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    Highfield Hall: Skylark A capella Group Presents The Best of Britain

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

    September 5, 2014

    Skylark, a professional chamber choir of over 15 vocalists based in Atlanta, will celebrate choral music of the early 20th century from the UK's greatest composers including classics like Benjamin Britten's Hymn to St. Cecilia and Vaughan Williams' Shakespeare Songs alongside classic folksong settings by Holst and Elgar. The concert follows a week long, season kick off retreat in ...more


    Yun-Chin Zhou, piano

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

    September 14, 2014

    A native of Shenyang, China, pianist Yun-Chin Zhou, whose given name means pure melody, has been hailed as a “dashing virtuoso … complete with dazzling fingerwork and shapely...more

    String Masters Series: Colin Carr

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

    September 14, 2014

     Renowned cellist Colin Carr performs works by J.S. Bach.


    Santiago Diaz

    Presented by Gore Place at Gore Place

    September 17, 2014

    Join classical guitarist Santiago Diaz for an evening of beautiful music—classical, Romantic and Latin American—arranged for solo guitar. The Boston Globe wrote...more

    Salon Series

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

    September 18, 2014

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


    CCM Free Faculty Concert: Xonor Trio

    Presented by Concord Conservatory of Music at Concord Conservatory of Music

    September 19, 2014

    The Concord Conservatory of Music will start its Free Faculty Concert Series for the year with the Xonor Trio, featuring CCM violin instructor Yumi Okada, and piano instructor Rasa Vitkauskaite,...more

    Marcelo Lehninger conducts Mozart, Villa-Lobos and Beethoven

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    September 18 - September 20, 2014

    BSO Associate Conductor Marcelo Lehninger returns to the Symphony Hall podium for a concert spotlighting members of the orchestra. Four BSO principals take center stage for Mozart's seldom...more

    Estonian Night

    Presented by Lexington Symphony

    September 20, 2014

    Join Lexington Symphony in 2014–2015 as it celebrates its 20-year anniversary! Popular all over the world and offering insights into the moods and experiences of Estonia’s people, the...more

    Cape Symphony: Masterpiece I The Firebirds

    Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

    September 20 - September 21, 2014

    JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
    LINDSAY DEUTSCH, VIOLIN

    Three masters. Three sparks that flicker, then burst into flames. This season opener is a musical bonfire, and you’re at the...more

    Composer Focus: Music of Britten

    Presented by Composer Focus at Lily Pad

    September 21, 2014

    "Composer Focus" is a new classical concert series, specializing in 20th and 21st century chamber music for piano and strings. Each concert focuses on music by a single composer - the...more

    Freisinger Chamber Orchestra

    Presented by Freisinger Chamber Orchestra at Old South Church, Boston

    September 21, 2014

    Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme featuring Edevaldo Mulla, cello soloist
    Jakov Jakoulov: The Horizon...more

    MISTRAL Presents: SONGS WITHOUT WORDS

    Presented by Mistral at West Parish Church, Andover

    September 21, 2014

    The season kicks off in Andover with “Songs Without Words,” a program of beguilingly lyrical chamber works by ‘songful’ composers: Felix Mendelssohn's sunny String...more

    Highland Glee Club 14-15 Season Open Rehearsals

    Presented by Highland Glee Club at The First Baptist Church in Needham

    September 8 - September 22, 2014

    The Highland Glee Club has been performing choral music for men since 1908. Its members include singers from all walks of life and many communities in Boston's suburbs. The club performs a...more

    Andris Nelsons conducts Wagner and Respighi

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    September 27, 2014

    This wide-ranging one-night-only event celebrates the start of BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons' tenure with the orchestra, and features two close colleagues of the conductor as soloists-his...more

    World of Klezmer

    Presented by Boston Musica Viva at Tsai Performance Center

    September 27, 2014

    Explore contemporary music rooted in Jewish heritage and tradition with new works by Israeli composer Eitan Steinberg featuring soprano Etty Ben-Zaken.

