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    Spookapella XI

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

    October 25, 2014

    It’s the spookiest time of year again as we conjure up our 11th annual Spookapella, delivering hauntingly-good vocals and eerily perfect harmonies performed by Five O'Clock Shadow and Pitch, Please!. The six vocalists that make up Five O’Clock Shadow produce rock solid leads and harmonies, while exploring instrumental mimicry and creating unique textures that excite, entertain, ...more


    Calder Quartet

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

    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

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

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    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

    The Wiz

    Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company at The Strand Theatre

    February 13 - February 22, 2015

    The funky, modern re-telling of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum won 7 Tony awards.  This Broadway musical sets Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz to music in a...more

    Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Leif Ove Andsnes, piano/conductor

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

    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 master...more

    An Evening with Audra McDonald

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

    March 1, 2015

    The darling of Broadway (and Boston) returns to the Symphony Hall stage for another of her brilliant, unforgettable performances.
     


    The Silk Road Ensemble

    Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

    March 3, 2015

     Tuesday, March 3, 7:30pm, Mechanics Hall

    The Silk Road Ensemble

    Drawing together distinguished performers and composers from more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe and the...more

    Charles Dutoit conducts Stravinsky, Debussy and Brahms featuring violinist Julia Fischer

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    February 26 - March 3, 2015

    Continuing his recent multi-season "residency" with the BSO for two weeks of concerts this season, Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit leads German violinist Julia Fischer in the great Brahms...more

    Cameron Carpenter, organ

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

    March 5, 2015

    Juilliard trained organist Cameron Carpenter’s goals are anything but modest: the brash, outspoken and phenomenally talented musician and composer wants the organ recognized as a premier...more

    Charles Dutoit conducts Szymanowski's King Roger

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    March 5 - March 7, 2015

    For his second week of concerts, Charles Dutoit leads the BSO in what is sure to be one of the season's most important events-the first BSO performances of Polish composer Karol...more

    Danú 20th Anniversary Tour

    Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

    March 8, 2015

     Sunday, March 8, 4pm, Mechanics Hall

    Danú 20th Anniversary Tour

    Presented in partnership with the Hibernian Society

    Hailing from historic County Waterford,...more

    The Worcester Chorus in St. John Passion

    Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

    March 13, 2015

     Friday, March 13, 8pm, Mechanics Hall

    The Worcester Chorus
    Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director & Conductor

    J. S. Bach St. John Passion

    Darlene Ann...more

    Daniil Trifonov, piano

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

    March 13, 2015

    Daniil Trifonov dazzled Celebrity Series audiences in his sold out 2012 recital on The Debut Series. Don’t miss this phenomenal young pianist as he continues his meteoric...more

    Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest Donald Harrison, CubaNOLA

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Berklee Performance Center

    March 14, 2015

    Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest, alto saxophonist and New Orleans native Donald Harrison, explore the common roots of jazz as seen in the early music of...more

    Boston Symphony Chamber Players with pianist Emanuel Ax

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

    March 15, 2015

    Pianist?Emanuel Ax?joins the Chamber Players on Sunday, March 15 for a program centered on the music of Robert Schumann and Gy?rgy Kurt?g (himself a noted admirer of Schumann's music and one...more

    Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts Strauss and Mozart featuring pianist Emanuel Ax

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    March 12 - March 17, 2015

    Revered German conductor Christoph von Dohn?nyi leads the BSO in two consecutive weeks of programs this season. The first features beloved pianist Emanuel Ax in two works-Mozart's Piano...more

    Mozart's C Minor Mass

    Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall

    March 20, 2015

    Mozart’s iconic Great Mass in C Minor, K. 427 contrasts in beautiful and surprising ways with Beethoven’s Elegiac Song, op. 118 and Haydn’s Symphony No. 86 in D...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - BACH: St. JOHN PASSION

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston

    March 21, 2015

    This sacred oratorio brims with the beautiful yet unrelenting musical and textual tension found between gentle reflective arias and brutal crowd choruses. Betrayal, torment, and death commingle...more

    Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts Mozart's last three symphonies

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    March 19 - March 21, 2015

    Any opportunity to hear the final three symphonies of Mozart played by the BSO in a single program-in this instance under the distinguished baton of Christoph von Dohn?nyi-is a special event....more

    Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

    Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

    March 29, 2015

     Sunday, March 29, 3pm, Mechanics Hall

    Academy of St Martin in the Fields
    Jeremy Denk, piano

    Suk Serenade for Strings in E flat Major, Op. 6
    J.S. Bach Keyboard...more

    Lisa Batiashvili, violin and Paul Lewis, piano

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

    March 29, 2015

    The English pianist Paul Lewis is internationally recognized as one of the leading performers of his generation. Lisa Batiashvili, a native of The Republic of Georgia, is one of the world’s...more

    Andris Nelsons conducts Gandolfi and Mahler featuring organist Olivier Latry

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    March 26 - March 31, 2015

    Andris Nelsons returns for the final three of his ten enormously wide-ranging 2014-15 programs. Here he conducts the BSO's second world premiere of the season, a concerto written by...more

    Beethoven and Shostakovich - Open Rehearsal

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    April 2, 2015

    The marvelous German violinist Christian Tetzlaff joins Andris Nelsons and the BSO for Beethoven's peerless Violin Concerto, which, through its lyricism, intensely musical virtuosity, and...more

    Andris Nelsons conducts Beethoven and Shostakovich featuring violinist Christian Tetzlaff

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    April 2 - April 4, 2015

    The marvelous German violinist Christian Tetzlaff joins Andris Nelsons and the BSO for Beethoven's peerless Violin Concerto, which, through its lyricism, intensely musical virtuosity, and...more

    Dublin Guitar Quartet

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

    April 8, 2015

    Described as a "quartet with a difference" by the Irish Times, the Dublin Guitar Quartet is a one-of-a-kind classical guitar ensemble that occupies a unique space in the wider chamber...more

    Mozart and Strauss High School Open Rehearsal

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    April 9, 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

    BACH EXPLORED Concert 3: Bach the Apollonian

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

    April 9, 2015

    BACH EXPLORED Concert 3: Bach the Apollonian

    Dorian Komanoff Bandy, baroque violin; Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord

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

    UnderScore Friday Evening: Schuller, Mozart and Strauss

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    April 10, 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

    What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow with Kyle Athayde Dance Party

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

    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, Rob Kapilow shines the What Makes it Great?...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - Mendelssohn and Wolf Chamber Series, Concert 3

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, 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

    Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

    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

    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

    Joseph Calleja, tenor

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

    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

    Trio Jean Paul

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

    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

    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 at Berklee Performance Center

    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

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

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

    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

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

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    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

    Brentano Quartet

    Presented by Music Worcester, Inc.

    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 at NEC's Jordan Hall

    May 1, 2015

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

    Bernard Haitink conducts Schumann, Mozart and Brahms featuring pianist Maria Joao Pires

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    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

    Jesus Christ Superstar

    Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company at The Strand Theatre

    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.


    Stephen Hough, piano

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

    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

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - MOZART: ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, 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

    Bach's Magnificat and Zelenka's Te Deum

    Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall

    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

    Kurt Elling's Passion World with special guest Anat Cohen

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

    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. Every one of his albums has been...more

    Chris Brubeck's Triple Play

    Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

    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

    The Worcester Chorus - Memorial Day Tribute

    Presented by Music Worcester, Inc.

    May 30, 2015

     Saturday, May 30, 8pm, First Unitarian Church

    The Worcester Chorus
    A Memorial Day Tribute
    Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director & Conductor

    Thompson...more

    The Half Door Sunday Open Mic

    Presented by Half Door Sunday Open Mic

    July 21, 2013 - July 26, 2015

    Details: • Acoustic format • 2 song or 10 minute limit • Original music encouraged, but covers okay too • Electric bass okay • Percussion okay • Bands welcome •...more

    Swing City

    Presented by Swing City and

    March 8, 2014 - March 12, 2016

    Swing City is Boston's premier Live Music Swing Dancing venue, since 1994.  Voted Best of Boston, Swing City features New England's hottest, most swingin' dance bands.
    ...more

    Andris Nelsons conducts Tchaikovsky, Dean and Stravinsky featuring Hakan Hardenberger

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    November 13 - November 18, 2017

    Andris Nelsons is joined here by another close collaborator, masterful Swedish trumpet virtuoso Hakan Hardenberger, for the American premiere of Brett Dean's trumpet concerto Dramatis...more

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