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    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 Boston-based composer Michael Gandolfi for Symphony Hall's remarkable, recently restored Aeolian-Skinner organ. Gandolfi's dynamic, pattern-infused, colorful works include the earlier BSO commissions?The Garden of Cosmic ...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

    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

    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

    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

    Third Annual Craft & Music Festival 2015

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    June 27, 2015

    Elements of art and music converge in a fun-filled day of hands-on craft activities for the whole family. Make your own instruments by hand, then play along with a special program of music with...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

    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

    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

    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

    Aston Magna presents “Monteverdi’s Warring Lovers,” with Il Combattimento, Lettera amorosa and other operatic madrigals. The concert features return performances by...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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Highfield Hall & Gardens: Pianist Sara Daneshpour

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall, Falmouth

    May 31, 2015

    Pianist Sara Daneshpour has been dazzling audiences throughout the world for the past decade.  A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music studying under Leon Fleisher, she earned her...more

    Memorial Day Concert: Songs of Love & War

    Presented by Music Worcester

    May 30, 2015

    The Worcester Chorus
    Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director & Conductor

    Thompson: Testament of Freedom
    Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem
    Moravec:...more

    Suzuki School's Artist Concert featuring the Claremont Trio

    Presented by Suzuki School of Newton and at Wilson Chapel, Newton, Newton

    May 29, 2015

    The Suzuki School of Newton's Artist Concert Series is pleased to present the critically acclaimed Claremont Trio. Each of the three musicians -- Emily Bruskin, violin; Julia Bruskin, cello;...more

    Shelter

    Presented by Lorelei Ensemble at Marsh Chapel, Boston

    May 22 - May 23, 2015

     Boston's only female vocal chamber ensemble presents a concert devoted to peace and refuge. Featuring new music by Carson Cooman as well as a collaboration between composer Shaw Pong...more

    Words and Phrases Found: Brahms, Needham, Janacek, Stravinsky

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

    May 17, 2015

    Stories, aphorisms, poems and speech…music begins where words end. Janacek crafts melodies from the pitch and rhythm of the Czech language, Bernard Rands draws us into the distilled,...more

    South American Gems

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    May 17, 2015

    Pro Arte Music Director Emerita Gisèle Ben-Dor returns to conduct a series of tangos, including Piazzolla’s Remembrances of Buenos Aires. Joining us is Adrian Anantawan on...more

    Chamber Music Concert with Members of the Brockton Symphony Orchestra

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    May 17, 2015

    Experience beautiful chamber music selections performed by members of the Brockton Symphony Orchestra. Concert followed by a reception. Program and musicians to be announced.


    Words and Phrases Found: Brahms, Needham, Janacek, Stravinsky

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

    May 16, 2015

    Stories, aphorisms, poems and speech…music begins where words end. Janacek crafts melodies from the pitch and rhythm of the Czech language, Bernard Rands draws us into the distilled,...more

    What Is This Thing Called Love?

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

    May 16, 2015

    Torch songs, happy songs, sad songs of love found and love lost, from the Renaissance through the Great American Songbook - George Gershwin, Vernon Duke, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter,...more

    Cossack beyond the Danube

    Presented by Commonwealth Lyric Theater at First Baptist Church in Newton, Newton

    May 14 - May 15, 2015

    Cossack beyond the Danube, the First National Ukrainian Opera, has never been professionally produced in Boston.  Commonwealth Lyric Theater brings together an international cast...more

    Salon Series: Concert #6

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    May 14, 2015

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

    A program of tangos.


    Bach's Magnificat and Zelenka's Te Deum

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

    May 10, 2015

    Spend Mother’s Day with Cantata Singers! Hear music by the composer who inspired Cantata Singers to be founded in the first place alongside works by our newest musical muse, Czech Baroque...more

    Cape Symphony: Masterpiece V Carmina Burana

    Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center, Barnstable

    May 9 - May 10, 2015

    JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
    ALIZE ROZSNYAI, SOPRANO | GERROD PAGENKOPF, COUNTERTENOR | THOMAS JONES, BARITONE
    BOSTON CAMERATA, ANNE AZÉMA, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
    THE CHATHAM...more

    Don Giovanni

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    May 1 - May 10, 2015

    Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
    Sung in Italian with projected English translation

    Don Giovanni is a man obsessed. Women rule his life; he desires...more

    hermitage piano trio concert

    Presented by chamber music foundation of new england at First Church in Boston, Boston

    May 10, 2015

    A rarity in the chamber music world, three musicians who are noted soloists in their own right make up this elite trio.  ...more

    Mozart: Abduction from the Seraglio

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

    May 9, 2015

    In this colorful opera that "knocked everything else sideways," as the poet Goethe boldly remarked, Mozart tells the story of a kidnapping by pirates, a Turkish harem, a clever quest, a...more

    The Song of Songs: Sensual Texts from the Bible’s Raciest Book

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

    May 9, 2015

    Settings by Renaissance composers, and by Boston's own Daniel Pinkham.


    Stephen Hough, piano

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

    May 8, 2015

    British pianist Stephen Hough combines an exceptional facility and tonal palette with a uniquely inquisitive musical personality. His musical achievements have resulted in many awards and...more

    Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    May 8, 2015

     Join the Trinity Choirs as they sing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s transcendent Vespers in its 100th anniversary year, accompanied by candlelight and incense.


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