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    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 Genesis and Milton’s Paradise Lost, the oratorio was premiered in the US by H+H in 1819 and hasn’t been performed by the ensemble since 2001.

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    Zamir: South of the Border

    Presented by Zamir Chorale of Boston at Temple Emanuel, Newton

    June 4, 2015

    The Zamir Chorale of Boston takes you "South of the Border" with music from Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina. Our program includes Israeli adaptions of popular South American tunes and...more

    Opening Night featuring Yo-Yo Ma, cello

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 5, 2015

    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is regarded as one of the modern era’s finest practitioners and ambassadors of classical music, simultaneously exposing new generations and...more

    Ramblin' Jack Elliott

    Presented by Heptunes at Davis Square Theatre, Somerville

    June 5, 2015

    Five Time Grammy Nominee---- Grammy Winners Best Traditional Folk Albums 1995 and 2009---- Recipient of the National Medal Of The Arts 1998

    Nobody I know-and I mean nobody-has covered...more

    So Percussion

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    June 5, 2015

    Experience the groundbreaking quartet as they “ignite enthusiasm for percussion music old and new” (The New York Times).

    For over a decade, S? Percussion has redefined...more

    Titans IV

    Presented by Cape Symphony

    June 6, 2015

    Be among the first to hear Nth Degree, Cape Symphony’s new force in chamber music. Jae Cosmos Lee, our Concertmaster, directs this exciting new group which features our incredibly talented...more

    The Fab Faux: Meet (With) The Beatles

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    June 6, 2015

    With a commitment to the accurate reproduction of The Beatles’ repertoire, The Fab Faux treat the seminal music with unwavering respect, and are known for their painstaking recreations of...more

    Shanghai Quartet Pre-concert Talk

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 6, 2015

    Hailed for performances of “stunning authenticity and presence” (The Washington Post), the Shanghai Quartet has worked with the world’s most...more

    Buddy Guy

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    June 7, 2015

     At age 77, he’s a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled...more

    L'Elisir d'Amore

    Presented by Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord at The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden, Concord

    June 5 - June 7, 2015

    Opera@51 presents a fully staged performance of L'Elisir d'Amore by Gaetano Donizetti, with chorus and orchestra conducted by Alan Yost. The leading roles will be sung by Robin Farnsley...more

    Childhood Memories Concert

    Presented by Back Bay Ringers

    June 7, 2015

    The Back Bay Ringers present "Childhood Memories," a concert that will make you nostalgic for your youth. Sit back and remember those carefree days with music from Mary Poppins, the...more

    Shanghai Quartet with David Deveau, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 7, 2015

    Formed at the Shanghai Conservatory, the Shanghai Quartet has worked with the world’s most distinguished artists and regularly tours the major music centers of Europe, North America and...more

    Cinema Jukebox: WILD STYLE

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    June 8, 2015

    Wild Style follows the exploits of maverick tagger Zoro (real life graffiti artist Lee Quinones), whose work attracts the...more

    Rising Stars: In Mo Yang, violin and Renana Gutman, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music

    June 9, 2015

    Yang, First Prize Winner of the 2014 Concert Artist Guild Competition, joins with Gutman, who is on faculty of Bard College Conservatory of Music and praised by the New York Sun for playing with...more

    Ivy Street School Extravaganza

    Presented by Ivy Street School at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    June 11, 2015

     A group of students from the Ivy Street School will be performing in their fourth annual Extravaganza.

    The Extravaganza is a talent show where the Ivy Street’s students can...more

    An Evening With Roger McGuinn

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

    June 11, 2015

    Jim McGuinn, later known as Roger, was already a veteran of the New York and Los Angeles music scene when he co-founded the group that would become the Byrds with Gene Clark and David Crosby in...more

    An Evening of French Music

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 11, 2015

    France takes center stage as an all-star assemblage of chamber musicians perform some of the greatest music from French composers. With a program that includes Ravel, Faure, Poulenc, Debussy and...more

    Marc Cohn & Shawn Colvin

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    June 11, 2015

    Two brilliant tunesmiths will take the stage together to create an unforgettable event by joining their warm and soulful music. Colvin, armed with her guitar, will tell her acerbic stories through...more

