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    5th annual JP Music Festival

    Presented by JP Music Festival and JP Music Festival at Jamaica Pond Pinebank Baseball Field, Jamaica Plain

    September 12, 2015

    20+ acts, 2 stages, and 7 hours of non-stop Jamaica Plain music. The JP Music Festival features musicians, bands, or group members who either live or work in JP. This year's performers include Alexei Tsiganov Trio, American Echoes, The Beauty Way, Cask Mouse, Daniel Winshall and the Walking Illusion, Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers, The Footlight Club, The Forgotten Jam, Fur Purse, The Hi-End, Hyde ...more


    Mozart Requiem & Poulenc Gloria - The Worcester Chorus

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    March 4, 2016

    The Worcester Chorus returns under the direction of Dr. Christopher Shepard to perform another legendary program in March; two choral masterworks of classical...more

    Metropolitan Opera in HD: "Manon Lescaut"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 5, 2016

    Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann star as the ill-fated lovers at the center of Manon Lescaut, Puccini’s passionate adaptation of the classic novel about a free-spirited country girl who...more

    What Makes It Great? With Rob Kapilow, NEC Philharmonia and Beethoven Symphony No. 1

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 6, 2016

    You’ll want to be on hand as Rob Kapilow performs another of his inimitable high energy deconstructions of a great classical work in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1. Kapilow will guide his audience...more

    Itzhak Perlman – 20th Anniversary “In the Fiddler’s House”

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    March 6, 2016

    Twenty years have passed since Itzhak Perlman released his stunningly successful and beloved klezmer recording and PBS special, In the Fiddler’s House. Perlman revisits this important, personal...more

    Chameleon Up Close: Gary Gorczyca, Kelli O'Connor & Vivian Choi

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

    March 6, 2016

    The voice of the clarinet – alluring, dynamic and expressive – so inspired Brahms that he came out of retirement to create some of his very finest and best-loved works. Mendelssohn also took...more

    Paul Appleby, tenor

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Cambridge

    March 9, 2016

    A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, and already a regular guest at the MET, rising star tenor Paul Appleby is becoming one of the most sought-after...more

    Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell, Together On Stage

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    March 10, 2016

    In a highly anticipated collaboration, Grammy Award-winner Patty Griffin joins forces with Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek) and award-winning songwriter Anaïs Mitchell in a celebration of American...more

    Between Worlds Tour

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 11, 2016

    Mandolinist Avi Avital is one of a generation of performers redrawing the boundaries of traditional musical genres. His ambition is to revitalize the mandolin in both solo and chamber repertoire...more

    Madrigalia: Strozzi, Lasso, Casulana and Gesualdo (Boston)

    Presented by Cappella Clausura

    March 12, 2016

    Marvelously expressive and complex madrigals by the unique Barbara Strozzi and her counterpart, the original bad boy of the Italian Renaissance Carlo Gesualdo. Experience them alongside a...more

    Madrigalia: Strozzi, Lasso, Casulana and Gesualdo (Newton)

    Presented by Cappella Clausura

    March 13, 2016

    Marvelously expressive and complex madrigals by the unique Barbara Strozzi and her counterpart, the original bad boy of the Italian Renaissance Carlo Gesualdo. Experience them alongside a...more

    Bach St. John Passion

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    March 11 - March 13, 2016

    No composer ever expressed such aching sorrow or ever captured the agony of the crucifixion as did Johann Sebastian Bach. With emotional intimacy and dramatic power, Bach’s St. John...more

    A Circle of Friends: Music by Brahms and the Mendelssohns

    Presented by Cantata Singers

    March 15, 2016

    Felix Mendelssohn: Duet for sopranos and chorus, Symphony No. 2, “Lobgesang”, op. 52; 6 Duets, op. 63
    Fanny Mendelssohn: Selections from Sechs Lieder, op. 7; Selections...more

    The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, with Daniele Akta, Cellist

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    March 15, 2016

    Music Worcester presents the JSO in performance, with Dmitry Yablonsky, Conductor, and featuring the very young and spectacular cellist Daniele...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - Lindsey Chapel Series

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

    February 11 - March 17, 2016

    The Free Thursday noon Lindsey Chapel Series will present all six suites for unaccompanied violoncello, BWV 1007-1012, as performed by five cellists and a contrabass player from the Emmanuel Music...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - Bach Reconstructed

