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    Andris Nelsons conducts Harbison, Esenvalds, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma

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

    November 20 - November 22, 2014

    Andris Nelsons demonstrates his thoughtful, adventurous programming with this wide-ranging selection of works. He and the BSO are joined by cellist Yo-Yo Ma for Prokofiev's Symphony-Concerto for cello and orchestra, whose title suggests the symphonic nature of the score. Nelsons also leads the BSO's first world premiere and BSO commission of the season, a new work for chorus and orchestra by the ...more


    The Ecstasies Above

    Presented by Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline at All Saints Parish, Brookline, Brookline

    November 22, 2014

    The season opens with a program that explores themes of music and the natural world, using texts from a long line of celebrated poets. Ralph Vaughan Williams’ 'Serenade to Music'...more

    Itzhak Perlman, violin

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    November 23, 2014

    Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Hearing this living legend perform live is an experience no music lover...more

    Daniel: A Medieval Masterpiece Revisited

    Presented by The Boston Camerata at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    November 21 - November 23, 2014

    The Trinity Concert Series welcomes the Boston Camerata as they celebrate their 60th anniversary with a new production of The Play of Daniel, featuring the Trinity Choristers. This powerful...more

    Sibelius & Brahms

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    November 20 - November 23, 2014

    Calling all Sibelius lovers! On this program you will hear three works by the great Finnish master that essentially define him as a composer. First and most famous is Finlandia, turbulent at the...more

    Various Variations 3: All Brahms: Ops. 99, 100, 101

    Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    November 23, 2014

    Brahms   Cello Sonata in F major, Op. 99

    Brahms   Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 100
    Brahms   Pianno Trio...more

    Festive and Fantastique

    Presented by New Philharmonia Orchestra at First Baptist Church in Newton, Newton

    November 22 - November 23, 2014

    New Phil is excited to present the world premiere of John Tarrh’s “Shiloh – A Requiem”, a further exploration of John’s musical goal to create a sound world of deep...more

    Les Delices: Myths & Allegories

    Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    November 23, 2014

    The Gardner Museum's Sunday Concert Series presents classical chamber music on Sunday afternoons, featuring performances by renowned musicians alongside outstanding emerging...more

    Overtures, A Clock, Sonata, & Rhapsody

    Presented by Wellesley Symphony Orchestra at MassBay Community College, Wellesley

    November 23, 2014

    The WSO presents cellist Zlatomir Fung playing Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata, Wiegala – A Lullaby by Wellesley native Julia Carey, Hungarian Rhapsody by...more

    Purcell's "Te Deum and Jubilate" and selected works from the life and death of Queen Mary II

    Presented by The Henry Purcell Society of Boston at All Saints Parish, Brookline, Brookline

    November 23, 2014

    Hailed by the Boston Musical Intelligencer for delivering a "smashbang debut" to a "packed house," The Henry Purcell Society of Boston presents their second concert with a rare...more

    The Love Potion

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO)

    November 19 - November 23, 2014

    Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) presents the Boston premiere of a fully staged version of The Love Potion, composer Frank Martin’s retelling of the legendary story of Tristan and Isolt. This...more

    The Carey Concert: Charles Fisk, piano

    Presented by The Concert Series at Wellesley College at Jewett Auditorium, Wellesley

    November 23, 2014

    For his final recital as the Phyllis H. Carey Professor at Wellesley, pianist Charles Fisk will perform two major works that have long held special meaning for him: Robert Schumann's Fantasy...more

    The Weston Wind Quintet

    Presented by Weston Wind Quintet at St. John's Church, JP, Boston

    November 23, 2014

    The Weston Wind Quintet (Michael Tabak - flute, William Smith - oboe, Danby Cho - clarinet, Peter Kronheimer - French horn, Shu Satoh - bassoon) performs Franz Danzi's Wind Quintet in G Major,...more

    Bach: Complete Multiple Harpsichord Concertos

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

    November 23, 2014

    Cambridge Concentus begins its eighth season with a rare performance of all the concertos for two, three, and four harpsichords by Johann Sebastian Bach. It's not every day you get to...more

    Faculty Artist Recital

    Presented by Longy School of Music of Bard College at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Cambridge

    November 23, 2014

    Sunday, November 23, 7pm

    Faculty Artist Recital: Brian Moll, piano

    Arias and Duets by Mozart; Songs by Schubert, Grieg, Vaughn Williams and Poulenc.

    With guest artists Sara...more

    BU Symphony Orchestra and BU Symphonic Chorus at Symphony Hall

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 24, 2014

    Benjamin Britten: War Requiem
    David Hoose, conductor, BU Symphony Orchestra
    Ann Howard Jones, conductor, BU Symphonic Chorus
    Featuring Anthony Trecek-King, artistic...more

    Chamber Music in the Evening

    Presented by Boston College at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100, Chestnut Hill

    November 24, 2014

    Performances by Boston College students. Boston College Chamber Music Society, Sandra Hebert, director; and BC Piano Ensemble, Linda Papatopoli, director.


