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    BEMF Mini Keyboard Festival

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    June 12, 2015

    Hear world-renowned master artists perform on the MFA’s period instruments, with three individual lectures and demonstrations on the harpsichord, fortepiano, and clavichord.

    Schedule:

    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Harpsichord

    12:30 PM - 2:00 PM: ...more


    Handel's SAUL

    Presented by Back Bay Chorale at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    Ongoing

    Featuring Amanda Forsythe, Matthew Anderson & Sumner Thompson. One of Handel’s finest achievements and a masterpiece of dramatic art, Saul features an unusually large & diverse...more

    Andris Nelsons conducts Tchaikovsky, Dean and Stravinsky featuring Hakan Hardenberger

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

    November 13 - November 18, 2017

    Andris Nelsons is joined here by another close collaborator, masterful Swedish trumpet virtuoso Hakan Hardenberger, for the American premiere of Brett Dean's trumpet concerto Dramatis...more

    Open Rehearsal with the Brockton Symphony Orchestra

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    September 20, 2015

    Experience the craft of music-making first hand. Sit in with the members of the Brockton Symphony Orchestra as they rehearse a piece of music. Experience the decisions and process of making music...more

    The Greenway Sessions: Nicolas Castaneda

    Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and Berklee College of Music at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston

    August 5, 2015

    The Nicolás Castañeda Group is a musical project based on contemporary Colombian music. With traditional Colombian music as the structural foundation and with the influence...more

    Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 1, 2015

    British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is internationally recognized for his electrifying performances and penetrating interpretations. His virtuosic command over the most strenuous technical...more

    South Shore Conservatory Presents 10th Annual Duxbury Music Festival

    Presented by South Shore Conservatory at Ellison Center for the Arts, Duxbury

    July 17 - July 31, 2015

    South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury Music Festival (DMF) presents its tenth anniversary season, with exciting DMF faculty and student performances, and family-friendly...more

    Aston Magna Music Festival 2015: Eternal Seasons

    Presented by Aston Magna Music Festival at Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University, Waltham

    July 16, 2015

    Violinist Edson Scheid and mezzo-soprano Deborah Rentz-Moore join Aston Magna’s ensemble for the season’s final event, “Eternal Seasons,” July 16-18, in a performance of...more

    Opening Night: Rhapsody in Green

    Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade, Boston

    July 15, 2015

    Mysteries of the sea resonate in Debussy’s La Mer and Hovhaness’sAnd God Created Great Whales, a work featuring actual whale songs. Hometown favorite Jayne West performs Berklee...more

    Escher Quartet with Carol Wincenc, flute

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 12, 2015

    An acclaimed Grammy-nominated flutist, Carol Wincenc was the recipient of the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Flute Association and the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the...more

    Escher Quartet with Gilles Vonsattel, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 11, 2015

    The Escher Quartet are members of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and join with pianist Gilles Vonsattel, top prize winner at the prestigious 2002 Naumburg International Piano...more

    Richard Stoltzman, clarinet Yehudi Wyner, piano David Deveau, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 10, 2015

    Two-time Grammy Award-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman teams up with acclaimed pianist, Yehudi Wyner, and Rockport Music’s Artistic Director, David Deveau.


    Anonymous 4

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 9, 2015

    Renowned for their unearthly vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing, the four women of Anonymous 4 combine historical scholarship with contemporary performance intuition to create their...more

    Rising Star: Cicely Parnas, cello Noreen Polera, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 7, 2015

    A young cellist of remarkable talent, Cicely Parnas stands poised for a breakout season.  Hailed by the New York Times for her “velvety sound, articulate passagework and keen...more

    Aston Magna Music Festival 2015: Wind Power

    Presented by Aston Magna Music Festival at Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University, Waltham

    July 2, 2015

    “Wind Power” features Schubert’s monumental octet for winds and strings, Boccherini Quintet, and duos from Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Eric Hoeprich, period...more

    Cuarteto Latinoamericano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 28, 2015

    Winners of the Latin Grammy for Best Classical Recording in 2012 are heralded by the Washington Post for the group’s "matchless in tonal magnitude, tuneful fluency and concentrated...more

    Peter Serkin & Julia Hsu, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 27, 2015

