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    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 rhythmic vitality and heartfelt lyricism of his native Bohemia, the song and dance at the root of all music.

    PROGRAM:
    Witold Lutoslawski, Dance Preludes for clarinet & piano ...more


    Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin

    Presented by The Defiant Requiem Foundation

    January 27, 2015

    Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín is a powerful, dramatic and inspirational concert/drama that tells the story of courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp...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

    Color Sweep

    Presented by New Gallery Concert Series at Community Music Center of Boston, Boston

    January 29, 2015

    Our featured artist, Suzy Marden, will enliven this performance with the vibrant aesthetic of her abstract acrylic paintings. The program brings together music by Dan Dediu, Elena Ruehr, Melody...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

    Soundings: Sit Inside the Chant

    Presented by Cappella Clausura at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Boston

    January 31, 2015

    With Soundings, Director Amelia LeClair invites audiences to immerse themselves in sound. Experience Medieval chant by Hildegard von Bingen and Kassia, Renaissance sacred music of Raffaella...more

    ZUMIX Firehouse Sessions featuring Bill Janovitz & the Needy Sons and The Tim Gearan Band

    Presented by ZUMIX at ZUMIX Firehouse, East Boston

    January 31, 2015

    ZUMIX is excited to host some of Boston's greatest rock and Americana performers for one night only! Join us for our first-ever Firehouse Session,...more

    VOICES BOSTON 25th Anniversary Gala Concert

    Presented by VOICES BOSTON at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    February 1, 2015

     VOICES BOSTON, formerly PALS Children's Chorus, presents its 25th Anniversary Gala Concert. Singers include current VOICES singers and alumni, with special guest, Nik Walker, all under...more

    A program of works by Bach, Handel and other 18th century composers, and Paretsky (20th century)

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club, Inc at Loring-Greenough House, Boston

    February 1, 2015

    Shirley Hunt, baroque cello, with guest mezzo-soprano Thea Lobo, will offer a program of works by Bach, Handel and other 18th century composers, and works for cello and soprano by Handel and...more

    The African American Experience: Nourishing the Soul Through Music and Food

    Presented by Historic New England and Historic New England

    February 2, 2015

    Celebrate black history through musical performances, a panel discussion, and food tastings. Explore the journey of the estimated 12.5 million enslaved Africans to the New World and its...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

    Youth Concert: "Keeping Good Company"- Musical Partnerships of Inspiration and Innovation

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

    February 4 - February 6, 2015

    Geared toward students in grades 4-6, these concerts act as an introduction to the full orchestra experience, encouraging long-term ownership of orchestral music and the BSO, and delivering...more

    Damn Tall Buildings / The Western Den / Nemes

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

    February 6, 2015

    Damn Tall Buildings is an acoustic bluegrass and blues band from Boston. With members from all around the United States, the band consists of four different people melding their influences into a...more

    Family Concert - "Keeping Good Company"- Musical Partnerships of Inspiration and Innovation

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

    February 7, 2015

    BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall.?


    From the Top Live in Boston

    Presented by From the Top at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    February 7, 2015

    Meet “young musicians who will knock your socks off” (NBC’s Today) when From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on WCRB 99.5, tapes its NPR...more

    Family Concert: The Adventures of Babar and Bliss

    Presented by Boston Musica Viva at Tsai Performance Center, Boston

    February 8, 2015

    Our annual Family Concert, The Adventure of Babr and Bliss, explores adventure tales old and new. We join the inquisitive and precocious young Bliss as she explores time and space travel in...more

    Iphigenia in Tauris (Iphigénie en Tauride)

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    February 5 - February 9, 2015

    Conflict on the Crimean peninsula goes all the way back to the Greeks. Iphigenia, the eldest daughter of the doomed House of Atreus, has been rescued from death at her father’s hand, to...more

    Dialogues of the Carmelites

    Presented by New England Conservatory at Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston

    February 7 - February 10, 2015

    Ensembles: NEC Opera, NEC Philharmonia
    Stephen Lord, Conductor
    Steven Goldstein, Director