    Callithumpian Consort

    Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    November 24, 2014

    As a part of the Isabella Stewart Gardner’s In-And-Out Concert Series, on Monday, the Museum invites guests to experience rarely performed pieces in a leisurely, come-and-go atmosphere....more

    Kira Seamon's HARVEST CORNUCOPIA (A Thanksgiving Tradition)

    Presented by Kira Seamon's SEA-MOVES Dance at Traditions of Dedham, Dedham

    November 26, 2014

    As one of the most successful and popular dancer/choreographers in New England (she now has over 175,000 total views of her artistic works including her blogs, films, books, websites, videos and...more

    Emily Dickinson-inspired Contemporary Jazz presented by Tomoko Ozawa Quintet

    Presented by Ryles Jazz Club at Ryles Jazz Club, Cambridge

    November 26, 2014

    Emily Dickinson-inspired Contemporary Jazz: Album "Gentian" CD release show presented by Tomoko Ozawa Quintet

    A globally-raised Japanese pianist/singer/composer...more

    Bartok, Haydn, and Mussorgsky featuring Leonidas Kavakos, conductor and violin

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

    November 25 - November 29, 2014

    The Greek-born violin virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos returns to the BSO as both soloist and conductor in Bela Bartok's Two Portraits for violin and orchestra, which the BSO has never...more

    A Celebration of Advent: Hymns and Dances by Michael Praetorius

    Presented by Ensemble Musica Humana at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    November 29, 2014

     A Celebration of Advent: Hymns and Dances by Michael Praetorius
    Ensemble Musica Humana featuring Renaissance Men
    First Church Cambridge

     


    The concert...more

    Handel Messiah

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 28 - November 30, 2014

    A holiday tradition for 161 years—make it yours!  A favorite that never goes out of fashion, this classic oratorio is kept fresh each year by the vision of Harry Christophers, the...more

    Chamber Series II - Young Artist: Rebecca Printz

    Presented by Winsor Music, Inc. at Follen Community Church, Lexington

    November 30, 2014

    Winsor Music's annual Thanksgiving concert features Young Artist Rebecca Printz, a talented mezzo-soprano in her senior year at Oberlin Conservatory. Rebecca will perform in Bach's Cantata...more

    BEMF Chamber Opera Series: Pergolesi's La serva padrona & Livietta e Tracollo

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    November 29 - November 30, 2014

    The BEMF Chamber Opera Series returns for its 6th production, with a double bill of Neapolitan comic opera by Pergolesi. Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs along with Stage...more

    A Thanksgiving Musical Feast

    Presented by New Bedford Symphony Orchestra

    November 30, 2014

    Johann Sebastian Bach: Gloria in excelsis Deo, BWV 191
    George Frideric Handel: Messiah, Part I, plus “Hallelujah” and “Amen”

    Guest Artists:...more

    The Bill of Rights: Ten Amendments in Eight Motets, by Neely Bruce

    Presented by Festival Harmony at Faneuil Hall, Boston

    November 30, 2014

    Come hear a musical setting, for chorus and chamber orchestra, of the Bill of Rights by composer Neely Bruce. The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are a major legacy of our...more

    Fisk at 50: Music for Oboe and Organ

    Presented by King's Chapel Concert Series

    November 30, 2014

    The King’s Chapel Concert Series concludes the 50th anniversary celebrations of its renowned Fisk organ with a program featuring King's Chapel Music Director and Organist Heinrich...more

    Paavali Jumppanen

    Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    November 30, 2014

    As a part of the Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Sunday Concert Series, Pianist Paavali Jumppanen will perform pieces from Stockhausen & Schumann Part II: "Monumentalism,"...more

    Piano Masters Series: David Korevaar

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    December 2, 2014

    One of America's most probing, intellectually curious, versatile and pianistically-refined musicians, David Korevaar's mastery extends from J.S. Bach to Lowell Liebermann. Featuring a...more

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    December 4, 2014

    Join us for a casual evening of Open Mic music at Starbucks, 542 Main Street, Winchester. All ages, all instruments, and all types of acoustic music are welcome! Individual or small duo/trio...more

    Boston Pops Holiday Concert

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

    December 5, 2014

    Join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with Conductor Keith Lockhart for their sparkling and beloved Holiday Pops concert. Capturing the magic of the Christmas season and the winter charms of...more

    A Latin Holiday Voyage: A Concert for Peace in Venezuela

    Presented by La Donna Musicale - RUMBARROCO at United Parish in Brookline, Brookline

    December 5, 2014

    A program of entrancing Renaissance, Baroque, and Afro-Hispanic music from Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, and Cuba, played on Baroque and folk instruments....more

    The Muse of Midwinter: Carols and an anthem from England - Cambridge

    Presented by The Oriana Consort at University Lutheran Church, Cambridge, Cambridge

    December 5, 2014

    Come celebrate Oriana Consort's 20th Anniversary season! Concert to include Britten's A Ceremony of Carols, Handel's Let God Arise with period orchestra,...more

