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    5th annual JP Music Festival

    Presented by JP Music Festival and JP Music Festival at Jamaica Pond Pinebank Baseball Field, Jamaica Plain

    September 12, 2015

    20+ acts, 2 stages, and 7 hours of non-stop Jamaica Plain music. The JP Music Festival features musicians, bands, or group members who either live or work in JP. This year's performers include Alexei Tsiganov Trio, American Echoes, The Beauty Way, Cask Mouse, Daniel Winshall and the Walking Illusion, Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers, The Footlight Club, The Forgotten Jam, Fur Purse, The Hi-End, Hyde ...more


    The Manhattan Transfer

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    December 20, 2015

    One of the most celebrated vocal pop groups of the contemporary age, The Manhattan Transfer has enchanted audiences for more than 40 years with their pristine harmonies, sophisticated arrangements...more

    Concert in Providence: Christmas in Medieval England

    Presented by Blue Heron

    December 20, 2015

    Our very popular, festive program of music for Advent and Christmas from 15th-century England, including motets by Leonel Power and John Dunstaple, English carols, and Sarum plainchant. Blue...more

    Bach Christmas

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

    December 17 - December 20, 2015

    The chorus’s sumptuous tone and right-on tuning was a delight to the ear,” declared Boston Classical Review of the 2014 Bach Christmas program. This year, Laurence Cummings and the H+H Chorus...more

    Christmas Reflections

    Presented by Boston College at Boston College, Robsham Theater Arts Center, Chestnut Hill

    December 18 - December 20, 2015

    A celebration of the Christmas season in story, music and dance with choreography by Jesuit Artist-in-Residence Robert VerEecke, S.J., and Helen O'Dwyer, director of the O’Dwyer School of Irish...more

    Simone Dinnterstein: The Goldberg Variations

    Presented by Music Worcester at Tuckerman Hall, Worcester

    January 10, 2016

    Acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein will perform J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations at Worcester's Tuckerman Hall on Sunday, January 10 at 3:00 PM.

    Dinnerstein famously recorded her...more

    David Finckel, Wu Han, and David Shifrin

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

    January 15, 2016

    Cellist David Finckel, pianist Wu Han, and acclaimed clarinetist David Shifrin team up for an exciting evening of chamber music performing Beethoven's Trio in B-Flat Major, Opus 11,...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Les Pêcheurs de Perles"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    January 16, 2016

    For the first time since Enrico Caruso starred in the opera in 1916, the Met will present Bizet’s lush, melodic romance Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers), in a production by...more

    ReSoundings: sit inside the chant (Boston)

    Presented by Cappella Clausura

    January 16, 2016

    A re-rendering of our wildly successful Soundings of 2015. Immerse yourself as our changing constellations of singers and instruments transport you with music from the 9th to the 20th centuries by...more

    ReSoundings: sit inside the chant (Newton)

    Presented by Cappella Clausura

    January 17, 2016

    A re-rendering of our wildly successful Soundings of 2015. Immerse yourself as our changing constellations of singers and instruments transport you with music from the 9th to the 20th centuries by...more

    Denis Kozhukhin, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Cambridge

    January 20, 2016

    Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin was launched onto the international scene after winning First Prize in the 2010 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels at the age of 23. His utter command, both...more

    Billy Billy Childs' Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    January 22, 2016

    When jazz pianist and Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Billy Childs was 11 years old, his older sister introduced him to the work of singer-songwriter, Laura Nyro (1947-1997). Her blend of Broadway...more

    Del McCoury and Woody Guthrie

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    January 23, 2016

    An evening of unheard lyrics from America’s great folk poet, Woody Guthrie, with music by the most awarded artist in the history of bluegrass. To help bring new life to the work of American folk...more

    Orchestre National de France, Daniele Gatti, and Alexandre Tharaud

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    January 24, 2016

    One of the most prestigious orchestras in France, Orchestre National de France has long served as France's musical ambassador around the world. Conductor Daniele Gatti leads the ensemble with...more

    Vadym Kholodenko, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    January 24, 2016

    Winner of the coveted gold medal at the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2013, Vadym Kholodenko captured the attention of jury, audience, and critics alike for powerful,...more

    The Band of the Royal Marines and The Pipes, Drums, & Dancers of the Scots Guards

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    January 26, 2016

    Regimental Bands from the British Isles - with Pipes & Drums & Dancers!!  Two very famous and acclaimed regiments also have some of the finest musicians.  The Scots Guard...more

