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    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 and Milton’s Paradise Lost, the oratorio was premiered in the US by H+H in 1819 and hasn’t been performed by the ensemble since 2001.

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    Meet Pops Musicians and Attend a Show

    Presented by Boston Pops at Symphony Hall, Boston

    May 8, 2015

    Enjoy an hors d’oeuvres reception featuring several Boston Pops musicians with their instruments at the hip showroom of Audio Concepts on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. A complimentary...more

    Mozart: Abduction from the Seraglio

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

    May 9, 2015

    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 harem, a clever quest, a...more

    Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at First Parish Church in Cambridge, Cambridge

    May 9, 2015

     Award-winning duo Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas share a passion for taking the infectious melodies and driving rhythms of Scottish/Celtic music on an exciting new journey. Fraser, one of the...more

    Martyn Joseph

    Presented by Stone Soup Coffeehouse

    May 9, 2015

    Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other. Shades of Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be – but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for...more

    Milton Art Center Spring Music Series

    Presented by Milton Art Center

    March 20 - May 9, 2015

    Milton Art Center Spring Concert Series kicks off on March 20!

    Don’t miss MAC’s spring concert series loaded with local artists who shape the music climate in Boston and...more

    Spring Concert- Women of the Americas

    Presented by Concord Women's Chorus

    May 9, 2015

    Concord Women's Chorus presents their Spring Concert, "Women of the Americas", featuring music by women composers from the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. Special collaboration with...more

    Watch City Steampunk Festival

    Presented by Downtown Waltham Partnership

    May 9, 2015

    A festival to celebrate all things Steampunk! Steampunk is a literary, artistic, and lifestyle movement melding elements of Victorian-era history and fashion with retro-futuristic...more

    WTF Queerlesque Chapter 3

    Presented by Mortis Ministries

    May 8 - May 9, 2015

    Boston's madcap seasonal variety show by and for the queer community is back! Join us for a night of extra queer craziness, burlesque and boylesque debuts, standup comedy, drag performers of...more

    Trace Bundy

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

    May 9, 2015

    Dubbed the “Acoustic Ninja” by his fans, Trace Bundy is a musician that must be seen as well as heard. His use of harmonics, looping and multiple capos, coupled with unique banter and...more

    A Nordic Spring Sojourn with Stambandet

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Follen Community Church, Lexington

    May 9, 2015

    If you live in the land of the midnight sun, you can be forgiven an obsession with summer. Precious months of nearly constant day call forth a delight that borders on cult-like devotion. The...more

    Durufle: Requiem

    Presented by Back Bay Chorale and St. Paul's Church at St. Paul Church, Cambridge, Cambridge

    May 9, 2015

    Scott Allen Jarrett conducts the Back Bay Chorale in a performance of Durufle's Requiem for chorus and organ, along with choral works by contemporary American composers, all in the...more

    Boston Childrens Chorus

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    May 9, 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

    Patsy Cline Tribute By Donna Lee

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    May 9, 2015

    The Music of Patsy Cline is as popular today as it was at the time of her death on March 3rd, 1963. She was a popular and country music icon and she has inspired millions with her songs...more

    Antje Duvekot with Jenna Lindbo

    Presented by Old Sloop Coffeehouse at Old Sloop Coffeehouse, Rockport

    May 9, 2015

    Born in Heidelberg, Germany, but living in the United States since she was 13, Antje Duvekot is one of the brightest singer-songwriters to rise out of Boston's acoustic music scene. She has...more

    NEW BLUE Makers Market

    Presented by Out of the Blue Art Gallery

    May 9, 2015

    Join us for our 3rd monthly Makers Market and Cambridge Open Studios! All items for sale are unique and handmade by the artists. 
    Live music and a kids art project at each...more

    The Art of Craft

    Presented by Fayerweather Street School

    May 9, 2015

    The Art of Craft is an open artisan market held in Cambridge over Mother’s Day weekend. This celebration of local artisans and community members includes music, children’s...more