    David Schiff: Divertimento from...more

    music heard above the sway: Vaughan Williams, Adams, Tanaka, Schubert

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

    September 27 - September 28, 2014

    PROGRAM:
    Ralph Vaughan Williams, Along the Field for tenor & violin
    Karen Tanaka, Invisible Curve for flute, string trio & piano
    John Luther...more

    Music Heard Above the Sway: Vaughan Williams, Adams, Tanaka, Schubert

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

    September 27 - September 28, 2014

    Our season opener explores the region between human imagination and the world around us: music that shimmers with the spirit of place, including recent Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther...more

    Various Variations 1: Bach and Mendelssohn

    Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Sanders Theatre

    September 28, 2014

    Bach   Goldberg Variations (integrated versions for piano and for string trio)
    Mendelssohn   Piano Trio in D minor, Op....more

    Piano Masters Series: Awadagin Pratt

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

    September 30, 2014

    American pianist Awadagin Pratt performs works by Bach-Busoni, Brahms and Liszt.


    BACH EXPLORED Concert 1: Bach the Dionysian

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

    October 2, 2014

    BACH EXPLORED Concert 1: Bach the Dionysian

    Dorian Komanoff Bandy, baroque violin; Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord

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

    Andris Nelsons conducts Beethoven, Bartok, and Tchaikovsky

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    October 1 - October 3, 2014

    For his second program of 2014-15, Andris Nelsons leads three great works reflecting his lifelong immersion in the world of symphonic repertoire-works that also demonstrate the commanding...more

    Arts in the Village presents the Phoebus Ensemble

    Presented by Arts in the Village at Goff Memorial Hall

    October 4, 2014

    The Arts in the Village Concert Series opens its 14th season on Saturday, October 4, with a program by the Phoebus Ensemble, a clarinet and bassoon duo. Formed 14 years ago, Phoebus quickly...more

    Maurizio Pollini, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

    October 5, 2014

    A paragon of virtuosity and musical excellence, Maurizio Pollini’s position among the top instrumental soloists in the world has been secure for nearly a generation.

    SCHUMANN...more

    Family Concert - Disney, the Beatles, & Looney Tunes

    Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre

    October 5, 2014

    The Boston Civic Symphony opens its 90th season with music from the greatest rock group of all time and two cartoon giants; Walt Disney and Looney Tunes. Jordan Rich will be our guest host and 17...more

    From the Top Live in Boston

    Presented by From the Top at NEC's Jordan Hall

    October 5, 2014

    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...more

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra: Life, Death and the Afterlife—in Reverse

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre

    October 5, 2014

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra performs works by Theofanidis, Strauss and Tchaikovsky. Featuring Boston Conservatory faculty member guest artist Kerry Deal (soprano).


    A Family Affair: Music of Liszt, von Bulow, & two Wagners

    Presented by Park Avenue Congregational Church

    October 5, 2014

    The 2014/2015 PACC Concert Series opens on October 5th at 3 PM, with a dramatic Organ Concert, "A Family Affair, Music of Liszt, von Bulow, & two Wagners where Jeffrey Brody uses his...more

    Schubert and Mozart - Open Rehearsal

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    October 9, 2014

    Join the BSO for a special open rehearsal prior to the official conert opening. The German pianist-conductor Christian Zacharias returns to the BSO in his dual role for Mozart's Piano...more

    Kira Seamon's Bird Ballet

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

    October 10, 2014

    As one of the most successful and popular dancer/choreographers in New England (she now has over 180,000 total view of her artistic works including her blogs, films, books, websites, videos and...more

    Schubert and Mozart with conductor and pianist Christian Zacharias

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    October 9 - October 11, 2014

    The German pianist-conductor Christian Zacharias returns to the BSO in his dual role for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, performing from the keyboard as Mozart would have done for...more

    ON THE CONTINENT

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

    October 11, 2014

    Principal Conductor Kevin Rhodes opens our season with Respighi’s fanciful and dramatic orchestration of medieval lute pieces, and Mozart’s restrained and intimate Clarinet Concerto...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Verdi - Macbeth

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    October 11, 2014

    Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lucic’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met. Adrian...more

    Monteverdi Madrigals: Songs of Love and War

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

    October 11, 2014

    The all-star performers of BEMF’s own Vocal & Chamber Ensembles kick off our 25th Anniversary Season with an exquisite program featuring music from Monteverdi’s eighth and final...more

    Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

    October 12, 2014

    Bassist/composer Edgar Meyer and mandolinist/composer Chris Thile have collaborated on several critically acclaimed projects including the Grammy-winning Goat Rodeo Sessions and Chris Thile's...more

