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    Katya Kabanova

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

    March 13 - March 22, 2015

    Music by Leoš Janácek | Libretto by Francesco Vincenc Cervinka
    Sung in an English translation by Norman Tucker

    Performed for the first time in BLO’s history, Janácek’s sweeping Kátya Kabanová is a juxtaposition of extraordinary beauty and fateful oppression. The opera paints a tragic portrait of provincial life in the story of a woman suffocated ...more


    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

    Tal National

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    April 10, 2015

     The most popular live act in the West African nation of Niger, Tal National is beloved for its epic live performances. With a large, rotating lineup of vocalists and multi-instrumentalists,...more

    Joan Armatrading

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

    April 10, 2015

     With 20 stunning albums, three Grammy nominations, and scores of awards, Joan Armatrading's subtle and sublime music has touched millions of people all over the world. Her career has...more

    AcousticaElectronica

    Presented by Oberon at OBERON, Cambridge

    February 13 - April 10, 2015

    Presented by Touch Performance Art and OBERON, AcousticaElectronica is a mind-blowing event that blends elements of electronic and classical music, dance, circus arts and immersive theater with...more

    Signature Series Opera at the Movies: AMADEUS

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    April 10, 2015

    Boston Lyric Opera Signature Series in partnership with Somerville Theatre
    Opera at the Movies

    Amadeus
    Friday, April 10 | 7:00 – 10:30 p.m.
    $10...more

    Portland Cello Project

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

    April 10, 2015

    Since the group's inception in late 2007, the Portland Cello Project has wowed audiences all over the country with extravagant performances everywhere from Prairie Home Companion to parties on...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

    Cassandra Wilson

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

    April 11, 2015

    American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer Cassandra Wilson performs the Boston premiere of Coming Forth By Day: A Celebration of Billie Holiday, celebrating Billie Holiday's...more

    Gordon Bok with Terry Kitchen Opening

    Presented by Stone Soup Coffeehouse

    April 11, 2015

    Gordon Bok's songwriting draws on his experience in and around the working boat culture of the Gulf of Maine. He spins into song the diverse voices of fishermen and other sea-folk, crafting a...more

    Much Ado About Nothing

    Presented by The Shakespeare Concerts

    April 11, 2015

    The Shakespeare Concerts presents Much Ado About Nothing

    Featuring the Amernet String Quartet, playing the American Premiere of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's string quartet, Much Ado About...more

    Annual Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society Fundraising Concert

    Presented by Friends of the JP Branch Library at BPL Jamaica Plain Branch, Boston

    April 11, 2015

    The Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society's annual benefit concert for the Friends of the JP Branch Library will feature a range of music to welcome you,...more

    Ellis Paul

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

    April 11, 2015

    "Despite his success and sense of history, Mr. Paul remains an artist with his eye on the future and an interest in discovering the transformative potential in his music." - The New York...more

    Musicians of the Old Post Road: "Beloved and Betrayed"

    Presented by Musicians of the Old Post Road at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    April 11, 2015

    This regional premiere of Benda’s 1775 setting of the Greek myth written in the rare melodrama form—sometimes referred to as “opera without singing”—features the Old...more

    The Gypsy Spirit (Brookline)

    Presented by Mistral at St. Paul's Church, Brookline, Brookline

    April 11, 2015

    Mistral presents The Gypsy Spirit merging the melancholy, passion, and abandon of Romany folk tunes with the Classical traditions in major works of chamber music. You'll be dancing in...more

    Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series: Year I, Concert III

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

    April 12, 2015

    Emmanuel Music embarks on a new multi-year Chamber Series exploring the instrumental chamber music and songs of Felix Mendelssohn alongside the intense, reflective art songs of Hugo Wolf. Year One...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

    Brit Floyd

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

    April 12, 2015

    BRIT FLOYD- the world's greatest Pink Floyd show, returns in 2015 to launch its most ambitious tour to date, with a spectacular new light show, an even bigger stage production and over 100...more

    String Masters Series: Carol Rodland, viola

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    April 12, 2015

    Artist-in-residence Carol Rodland (viola) performs with Conservatory faculty and students.