    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

    hermitage piano trio concert

    Presented by chamber music foundation of new england at First Church in Boston, Boston

    May 10, 2015

    A rarity in the chamber music world, three musicians who are noted soloists in their own right make up this elite trio.  ...more

    Together with Andy Stott

    Presented by Together Festival at Middlesex Lounge, Cambridge

    May 10, 2015

    From Manchester, Andy Stott is a true scientist of sound, having released four albums via the respected Modern Love imprint. Beloved by techno purists and indie rockers alike, his most recent...more

    Piano Master Class with Sally Pinkas

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    May 10, 2015

    World-renowned pianist Sally Pinkas will work side-by-side with Brookline Music School students in a public master class setting. The program will include solo performances from students of...more

    Bachanalia

    Presented by Cambridge Concentus at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    May 10, 2015

    Cambridge Concentus raises its glass to all things Bach on Sunday, May 10 at 3pm in First Church, Cambridge with a program of vocal and keyboard works by J.S. Bach, his most celebrated...more

    Lo-fang

    Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall, Boston

    May 10, 2015

    Dreamy synth-pop crooner Lo-Fang was handpicked to tour North America and the UK with young superstar Lorde, and for good reason --  his genre-bending  music and soaring vocals are an...more

    An Afternoon of Beethoven

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    May 10, 2015

    Revel in the majesty of Beethoven’s piano trios and violin and cello sonatas, performed on period instruments by principal members of the Handel and Haydn Society: Susanna Ogata,...more

    A Toast to the City of Boston: BYSO's Annual Spring Gala

    Presented by Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    May 11, 2015

    BYSO's annual Spring Gala is an event not to be missed!  As we grow and thrive in the city we've called home for 57 years, we will be taking the opportunity to toast to the...more

    Faith No More

    Presented by Orpheum Theatre at Orpheum Theatre, Boston

    May 11, 2015

    Faith No More is back! Don't miss your chance to celebrate their reunion and unwritten journey for the future! 


    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

    TOGETHER & DROWN W/ KAHN [TUE 5.12]

    Presented by Together Festival at Wonder Bar, Allston

    May 12, 2015

    UK bass afionciano Kahn is the type of producer that refuses to be tied down to one sound. From dub to house to future bass, the man continually finds a way to weave his own unique style across...more

    Karl Larson and Andy Costello

    Presented by Equilibrium Concert Series at Lily Pad, Cambridge

    May 12, 2015

    Pianists Karl Larson and Andy Costello display their insight into contemporary music in a program that spans 50 years of music, from John Cage’s experimentalism, through Messiaen’s...more

    Together Festival W/ DVS1

    Presented by MMMMAVEN at Middlesex Lounge, Cambridge

    May 11 - May 12, 2015

    Originally from the USA, Minneapolis to be exact, DVS1 is known as an unparalleled DJ talent with a record collection as massive as his skill. His bold and uncompromising nature has brought him to...more

    The Search for Morality in Music

    Presented by Oberon at OBERON, Cambridge

    May 12, 2015

    Join Eric Nelson, Professor of Government at Harvard University, and the Project LENS team to explore the way that moral philosophers throughout history have looked to music in order to support...more

    Ami and Tami

    Presented by Oberon at OBERON, Cambridge

    May 13, 2015

    Created by Matti Kovler at age 17, the musical was given a full production in Israel to much acclaim. Kovler, now living in the US, has had it translated into a hilarious English...more

    Salon Series: Concert #6

    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.

    A program of tangos.