    Inspire Arts & Music 2nd Annual Concert in the Park

    Presented by Inspire Arts & Music

    June 11, 2015

    Inspire Arts & Music (IAM) is pleased to be hosting our 2nd Annual Concert in the Park event at the Norman B. Leventhal Park in the heart of Boston’s Financial District....more

    Bette Midler

    Presented by Live Nation and Larry Magid Entertainment Group at TD Garden, Boston

    June 12, 2015

    Multiple Grammy Award®-winning singer and legendary performer Bette Midler announced that she will return to the stage for her first major tour in a decade. The Divine Miss M's national...more

    A Schubertiade Evening

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 12, 2015

    Three highly acclaimed musicians convene for an all-Schubert program which attempts to recreate the informal living room recitals held in Schubert’s honor. Featuring ...more

    David Bromberg Band

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    June 12, 2015

    You can tell a lot about a person from the company he keeps. Bob Dylan, The Beastie Boys, George Harrison, Emmylou Harris, Doc Watson, John Hiatt, Jerry Garcia, Reverend Gary Davis, Dr. John, Pete...more

    BEMF Mini Keyboard Festival

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    June 12, 2015

    Hear world-renowned master artists perform on the MFA’s period instruments, with three individual lectures and demonstrations on the harpsichord, fortepiano,...more

    South Shore Indie Music Festival

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    June 13, 2015

    Join us for an all day festival of live music from some of the hottest local bands. Featuring the following bands: Shea Rose, The Quins, The Cultured, The Wolff Sisters, Sadie Vega, We Are...more

    Concert in the Round

    Presented by Lexington Symphony at Winchester Town Hall, Winchester

    June 13, 2015

    Get a new perspective on the orchestra, which will be situated in the middle of Winchester Town Hall for this informal summer evening concert. Audience members can change seats between musical...more

    Art and Music: Boston Trio

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 13, 2015

    Heng-Jin Park, piano | Irina Muresanu, violin | Denise Djokic, cello

    Acclaimed for their superb sense of ensemble and wondrous balance, these virtuosic and...more

    FirstWorks & the City of Providence present Anjelique Kidjo

    Presented by FirstWorks

    June 13, 2015

    World-music powerhouse and the “undisputed Queen of African Music” Angélique Kidjo is not only a Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, but also an outspoken humanitarian...more

    FirstWorks & The City of Providence Present Brazil’s BIXIGA 70

    Presented by FirstWorks

    June 13, 2015

    Showcasing striking, unexpected, and groundbreaking sounds, Bixiga is a brassy afrobeat orchestra bringing together an array of beats from Brazil’s musical palette to create a high-voltage...more

    New Bedford JazzFest

    Presented by Your Theatre, Inc and Your Theatre, Inc

    June 13, 2017 - June 13, 2015

    Saturday, June 13th will be the 4th Annual New Bedford JazzFest (NBJF). NBJF is a showcase of local musicians, artists, and food vendors at Pier 3 on the waterfront. Last year, over 700...more

    FirstWorks & the City of Providence presents Squonk Opera - Pneumatica

    Presented by FirstWorks

    June 13, 2015

    The Squonkers roll into Kennedy Plaza with their latest road show– an outdoor musical spectacle about air, made of air, and powered by air– from a group hailed as “a multimedia...more

    Russell Sherman, piano Celebrating 85 Years

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 14, 2015

    Known as an eloquent communicator, pianist Russell Sherman is an insightful master who performs with a poetic grace.  With recital engagements and orchestral performances around the world,...more

    Playathon 2015

    Presented by Suzuki School of Newton

    June 14, 2015

    It's time for the Suzuki School of Newton's third annual Playathon! Soloists and groups will be performing all day long in the Chestnut Hill Mall as a fundraiser for our scholarship fund....more

    2015 Chelsea Art Walk

    Presented by Chelsea Artists Collaborative at Chelsea Art Walk, Chelsea

    June 13 - June 14, 2015

    The Chelsea Artists' Collaborative invite you to the 7th annual Chelsea Art Walk in Chelsea, Massachusetts on  June 13th and 14th, 2015. The Art Walk provides a look at some of the Boston...more

    Aston Magna 2015: Monteverdi's Warring Lovers

    Presented by Aston Magna Music Festival at Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University, Waltham

    June 18, 2015

    Monteverdi’s Warring Lovers, with Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, Lettera amorosa, Tempro la cetra, and other operatic madrigals. The concert features...more

