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    Italian Night

    Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade, Boston

    August 5, 2015

    The Golden Age of Italian opera is about passion writ large. Its music now occupies a central place on the concert stages of the world. The thrilling voices of two stars of American opera join a coalition of outstanding Boston-area choruses. One of Fellini’s greatest films luxuriates in the festive and lyrical music of Nino Rota—who later composed music for The Godfather.
    Barbara Shirvis, soprano ...more


    Vadym Kholodenko, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    January 24, 2016

    Winner of the coveted gold medal at the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2013, Vadym Kholodenko captured the attention of jury, audience, and critics alike for powerful,...more

    The Band of the Royal Marines and The Pipes, Drums, & Dancers of the Scots Guards

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    January 26, 2016

    Regimental Bands from the British Isles - with Pipes & Drums & Dancers!!  Two very famous and acclaimed regiments also have some of the finest musicians.  The Scots Guard...more

    Handel Israel in Egypt

    Presented by Cantata Singers at Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall), Lexington

    January 29, 2016

    In January of 2016, Cantata Singers will present the complete version of Handel’s 1783 oratorio, Israel in Egypt. Often performed with only the second and third movements, Cantata Singers...more

    Metropolitan Opera in HD: "Turandot"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    January 30, 2016

    Swedish dramatic soprano Nina Stemme sings her first Met performances of the demanding title role of Puccini’s Chinese ice princess, with Anita Hartig in her company role debut as the angelic...more

    Handel Israel in Egypt

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

    January 31, 2016

    In January of 2016, Cantata Singers will present the complete version of Handel’s 1783 oratorio, Israel in Egypt. Often performed with only the second and third movements, Cantata Singers...more

    Mack Avenue Superband

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    February 4, 2016

    The Christian McBride Trio forms the backbone of the Mack Avenue Superband. With a front line that boasts Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra alum Sean Jones on trumpet and saxophonist Tia Fuller...more

    Brooklyn Rider with Gabriel Kahane

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    February 5, 2016

    Two artists featured as part of the Celebrity Series’ Stave Sessions performances last season, Brooklyn Rider and Gabriel Kahane are at the vanguard of a new generation. Hailed as “the future...more

    Ana Gasteyer in Concert

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    February 6, 2016

    When Saturday Night Live alum Ana Gasteyer steps up to the mic, she evokes the swagger of an era when a lady ruled a nightclub and an audience knew they were in for good time. From songs like One...more

    Monterey Jazz Festival

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    February 9, 2016

    Monterey is the longest consecutively running jazz festival in the world. This exclusive presentation, Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour / 2016, celebrates the Festival’s legacy expanding the...more

    Phil Vassar

    Presented by Spectacle Management at Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall), Lexington

    February 14, 2016

    Country star Phil Vassar comes to Cary Hall for Valentine's Day. An award-winning singer-songwriter, Vassar has scored country hits with "Carlene," "Just Another Day in Paradise," "Six-Pack...more

    Worcester Symphonic Project 2016

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    February 14, 2016

    A program of Beethoven's Symphony No.1 and Schubert's Mass in C performed by Worcester's only consortium orchestra of local college musicians, high school and middle...more

    Special Live Opera Event: "La Traviata"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    February 14, 2016

    Dumas’ semi-autobiographical novel caused quite a stir in mid-century Paris, and his doomed Lady of the Camellias has been a favorite of stage actresses such as Sarah Bernhardt and, later, of...more

    The St. Lawrence String Quartet

    Presented by Music Worcester

    February 19, 2016

    Music Worcester is proud to return to Brooks Hall on the campus of the College of the Holy Cross, presenting the Canadian string quartet SLSQ in a program of Saint-Saens...more

    Miloš Karadaglic, guitar

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

    February 21, 2016

    Guitarist Miloš Karadaglic, whose two sold-out performances highlighted the inaugural season of the Debut Series in 2013, returns to the Celebrity Series. Since topping the UK...more

    My End is My Beginning: Works by Machaut, Janequin, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Berio, and Pärt

    Presented by Cantata Singers

    February 26, 2016

    Arvo Pärt: Solfeggio
    Clement Janequin: “Amour ayant de ma grand”; “Toutes les nuictz”; “La guerre”
    Luciano Berio: Cries of London; Brin for solo...more

    Sir András Schiff, piano

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

    February 26, 2016

    In his program The Last Sonatas, Sir András Schiff includes the final three sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. 

