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    Dorman, Prokofiev and Schumann High School Open Rehearsal

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

    January 29, 2015

    Israeli conductor Asher Fisch makes his BSO subscription series debut with this diverse program. Opening the concert is the Israeli-born composer Avner Dorman'sAstrolatry, a 2012 work inspired by the stars and constellations. These will be the first BSO performances of any music by Dorman, who is a former Tanglewood Music Center Composition Fellow. Lithuanian-born violinist Julian Rachlin returns to Symphony ...more


    The Many Faces of Arnold Schoenberg

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 1, 2015

    Arnold Schoenberg has been a controversial figure in the history of Western music, but he is one of the most influential and intriguing musicians of the last century. In this lecture/recital, Dr....more

    Charles Dutoit conducts Stravinsky, Debussy and Brahms featuring violinist Julia Fischer

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

    February 26 - March 3, 2015

    Continuing his recent multi-season "residency" with the BSO for two weeks of concerts this season, Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit leads German violinist Julia Fischer in the great Brahms...more

    Silk Road Ensemble

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    March 3, 2015

    Drawing together distinguished performers and composers from more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, the Ensemble was formed under the artistic direction of Yo-Yo Ma in 2000. The...more

    Piano Masters Series: John O'Conor

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    March 3, 2015

    John O'Conor returns to The Boston Conservatory after a triumphant all-Beethoven recital in the 2013-2014 Piano Masters Series. Known for his interpretation of Beethoven works, the Irish piano...more

    The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    March 4, 2015

    Celebrate the 15th anniversary of this groundbreaking ensemble, the beautiful and affirming realization of Yo-Yo Ma’s remarkable musical vision.

    “Culture opens our hearts to...more

    Cameron Carpenter, organ

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    March 5, 2015

    Juilliard-trained organist Cameron Carpenter’s goals are anything but modest: the brash, outspoken, and phenomenally talented musician and composer wants the organ recognized as a premier...more

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    March 5, 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

    Old School

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

    March 6, 2015

    Composers throughout history have looked to their predecessors for training and a solid foundation, but also as points of departure for flights of inspiration. Michael Tippett is a perfect...more

    Charles Dutoit conducts Szymanowski's King Roger

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

    March 5 - March 7, 2015

    For his second week of concerts, Charles Dutoit leads the BSO in what is sure to be one of the season's most important events-the first BSO performances of Polish composer Karol...more

    Queen of the French Baroque: Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre

    Presented by La Donna Musicale - RUMBARROCO at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Boston

    March 7, 2015

    We will be celebrating the 350th anniversary of her birth with performances of her Scriptural Cantatas, suites, sonatas, and excerpts from her opera Cephale et Procris.

    One of the...more

    Handel’s Israel in Egypt

    Presented by Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 7, 2015

    Composed for orchestra, soloists and double chorus, George Frideric Handel’s tour-de-force oratorio is heralded for its incredible depiction of plagues of locusts, boils, and frogs; the...more

    Mozart: Valedictory Masterworks

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

    March 7, 2015

    The concert features two remarkable works from 1791, Mozart's final year: the beloved four-minute reverential anthem, and the profound and moving unfinished Requiem, in the H.C. Robbins Landon...more

    Danú 20th Anniversary Tour

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    March 8, 2015

    Presented in partnership with the Hibernian Society

    Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Recognized the world...more

    Presenting Stephen Burns

    Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 8, 2015

    Wellesley native Stephen Burns returns to Boston to perform the world premiere of Thomas Oboe Lee’s Trumpet Concerto. He will also conduct his original composition Fanfare for...more

    Mendelssohn Elijah

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    March 6 - March 8, 2015

    Known in the 19th century as the Messiah of its day, Mendelssohn’s dramatic oratorio never loses its grip on an audience. Acclaimed bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams sings the...more

    Chameleon Up Close: Rafael Popper-Keizer & Vivian Chang-Freiheit

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

    March 8, 2015

    Chameleon christens its new recital series with a program of breakthrough works. Strauss uncovers his heroic voice, Carter stands at the crossroads where his early neo-classical style meets the...more

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    March 8, 2015

    Bruce Hangen, conductor

    BERNSTEIN: Candide Overture
    COPLAND: Appalachian Spring
    ...more

    Bach: St. John Passion

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    March 13, 2015

    Worcester Chorus
    Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director & Conductor

    Darlene Ann Dobisch, soprano
    Ryland Angel, counter-tenor
    Charles Blandy & Matthew Anderson,...more

    Daniil Trifonov, piano

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

    March 13, 2015

    Daniil Trifonov dazzled Celebrity Series audiences in his sold out 2012 recital on The Debut Series. Don’t miss this phenomenal young pianist as he continues his meteoric...more

    Venice Baroque Orchestra with Avi Avital, mandolin

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

    March 13, 2015

    Music of Vivaldi, Albinoni, Marcello, Geminiani, and Paisiello

    Back by popular demand! The Venice Baroque Orchestra has been hailed as “one of the world’s most...more

    ROSSINI: La Donna del Lago

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 14, 2015

    Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by...more

    Titans III

    Presented by Cape Symphony

    March 14, 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

    Bach Mass in B minor

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

    March 14, 2015

    Join Musica Sacra for a work widely regarded as one of the supreme achievements of classical music. With soloists Teresa Wakim, Soprano, Douglas Dodson, Countertenor, Sumner Thompson, Tenor, and...more

    Queen of the French Baroque: Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre

    Presented by La Donna Musicale - RUMBARROCO

    March 14, 2015

    We will be celebrating the 350th anniversary of her birth with performances of her Scriptural Cantatas, suites, sonatas, and excerpts from her opera Cephale et Procris.

