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    Summer of Stars - Music Under the Tent Festival 2015; Stella and Lou and final show

    Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players, Peterborough

    August 26 - September 12, 2015

    Join us for our Summer of Stars - Music Under the Tent Festival 2015! A summer long festval of music and wine. Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday one hour prior to each Peterborough Players curtain time. Listen to some great music and purchase an imported wine supplied by our sponsor, Centeur Imports. Award-winning wines and meads from Eastern Europe and Italy. Come to the Summer of Stars even if you have not ...more


    Handel's Messiah - Worcester Chorus, Festival Orchestra

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    December 5, 2015

    The Worcester Chorus of Music Worcester has been an integral part of the organization since its foundation in 1858.

    The Worcester Chorus of Music Worcester has the unique distinction of...more

    Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

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

    December 6, 2015

    MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for the past 30 years! Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved...more

    Brandenburg Concertos

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

    December 5 - December 6, 2015

    Ground-breaking in their diversity and invention, the six Brandenburg Concertos are among Bach’s towering achievements, a perfect display of his genius and dazzling virtuosity and an exuberant...more

    Holiday Sing

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Faneuil Hall, Boston

    December 12, 2015

    Sing along to your favorite holiday carols and songs with the magnificent and merry H+H chorus and H+H children’s choral ensembles. Faneuil Hall is the historic and beautiful setting for this...more

    Boston Baroque presents Handel's Messiah

    Presented by Boston Baroque at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    December 11 - December 12, 2015

    Boston's original historically informed Messiah. Join the Boston Baroque Orchestra and Chorus, along with conductor Martin Pearlman for one of Boston's favorite holiday traditions: Handel's...more

    Old Friend, featuring Gabriel Kahane

    Presented by A Far Cry at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    December 18, 2015

    Explore the deeply entwined roots of song and strings with music by two fantastic singer-songwriters: contemporary artist Gabriel Kahane and his old friend Franz Schubert. Featuring the premiere...more

    Christmas in Medieval England

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

    December 18 - December 19, 2015

    Our very popular, festive program of music for Advent and Christmas from 15th-century England, including motets by Leonel Power and John Dunstaple, English carols, and Sarum plainchant. Blue...more

    Concert in Providence: Christmas in Medieval England

    Presented by Blue Heron

    December 20, 2015

    Our very popular, festive program of music for Advent and Christmas from 15th-century England, including motets by Leonel Power and John Dunstaple, English carols, and Sarum plainchant. Blue...more

    Bach Christmas

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    December 17 - December 20, 2015

    The chorus’s sumptuous tone and right-on tuning was a delight to the ear,” declared Boston Classical Review of the 2014 Bach Christmas program. This year, Laurence Cummings and the H+H Chorus...more

    Christmas Reflections

    Presented by Boston College at Boston College, Robsham Theater Arts Center, Chestnut Hill

    December 18 - December 20, 2015

    A celebration of the Christmas season in story, music and dance with choreography by Jesuit Artist-in-Residence Robert VerEecke, S.J., and Helen O'Dwyer, director of the O’Dwyer School of Irish...more

    Simone Dinnterstein: The Goldberg Variations

    Presented by Music Worcester at Tuckerman Hall, Worcester

    January 10, 2016

    Acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein will perform J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations at Worcester's Tuckerman Hall on Sunday, January 10 at 3:00 PM.

    Dinnerstein famously recorded her...more

    ReSoundings: sit inside the chant (Boston)

    Presented by Cappella Clausura

    January 16, 2016

    A re-rendering of our wildly successful Soundings of 2015. Immerse yourself as our changing constellations of singers and instruments transport you with music from the 9th to the 20th centuries by...more

    ReSoundings: sit inside the chant (Newton)

    Presented by Cappella Clausura

    January 17, 2016

    A re-rendering of our wildly successful Soundings of 2015. Immerse yourself as our changing constellations of singers and instruments transport you with music from the 9th to the 20th centuries by...more

    Vadym Kholodenko, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    January 24, 2016

    Winner of the coveted gold medal at the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2013, Vadym Kholodenko captured the attention of jury, audience, and critics alike for powerful,...more

    Handel Israel in Egypt

    Presented by Cantata Singers at Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall), Lexington

    January 29, 2016

    In January of 2016, Cantata Singers will present the complete version of Handel’s 1783 oratorio, Israel in Egypt. Often performed with only the second and third movements, Cantata Singers...more

