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    CLASSICAL / BAROQUE / EARLY MUSIC

    Cold, Cold Night: An Evening of Choral Music

    Presented by Oberon and American Repertory Theater at OBERON, Cambridge

    March 20 - March 27, 2015

    Hans Christian Anderson's story of "The Little Match Girl" is a modern passion setting that describes the cold, cold night in which a poor girl freezes to death. David Lang's 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning setting for choir and percussion instruments has received extraordinary popular and critical acclaim. Using only the most minimal musical material Lang has created a piece that is not only ...more


    Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Jeremy Denk

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    March 29, 2015

    Jeremy Denk, piano

    Suk: Serenade for Strings in E flat Major, Op. 6
    J.S. Bach: Keyboard Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1053
    J.S. Bach: Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A...more

    Called Back: Ravel, Schubert, Crumb, Vierne

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

    Lisa Batiashvili, violin and Paul Lewis, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    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

    Mozart, Beethoven, Golijov

    Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    March 29, 2015

    Mozart
    Trio in E-flat major, K. 498, “Kegelstatt

    Beethoven
    Sonata for Cello and Piano in C, Op. 102, No....more

    Igor Lovchinsky, piano

    Presented by Friends of the Weston Public Library at Weston Public Library, Weston

    March 29, 2015

    Igor Lovchinsky will present a concert lasting one hour, which will include works by Piazzolla, Granados, Busoni, and Gershwin.  Mr. Lovchinsky is a dazzling pianist who was hailed by...more

    The Sacred Bridge: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Medieval Europe

    Presented by The Boston Camerata at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Cambridge

    March 29, 2015

    Back by popular demand, The Sacred Bridge is an interfaith celebration unlike any other. Discover the common musical roots of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, and the astonishing and beautiful...more

    Rinaldo

    Presented by Boston Opera Collaborative at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Boston

    March 26 - March 29, 2015

    Rinaldo, which was performed more than any other opera during Handel’s lifetime, is a story about the conflict of war and love and personal desires versus the greater...more

    Under the Hood: Beethoven Quintet for Piano and Winds

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    March 29, 2015

    Want to know what makes a particular piece of music remarkable? Join us for a rare treat: a performance of Beethoven's virtuosic Quintet for Piano and Winds, discussed and analyzed from the...more

    Sunday at Tufts Community Series -- The Art of Fugue In Color

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Distler Performance Hall, Somerville

    March 29, 2015

    Performance faculty harpsichordist Frances Conover Fitch, Arcadia Viols, and guest artists reveal the stunning architecture of Bach’s last masterpiece in the varied colors of early...more

    The Hammond Performing Arts Series Presents Sarita Kwok and Wei-Yi Yang

    Presented by Hammond Residential RE at Follen Community Church, Lexington

    March 29, 2015

    Saul Cohen, President of Hammond Residential Real Estate in Chestnut Hill, is pleased to announce that violinist Sarita Kwok and pianist Wei-Yi Yang will perform works by Debussy, Schnittke,...more

    Muir String Quartet in Residence at Boston University

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

    March 30, 2015

    Antonín Dvorák: Cypresses, B. 11
    Samuel Barber: Dovwer Beach
    Bedridch Smetana: String Quartet No. 1


    Andris Nelsons conducts Gandolfi and Mahler featuring organist Olivier Latry

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

    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

    Lorelei

    Presented by Lorelei Ensemble

    April 1, 2015

    Lorelei advances the women's vocal ensemble through passionate, engaging artistry and creative collaboration. Committed to a fresh and culturally relevant repertoire, Lorelei reimagines and...more

    Libera

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    April 1, 2015

    One of the world’s most accomplished and acclaimed boy choirs, the London-based group, with members aged 7 to 16, has topped charts around the globe with their vivid arrangements and...more

    Beethoven and Shostakovich - Open Rehearsal

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

    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

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    April 2, 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

    The Bow Makers Dilemma

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 2, 2015

    The case against ivory and the search for Pernambuco
     

    Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Reception Hall
     


    Good Friday Concert

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    April 3, 2015

     The La Farge Ensemble returns to Trinity Church, performing choral masterpieces for Passiontide.


    Andris Nelsons conducts Beethoven and Shostakovich featuring violinist Christian Tetzlaff

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

    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

    BU Symphony Orchestra and BU Symphonic Chorus at Symphony Hall

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

    April 7, 2015

    Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2, Resurrection
    David Hoose, conductor, BU Symphony Orchestra
    Ann Howard Jones, conductor, BU Symphonic Chorus


    Piano Masters Series: Yevgeny Sudbin

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    April 7, 2015

    Young Russian pianist Yevgeny Sudbin has created an international sensation, enjoying a meteoric international career performing with major orchestras on the most prestigious series, and earning...more

    The Russian Soul - The Russian Voice

    Presented by Trio Cleonice and Friends at United Parish in Brookline, Brookline

    April 7, 2015

    Trio Cleonice and Friends is thrilled to welcome Thomas Hodge, Professor of Russian Literature at Wellesley College, for a program exploring connections between Russian music and Russian...more

    Dublin Guitar Quartet

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    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...more