    Pianist Peter Serkin is one of the most thoughtful and individualistic musicians performing today.  He joins the formidable and versatile young pianist Julia Hsu in a duo-piano...more

    Emmanuel Music Ryan Turner, Artistic Director Andrew Rangell, guest pianist

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 26, 2015

    Currently under the artistic direction of Ryan Turner, Emmanuel Music is a Boston-based collective group of singers and instrumentalists founded in 1970 by Craig Smith. They will be joined by...more

    Aston Magna Music Festival 2015: Le Monde de Marin Marais: La Musique et La Danse

    Presented by Aston Magna Music Festival at Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University, Waltham

    June 26, 2015

     “Le Monde de Marin Marais: La Musique et La Danse.” Works by Marais include Sarabande à l’espagnole, Les Voix Humaines, and Sonate à la...more

    Boston Symphony Chamber Players with Emanuel Ax, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 25, 2015

    The Boston Symphony Chamber Players, consisting of the BSO’s principal players collaborates with one of the most brilliant pianists today—multi-Grammy Award winner Emanuel Ax.


    Rising Star: Matthew Aucoin, composer and Friends

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 23, 2015

    Matthew Aucoin is a composer, conductor, poet, and pianist. A 2012 graduate of Harvard College (summa cum laude), Aucoin is currently the Solti Conducting Apprentice of the Chicago Symphony...more

    Jupiter String Quartet, David Deveau, Andres Cardenes, Anne Martindale Williams

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 21, 2015

    The Jupiter Quartet joins with Rockport Music’s Artistic Director David Deveau and beloved Festival favorite’s violinist Andres Cardenes and cellist Anne Martindale Williams to perform...more

    Meeting House Festival Concert: Violinist Irina Muresanu

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall, Falmouth

    June 21, 2015

    Romanian violinist Irina Muresanu has won the hearts of audiences and critics alike with her exciting elegant and heartfelt performances of the classic, romantic and modern repertoire....more

    Marc-André Hamelin, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 20, 2015

    Pianist Marc-André Hamelin’s unique blend of musicianship and virtuosity brings forth remarkable interpretations recognized for their freedom, originality and prodigious mastery...more

    Odyssey Opera Performs Powder Her Face 6/18-20

    Presented by Odyssey Opera at The Boston Conservatory Theater, Boston

    June 18 - June 20, 2015

    Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival culminates with a three-night performance Face (June 18-20) of the fully staged production of Thomas Ades’ Powder...more

    Jupiter String Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 19, 2015

    The Jupiter String Quartet is a dynamic and democratic ensemble that has developed into one of the world’s most sought-after chamber groups. Over its 14-year history, the Jupiter has won...more

    Handel and Haydn Sings

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    June 18, 2015

    Join us for this special concert, held in conjuction with the 2015 Chorus America conference, which will have Harry Christophers conducting some of his favorite choral selections in front of an...more

    Aston Magna 2015: Monteverdi's Warring Lovers

    Presented by Aston Magna Music Festival at Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University, Waltham

    June 18, 2015

    Monteverdi’s Warring Lovers, with Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, Lettera amorosa, Tempro la cetra, and other operatic madrigals. The concert features...more

    David Deveau, piano Andrés Cárdenes, violin Anne Martindale Williams, cello

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 18, 2015

    Rockport Music’s Artistic Director David Deveau joins with beloved Festival favorites violinist Andrés Cárdenes and cellist Anne Martindale...more

    Russell Sherman, piano Celebrating 85 Years

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 14, 2015

    Known as an eloquent communicator, pianist Russell Sherman is an insightful master who performs with a poetic grace.  With recital engagements and orchestral performances around the world,...more

    Concert in the Round

    Presented by Lexington Symphony at Winchester Town Hall, Winchester

    June 13, 2015

    Get a new perspective on the orchestra, which will be situated in the middle of Winchester Town Hall for this informal summer evening concert. Audience members can change seats between musical...more

    Art and Music: Boston Trio

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 13, 2015

    Heng-Jin Park, piano | Irina Muresanu, violin | Denise Djokic, cello

    Acclaimed for their superb sense of ensemble and wondrous balance, these virtuosic and...more

