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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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    Radius Ensemble Presents: INSIGHT

    Presented by Radius Ensemble

    May 1, 2015

    Radius Ensemble presents its season finale, INSIGHT, on May 2. Robert Schumann’s imaginative Fairy Tales, Sofia Gubaidulina’s extraordinary string trio, and Gabriela Lena...more

    Musical Hues

    Presented by Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

    May 1, 2015

    Like Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, the Dudley World Music Ensemble has a distinctly international focus. Enjoy live music drawn from cultures around the world...more

    The Beautiful and the Grotesque: Inspired by Leonardo da VinciThe Bea

    Presented by Jaggery

    May 1, 2015

    Boston-based avant-pop quintet Jaggery presents an evening of original music exploring themes in the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci on special exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston....more

    Ari Hest

    Presented by me and thee coffeehouse

    May 1, 2015

    Back in 2008, Hest cut ties with his record label, launching a Web-based subscription service in which he remarkably wrote, recorded, and released a new song every Monday for an entire year. At...more

    Broadway On Highland / Rock Musicals

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    May 1, 2015

    The theme for our last Broadway event of the school year is rock and pop musicals! Come sing your favorite Broadway rock or pop song (solo or with friends) with our fabulous accompanist, or sit in...more

    Music Duo concert

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

    May 1, 2015

    Pianist Hsin-chieh Lin is going to perform duo sonatas with her friends!!
    Featuring: French hornist Josh Blumenthal, Violist Steven Laraia, and pianist Zenan Yu.

    Program includes...more

    Bernard Haitink conducts Schumann, Mozart and Brahms featuring pianist Maria Joao Pires

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

    April 30 - May 2, 2015

    For the final concerts of the season, Bernard Haitink is joined by the eminent Portuguese pianist Maria Jo?o Pires-in her first BSO appearances since 1999-for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23,...more

    Let’s Pull Out all the Stops!

    Presented by New Philharmonia Orchestra

    April 26 - May 2, 2015

    The final Classics Concert of our 20th Anniversary Season!

    Francisco Noya, Guest Conductor

    Join the New Phil for a musical celebration of America, New England, and...more

    Humorist Kinky Friedman

    Presented by Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston and Boston Jewish Music Festival at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton

    May 2, 2015

    Richard “Kinky” Friedman styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain. Outrageous and irreverent but always thought-provoking, Kinky Friedman...more

    Ayaman: Yanvalou Spring Concert

    Presented by Wellesley College at Jewett Auditorium, Wellesley

    May 2, 2015

    Ayaman signifies a call to gather. Join us for a week-long series of events to celebrate 30 years of vibrant Jazz-World Music at Wellesley.

    Join Yanvalou Drum & Dance Ensemble,...more

    English Beat

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

    May 2, 2015

    The Allstonians are a third wave ska/reggae band formed in Allston, Massachusetts in 1992. They have released three albums, on the Moon Ska Records label and the most recent on Fork In Hand...more

    Susan Werner

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

    May 2, 2015

    At this special concert, Susan Werner will play her Last of the Good Straight Girls album in its entirety. This was Susan’s third album, released in 1995, but her first album on a major...more

    Lexington Fife & Drum Muster

    Presented by The William Diamond Junior Fife & Drum Corps at Minute Man National Historical Park's Minute Man Visitor Center, Lincoln

    May 2, 2015

    Looking for a uniquely New England Experience? Come to the Lexington Fife & Drum Muster and experience the sights and sounds of American history! The...more

    Flora's Holiday

    Presented by Tower Hill Botanic Garden

    May 1 - May 2, 2015

    Celebrate flowers and the coming of spring with a unique story and music journey through the beautiful springtime blossoms of Tower Hill Botanic Gardens.  This event, specially crafted for...more

    Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe

    Presented by Arts at the Armory and at Arts at the Armory, Somerville

    May 2, 2015

    Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents a concert with Boston singer/songwriter Terry Kitchen, Northampton singer/songwriter Carrie Ferguson and Maine singer/songwriter Paddy...more

    Anchors Aweigh - Marblehead Little Theatre's Spring Gala

    Presented by Marblehead Little Theatre at Marblehead Little Theatre, Marblehead

    May 2, 2015

    The theme of this year’s Marblehead Little Theatre Gala...more

    Trad-Stroll Woods Hole

    Presented by ArtsFalmouth

    May 2, 2015

    In restaurants and various venues 9 groups will be playing  a wide range of Celtic, old-time folk, fiddle, and early music, from lively fiddle tunes to intricate harmonies on ancient...more