    A timid Carmelite novice, who entered the convent seeking refuge from fear,...more

    UnderScore Friday Evening: Liadov, Birtwistle and Stravinsky

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

    February 13, 2015

    Adventurous Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski, who is principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, teams here with the BSO and estimable French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard for a...more

    “For heaven is a different thing”: Choral Settings of Sacred Poetry (encore performance)

    Presented by Seraphim Singers

    February 13, 2015

     The Seraphim Singers gives musical voice to the beauty of sacred poetry by George Herbert, John Donne, Jones Very, Hildegard von Bingen, and more. Featuring a world premiere setting by...more

    Vladimir Jurowski conducts Liadov, Birtwistle and Stravinsky featuring pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard

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

    February 12 - February 14, 2015

    Adventurous Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski, who is principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, teams here with the BSO and estimable French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard for a...more

    George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic

    Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues, Boston

    February 14, 2015

    Now in the third act of a long and illustrious career, George Clinton has settled into his role as the genial uncle, and principal proponent, of funk. Renowned for his wacky and spectacular...more

    CHANNEL/DANCE: AN EVENING OF MOVEMENT, ART, AND THEATRE

    Presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel

    February 13 - February 14, 2015

    CHANNEL/DANCE: AN EVENING OF MOVEMENT, ART, AND THEATRE. Presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel and Contrapose Dance. Performances Friday, February 13 & Saturday, February 14 at 8 pm at...more

    Mozart and Beethoven

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

    February 13 - February 15, 2015

    Hear these titans of the Classical era as young composers. Composed by the master at the tender age of 13, Mozart's Waisenhaus Mass receives a rare performance from conductor Richard...more

    Joyful Noise: The Pipe Organs of Trinity Church

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    February 15, 2015

     Join Trinity Church Boston's Director of Music Richard Webster and nationally recognized organ expert Jonathan Ambrosino for a history of the Trinity organs, a view of what the organ...more

    The Pink Floyd Experience

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    February 17, 2015

    Tom Quinn: Band leader, lead guitarist, and relentless crusader for all things “Pink Floyd”. In 1973, The Dark Side Of The Moon was released. That same year Tom bought his first...more

    Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Milhaud and Poulenc - Open Rehearsal

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

    February 19, 2015

    French conductor St?phane Den?ve returns for this program of works all premiered in Paris in the early 1920s. Canadian violinist James Ehnes is soloist in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1,...more

    The Mavericks

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    February 19, 2015

    The Mavericks are back. The country-steeped garage band - with a Cuban-American lead singer and who emerged from Miami in 1989 with a sultry debut that was equal parts innocence, intensity, and...more

    Lorelei "On the Rocks"

    Presented by Lorelei Ensemble

    February 20, 2015

    The second in a new chamber series hosted by Boston's Lorelei Ensemble. Sonja Tengblad, Emily Culler, and Clare McNamara in a post-Valentine's evening of 16th-century Italian and...more

    Calder Quartet

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

    February 20, 2015

    The Calder Quartet performs a broad range of repertoire at an exceptional level, always striving to channel and fulfill the composer’s vision. Already the choice of many leading composers to...more

    Sturgill Simpson

    Presented by Paradise Cafe at Paradise Rock Club, Boston

    February 20, 2015

    Nashville’s Sturgill Simpson turns classic country bluntness into weird, roving introspection.


