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    Léo Marillier plays Saint-Saëns & César Franck

    Presented by The French Cultural Center

    September 25, 2014

    The French Cultural Center is proud to welcome the talented French violinist Léo Marillier for a program focusing on the way composers construct dramatic situations in different repertoires. Mr. Marillier will first present the first movement of Saint-Saëns’ violin concerto N.3 in B minor, a really dark movement that gives place to some important violin solos ...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

    Mario Frangoulis: Simple Miracles

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

    October 25, 2014

    Mario Frangoulis is a world-renowned powerhouse Greek tenor with an electrifying voice and stunning charisma. As 2011’s “Best Male Classical Crossover Artist," he is recognized on...more

    J.S.Bach and Brahms

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    October 23 - October 25, 2014

    This program pairs two of the great works for voice and orchestra in the German musical literature. Bach's 1727 cantata for bass soloist and orchestra stands among the best-known of his...more

    St. Lawrence String Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    October 25, 2014

    For close to 25 years, the St. Lawrence String Quartet (SLSQ) has brought its exquisite musicianship and adventurous spirit to the world’s most hallowed chamber music halls. The Quartet...more

    The Emperor and the Nightengale

    Presented by Mistral

    October 25, 2014

    Kids can attend for free and are invited to wear their Halloween constumes! An engaging and poignant Hans Christian Andersen story, The Emperor & the Nightingale, set to music by...more

    Sphinx Virtuosi & Catalyst Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    October 26, 2014

    The Sphinx Virtuosi, led by the Catalyst Quartet, is one of the nation's most dynamic professional chamber orchestras. Alumni of the internationally-renowned Sphinx Competition, this 18-piece...more

    YOUNG PEOPLES CONCERT: The Emperor and the Nightengale

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

    October 26, 2014

    Kids can attend for free and are invited to wear their Halloween constumes! An engaging and poignant Hans Christian...more

    Boston Philharmonic present Mozart & Rachmaninoff

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

    October 23 - October 26, 2014

    The vagaries of love, its ecstasies, surprises and wrenching reversals, form the substance of Mozart’s great comic opera Così fan tutte. Love’s comedies and love’s...more

    Various Variations 2: Beethoven, Schumann, Tchaikovsky

    Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Sanders Theatre

    October 26, 2014

    Beethoven   Serenade for String Trio in D major, Op. 8
    Schumann   Fantasiestücke for Viola and Piano, Op. 73...more

    Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

    October 30, 2014

    Banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the deceptively intricate art of the duet. Washburn’s beguiling composing, playing and singing blend with Fleck’s...more

    Richard Goode, piano

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

    November 1, 2014

    Celebrated American pianist Richard Goode is one of the most acclaimed interpreters of Beethoven.

    BEETHOVEN
    The Last Word
    Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Opus 109
    Sonata No. 31...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Bizet - Carmen

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    November 1, 2014

    Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress....more

    Cozzolani Vespers / Buxtehude Jesu Membra Nostri

    Presented by Cappella Clausura

    November 1, 2014

    We open our season with two early Baroque masterpieces. A generation, gender and worlds apart, Chiara Cozzolani and Dietrich Buxtehude are joined by the power of their emotional and...more

    Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

    November 1, 2014

    Native New Yorker and alumnus of the “famed” High School for the Performing Arts, keyboardist Kenneth Weiss has been heralded as “a musician at the zenith of his art”...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - Mendelssohn and Wolf Chamber Series, Concert 1

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston

    November 2, 2014

    This first concert features the early works of Mendelssohn and the complete Mörike-lieder of Hugo Wolf that continue, with striking originality, in the tradition of Schubert and...more

    Cozzolani Vespers / Buxtehude Jesu Membra Nostri

    Presented by Cappella Clausura at Eliot Church

    November 2, 2014

    We open our season with two early Baroque masterpieces. A generation, gender and worlds apart, Chiara Cozzolani and Dietrich Buxtehude are joined by the power of their emotional and...more

    The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass

    Presented by Chorus pro Musica at Old South Church, Boston

    November 2, 2014

    Featuring Carol Barnett’s Bluegrass Mass (2007) for chorus, soloists and bluegrass band; and a world premiere new work by Winchester, MA native Stephen Feigenbaum.


