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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


    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

    "Revelation or preparation: multiple readings of musical information"

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music

    April 6, 2015

    Mount Holyoke College Professor of Music David Sanford presents our final colloquium of the semester. Lunch to be served after the lecture.


    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

    Folk Open Mic

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

    April 7, 2015

    The Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night at TCAN has been a tradition since its inception in 1997. Come early to sign-in as a performer, or to get a great seat for one of...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

    Woods Hole Jazz Presents Nicki Parrott with Jon Weber

    Presented by Woods Hole Jazz

    April 7, 2015

    Nicki Parrott, world-renowned double bassist and jazz vocalist, performs with Jon Weber, host of NPR’s Piano Jazz with Jon Weber, as part of the Woods Hole Jazz series. ...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

    The Russian Soul - The Russian Voice

    Presented by Trio Cleonice and Friends at United Parish in Brookline, Brookline

    April 7, 2015

    Trio Cleonice and Friends is thrilled to welcome Thomas Hodge, Professor of Russian Literature at Wellesley College, for a program exploring connections between Russian music and Russian...more

    Dublin Guitar Quartet

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    April 8, 2015

    Described as a “quartet with a difference” by The Irish Times, the Dublin Guitar Quartet is a one-of-a-kind classical guitar ensemble that occupies a unique space in the wider...more

    New Center LIVE! Presents "The Creative Mind and Music of George Gershwin"

    Presented by New Center For Arts & Culture and Temple Emanuel at Temple Emanuel, Newton

    April 8, 2015

    The New Center for Arts & Culture presents “The Creative Mind and Music of George Gershwin,” featuring Julliard trained concert pianist and Harvard educated psychiatrist, Dr....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

    Pat Travers Band

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

    April 9, 2015

    While most bluesy hard rock acts of the '70s and '80s were of U.S. origin, there were a few exceptions such as Canadian rocker, Pat Travers. Travers first picked up the guitar as a...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

    Archie Fisher, James Keelaghan & Jez Lowe

    Presented by Last Dance Productions at Arts at the Armory, Somerville

    April 9, 2015

    Three of the world’s finest songwriters and most respected singers have decided to take their friendship on the road. Having come together for several years while on a cruise they found that...more

    Music and the Brain: Linking Music, Language, and Learning

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    April 9, 2015

    Brookline Music School is thrilled that Dr. Nadine Gaab will speak on the importance of music to brain development. Based on her research, she will present how music perception, language, and...more

    Musical Safari for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    April 9, 2015

    Musical Safari is an afternoon workshop for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. If your school has an early release day, or you have homeschool students, please join us for this special two-hour program...more

    Small Jazz Concert I

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Granoff Music Center, Somerville

    April 9, 2015

    Paul Ahlstrand's small jazz ensemble and a group led by Tufts student Jesse Brotter perform works for smaller combos.


    Faculty Recital featuring Marina Krickler

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    April 9, 2015

    Join WCMS for “Call of the Wild,” a faculty recital with French hornist Marina Krickler performing works by Brahms, Schubert, and more. "Call of the Wild" celebrates the...more

    Lee Mingwei: Sonic Blossom

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

    March 11 - April 9, 2015

    Lee is internationally renowned for projects that prompt connections and invite trust, creativity, and self-awareness. He also has a long history with Boston, first exhibiting at the Isabella...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

    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

    Music of Handel, Steffani, and Monteverdi

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    April 10, 2015

    BEMF’s 25th Anniversary Season comes to a triumphant conclusion with a powerhouse recital of operatic highlights, vocal chamber duets, and personal favorites selected by each artist. In...more

    Tal National

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

    April 10, 2015

     The most popular live act in the West African nation of Niger, Tal National is beloved for its epic live performances. With a large, rotating lineup of vocalists and multi-instrumentalists,...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

    AcousticaElectronica

    Presented by Oberon at OBERON, Cambridge

    February 13 - April 10, 2015

    Presented by Touch Performance Art and OBERON, AcousticaElectronica is a mind-blowing event that blends elements of electronic and classical music, dance, circus arts and immersive theater with...more

    Signature Series Opera at the Movies: AMADEUS

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    April 10, 2015

    Boston Lyric Opera Signature Series in partnership with Somerville Theatre
    Opera at the Movies

    Amadeus
    Friday, April 10 | 7:00 – 10:30 p.m.
    $10...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