    Handel Israel in Egypt

    Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    January 31, 2016

    In January of 2016, Cantata Singers will present the complete version of Handel’s 1783 oratorio, Israel in Egypt. Often performed with only the second and third movements, Cantata Singers...more

    All Haydn

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    January 29 - January 31, 2016

    H+H’s electrifying Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky and Harry Christophers continue their critically acclaimed Haydn survey with the Violin Concerto in A Major, a Haydn masterpiece lost until 1949....more

    Concert in Wellesley: From the Eton Choirbook to the Peterhouse Partbooks

    Presented by Blue Heron

    February 5, 2016

    Sacred music and songs from England, c. 1490-1540, including works from the two most important collections of sacred music copied in the half-century before the Reformation, the Eton Choirbook (c....more

    Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra presents Beethoven & Stravinsky

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Boston

    February 5, 2016

    The two works on this program are among the most famous great works ever written. Even the man in the street who claims no knowledge of classical music whatsoever is apt to find that the words...more

    From the Eton Choirbook to the Peterhouse Partbooks

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

    February 6, 2016

    Sacred music and songs from England, c. 1490-1540, including works from the two most important collections of sacred music copied in the half-century before the Reformation, the Eton Choirbook (c....more

    Here and There, in Paths Apart: Schubert, Schumann, Narbutaite, Harbison

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

    February 13, 2016

    There are few works as irresistible as Schubert's Octet. Tracing both backward and forward, he followed in the footsteps of the Classical masters and gave us glimpses into the drama of the...more

    Worcester Symphonic Project 2016

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    February 14, 2016

    A program of Beethoven's Symphony No.1 and Schubert's Mass in C performed by Worcester's only consortium orchestra of local college musicians, high school and middle...more

    Here and There, in Paths Apart: Schubert, Schumann, Narbutaite, Harbison

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

    February 14, 2016

    There are few works as irresistible as Schubert's Octet. Tracing both backward and forward, he followed in the footsteps of the Classical masters and gave us glimpses into the drama of the...more

    Here and There, in Paths Apart: Schubert, Schumann, Narbutaite, Harbison

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

    February 14, 2016

    There are few works as irresistible as Schubert's Octet. Tracing both backward and forward, he followed in the footsteps of the Classical masters and gave us glimpses into the drama of the...more

    The St. Lawrence String Quartet

    Presented by Music Worcester

    February 19, 2016

    Music Worcester is proud to return to Brooks Hall on the campus of the College of the Holy Cross, presenting the Canadian string quartet SLSQ in a program of Saint-Saens...more

    Student/Mentor: Neukomm, the Haydns & Mozart

    Presented by Grand Harmonie

    February 19, 2016

    Both Mozart and Austrian composer Sigismond Neukomm were mentored by brothers Joseph and Michael Haydn, and counted them among their most important musical influences. Grand Harmonie, Boston's...more

    Grand Harmonie Presents: Through the Looking Glass

    Presented by Grand Harmonie at The Second Church in Newton, West Newton

    February 20, 2016

    Both Mozart and Austrian composer Sigismond Neukomm were mentored by brothers Joseph and Michael Haydn, and counted them among their most important musical influences. Grand Harmonie, Boston's...more

    Boston Philharmonic presents Schumann, Mendelssohn, & Elgar

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    February 20, 2016

    In 1923, emotionally shattered by the recent death of his wife, Edward Elgar set off alone across the Atlantic to Brazil, and then on a boat journey up the Amazon, deep into the heart of the...more

    Boston Philharmonic presents Schumann, Mendelssohn, & Elgar

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    February 18 - February 21, 2016

    In 1923, emotionally shattered by the recent death of his wife, Edward Elgar set off alone across the Atlantic to Brazil, and then on a boat journey up the Amazon, deep into the heart of the...more

    My End is My Beginning: Works by Machaut, Janequin, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Berio, and Pärt

    Presented by Cantata Singers

    February 26, 2016

    Arvo Pärt: Solfeggio
    Clement Janequin: “Amour ayant de ma grand”; “Toutes les nuictz”; “La guerre”
    Luciano Berio: Cries of London; Brin for solo...more

    Jasper String Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    February 26, 2016

    Winner of the 2012 Cleveland Quartet Award, the Jasper String Quartet has been hailed as “sonically delightful and expressively compelling” (The Strad) and as “powerful” (The New York...more

    All Beethoven

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    February 26 - February 28, 2016

    This is Beethoven at peace, inspired by the music of nature. Richard Egarr conducts Beethoven’s lyrical Pastoral Symphony. Plus, renowned fortepianist Robert Levin returns to perform...more

