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    Bach St. Matthew Passion

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    March 27 - March 29, 2015

    “There is nothing like it in all music,” said Leonard Bernstein, describing this monumental oratorio. H+H reprises its sold-out 2012 performances of the Saint Matthew Passion with an exemplary cast of soloists, including Joshua Ellicott and Roderick Williams as the Evangelist and Jesus, respectively. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind masterwork, to be performed during the final days of ...more


    Free Thursday Noon Lindsey Chapel Series: Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004

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

    March 26, 2015

    Six free concerts performed in the intimate and beautiful space of the Lindsey Chapel will feature each of Bach’s six sonatas and partitas for solo violin and viola (BWV 1001-1006) with...more

    The Nile Project

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

    March 27, 2015

    The Nile Project brings together artists from 11 countries along the Nile basin to create one unified sound. With the lilting melodies and deep grooves of Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda,...more

    Discussion Panel: Water Politics in the Nile Basin

    Presented by Boston University Arts Initiative at CFA Concert Hall, Boston

    March 27, 2015

    The Nile Project uses music to approach the issues of water politics and cultural conflict in the Nile River region. Their first album, Aswan, was named among NPR's Top Must-Hear International...more

    Sam Haiman Band / The Interlopers / Migrant Motel

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

    March 27, 2015

    Three parts New Jersey and one part California, the Sam Haiman Band is an equal mix of Asbury rock, Texas blues, and Laurel Canyon folk. Calling upon influences as diverse as Stevie Ray Vaughan,...more

    Pianist Ya-Fei Chuang at NEC's Jordan Hall

    Presented by Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 28, 2015

    Pianist Ya-Fei Chuang at NEC's Jordan Hall, Saturday 3/28/2015 at 8 pm.

    Acclaimed by critics worldwide for her stunning virtuosity, refinement and communicative power, pianist Ya-Fei...more

    Angaje

    Presented by Jean Appolon Expressions and Jean Appolon Expressions at BCA Plaza Theatre, Boston

    March 27 - March 28, 2015

    In partnership with Boston Center for the Arts, Jean Appolon Expressions proudly premieres ANGAJE. Appolon's signature choreography is set to music by Haitian legend Toto Bissainthe, and is...more

    The Life of Birds

    Presented by BYCE

    March 28, 2015

    The Boston Young Composers Ensemble (BYCE) continues the Hub's Collaborative Art Project (HubCAP) at Galatea Fine Arts in the SoWa district. This program allows you to explore the works of...more

    Jay Stolar / Matt Sucich / The Walk Off

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

    March 28, 2015

    Singer-songwriter Jay Stolar is a one-man tour de force, sliding effortlessly from one genre to the next. His craftsmanship is undeniable, and with his soulful debut, More Than We...more

    Lisa Batiashvili, violin and Paul Lewis, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    March 29, 2015

    The English pianist Paul Lewis is internationally recognized as one of the leading performers of his generation. Lisa Batiashvili, a native of The Republic of Georgia, is one of the world’s...more

    The Rake's Progress

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater, Boston

    March 26 - March 29, 2015

    This masterpiece of mid-20th century opera (premiered in 1951) was inspired by a famous set of paintings and engravings of the same title by William Hogarth from the 1730s, which Stravinsky had...more

    Rinaldo

    Presented by Boston Opera Collaborative at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Boston

    March 26 - March 29, 2015

    Rinaldo, which was performed more than any other opera during Handel’s lifetime, is a story about the conflict of war and love and personal desires versus the greater...more

    Muir String Quartet in Residence at Boston University

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Tsai Performance Center, Boston

    March 30, 2015

    Antonín Dvorák: Cypresses, B. 11
    Samuel Barber: Dovwer Beach
    Bedridch Smetana: String Quartet No. 1


    Belle and Sebastian

    Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues, Boston

    March 30, 2015

    The Scottish indie pop darlings return with a new album, “Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance,” all warm tones and fuzzy memories to welcome in the springtime.


