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    Noel

    Presented by Boston Gay Men's Chorus at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    December 14 - December 21, 2014

    Traditional favorites Deck the Hall, Ding Dong Merrily on High, The First Noel and more are combined with fun new classics like Sparklejollytwinklejingley to make this the most wonderful time of the year. Don't miss Boston’s other holiday tradition!

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    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

    BMV World Tour 2015

    Presented by Boston Musica Viva at The Longy School of Music, Cambridge

    April 11, 2015

    SHIRISH KORDE: New work World Premiere
       Iva Bittova, soprano, Wu Tong, sheng and vocalist, and Sandeep Das, tabla
    CHOU WEN-CHUNG: Ode to...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

    Vocal Chamber Music in Times of War and Peace

    Presented by Massachusetts Peace Action at Harvard Epworth Church, Cambridge

    April 11, 2015

    Music for Peace presents Vocal Chamber Music in Times of War and Peace, featuring:

    D’Anna Fortunato, Mezzo-soprano
    Linda Toote, Flute
    Michelle La Course, Viola
    Ina...more

    Mendelssohn and Wolf Chamber Series, Concert III

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Boston

    April 12, 2015

    This third concert also features the early works of Mendelssohn and the complete Mörike-lieder of Hugo Wolf.

    Mendelssohn: String Octet in E-flat Major, op. 20
    Wolf...more

    Cape Symphony: Masterpiece IV Walking Among Giants

    Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center, Barnstable

    April 11 - April 12, 2015

    JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
    JON KIMURA PARKER, PIANO

    Giants take giant steps. In 1921, a Russian pianist and “scandalously modern composer” named Prokofiev borrowed $300 and...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

    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

    Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    April 14, 2015

    Join our Underground Faculty Band for a Blues Jam session at Winchester Community Music School. Our Fat Tuesday Blues Jams are fun, spontaneous, and a great way to experiment with new techniques...more

    Harlem Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 16, 2015

    The Harlem Quartet, praised for its “panache” by the New York Times, is “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent,”...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

    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

    Tongue in Cheek

    Presented by A Far Cry at St. John's Church, JP, Boston

    April 18, 2015

    Sometimes a bit of wry humor is just the thing for the craziness of Spring. Hindemith and Mozart bookend this musical roast, looking askance at the musical traditions of their times. Meanwhile,...more

    Chameleon Up Close: Gloria Chien & Elizabeth Schumann

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

    April 19, 2015

    Join us for a very special reprise of Gloria and Elizabeth’s earth-shattering rendition of The Rite of Spring, as well as Debussy’s own evocations of ancient gods and exotic rituals....more

    Massenet's CENDRILLON

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

    April 16 - April 19, 2015

    Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre present CENDRILLON, the well-known fairy tale about a young girl wronged and her ultimate redemption...more

    Boston Philharmonic presents Saint-Saens & Berlioz

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    April 16 - April 19, 2015

     The magnificent Overture to Wagner’s Tannhäuser is a dramatic, conflicted collision between idealized religion and idealized passion. Considerable heat is generated on both sides....more

    Taj Mahal

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 19, 2015

    A bonafide blues and rock legend, the inimitable Taj Mahal has been instrumental in preserving and shaping American roots music. With his booming baritone, nimble finger-picking guitar playing and...more

    Trio Jean Paul

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    April 22, 2015

    Chamber music devotees will not want to miss Boston’s introduction to Trio Jean Paul, an illustrious two-decade chamber music institution that plays with a refined wit and poetic intensity...more

    Family Concert: Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO)

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

    April 25, 2015

    BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall.


    Terence Blanchard Quintet and Ravi Coltrane Quartet

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    April 25, 2015

    A five-time Grammy Award winner and renowned film-score and soundtrack composer, trumpeter Terence Blanchard is one of the great renaissance men of jazz. Grammy-nominated saxophonist and Blue Note...more

    MASCAGNI: Cavalleria Rusticana LEONCAVALLO: Pagliacci

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 25, 2015

    Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo...more

    Boston Symphony Chamber Players with?French pianist?Jean-Yves Thibaudet

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    April 26, 2015

    French pianist??Jean-Yves Thibaudet?joins the Boston Symphony Chamber Players on Sunday, April 26 to close out the 2014-15 Chamber Player's season with a program highlighting great French...more

    A Symphonic Spectacular

    Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre, Weston

    April 26, 2015

    Enesco - Romanian Rhapsody No. 1

    Ravel - Daphnis & Chloé Suite No. 2

    Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade

    The...more

    Chamber Series IV - Apple Hill Quartet

    Presented by Winsor Music, Inc. at St. Paul's Church, Brookline, Brookline

    April 26, 2015

    The Apple Hill Quartet joins Peggy for the final concert of the 2014-15 season. James Primosch presents the world premiere of his new quartet for oboe and strings, and we will conclude our...more

    Bernard Haitink conducts Ravel and Mozart featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet

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

    April 23 - April 28, 2015

    BSO Conductor Emeritus Bernard Haitink ends the BSO's 2014-15 season with two weeks of concerts. First, he and the orchestra are joined by dazzling French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet for...more

    Salon Series

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

    April 30, 2015

    Hear some of Boston’s best virtuosos on an intimate scale and join them in lively roundtable discussions in comfortable, friendly surroundings.


