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    Noel

    Presented by Boston Gay Men's Chorus at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    December 14 - December 21, 2014

    Traditional favorites Deck the Hall, Ding Dong Merrily on High, The First Noel and more are combined with fun new classics like Sparklejollytwinklejingley to make this the most wonderful time of the year. Don't miss Boston’s other holiday tradition!

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    The Human Comedy

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston

    December 12 - December 18, 2014

    With music by Galt MacDermot (Hair) and based on William Saroyan’s novel of the same name, The Human Comedy is a folk opera and coming-of-age tale about small-town life in...more

    Winter Solstice

    Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    December 18, 2014

     On Thursday, Dec. 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum invites guests to embrace the holiday season and engage in pagan revelry to kick off winter in style. This...more

    Candlelight Christmas at Old South

    Presented by Chorus pro Musica at Old South Church, Boston, Boston

    December 19, 2014

    Chorus pro Musica's popular friday evening holiday concert at Old South Church will feature a candlelight procession and a world premiere of The Tryal and Examination of Old Father...more

    Chris Isaak's Christmas Show

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    December 19, 2014

    In the course of Chris Isaak’s career, he has released nine extraordinary albums, twelve singles, been nominated for two Grammy awards, acted in several motion pictures and starred in his...more

    Deleasa Holiday Party

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

    December 19, 2014

    New pop artist Michael Deleasa's music pays homage to his love of funk, pop, and Motown. His influences range from Jamiroquai to Al Green to A Tribe Called Quest to Flume. Since his last two...more

    The Winter Solstice in Legend and Song

    Presented by Living Myth Events at Loring-Greenough House, Boston

    December 19 - December 20, 2014

    Welcome the Winter Solstice with haunting legends of light, evergreen traditions and entertaining tales accompanied by traditional songs and music. Featured stories include the beautiful...more

    Renowned Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: An American Christmas

    Presented by Aardvark Jazz Orchestra at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Boston

    December 20, 2014

    The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra will perform An American Christmas, celebrating the band’s 42nd Annual Christmas Benefit Concert. The program will include music in the spirit of the...more

    Cultural Survival Bazaar

    Presented by Cultural Survival

    December 19 - December 21, 2014

    A festival of native arts & cultures from around the world. We feature Native artisans and performers, fairly traded products benefiting the livelihoods of artisans, projects in their...more

    A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan

    Presented by WGBH at Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston

    December 12 - December 21, 2014

    For this its 12th season, WGBH's A Christmas Celtic Sojourne is exploring the rich music, singing, and dance that crossed over from Ireland and Scotland and to the new world to become...more

    Kwanzaa Celebration: Music, Drumming and Storytelling

    Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus

    December 22, 2014

    Millions around the world celebrate Kwanzaa, a joyous celebration of family, community, and culture. It is a holiday that grew out of ancient African "first-fruit" harvest festivals,...more

    Boston Pops - Holiday Pops

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

    December 3 - December 24, 2014

    Join conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops in a performance filled with holiday music favorites, the traditional Pops sing-a-long, and even a visit from jolly old Santa Claus. Don't...more

    Boston Pops - Holiday Pops Kids Matinees

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

    December 6 - December 24, 2014

    Join conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops in a performance filled with holiday music favorites, the traditional Pops sing-along, and even a visit from jolly old Santa Claus. These special...more

    Boston Pops - Home Alone

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

    December 26 - December 27, 2014

    Experience this true holiday favorite as never before, on the big screen with live orchestral accompaniment! With a charming and delightful score by our own Pops Laureate Conductor and legendary...more

    Urban Nutcracker

    Presented by Tony Williams Dance Center at John Hancock Hall, Boston

    December 12 - December 28, 2014

    Anthony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker, Boston’s original holiday classic, is back for its 13th season and packed with more magic for the whole family. Fusing Tchaikovsky’s...more

    Irving Berlin's White Christmas The Musical

    Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Wang Theatre, Boston

    December 16 - December 28, 2014

    This holiday season discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Start with a timeless tale of joy and goodwill, fill it with classic Irving Berlin songs, top it off with glorious dancing...more

    Tower of Power: Holiday Jam

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    December 29, 2014

    For almost five decades, Tower of Power has delivered the best in Rhythm and Blues music. With a new member comes a new attitude, and band member Emilio says it’s...more