    “The Last...more

    Jasper String Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    February 26, 2016

    Winner of the 2012 Cleveland Quartet Award, the Jasper String Quartet has been hailed as “sonically delightful and expressively compelling” (The Strad) and as “powerful” (The New York...more

    Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzaff, Lars Vogt Trio

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

    February 27, 2016

    Violinist Tetzlaff and pianist Vogt, both well-known and beloved by Boston audiences add cellist Tanja Tetzlaff to round out a phenomenally talented ensemble. Don’t miss this brilliant piano...more

    Disney in Concert - Magical Music from the Movies

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

    February 27, 2016

    Music Worcester, in partnership with The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, invite you to come experience the enchantment of DISNEY IN CONCERT-MAGICAL MUSIC FROM THE...more

    Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies

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

    February 27, 2016

    In partnership with Music Worcester, come be enchanted by DISNEY IN CONCERT MAGICAL MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES with the Disney Fesitval Orchestra, projected video clips from iconic Disney films,...more

    Cosi Fan Tutte

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    February 25 - February 28, 2016

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre. Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. This...more

    Ezekial's Wheels

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 2, 2016

    Ezekial’s Wheels is a dynamic young klezmer ensemble from the Boston area that is getting international recognition for their virtuosity and infectious energy.


    Danú

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 3, 2016

    One of Ireland’s most cherished Irish folk bands and among the leaders of the new traditionalist movement in Celtic music, Danú has been thrilling audiences with their instrumental virtuosity...more

    Mozart Requiem & Poulenc Gloria - The Worcester Chorus

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    March 4, 2016

    The Worcester Chorus returns under the direction of Dr. Christopher Shepard to perform another legendary program in March; two choral masterworks of classical...more

    Metropolitan Opera in HD: "Manon Lescaut"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 5, 2016

    Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann star as the ill-fated lovers at the center of Manon Lescaut, Puccini’s passionate adaptation of the classic novel about a free-spirited country girl who...more

    What Makes It Great? With Rob Kapilow, NEC Philharmonia and Beethoven Symphony No. 1

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

    March 6, 2016

    You’ll want to be on hand as Rob Kapilow performs another of his inimitable high energy deconstructions of a great classical work in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1. Kapilow will guide his audience...more

    Itzhak Perlman – 20th Anniversary “In the Fiddler’s House”

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    March 6, 2016

    Twenty years have passed since Itzhak Perlman released his stunningly successful and beloved klezmer recording and PBS special, In the Fiddler’s House. Perlman revisits this important, personal...more

    Paul Appleby, tenor

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

    March 9, 2016

    A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, and already a regular guest at the MET, rising star tenor Paul Appleby is becoming one of the most sought-after...more

    Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell, Together On Stage

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    March 10, 2016

    In a highly anticipated collaboration, Grammy Award-winner Patty Griffin joins forces with Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek) and award-winning songwriter Anaïs Mitchell in a celebration of American...more

    Between Worlds Tour

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

    March 11, 2016

    Mandolinist Avi Avital is one of a generation of performers redrawing the boundaries of traditional musical genres. His ambition is to revitalize the mandolin in both solo and chamber repertoire...more

    A Circle of Friends: Music by Brahms and the Mendelssohns

    Presented by Cantata Singers

    March 15, 2016

    Felix Mendelssohn: Duet for sopranos and chorus, Symphony No. 2, “Lobgesang”, op. 52; 6 Duets, op. 63
    Fanny Mendelssohn: Selections from Sechs Lieder, op. 7; Selections...more

    The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, with Daniele Akta, Cellist

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    March 15, 2016

    Music Worcester presents the JSO in performance, with Dmitry Yablonsky, Conductor, and featuring the very young and spectacular cellist Daniele...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - Lindsey Chapel Series

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

    February 11 - March 17, 2016

    The Free Thursday noon Lindsey Chapel Series will present all six suites for unaccompanied violoncello, BWV 1007-1012, as performed by five cellists and a contrabass player from the Emmanuel Music...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - Bach Reconstructed

