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    Itzhak Perlman, violin

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    November 23, 2014

    Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Hearing this living legend perform live is an experience no music lover can afford to miss.

    “Perlman…played…with perfect control and minimal bow, not wasting any unnecessary energy, but creating exquisite renderings, one after another…” – ...more


    Holiday Pops

    Presented by Cambridge Symphony Orchestra

    December 12, 2014

    The Nutcracker Suite - Piotr Tchaikovsky
    Twas the Night Before Christmas - Clement Clarke Moore
    Let It Go - Kristen & Robert...more

    Met Opera Live in HD: WAGNER - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    December 13, 2014

    James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy—back at the Met for the first time in eight years—about a group of Renaissance “master...more

    Holiday Sing

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Faneuil Hall, Boston

    December 13, 2014

    Sing along to your favorite holiday carols and songs with the magnificent and merry H&H chorus and H&H children's choral ensembles - as well as brass quintet! Faneuil Hall is the...more

    An American Christmas

    Presented by Musica Sacra at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    December 13, 2014

    Join Musica Sacra for a unique Christmas concert of spirituals, folk songs, and hymns from the American tradition plus Boston native Daniel Pinkham’s Nativity Madrigals; followed by carols...more

    A Candlelight Christmas

    Presented by Back Bay Chorale at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Boston

    December 13, 2014

    The Back Bay Chorale's Christmas concerts are a highlight of the season for audiences and singers. The Chorale is joined by organ and brass for an evening of holiday favorites, both...more

    Handel's Messiah

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

    December 12 - December 13, 2014

    The first of Boston Baroque’s annual traditions, Handel’s beloved Messiah is the perfect way to begin the holiday season. The Boston Globe acclaims, “Boston Baroque...more

    The Back Bay Ringers

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    December 13, 2014

    Back Bay Ringers (BBR) is an advanced, auditioned community handbell ensemble based in Boston, Massachusettes. Founded in 2003, BBR has quickly developed a reputation for excellence, regularly...more

    Schola Cantorum of Boston: Scenes from the Nativity

    Presented by RISD Museum of Art at RISD Museum of Art, Providence

    December 13, 2014

    Enjoy an evening of Reniassance music performed by the 10-member Schola Cantorum of Boston. The evening begins with a Gallery Talk at 7:15 with Museum Educator Hollis Mickey focusing on...more

    Christmas Memories - Framingham

    Presented by Back Bay Ringers at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    December 13, 2014

    Join the Back Bay Ringers, one of New England's leading handbell ensembles, in celebrating the season with “Christmas Memories.” This year’s program consists of holiday...more

    Candlelight Carols

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    December 13 - December 14, 2014

    In one of Boston’s most beloved traditions since 1909, we celebrate the birth of Christ through carols, candlelight, readings, and anthems offered by the Choirs of Trinity Church. Come,...more

    Xuerong Zhao, piano

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

    December 14, 2014

    Growing up in a family of artists, it's no surprise that by the age of 23, Xuerong Zhao was already an internationally renowned musician. Praised for her extraordinary technique, she brings a...more

    WSO Family Holiday Pops featuring Anye Olsen

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

    December 14, 2014

    The WSO presents our annual Holiday Pops featuring soprano Anya Olsen, Leslie Holmes narrates 'The Snowman', The WSO plays Holiday favorites, Santa drops by, sing-along, kids conduct the...more

    Family Holiday Concert

    Presented by Chorus pro Musica and Boston City Singers at Old South Church, Boston, Boston

    December 14, 2014

    Join Chorus pro Musica and the Boston City Singers for a family holiday concert at Old South Church featuring festive carols and modern and traditional holiday favorites!


    The Muse of Midwinter: Carols and an anthem from England - Boston

    Presented by The Oriana Consort at First Lutheran Church of Boston, Boston

    December 14, 2014

    Come celebrate Oriana Consort's 20th Anniversary season! Concert to include Britten's A Ceremony of Carols, Handel's Let God Arise with period orchestra,...more

    An American Christmas - Newbury

    Presented by The Boston Camerata

    December 18, 2014

    To celebrate the 60th Anniversary, our Christmas program features music from our very own tradition. From the early years of the American republic, and from a wide range of early tune books and...more

    Candlelight Christmas at Old South

    Presented by Chorus pro Musica at Old South Church, Boston, Boston

    December 19, 2014

    Chorus pro Musica's popular friday evening holiday concert at Old South Church will feature a candlelight procession and a world premiere of The Tryal and Examination of Old Father...more

    An American Christmas - Lexington

    Presented by The Boston Camerata at Hancock United Church of Christ, Lexington, Lexington

    December 19, 2014

    To celebrate the 60th Anniversary, our Christmas program features music from our very own tradition. From the early years of the American republic, and from a wide range of early tune books and...more

    Family Holiday Pops

    Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre, Weston

    December 20, 2014

    Celebrate the holidays with the Boston Civic Symphony and Max Hobart, conductor, as we bring you the most popular, family-friendly holiday concert in New England. Mezzo-soprano Rebecca Krouner...more

    Holiday Community Sing

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    December 20, 2014

    Join the Town of Rockport and Rockport Music for the annual holiday sing-along. Free, No tickets required.