    A Celebration of Marc Johnson

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at CFA Concert Hall

    November 3, 2014

    A tribute to Marc Johnson, beloved cello faculty member, featuring performances by the Muir String Quartet, the String faculty of BU School of Music, and alumni.


    Juanjo Mena conducts Sibelius and Schubert featuring violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    October 30 - November 4, 2014

    Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena, chief conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, is joined by the fine German violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann for Sibelius's great Violin Concerto. The Finnish...more

    Piano Masters Series: Michael Lewin

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

    November 4, 2014

    American pianist Michael Lewin performs works by Debussy, Scriabin and Schubert.


    Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra with Riccardo Chailly, conductor and Nikolaj Znaider, violin soloist

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

    November 7, 2014

    The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra 's unique timbre, its virtuosic flexibility, its musicians' rapture-inducing, infectious joy, coupled with the profound sincerity of their music-making,...more

    Family Concert: Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    November 8, 2014

    BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall. In this special afternoon, BYSO play's...more

    Bach and Ruehr

    Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall

    November 8, 2014

    Cantata Singers’ 51st season commences with a program featuring the world premiere of Elena Ruehr’s Eve paired with two cantatas by J.S. Bach.  Cantata Singers has commissioned...more

    winds of music, passing on: Schumann, Welcher, Woolrich, Schubert

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

    November 8, 2014

    One of the most imaginative and mercurial composers of the Romantic era, Robert Schumann embraced the dualities of his own nature, cultivating emotion and intellect, heart and mind. Just as...more

    MISTRAL Presents: PARIS BETWEEN THE WARS

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

    November 8, 2014

    Musical effervescence from the twenties and thirties in Paris, a hotbed of artistic activity where composers flocked from abroad. From Stravinsky and Ravel to the coquettish Poulenc and...more

    Yale Alumni Russian Chorus and Yale Women’s Slavic Chorus

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    November 9, 2014

    The Yale Russian Chorus was founded in 1953 at the height of the Cold War by Denis Mickiewicz, a student at the Yale Music School, and George Litton, president of the Yale Russian Club. With its...more

    Winds of Music, Passing On: Schumann, Welcher, Woolrich, Schubert

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

    November 9, 2014

    One of the most imaginative and mercurial composers of the Romantic era, Robert Schumann embraced the dualities of his own nature, cultivating emotion and intellect, heart and mind. Just as...more

    MISTRAL Presents: PARIS BETWEEN THE WARS

    Presented by Mistral at West Parish Church, Andover

    November 9, 2014

    Musical effervescence from the twenties and thirties in Paris, a hotbed of artistic activity where composers flocked from abroad. From Stravinsky and Ravel to the...more

    Resurrection: Mahler’s Symphony No. 2

    Presented by Cambridge Symphony Orchestra at MIT's Kresge Auditorium

    November 9, 2014

    Resurrection: Mahler’s Symphony No. 2

    featuring:
    Diana Jacklin, soprano;
    Joanna Porackova, mezzo-soprano; and
    New England Conservatory Youth Choir, Walnut Hill...more

    Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra presents Dvorak & Bartok

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Symphony Hall

    November 9, 2014

    The real “news” of this concert is the return to Boston of legendary Russian cellist Natalia Gutman. One of the world’s most honored and revered musicians, Gutman has played many...more

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre

    November 9, 2014

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra performs works by Danielpour, Mozart, Verdi, Gershwin and Bennett. Featuring Boston Conservatory faculty member Ya-Fei Chuang (piano).


    American Visions

    Presented by Coro Allegro at NEC's Jordan Hall

    November 9, 2014

    Aaron Copland: The Boatmen’s Dance, At the River, Promise of Living
    Andrew Bonacci: Auguries of Innocence
    Nicholas Anthony Ascioti: Sacred Victim
    Alexander deVaron: Songs...more

    Sergey Antonov, cello

    Presented by Music Worcester, Inc.