    Andris Nelsons conducts Gandolfi and Mahler featuring organist Olivier Latry

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

    March 26 - March 31, 2015

    Andris Nelsons returns for the final three of his ten enormously wide-ranging 2014-15 programs. Here he conducts the BSO's second world premiere of the season, a concerto written by...more

    Citizen Cope

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 31, 2015

     Born Clarence Greenwood, he is the radically mashed-up product of Greenville, Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee; Vernon, Texas; Austin, Texas; Washington, DC; and Brooklyn, New York. These...more

    Lorelei

    Presented by Lorelei Ensemble

    April 1, 2015

    Lorelei advances the women's vocal ensemble through passionate, engaging artistry and creative collaboration. Committed to a fresh and culturally relevant repertoire, Lorelei reimagines and...more

    Opera Night at the BPL: Feminine Vengeance: Opera's Unforgettable Leading Ladies

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

    April 1, 2015

    Opera Night at the Boston Public Library
    A series of one-hour presentations through the season that feature interviews, lectures, and mini-performances highlighting...more

    Libera

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    April 1, 2015

    One of the world’s most accomplished and acclaimed boy choirs, the London-based group, with members aged 7 to 16, has topped charts around the globe with their vivid arrangements and...more

    Beethoven and Shostakovich - Open Rehearsal

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

    April 2, 2015

    The marvelous German violinist Christian Tetzlaff joins Andris Nelsons and the BSO for Beethoven's peerless Violin Concerto, which, through its lyricism, intensely musical virtuosity, and...more

    Stir: Barry Schwabsky and Marianne Nowottny

    Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    April 2, 2015

    Schwabsky, 2014 Gardner Artist-in-Residence, and Nowottny premiere new compositions of poetry and electronic music, following those on their 2012 CD, A Voice Hears You from Mysterious...more

    Dom La Nena

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

    April 2, 2015

    Brazilian-born cellist and vocalist Dom La Nenareleased her debut album, Ela, on Six Degrees Records in January of 2013. Ela is an intricate and understated collection of...more

    Good Friday Concert

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    April 3, 2015

     The La Farge Ensemble returns to Trinity Church, performing choral masterpieces for Passiontide.


    Andris Nelsons conducts Beethoven and Shostakovich featuring violinist Christian Tetzlaff

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

    April 2 - April 4, 2015

    The marvelous German violinist Christian Tetzlaff joins Andris Nelsons and the BSO for Beethoven's peerless Violin Concerto, which, through its lyricism, intensely musical virtuosity, and...more

    Joseph / V Blackburn

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

    April 4, 2015

    Comprised of three sisters from Oregon, Joseph brings the listener soothing melodies and harmonies influenced by growing up in the mountains. Natalie, Allison, and Meegan Closner...more

    Lisa Fischer

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    April 5, 2015

     Anyone who’s seen Lisa Fischer on stage with the Rolling Stones, Sting, or Chris Botti, or in last year’s Oscar-winning documentary film Twenty Feet from Stardom will know well...more

    BU Symphony Orchestra and BU Symphonic Chorus at Symphony Hall

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Symphony Hall, Boston

    April 7, 2015

    Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2, Resurrection
    David Hoose, conductor, BU Symphony Orchestra
    Ann Howard Jones, conductor, BU Symphonic Chorus


    Piano Masters Series: Yevgeny Sudbin

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    April 7, 2015

    Young Russian pianist Yevgeny Sudbin has created an international sensation, enjoying a meteoric international career performing with major orchestras on the most prestigious series, and earning...more

    Music in the Gallery: Penpa Tsering: Performance of Traditional Tibetan Music

    Presented by Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College

    April 7, 2015

    Music in the Gallery: Penpa Tsering: A performance, discussion, and exploration of Tibetan music.  Featuring traditional and hand-made instruments, Penpa Tsering’s costumed...more

    Jazz Lounge at The Bristol: Carlos Carpacho: The Cuatro Project

    Presented by The Bristol at Four Seasons Hotel Boston at The Bristol at Four Seasons Hotel Boston, Boston

    April 7, 2015

    This spring, something new blossoms at Four Seasons Hotel Boston: Jazz Lounge at The Bristol, a live performance series showcasing Boston’s top emerging artists in the...more

    BACH EXPLORED Concert 3: Bach the Apollonian

    Presented by The Music of First Church Boston at First Church in Boston, Boston

    April 9, 2015

    BACH EXPLORED Concert 3: Bach the Apollonian

    Dorian Komanoff Bandy, baroque violin; Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord

    Violinist Dorian Komanoff Bandy and harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa...more

    Mozart and Strauss High School Open Rehearsal

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

    April 9, 2015

    The legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Gunther Schuller's recent orchestral work?Dreamscapebegins this program. According to Schuller, this sparkling, witty, symphony-like...more

