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    An Evening with Audra McDonald

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    March 1, 2015

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

    “One of Ms. McDonald’s greatest gifts is to find the story inside the song and deliver it with immediacy and clarity, in a voice that finds a flexible, intuitive balance between storytelling and singing – a defining voice of our time.” – The New ...more


    Handel’s Israel in Egypt

    Presented by Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 7, 2015

    Composed for orchestra, soloists and double chorus, George Frideric Handel’s tour-de-force oratorio is heralded for its incredible depiction of plagues of locusts, boils, and frogs; the...more

    Israeli All Star Cabaret

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton

    March 7, 2015

     A cabaret style evening showcasing four of outstanding young Israeli musicians living in Boston, directed by Matti Kovler, featuring:

    Ehud Etun, Jazz Trio
    Tutti Druyan,...more

    Oran Etkin's A Gathering Light

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

    March 7, 2015

     Award-winning clarinetist/saxophonist Oran Etkin and his Ensemble will present A Gathering Light, a concert inspired by kabbalistic texts that draws on the rich musical traditions of Israel,...more

    Parris in the Spring: Rebecca Parris and the Chris Taylor Trio

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    March 7, 2015

    Parris in the Spring will star celebrated jazz vocalist Rebecca Parris featuring the wonderful Chris Taylor Trio with Taylor on piano, Peter Kontrimas on bass, and Jim Lattini on...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

    The Barra MacNeils: A Celtic Celebration at Chevalier

    Presented by Friends of Chevalier Auditorium

    March 7, 2015

    Medford’s Chevalier Theatre will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a concert of traditional Celtic music by the Barra MacNeils, one of Canada’s most popular and successful musical...more

    Kids' Shows: Little Groove

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    March 7, 2015

     Come to the Coolidge Corner Theatre for a real interactive music experience with your child. The show is designed for children 8 and under. Children will have fun using real instruments such...more

    Lady Lamb the Beekeeper

    Presented by The Sinclair at The Sinclair, Cambridge

    March 7, 2015

    Maine native Aly Spaltro, a.k.a. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, has always written in emphatic, colorful strokes, at once direct and inventive. “Billions of Eyes,” the lead single off of her...more

    Margot Fox

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    March 7, 2015

    Join Margot Fox and friends for some family-friendly folk-rock!. Come dance, wiggle, and sing to her tunes (old and new) as we shake off the cold and look towards spring!

    Drummer, Pat...more

    Concord Band Winter Concert: Portraits

    Presented by The Concord Band at The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden, Concord

    March 7, 2015

    Jordan Rich to Appear with Concord Band

    Boston radio personality Jordan Rich of WBZ will join the Concord Band for its Winter Concert on March 7, 2015. The theme is...more

    Caribbean Festival

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

    March 7, 2015

     Providing an antidote to winter, The Friends of the JP Branch Library present Kathleen Gaskin-Holland who will bring authentic Trinidadian cooking, costumes, music and dance to the Jamaica...more

    Atwater Donnelly with Cathy Clasper-Torch

    Presented by Stone Soup Coffeehouse

    March 7, 2015

    This show begins with a HOOT (Open Mike.) Four performers take the stage for one song each. Sign-ups are on the day of the show and begin during ticket sales. Come early to sign up!

    Every...more

    Winter Chamber Concerts

    Presented by Gloriae Dei Cantores at Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans MA, Orleans

    March 6 - March 7, 2015

     In our stress-filled lives, how do we carve out time for peace and reflection? When was the last time you fully experienced beauty? Join us for an evening chamber concert with Gloriae Dei...more

    ArtsEmerson Concerts Presents

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center, Boston

    March 6 - March 7, 2015

    ArtsEmerson is proud to announce a second weekend of Boston area performers appearing in The Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre, located in the Paramount Center, the weekend of March 6th and 7th....more

    Music from Land's End

    Presented by Music from Land's End Wareham

    March 7, 2015

     In the second of a three concert series, award-winning duo Ariadne Daskalakis, violin and Miri Yampolsky, piano perform the Ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano by Beethoven.  Experience...more

    The Makanda Project Multiple Percussion Edition

    Presented by VISIONS, Inc

    March 7, 2015

    For this concert the Makanda Project will expand to include three drummers: Yoron Israel, Warren Smith, and Billy Hart.  In addition to several pieces from its repertoire of Makanda Ken...more

    Music from Azerbaijan

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

    March 7, 2015

     For Fargana Qasimova, the passionate Sufi-inspired lyrics of Azerbaijani mugham and spirited songs of the bardic ashiq tradition provided the soundscape of her childhood. Now a consummate...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

    Makin' Music: Fun with Mozart & Friends

    Presented by Chamber Music Metrowest

    March 7, 2015

    Join us as we learn how music is put together. -Fun musical activities for children. -Ask questions & see the instruments up close after the concert. -Program designed for children ages 4-8,...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

    ICE Residency

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    March 7, 2015

    ICE performs with Boston Conservatory students and faculty members from all three divisions in works by Alvin Lucier, Christian Wolff, John Adams, Pauline Oliveros and Louis Andriessen.


