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    Queen of the French Baroque: Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (Boston)

    Presented by La Donna Musicale - RUMBARROCO at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston, Boston

    March 7, 2015

    We will be celebrating the 350th anniversary of her birth with performances of her Scriptural Cantatas, suites, sonatas, and excerpts from her opera Cephale et Procris.

    One of the most important French Baroque composers, at age 13 Mademoiselle de la Guerre was called “the marvel of her century” by a contributor to the literary magazine Mercure gallant. She became one of 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

    Handel: Agrippina

    Presented by Boston Baroque at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    April 24 - April 25, 2015

    Boston Baroque closes the season with Handel’s opera Agrippina featuring Metropolitan Opera rising star soprano Susanna Phillips in the title role and Australian sensation and much...more

    Dancing with bOp!

    Presented by Boston College Bands

    April 25, 2015

     Dancing with bOp! brings Boston College’s dance ensembles together with BC bOp!, the premiere jazz ensemble, to dance the night away at BC’s annual Arts Festival. From swing...more

    A Symphonic Spectacular

    Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre, Weston

    April 26, 2015

    Enesco - Romanian Rhapsody No. 1

    Ravel - Daphnis & Chloé Suite No. 2

    Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade

    The...more

    Boston Symphony Chamber Players with?French pianist?Jean-Yves Thibaudet

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

    April 26, 2015

    French pianist??Jean-Yves Thibaudet?joins the Boston Symphony Chamber Players on Sunday, April 26 to close out the 2014-15 Chamber Player's season with a program highlighting great French...more

    Chamber Series IV - Apple Hill Quartet

    Presented by Winsor Music, Inc. at St. Paul's Church, Brookline, Brookline

    April 26, 2015

    The Apple Hill Quartet joins Peggy for the final concert of the 2014-15 season. James Primosch presents the world premiere of his new quartet for oboe and strings, and we will conclude our...more

    String Masters Series: Strings Chamber Fest

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    April 26, 2015

    The 2014-2015 String Masters Series concludes with a celebration of chamber music, performed by Boston Conservatory faculty and honors students, as well as The Boston Conservatory's cello...more

    Young Masters Series: New England Conservatory in Recital

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

    April 26, 2015

    The honors string quartet that will be performing consists of violinists Harriet Langley and Brian Hong, violist Jim Peng, and cellist Alexander Hersh.


    Jerusalem: Holy, Disputed, Lamented

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

    April 26, 2015

    The Seraphim Singers (Jennifer Lester, Music Director) and Kol Arev Chamber Choir of Hebrew College (Amy Lieberman, Music Director; Lynn Torgove, Artistic Director) perform choral music inspired...more

    Bernard Haitink conducts Ravel and Mozart featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet

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

    April 23 - April 28, 2015

    BSO Conductor Emeritus Bernard Haitink ends the BSO's 2014-15 season with two weeks of concerts. First, he and the orchestra are joined by dazzling French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet for...more

    The Waterboys

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    April 28, 2015

    Now comes Modern Blues, definitive evidence that The Waterboys are in the midst of a stunning purple patch. The scope of the album’s ambition is exemplified by its magnificent 10-minute...more

    Salon Series: Concert #5

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at Gregorian Rugs, Newton Lower Falls

    April 30, 2015

    Hear some of Boston’s best virtuosos on an intimate scale and join them in lively roundtable discussions in comfortable, friendly surroundings.


    Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    April 30, 2015

    The work of Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox has been viewed on the ensemble’s YouTube channel well over a hundred million times. Most of those doing the viewing, however, are not...more

    Brentano Quartet

    Presented by Music Worcester

    May 1, 2015

     Friday, May 1, 8pm, Brooks Hall at Holy Cross

    Brentano Quartet

    Bartók String Quartet No. 3
    MacMillan String Quartet No. 3
    Schubert String Quartet No. 14 in...more

    Alisa Weilerstein, cello and Inon Barnatan, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    May 1, 2015

    Cellist Alisa Weilerstein’s breathtaking technique, combined with passion and musicianship, make her one of today’s most exciting artists. Her frequent collaborator, Inon Barnatan, is...more