    The Nutcracker

    Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House, Boston

    November 28 - December 31, 2014

    A dazzling holiday tradition for the entire family! This critically-acclaimed production debuted in 2012 with new sets and costumes, and critics called the production "the most magical...more

    New Year's Eve Concert - Boston Pops Swing Orchestra

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

    December 31, 2014

    Ring in the New Year with the Boston Pops! Dance the night away with the Boston Pops Swing Orchestra and legendary bandleader extraordinaire Bo Winiker! There will be a cash bar and several dining...more

    Blue Man Group

    Presented by Blue Man Group at Charles Playhouse, Boston

    September 17 - December 31, 2014

    OUR SPACE HAS A NEW FACE. Experience Blue Man Group at the newly renovated Charles Playhouse!

    Blue Man Group's critically acclaimed show has been called "visually...more

    New Year's Eve at The Landsdowne Pub

    Presented by The Lansdowne Pub at The Lansdowne Pub, Boston

    December 31, 2014

    Ring in the New Year at The Lansdowne! Live Music from the one & only Bearfight!
    •Champagne Toast at Midnight
    •DJ & Live Band 
    •Balloon...more

    New Year's Eve Bootleggers Ball

    Presented by J.J. Foley's Cafe

    December 31, 2014

    Join us to celebrate Mr. Foleys great effort in keeping the Moonshine Flowing at Foley's during prohibition! 

    Free champagne toast & hors d'ovures, a live DJ and...more

    The Greatest Gatsby Mansion New Year's Eve Soiree

    Presented by Boston VIP List

    December 31, 2014

    The parties were bigger...
    The liquor was cheaper...
    Join us this New Year’s Eve at The Greatest Bar!

    Music will be provided by DJ Sisko.

    WILL YOU FIND YOUR...more

    Epic New Year's Eve

    Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues, Boston

    December 31, 2014

    You haven't experienced a New Year's party until you've experienced this! Join us at House of Blues Boston for an Epic New Year's Eve party. Ring in 2015 with beats by DJ Paulo,...more

    First Night Jubilee Concert

    Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus

    December 31, 2014

     On New Year's Day in 1863, Frederick Douglass said that he "finally knew joy!" Join the Museum of African American History and the Handel and Haydn Society at the historic...more

    Finale New Year's Eve Party

    Presented by Pier 6

    December 31, 2014

    Celebrate the New Year with Pier 6! Top 40 and hip-hop dance music from DJ Matty D will be playing all night long. Guests can take a break from partying to fuel up on delectable hors d'oeuvres...more

    Funkadelic New Year's Eve 2015!

    Presented by The Beehive at The Beehive, Boston

    December 31, 2014

    Break out the bubbly and make a resolution to attend the funkiest New Year's Eve soiree around! The Beehive's, "FUNKADELIC Burlesque New Year's Eve 2015" is an...more

    Blink! A Light and Sound Extravaganza

    Presented by Faneuil Hall Marketplace at Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market), Boston

    November 22, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    Blink! - the state-of-the-art light & sound extravaganza that transforms every inch of America's first open marketplace - returns to Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Marketplace Center for a...more

    Improvisation

    Presented by A Far Cry at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    January 9, 2015

    What could be more exciting than improvisation? Composing moment by moment, guided by ephemeral inspiration, with each performance unique. A Far Cry explores the theme with a bold new commission...more

    Andris Nelsons conducts Brahms, Haydn, and Strauss featuring cellist Gautier Capucon

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

    January 8 - January 10, 2015

    Andris Nelsons' two January programs focus on classics of the orchestral repertoire. In this first program of 2015, he is joined by French cellist Gautier Capucon and BSO principal violist...more

    Boston Symphony Chamber Players

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

    January 11, 2015

    On Sunday, January 11, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players will present the world premiere of Eric Nathan's new work for oboe, horn, and piano, a BSO commission. A former Tanglewood...more

    SAMW 20th Anniversary Weekend

    Presented by WUMB

    January 11, 2015

    Slow jams! Hot jams! Food and Drinks! Bring your instruments, and perhaps a friend to introduce to the SAMW community. The 2015 SAMW line up of fabulous instructors will be celebrated! Come visit,...more

    Mozart and Bruckner - Open Rehearsal

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

    January 15, 2015

    Acclaimed for his performances of the Classical repertoire, German pianist Lars Vogt returns to Symphony Hall as soloist with Andris Nelsons and the BSO in Mozart's proto-Romantic C minor...more

