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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


    Opera on The House presents...

    Presented by Opera On The House at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    September 3, 2015

    For our inaugural series, we are presenting an evening of comedic one acts and scenes. Our stories feature viking warriors, an opera company gala gone awry, saucy rascals, and a...more

    Campfire

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    September 4 - September 7, 2015

    It started as a way to fill a bad booking weekend in 1998, but over the course of more than 10 years, the campfire. festival has become the single-biggest way that Passim develops new talent and...more

    Passim Presents: FREE Summer Concert Series in Harvard Square

    Presented by Club Passim and Club Passim at Harvard Square, Cambridge

    June 25 - September 10, 2015

    Come to a free concert in Harvard Square every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 pm for 12 weeks in June, July, August & September!

    This series will...more

    Bees Deluxe celebrate their new CD Release at Ryles

    Presented by Ryles Jazz Club at Ryles Jazz Club, Cambridge

    September 10, 2015


    Acid-Blues CD Launch Party with Bees Deluxe
     

    Thursday, Sept, 10 – 8pm-11pm


    With inventive interpretations of tunes by Billie Holiday and...more

    The Chimera

    Presented by Oberon and Oberon at OBERON, Cambridge

    September 17, 2015

    Presented by Endation and Allix Mortis, The Chimera explores musical and artistic dichotomies. Act I features the raw, intense, melodic force of two-piece Endation accompanied by movement and...more

    Haydn, Beethoven, R. Strauss

    Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    September 20, 2015

    Haydn’s Piano Trio in C comes from the classical style’s heyday and features brilliant piano writing.  Beethoven’s String Trio in G  is full of the surprising and often virtuosic...more

    SeptemberFest 2015

    Presented by Longy School of Music of Bard College at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Cambridge

    September 25 - September 27, 2015

    Join Longy the weekend of September 25-27, 2015 as Longy kicks off a year of centennial festivities with the annual SeptemberFest concert...more

    Emma Kirkby & Jakob Lindberg

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

    October 2, 2015

    The Golden Age Revived: 17th-century songs of Dowland, Purcell, Lawes, Blow, Humfry, and Eccles
     


    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    October 4, 2015

    Bruce Hangen, conductor

    MOZART: Symphony No. 31 ("Paris") 
    MAHLER: Symphony No. 5

    1 p.m. (Pre-concert Lecture with Indervir Singh, M.M. '15, conducting)...more

    Mozart’s “Gran Partita”

    Presented by Grand Harmonie

    October 16, 2015

    Cherished among classical music lovers, Mozart’s “Gran Partita” features 12 wind instruments with string bass to form a complete Harmoniemusik – music for wind band. One of the most...more

    Mozart’s “Gran Partita”

    Presented by Grand Harmonie at Memorial Church - Harvard, Cambridge

    October 17, 2015

    Cherished among classical music lovers, Mozart’s “Gran Partita” features 12 wind instruments with string bass to form a complete Harmoniemusik – music for wind band. One of the most...more

    Missa L’homme armé (Ockeghem @600, concert 3)

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

    October 17, 2015

    Blue Heron’s multi-year project to perform the complete works of Johannes Ockeghem (c.1420-1497) enters its second year with a program featuring his...more

    Pavel Haas Quartet

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

    October 22, 2015

    Since the Pavel Haas Quartet won the Paolo Borciani competition in Italy in spring 2005, this young Czech quartet has established itself as one of the leading chamber ensembles of the day,...more

    Ben Sollee and Mother Falcon

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    October 23, 2015

    Kentucky-based cellist, singer-songwriter, and composer Ben Sollee teams up with Austin's 18-piece chamber-pop group Mother Falcon for an evening of innovative, genre-bending musicianship. Known...more

    Bach, Beethoven, R. Strauss

    Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    October 25, 2015

    The Ricercar à 6 from The Musical Offering is regarded as Bach’s richest piece of fugal writing. Beethoven’s final and finest work in the genre, the Archduke Trio is the...more

    Johnny Gandelsman / J. S. Bach

    Presented by Arts at MIT

    October 30, 2015

    Bach's Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin performed by Johnny Gandelsman
    First Annual Terry and Rick Stone Concert

    Violinist Johnny Gandelsman – core member...more

    Gil Shaham, solo violin with original films by David Michalek

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    November 1, 2015

    Gil Shaham performs the Sei solo, “six alone,” as J.S. Bach labeled his set of three sonatas and three partitas for solo violin in a fascinating multi-media performance at Sanders Theatre....more

    Mozart’s 'Requiem'

