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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


    The New England Philharmonic Presents Spring Awakening featuring Britten, Copland, Harbison

    Presented by New England Philharmonic

    March 1, 2015

    The New England Philharmonic (NEP) under the direction of Richard Pittman will present “Spring Awakening” on March 1 at 4 p.m. at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium. The concert features...more

    The Sing-Off Live! Tour

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 2, 2015

    The Sing-Off Live Tour! will feature The Sing-Off fan favorite groups VoicePlay (Season 4) and Street Corner Symphony (Season 2), plus one more group from this...more

    Charles Dutoit conducts Stravinsky, Debussy and Brahms featuring violinist Julia Fischer

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

    February 26 - March 3, 2015

    Continuing his recent multi-season "residency" with the BSO for two weeks of concerts this season, Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit leads German violinist Julia Fischer in the great Brahms...more

    Silk Road Ensemble

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    March 3, 2015

    Drawing together distinguished performers and composers from more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, the Ensemble was formed under the artistic direction of Yo-Yo Ma in 2000. The...more

    Maroon 5

    at TD Garden, Boston

    March 3, 2015

    Multi platinum-selling and Grammy Award®-winning rock band, Maroon 5, revealed details for THE MAROON 5 WORLD TOUR 2015 in support of the band's fifth studio album, V. Produced by Live...more

    Piano Masters Series: John O'Conor

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    March 3, 2015

    John O'Conor returns to The Boston Conservatory after a triumphant all-Beethoven recital in the 2013-2014 Piano Masters Series. Known for his interpretation of Beethoven works, the Irish piano...more

    The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    March 4, 2015

    Celebrate the 15th anniversary of this groundbreaking ensemble, the beautiful and affirming realization of Yo-Yo Ma’s remarkable musical vision.

    “Culture opens our hearts to...more

    Los Lobos

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 4, 2015

     Los Lobos were already East L.A. neighborhood legends, Sunset Strip regulars and a Grammy Award winning band (Best Mexican-American/Tejano Music Performance) by the time they recorded their...more

    Cameron Carpenter, organ

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    March 5, 2015

    Juilliard-trained organist Cameron Carpenter’s goals are anything but modest: the brash, outspoken, and phenomenally talented musician and composer wants the organ recognized as a premier...more

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    March 5, 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

    Coolidge Corner Cafe Crawl

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

    March 5, 2015

     Wander the neighborhood and check out some great local musical talent.

    Kolbo: Di Bostone Klezmer, klezmer
    Blue Hills Bank: Max Rose, jazz oud
    Panera Bread: Yabuno Etun...more

    Broadway On Highland

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    March 6, 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

    Old School

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

    March 6, 2015

    Composers throughout history have looked to their predecessors for training and a solid foundation, but also as points of departure for flights of inspiration. Michael Tippett is a perfect...more

    Justin Townes Earle

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 6, 2015

    In the last five years, Justin Townes Earle has emerged as a genre-busting acclaimed singer-songwriter, infusing country, blues, folk and indie rock into his vintage Americana sound. As the son of...more

    Red Baraat's Festival of Colors

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts

    March 6, 2015

     Brooklyn-based Red Baraat has made a name for itself as one of the best live bands playing anywhere in the world. Led by Sunny Jain, the eight-piece party band, composed of dhol...more

    Punch Brothers

    Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues, Boston

    March 6, 2015

    With Punch Brothers, mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile (of pop-bluegrass band Nickel Creek) pioneered the pseudo-genre “chambergrass”—intricately composed music written for bluegrass...more

    Of All the Flowers: Song of the Middle Ages

    Presented by The Boston Camerata and MIT Office of the Arts

    March 6, 2015

    The Boston Camerata (Anne Azéma, director)
    The constantly evolving and inventive musical minds of Italian and French masters during the fourteenth century has left us with...more