    Handel: The Messiah

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    December 6, 2014

    Each year the Worcester Chorus of Music Worcester performs with orchestras and soloists in Mechanics Hall as part of the Music Worcester season, including an annual performance of...more

    24th Christmas Gala

    Presented by Gordon College Department of Music at A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel, Wenham

    December 5 - December 6, 2014

    The Department of Music presents it Annual Christmas Gala, an event that has become a staple of the Christmas celebration on the North Shore. Featured are the Gordon College Women's Choir,...more

    Viva Vivaldi! Holiday Concert - Brookline

    Presented by Mistral at St. Paul's Church, Brookline, Brookline

    December 6, 2014

    The Baroque Big Band returns! This year we bring back the incomparably festive concertos of Antonio Vivaldi, with guitar celebrity Eliot Fisk making his Mistral debut, and four virtuosi violin...more

    Cape Symphony: CapePOPS Holiday on Cape Cod

    Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center, Barnstable

    December 5 - December 7, 2014

    JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
    SIOBHAN MAGNUS, GUEST ARTIST | JOHN STEVENS, GUEST ARTIST | PATRICK THOMAS, GUEST ARTIST
    THE CHATHAM CHORALE, JOSEPH MARCHIO, MUSIC DIRECTOR
    CAPE...more

    Handel's Messiah

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    December 7, 2014

    Come hear Boston's only performance of Handel's masterpiece in a sacred space. The Trinity Choirs will sing George Frideric Handel's Messiah (Advent and Christmas portions and...more

    Robin Spielberg

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

    December 7, 2014

    “From the moment she walks on stage, until the last note gently caresses the room, Spielberg casts a spell on her audience that is palpable, visceral, and spiritual. Better said-after you...more

    Celebrations!

    Presented by New Philharmonia Orchestra at First Baptist Church in Newton, Newton

    December 7, 2014

    New Phil’s seasonal celebration of peace, joy and creativity! Join the New Phil, dancers from Boston Ballet School, Newton Family Singers and the Chestnut Hill School Chorus in a celebration...more

    Viva Vivaldi! Holiday Concert - Andover

    Presented by Mistral at South Church, Andover, Andover

    December 7, 2014

    The Baroque Big Band returns! This year we bring back the incomparably festive concertos of Antonio Vivaldi, with guitar celebrity Eliot Fisk making his Mistral debut, and four virtuosi violin...more

    Boston College Middle Eastern Ensemble

    Presented by Boston College

    December 7, 2014

    Middle Eastern music performed by BC students. Ann E. Lucas, director.


    The Muse of Midwinter: Carols and an anthem from England - Somerville

    Presented by The Oriana Consort at Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church, Somerville

    December 7, 2014

    Come celebrate Oriana Consort's 20th Anniversary season! Concert to include Britten's A Ceremony of Carols, Handel's Let God Arise with period orchestra,...more

    Pilgrim Festival Chorus Presents A North American Christmas

    Presented by Pilgrim Festival Chorus

    December 6 - December 7, 2014

     Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region’s principal community chorus, presents a winter concert, A North American Christmas, on Saturday, December 6 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, December...more

    Music at the Museum at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

    Presented by Historic Newton

    December 7, 2014

    The Cavalier consort is a group dedicated to performing lesser known music for the viola da gamba from the era of the English Civil War and Interregnum. They will perform a program of music from...more

    Choral Art Society Carols and Lullabies: Works by Benjamin Britten and Conrad Susa

    Presented by Choral Art Society of the South Shore

    December 7, 2014

     Choral Art Society, now in 56th season will perform Britten's Ceremony of Carols, Susa's Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 4:00pm at St....more

    Christmas Past and Christmas Present Concert

    Presented by Park Avenue Congregational Church and Park Avenue Congregational Church

    December 7, 2014

    The PACC Concert Series is pleased to present a concert celebrating Christmas Past and Christmas Present on Sunday, December 7th at 3 PM.  An Artists' Reception with an array of Christmas...more

    Odyssey Opera and BMOP Join Forces for Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Presented by Odyssey Opera and Boston Modern Orchestra Project at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    December 7, 2014

     For one performance only, Fantastic Mr. Fox unites Odyssey Opera, BMOP, the Boston Children’s Chorus, and some of today’s top vocal performers including baritone John Brancy and...more

    The David Haas Group: A Coalition of the Willing

    Presented by The Lily Pad at Lily Pad, Cambridge

    December 7, 2014

    David Haas, piano

    Scott Getchell, trumpets

    Todd Brunel, clarinet

    Glenn Dickson, clarinet

    Kit Demos, bass & modular synthesizer

    Dave Fox, drums


    Cantilena - Bohemian Rhapsody: Choral Music from the Heart of Europe

    Presented by Cantilena at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Arlington, Arlington

    December 7, 2014

    "Bohemian Rhapsody: Choral Music from the Heart of Europe"
    Michael Barrett, guest conductor
    Joshua T. Lawton, organ & piano

    ...more

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