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    The Nutcracker

    Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House, Boston

    November 28 - December 31, 2014

    A dazzling holiday tradition for the entire family! This critically-acclaimed production debuted in 2012 with new sets and costumes, and critics called the production "the most magical version of The Nutcracker". See it again or for the first time, and be swept away in a winter wonderland.

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    Titans II

    Presented by Cape Symphony

    January 10, 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

    Boston Symphony Chamber Players

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

    January 11, 2015

    On Sunday, January 11, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players will present the world premiere of Eric Nathan's new work for oboe, horn, and piano, a BSO commission. A former Tanglewood...more

    Handel & Haydn’s Guy Fishman, cello & Ian Watson, fortepiano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    January 11, 2015

    Both principal players of Handel and Haydn Society, acclaimed cellist Guy Fishman joins with renowned fortepianist Ian Watson in a greatly anticipated performance of Beethoven’s Cello...more

    Sebastian Baverstam, cello

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

    January 11, 2015

    “….nuance, sureness of phrasing and keen awareness…insightful musicianship and poetic feeling.” - Cape Cod Times

    Praised by The Strad for his...more

    St. Petersburg Symphony

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    January 13, 2015

    A legendary soloist in an infamous piano concerto… A virtuosic opening overture… One of the most popular works in classical music by Rimsky-Korsakov… Music Worcester proudly...more

    Mozart and Bruckner - Open Rehearsal

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

    January 15, 2015

    Acclaimed for his performances of the Classical repertoire, German pianist Lars Vogt returns to Symphony Hall as soloist with Andris Nelsons and the BSO in Mozart's proto-Romantic C minor...more

    Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    January 16, 2015

    A Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain concert is a genre-crashing ride through popular music: funny, virtuosic, foot-stomping and melodious entertainment. It is a joyous, thought-provoking journey...more

    Andris Nelson conducts Mozart and Bruckner featuring pianist Lars Vogt

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

    January 15 - January 17, 2015

    Acclaimed for his performances of the Classical repertoire, German pianist Lars Vogt returns to Symphony Hall as soloist with Andris Nelsons and the BSO in Mozart's proto-Romantic C minor...more

    LEHÁR: The Merry Widow

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    January 17, 2015

    The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and...more

    Junior District Pre-Audition Workshop

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School at Winchester Community Music School, Winchester

    January 17, 2015

    For students in grades 6-9 trying out for the MMEA Junior District Festival. Guest speaker Carola Emrich-Fisher will provide a wealth of information about the audition process including how to...more

    Violinist Angelo Xiang Yu at Jordan Hall 1-17-2015

    Presented by Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    January 17, 2015

    Violinist Angelo Xiang Yu, winner of the prestigious Menuhin Violin Competition in 2010, is regarded as one of today’s most talented young violinists. His astonishing technique and...more

    Cape Symphony: Masterpiece III Passport to England

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

    January 17 - January 18, 2015

    JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
    REBECCA HAINS, SOPRANO
    ANGELA JAJKO, MEZZO-SOPRANO
    THOMAS M. FRATES, BARITONE
    NEW ENGLAND GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY CHORUS

    The UK? OK!...more

    Emerson String Quartet

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    January 22, 2015

    The Boston Debut of the new Emerson, with cellist Paul Watkins, is greatly anticipated.

    Program:
    Purcell | Two Fantasias
    Purcell | Chacony arranged by Benjamin...more

    Concert & Lecture Series: Concert 4 - "The Musical Offering: Virtuosity Climax"

    Presented by Concord Conservatory of Music at Concord Conservatory of Music, Concord

    January 22, 2015

    This is the inaugural season of the Concord Conservatory of Music Concert & Lecture Series - four concerts and lectures curated by CCM faculty member, Ehud Ettun. For the first season, we will...more

    Canadian Brass

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    January 23, 2015

    Now in its 43rd season, Canadian Brass has performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world, been seen by hundreds of millions of people on television, sold two million of its almost...more

    Angela Hewitt, piano; Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    January 23, 2015

    Internationally acclaimed Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter and world-renowned British/Canadian pianist, Angela Hewitt, are two remarkably refined and sensitive performers, perfectly...more