    Mozart Requiem & Poulenc Gloria - The Worcester Chorus

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    March 4, 2016

    The Worcester Chorus returns under the direction of Dr. Christopher Shepard to perform another legendary program in March; two choral masterworks of classical...more

    Chameleon Up Close: Gary Gorczyca, Kelli O'Connor & Vivian Choi

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

    March 6, 2016

    The voice of the clarinet – alluring, dynamic and expressive – so inspired Brahms that he came out of retirement to create some of his very finest and best-loved works. Mendelssohn also took...more

    Madrigalia: Strozzi, Lasso, Casulana and Gesualdo (Boston)

    Presented by Cappella Clausura

    March 12, 2016

    Marvelously expressive and complex madrigals by the unique Barbara Strozzi and her counterpart, the original bad boy of the Italian Renaissance Carlo Gesualdo. Experience them alongside a...more

    Madrigalia: Strozzi, Lasso, Casulana and Gesualdo (Newton)

    Presented by Cappella Clausura

    March 13, 2016

    Marvelously expressive and complex madrigals by the unique Barbara Strozzi and her counterpart, the original bad boy of the Italian Renaissance Carlo Gesualdo. Experience them alongside a...more

    Bach St. John Passion

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    March 11 - March 13, 2016

    No composer ever expressed such aching sorrow or ever captured the agony of the crucifixion as did Johann Sebastian Bach. With emotional intimacy and dramatic power, Bach’s St. John...more

    A Circle of Friends: Music by Brahms and the Mendelssohns

    Presented by Cantata Singers

    March 15, 2016

    Felix Mendelssohn: Duet for sopranos and chorus, Symphony No. 2, “Lobgesang”, op. 52; 6 Duets, op. 63
    Fanny Mendelssohn: Selections from Sechs Lieder, op. 7; Selections...more

    The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, with Daniele Akta, Cellist

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    March 15, 2016

    Music Worcester presents the JSO in performance, with Dmitry Yablonsky, Conductor, and featuring the very young and spectacular cellist Daniele...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - Lindsey Chapel Series

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

    February 11 - March 17, 2016

    The Free Thursday noon Lindsey Chapel Series will present all six suites for unaccompanied violoncello, BWV 1007-1012, as performed by five cellists and a contrabass player from the Emmanuel Music...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - Bach Reconstructed

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

    March 19, 2016

    2015/16 Evening Concert Series - Bach Reimagined

    Ryan Turner conducts the Orchestra and Soloists of Emmanuel...more

    Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Joshua Bell, music director & violin soloist

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    March 20, 2016

    Joshua Bell and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, one an artist at the peak of his powers, the other a cultural icon continuing a long and glorious reign, may well have found the perfect...more

    Werther

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    March 11 - March 20, 2016

    Music by Jules Massenet
    Libretto by Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet, and Georges Hartmann
    Sung in French with projected English translation

    Irresistibly melodic and extraordinarily...more

    Juilliard String Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 20, 2016

    The Juilliard String Quartet, widely known as the quintessential American string quartet, was the first ensemble to play all six Bartok quartets in the United States, and its performances of...more

    Pianist David Kaplan and Violinist Caroline Shaw

    Presented by Music Worcester

    March 20, 2016

    The Music Guild of Music Worcester proudly presents a performance by two celebrated young musicians.

    David Kaplan, a regular guest at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln...more

    Brahms Requiem

    Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    April 1, 2016

    Brahms’ poignant German Requiem is paired with J.S. Bach’s Cantata BWV 60, “O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort,” Ricercar, and Anton Webern’s Five Movements for String Orchestra....more

    Cantores y ministriles: Music in Seville in the Golden Age

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

    April 2, 2016

    Blue Heron joins forces with the stellar wind band Dark Horse Consort for a...more

    Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series, Year II - Wolf

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

    April 3, 2016

    Emmanuel Music will continue its exploration of the works of Felix Mendelssohn, (the man who revived public interest in Bach pretty much all by himself). The series will feature the Arneis Quartet...more

    A Voice of Love and Twilight: Vaughan Williams, Shatin, Heggie, Brahms

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

    April 2 - April 3, 2016

    At the heart of the Romantic ideal is expression of the universal reflected through individual emotions – from Goethe’s tale of unrequited love, to Jake Heggie’s poignant meditation on the...more

    Mnozil Brass - from Vienna, Austria

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    April 7, 2016

    Celebrated for their virtuosic skills, this brass septet will delight musicians of all ages, families - especially those with students in band programs, and more.  The group sings, clowns...more

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