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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


    Pile

    Presented by Great Scott Boston at Great Scott, Boston

    February 24, 2015

    Pile is one of Boston’s most adored underground outfits. They produce unhappy music that resists easy grasp, lurching through extended breakdowns and subdued meditations with bracing...more

    Peter and the Wolf along with Hansel and Gretel: Classic Tales Told Through Music and Dance

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

    February 25, 2015

    Hansel and Gretel tells the story of a brother and sister who save themselves by outwitting a witch. Composed by Rhode Island native Larry Bell, this ballet transforms the well known...more

    One Mic Shootout with Ry Cavanaugh & Jeffrey Foucault and Friends

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 25, 2015

     From the very first night they played together at St Bonaventure's in Bristol England, the musical performance connection between Jeffrey Foucault and Ry Cavanaugh just clicked. They...more

    Susan Cattaneo

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 26, 2015

    Cattaneo has been a songwriting professor at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music for 13 years. She’s written songs covered by numerous artists in Nashville, and her tunes...more

    British Invasion 50th Anniversary Tour

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    February 26, 2015

    Pop culture was changed forever in 1964-65 by the arrival of the British Invasion pop artists on American shores. Some 50 years later, a quorum of iconic...more

    Screaming Females

    Presented by Great Scott Boston at Great Scott, Boston

    February 26, 2015

    New Brunswick punk-esque rockers Screaming Females play in Boston a lot (in fact I recommended them in the fall preview), but this time is special: they are touring in support of their upcoming...more

    BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    February 27, 2015

    As the preeminent Cajun band in the world, BeauSoleil has been generously exporting the rich musical traditions of Southwestern Louisiana for close to forty years. After almost singlehandedly...more

    Aztec Two-Step

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

    February 27, 2015

    The legendary folk/rock duo Aztec Two-Step makes a triumphant return to TCAN performing their timeless, harmony-fueled hits in addition to selections from the Simon & Garfunkel and The Everly...more

    Words and Music by Dan Wilson (of Semisonic)

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

    February 27, 2015

    Dan Wilson is a singer-songwriter/producer/instrumentalist best known as the lead singer of the band Semisonic, for which he wrote the Grammy-nominated smash "Closing Time" and other...more

    Kishi Bashi String Quartet

    Presented by Royale at Royale, Boston

    February 27, 2015

    Having collaborated and toured with indie strangelings of Montreal, Regina Spektor, and Sondre Lerche, singer, violinist, and composer, K Ishibashi (aka Kishi Bashi), embarks on a epic orchestral...more

    The Juliana Hatfield Three

    Presented by Bowery Presents at The Sinclair, Cambridge

    February 27, 2015

    In 1993, Juliana Hatfield was in the eye of the alternative-rock storm. She'd made a name for herself as one third of sharply...more

    Evening in Paris

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    February 28, 2015

    Winner of the Tchaikovsky Medal, Sergey Antonov makes his first Pro Arte appearance in Saint-Saëns’ demanding cello concerto, led by returning Boston Lyric Opera Music Director David...more

    Brentano Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    February 28, 2015

    For more than 20 years, the esteemed Brentano String Quartet has been delighting chamber audiences with what the New York Times has hailed as a “luxuriously warm sound and yearning...more

    Jon Butcher Axis: Experienced!

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

    February 28, 2015

    The Jon Butcher Axis explores the music and majesty of one of the most innovative and influential musicians of the last century: Jimi Hendrix – The Axis will be performing the iconic music...more

    Edie Carey

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 28, 2015

     “Accidental Poet,” one of Edie Carey's earliest songs, describes a particularly eloquent friend, but could just as easily refer to Carey herself and the circuitous and...more

    Altan

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    February 28, 2015

     Altan is regarded by many as the world’s finest traditional Irish band. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh sings ballads with seemingly effortless beauty and grace, and her duets with...more

    The Return of Yemen Blues

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

    February 28, 2015

     The passionate and magnetic Yemeni-born Israeli singer Ravid Kahalani ('the Yemenite Mick Jagger') leads a roaring group that merges West African rhythms and ancient Jewish Yemeni...more

    Bach: St. John Passion

    Presented by Boston Baroque at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    February 27 - February 28, 2015

    Boston Baroque will perform Johann Sebastian Bach's well-known and controversial St. John Passion for the first time ever. The sacred oratorio will feature the stunning tenor John...more

    An Evening with Audra McDonald

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    March 1, 2015

    The darling of Broadway (and Boston) returns to the Symphony Hall stage for another of her brilliant, unforgettable performances.

    “One of Ms. McDonald’s greatest gifts is to...more

    Stile Antico

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at St. Paul Church, Cambridge, Cambridge

    March 1, 2015

    From the Imperial Court: Music for the House of Hapsburg

    Since making their North American début at the June 2009 Festival, the young singers of Stile Antico have...more

    Local and Imported: Lenny and Johannes

    Presented by New Philharmonia Orchestra at First Baptist Church in Newton, Newton

    February 28 - March 1, 2015

    Serious studies in worry and warmth. An imaginative program of diverse depth and deep passion.

    Featuring Randall Hodgkinson (piano) - an award winning pianist, Randy has appeared...more

    The Many Faces of Arnold Schoenberg

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 1, 2015

    Arnold Schoenberg has been a controversial figure in the history of Western music, but he is one of the most influential and intriguing musicians of the last century. In this lecture/recital, Dr....more

    Sacred Songs with Cantor Randal Schloss and Deepte Navartna

    Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

    March 1, 2015

     A fascinating program sharing the sacred music of two faith traditions.
    Deepti Navaratna is known for her 'particularly lovely and bewitching voice' (Boston Globe, 2010) and...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

    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

    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

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