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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


    Billy Childs Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 7, 2015

    A tremendous jazz pianist with a seemingly boundless curiosity and adventurous spirit, Billy Childs plays and composes in a unique style that borrows heavily from the classical world, but still...more

    Queen of the French Baroque: Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre

    Presented by La Donna Musicale - RUMBARROCO at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Boston

    March 7, 2015

    We will be celebrating the 350th anniversary of her birth with performances of her Scriptural Cantatas, suites, sonatas, and excerpts from her opera Cephale et Procris.

    One of the...more

    Alloy Orchestra performs the Son of the Sheik

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    March 7, 2015

     The world-renowned Alloy Orchestra presents the Boston premiere of its live musical score to the 1926 classic silent film The Son of the Sheik, directed by George Fitzmaurice and starring...more

    Danú 20th Anniversary Tour

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    March 8, 2015

    Presented in partnership with the Hibernian Society

    Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Recognized the world...more

    Presenting Stephen Burns

    Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 8, 2015

    Wellesley native Stephen Burns returns to Boston to perform the world premiere of Thomas Oboe Lee’s Trumpet Concerto. He will also conduct his original composition Fanfare for...more

    Chameleon Up Close: Rafael Popper-Keizer & Vivian Chang-Freiheit

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

    March 8, 2015

    Chameleon christens its new recital series with a program of breakthrough works. Strauss uncovers his heroic voice, Carter stands at the crossroads where his early neo-classical style meets the...more

    Mendelssohn Elijah

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    March 6 - March 8, 2015

    Known in the 19th century as the Messiah of its day, Mendelssohn’s dramatic oratorio never loses its grip on an audience. Acclaimed bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams sings the pivotal...more

    Hot Club of Cowtown

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 8, 2015

    Expertly combining the dusty stomp of Western swing with hot gypsy jazz, the Austin-based trio has crafted a unique and infectious hybrid that playfully blurs musical boundaries. Fiddler Elana...more

    Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 8, 2015

    American music icon Wynonna has announced dates for her “Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song” tour. Launching Wednesday, January 14 in Durham, NC, with a stop in her Ashland, KY...more

    Danu

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 10, 2015

    Based in the city of Waterford (Dungarvan Co.), the talented septet (along with kindred spirits like Lúnasa and Dervish) have successfully brought Celtic music back to its earthy,...more

    Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    March 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

    Jesse Cook

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 11 - March 12, 2015

    With eight studio albums, several European and Asian tours, multiple Canadian tours, a highly successful Public Television Special, and a recent five-month U.S. tour under his belt, award-winning...more

    The Worcester Chorus in St. John Passion

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    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, Boston

    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

    Venice Baroque Orchestra with Avi Avital, mandolin

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

    March 13, 2015

    Back by popular demand! The Venice Baroque Orchestra has been hailed as “one of the world’s most adventurous and dramatic period-instrument ensembles” (NPR). Enjoy thrilling...more

    CubaNOLA

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    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

    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, Boston

    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

    Leo Kottke

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 14, 2015

    A two-time Grammy nominee, legendary acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke is known for his signature fingerpicking style drawing from blues, jazz and folk music and his syncopated, polyphonic melodies....more

    ROSSINI: La Donna del Lago

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 14, 2015

    Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by...more

    Titans III

    Presented by Cape Symphony

    March 14, 2015

    Be among the first to hear Nth Degree, Cape Symphony’s new force in chamber music. Jae Cosmos Lee, our Concertmaster, directs this exciting new group which features our incredibly talented...more

    Bach Mass in B minor

    Presented by Musica Sacra at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    March 14, 2015

    Join Musica Sacra for a work widely regarded as one of the supreme achievements of classical music. With soloists Teresa Wakim, Soprano, Douglas Dodson, Countertenor, Sumner Thompson, Tenor, and...more

    Queen of the French Baroque: Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre

    Presented by La Donna Musicale - RUMBARROCO

    March 14, 2015

    We will be celebrating the 350th anniversary of her birth with performances of her Scriptural Cantatas, suites, sonatas, and excerpts from her opera Cephale et Procris.