    Grand Harmonie: Deconstructed

    Presented by Grand Harmonie at The Longy School of Music, Cambridge

    April 10, 2015

    Experience a fresh, compelling concert model paying homage to eclectic programs of the past. Wind and string bands take a turn in the spotlight with early works by...more

    Lazlo Gardony

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    April 10, 2015

    Laszlo Gardony is a critically acclaimed artist who has brought his soulful improvisations and compositions to audiences in 24 countries. Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition,...more

    We Are… A Festival of Identity in Poetry, Prose, Music, and Dance

    Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge

    March 27 - April 10, 2015

    The Poets’ Theatre will be joining us at the Multicultural Arts Center for a festival of the arts! The performances throughout March and April will address various topics including current...more

    Newton Creative Arts & Sciences "Spring into Swing"

    Presented by Newton Creative Arts & Sciences

    April 10, 2015

    "Spring into Swing" features vocalist Semenya McCord and her six-piece jazz ensemble. Ms. McCord shares the flight of swinging song vibes, riding the...more

    “Take the ‘A’ Train” – The Music of Billy Strayhorn

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    April 10, 2015

    The theme of this year's Faculty Jazz Concert at Winchester Community Music School is “Take the ‘A’ Train," featuring the works of great American jazz composer and...more

    Free Faculty Jazz Concert

    Presented by Concord Conservatory of Music at Concord Conservatory of Music, Concord

    April 10, 2015

    Concord Conservatory of Music (CCM) continues its month-long celebration of jazz with a free faculty concert held at CCM. The concert dovetails with Jazz...more

    Jazz Meets Broadway

    Presented by Highland Jazz

    April 11, 2015

    The Bo and Bill Winiker Quintet will celebrate the great jazz musicians who have adopted the music of Broadway and made it their own by adding the rhythms of jazz and the excitement of...more

    BMV World Tour 2015

    Presented by Boston Musica Viva at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Cambridge

    April 11, 2015

    Shirish Korde: Kala-Cakra (Cycles of Time), world premiere
    featuring guest soloists Gitanjali Mathur, soprano; Wu Tong, sheng and vocalist; Sandeep Das, tabla
    ...more

    Vocal Chamber Music in Times of War and Peace

    Presented by Massachusetts Peace Action

    April 11, 2015

    Music for Peace presents Vocal Chamber Music in Times of War and Peace, a unique collection of pieces assembled especially for Peace Action by noted mezzo-soprano D'Anna...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

    Gordon Bok with Terry Kitchen Opening

    Presented by Stone Soup Coffeehouse

    April 11, 2015

    Gordon Bok's songwriting draws on his experience in and around the working boat culture of the Gulf of Maine. He spins into song the diverse voices of fishermen and other sea-folk, crafting a...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

    Ellis Paul

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

    April 11, 2015

    "Despite his success and sense of history, Mr. Paul remains an artist with his eye on the future and an interest in discovering the transformative potential in his music." - The New York...more

    Musicians of the Old Post Road: "Beloved and Betrayed"

    Presented by Musicians of the Old Post Road at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    April 11, 2015

    This regional premiere of Benda’s 1775 setting of the Greek myth written in the rare melodrama form—sometimes referred to as “opera without singing”—features the Old...more

    The Gypsy Spirit (Brookline)

    Presented by Mistral at St. Paul's Church, Brookline, Brookline

    April 11, 2015

    Mistral presents The Gypsy Spirit merging the melancholy, passion, and abandon of Romany folk tunes with the Classical traditions in major works of chamber music. You'll be dancing in...more

    European Delights

    Presented by Lexington Symphony at Lexington High School, Donald J. Gillespie Jr. Auditorium, Lexington

    April 11, 2015

    Guest conductor David Hoose leads the Symphony in an adventurous sampling of European musical fare. The appetizer for this delectable program is Mendelssohn’s boisterous...more

    Ellipsis Trio plays Ives and Schubert

    Presented by Ellipsis Piano Trio

    April 11, 2015

    This program features two contrasting masterpieces for piano trio. Charles Ives helped to launch a new era of American musical experimentation in the 20th century....more

    The Spire Center for Performing Arts Bluegrass Festival

    Presented by Spire Center for Performing Arts

    April 11, 2015

    Spire Center debuts a Bluegrass Festival featuring top talent in this distinct and beloved genre of American Roots music, touched by overtones of country and Appalachia. Fresh, hard driving and...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

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