    Muir String Quartet in Residence at Boston University

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Tsai Performance Center, Boston

    January 23, 2015

    Leoš Janárek: String Quartet No. 1, Kreutzer Sonata
    Claude Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor


    Tugan Sokhiev conducts Berlioz,?Saint-Sa?ns and Rimsky-Korsakov featuring cellist?Johannes Moser

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

    January 22 - January 24, 2015

    Born in the Ossetian region of the Caucasus and making his BSO debut in these concerts, Tugan Sokhiev is music director of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Orchestre National du...more

    Training Choir - Fall 2014

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music, Cambridge

    September 20, 2014 - January 24, 2015

    Training Choir | ages 5-7
    Director: Rachael Chagat

    This ensemble will be an un-auditioned group consisting of children aged 5 – 7 years of age. Children will be introduced to...more

    Repertory Ambassadors Choir

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music, Cambridge

    September 20, 2014 - January 24, 2015

    Repertory Ambassadors | ages 8-13
    Director: Rachael Chagat

    This ensemble is open by audition only and is intended as the next step in the process of vocal skill and musicianship....more

    Young Ambassadors Choir - Fall 2014

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music, Cambridge

    September 20, 2014 - January 24, 2015

    Young Ambassadors | ages 13 – 18
    Director: Murray Kidd

    This ensemble is open by audition only. It is intended as the culmination of training and preparation from within the...more

    Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil

    Presented by Cantata Singers at St. Paul Church, Cambridge, Cambridge

    January 24, 2015

    Hear Sergei Rachmaninoff’s stunning a cappella masterpiece in the original Church Slavonic. Often called simply the Vespers, Rachmaninoff considered the piece one of his finest...more

    Haydn: Symphonies and Concerto

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    January 23 - January 25, 2015

    Artistic Director Harry Christophers and Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky continue their critically-praised survey of the orchestral music of Joseph Haydn. The sequel to 2012’s Haydn in Paris,...more

    A Winter Strings Fest

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

    January 25, 2015

    Join the New Philharmonia and partner organizations the Suzuki School of Newton, Newton’s All City Orchestra and students from New Phil’s Outreach Partner School – the Oliver...more

    Mark Morris Dance Group

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    January 21 - January 25, 2015

    Mark Morris returns to the ICA for the first time since 2007! Beloved for his inventive, uniquely musical, and contagiously joyful dances, the Brooklyn-based choreographer will present four works:...more

    The French Connection: Fauré, Debussy, Gershwin and Ravel

    Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society

    January 25, 2015

    Fauré  Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120
    Debussy/Ravel   Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune for...more

    Faculty Chamber Music Concert

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School at Winchester Community Music School, Winchester

    January 25, 2015

    “For My Love, In Joy and Sorrow: A Dedication”

    Each January, Winchester Community Music School presents its annual Faculty Chamber Music Concert. Join us for an afternoon of...more

    The Bach Institute - Final Concert

    Presented by Winsor Music, Inc.

    January 26, 2015

    This January, after two weeks of intensive practice and outreach performances, the students of the Fourth Annual Bach Institute will present their final concert. The Institute is a collaboration...more

    Dorman, Prokofiev and Schumann High School Open Rehearsal

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

    January 29, 2015

    Israeli conductor Asher Fisch makes his BSO subscription series debut with this diverse program. Opening the concert is the Israeli-born composer Avner Dorman'sAstrolatry, a 2012 work inspired...more

    BACH EXPLORED Concert 2: Dark Visions

    Presented by The Music of First Church Boston at First Church in Boston, Boston

    January 29, 2015

     BACH EXPLORED Concert 2: Dark Visions

    Dorian Komanoff Bandy, baroque violin; Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord

    Violinist Dorian Komanoff Bandy and harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa...more

    Asher Fisch conducts Dorman, Prokofiev and Schumann featuring violinist Julian Rachlin

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

    January 29 - January 31, 2015

    Israeli conductor Asher Fisch makes his BSO subscription series debut with this diverse program. Opening the concert is the Israeli-born composer Avner Dorman'sAstrolatry, a 2012 work inspired...more

    OFFENBACH: Les Contes d’Hoffmann

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    January 31, 2015

    The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production....more

    Bid Them Dance and Bid Them Sing: Dvorak, Lutoslawski, Phibbs, Prokofiev

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

    January 31, 2015

    Prokofiev’s fiendishly kinetic Quintet originated as a ballet that was too difficult to dance, Lutoslawski captured the spirit of Polish folk music, and Dvorak never lost sight of the...more

    Music for Peace: Mendelssohn

    Presented by Massachusetts Peace Action at Harvard Epworth Church, Cambridge

    January 31, 2015

    Music for Peace presents an All-Mendelssohn Program with Nicholas Kitchen, violin and Yeesun Kim, cello — both of the Borromeo Quartet, joined by Alexander Beyer, piano.