    David Deveau, piano Andrés Cárdenes, violin Anne Martindale Williams, cello

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 18, 2015

    Rockport Music’s Artistic Director David Deveau joins with beloved Festival favorites violinist Andrés Cárdenes and cellist Anne Martindale...more

    The Subdudes

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

    June 18, 2015

    Over the course of 25 years and ten albums, the Subdudes have quietly become one of America’s national music treasures. The New Orleans-formed group is a living encapsulation of American...more

    Childhood Memories Concert

    Presented by Back Bay Ringers at Fairchild Building, Cambridge

    June 19, 2015

    The Back Bay Ringers present "Childhood Memories," a concert that will make you nostalgic for your youth. Sit back and remember those carefree days with music from Mary Poppins, the...more

    Jupiter String Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 19, 2015

    The Jupiter String Quartet is a dynamic and democratic ensemble that has developed into one of the world’s most sought-after chamber groups. Over its 14-year history, the Jupiter has won...more

    Hubbub Festival

    Presented by Back Bay Ringers and Boston Book Festival at Copley Square, Boston

    June 20, 2015

    Join the Back Bay RIngers under the tent as we present music that children--and the young-at-heart--will enjoy.

    Kids and creativity take center stage next June for Hubbub, presented by the...more

    Marc-André Hamelin, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 20, 2015

    Pianist Marc-André Hamelin’s unique blend of musicianship and virtuosity brings forth remarkable interpretations recognized for their freedom, originality and prodigious mastery...more

    Tom Rush

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

    June 19 - June 20, 2015

    Music legend, singer-songwriter, and folk rock pioneer Tom Rush brings his unique brand of blues-influenced folk/rock music to TCAN. As a founding father of the folk rock genre, he's been...more

    The Mavericks at Indian Ranch

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch, Webster

    June 20, 2015

    For two decades The Mavericks have been making magic in the studio and delivering genre-defying sound to live audiences everywhere. They have performed at Indian...more

    Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra - Summer Solstice Concert Bash

    Presented by Regent Theatre and Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    June 20, 2015

    The Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra is a giant 10-vocalist rock band that performs thunderous, fist-in-the-air renditions of classic 70’s Brit Rock. As the works of Mozart and Beethoven live on in...more

    Odyssey Opera Performs Powder Her Face 6/18-20

    Presented by Odyssey Opera at The Boston Conservatory Theater, Boston

    June 18 - June 20, 2015

    Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival culminates with a three-night performance Face (June 18-20) of the fully staged production of Thomas Ades’ Powder...more

    Richard Thompson Trio

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    June 20, 2015

    Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received...more

    NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza - A Pop Culture Expo

    Presented by IMAGE Meet And Greet Entertainment LLC

    June 20 - June 21, 2015

     NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza, a Pop Culture Expo, is a family friendly event featuring all things that appeal to fans of comics, movies, television and Nerd culture....more

    Jazz at the Firehouse featuring Max Whiting Quintet

    Presented by ZUMIX at ZUMIX Firehouse, East Boston

    June 21, 2015

    ZUMIX is pleased to present our 2015 Jazz at the Firehouse Concert Series, featuring incredible jazz music in ZUMIX’s beautifully renovated Firehouse, just a few blocks from East...more

    Jupiter String Quartet, David Deveau, Andres Cardenes, Anne Martindale Williams

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 21, 2015

    The Jupiter Quartet joins with Rockport Music’s Artistic Director David Deveau and beloved Festival favorite’s violinist Andres Cardenes and cellist Anne Martindale Williams to perform...more

    A Distant Love: Songs of John and Abigail Adams

    Presented by Chelsea Opera

    June 21, 2015

    Chelsea Opera presents A Distant Love:  Songs of John and Abigail Adams - music by Gary S. Fagin, libretto by Terry Quinn

    The work is based on...more

    Rising Star: Matthew Aucoin, composer and Friends

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 23, 2015

    Matthew Aucoin is a composer, conductor, poet, and pianist. A 2012 graduate of Harvard College (summa cum laude), Aucoin is currently the Solti Conducting Apprentice of the Chicago Symphony...more

    Keb' Mo'

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    June 25, 2015

     Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ embarks on a new chapter in his career with the April 22 release of ‘BLUESAmericana’ on Kind...more

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