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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


    Asher Fisch conducts Dorman, Prokofiev and Schumann featuring violinist Julian Rachlin

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

    January 29 - January 31, 2015

    Israeli conductor Asher Fisch makes his BSO subscription series debut with this diverse program. Opening the concert is the Israeli-born composer Avner Dorman'sAstrolatry, a 2012 work inspired...more

    Soundings: Sit Inside the Chant

    Presented by Cappella Clausura at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Boston

    January 31, 2015

    With Soundings, Director Amelia LeClair invites audiences to immerse themselves in sound. Experience Medieval chant by Hildegard von Bingen and Kassia, Renaissance sacred music of Raffaella...more

    ZUMIX Firehouse Sessions featuring Bill Janovitz & the Needy Sons and The Tim Gearan Band

    Presented by ZUMIX at ZUMIX Firehouse, East Boston

    January 31, 2015

    ZUMIX is excited to host some of Boston's greatest rock and Americana performers for one night only! Join us for our first-ever Firehouse Session,...more

    VOICES BOSTON 25th Anniversary Gala Concert

    Presented by VOICES BOSTON at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    February 1, 2015

     VOICES BOSTON, formerly PALS Children's Chorus, presents its 25th Anniversary Gala Concert. Singers include current VOICES singers and alumni, with special guest, Nik Walker, all under...more

    A program of works by Bach, Handel and other 18th century composers, and Paretsky (20th century)

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

    February 1, 2015

    Shirley Hunt, baroque cello, with guest mezzo-soprano Thea Lobo, will offer a program of works by Bach, Handel and other 18th century composers, and works for cello and soprano by Handel and...more

    Sunday Concert Series

    Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    February 1, 2015

     The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum offers an eclectic mix of concert events in Calderwood Hall from a popular Sunday series to contemporary jazz and R&B.
    As a part of the Isabella...more

    The African American Experience: Nourishing the Soul Through Music and Food

    Presented by Historic New England and Historic New England

    February 2, 2015

    Celebrate black history through musical performances, a panel discussion, and food tastings. Explore the journey of the estimated 12.5 million enslaved Africans to the New World and its...more

    Anthony D’Amato and Michaela Anne

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

    February 3, 2015

     Recorded with members of Bon Iver, Megafaun, and Josh Ritter’s band, Anthony D’Amato’s New West Records debut, The Shipwreck From The Shore has already earned praise from...more

    The Checkout – Live at Berklee Presents Katie Thiroux As She Celebrates Debut Album

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Cafe 939, Boston

    February 4, 2015

     The Checkout – Live at Berklee presents bassist/vocalist/composer Katie Thiroux as she celebrates the release of her debut CD Introducing Katie Thiroux in concert on Wednesday,...more

    Deborah Voigt: Call Me Debbie

    Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at David Friend Recital Hall, Boston

    February 4, 2015

    Through her stage performances and television appearances, Deborah Voigt is known for the singular power and beauty of her voice. A leading dramatic soprano, she has portrayed some of the iconic...more

    Joshua Radin

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    February 5, 2015

    Cleveland born songwriter/performer Joshua Radin has earned a loyal following for his wistful meditations and hit songs. His rootsy-pop track, “I’d Rather Be With You” from...more

    Asaf Avidan

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Paradise Rock Club, Boston

    February 5, 2015

     Perhaps the most interesting voice in the Israeli music scene today, 34-year-old Asaf Avidan has become a huge sensation in Israel and Europe. Singing primarily in English, Avidan’s...more

    STIR at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    February 5, 2015

     STIR is a contemporary musical experience with a cross-section of artists working together as part of a unique offering in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s concert series lineup....more

    Youth Concert: "Keeping Good Company"- Musical Partnerships of Inspiration and Innovation

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

    February 4 - February 6, 2015

    Geared toward students in grades 4-6, these concerts act as an introduction to the full orchestra experience, encouraging long-term ownership of orchestral music and the BSO, and delivering...more

    Damn Tall Buildings / The Western Den / Nemes

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

    February 6, 2015

    Damn Tall Buildings is an acoustic bluegrass and blues band from Boston. With members from all around the United States, the band consists of four different people melding their influences into a...more

    Family Concert - "Keeping Good Company"- Musical Partnerships of Inspiration and Innovation

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

    February 7, 2015

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


    From the Top Live in Boston

    Presented by From the Top at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    February 7, 2015

    Meet “young musicians who will knock your socks off” (NBC’s Today) when From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on WCRB 99.5, tapes its NPR...more

    Finding a Home, a benefit concert for Bay State Animal Cooperative

    Presented by Calliope Inc. at First Church in Boston, Boston

    February 7, 2015

     This performance will benefit the no kill animal adoption organization Bay State Animal Cooperative. 