    A Ceremony of Carols

    Presented by Concord Women's Chorus at First Parish in Concord, Concord

    December 20, 2014

    Concord Women's Chorus presents a holiday concert, "A Ceremony of Carols," featuring Benjamin Britten's beloved cantata, plus John Rutter's "Dancing Day" and jazz...more

    Christmas in 15th-Century France & Burgundy

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

    December 18 - December 20, 2014

    "A concert permeated with exceptional beauty" • Susan Miron, The Arts Fuse | Dec. 24, 2012

    Music for Advent and Christmas by Du Fay, Josquin, Obrecht, Brumel &...more

    NBSO's Family Holiday Pops: Magical Moments

    Presented by New Bedford Symphony Orchestra at Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford

    December 20, 2014

    The NBSO’s Family Holiday Pops Concerts are bursting with magical moments! With holiday music we all love played by a great orchestra, friends and family sharing the joy of the season, and...more

    An American Christmas - Cambridge

    Presented by The Boston Camerata at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    December 20, 2014

    To celebrate the 60th Anniversary, our Christmas program features music from our very own tradition. From the early years of the American republic, and from a wide range of early tune books and...more

    Still, still night

    Presented by Boston Choral Ensemble at Old South Church, Boston, Boston

    December 20, 2014

    Our annual holiday concert celebrates the release of our new CD of Christmas music, entitled Still, still night. Loosely based on the traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols, this...more

    Christmas Reflections

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

    December 19 - December 21, 2014

    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...more

    A Bach Christmas

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

    December 18 - December 21, 2014

    Back Bay Chorale Music Director Scott Allen Jarrett takes the Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus on a journey through Christmas past, from medieval plainchant to the 18th century....more

    Boston Pops - Holiday Pops

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

    December 3 - December 24, 2014

    Join conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops in a performance filled with holiday music favorites, the traditional Pops sing-a-long, and even a visit from jolly old Santa Claus. The special...more

    Boston Pops - Home Alone

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

    December 26 - December 27, 2014

    Experience this true holiday favorite as never before, on the big screen with live orchestral accompaniment! With a charming and delightful score by our own Pops Laureate Conductor and legendary...more

    Urban Nutcracker

    Presented by Tony Williams Dance Center at John Hancock Hall, Boston

    December 12 - December 28, 2014

    Anthony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker, Boston’s original holiday classic, is back for its 13th season and packed with more magic for the whole family. Fusing Tchaikovsky’s...more

    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...more

    New Year's Eve Concert - Boston Pops Swing Orchestra

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

    December 31, 2014

    Ring in the New Year with the Boston Pops! Dance the night away with the Boston Pops Swing Orchestra and legendary bandleader extraordinaire Bo Winiker! There will be a cash bar and several dining...more

    Cape Symphony: New Year's Day Party

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

    January 1, 2015

    JUNG-HO-PAK, CONDUCTOR
    PETER SCHICKELE, SPECIAL GUEST STAR
    MARGOT ROOD, SOPRANO | KARA CORNELL, MEZZO SOPRANO

    Have a blast at this New Year’s Day bash. Our parties are...more

    New Year's Celebration

    Presented by Boston Baroque at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    December 31, 2014 - January 1, 2015

    Ring in the New Year! Don’t miss this annual celebration featuring some of Boston’s best vocal talent. The celebration is complete with champagne and chocolates during intermission...more

    Improvisation

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

    January 9, 2015

    What could be more exciting than improvisation? Composing moment by moment, guided by ephemeral inspiration, with each performance unique. A Far Cry explores the theme with a bold new commission...more

    Andris Nelsons conducts Brahms, Haydn, and Strauss featuring cellist Gautier Capucon

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

    January 8 - January 10, 2015

    Andris Nelsons' two January programs focus on classics of the orchestral repertoire. In this first program of 2015, he is joined by French cellist Gautier Capucon and BSO principal violist...more

    Russian Portraits

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at First Baptist Church in Newton, Newton

    January 10, 2015

    Kevin Rhodes takes us on a neoclassical journey of Russian simplicity and textual clarity with Prokofiev’s First Symphony and Tchaikovsky’s majestic Serenade for Strings....more

    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

    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

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