    Stephane Deneve conducts Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Milhaud and Poulenc featuring violinist James Ehnes

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

    February 19 - February 21, 2015

    French conductor St?phane Den?ve returns for this program of works all premiered in Paris in the early 1920s. Canadian violinist James Ehnes is soloist in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1,...more

    Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    February 21, 2015

     Natalie MacMaster and her husband, Donnell Leahy, have created a new show that highlights the unique talents, stories, and traditions from their original homes of Cape Breton and Lakefield,...more

    Aurora Borealis

    Presented by A Far Cry at St. John's Church, JP, Boston

    February 21, 2015

    Catch a glimpse of the exquisite Northern Lights as this program brings you from the bitter heart of a Nordic winter to the warmth of a welcoming hearth. The few gentle snowflakes felt in Steve...more

    Ariel Pink

    Presented by Paradise Rock Club at Paradise Rock Club, Boston

    February 21, 2015

    Ariel Pink’s persona is that of a sleazy outsider, sardonic and alienating, but his steeped-in-rock-nostalgia ramblings are mesmerizing.


    Angels in America

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

    February 19 - February 22, 2015

    Based on the award-winning play by Tony Kushner, the operatic version of Angels in America is a story about the human experince, touching on relationships, love, loss, cowardice,...more

    Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Leif Ove Andsnes, piano/conductor

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    February 22, 2015

    The magnificent pianist Leif Ove Andsnes collaborates as player/conductor with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra as part of his epic long-term project, The Beethoven Journey, focusing on the...more

    Sleater-Kinney

    Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues, Boston

    February 22, 2015

    Beloved riot grrrl indie rockers Sleater-Kinney (pictured at top in a photo by Brigitte Sire) reunite to tour their new album “No Cities to Love.” Should you manage to procure tickets,...more

    Signature Series at the MFA: The Artist Sings

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    February 22, 2015

    Opera is full of malevolent villains, passionate lovers, and intrepid warriors, but it is also animated by a fascinating collection of working artists—composers, painters like Cavaradossi,...more

    20 Years of Freedom: Hugh Masekela & Vusi Mahlasela

    Presented by Spectacle Management at John Hancock Hall, Boston

    February 24, 2015

    Two of South Africa's true freedom fighters and renowned musical icons come together for their first tour to honor twenty years since the start of democracy in South Africa and official end of...more

    Opera Night at the BPL: Musical Nationalism and Folklore in Opera

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Boston Public Library, Abbey Room, Boston

    February 24, 2015

    Themes of nationalism, folklore, and folk music weave a rich musical texture with a deeply moving storyline to make Kátya Kabanová one of Janácek’s most...more

    Pile

    Presented by Great Scott Boston at Great Scott, Boston

    February 24, 2015

    Pile is one of Boston’s most adored underground outfits. They produce unhappy music that resists easy grasp, lurching through extended breakdowns and subdued meditations with bracing...more

    British Invasion 50th Anniversary Tour

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    February 26, 2015

    Pop culture was changed forever in 1964-65 by the arrival of the British Invasion pop artists on American shores. Some 50 years later, a quorum of iconic...more

    Screaming Females

    Presented by Great Scott Boston at Great Scott, Boston

    February 26, 2015

    New Brunswick punk-esque rockers Screaming Females play in Boston a lot (in fact I recommended them in the fall preview), but this time is special: they are touring in support of their upcoming...more

    Kishi Bashi String Quartet

    Presented by Royale at Royale, Boston

    February 27, 2015

    Having collaborated and toured with indie strangelings of Montreal, Regina Spektor, and Sondre Lerche, singer, violinist, and composer, K Ishibashi (aka Kishi Bashi), embarks on a epic orchestral...more

    Words and Music by Dan Wilson (of Semisonic)

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

    February 27, 2015

    Dan Wilson is a singer-songwriter/producer/instrumentalist best known as the lead singer of the band Semisonic, for which he wrote the Grammy-nominated smash "Closing Time" and other...more

    The Return of Yemen Blues

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

    February 28, 2015

     The passionate and magnetic Yemeni-born Israeli singer Ravid Kahalani ('the Yemenite Mick Jagger') leads a roaring group that merges West African rhythms and ancient Jewish Yemeni...more

    Bach: St. John Passion

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

    February 27 - February 28, 2015

    Boston Baroque will perform Johann Sebastian Bach's well-known and controversial St. John Passion for the first time ever. The sacred oratorio will feature the stunning tenor John...more

    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...more

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