    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

    Radius Ensemble -- Echoes

    Presented by Radius Ensemble at The Longy School of Music, Cambridge

    March 7, 2015

    Radius Ensemble -- Echoes

    ROSSINI – Six arias from The Barber of Seville for two bassoons (1816)
    RUEHR – Jane Wang considers the dragonfly for flute and digital delay...more

    Harvard Din & Tonics and Harvard Callbacks A Cappella Concert

    Presented by The Harvard Din & Tonics

    March 7, 2015

    Fresh off of their winter tours, The Harvard Din & Tonics and Harvard Callbacks invite you all to an evening of a cappella music on Saturday, March 7th in Sanders Theater. Covering music from...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

    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...more

    Hot Club of Cowtown

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 8, 2015

    Expertly combining the dusty stomp of Western swing with hot gypsy jazz, the Austin-based trio has crafted a unique and infectious hybrid that playfully blurs musical boundaries. Fiddler Elana...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

    Oran Etikin's Timbalooloo Wake Up Clarinet

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton

    March 8, 2015

     A sensational, hand clapping, foot stomping interactive family introduction to music and jazz by award winning clarinetist, Oran Etkin.


    Sarah Aroeste Quartet

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

    March 8, 2015

     Inspired by her family's Sephardic roots, Aroeste writes and performs contemporary Ladino music. Sarah is the 2014 winner of the Sephardic Prize at the International Jewish Music...more

    Diwan Saz: Harmony in the Holy Land

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

    March 8, 2015

     An exciting Israeli ensemble performing traditional Middle Eastern music from many traditions. Featuring Rabbi David Menachem, a rising star in the revival of piyyutim in Israel; Lubna...more

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    March 8, 2015

    Bruce Hangen, conductor

    BERNSTEIN: Candide Overture
    COPLAND: Appalachian Spring
    ...more

    LIFE

    Presented by Charles River Wind Ensemble at National Heritage Museum, Lexington

    March 8, 2015

    We invite you to join the Charles River Wind Ensemble for LIFE – a concert inspired by our collective journey from womb to grave. The group’s second performance of the season, led by...more

    The Ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano by Beethoven

    Presented by Music from Land's End Wareham

    March 8, 2015

    Music from  Land's End Wareham presents award-winning duo Ariadne Daskalakis, violin and Miri Yampolsky, piano in the Ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano by Beethoven.  Experience the...more

    Tea and Tunes with Adrienne Howard and Emily Peterson

    Presented by Gore Place at Gore Place, Waltham

    March 8, 2015

    Enjoy tea and cake and wonderful music in the mansion at Gore Place! Fiddler Adrienne Howard and concertinist Emily Peterson perform Irish jigs, reels, airs and more!. 


    The Hammond Performing Arts Series Presents Sarita Kwok and Wei-Yi Yang

    Presented by Hammond Residential RE at Old South Church, Boston, Boston

    March 8, 2015

    Saul Cohen, President of Hammond Residential Real Estate in Chestnut Hill, is pleased to announce that violinist Sarita Kwok and pianist Wei-Yi Yang will perform works by Debussy, Schnittke,...more

    SERENADE TO BACH with Irina Muresanu

    Presented by Boston Classical Orchestra at Faneuil Hall, Boston

    March 8, 2015

    Boston Classical Orchestra under music director Steven Lipsitt continues its 35th season with Serenade to Bach, a program featuring guest violinist Irina Muresanu. One of the most acclaimed...more

    Maeve Spain And Ted Davis In two Swan Day Performances Celebrating Women in the Arts

    Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

    March 8, 2015

    These two great vocalists will celebrate Swan Day by featuring the songs of their favorite female composers in back to back concerts. Maeve studied with New England...more

    An Almost Spring Concert: A Celebration of Italian Masters

    Presented by Philharmonic Society of Arlington at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Arlington, Arlington

    March 8, 2015

    The Arlington-Belmont Chorale and the Arlington-Belmont Chamber Chorus will present “A Celebration of Italian Masters. The performance will include works by Monteverdi, Scarlatti, Lotti,...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

    Danu

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 10, 2015

    Based in the city of Waterford (Dungarvan Co.), the talented septet (along with kindred spirits like Lúnasa and Dervish) have successfully brought Celtic music back to its earthy,...more

    Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    March 10, 2015

    Join our Underground Faculty Band for a Blues Jam session at Winchester Community Music School. Our Fat Tuesday Blues Jams are fun, spontaneous, and a great way to experiment with new techniques...more

    Folk Open Mic

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick

    March 10, 2015

    Tickets sold at the door for all performances. Performer sign-up begins at 7:30pm.

    The Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night at TCAN has been a tradition since its inception in 1997. Come...more

    Fashawn: The Ecology Tour!

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

    March 10, 2015

    After months of anticipation, Fresno emcee Fashawn has finally announced the release of his long-awaited sophomore album, The Ecology. Taking his music to the next level with Nas as the...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

    Jan St. Werner (Fiepblatter, Lithops, Mouse on Mars)

    Presented by Goethe-Institut Boston and Non-Event at Goethe-Institut Boston, Boston

    March 10, 2015

    Cologne producer and sound artist JAN ST. WERNER is perhaps best known for his work in Mouse on Mars, which he formed with Andi Toma in the early 90s. Over two decades, the duo has charted a...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

    Dylan Gardner

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

    March 11, 2015

    Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dylan Gardner has spent the last 10 years of his life obsessed with the art of songwriting. His earliest memory is of...more

    Jesse Cook

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 11 - March 12, 2015

    With eight studio albums, several European and Asian tours, multiple Canadian tours, a highly successful Public Television Special, and a recent five-month U.S. tour under his belt, award-winning...more

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