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    Tristan & Yseult

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston

    March 5 - March 15, 2015

    Kneehigh’s Tristan & Yseult elevates this classic love triangle to epic proportions – complete with forbidden desires, broken hearts and tender truths. This innovative tale finds King Mark of Cornwall at war – ruling with his head, not his heart. But he hasn’t counted on falling head over heels for his enemy’s sister Yseult, or on the arrival of the enigmatic Tristan. Using music ...more


    BroadBand

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    January 25, 2015

    The band is broadBAND, and as the clever name implies, all the members are women. Individually, the band members have opened for country music giants, from George Jones and Dwight Yoakham to Sara...more

    The Bach Institute - Final Concert

    Presented by Winsor Music, Inc.

    January 26, 2015

    This January, after two weeks of intensive practice and outreach performances, the students of the Fourth Annual Bach Institute will present their final concert. The Institute is a collaboration...more

    Open Mic

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    January 27, 2015

     Open Mic


    Conversation and Clinic with Branford Marsalis

    Presented by Learning from Performers program (Harvard Office for the Arts)

    January 28, 2015

    Saxophonist, composer and bandleader Branford Marsalis—member of the First Family of Jazz with his father Ellis and siblings Delfeayo and Jason—will conduct a conversation on his...more

    Dorman, Prokofiev and Schumann High School Open Rehearsal

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

    January 29, 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

    BACH EXPLORED Concert 2: Dark Visions

    Presented by The Music of First Church Boston at First Church in Boston, Boston

    January 29, 2015

     BACH EXPLORED Concert 2: Dark Visions

    Dorian Komanoff Bandy, baroque violin; Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord

    Violinist Dorian Komanoff Bandy and harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa...more

    An Evening with Branford Marsalis

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    January 29, 2015

    NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award-winning saxophonist, and Tony Award nominee Branford Marsalis is among the most revered instrumentalists of his time. Leader of one of the finest jazz...more

    Southside Johnny and the Poor Fools

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

    January 30, 2015

    Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools embark on a stripped down journey through Johnny Lyon’s eclectic version of the Great American Songbook. Playing a wide range of music pulled from...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

    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...more

    OFFENBACH: Les Contes d’Hoffmann

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    January 31, 2015

    The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production....more

    The Met Live in HD: Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann

    Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players, Peterborough

    January 31, 2015

    The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production....more

    International Guitar Night

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

    January 31, 2015

    “With International Guitar Night, Brian Gore has created a new niche for the myriad of styles that can be played by the unaccompanied acoustic guitar, as well as marvelous opportunity for...more

    Music for Peace: Mendelssohn

    Presented by Massachusetts Peace Action at Harvard Epworth Church, Cambridge

    January 31, 2015

    Music for Peace presents an All-Mendelssohn Program with Nicholas Kitchen, violin and Yeesun Kim, cello — both of the Borromeo Quartet, joined by Alexander Beyer, piano.

    The concert...more

    Sounds of the Working Waterfront

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    January 31, 2015

     Robert Bradshaw premiers his original composition created for the Portraits of a Working Waterfront exhibition. Reservations are required. Space is limited. Also offered at 3:00 p.m.


    Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil

    Presented by Cantata Singers at Houghton Chapel at Wellesley College, Wellesley

    January 31, 2015

    Hear Sergei Rachmaninoff’s stunning a cappella masterpiece in the original Church Slavonic. Often called simply the Vespers, Rachmaninoff considered the piece one of his finest...more

    Nomadic Massive

    Presented by MASS MoCA

    January 31, 2015

    The sprawling Montréal hip-hop collective Nomadic Massive descends on MASS MoCA for a game-changing dance party. Claiming its hometown as “Montreal,Chili, Haiti, Brazil, France,...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

    Bid Them Dance and Bid Them Sing: Dvorak, Lutoslawski, Phibbs, Prokofiev

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

    February 1, 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...more

    Ravel & Concertos

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    February 1, 2015

    This is a concert that will showcase both the brilliance of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra as a whole and the astonishing talent of some of its constituent members.
    ...more