    Broadway On Highland

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    May 1, 2015

    An open singing event!  If you love Broadway musicals, come sing your favorite Broadway tune with our fabulous accompanist, or just sit in the audience and enjoy the sing-a-long numbers. All...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

    Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea

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

    May 1, 2015

    Best known as lead singer of Newfoundland's beloved Great Big Sea these past 20+ years, Alan Doyle, actor, producer, and bestselling author, takes the stage to perform his captivating folk...more

    Bernard Haitink conducts Schumann, Mozart and Brahms featuring pianist Maria Joao Pires

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

    April 30 - May 2, 2015

    For the final concerts of the season, Bernard Haitink is joined by the eminent Portuguese pianist Maria Jo?o Pires-in her first BSO appearances since 1999-for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23,...more

    Let’s Pull Out all the Stops!

    Presented by New Philharmonia Orchestra at First Baptist Church in Newton, Newton

    April 26 - May 2, 2015

    A festive concert dedicated to the memory of a special friend of the New Phil and our community – Nasir Khan.

    Featuring John Finney (organ) - a consummate musician, John is one of...more

    Kinky Friedman - Singer, Raconteur, Author

    Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton

    May 2, 2015

    Richard “Kinky” Friedman styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain. Outrageous and irreverent but always thought-provoking, Kinky Friedman...more

    Jesus Christ Superstar

    Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company at Strand Theatre, Boston

    April 24 - May 3, 2015

    Propelled by a stirring score, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.


    Haydn The Creation

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    May 1 - May 3, 2015

    Inspired by Haydn’s trips to England, where he first heard Handel’s oratorios, The Creation is widely considered Haydn’s crowning masterpiece. Based on both the biblical...more

    All Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto with Ilana Zaks, Swan Lake, and more

    Presented by The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra at MassBay Community College, Wellesley

    May 3, 2015

    The WSO welcomes Ilana Zaks, violin, performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. The WSO performs Swan Lake Ballet Suite, and the Romeo and Juliet Overture Fantasy

    Max...more

    Todd Rundgren - Global Tour 2015

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    May 3, 2015

    The 25th solo studio album of his career, "GLOBAL", scheduled for release on April 7 in North America and April 6 in the rest of the world, is a stunning contemporary fusion of styles -...more

    Opera at the Cinema: TOSCA (rescheduled date)

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    May 3, 2015

    Pierre Audi directs a new production of this violent and passionate work for the Paris Opera.

    A singer in love, passionate, jealous and impulsive; a romantic painter, an idealist and a...more

    Iggy Azalea

    Presented by AEG Live at TD Garden, Boston

    May 6, 2015

    After igniting a Twitter frenzy following her arena tour announcement, the official dates for Grammy-nominated Iggy Azalea's The Great Escape Tour, presented by AEG Live, have been announced....more

    Pink Martini

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

    May 6, 2015

    Mark your calendars for the fabulous musical sensation, PINK MARTINI!  Founded in 1994 by bandleader Thomas Lauderdale, the performance elegantly showcases music from around the world through...more

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    May 7, 2015

    Join us for a casual evening of Open Mic music at Starbucks, 542 Main Street, Winchester. All ages, all instruments, and all types of acoustic music are welcome! Individual or small duo/trio...more

    Stephen Hough, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    May 8, 2015

    British pianist Stephen Hough combines an exceptional facility and tonal palette with a uniquely inquisitive musical personality. His musical achievements have resulted in many awards and...more

    Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    May 8, 2015

     Join the Trinity Choirs as they sing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s transcendent Vespers in its 100th anniversary year, accompanied by candlelight and incense.


    Mozart: Abduction from the Seraglio

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston, Boston

    May 9, 2015

    In this colorful opera that "knocked everything else sideways," as the poet Goethe boldly remarked, Mozart tells the story of a kidnapping by pirates, a Turkish harem, a clever quest, a...more

    The Song of Songs: Sensual Texts from the Bible’s Raciest Book

    Presented by Musica Sacra at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    May 9, 2015

    Settings by Renaissance composers, and by Boston's own Daniel Pinkham.


    Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

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

    May 9, 2015

     Award-winning duo Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas share a passion for taking the infectious melodies and driving rhythms of Scottish/Celtic music on an exciting new journey. Fraser, one of the...more

    Martyn Joseph

    Presented by Stone Soup Coffeehouse

    May 9, 2015

    Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other. Shades of Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be – but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for...more

    Bach's Magnificat and Zelenka's Te Deum

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

    May 10, 2015

    Spend Mother’s Day with Cantata Singers! Hear music by the composer who inspired Cantata Singers to be founded in the first place alongside works by our newest musical muse, Czech Baroque...more

    Cape Symphony: Masterpiece V Carmina Burana

    Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center, Barnstable

    May 9 - May 10, 2015

    JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
    ALIZE ROZSNYAI, SOPRANO | GERROD PAGENKOPF, COUNTERTENOR | THOMAS JONES, BARITONE
    BOSTON CAMERATA, ANNE AZÉMA, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
    THE CHATHAM...more

    Don Giovanni

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    May 1 - May 10, 2015

    Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
    Sung in Italian with projected English translation

    Don Giovanni is a man obsessed. Women rule his life; he desires...more

    Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    May 12, 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

    Salon Series: Concert #6

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    May 14, 2015

    Hear some of Boston’s best virtuosos on an intimate scale and join them in lively roundtable discussions in comfortable, friendly surroundings.

    A program of tangos.


    Kurt Elling's Passion World with special guest Anat Cohen

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    May 15, 2015

    Named DownBeat Critics Poll’s Male Vocalist of the Year an unprecedented fourteen times, Kurt Elling is one of the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. Originally commissioned by Jazz at...more

    Edwin Mccain

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    May 15, 2015

    Known for his earnest, heart-on sleeve balladry, folk pop songwriter Edwin McCain has enjoyed a lengthy career since the mid 90’s, mostly due to the success of his smash hit single...more

    Words and Phrases Found: Brahms, Needham, Janacek, Stravinsky

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

    May 16, 2015

    Stories, aphorisms, poems and speech…music begins where words end. Janacek crafts melodies from the pitch and rhythm of the Czech language, Bernard Rands draws us into the distilled,...more

    What Is This Thing Called Love?

    Presented by The Spectrum Singers at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    May 16, 2015

    Torch songs, happy songs, sad songs of love found and love lost, from the Renaissance through the Great American Songbook - George Gershwin, Vernon Duke, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter,...more

    Chris Brubeck's Triple Play

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    May 17, 2015

     Sunday, May 17, 3pm, Mechanics Hall

    Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play

    A remarkable mix of folk, blues, and jazz, Triple Play is led by the late Dave Brubeck’s son...more

    Words and Phrases Found: Brahms, Needham, Janacek, Stravinsky

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

    May 17, 2015

    Stories, aphorisms, poems and speech…music begins where words end. Janacek crafts melodies from the pitch and rhythm of the Czech language, Bernard Rands draws us into the distilled,...more

    South American Gems

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    May 17, 2015

    Pro Arte Music Director Emerita Gisèle Ben-Dor returns to conduct a series of tangos, including Piazzolla’s Remembrances of Buenos Aires. Joining us is Adrian Anantawan on...more

    9th Annual Boston Handbell Festival

    Presented by Back Bay Ringers and Old South Church at Old South Church, Boston, Boston

    May 19, 2015

    On the third Tuesday of May, Old South Church plays host to the Boston Handbell Festival, an annual celebration of handbell musicianship co-sponsored by Old South and the Back Bay...more

    Rock Off Main

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

    May 22, 2015

    TCAN's successful Rock Off Main rock music program is an all-ages show that provides a venue for bands in this region to take their eclectic mix of music out of their basements and put it on...more

    Shelter

    Presented by Lorelei Ensemble at Marsh Chapel, Boston

    May 22 - May 23, 2015

     Boston's only female vocal chamber ensemble presents a concert devoted to peace and refuge. Featuring new music by Carson Cooman as well as a collaboration between composer Shaw Pong...more

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