    Handel Israel in Egypt

    Presented by Cantata Singers at Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall), Lexington

    January 29, 2016

    In January of 2016, Cantata Singers will present the complete version of Handel’s 1783 oratorio, Israel in Egypt. Often performed with only the second and third movements, Cantata Singers...more

    Metropolitan Opera in HD: "Turandot"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    January 30, 2016

    Swedish dramatic soprano Nina Stemme sings her first Met performances of the demanding title role of Puccini’s Chinese ice princess, with Anita Hartig in her company role debut as the angelic...more

    Handel Israel in Egypt

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

    January 31, 2016

    In January of 2016, Cantata Singers will present the complete version of Handel’s 1783 oratorio, Israel in Egypt. Often performed with only the second and third movements, Cantata Singers...more

    All Haydn

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    January 29 - January 31, 2016

    H+H’s electrifying Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky and Harry Christophers continue their critically acclaimed Haydn survey with the Violin Concerto in A Major, a Haydn masterpiece lost until 1949....more

    Mack Avenue Superband

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    February 4, 2016

    The Christian McBride Trio forms the backbone of the Mack Avenue Superband. With a front line that boasts Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra alum Sean Jones on trumpet and saxophonist Tia Fuller...more

    Brooklyn Rider with Gabriel Kahane

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    February 5, 2016

    Two artists featured as part of the Celebrity Series’ Stave Sessions performances last season, Brooklyn Rider and Gabriel Kahane are at the vanguard of a new generation. Hailed as “the future...more

    Concert in Wellesley: From the Eton Choirbook to the Peterhouse Partbooks

    Presented by Blue Heron

    February 5, 2016

    Sacred music and songs from England, c. 1490-1540, including works from the two most important collections of sacred music copied in the half-century before the Reformation, the Eton Choirbook (c....more

    Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra presents Beethoven & Stravinsky

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Boston

    February 5, 2016

    The two works on this program are among the most famous great works ever written. Even the man in the street who claims no knowledge of classical music whatsoever is apt to find that the words...more

    Ana Gasteyer in Concert

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    February 6, 2016

    When Saturday Night Live alum Ana Gasteyer steps up to the mic, she evokes the swagger of an era when a lady ruled a nightclub and an audience knew they were in for good time. From songs like One...more

    From the Eton Choirbook to the Peterhouse Partbooks

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

    February 6, 2016

    Sacred music and songs from England, c. 1490-1540, including works from the two most important collections of sacred music copied in the half-century before the Reformation, the Eton Choirbook (c....more

    Monterey Jazz Festival

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    February 9, 2016

    Monterey is the longest consecutively running jazz festival in the world. This exclusive presentation, Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour / 2016, celebrates the Festival’s legacy expanding the...more

    Here and There, in Paths Apart: Schubert, Schumann, Narbutaite, Harbison

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

    February 13, 2016

    There are few works as irresistible as Schubert's Octet. Tracing both backward and forward, he followed in the footsteps of the Classical masters and gave us glimpses into the drama of the...more

    Phil Vassar

    Presented by Spectacle Management at Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall), Lexington

    February 14, 2016

    Country star Phil Vassar comes to Cary Hall for Valentine's Day. An award-winning singer-songwriter, Vassar has scored country hits with "Carlene," "Just Another Day in Paradise," "Six-Pack...more

    Worcester Symphonic Project 2016

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    February 14, 2016

    A program of Beethoven's Symphony No.1 and Schubert's Mass in C performed by Worcester's only consortium orchestra of local college musicians, high school and middle...more

    Special Live Opera Event: "La Traviata"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    February 14, 2016

    Dumas’ semi-autobiographical novel caused quite a stir in mid-century Paris, and his doomed Lady of the Camellias has been a favorite of stage actresses such as Sarah Bernhardt and, later, of...more

    Here and There, in Paths Apart: Schubert, Schumann, Narbutaite, Harbison

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

    February 14, 2016

    There are few works as irresistible as Schubert's Octet. Tracing both backward and forward, he followed in the footsteps of the Classical masters and gave us glimpses into the drama of the...more

    Here and There, in Paths Apart: Schubert, Schumann, Narbutaite, Harbison

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

    February 14, 2016

    There are few works as irresistible as Schubert's Octet. Tracing both backward and forward, he followed in the footsteps of the Classical masters and gave us glimpses into the drama of the...more