    Brentano Quartet

    Presented by Music Worcester

    May 1, 2015

     Friday, May 1, 8pm, Brooks Hall at Holy Cross

    Brentano Quartet

    Bartók String Quartet No. 3
    MacMillan String Quartet No. 3
    Schubert String Quartet No. 14 in...more

    Alisa Weilerstein, cello and Inon Barnatan, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    May 1, 2015

    Cellist Alisa Weilerstein’s breathtaking technique, combined with passion and musicianship, make her one of today’s most exciting artists. Her frequent collaborator, Inon Barnatan, is...more

    Broadway On Highland

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    May 1, 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

    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 at First Baptist Church in Newton, Newton

    April 26 - May 2, 2015

    A festive concert dedicated to the memory of a special friend of the New Phil and our community – Nasir Khan.

    Featuring John Finney (organ) - a consummate musician, John is one of...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.


    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...more

    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

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    May 7, 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

    Stephen Hough, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    May 8, 2015

    British pianist Stephen Hough combines an exceptional facility and tonal palette with a uniquely inquisitive musical personality. His musical achievements have resulted in many awards and...more

    Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    May 8, 2015

     Join the Trinity Choirs as they sing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s transcendent Vespers in its 100th anniversary year, accompanied by candlelight and incense.


    EMMANUEL MUSIC - MOZART: ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Boston

    May 9, 2015

    Opera in Concert
    In this colorful opera that "knocked everything else sideways," as the poet Goethe boldly remarked, Mozart tells the story of a kidnapping by pirates, a Turkish...more

    The Song of Songs: Sensual Texts from the Bible’s Raciest Book

    Presented by Musica Sacra at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    May 9, 2015

     Settings by Renaissance composers, and by Boston's own Daniel Pinkham.


    Bach's Magnificat and Zelenka's Te Deum

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

    May 10, 2015

    Spend Mother’s Day with Cantata Singers! Hear music by the composer who inspired Cantata Singers to be founded in the first place alongside works by our newest musical muse, Czech Baroque...more

    Cape Symphony: Masterpiece V Carmina Burana

    Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center, Barnstable

    May 9 - May 10, 2015

    JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
    ALIZE ROZSNYAI, SOPRANO | GERROD PAGENKOPF, COUNTERTENOR | THOMAS JONES, BARITONE
    BOSTON CAMERATA, ANNE AZÉMA, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
    THE CHATHAM...more

    Don Giovanni

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    May 1 - May 10, 2015

    Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
    Sung in Italian with projected English translation

    Don Giovanni is a man obsessed. Women rule his life; he desires...more

    Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    May 12, 2015

    Join our Underground Faculty Band for a Blues Jam session at Winchester Community Music School. Our Fat Tuesday Blues Jams are fun, spontaneous, and a great way to experiment with new techniques...more

    Salon Series

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

    May 14, 2015

    Hear some of Boston’s best virtuosos on an intimate scale and join them in lively roundtable discussions in comfortable, friendly surroundings.


    Kurt Elling's Passion World with special guest Anat Cohen

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    May 15, 2015

    Named DownBeat Critics Poll’s Male Vocalist of the Year an unprecedented fourteen times, Kurt Elling is one of the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. Originally commissioned by Jazz at...more

    Edwin Mccain

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    May 15, 2015

    Known for his earnest, heart-on sleeve balladry, folk pop songwriter Edwin McCain has enjoyed a lengthy career since the mid 90’s, mostly due to the success of his smash hit single...more

    Words and Phrases Found: Brahms, Needham, Janacek, Stravinsky

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

    May 16, 2015

    Stories, aphorisms, poems and speech…music begins where words end. Janacek crafts melodies from the pitch and rhythm of the Czech language, Bernard Rands draws us into the distilled,...more

    Chris Brubeck's Triple Play

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    May 17, 2015

     Sunday, May 17, 3pm, Mechanics Hall

    Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play

    A remarkable mix of folk, blues, and jazz, Triple Play is led by the late Dave Brubeck’s son...more

    Words and Phrases Found: Brahms, Needham, Janacek, Stravinsky

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

    May 17, 2015

    Stories, aphorisms, poems and speech…music begins where words end. Janacek crafts melodies from the pitch and rhythm of the Czech language, Bernard Rands draws us into the distilled,...more

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