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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


    Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders

    Presented by WBUR 90.9 FM at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    March 5, 2015

    The NYC-based  variety show, Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders is a favorite of fans and critics alike and has been hailed as “perpetually...more

    Alloy Orchestra performs the Son of the Sheik

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    March 7, 2015

     The world-renowned Alloy Orchestra presents the Boston premiere of its live musical score to the 1926 classic silent film The Son of the Sheik, directed by George Fitzmaurice and...more

    Family and Children's Concert Series -- Tufts Concert Choir

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

    March 7, 2015

    Join the Tufts Concert Choir for an introduction to Broadway musicals, including tunes from "Seussical", "The Lion King", and "Sunday in the Park with George", among...more

    20th Anniversary Celebration

    Presented by The Paul Speidel Band at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    March 7, 2015

    Paul Speidel has been a consistent presence on the Boston music scene for over twenty years, having appeared with such greats as Jay Geils, Duke Robillard, David Maxwell and Patti Page. He and his...more

    Piano Sonatas of Viktor Ullmann: In Concert and Conversation with Jeanne Golan

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

    March 7, 2015

    Viktor Ullmann (1898-1944) was a leading composer of his generation, active in the Romantic Avant-garde. At the peak of his career, he was interned by the Nazis at the concentration camp in...more

    Keynote Conversation with Michael Nyman

    Presented by Tufts University Art Gallery at Granoff Music Center, Somerville

    March 9, 2015

     A KEYNOTE CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL NYMAN WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, MARCH 9 AT 7:00 PM IN THE DISTLER PERFORMANCE HALL, GRANOFF MUSIC CENTER, 20 TALBOT AVENUE, NEXT DOOR TO THE AIDEKMAN ARTS...more

    Granoff Music Center Colloquium Series

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

    March 9, 2015

    Sounding the Inexpressible: Postwar Musical Memory and the Case of Schoenberg's "Survivor from Warsaw". Jeremy Eichler, chief classical music...more

    Wood and Strings

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

    March 10, 2015

    Newly composed duets for shakuhachi and classical guitar with performance faculty artist Elizabeth Reian Bennett, bamboo flute and guest artist Aaron Larget-Caplan, guitar, presented alongside...more

    Saints and Tzadiks

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    March 11, 2015

     "A unique and amazing work of aural art; full of unexpected delights and twists that will leave the listener wondering what's next -- and wondering how McKeown and Sklamberg put it...more

    We Banjo 3

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    March 12, 2015

     An award-winning quartet from Galway, We Banjo 3 (plus one) delivers a rousing mix of Irish, old- time American, and bluegrass music with remarkable virtuosity and passion. Brothers Enda and...more

    The Klezmatics in Somerville

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    March 14, 2015

     The Klezmatics - Experience this one of a kind, Grammy-winning fusion of klezmer, jazz and Americana. The Klezmatics make music that is wild, mystical, provocative, reflective and...more

    Heritage Blues Orchestra

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    March 28, 2015

     Heritage Blues Orchestra (HBO) combines the grit of lowdown country and urban blues with the bold brass of New Orleans. The nine-piece band displays the hand-clapping fervor of gospel...more

    Zakir Hussain and Celtic Connections

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    March 29, 2015

     Tabla master Zakir Hussain has long explored cross-cultural music fusions with the likes of Mickey Hart, Bela Fleck, John McLaughlin, and Yo-Yo Ma. His newest project, Celtic Connections,...more

    Tal National

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    April 10, 2015

     The most popular live act in the West African nation of Niger, Tal National is beloved for its epic live performances. With a large, rotating lineup of vocalists and multi-instrumentalists,...more

    Signature Series Opera at the Movies: AMADEUS

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    April 10, 2015

    Boston Lyric Opera Signature Series in partnership with Somerville Theatre
    Opera at the Movies

    Amadeus
    Friday, April 10 | 7:00 – 10:30 p.m.
    $10...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

    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

    The Pedrito Martinez Group

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    April 25, 2015

     The Pedrito Martinez Group has emerged as the tightest Afro-Cuban band in New York. Utterly joyful and completely irresistible, the ensemble has its roots planted firmly in the rumba...more

    Noura Mint Seymali

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    May 1, 2015

     A nationally beloved star in Mauritania, Noura Mint Seymali creates a mesmerizing tension between ancient traditions and contemporary idioms. She merges her powerful griot voice with the...more

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