    BACH EXPLORED Concert 3: Bach the Apollonian

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

    Mozart and Strauss High School Open Rehearsal

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

    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

    Faculty Recital featuring Marina Krickler

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    April 9, 2015

    Join WCMS for “Call of the Wild,” a faculty recital with French hornist Marina Krickler performing works by Brahms, Schubert, and more. "Call of the Wild" celebrates the...more

    UnderScore Friday Evening: Schuller, Mozart and Strauss

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

    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

    Music of Handel, Steffani, and Monteverdi

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    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

    Grand Harmonie: Deconstructed

    Presented by Grand Harmonie at The Longy School of Music, Cambridge

    April 10, 2015

    Experience a fresh, compelling concert model paying homage to eclectic programs of the past. Wind and string bands take a turn in the spotlight with early works by...more

    Vocal Chamber Music in Times of War and Peace

    Presented by Massachusetts Peace Action

    April 11, 2015

    Music for Peace presents Vocal Chamber Music in Times of War and Peace, a unique collection of pieces assembled especially for Peace Action by noted mezzo-soprano D'Anna...more

    Musicians of the Old Post Road: "Beloved and Betrayed"

    Presented by Musicians of the Old Post Road at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    April 11, 2015

    This regional premiere of Benda’s 1775 setting of the Greek myth written in the rare melodrama form—sometimes referred to as “opera without singing”—features the Old...more

    The Gypsy Spirit (Brookline)

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

    April 11, 2015

    Mistral presents The Gypsy Spirit merging the melancholy, passion, and abandon of Romany folk tunes with the Classical traditions in major works of chamber music. You'll be dancing in...more

    Ellipsis Trio plays Ives and Schubert

    Presented by Ellipsis Piano Trio

    April 11, 2015

    This program features two contrasting masterpieces for piano trio. Charles Ives helped to launch a new era of American musical experimentation in the 20th century....more

    European Delights

    Presented by Lexington Symphony at Lexington High School, Donald J. Gillespie Jr. Auditorium, Lexington

    April 11, 2015

    Guest conductor David Hoose leads the Symphony in an adventurous sampling of European musical fare. The appetizer for this delectable program is Mendelssohn’s boisterous...more

    Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series: Year I, Concert III

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston, Boston

    April 12, 2015

    Emmanuel Music embarks on a new multi-year Chamber Series exploring the instrumental chamber music and songs of Felix Mendelssohn alongside the intense, reflective art songs of Hugo Wolf. Year One...more

    Cape Symphony: Masterpiece IV Walking Among Giants

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

    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

    String Masters Series: Carol Rodland, viola

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    April 12, 2015

    Artist-in-residence Carol Rodland (viola) performs with Conservatory faculty and students.

    BACH: Duo for two violas
    D. SHOSTAKOVICH: Viola Sonata, op. 147; J.
    BRAHMS: String...more

    Musicians of the Old Post Road:

    Presented by Musicians of the Old Post Road at The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University, Boston

    April 12, 2015

    Beloved and Betrayed: Georg Benda’s powerful Ariadne auf Naxos

    This regional premiere of Benda’s 1775 setting of the Greek myth written in the rare melodrama...more

    The Gypsy Spirit (Andover)

    Presented by Mistral at West Parish Church, Andover, Andover

    April 12, 2015

    Mistral presents The Gypsy Spirit merging the melancholy, passion, and abandon of Romany folk tunes with the Classical traditions in major works of chamber music. You'll be dancing in...more

    The Hammond Performing Arts Series Presents Pianist Constantine Finehouse

    Presented by Hammond Residential RE at South Shore Conservatory, Hingham

    April 12, 2015

    Saul Cohen, President of Hammond Residential Real Estate in Chestnut Hill, is pleased to announce that pianist Constantine Finehouse will be performing works by Mozart, Chopin and Bach as part of...more

    Mythos: Mythology in Music for Flute and Piano

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    April 12, 2015

    This interactive concert features music inspired by mythology, combining many different traditions: ancient Greek myths through the ears of early 20th century French composers Claude Debussy and...more

    Sybarite5 - Free Concert

    Presented by Walnut Hill School for the Arts

    April 13, 2015

    Enjoy a free concert by string quintet Sybarite5. From Mozart to Radiohead, Sybarite5’s eclectic repertoire and dynamic performance style is turning heads throughout the music...more

    Faculty Recital featuring Aimée Tsuchiya

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    April 13, 2015

    Winchester Community Music School wraps up its 2014-15 Faculty Recital Series with pianist Aimée Tsuchiya performing chamber and solo piano works of Franz Schubert. 


    Andris Nelson conducts Schuller, Mozart and Strauss featuring pianist Richard Goode

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

    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, Rockport

    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

    St. Paul's Cathedral Choir

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    April 16, 2015

     The Trinity Concert Series is excited to welcome the world-renowned choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Come hear this exceptional choir of men and boys perform musical favorites...more

    Joseph Calleja, tenor

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    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

    Tongue in Cheek

    Presented by A Far Cry at St. John's Church, JP, Boston

    April 18, 2015

    Sometimes a bit of wry humor is just the thing for the craziness of Spring. Hindemith and Mozart bookend this musical roast, looking askance at the musical traditions of their times. Meanwhile,...more

    Chameleon Up Close: Gloria Chien & Elizabeth Schumann

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

    Wagner, Saint-Saëns, Berlioz

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    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...more

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