    The Novel Ideas, Grey Reverend, Anne Malin

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center, Boston

    May 2, 2015

    Following the success of January's and March’s "Rock and Roll Weekends," ArtsEmerson announces another weekend of concerts with a new exciting, expansive line-up. These...more

    EXULTET! (Boston)

    Presented by Cappella Clausura at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston, Boston

    May 2, 2015

    Evocative music of Arvo Pärt, Eric Whitacre, Hildegard von Bingen and distinguished Welsh composer Hilary Tann.  We are honored to present the New England premiere of Tann’s...more

    Bruce Millard with Michael Moran

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

    May 2, 2015

    In the two off-the-beaten-path years since his last ATAC performance, Millard has been 'making the rounds' — frequently wandering from the Americana landscape to perform with an...more

    Vintage Vocals

    Presented by Privateer Rum

    May 2, 2015

    Vintage Vocals brings together the harmonies of a Capella music featuring Peking And The Mysticswith the unique locale and vintage cocktails of the Privateer Rum...more

    Fork & Tune Presents: Pulp Fiction

    Presented by Treats on Washington

    May 2, 2015

    Fork & Tune is a dining experience that uses groundbreaking albums as inspiration for a 4 course meal served around one communal table. This menu is designed to highlight not only the...more

    owen weaver X maria finkelmeier

    Presented by times two

    May 2, 2015

    times two series presents a pair of percussionists that will make you question the possibilities of sound. Owen Weaver (NYC) and Maria Finkelmeier (Boston) join forces to create a dynamic...more

    Fragrant Stream Chinese Classical Music

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

    May 2, 2015

    Chinese traditional music from the mid-16th century along with recent compositions, performed by virtuoso Chinese traditional instrumentalists.


    Voices of Spring

    Presented by Gordon College Department of Music at A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel, Wenham

    May 2, 2015

    Highlights include Thomas Tallis’s “If Ye Love Me”, Anton Bruckner’s “Locus Iste” and Morten Lauridsen’s “Sure On This Shining Night”...more

    Battle Hymns

    Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum and Boston Children's Chorus at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    May 2, 2015

    Experience an unprecedented collaboration between the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, the Boston Children’s Chorus, and the Harvard Dance Project reflecting on the American Civil War....more

    Vine and Fig Tree: Songs of the Mediterranean

    Presented by Halalisa Singers

    May 2, 2015

    The Halalisa Singers will take audiences to the land of the vine and fig tree with an all-Mediterranean program. The concert creates a sonic trip around the "middle sea" to ancient...more

    Jesus Christ Superstar

    Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company at Strand Theatre, Boston

    April 24 - May 3, 2015

    Propelled by a stirring score, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.


    All Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto with Ilana Zaks, Swan Lake, and more

    Presented by The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra at MassBay Community College, Wellesley

    May 3, 2015

    The WSO welcomes Ilana Zaks, violin, performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. The WSO performs Swan Lake Ballet Suite, and the Romeo and Juliet Overture Fantasy

    Max...more

    Todd Rundgren - Global Tour 2015

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    May 3, 2015

    The 25th solo studio album of his career, "GLOBAL", scheduled for release on April 7 in North America and April 6 in the rest of the world, is a stunning contemporary fusion of styles -...more

    Opera at the Cinema: TOSCA (rescheduled date)

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    May 3, 2015

    Pierre Audi directs a new production of this violent and passionate work for the Paris Opera.

    A singer in love, passionate, jealous and impulsive; a romantic painter, an idealist and a...more

    Unitas Ensemble presents: Destined to be Classics

    Presented by Unitas Ensemble at Old South Church, Boston, Boston

    May 3, 2015

    We hope you will join us in the beautiful sanctuary of Copley's Old South Church as we present the wonderful music of Latin America to Boston. Artistic Director...more

    Boston Strong

    Presented by Metropolitan Wind Symphony at National Heritage Museum, Lexington

    May 3, 2015

    This Metropolitan Wind Symphony band concert will start with R. B. Hall’s famous Officer of the Day March, followed by Nowlin’s energetic Synergy...more

    The Handy-Anderson Duo Presents Three Centuries of Masterpieces for Cello and Piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    May 3, 2015

    The Handy-Anderson Duo presents three centuries of masterpieces for cello and piano. Trevor Handy and Bonnie Anderson began playing concerts together as teenagers...more

    Gordon College Spring Pops Concert

    Presented by Gordon College Department of Music at A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel, Wenham