    One of the...more

    Boston Symphony Chamber Players with pianist Emanuel Ax

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

    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

    WSO Family Concert on Saint Patrick's Day

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

    March 15, 2015

    The WSO Family Concert features musicians from the Wellesley Public Schools, the winner of the 2013 WSO Concerto Competition, Irish Party in 3d Class from Titanic, Isle of Innesfree...more

    Maceo Parker

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 15, 2015

    Maceo Parker stands among the legends of funk, forging the first half of his stellar career as a sideman for the genre’s forefathers James Brown and George Clinton. From being an essential...more

    Ronan Tynan

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 15, 2015

    Dr. Ronan Tynan is known for his versatile range of repertoire, including the operatic, oratorio, concert, and popular music genres. Through the years he has...more

    Video Games Live

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 16, 2015

    Video Games Live™ is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Created, produced and hosted by well known game industry veteran and superstar...more

    Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts Strauss and Mozart featuring pianist Emanuel Ax

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

    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

    Jefferson Starship

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

    March 19, 2015

    Paul Kantner and Marty Balin founded Jefferson Airplane in 1965. The Airplane were the biggest rock group in America during the 1960s and the first San Francisco band to sign a major record deal,...more

    Mozart's C Minor Mass

    Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    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, 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, Boston

    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

    Richie Furay Band

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

    March 21, 2015

    Richie Furay is an American singer, songwriter, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member who is best known for forming the 1960s band Buffalo Springfield and later, Poco. His best known song with...more

    New Moon Coffeehouse presents bluegrass with Southern Rail

    Presented by New Moon Coffeehouse and Southern Rail - Bluegrass

    March 21, 2015

    SOUTHERN RAIL brings their upbeat brand of Bluegrass and happy mayhem to the NEW MOON COFFEEHOUSE in HAVERHILL on Saturday March 21 at 8 pm.

    This promises to be another packed house,...more

    An Evening with Penny and Sparrow

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

    March 21, 2015

    Penny and Sparrow is an Austin, Texas band with a stripped-down, return-to-basics sound reminiscent of Bon Iver and the Swell Season. They understand that you don’t need gimmicks to make...more

    American Brass Quintet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 22, 2015

    A groundbreaking ensemble that has been at the vanguard of brass chamber music since its founding in 1960, the American Brass Quintet has forged a powerful legacy that cannot be...more

    Raphael Severe, clarinet

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

    March 22, 2015

    After winning the Tokyo competition at the age of 12 and gaining a nomination as “Solo instrumental discovery” at the Victoires de la Musique Classique at 15, Raphael...more

    Don Felder: An Evening at Hotel California

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 22, 2015

    Don Felder is renowned as a former lead guitarist of The Eagles, one of the most popular and influential rock groups of our time. The band's record-setting compilation Their Greatest...more

    Curious George

    Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton Centre

    March 22, 2015

    Theatreworks USA presents a delightful new musical based on the adventures of the inquisitive,
    lovable, little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award winning PBS...more

    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,...more

    Winsor Music Chamber Series III - Arneis String Quartet

    Presented by Winsor Music, Inc.

    March 23, 2015

    For many years, Winsor Music has performed monthly outreach concerts at the Visiting Nurse Association residence in Somerville. We are excited to announce an additional concert on our regular...more

    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 26, 2015

    One of the first bands to blend rock and roll with country, the pioneering Nitty Gritty Dirt Band have crafted a musical legacy that has spawned an entire genre of music, influencing a generation...more

    Salon Series

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston

    March 26, 2015

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


    Frank Carroll presents An Evening with The Priests to Benefit St. Johns Food for the Poor

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

    March 27, 2015

    This performance includes live music on the Mighty Wurlitzer before the show!

    When The Priests released their eponymously-titled album in 2008, they had little inkling of what was about to...more

    David Wilcox

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

    March 27, 2015

    “A charismatic performance by a star still waiting to be discovered by a much larger audience.” - The New York Times

    David Wilcox is a true American treasure and a...more

    Dishing With The Divas: A Musical Comedy

    Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    March 27, 2015

    The high-energy performance surrounds the final live studio broadcast of the hit talk show “GIRL TALK” on WPMS radio. The two radio hosts and their most popular regular guest, sex...more

    Karla Bonoff

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

    March 28, 2015

    Long before Alanis and Jewel, there was a breed of singer/songwriters whose earthly anthems of soul-searching, heartache and joy touched souls in a way few can muster today. When Karla’s...more

    Heritage Chorale Meets Bluegrass

    Presented by Heritage Chorale

    March 28, 2015


    Bluegrass Band Monroe Crossing comes from Minnesota to perform with Heritage Chorale
    An exciting collaboration of Heritage Chorale with the internationally...more

    Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    March 29, 2015

    Jeremy Denk, piano

    Suk Serenade for Strings in E flat Major, Op. 6
    J.S. Bach Keyboard Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1053
    J.S. Bach...more

    Called Back: Ravel, Schubert, Crumb, Vierne

    Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at First Church in Boston, Boston

    March 28 - March 29, 2015

    Love and loss are at the center of this poignant program, extraordinary works that arose from tragedy: from Schubert’s ode to Beethoven, to George Crumb’s exquisite meditation on the...more

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