    Charles Dutoit conducts Szymanowski's King Roger

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

    March 5 - March 7, 2015

    For his second week of concerts, Charles Dutoit leads the BSO in what is sure to be one of the season's most important events-the first BSO performances of Polish composer Karol...more

    Mike + The Mechanics

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 7, 2015

    Mike + The Mechanics hit the road in 2014 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “The Living Years.” The revelry will spill into 2015—which also happens to be the band’s...more

    Billy Childs Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 7, 2015

    A tremendous jazz pianist with a seemingly boundless curiosity and adventurous spirit, Billy Childs plays and composes in a unique style that borrows heavily from the classical world, but still...more

    Queen of the French Baroque: Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre

    Presented by La Donna Musicale - RUMBARROCO at Emmanuel Church, 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...more

    Alloy Orchestra performs the Son of the Sheik

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    March 7, 2015

     The world-renowned Alloy Orchestra presents the Boston premiere of its live musical score to the 1926 classic silent film The Son of the Sheik, directed by George Fitzmaurice and...more

    Handel’s Israel in Egypt

    Presented by Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 7, 2015

    Composed for orchestra, soloists and double chorus, George Frideric Handel’s tour-de-force oratorio is heralded for its incredible depiction of plagues of locusts, boils, and frogs; the...more

    Parris in the Spring: Rebecca Parris and the Chris Taylor Trio

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    March 7, 2015

    Parris in the Spring will star celebrated jazz vocalist Rebecca Parris featuring the wonderful Chris Taylor Trio with Taylor on piano, Peter Kontrimas on bass, and Jim Lattini on...more

    Israeli All Star Cabaret

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton

    March 7, 2015

     A cabaret style evening showcasing four of outstanding young Israeli musicians living in Boston, directed by Matti Kovler, featuring:

    Ehud Etun, Jazz Trio
    Tutti Druyan,...more

    Oran Etkin's A Gathering Light

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

    March 7, 2015

     Award-winning clarinetist/saxophonist Oran Etkin and his Ensemble will present A Gathering Light, a concert inspired by kabbalistic texts that draws on the rich musical traditions of Israel,...more

    Mozart: Valedictory Masterworks

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

    March 7, 2015

    The concert features two remarkable works from 1791, Mozart's final year: the beloved four-minute reverential anthem, and the profound and moving unfinished Requiem, in the H.C. Robbins Landon...more

    The Barra MacNeils: A Celtic Celebration at Chevalier

    Presented by Friends of Chevalier Auditorium

    March 7, 2015

    Medford’s Chevalier Theatre will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a concert of traditional Celtic music by the Barra MacNeils, one of Canada’s most popular and successful musical...more

    Kids' Shows: Little Groove

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    March 7, 2015

     Come to the Coolidge Corner Theatre for a real interactive music experience with your child. The show is designed for children 8 and under. Children will have fun using real instruments such...more

    Lady Lamb the Beekeeper

    Presented by The Sinclair at The Sinclair, Cambridge

    March 7, 2015

    Maine native Aly Spaltro, a.k.a. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, has always written in emphatic, colorful strokes, at once direct and inventive. “Billions of Eyes,” the lead single off of her...more

    Margot Fox

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    March 7, 2015

    Join Margot Fox and friends for some family-friendly folk-rock!. Come dance, wiggle, and sing to her tunes (old and new) as we shake off the cold and look towards spring!