    BACH: Duo for two violas
    D. SHOSTAKOVICH: Viola Sonata, op. 147; J.
    BRAHMS: String...more

    Musicians of the Old Post Road:

    Presented by Musicians of the Old Post Road at The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University, Boston

    April 12, 2015

    Beloved and Betrayed: Georg Benda’s powerful Ariadne auf Naxos

    This regional premiere of Benda’s 1775 setting of the Greek myth written in the rare melodrama...more

    The Gypsy Spirit (Andover)

    Presented by Mistral at West Parish Church, Andover, Andover

    April 12, 2015

    Mistral presents The Gypsy Spirit merging the melancholy, passion, and abandon of Romany folk tunes with the Classical traditions in major works of chamber music. You'll be dancing in...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

    Robert Rich - Filaments 2015 Tour

    Presented by Other Worlds Concert Series

    April 14, 2015

    Ambient music legend Robert Rich makes his Boston-area debut. Touring to support his new release, Filaments, Rich will immerse the audience in a 90-minute flow of deep ambient drifts and world...more

    Tower of Power

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    April 15, 2015

    For close to 50 years, Tower of Power has been creating their own kind of soul music. Since 1968, Tower of Power has delivered their unique brand of music to their fans, appearing before sold out...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

    Allston Pudding presents POLARIS w/ Hallelujah The Hills

    Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall, Boston

    April 16, 2015

    Polaris was a one-off musical project in the mid-1990s involving members of the New Haven indie rock band Miracle Legion. Mark Mulcahy, Scott Boutier, and Dave McCaffrey performed music for the...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

    Rock Off Main

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

    April 17, 2015

    TCAN's successful Rock Off Main rock music program is an all-ages show that provides a venue for bands in this region to take their eclectic mix of music out of their basements and put it on...more

    The Onlies

    Presented by notloB Music at Outpost 186, Cambridge

    April 17, 2015

    The Onlies are Sami Braman (fiddle, vocals, guitar), Riley Calcagno, and Leo Shannon (both of whom sing and play fiddle,...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

    Kids' Shows: Ethan Rossiter & the Jamberries

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    April 18, 2015

    The Jamberries provide live entertainment with a collection of original and traditional toe-tapping tunes for the entire family.

    Winners of a Parents' Choice Award, their songs are...more

    Rhiannon Giddens

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    April 18, 2015

     Founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops Rhiannon Giddens is touring with her own band to support her solo debut, Tomorrow Is My Turn, a collaboration with T Bone Burnett that deftly...more

    Harvard Museum of Natural History Presents: On the Wing - A Celebration of Birds in Music

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History

    April 18, 2015

    Join Harvard Museum of Natural History for  On the Wing :A Celebration of Birds in Music and Spoken Word,  a special afternoon of music and poetry that celebrates birds as symbols of...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

    Jazz Pianist Alan Broadbent

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall, Falmouth

    April 19, 2015

    Highfield welcomes back New Zealand jazz pianist Alan Broadbent, a two-time Grammy winner and perennial sell out. Playing with New York bassist Don Falzone, Highfield’s magnificent Mason...more

    Folk Open Mic

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

    April 21, 2015

    The Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night at TCAN has been a tradition since its inception in 1997. Come early to sign-in as a performer, or to get a great seat for one of...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

    The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    April 23, 2015

     Norway, Sweden, and the Shetland Islands have some of the richest fiddling traditions in the world. Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden), and Kevin Henderson (the...more

    America

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    April 23, 2015

    The year 2014 marks the 44th Anniversary of perennial classic-rock favorite, America. From their formative years, America has been a band capable of transcending borders with its uplifting music...more

    Symphonic Band at BC Arts Festival

    Presented by Boston College Bands at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100, Chestnut Hill

    April 24, 2015

     Come join Boston College’s Symphonic Band for BC’s annual Arts Festival, Friday, April 24 at 8 PM in historic Gasson Hall. The Symphonic Band will be performing selections from...more

    BC bOp! at the Arts Fest

    Presented by Boston College Bands

    April 24, 2015

     Join BC bOp! for some afternoon fun as they celebrate the start of spring at BC’s annual Arts Festival on Friday, April 24 at noon inside the Main Tent in O’Neill Plaza....more

    Ayaman: BlueJazz Strings and Combos Spring Concert

    Presented by Wellesley College at Jewett Arts Center, Wellesley

    April 24, 2015

    Ayaman signifies a call to gather. We gather for a week-long series of events to celebrate 30 years of vibrant Jazz-World Music at Wellesley.  Wellesley BlueJazz Strings and Combos open...more

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