    Soundings: Sit Inside the Chant

    Presented by Cappella Clausura at Eliot Church, Newton

    February 1, 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...more

    Open Mic

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    February 3, 2015

     Open Mic


    The Australian Bee Gees Show: A Multimedia Tribute Concert

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

    February 4, 2015

    Get ready for the new Australian Bee Gees Show, a multimedia theatrical concert experience that takes a nostalgic trip through the legacy the Bee Gees left behind while celebrating over...more

    Ed Kowalczyk

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

    February 4, 2015

    As former lead singer of top '90s multi-platinum rock band Live, Ed Kowalczyk is unmatched in his genre, thanks to a distinctive voice and incredible stage presence. His signature sound shines...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

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    February 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

    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

    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

    Janine Jansen, violin and Itamar Golan, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    February 6, 2015

    Globe-trotting Dutch violinist Janine Jansen’s career is skyrocketing, as is that of pianist Itamar Golan, a consummate collaborator who has concentrated his formidable energies on chamber...more

    Christian McBride Trio with Cécile McLorin Salvant

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    February 6, 2015

    This incredible double bill pairs the Christian McBride Trio with Cécile McLorin Salvant and her trio. Bassist Christian McBride has been one of the busiest and most important figures in...more

    The Newberry Consort

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    February 6, 2015

    The Newberry Consort has delighted audiences with provocative and ravishingly beautiful programs for nearly three decades. The ensemble, led by co-directors David Douglass and Ellen Hargis,...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.?


    Jamie Barton in Recital: The Return of Artist Night!

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    February 7, 2015

    with Bradley Moore, piano

    Decades ago one of the most popular concerts at the Festival was Artist Night, where stars of the Metropolitan Opera would...more

    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

    I've Found a New Baby: Baroque Meets Afro-Latin Jazz

    Presented by La Donna Musicale - RUMBARROCO at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    February 7, 2015

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day and Black History Month with us! La Donna Musicale and RUMBARROCO combine to present a fusion of Afro-Latin jazz and vibrant Baroque musical styles applied to...more

    Amy Helm

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    February 7, 2015

    A dynamic singer and talented songwriter blessed with legendary rock and roll blood (her dad is the late great Levon Helm, her mother is songwriter Libby Titus), Amy Helm infuses her particular...more

    Ladysmith Black Mambazo

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    February 7, 2015

     With the power of gospel and the precision of Broadway, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is the undisputed king of mbube, South African a cappella singing. The group came together in the early 1960s...more

    Renée Fleming, soprano with Olga Kearn, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    February 8, 2015

    One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renée Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage...more

    Boston Children’s Chorus

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    February 8, 2015

    The Boston Children's Chorus (BCC) was founded by Hubie Jones, a civic leader who for almost five decades has labored to address the social problems facing Boston's underserved children...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

    Rhapsody In Blue, Debussy, Vaughan Williams and more

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

    February 8, 2015

    The WSO features pianist Vytas Baksys playing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Vaughan Williams Overture and March Past of the Kitchen Utensils from The Wasps,...more

    Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    February 10, 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

    February 12, 2015

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


    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

    Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México (State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra)

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    February 13, 2015

    Enrique Bátiz, Music Director
    Dalia Kuznecovaite, violin

    Maestro Enrique Bátiz helped found the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México as a means of...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

    TCHAIKOVSKY: Iolanta, BARTÓK: Duke Bluebeard’s Castle

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    February 14, 2015

    On the heels of her triumphant Met performances in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of...more

    Cape Symphony: CapePOPS Rhapsody in Bluegrass

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

    February 14 - February 15, 2015

    JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
    THE ANNIE MOSES BAND, GUEST ARTISTS

    You asked for it. Nashville’s Annie Moses Band is back with a brand new show that takes us deep into the heartland,...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

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