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

    March 19, 2016

    2015/16 Evening Concert Series - Bach Reimagined

    Ryan Turner conducts the Orchestra and Soloists of Emmanuel...more

    Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Joshua Bell, music director & violin soloist

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    March 20, 2016

    Joshua Bell and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, one an artist at the peak of his powers, the other a cultural icon continuing a long and glorious reign, may well have found the perfect...more

    Werther

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    March 11 - March 20, 2016

    Music by Jules Massenet
    Libretto by Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet, and Georges Hartmann
    Sung in French with projected English translation

    Irresistibly melodic and extraordinarily...more

    Pianist David Kaplan and Violinist Caroline Shaw

    Presented by Music Worcester

    March 20, 2016

    The Music Guild of Music Worcester proudly presents a performance by two celebrated young musicians.

    David Kaplan, a regular guest at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln...more

    Juilliard String Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 20, 2016

    The Juilliard String Quartet, widely known as the quintessential American string quartet, was the first ensemble to play all six Bartok quartets in the United States, and its performances of...more

    Brahms Requiem

    Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    April 1, 2016

    Brahms’ poignant German Requiem is paired with J.S. Bach’s Cantata BWV 60, “O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort,” Ricercar, and Anton Webern’s Five Movements for String Orchestra....more

    Jeremy Denk, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    April 2, 2016

    MacArthur Fellow and Avery Fisher Prize winner Jeremy Denk is a pianist of rare insight, possessed of stunning intellectual, technical and aesthetic gifts put brilliantly into...more

    Metropolitan Live in HD: "Madama Butterfly"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 2, 2016

    Kristine Opolais brings her heartbreaking interpretation of the title role in Madama Butterfly to Live in HD screens for the first time, in Anthony Minghella’s critically acclaimed 2006...more

    Cantores y ministriles: Music in Seville in the Golden Age

    Presented by Blue Heron at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    April 2, 2016

    Blue Heron joins forces with the stellar wind band Dark Horse Consort for a...more

    Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series, Year II - Wolf

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

    April 3, 2016

    Emmanuel Music will continue its exploration of the works of Felix Mendelssohn, (the man who revived public interest in Bach pretty much all by himself). The series will feature the Arneis Quartet...more

    A Voice of Love and Twilight: Vaughan Williams, Shatin, Heggie, Brahms

    Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at First Church in Boston, Boston

    April 2 - April 3, 2016

    At the heart of the Romantic ideal is expression of the universal reflected through individual emotions – from Goethe’s tale of unrequited love, to Jake Heggie’s poignant meditation on the...more

    Mnozil Brass - from Vienna, Austria

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    April 7, 2016

    Celebrated for their virtuosic skills, this brass septet will delight musicians of all ages, families - especially those with students in band programs, and more.  The group sings, clowns...more

    Hot Club of San Francisco: "Postcards from Gypsy Land"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 9, 2016

    One of the vanguards of the current gypsy jazz revival, Hot Club of San Francisco (HCSF) has integrated Django Reinhardt and Stephanie Grappeli’s jazz manouche style with their own disparate...more

    THE REALNESS: A BREAK BEAT PLAY by Idris Goodwin

    Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall, Lowell

    March 16 - April 10, 2016

    There’s nothing more hip-hop than falling in love.

    World Premiere

    It’s 1996, the hip-hop scene is roaring, and T.O. has arrived in the city, eager to...more

    Mozart and Beethoven

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    April 8 - April 10, 2016

    Few chamber works influenced composers more than Beethoven’s Septet. For this special chamber program featuring H+H string principals and the great clarinetist Eric Hoeprich, Concertmaster...more

    Mozart and Beethoven

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    April 8 - April 10, 2016

    Few chamber works influenced composers more than Beethoven’s Septet. For this special chamber program featuring H+H string principals and the great clarinetist Eric Hoeprich, Concertmaster...more

    Chick Corea and Bela Fleck

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

    April 12, 2016

    Music Worcester presents a meeting of two legendary musicians!  World renowned Chick Corea and Bela Fleck, two master songwriters, musicians, and band leaders create a...more

    Worcester Chamber Music Society with Pianist Bernadene Blaha

    Presented by Music Worcester

    April 15, 2016

    Music Worcester in Collaboration with Worcester Chamber Music Society 10th Anniversary Season, presents two performances of the WCMS with pianist Bernadene Blaha in a program of Mozart, Martinu...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Roberto Devereux"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 16, 2016

