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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


    Emmanuel Music: Bach Cantata BWV 124, “Meinen Jesum laß ich nicht”

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

    January 10, 2016

    Ryan Turner conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music

    Sunday, January 10, 2016 at the 10 am Service at Emmanuel Church.Free and open to the public.


    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

    Emmanuel Music: Bach Cantata BWV 13, “Meine Seufzer, meine Tränen”

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

    January 17, 2016

    John Harbison conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music

    Sunday, January 17, 2016 at the 10 am Service at Emmanuel Church.Free and open to the public.


    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

    Emmanuel Music: Bach Cantata BWV 76, “Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes”

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

    January 24, 2016

    Ryan Turner conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music

    Sunday, January 24, 2016 at the 10 am Service at Emmanuel Church.Free and open to the public.


    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

    Emmanuel Music: Bach Cantata BWV 125, “Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin”

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

    January 31, 2016

    Ryan Turner conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music

    Sunday, January 31, 2016 at the 10 am Service at Emmanuel Church.Free and open to the public.


    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

    Emmanuel Music: Bach Cantata BWV 130, “Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir”

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

    February 7, 2016

    Ryan Turner conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music

    Sunday, February 7, 2016 at the 10 am Service at Emmanuel Church.Free and open to the public.


    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

    Three Portraits

    Presented by Lexington Symphony at Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall), Lexington

    February 13, 2016

    Lexington Symphony presents a trio of musical compositions that aim to evoke specific characters, people, and places. First up is a work commissioned by Lexington Symphony during...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

    Emmanuel Music: Bach Cantata BWV 198, “Laß, Fürstin, laß einen Strahl”

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

    February 14, 2016

    Ryan Turner conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music

    Sunday, February 14, 2016 at the 10 am Service at Emmanuel Church.Free and open to the public.


    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

    Emmanuel Music: Bach Cantata BWV 46, “Schauet doch und sehet”

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

    February 21, 2016

    Ryan Turner conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music

    Sunday, February 21, 2016 at the 10 am Service at Emmanuel Church.   Free and open to the public. 


    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

    Emmanuel Music: Mendelssohn Psalm 42, Op. 42, MWV A 15, “Wie der Hirsch schreit”

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

    February 28, 2016

    Ryan Turner conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music

    Sunday, February 28, 2016 at the 10 am Service at Emmanuel Church.   Free and open to the public. 


    A Civic Serenade

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

    February 28, 2016

    Join the Boston Civic Symphony for an afternoon of chamber music with a special guest conductor, to be announced. Former associate conductor Taichi Fukumura and Peter Zazofsky will be violin...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

    Emmanuel Music: Bach Cantata BWV 5, “Wo soll ich fliehen hin?”

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

    March 6, 2016

    Ryan Turner conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music

    Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the 10 am Service at Emmanuel Church.Free and open to the public.


    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

    Emmanuel Music: Bach Cantata BWV 227, “Jesu, meine Freude”

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

    March 13, 2016

    Ryan Turner conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music

    Sunday, March 13, 2016 at the 10 am Service at Emmanuel Church.Free and open to the public.


    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

    Emmanuel Music: Bach Cantata BWV 182, “Himmelskönig, sei willkommen”

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

    March 20, 2016

    Ryan Turner conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music

    Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the 10 am Service at Emmanuel Church.   Free and open to the public.  


    Emmanuel Music: Pergolesi Stabat Mater?

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

    March 25, 2016

    Ryan Turner conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music

    Good Friday, March 25, 2016 at the 12 pm Service at Emmanuel Church.   Free and open to the public. ...more

    Emmanuel Music: Bach Cantata BWV 4, “Christ lag in Todesbanden”

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

    March 27, 2016

    Ryan Turner conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music

    Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 at the 10 am Service at Emmanuel Church.   Free and open to the...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

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