    Boston Festival of Bands

    Presented by Metropolitan Wind Symphony at Faneuil Hall, Boston

    June 13, 2015

    The Metropolitan Wind Symphony, which founded the Boston Festival of Bands, will host the 27th annual
    Boston Festival of Bands at historic Faneuil Hall, 1 Faneuil Hall Square, (adjacent to...more

    Cirque de la Symphonie

    Presented by Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Boston

    June 12 - June 13, 2015

    After last year's sold-out performances, the Boston Pops is delighted to bring back Cirque de la Symphonie's magical fusion of circus with live orchestral music. Aerial flyers, acrobats,...more

    A Schubertiade Evening

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 12, 2015

    Three highly acclaimed musicians convene for an all-Schubert program which attempts to recreate the informal living room recitals held in Schubert’s honor. Featuring ...more

    An Evening of French Music

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 11, 2015

    France takes center stage as an all-star assemblage of chamber musicians perform some of the greatest music from French composers. With a program that includes Ravel, Faure, Poulenc, Debussy and...more

    Simply Sondheim

    Presented by Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Boston

    June 10 - June 11, 2015

    America's Orchestra will honor America's greatest living musical theatre composer with an all-new tribute celebrating his remarkable body of work. Hearing the range of his music-from the...more

    Rising Stars: In Mo Yang, violin and Renana Gutman, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music

    June 9, 2015

    Yang, First Prize Winner of the 2014 Concert Artist Guild Competition, joins with Gutman, who is on faculty of Bard College Conservatory of Music and praised by the New York Sun for playing with...more

    Britain, Boston, and Early Music: Music of the British Isles with an Italian Twist

    Presented by Bach and Beethoven Ensemble at Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston

    June 8, 2015

    ...more

    Shanghai Quartet with David Deveau, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 7, 2015

    Formed at the Shanghai Conservatory, the Shanghai Quartet has worked with the world’s most distinguished artists and regularly tours the major music centers of Europe, North America and...more

    The Hums of Winnie the Pooh

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

    June 7, 2015

    Text by A.A. Milne, based on his Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
    Music by H Fraser-Simson

    with Lauren Cook, soprano and Kai-Ching Chang, piano

    Join us for an...more

    Titans IV

    Presented by Cape Symphony

    June 6, 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

    Shanghai Quartet Pre-concert Talk

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 6, 2015

    Hailed for performances of “stunning authenticity and presence” (The Washington Post), the Shanghai Quartet has worked with the world’s most...more

    Crossing

    Presented by American Repertory Theater and Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    May 29 - June 6, 2015

    Experience the world premiere of a new American opera, directed by Diane Paulus. Inspired by the diary Walt Whitman kept as a nurse during the Civil War, this world premiere opera by the...more

    Gospel Night

    Presented by Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Boston

    June 6, 2015

    Joined this year by gospel legends The Blind Boys of Alabama, the Boston Pops and the Boston Pops Gospel Choir will raise the roof of Symphony Hall for this annual tradition. The Blind Boys are...more

    Opening Night featuring Yo-Yo Ma, cello

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 5, 2015

    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is regarded as one of the modern era’s finest practitioners and ambassadors of classical music, simultaneously exposing new generations and...more

    Boston Pops: By Popular Demand

    Presented by Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Boston

    May 7 - June 5, 2015

    You, the audience, pick the music to be performed in these five interactive By Popular Demand concerts. Drawing from a selection of the orchestra's unmatched library of 3,500 exclusive...more

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    June 4, 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

    Oh, Freedom!

    Presented by Castle of our Skins and Museum of African American History: Boston Campus

    June 4, 2015

    Castle of our Skins presents Oh, Freedom!: an evening of music and spoken word inspired by the words and songs of the American Abolitionist Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, and the...more

    Audra McDonald

    Presented by Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Boston

    June 2, 2015

    A modern Broadway legend, Audra McDonald is not only the first person to win Tony awards in all four acting categories, but she is also the most decorated actor in Broadway history with six...more

    Transcendent Pairings (Trio Cleonice and Friends)

    Presented by Trio Cleonice and Friends at United Parish in Brookline, Brookline

    June 2, 2015

    Trio Cleonice and Friends is thrilled to present the world premiere of Richard Wernick's Sonata for Two at its season finale on Tuesday, June 2nd. Sonata for Two will feature Trio Cleonice's...more

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