    The final opera in Donizetti’s “Tudor trilogy” focuses on the older Queen Elizabeth I, who is forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves. Sir David McVicar, who directed the...more

    Jerusalem String Quartet with Inon Barnatan, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    April 17, 2016

    Returning to Boston following their brilliant Boston debut performance in our 2013-14 season, the Jerusalem String Quartet brings with them another rising star in pianist Inon...more

    Worcester Chamber Music Society in Performance with Pianist Bernadene Blaha

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    April 17, 2016

    Our friends from the Worcester Chamber Music Society will be celebrating their 10th anniversary season with two performances in April 2016 in collaboration with acclaimed...more

    Midsummer Night's Dream

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    April 14 - April 17, 2016

    Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream conjures some of the most beautiful and ethereal music ever set to Shakespeare’s classic tale. The story interweaves the adventures of four young...more

    Chameleon Up Close: Kristin Lee & Gloria Chien

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

    April 17, 2016

    Bartók holds a special place in the violin repertoire for ushering the virtuoso traditions of the 19th century into the modern age, fusing extreme chromaticism, Debussian harmonies, and Hungarian...more

    SF Jazz Collective

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    April 24, 2016

    An all-star ensemble comprising of eight of the finest performer/composers at work in jazz today, the SFJAZZ Collective’s mission each year is to perform fresh arrangements of works by a modern...more

    Boston Philharmonic presents Verdi Requiem Mass

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Boston

    April 24, 2016

    “Day of wrath, that terrible day.” So begins the medieval sequence that lies at the heart of Verdi’s Requiem. Verdi’s depiction of the Day of Judgment, and of man’s terror, as well as...more

    Susan Graham, mezzo soprano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    April 29, 2016

    Susan Graham—dubbed “America’s favorite mezzo” by Gramophone magazine—rose to the highest echelon of international artists within just a few years of her professional debut. Throughout...more

    Celebrating America! New Haven Symphony with the Worcester Chorus

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    April 29, 2016

    Our beloved Worcester Chorus will once again take the stage at historic Mechanics Hall to perform a spectacular evening of music celebrating America! Artistic Director...more

    Songs About Hope

    Presented by Blue Heron

    April 29, 2016

    An intoxicating evening of songs about Hope (Esperance), the allegorical character from the world of the Romance of the Rose who sustains a courtly lover through the thousand...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Ekektra"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 30, 2016

    Strauss’s blazing tragedy about an ancient Greek princess hell-bent on revenge comes to the Met in the final opera production by the legendary director Patrice Chéreau, who died in 2014....more

    Songs About Hope

    Presented by Blue Heron at Congregational Church of Weston, Weston

    April 30, 2016

    An intoxicating evening of songs about Hope (Esperance), the allegorical character from the world of the Romance of the Rose who sustains a courtly lover through the thousand pains of...more

    Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series, Year II - Featuring the Arneis String Quartet

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

    May 1, 2016

    Emmanuel Music will continue its exploration of the works of Felix Mendelssohn, (the man who revived public interest in Bach pretty much all by himself). The series will feature the Arneis Quartet...more

    Emanuel Ax, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    May 1, 2016

    One of the most versatile, brilliant and universally respected pianists on the international concert scene, Emanuel Ax has distinguished himself over the past 40 years as an artist of the highest...more

    Handel Saul

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    April 29 - May 1, 2016

    Counted as one of today’s finest Handel interpreters, Harry Christophers leads the master’s grand and glorious Saul. Acclaimed baritone Jonathan Best sings the title role of the Old...more

    Songs About Hope

    Presented by Blue Heron at Old South Church in Boston, Boston

    May 1, 2016

    An intoxicating evening of songs about Hope (Esperance), the allegorical character from the world of the Romance of the Rose who sustains a courtly lover through the thousand pains of...more

    Handel + Haydn Chamber Players

    Presented by Music Worcester and Handel and Haydn Society at First Unitarian Church, Worcester, Worcester

    May 5, 2016

    Music Worcester is proud to present the Handel + Haydn Chamber Players here in Worcester, who include such stellar musicians as Guy Fishman, cello, Aisslinn...more

    Sweet Honey in the Rock

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    May 6, 2016

    Rooted in a deeply held commitment to create music out of the rich textures of African American legacy and traditions, Grammy Award winning Sweet Honey In The Rock possesses a stunning vocal...more

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