    Finding a Home is planned to include Rossini's Stabat Mater,...more

    The Field Effect / The Color and Sound / Ryan Langlois

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

    February 7, 2015

     With a shared respect for well-crafted songs, the Field Effect packs a collective punch spiked with introspective lyrics, infectious melodies, and ferocious rhythms. An antidote to the...more

    Family Concert: The Adventures of Babar and Bliss

    Presented by Boston Musica Viva at Tsai Performance Center, Boston

    February 8, 2015

    Our annual Family Concert, The Adventure of Babr and Bliss, explores adventure tales old and new. We join the inquisitive and precocious young Bliss as she explores time and space travel in...more

    Sunday Concert Series

    Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    February 8, 2015

     As a part of the Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Sunday Concert Series on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 1:30 p.m., join Aavali Jumppanen, Jeff Means, and Hans Tutschku, for Stockhausen and Schumann...more

    Iphigenia in Tauris (Iphigénie en Tauride)

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    February 5 - February 9, 2015

    Conflict on the Crimean peninsula goes all the way back to the Greeks. Iphigenia, the eldest daughter of the doomed House of Atreus, has been rescued from death at her father’s hand, to...more

    Dialogues of the Carmelites

    Presented by New England Conservatory at Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston

    February 7 - February 10, 2015

    Ensembles: NEC Opera, NEC Philharmonia
    Stephen Lord, Conductor
    Steven Goldstein, Director

    A timid Carmelite novice, who entered the convent seeking refuge from fear,...more

    Live @ Fisher Presents Steven Cooper

    Presented by Fisher College

    February 11, 2015

    Fusing pop and hip-hop elements with aggressive delivery and exceptional lyricism, Steven Cooper has been captivating music fans around the globe. You can’t help but want to listen to his...more

    Kim Burrell Meets Berklee

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    February 12, 2015

     The Signature Music Series at Berklee kicks off its spring season with a concert featuring the Grammy Award nominated pastor performing with a student group. Pastor Kim Burrell’s...more

    UnderScore Friday Evening: Liadov, Birtwistle and Stravinsky

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

    February 13, 2015

    Adventurous Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski, who is principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, teams here with the BSO and estimable French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard for a...more

    “For heaven is a different thing”: Choral Settings of Sacred Poetry (encore performance)

    Presented by Seraphim Singers

    February 13, 2015

     The Seraphim Singers gives musical voice to the beauty of sacred poetry by George Herbert, John Donne, Jones Very, Hildegard von Bingen, and more. Featuring a world premiere setting by...more

    NEMPAC Presents: AMORE - Valentine Opera Concert

    Presented by North End Music and Performing Arts Center

    February 13, 2015

    Amore, l'amour, Liebe, love… Transcending love in all languages is music. For the 4th year, the Amore concert highlights the passion, the pain, and the joy of love with repertoire...more

    Vladimir Jurowski conducts Liadov, Birtwistle and Stravinsky featuring pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard

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

    February 12 - February 14, 2015

    Adventurous Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski, who is principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, teams here with the BSO and estimable French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard for a...more

    CHANNEL/DANCE: AN EVENING OF MOVEMENT, ART, AND THEATRE

    Presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel

    February 13 - February 14, 2015

    CHANNEL/DANCE: AN EVENING OF MOVEMENT, ART, AND THEATRE. Presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel and Contrapose Dance. Performances Friday, February 13 & Saturday, February 14 at 8 pm at...more

    George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic

    Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues, Boston

    February 14, 2015

    Now in the third act of a long and illustrious career, George Clinton has settled into his role as the genial uncle, and principal proponent, of funk. Renowned for his wacky and spectacular...more

    Sidewalk Chalk / Dutch ReBelle / Kiernan McMullan

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

    February 14, 2015

     With the release of its sophomore album, Leaves, Sidewalk Chalk continues to lead the contemporary evolution of hip-hop, soul, and jazz. The band’s roots are firmly planted in Chicago...more