    November 11, 2014

    Winner of the most famous music competition and educated at the Moscow Conservatory, cellist Sergey Antonov makes his Music Worcester debut in a program mixing rarities and Rachmaninoff’s...more

    Andris Nelsons conducts Gubaidulina and Sibelius featuring violinist Baiba Skride

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    November 6 - November 11, 2014

    New BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons returns for his second series of 2014-15 concerts, joining forces with several longtime collaborators for music with a Scandinavian and Slavic accent. This...more

    Boston Baroque: Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610

    Presented by Boston Baroque at NEC's Jordan Hall

    November 14 - November 15, 2014

    Boston Baroque's Grammy-nominated Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 returns this Fall to Jordan Hall with the debut of soloists soprano, Yulia Van Doren and tenor Thomas Cooley. They are joined by...more

    Capturing Music: Writing and Singing Music in the Middle Ages

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

    November 15, 2014

    A multimedia event presented by Blue Heron in collaboration with Thomas Forrest Kelly (Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music, Harvard University). This unique presentation will explore the power of...more

    Boston Byzantine Music Festival

    Presented by Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Maliotis Cultural Center at Hellenic College

    November 14 - November 15, 2014

    The Second Boston Byzantine Music Festival presents a dynamic and engaging collection of performances that explore the musical...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - Mendelssohn and Wolf Chamber Series, Concert 2

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston

    November 16, 2014

    This second concert also features the early works of Mendelssohn and the complete Mörike-lieder of Hugo Wolf.

    Mendelssohn: Violin Sonata in F minor, op 4
    Mendelssohn: String...more

    San Francisco Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor and Gil Shaham, violin soloist

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

    November 16, 2014

    LISZT
    Mephisto Waltz No. 1

    PROKOFIEV
    Violin Concerto No. 2

    SAMUEL CARL ADAMS
    Drift and Providence

    RAVEL
    Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2...more

    Celebrating Richard Strauss at NEC's Jordan Hall

    Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at NEC's Jordan Hall

    November 16, 2014

    Join the Boston Civic Symphony, Max Hobart, conductor, at NEC's Jordan Hall where we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss, performing one of his favorite works,...more

    Sergey Schepkin, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    November 16, 2014

    One of the world’s leading interpreters of Bach, pianist Sergey Schepkin has earned a reputation as an artist of remarkable technical ability with a passionately enthusiastic...more

    String Masters Series: Andrew Mark and Max Levinson

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

    November 16, 2014

    Cellist and Boston Conservatory faculty member Andrew Mark perform works by Martinu, Beethoven, Harbison and Strauss. Featuring guest artist Max Levinson (piano).


    Swan Lake

    Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

    October 30 - November 16, 2014

    Boston Ballet presents the world premiere of Mikko Nissinen's Swan Lake, the classic fairytale of the Swan Queen Odette, Prince Siegfried, and the sorcery, betrayal, and love that...more

    Simón Bolívar String Quartet

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

    November 18, 2014

    MENDELSSOHN
    String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13

    GINASTERA
    String Quartet No. 1

    BRAHMS
    String Quartet in C minor, Op. 51, no. 1

    Seating for this...more

    Ethel

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    November 20, 2014

    Acclaimed as “indefatigable and eclectic” (The New York Times), “vital and brilliant” (The New Yorker), and “one of the most exciting quartets...more

    Andris Nelsons conducts Harbison, Esenvalds, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    November 20 - November 22, 2014

    Andris Nelsons demonstrates his thoughtful, adventurous programming with this wide-ranging selection of works. He and the BSO are joined by cellist Yo-Yo Ma for Prokofiev's Symphony-Concerto...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: ROSSINI - Il Barbiere di Siviglia

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    November 22, 2014

    The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy – featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera – stars Isabel Leonard as the...more

    Faith Joyously Affirmed! A Holiday Prelude

    Presented by The Spectrum Singers Inc. at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

    November 22, 2014

    The Spectrum Singers presents choral music from diverse cultures celebrating end-of-year festivities in a program entitled "Faith Joyously Affirmed! A Holiday Prelude" -- including works...more

    Boston Philharmonic presents Sibelius & Brahms

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

    November 20 - November 23, 2014

    Calling all Sibelius lovers! On this program you will hear three works by the great Finnish master that essentially define him as a composer. First and most famous is Finlandia, turbulent at the...more

    Itzhak Perlman, violin

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

    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...more

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