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    "A Love Supreme": the 37th annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert w/ Donald Harrison

    Presented by Friends of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert (fJCMC) and Northeastern Center for the Arts

    October 18, 2014

    The Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert (fJCMC) in collaboration with the Center for the Arts at Northeastern University present the 2014 John Coltrane Memorial Concert celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Coltrane's majestic suite A Love Supreme, considered by many to be the greatest spiritual jazz composition of all time. This year’s featured guest is Donald Harrison, New Orleans ...more


    American Brass Quintet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    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

    Bach St. Matthew Passion

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

    March 27 - March 29, 2015

    “There is nothing like it in all music,” said Leonard Bernstein, describing this monumental oratorio. H+H reprises its sold-out 2012 performances of the Saint Matthew Passion with an...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

    called back

    Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at First Church in 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

    Brattle Street Chamber Players

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    March 29, 2015

    The fourteen-member Brattle Street Chamber Players has quickly developed into one of Harvard's most exciting musical chamber ensembles. A conductorless string chamber orchestra, Brattle has...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

    Music of Handel, Steffani, and Monteverdi

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at Sanders Theatre

    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

    BMV World Tour 2015

    Presented by Boston Musica Viva at The Longy School of Music

    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

    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

    Cape Symphony: Masterpiece IV Walking Among Giants

    Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

    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

    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

    Harlem Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    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

    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

    Chameleon Up Close: Gloria Chien & Elizabeth Schumann

    Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at Goethe-Institut 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

    Boston Philharmonic presents Saint-Saens & Berlioz

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

    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

    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

    MASCAGNI: Cavalleria Rusticana LEONCAVALLO: Pagliacci

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    April 25, 2015

    Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo...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

    A Symphonic Spectacular

    Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre

    April 26, 2015

    Enesco - Romanian Rhapsody No. 1

    Ravel - Daphnis & Chloé Suite No. 2

    Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade

    The...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.


    Haydn The Creation

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

    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...more

    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

    Cape Symphony: Masterpiece V Carmina Burana

    Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

    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

    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

    words and phrases found

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

    May 16, 2015

    Stories, aphorisms, poems and speech…music begins where words end. Janacek crafts melodies from the pitch and rhythm of the Czech language, Bernard Rands draws us into the distilled,...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

    words and phrases found

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

    May 17, 2015

    Stories, aphorisms, poems and speech…music begins where words end. Janacek crafts melodies from the pitch and rhythm of the Czech language, Bernard Rands draws us into the distilled,...more

    South American Gems

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at Sanders Theatre

    May 17, 2015

    Pro Arte Music Director Emerita Gisèle Ben-Dor returns to conduct a series of tangos, including Piazzolla’s Remembrances of Buenos Aires. Joining us is Adrian Anantawan on violin and...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

    Titans IV

    Presented by Cape Symphony

    June 6, 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

    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

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