by Richard...more

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    February 8, 2015

    Bruce Hangen, conductor
    Michael Lewin, piano

    BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Michael Lewin, piano)
    ...more

    The Revelers

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 8, 2015

    Founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys, two of the groups unquestionably at the vanguard of the Louisiana cultural renaissance, have joined together on their newest...more

    Slide Sessions with Jim Henry, Cliff Eberhardt, Brooks Williams and Abbie Gardner

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 11, 2015

     Jim Henry: Fans first discovered Jim Henry in the Sundogs, an eclectic "swamp-boogie-swing" group that was one of New England's hottest touring club and dance hall bands in the...more

    Vlada Tomova's Bulgarian Voices Trio

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 12, 2015

     Vlada is a Bulgarian-born vocalist, arranger and composer, who weaves Balkan and world sensibilities into her own contemporary sound. Having made New York her second home, Vlada leads an...more

    The Silks

    Presented by Atwood's Tavern at Atwood's Tavern, Cambridge

    February 12, 2015

    Rock and Roll may not be dead, but it does seem like there's a priest leaning over its bed, reciting the last rites. However, if ...more

    Jeffrey Gaines

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 13, 2015

     Singer/songwriter and guitarist Jeffrey Gaines brought a unique, original voice to the sea of singer/songwriters that emerged in the 1990s. Born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,...more

    Sergey Schepkin Plays Bach

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music, Cambridge

    February 13, 2015

    The New School of Music welcomes special guest pianist Sergey Schepkin presenting a recital of the works by Bach featuring Partita VI in E minor and The Goldberg Variations. Mr. Schepkin started...more

    AcousticaElectronica

    Presented by American Repertory Theater and American Repertory Theater at OBERON, Cambridge

    February 13, 2015

    Presented by Touch Performance Art and OBERON, AcousticaElectronica is a mind-blowing event that blends elements of electronic and classical music, dance, circus arts and immersive theater with...more

    Freedy Johnston

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 15, 2015

     A gifted songwriter whose lyrics paint sometimes witty, often poignant portraits of characters often unaware of how their lives have gone wrong, Freedy Johnston seemingly appeared out of...more

    The David Haas Group: A Coalition of the Willing

    Presented by Lily Pad at Lily Pad, Cambridge

    February 15, 2015

    David Haas, piano

    Kevin Frenette, guitar

    Scott Getchell, trumpets

    Todd Brunel, clarinet

    Kit Demos, bass & modular synthesizer

    Dave Fox, drums


    Trina Hamlin & Annie Keating

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 18, 2015

     Lucinda Williams. John Prine. Allison Krauss. Willie Nelson. Gillian Welch. Bonnie Raitt. Emmy Lou Harris, Patty Griffin. This is a short list of the musicians Annie Keating has been...more

    Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 19, 2015

     Jim Gaudet is a folksinger - but without all that microscopic self-examination and tedious political correctness. Mostly, he's a storyteller and he does it extremely well. Whether...more

    PRhyme

    Presented by Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub at Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge

    February 21, 2015

    PRhyme is the critically-acclaimed collaboration between rapper Royce da 5’9” and producer DJ Premier. They favor old-school boom bap and lyrical complexity, though their music is no...more

    Mary Fahl (former lead singer of October Project), Gregory Douglass opens

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 21, 2015

     Singer-songwriter Mary Fahl first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s folk-rock/adult alternative group, October Project. As a solo artist, her musical inspirations...more

    Ockeghem@600: Ockeghem, Binchois & Du Fay

    Presented by Blue Heron at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    February 21, 2015

    "…this virtuosic chorus…has turned historical excavation into vibrant musical adventure"
    David Weininger, The Boston Globe

    With this concert, Blue...more

    Strauss & Mahler

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    February 19 - February 22, 2015

    Turn of the century Vienna was a world in which radical change vied with a tendency towards nostalgia in an uneasy balance. Youth and old age had their distinctly different viewpoints, and each...more

    Mozart, Mostly

    Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Fitzgerald Theatre at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Cambridge

    February 22, 2015

    Join us for an afternoon of music to entertain and delight with Mozart exploring and studying Bach, Mozart substituting for and helping a friend in trouble, Schnittke parodying Mozart, and Mozart...more

    The Circle of The Song, featuring Ed Jurdi, Seth Walker, and Edward Anderson

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 22, 2015

    Ed Jurdi: Ed Jurdi is blazing a trail with music. His inimitable style, dubbed "Cosmic American Soul," has enthralled listeners, critics, and musicians across the country and beyond....more

    One Mic Shootout with Ry Cavanaugh & Jeffrey Foucault and Friends

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 25, 2015

     From the very first night they played together at St Bonaventure's in Bristol England, the musical performance connection between Jeffrey Foucault and Ry Cavanaugh just clicked. They...more

    Susan Cattaneo

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 26, 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 tunes...more

    The Juliana Hatfield Three

    Presented by Bowery Presents at The Sinclair, Cambridge

    February 27, 2015

    In 1993, Juliana Hatfield was in the eye of the alternative-rock storm. She'd made a name for herself as one third of sharply...more

    Evening in Paris

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    February 28, 2015

    Winner of the Tchaikovsky Medal, Sergey Antonov makes his first Pro Arte appearance in Saint-Saëns’ demanding cello concerto, led by returning Boston Lyric Opera Music Director David...more

    Edie Carey

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 28, 2015

     “Accidental Poet,” one of Edie Carey's earliest songs, describes a particularly eloquent friend, but could just as easily refer to Carey herself and the circuitous and...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

    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

    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

    Mozart: Valedictory Masterworks

    Presented by The Spectrum Singers at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    March 7, 2015

    The concert features two remarkable works from 1791, Mozart's final year: the beloved four-minute reverential anthem, and the profound and moving unfinished Requiem, in the H.C. Robbins Landon...more

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