    One of the...more

    Boston Symphony Chamber Players with pianist Emanuel Ax

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 15, 2015

    Pianist?Emanuel Ax?joins the Chamber Players on Sunday, March 15 for a program centered on the music of Robert Schumann and Gy?rgy Kurt?g (himself a noted admirer of Schumann's music and one...more

    WSO Family Concert on Saint Patrick's Day

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

    March 15, 2015

    The WSO Family Concert features musicians from the Wellesley Public Schools, the winner of the 2013 WSO Concerto Competition, Irish Party in 3d Class from Titanic, Isle of Innesfree...more

    Ronan Tynan

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 15, 2015

    Dr. Ronan Tynan is known for his versatile range of repertoire, including the operatic, oratorio, concert, and popular music genres. Through the years he has...more

    Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts Strauss and Mozart featuring pianist Emanuel Ax

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

    March 12 - March 17, 2015

    Revered German conductor Christoph von Dohn?nyi leads the BSO in two consecutive weeks of programs this season. The first features beloved pianist Emanuel Ax in two works-Mozart's Piano...more

    Mozart: C Minor Mass

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

    March 20, 2015

    Mozart’s iconic Great Mass in C minor, K. 427 contrasts in beautiful and surprising ways with Beethoven’s "Elegiac Song," Op. 118 and Haydn’s Symphony No....more

    Bach: St. John Passion

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Boston

    March 21, 2015

    This sacred oratorio brims with the beautiful yet unrelenting musical and textual tension found between gentle reflective arias and brutal crowd choruses. Betrayal, torment, and death commingle...more

    Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts Mozart's last three symphonies

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

    March 19 - March 21, 2015

    Any opportunity to hear the final three symphonies of Mozart played by the BSO in a single program-in this instance under the distinguished baton of Christoph von Dohn?nyi-is a special event....more

    Missa Solemnis

    Presented by Back Bay Chorale at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    March 21, 2015

    Scott Allen Jarrett conducts the Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven's masterpeice Missa Solemnis, featuring soloists Jessica Muirhead, Adriana...more

    Ockeghem@600: Ockeghem, Busnoys, Regis, Caron & Faugues

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

    March 21, 2015

    With this concert, Blue Heron continues "Ockeghem@600," a long-term project exploring the complete works of Johannes Ockeghem (c.1420-1497), one of the greatest musicians of all time, as...more

    Raphael Severe, clarinet

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

    March 22, 2015

    After winning the Tokyo competition at the age of 12 and gaining a nomination as “Solo instrumental discovery” at the Victoires de la Musique Classique at 15, Raphael...more

    American Brass Quintet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 22, 2015

    A groundbreaking ensemble that has been at the vanguard of brass chamber music since its founding in 1960, the American Brass Quintet has forged a powerful legacy that cannot be...more

    Winsor Music Chamber Series III - Arneis String Quartet

    Presented by Winsor Music, Inc.

    March 23, 2015

    For many years, Winsor Music has performed monthly outreach concerts at the Visiting Nurse Association residence in Somerville. We are excited to announce an additional concert on our regular...more

    Salon Series: Concert #4

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at Beth El Temple Center, Belmont

    March 26, 2015

    Hear some of Boston’s best virtuosos on an intimate scale and join them in lively roundtable discussions in comfortable, friendly surroundings.


    Brattle Street Chamber Players

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 29, 2015

    The fourteen-member Brattle Street Chamber Players has quickly developed into one of Harvard's most exciting musical chamber ensembles. A conductorless string chamber orchestra, Brattle has...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

    Bach St. Matthew Passion

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    March 27 - March 29, 2015

    “There is nothing like it in all music,” said Leonard Bernstein, describing this monumental oratorio. H+H reprises its sold-out 2012 performances of the Saint Matthew Passion with an...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, Strauss, Golijov

    Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    March 29, 2015

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

    R. Strauss
    Sonata for Violin and...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 "On the Rocks" in Beacon Hill

    Presented by Lorelei Ensemble

    April 1, 2015

    The third in a new chamber series hosted by Boston's Lorelei Ensemble.Shari Wilson, Margot Rood, Emily Marvosh, and Christina English perform Salon music of the 18th-19th century, by Mozart,...more

    Opera Night at the BPL: Feminine Vengeance: Opera's Unforgettable Leading Ladies

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Abbey Room, Boston

    April 1, 2015

    Opera Night at the Boston Public Library
    A series of one-hour presentations through the season that feature interviews, lectures, and mini-performances highlighting...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...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

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