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    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 heart of the blaze! Meet our magical firebirds: Stravinsky, the student. Rimsky- Korsakov, his mentor. These musical masters know how to spin the orchestral color wheel and land boldly on red. Red for opulence. Passion. ...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

    Jue Wang Piano Recital at Jordan Hall

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

    September 27, 2014

    Pianist Jue Wang, first prize winner of both the Santander and the María Canals International competitions, will appear at NEC's Jordan Hall on Saturday, September 27 at 8 PM. He has...more

    Erik Lindgren 60th Birthday Chamber-A-Go-Go Concert

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Distler Performance Hall

    September 27, 2014

    Composer/pianist Erik Lindgren (Tufts B.A. in Music, 1976) is in residence from September 22-27, culminating with this concert retrospective at 8 p.m. Since 1980, Lindgren has been a founding...more

    Shakespeare and Stevenson in Song

    Presented by Memorial Congregational Church

    September 27, 2014

    Please join us for a recital of art songs given by J.P. Christian Milde, tenor, and Cathy Meyer, piano, featuring musical settings of poetry by Robert Louis Stevenson and William...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

    Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks & Water

    Presented by Essex National Heritage Commission

    September 19 - September 28, 2014

    Explore Essex County’s cultural, historic, and natural sites during two weekends of 150+ FREE events! Enjoy a variety of walks, guided hikes, sails,...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

    Laurence Berman Lecture-Recital

    Presented by First Parish in Needham

    September 28, 2014

    In this first of 3 lecture-recitals, concert pianist and retired UMass-Boston professor Laurence Berman explores the question of what makes a piece of music meaningful? Today's theme is...more

    Chamber Music at Wright-Locke Farm

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    September 28, 2014

    Enjoy the acoustics and ambiance of the classic 1827 barn at Wright-Locke Farm with an afternoon of chamber music performed by faculty members of Winchester Community Music School. Duos, trios,...more

    Faculty Chamber Music Concert – Works of Mozart, Schumann, and Kurtag

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

    September 29, 2014

     Leah Kosch, piano; Yhasmin Valenzuela, clarinet; Lilit Muradyan, viola.


    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.


    Leo Blanco / Jason Anick and Jason Yeager

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center

    September 30, 2014

     Berklee assistant professor of piano Leo Blanco kicks off this faculty showcase night with original compositions blending contemporary South American music, modern harmonies, and...more

    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

    Sound Energy

    Presented by Equilibrium Concert Series at Cambridge Friends Meeting House

    October 4, 2014

    Sound Energy is Micah Ringham, violin; Ashleigh Gordon, viola; Robert Mayes, cello. Founded in 2014, Sound Energy explores the wide range of sonic possibilities inherent in the ensemble. In...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

    Laurence Berman Lecture-Recital

    Presented by First Parish in Needham

    October 5, 2014

    In this second of 3 lecture-recitals, concert pianist and retired UMass-Boston professor Laurence Berman explores the question of what makes a piece of music meaningful? Today's theme is...more

    The Weston Wind Quintet and Friends

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

    October 5, 2014

    JP Concerts presents The Weston Wind Quintet (Michael Tabak - flute, William Smith - oboe, Danby Cho - clarinet, Elizabeth Jones - French horn, Shu Satoh - bassoon) and Friends (Kristyn Morey -...more

    Mozart and More

    Presented by Boston Classical Orchestra at Faneuil Hall

    October 5, 2014

    Guest artists Lucia Lin (violin) & Cathy Basrak (viola)

    Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2

    Mozart: Sinfonia concertante

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 1

    Boston...more

    Celebrating Frank! Sunday at Tufts Community Concert Series

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Distler Performance Hall

    October 5, 2014

    Performance faculty violist Scott Woolweaver and pianist Frank Glazer celebrate Glazer's 100th birthday. Pieces to be performed include:

    Hindemith: Sonata, Op. 11, no. 4 (1919)...more

    Muir String Quartet in Residence at Boston University

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

    October 6, 2014

    Faculty members Peter Zazofsky (violin), Lucia Lin (violin), Steven Ansell (viola) and Michael Reynolds (cello) perform Hugo Wolf’s Italian Serenade; Janacek’s String Quartet...more

    Faculty Recital featuring Rieko Tanaka

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    October 6, 2014

    Join piano faculty member Rieko Tanaka for an evening of great works for solo piano. Ms. Tanaka will perform "Sonatine" by Ravel, works by Chopin, and the "Waldstein" Sonata by...more

    Suzuki Preschool Open House

    Presented by Suzuki School of Newton

    October 7, 2014

    The Suzuki Preschool of Newton will be hosting an open house.  This is a great opportunity to acquaint yourself with our integrated arts curriculum, explore our facility and meet the teachers...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

    EllipsisTrio in Concert

    Presented by Ellipsis Piano Trio at Killian Hall at MIT

    October 11, 2014

    Ellipsis Trio, one of New England’s premier piano trios, will perform Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E-Flat Major, D. 929 and Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op....more

    Radius Ensemble -- Exhale

    Presented by Radius Ensemble

    October 11, 2014

    Boston-based Radius Ensemble, ensemble in residence at Longy School of Music of Bard College and winner of a 2013 CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, begins its sixteenth concert season...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

    South Shore Conservatory’s Concert Series presents The World’s End Trio

    Presented by South Shore Conservatory (Duxbury)

    October 12, 2014

    South Shore Conservatory’s renowned Conservatory Concert Series (CCS) kicks off its 2014/2015 season with The World’s End Trio performing beautiful, traditional chamber music in an...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

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