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    Samhain Soiree

    Presented by Mobius

    October 31, 2014

    Samhain Soiree' is a roaming performance party and series of public (+private) art interventions. Artists will create work for the bustling street-scapes of Central Square on Halloween night. Audiences will have the option to wander through several satellite locations throughout the night - Weirdo Records, Green Street Studios, and the Mobius Gallery will be sites for installations, conjuring, soundscapes, ...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

    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

    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

    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

    Holiday Handbell Concert - 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 with Boston City Singers

    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!


    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

    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

    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, 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 Gala 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Muir String Quartet in Residence at Boston University

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Tsai Performance Center, Boston

    January 23, 2015

    Leoš Janárek: String Quartet No. 1, Kreutzer Sonata
    Claude Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor


    Tugan Sokhiev conducts Berlioz,?Saint-Sa?ns and Rimsky-Korsakov featuring cellist?Johannes Moser

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

    January 22 - January 24, 2015

    Born in the Ossetian region of the Caucasus and making his BSO debut in these concerts, Tugan Sokhiev is music director of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Orchestre National du...more

    Training Choir - Fall 2014

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music, Cambridge

    September 20, 2014 - January 24, 2015

    Training Choir | ages 5-7
    Director: Rachael Chagat

    This ensemble will be an un-auditioned group consisting of children aged 5 – 7 years of age. Children will be introduced to...more

    Repertory Ambassadors Choir

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music, Cambridge

    September 20, 2014 - January 24, 2015

    Repertory Ambassadors | ages 8-13
    Director: Rachael Chagat

    This ensemble is open by audition only and is intended as the next step in the process of vocal skill and musicianship....more

    Young Ambassadors Choir - Fall 2014

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music, Cambridge

    September 20, 2014 - January 24, 2015

    Young Ambassadors | ages 13 – 18
    Director: Murray Kidd

    This ensemble is open by audition only. It is intended as the culmination of training and preparation from within the...more

    Haydn: Symphonies and Concerto

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    January 23 - January 25, 2015

    Artistic Director Harry Christophers and Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky continue their critically-praised survey of the orchestral music of Joseph Haydn. The sequel to 2012’s Haydn in Paris,...more

    The French Connection: Fauré, Debussy, Gershwin and Ravel

    Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society

    January 25, 2015

    Fauré  Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120
    Debussy/Ravel   Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune for...more

    A Winter Strings Fest

    Presented by New Philharmonia Orchestra at First Baptist Church in Newton, Newton

    January 25, 2015

    Join the New Philharmonia and partner organizations the Suzuki School of Newton, Newton’s All City Orchestra and students from New Phil’s Outreach Partner School – the Oliver...more

    The Bach Institute - Final Concert

    Presented by Winsor Music, Inc.

    January 26, 2015

    This January, after two weeks of intensive practice and outreach performances, the students of the Fourth Annual Bach Institute will present their final concert. The Institute is a collaboration...more

    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...more

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