    May 3, 2015

    Join the Gordon College Women's Choir, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble for the Annual Pops Concert in A.J. Gordon Chapel. Broadway show medleys, marches, and lighter classical music are...more

    EXULTET! (Newton)

    Presented by Cappella Clausura

    May 3, 2015

    Evocative music of Arvo Pärt, Eric Whitacre, Hildegard von Bingen and distinguished Welsh composer Hilary Tann.  We are honored to present the New England premiere of Tann’s...more

    The David Haas Group: A Coalition of the Willing

    Presented by The Lily Pad at Lily Pad, Cambridge

    May 3, 2015

    David Haas, piano

    Scott Getchell, trumpets

    Todd Brunel, clarinet

    Glenn Dickson, clarinet

    Kevin Frenette, guitar

    Kit Demos, bass & modular...more

    The Hammond Performing Arts Series Presents Jan Müller-Szeraws and Sally Pinkas

    Presented by Hammond Residential RE at Weston Public Library, Weston

    May 3, 2015

    Saul Cohen, President of Hammond Residential Real Estate in Chestnut Hill, is pleased to announce that cellist Jan Müller-Szeraws and pianist Sally Pinkas will perform works by Bach,...more

    Folk String and Vocal Trio Low Lily

    Presented by Indian Hill Music at Indian Hill Music School, Littleton

    May 3, 2015

    The string and vocal trio Low Lily (formerly Annalivia) explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration that weaves together a unique...more

    Celebrate! Puccini & Beethoven - Choral Art Society Spring Concert

    Presented by Choral Art Society of the South Shore

    May 3, 2015

    Choral Art Society of the South Shore, now in its 56th season, will present its spring concert, Celebration! Puccini and Beethoven.

    Danica A. Buckley, Artistic Director and Conductor, is...more

    Chu Chun Jean Huang DMA Violin Recital

    Presented by New England Conservatory at New England Consevatory, Boston

    May 3, 2015

    This recital is in fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Recitals by doctoral students are a somewhat different affair. In the course of completing the Doctor...more

    5 de Mayo Concert featuring Award Winner Mariachi Singer Veronica Robles

    Presented by Veronica Robles Cultural Center

    May 3, 2015

    Celebrate 5 de Mayo with Veronica Robles and Mariachi band in East Boston

    5 de mayo is not the actual Mexican Independence Anniversary but it’s another great excuse to gather...more

    "Merry Melodies" Concert Celebrates the Tunes of the Toons

    Presented by Chelmsford Community Band

    May 3, 2015

    The concert on Sunday, May 3 will start at 2pm with a performance of Jazz standards from the Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Paul Coombs, who is in his last...more

    Dudley Orchestra Spring Concert: Music of Dvo?ák, Messiaen and Schubert

    Presented by Harvard University, Dudley House at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    May 3, 2015

    The Dudley Orchestra presents a late evening spring concert of diverse works as part of Harvard's Arts First festival. The program consists of Dvorak's Symphony...more

    Cantilena - Choral Concert

    Presented by Cantilena

    May 3, 2015

    The women’s chorus, Cantilena, performs “Illuminations: music of myth and meditation,” Sunday May 3rd at 4 pm, Guest Conductor Carol...more

    Music MAYnia Festival

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    May 3, 2015

    Music MAYnia is a free community festival that features continuous live performances, arts & crafts, face painting, a Maypole, drum circles, balloon animals, a lollipop raffle, ring toss,...more

    Walden Chamber Players: The Viennese Coffeehaus - brewing up creativity

    Presented by Walden Chamber Players

    May 3, 2015

    Vienna’s coffee-houses were not only famous for its desserts and delicious coffee but also as a place were artists of all stripes gathered and busily exchanged ideas. Our program aims to...more

    The Devine - Nix Duo – A Tuneable Feast

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

    May 3, 2015

    As a tribute to the late Pete Seeger Chris Devine and Michael Nix will perform their arrangements of  several of Seeger's songs in addition to their virtuoso arrangements of traditional...more

    Vine and Fig Tree: Songs of the Mediterranean

    Presented by Halalisa Singers

    May 3, 2015

    The Halalisa Singers will take audiences to the land of the vine and fig tree with an all-Mediterranean program. The concert creates a sonic trip around the "middle sea" to ancient...more

    Arts First: A Celebration of the Arts at Harvard

    Presented by Office for the Arts at Harvard

    April 30 - May 3, 2015

    ARTS FIRST is Harvard's annual showcase of student and faculty creativity. Produced by the OFA, with support from the Board of Overseers of Harvard College, the festival is a public event with...more

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