    Mozart and Beethoven

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

    February 13 - February 15, 2015

    Hear these titans of the Classical era as young composers. Composed by the master at the tender age of 13, Mozart's Waisenhaus Mass receives a rare performance from conductor Richard...more

    Joyful Noise: The Pipe Organs of Trinity Church

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    February 15, 2015

     Join Trinity Church Boston's organists, Richard Webster and Colin Lynch, along with nationally recognized organ expert Jonathan Ambrosino, for a history of the Trinity organs, a view of...more

    The Pink Floyd Experience

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    February 17, 2015

    Tom Quinn: Band leader, lead guitarist, and relentless crusader for all things “Pink Floyd”. In 1973, The Dark Side Of The Moon was released. That same year Tom bought his first...more

    Sinkane / Cookies

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

    February 17, 2015

     Sinkane (Ahmed Gallab) and his family left Sudan when he was a boy, emigrating to the United States. While in high school in Kent, Ohio, he found a musical community in the town’s...more

    Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Milhaud and Poulenc - Open Rehearsal

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

    February 19, 2015

    French conductor St?phane Den?ve returns for this program of works all premiered in Paris in the early 1920s. Canadian violinist James Ehnes is soloist in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1,...more

    The Mavericks

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    February 19, 2015

    The Mavericks are back. The country-steeped garage band - with a Cuban-American lead singer and who emerged from Miami in 1989 with a sultry debut that was equal parts innocence, intensity, and...more

    Lorelei "On the Rocks"

    Presented by Lorelei Ensemble

    February 20, 2015

    The second in a new chamber series hosted by Boston's Lorelei Ensemble. Sonja Tengblad, Emily Culler, and Clare McNamara in a post-Valentine's evening of 16th-century Italian and...more

    Calder Quartet

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

    February 20, 2015

    The Calder Quartet performs a broad range of repertoire at an exceptional level, always striving to channel and fulfill the composer’s vision. Already the choice of many leading composers to...more

    Sturgill Simpson

    Presented by Paradise Cafe at Paradise Rock Club, Boston

    February 20, 2015

    Nashville’s Sturgill Simpson turns classic country bluntness into weird, roving introspection.


    Stephane Deneve conducts Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Milhaud and Poulenc featuring violinist James Ehnes

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

    February 19 - February 21, 2015

    French conductor St?phane Den?ve returns for this program of works all premiered in Paris in the early 1920s. Canadian violinist James Ehnes is soloist in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1,...more

    Aurora Borealis

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

    February 21, 2015

    Catch a glimpse of the exquisite Northern Lights as this program brings you from the bitter heart of a Nordic winter to the warmth of a welcoming hearth. The few gentle snowflakes felt in Steve...more

    Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    February 21, 2015

     Natalie MacMaster and her husband, Donnell Leahy, have created a new show that highlights the unique talents, stories, and traditions from their original homes of Cape Breton and Lakefield,...more

    Ariel Pink

    Presented by Paradise Rock Club at Paradise Rock Club, Boston

    February 21, 2015

    Ariel Pink’s persona is that of a sleazy outsider, sardonic and alienating, but his steeped-in-rock-nostalgia ramblings are mesmerizing.


    Spring Festival Chunjie: Chinese New Year Traditional Dance and Music

    Presented by WE-Contact, Inc. at John Hancock Hall, Boston

    February 21, 2015

    Spring Festival ?? Chunjie invites you to join dancers, musicians, Chinese opera artists from China as well as Boston Chinatown and Chinese community to celebrate Chinese New Year, the Year of...more

    Angels in America

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

    February 19 - February 22, 2015

    Based on the award-winning play by Tony Kushner, the operatic version of Angels in America is a story about the human experince, touching on relationships, love, loss, cowardice,...more

    Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Leif Ove Andsnes, piano/conductor

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    February 22, 2015

    The magnificent pianist Leif Ove Andsnes collaborates as player/conductor with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra as part of his epic long-term project, The Beethoven Journey, focusing on the...more

    Sleater-Kinney

    Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues, Boston

    February 22, 2015

    Beloved riot grrrl indie rockers Sleater-Kinney (pictured at top in a photo by Brigitte Sire) reunite to tour their new album “No Cities to Love.” Should you manage to procure tickets,...more

    Signature Series at the MFA: The Artist Sings

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    February 22, 2015

    Opera is full of malevolent villains, passionate lovers, and intrepid warriors, but it is also animated by a fascinating collection of working artists—composers, painters like Cavaradossi,...more

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