    Rhythm Future Quartet / The Wiles

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

    April 9, 2015

    When four young jazz virtuosos decided to join forces, the Rhythm Future Quartet was born. Named after a Django Reinhardt tune, the Rhythm Future Quartet performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of...more

    What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow with Kyle Athayde Dance Party

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    April 10, 2015

    Considered among the greatest American composers in any genre, Duke Ellington’s work looms large on the cultural landscape. In this performance, Ron Kapilow shines the What Makes it...more

    UnderScore Friday Evening: Schuller, Mozart and Strauss

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

    April 10, 2015

    The legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Gunther Schuller's recent orchestral work?Dreamscapebegins this program. According to Schuller, this sparkling, witty, symphony-like...more

    Joan Armatrading

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

    April 10, 2015

     With 20 stunning albums, three Grammy nominations, and scores of awards, Joan Armatrading's subtle and sublime music has touched millions of people all over the world. Her career has...more

    Portland Cello Project

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

    April 10, 2015

    Since the group's inception in late 2007, the Portland Cello Project has wowed audiences all over the country with extravagant performances everywhere from Prairie Home Companion to parties on...more

    Earthsound featuring Warren Senders

    Presented by Earthsound

    April 10, 2015

    Earthsound presents exciting original jazz and music by bassist Jason Davis and pianist Henrique Eisenmann, alongside improvisation to beautiful nature sounds from around the world. Earthsound is...more

    Cassandra Wilson

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

    April 11, 2015

    American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer Cassandra Wilson performs the Boston premiere of Coming Forth By Day: A Celebration of Billie Holiday, celebrating Billie Holiday's...more

    Much Ado About Nothing

    Presented by The Shakespeare Concerts

    April 11, 2015

    The Shakespeare Concerts presents Much Ado About Nothing

    Featuring the Amernet String Quartet, playing the American Premiere of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's string quartet, Much Ado About...more

    Annual Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society Fundraising Concert

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

    April 11, 2015

    The Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society's annual benefit concert for the Friends of the JP Branch Library will feature a range of music to welcome you,...more

    Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society fundraising concert

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

    April 11, 2015

    Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society's annual benefit concert for the Friends of the JP Branch Library will feature a range of music to welcome you, after a long winter, to the glories...more

    Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series: Year I, Concert III

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

    April 12, 2015

    Emmanuel Music embarks on a new multi-year Chamber Series exploring the instrumental chamber music and songs of Felix Mendelssohn alongside the intense, reflective art songs of Hugo Wolf. Year One...more

    Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    April 12, 2015

    Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock stunned jazz audiences in 1978 when, in the midst of jazz-rock’s enormous popularity, they toured as an acoustic piano duet. That spirited tour produced two...more

    String Masters Series: Carol Rodland, viola

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    April 12, 2015

    Artist-in-residence Carol Rodland (viola) performs with Conservatory faculty and students.

    BACH: Duo for two violas
    D. SHOSTAKOVICH: Viola Sonata, op. 147; J.
    BRAHMS: String...more

    Musicians of the Old Post Road:

    Presented by Musicians of the Old Post Road at The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University, Boston

    April 12, 2015

    Beloved and Betrayed: Georg Benda’s powerful Ariadne auf Naxos

    This regional premiere of Benda’s 1775 setting of the Greek myth written in the rare melodrama...more

    Andris Nelson conducts Schuller, Mozart and Strauss featuring pianist Richard Goode

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

    April 9 - April 14, 2015

    The legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Gunther Schuller's recent orchestral work?Dreamscapebegins this program. According to Schuller, this sparkling, witty, symphony-like...more

    Tower of Power

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    April 15, 2015

    For close to 50 years, Tower of Power has been creating their own kind of soul music. Since 1968, Tower of Power has delivered their unique brand of music to their fans, appearing before sold out...more

    St. Paul's Cathedral Choir

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    April 16, 2015

     The Trinity Concert Series is excited to welcome the world-renowned choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Come hear this exceptional choir of men and boys perform musical favorites...more

    Allston Pudding presents POLARIS w/ Hallelujah The Hills

    Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall, Boston

    April 16, 2015

    Polaris was a one-off musical project in the mid-1990s involving members of the New Haven indie rock band Miracle Legion. Mark Mulcahy, Scott Boutier, and Dave McCaffrey performed music for the...more

    Joseph Calleja, tenor

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    April 17, 2015

    Blessed with a golden age voice that routinely inspires comparisons to earlier singing legends, the Maltese-born Joseph Calleja has quickly become one of the most acclaimed and sought-after tenors...more

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