    The Long Count/The Long Game

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    January 15 - January 17, 2015

    Featuring Bryce Dessner, Shara Worden, Kelley Deal, and Evan Ziporyn

    Matthew Ritchie concludes his 18-month residency at the ICA with this multimedia stage production about the beginning...more

    Violinist Angelo Xiang Yu at Jordan Hall 1-17-2015

    Presented by Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    January 17, 2015

    Violinist Angelo Xiang Yu, winner of the prestigious Menuhin Violin Competition in 2010, is regarded as one of today’s most talented young violinists. His astonishing technique and...more

    Rhett Price / Skyler / Max Dvorak

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

    January 20, 2015

    Rhett Price is experiencing a rise to fame via YouTube, most notably for his cover of Taylor Swift’s hit song "I Knew You Were Trouble," which has racked up more than 1.5 million...more

    Angela Hewitt, piano; Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    January 23, 2015

    Internationally acclaimed Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter and world-renowned British/Canadian pianist, Angela Hewitt, are two remarkably refined and sensitive performers, perfectly...more

    Muir String Quartet in Residence at Boston University

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Tsai Performance Center, Boston

    January 23, 2015

    Leoš Janárek: String Quartet No. 1, Kreutzer Sonata
    Claude Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor


    Tugan Sokhiev conducts Berlioz,?Saint-Sa?ns and Rimsky-Korsakov featuring cellist?Johannes Moser

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

    January 22 - January 24, 2015

    Born in the Ossetian region of the Caucasus and making his BSO debut in these concerts, Tugan Sokhiev is music director of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Orchestre National du...more

    The Bad Plus

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts

    January 24, 2015

    Widely heralded for its innovative reworkings of rock, indie, electronica, and modernist classical music, the Bad Plus now turns to Ornette Coleman’s landmark 1972 album Science Fiction to...more

    Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    January 24 - January 25, 2015

    This American Life host Ira Glass has been working with Monica Bill Barnes & Company to invent a show that combines two art forms that, as Glass puts it, “have no business being together...more

    Haydn: Symphonies and Concerto

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    January 23 - January 25, 2015

    Artistic Director Harry Christophers and Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky continue their critically-praised survey of the orchestral music of Joseph Haydn. The sequel to 2012’s Haydn in Paris,...more

    Mark Morris Dance Group

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    January 21 - January 25, 2015

    Mark Morris returns to the ICA for the first time since 2007! Beloved for his inventive, uniquely musical, and contagiously joyful dances, the Brooklyn-based choreographer will present four works:...more

    The Bach Institute - Final Concert

    Presented by Winsor Music, Inc.

    January 26, 2015

    This January, after two weeks of intensive practice and outreach performances, the students of the Fourth Annual Bach Institute will present their final concert. The Institute is a collaboration...more

    Dorman, Prokofiev and Schumann High School Open Rehearsal

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

    January 29, 2015

    Israeli conductor Asher Fisch makes his BSO subscription series debut with this diverse program. Opening the concert is the Israeli-born composer Avner Dorman'sAstrolatry, a 2012 work inspired...more

    BACH EXPLORED Concert 2: Dark Visions

    Presented by The Music of First Church Boston at First Church in Boston, Boston

    January 29, 2015

     BACH EXPLORED Concert 2: Dark Visions

    Dorian Komanoff Bandy, baroque violin; Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord

    Violinist Dorian Komanoff Bandy and harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa...more

    Asher Fisch conducts Dorman, Prokofiev and Schumann featuring violinist Julian Rachlin

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

    January 29 - January 31, 2015

    Israeli conductor Asher Fisch makes his BSO subscription series debut with this diverse program. Opening the concert is the Israeli-born composer Avner Dorman'sAstrolatry, a 2012 work inspired...more

    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...more

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

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

    February 1, 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...more

    Joshua Radin

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    February 5, 2015

    Cleveland born songwriter/performer Joshua Radin has earned a loyal following for his wistful meditations and hit songs. His rootsy-pop track, “I’d Rather Be With You” from...more

    Asaf Avidan

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Paradise Rock Club, Boston

    February 5, 2015

     Perhaps the most interesting voice in the Israeli music scene today, 34-year-old Asaf Avidan has become a huge sensation in Israel and Europe. Singing primarily in English, Avidan’s...more

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