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

    March 19, 2016

    2015/16 Evening Concert Series - Bach Reimagined

    Ryan Turner conducts the Orchestra and Soloists of Emmanuel...more

    Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Joshua Bell, music director & violin soloist

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    March 20, 2016

    Joshua Bell and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, one an artist at the peak of his powers, the other a cultural icon continuing a long and glorious reign, may well have found the perfect...more

    Werther

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    March 11 - March 20, 2016

    Music by Jules Massenet
    Libretto by Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet, and Georges Hartmann
    Sung in French with projected English translation

    Irresistibly melodic and extraordinarily...more

    Juilliard String Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 20, 2016

    The Juilliard String Quartet, widely known as the quintessential American string quartet, was the first ensemble to play all six Bartok quartets in the United States, and its performances of...more

    Pianist David Kaplan and Violinist Caroline Shaw

    Presented by Music Worcester

    March 20, 2016

    The Music Guild of Music Worcester proudly presents a performance by two celebrated young musicians.

    David Kaplan, a regular guest at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln...more

    Brahms Requiem

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

    April 1, 2016

    Brahms’ poignant German Requiem is paired with J.S. Bach’s Cantata BWV 60, “O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort,” Ricercar, and Anton Webern’s Five Movements for String Orchestra....more

    Jeremy Denk, piano

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

    April 2, 2016

    MacArthur Fellow and Avery Fisher Prize winner Jeremy Denk is a pianist of rare insight, possessed of stunning intellectual, technical and aesthetic gifts put brilliantly into...more

    Metropolitan Live in HD: "Madama Butterfly"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 2, 2016

    Kristine Opolais brings her heartbreaking interpretation of the title role in Madama Butterfly to Live in HD screens for the first time, in Anthony Minghella’s critically acclaimed 2006...more

    Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series, Year II - Wolf

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

    April 3, 2016

    Emmanuel Music will continue its exploration of the works of Felix Mendelssohn, (the man who revived public interest in Bach pretty much all by himself). The series will feature the Arneis Quartet...more

    Mnozil Brass - from Vienna, Austria

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    April 7, 2016

    Celebrated for their virtuosic skills, this brass septet will delight musicians of all ages, families - especially those with students in band programs, and more.  The group sings, clowns...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - Bach Reinvented

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

    April 9, 2016

    2015/16 Evening Concert Series - Bach Reimagined

    The final concert, Bach Reinvented, features Bach’s own take on the eternal “pop music versus ‘learned’...more

    Hot Club of San Francisco: "Postcards from Gypsy Land"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 9, 2016

    One of the vanguards of the current gypsy jazz revival, Hot Club of San Francisco (HCSF) has integrated Django Reinhardt and Stephanie Grappeli’s jazz manouche style with their own disparate...more

    THE REALNESS: A BREAK BEAT PLAY by Idris Goodwin

    Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall, Lowell

    March 16 - April 10, 2016

    There’s nothing more hip-hop than falling in love.

    World Premiere

    It’s 1996, the hip-hop scene is roaring, and T.O. has arrived in the city, eager to...more

    Chick Corea and Bela Fleck

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

    April 12, 2016

    Music Worcester presents a meeting of two legendary musicians!  World renowned Chick Corea and Bela Fleck, two master songwriters, musicians, and band leaders create a...more

    Worcester Chamber Music Society with Pianist Bernadene Blaha

    Presented by Music Worcester

    April 15, 2016

    Music Worcester in Collaboration with Worcester Chamber Music Society 10th Anniversary Season, presents two performances of the WCMS with pianist Bernadene Blaha in a program of Mozart, Martinu...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Roberto Devereux"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 16, 2016

    The final opera in Donizetti’s “Tudor trilogy” focuses on the older Queen Elizabeth I, who is forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves. Sir David McVicar, who directed the...more

    Jerusalem String Quartet with Inon Barnatan, piano

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

    April 17, 2016

    Returning to Boston following their brilliant Boston debut performance in our 2013-14 season, the Jerusalem String Quartet brings with them another rising star in pianist Inon...more

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