    Baroque Fireworks! H+H Turns 200

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

    October 10 - October 12, 2014

    Celebrate in Baroque style with a Bicentennial kickoff concert overflowing with virtuosity and pomp. H+H musicians display their full range with Harry Christophers leading familiar orchestral and...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - CROSSROADS

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

    October 17, 2014

    Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No. 2 in D Major
    Wolf: Italian Serenade and Mörike-lieder with strings...more

    UnderScore Friday Evening: Brahms and Nielsen

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    October 17, 2014

    Esteemed Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder joins the BSO for Brahms's vast, emotionally intense D minor piano concerto, which the Viennese composer wrote over the course of several...more

    Dawn to Dusk

    Presented by Symphony Nova at Old South Church, Boston

    October 17, 2014

    Lovers parting at dawn and reuniting at dusk. No one knows romance like Nova musicians. Come find out how!

    MARTINU Nonet

    PISTON Divertimento for Nine...more

    A Mass for St. Augustine of Canterbury: Missa sine nomine

    Presented by Blue Heron Renaissance Choir at St. Peter's Episcopal Church

    October 17, 2014

    Blue Heron, "one of the Boston music community's indispensables" (Boston Globe), offers another gem from the Peterhouse Partbooks (copied c.1540). This characterful, quirky,...more

    Juilliard String Quartet

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

    October 18, 2014

    Founded in 1946, the ever-evolving Juilliard is widely known as "the quintessential American string quartet." Since their last Celebrity Series appearance in 2005, the Quartet has...more

    Across the Pond

    Presented by Lexington Symphony

    October 18, 2014

    The second concert of Lexington Symphony's 2014-2015 20th-anniversary season celebrates two of England’s most notable composers: George Butterworth and Sir Edward Elgar. Butterworth, one...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Mozart- Le Nozze di Figaro

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    October 18, 2014

    Met Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy in a 19th-century...more

    A Mass for St. Augustine of Canterbury: Missa sine nomine

    Presented by Blue Heron Renaissance Choir at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

    October 18, 2014

    Blue Heron, "one of the Boston music community's indispensables" (Boston Globe), offers another gem from the Peterhouse Partbooks (copied c.1540). This characterful, quirky,...more

    Escape Reality: Come to King Richard's Faire

    Presented by King Richard's Faire

    August 30 - October 19, 2014

    King Richard's Faire, New England's largest and longest-running Renaissance Festival, announces its 2014 season, to run August 30 through October 19, 2014 on...more

    Boston Symphony Chamber Players

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

    October 19, 2014

    The centerpiece of the opening program of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players' 2014-15 season is Nielsen's Wind Quintet, Op. 43, composed in 1922 for an outstanding Copenhagen...more

    Terezin Music Foundation Gala

    Presented by Terezin Music Foundation

    October 19, 2014

    The Symphony Hall Gala Concert of the Terezín Music Foundation (TMF) will feature internationally celebrated musicians to mark the seventieth anniversary of the production of the Nazi...more

    Patriotic Overtures, Haydn and Hovahness with Trumpeter Joseph Foley

    Presented by The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra at McKenzie Auditorium

    October 19, 2014

    Please join The Wellesley Symphony as we welcome trumpet virtuoso Joseph Foley performing the Haydn Trumpet Concerto and Hohvaness' Prayer of St. Gregory. Also Grieg's Symphonic Dances op....more

    String Masters Series: Roberto Díaz and Max Levinson

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

    October 19, 2014

    Violist Roberto Díaz performs works by De Falla, Hindemith, Brahms and Bloch. Featuring guest artist Max Levinson (piano).


    Brahms and Nielsen featuring pianist Rudolph Buchbinder

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    October 16 - October 21, 2014

    Esteemed Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder joins the BSO for Brahms's vast, emotionally intense D minor piano concerto, which the Viennese composer wrote over the course of several...more

    West Point Woodwind Quintet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    October 23, 2014

    The West Point Woodwind Quintet of the West Point Band is made up of members of the Concert Band. The group performs at many different events, such as military social functions, school...more

    The Worcester Chorus & Arcadia Players - OPENING NIGHT

    Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

    October 24, 2014

    Music Worcester starts the 2014-2015 Season in the biggest way possible – Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 9, famous for its rousing use of “Ode to Joy,” with The...more

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