    Presented by Grand Harmonie at Memorial Church - Harvard, Cambridge

    November 1, 2015

    Mozart’s last unfinished masterpiece, the Requiem Mass in D minor, is one of the most beloved choral and orchestral works in the classical repertoire. Unfinished at the time of Mozart’s death,...more

    With Strings Attached

    Presented by Chorus pro Musica at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    November 7, 2015

    Chorus pro Musica fills the bright, acoustically intimate space of First Church Cambridge with choral works highlighting a special connection between stringed instruments and the human...more

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    November 8, 2015

    Bruce Hangen, conductor 

    HAYDN: Symphony No. 43 ("Mercury") 
    ZWILICH: Flute concerto, featuring Marianne Gedigian, flute *BOSTON PREMIERE* 
    DVORAK: Symphony...more

    Jennifer Koh and Shai Wosner, Bridge to Beethoven

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

    November 18, 2015

    Grammy-nominated violinist Jennifer Koh joins Avery Fisher Career Grant winner and pianist Shai Wosner for Bridge to Beethoven, a project to explore the impact and significance Beethoven and...more

    Children of the Light with special opening by pianist Joey Alexander

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    November 20, 2015

    Pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade are three jazz masters of their era—each a powerful leader in his own right—who came together under the leadership of tenor...more

    Billy Collins and Aimee Mann: An Evening of Poetry, Acoustic Music and Conversation

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    November 21, 2015

    Former U.S. Poet Laureate and a Guggenheim Fellow Billy Collins and Oscar- and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Aimee Mann come together for a rare evening of poetry, acoustic music and...more

    Boston Philharmonic presents Wagner featuring Alwyn Mellor

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    November 18 - November 22, 2015

    Seven years ago the Boston Philharmonic performed an all-Wagner program, and last year the BPYO played the entire third act of Siegfried in Symphony Hall. Both of these events were among the...more

    Schubert & Brahms

    Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    November 22, 2015

    Schubert’s Auf dem Strom is a song of farewell and quotes the funeral march from Beethoven's Eroica Symphony as a tribute to the master. It was premiered on the first...more

    Tara Erraught, mezzo soprano

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

    December 2, 2015

    Irish-born mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught’s star is rising. Since stepping in on five days’ notice to sing the role of Romeo in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Bayerische Staatsoper...more

    Christmas in Medieval England

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

    December 18 - December 19, 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Paul Appleby, tenor

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

    March 9, 2016

    A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, and already a regular guest at the MET, rising star tenor Paul Appleby is becoming one of the most sought-after...more

    Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell, Together On Stage

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    March 10, 2016

    In a highly anticipated collaboration, Grammy Award-winner Patty Griffin joins forces with Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek) and award-winning songwriter Anaïs Mitchell in a celebration of American...more

    Cantores y ministriles: Music in Seville in the Golden Age

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

    April 2, 2016

    Blue Heron joins forces with the stellar wind band Dark Horse Consort for a...more

    Mozart and Beethoven

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    April 8 - April 10, 2016

    Few chamber works influenced composers more than Beethoven’s Septet. For this special chamber program featuring H+H string principals and the great clarinetist Eric Hoeprich, Concertmaster...more

    Sweet Honey in the Rock

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    May 6, 2016

    Rooted in a deeply held commitment to create music out of the rich textures of African American legacy and traditions, Grammy Award winning Sweet Honey In The Rock possesses a stunning vocal...more

    Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra presents Gandolfi, Brahms, & Mahler

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    May 8, 2016

    For its final concert the orchestra has commissioned a new work from one of today’s leading composers, Michael Gandolfi, whose music Mr. Zander has championed in the past.  Taking his cue...more

    Bach and Pärt

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

    May 20, 2016

    Hear the Boston premiere of Arvo Pärt’s Grammy Award-winning Adam’s Lament alongside J.S. Bach’sLutheran Mass in A Major and motet “Komm, Jesu, Komm.” The stunningly...more

    Lab Lounge at Le Laboratoire Cambridge

    Presented by Le Laboratoire Cambridge

    June 12, 2015 - August 13, 2016

    Come join us for a drink and casual conversation at Le Laboratoire Cambridge's Lab Lounge, which is now open Friday and Saturday nights! The Lab Lounge is a new place to unwind and enjoy the...more

    Handel's SAUL

    Presented by Back Bay Chorale at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    Ongoing

    Featuring Amanda Forsythe, Matthew Anderson & Sumner Thompson. One of Handel’s finest achievements and a masterpiece of dramatic art, Saul features an unusually large & diverse...more

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