    The concert...more

    Soundings: Sit Inside the Chant

    Presented by Cappella Clausura at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Boston

    January 31, 2015

    With Soundings, Director Amelia LeClair invites audiences to immerse themselves in sound. Experience Medieval chant by Hildegard von Bingen and Kassia, Renaissance sacred music of Raffaella...more

    Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil

    Presented by Cantata Singers at Houghton Chapel at Wellesley College, Wellesley

    January 31, 2015

    Hear Sergei Rachmaninoff’s stunning a cappella masterpiece in the original Church Slavonic. Often called simply the Vespers, Rachmaninoff considered the piece one of his finest...more

    Bid Them Dance and Bid Them Sing: Dvorak, Lutoslawski, Phibbs, Prokofiev

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

    February 1, 2015

    Prokofiev’s fiendishly kinetic Quintet originated as a ballet that was too difficult to dance, Lutoslawski captured the spirit of Polish folk music, and Dvorak never lost sight of the...more

    Ravel & Concertos

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    February 1, 2015

    This is a concert that will showcase both the brilliance of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra as a whole and the astonishing talent of some of its constituent members.
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    Soundings: Sit Inside the Chant

    Presented by Cappella Clausura at Eliot Church, Newton

    February 1, 2015

    With Soundings, Director Amelia LeClair invites audiences to immerse themselves in sound. Experience Medieval chant by Hildegard von Bingen and Kassia, Renaissance sacred music of...more

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    February 5, 2015

    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

    Youth Concert: "Keeping Good Company"- Musical Partnerships of Inspiration and Innovation

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

    February 4 - February 6, 2015

    Geared toward students in grades 4-6, these concerts act as an introduction to the full orchestra experience, encouraging long-term ownership of orchestral music and the BSO, and delivering...more

    Janine Jansen, violin and Itamar Golan, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    February 6, 2015

    Globe-trotting Dutch violinist Janine Jansen’s career is skyrocketing, as is that of pianist Itamar Golan, a consummate collaborator who has concentrated his formidable energies on chamber...more

    The Newberry Consort

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

    February 6, 2015

    The Newberry Consort has delighted audiences with provocative and ravishingly beautiful programs for nearly three decades. The ensemble, led by co-directors David Douglass and Ellen Hargis,...more

    Family Concert - "Keeping Good Company"- Musical Partnerships of Inspiration and Innovation

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

    February 7, 2015

    BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall.?


    Jamie Barton in Recital: The Return of Artist Night!

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    February 7, 2015

    with Bradley Moore, piano

    Decades ago one of the most popular concerts at the Festival was Artist Night, where stars of the Metropolitan Opera would...more

    From the Top Live in Boston

    Presented by From the Top at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    February 7, 2015

    Meet “young musicians who will knock your socks off” (NBC’s Today) when From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on WCRB 99.5, tapes its NPR...more

    I've Found a New Baby: Baroque Meets Afro-Latin Jazz

    Presented by La Donna Musicale - RUMBARROCO at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    February 7, 2015

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day and Black History Month with us! La Donna Musicale and RUMBARROCO combine to present a fusion of Afro-Latin jazz and vibrant Baroque musical styles applied to...more

    Renée Fleming, soprano with Olga Kearn, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    February 8, 2015

    One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renée Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage...more

    Rhapsody In Blue, Debussy, Vaughan Williams and more

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

    February 8, 2015

    The WSO features pianist Vytas Baksys playing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Vaughan Williams Overture and March Past of the Kitchen Utensils from The Wasps,...more

    Salon Series

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston

    February 12, 2015

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


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