    The St. Lawrence String Quartet

    Presented by Music Worcester

    February 19, 2016

    Music Worcester is proud to return to Brooks Hall on the campus of the College of the Holy Cross, presenting the Canadian string quartet SLSQ in a program of Saint-Saens...more

    Student/Mentor: Neukomm, the Haydns & Mozart

    Presented by Grand Harmonie

    February 19, 2016

    Both Mozart and Austrian composer Sigismond Neukomm were mentored by brothers Joseph and Michael Haydn, and counted them among their most important musical influences. Grand Harmonie, Boston's...more

    Grand Harmonie Presents: Through the Looking Glass

    Presented by Grand Harmonie at The Second Church in Newton, West Newton

    February 20, 2016

    Both Mozart and Austrian composer Sigismond Neukomm were mentored by brothers Joseph and Michael Haydn, and counted them among their most important musical influences. Grand Harmonie, Boston's...more

    Boston Philharmonic presents Schumann, Mendelssohn, & Elgar

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    February 20, 2016

    In 1923, emotionally shattered by the recent death of his wife, Edward Elgar set off alone across the Atlantic to Brazil, and then on a boat journey up the Amazon, deep into the heart of the...more

    Miloš Karadaglic, guitar

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

    February 21, 2016

    Guitarist Miloš Karadaglic, whose two sold-out performances highlighted the inaugural season of the Debut Series in 2013, returns to the Celebrity Series. Since topping the UK...more

    Boston Philharmonic presents Schumann, Mendelssohn, & Elgar

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    February 18 - February 21, 2016

    In 1923, emotionally shattered by the recent death of his wife, Edward Elgar set off alone across the Atlantic to Brazil, and then on a boat journey up the Amazon, deep into the heart of the...more

    My End is My Beginning: Works by Machaut, Janequin, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Berio, and Pärt

    Presented by Cantata Singers

    February 26, 2016

    Arvo Pärt: Solfeggio
    Clement Janequin: “Amour ayant de ma grand”; “Toutes les nuictz”; “La guerre”
    Luciano Berio: Cries of London; Brin for solo...more

    Sir András Schiff, piano

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

    February 26, 2016

    In his program The Last Sonatas, Sir András Schiff includes the final three sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. 

    “The Last...more

    Jasper String Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    February 26, 2016

    Winner of the 2012 Cleveland Quartet Award, the Jasper String Quartet has been hailed as “sonically delightful and expressively compelling” (The Strad) and as “powerful” (The New York...more

    Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzaff, Lars Vogt Trio

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

    February 27, 2016

    Violinist Tetzlaff and pianist Vogt, both well-known and beloved by Boston audiences add cellist Tanja Tetzlaff to round out a phenomenally talented ensemble. Don’t miss this brilliant piano...more

    Disney in Concert - Magical Music from the Movies

    Presented by Music Worcester and The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    February 27, 2016

    Music Worcester, in partnership with The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, invite you to come experience the enchantment of DISNEY IN CONCERT-MAGICAL MUSIC FROM THE...more

    Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    February 27, 2016

    In partnership with Music Worcester, come be enchanted by DISNEY IN CONCERT MAGICAL MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES with the Disney Fesitval Orchestra, projected video clips from iconic Disney films,...more

    Cosi Fan Tutte

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

    February 25 - February 28, 2016

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre. Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. This...more

    All Beethoven

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    February 26 - February 28, 2016

    This is Beethoven at peace, inspired by the music of nature. Richard Egarr conducts Beethoven’s lyrical Pastoral Symphony. Plus, renowned fortepianist Robert Levin returns to perform...more

    Ezekial's Wheels

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 2, 2016

    Ezekial’s Wheels is a dynamic young klezmer ensemble from the Boston area that is getting international recognition for their virtuosity and infectious energy.


    Danú

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 3, 2016

    One of Ireland’s most cherished Irish folk bands and among the leaders of the new traditionalist movement in Celtic music, Danú has been thrilling audiences with their instrumental virtuosity...more

    Mozart Requiem & Poulenc Gloria - The Worcester Chorus

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    March 4, 2016

    The Worcester Chorus returns under the direction of Dr. Christopher Shepard to perform another legendary program in March; two choral masterworks of classical...more

    Metropolitan Opera in HD: "Manon Lescaut"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 5, 2016

    Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann star as the ill-fated lovers at the center of Manon Lescaut, Puccini’s passionate adaptation of the classic novel about a free-spirited country girl who...more

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