    SPECIAL EVENT: Holly Near with Catie Curtis

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

    May 14, 2015

    Holly Near has made a career speaking to anyone in the world who believes in peace, justice, and feminism. Respected around the world for her music and activism, her joy and passion inspire...more

    Rite of Spring Extravaganza

    Presented by New Gallery Concert Series at Community Music Center of Boston, Boston

    May 14, 2015

    New Gallery Concert Series concludes its 15th season with Rite of Spring Extravaganza. This much needed celebration of warm weather, blooming foliage, and blue skies features wire sculptor Clyde...more

    TOGETHER W/ CREW LOVE [THU 5.14]

    Presented by Together Festival at The Middle East Corner, Cambridge

    May 14, 2015

    Performers:

    Soul Clap
    Tanner Ross
    w/ special guest
    Life on Planets
     


    Sally Pinkas in Concert

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    May 14, 2015

    Pianist Sally Pinkas has been heard as a recitalist internationally. Join us in the Bakalar Recital Hall for an unforgettable evening of music.  This program will feature solo works by...more

    TOGETHER X CLLCTV BOSTON W/ SANGO, STWO, BLACK EL, DURKIN & YVNG PAVL

    Presented by Together Boston at Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge

    May 13 - May 14, 2015

    Performers:

    Sango
    Stwo
    Black EL
    Durkin
    CLLCTV BOSTON #yvngpavl
     


    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

    Cossack beyond the Danube

    Presented by Commonwealth Lyric Theater at First Baptist Church in Newton, Newton

    May 14 - May 15, 2015

    Cossack beyond the Danube, the First National Ukrainian Opera, has never been professionally produced in Boston.  Commonwealth Lyric Theater brings together an international cast...more

    Shepley Metcalf sings Going Places

    Presented by Third Life Studio at Third Life Studio, Somerville

    May 15, 2015

    Hop aboard for Going Places, terrific traveling tunes and city songs offered up by Shepley and Ron Roy, the "superb cabaret/jazz singer and her ace piano accompanist" (The Boston...more

    Ayla Brown

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

    May 15, 2015

    Recognized as a pioneer and entrepreneur, Ayla founded and owns her own record company, Ambient Entertainment, and has achieved many significant hallmarks in her young career.  Her...more

    TOGETHER X RESIDENT ADVISOR W/ MANO LE TOUGH, BOB MOSES & PROJECT PABLO

    Presented by Together Festival

    May 15, 2015

    Together Boston is an annual celebration of music, art and technology, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The festival was first held in February, 2010, with continually broadening scope of...more

    Brought to Life

    Presented by Blanc Gallery and Blanc Gallery

    April 25 - May 15, 2015

    This exhibition celebrates the new gallery at Casablanc with new works by both artists. Ramiro presents pieces created this year that push his expectation of the...more

    Brooks Williams with Loren and Mark

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    May 15, 2015

    Pan-Americana Roots ‘n Blues, doused in Moonshine alt-Billy and delicious Dixie” Net Rhythms Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, Brooks Williams is one of the most...more

    Tribute to Linda Rondstadt featuring Susan Cattaneo, Amy Fairchild, Carla Ryder, and Jenee Halstead

    Presented by me and thee coffeehouse

    May 15, 2015

    A concert celebrating the songs made famous by the legendary Linda Ronstadt, which include music originally written by Little Feat, the Rolling Stones, Warren Zevon, Neil Young, and many more....more

    Kaiser Chiefs

    Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues, Boston

    May 15, 2015

    Hailing from Leeds, New Yorkshirem, Kaiser Chiefs is coming to Boston. This biritish indie rock band has won brit awards with their famous album Employment and other number of hits...more

    Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras’ Petit Ensemble Perform At Boston Children’s Museum

    Presented by Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) at Boston Children's Museum, Boston

    May 15, 2015

    The youngest and newest ensemble of Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) will perform classical favorites on the evening of Friday, May 15th at Boston Children’s Museum. BYSO’s...more

    Phoenix Flight

    Presented by Phoenix at Villa Victoria Center for The Arts, Boston

    May 15, 2015

    Phoenix is excited to announce their second concert event, Flight, scheduled to take place at the Center for the Arts’ Villa Victoria in Boston’s South End on Friday, May 15th,...more

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