    Drummer, Pat...more

    Concord Band Winter Concert: Portraits

    Presented by The Concord Band at The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden, Concord

    March 7, 2015

    Jordan Rich to Appear with Concord Band

    Boston radio personality Jordan Rich of WBZ will join the Concord Band for its Winter Concert on March 7, 2015. The theme is...more

    Caribbean Festival

    Presented by Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library at BPL Jamaica Plain Branch, Boston

    March 7, 2015

     Providing an antidote to winter, The Friends of the JP Branch Library present Kathleen Gaskin-Holland who will bring authentic Trinidadian cooking, costumes, music and dance to the Jamaica...more

    Danú 20th Anniversary Tour

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    March 8, 2015

    Presented in partnership with the Hibernian Society

    Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Recognized the world...more

    Presenting Stephen Burns

    Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 8, 2015

    Wellesley native Stephen Burns returns to Boston to perform the world premiere of Thomas Oboe Lee’s Trumpet Concerto. He will also conduct his original composition Fanfare for...more

    Mendelssohn Elijah

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    March 6 - March 8, 2015

    Known in the 19th century as the Messiah of its day, Mendelssohn’s dramatic oratorio never loses its grip on an audience. Acclaimed bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams sings the...more

    Chameleon Up Close: Rafael Popper-Keizer & Vivian Chang-Freiheit

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

    March 8, 2015

    Chameleon christens its new recital series with a program of breakthrough works. Strauss uncovers his heroic voice, Carter stands at the crossroads where his early neo-classical style meets the...more

    Hot Club of Cowtown

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 8, 2015

    Expertly combining the dusty stomp of Western swing with hot gypsy jazz, the Austin-based trio has crafted a unique and infectious hybrid that playfully blurs musical boundaries. Fiddler Elana...more

    Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 8, 2015

    American music icon Wynonna has announced dates for her “Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song” tour. Launching Wednesday, January 14 in Durham, NC, with a stop in her Ashland, KY...more

    Oran Etikin's Timbalooloo Wake Up Clarinet

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton

    March 8, 2015

     A sensational, hand clapping, foot stomping interactive family introduction to music and jazz by award winning clarinetist, Oran Etkin.


    Sarah Aroeste Quartet

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

    March 8, 2015

     Inspired by her family's Sephardic roots, Aroeste writes and performs contemporary Ladino music. Sarah is the 2014 winner of the Sephardic Prize at the International Jewish Music...more

    Diwan Saz: Harmony in the Holy Land

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

    March 8, 2015

     An exciting Israeli ensemble performing traditional Middle Eastern music from many traditions. Featuring Rabbi David Menachem, a rising star in the revival of piyyutim in Israel; Lubna...more

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    March 8, 2015

    Bruce Hangen, conductor

    BERNSTEIN: Candide Overture
    COPLAND: Appalachian Spring
    ...more

    LIFE

    Presented by Charles River Wind Ensemble at National Heritage Museum, Lexington

    March 8, 2015

    We invite you to join the Charles River Wind Ensemble for LIFE – a concert inspired by our collective journey from womb to grave. The group’s second performance of the season, led by...more

    Keynote Conversation with Michael Nyman

    Presented by Tufts University Art Gallery at Granoff Music Center, Somerville

    March 9, 2015

     A KEYNOTE CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL NYMAN WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, MARCH 9 AT 7:00 PM IN THE DISTLER PERFORMANCE HALL, GRANOFF MUSIC CENTER, 20 TALBOT AVENUE, NEXT DOOR TO THE AIDEKMAN ARTS...more

    Danu

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 10, 2015

    Based in the city of Waterford (Dungarvan Co.), the talented septet (along with kindred spirits like Lúnasa and Dervish) have successfully brought Celtic music back to its earthy,...more

    Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    March 10, 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

    Saints and Tzadiks

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    March 11, 2015

     "A unique and amazing work of aural art; full of unexpected delights and twists that will leave the listener wondering what's next -- and wondering how McKeown and Sklamberg put it...more

    Jesse Cook

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 11 - March 12, 2015

    With eight studio albums, several European and Asian tours, multiple Canadian tours, a highly successful Public Television Special, and a recent five-month U.S. tour under his belt, award-winning...more

    We Banjo 3

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    March 12, 2015

     An award-winning quartet from Galway, We Banjo 3 (plus one) delivers a rousing mix of Irish, old- time American, and bluegrass music with remarkable virtuosity and passion. Brothers Enda and...more

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