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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


    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

    Songs of Earth and Sky: Saint-Saens, Ludwig, Firsova, Bloch, Messiaen

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

    May 22, 2016

    Our season finale lives at the intersection of the worldly and the spiritual. Messiaen's monumental song cycle is imbued with parallel devotions to family and his omnipresent faith. David Ludwig...more

    Songs of Earth and Sky: Saint-Saens, Ludwig, Firsova, Bloch, Messiaen

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

    May 21, 2016

    Our season finale lives at the intersection of the worldly and the spiritual. Messiaen's monumental song cycle is imbued with parallel devotions to family and his omnipresent faith. David Ludwig...more

    Bach and Pärt

    Presented by Cantata Singers at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    May 20, 2016

    Hear the Boston premiere of Arvo Pärt’s Grammy Award-winning Adam’s Lament alongside J.S. Bach’sLutheran Mass in A Major and motet “Komm, Jesu, Komm.” The stunningly...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - Bach Cantata Series

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

    September 20, 2015 - May 15, 2016

    Ryan Turner conducts the Orchestra and Soloists of Emmanuel Music Bach:      Selected Cantatas

    Cantatas presented every Sunday starting September...more

    The Merry Widow

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    April 29 - May 8, 2016

    Music by Franz Lehár
    Libretto by Viktor Léon and Leo Stein
    Sung mainly in English, with projected translations.

    As heady as champagne, Franz Lehár’s classic operetta draws...more

    Without End WORLD PREMIERE! Music for the Psalms by Patricia Van Ness (Newton)

    Presented by Cappella Clausura

    May 8, 2016

    As we write these words, the incandescent Patricia Van Ness is composing a cycle of Nine Psalms for Cappella Clausura and Amelia LeClair, to be premiered in these concerts! The rest of the...more

    Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra presents Gandolfi, Brahms, & Mahler

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    May 8, 2016

    For its final concert the orchestra has commissioned a new work from one of today’s leading composers, Michael Gandolfi, whose music Mr. Zander has championed in the past.  Taking his cue...more

    Without End WORLD PREMIERE! Music for the Psalms by Patricia Van Ness (Boston)

    Presented by Cappella Clausura

    May 7, 2016

    As we write these words, the incandescent Patricia Van Ness is composing a cycle of Nine Psalms for Cappella Clausura and Amelia LeClair, to be premiered in these concerts! The rest of the...more

    Handel + Haydn Chamber Players

    Presented by Music Worcester and Handel and Haydn Society at First Unitarian Church, Worcester, Worcester

    May 5, 2016

    Music Worcester is proud to present the Handel + Haydn Chamber Players here in Worcester, who include such stellar musicians as Guy Fishman, cello, Aisslinn...more

    Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series, Year II - Featuring the Arneis String Quartet

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

    May 1, 2016

    Emmanuel Music will continue its exploration of the works of Felix Mendelssohn, (the man who revived public interest in Bach pretty much all by himself). The series will feature the Arneis Quartet...more

    Handel Saul

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    April 29 - May 1, 2016

    Counted as one of today’s finest Handel interpreters, Harry Christophers leads the master’s grand and glorious Saul. Acclaimed baritone Jonathan Best sings the title role of the Old...more

    Songs About Hope

    Presented by Blue Heron at Old South Church in Boston, Boston

    May 1, 2016

    An intoxicating evening of songs about Hope (Esperance), the allegorical character from the world of the Romance of the Rose who sustains a courtly lover through the thousand pains of...more

    Songs About Hope

    Presented by Blue Heron at Congregational Church of Weston, Weston

    April 30, 2016

    An intoxicating evening of songs about Hope (Esperance), the allegorical character from the world of the Romance of the Rose who sustains a courtly lover through the thousand pains of...more

    Songs About Hope

    Presented by Blue Heron

    April 29, 2016

    An intoxicating evening of songs about Hope (Esperance), the allegorical character from the world of the Romance of the Rose who sustains a courtly lover through the thousand...more

    Boston Philharmonic presents Verdi Requiem Mass

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Boston

    April 24, 2016

    “Day of wrath, that terrible day.” So begins the medieval sequence that lies at the heart of Verdi’s Requiem. Verdi’s depiction of the Day of Judgment, and of man’s terror, as well as...more

    Worcester Chamber Music Society in Performance with Pianist Bernadene Blaha

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    April 17, 2016

    Our friends from the Worcester Chamber Music Society will be celebrating their 10th anniversary season with two performances in April 2016 in collaboration with acclaimed...more

    Chameleon Up Close: Kristin Lee & Gloria Chien

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

    April 17, 2016

    Bartók holds a special place in the violin repertoire for ushering the virtuoso traditions of the 19th century into the modern age, fusing extreme chromaticism, Debussian harmonies, and Hungarian...more

    Worcester Chamber Music Society with Pianist Bernadene Blaha

    Presented by Music Worcester

    April 15, 2016

    Music Worcester in Collaboration with Worcester Chamber Music Society 10th Anniversary Season, presents two performances of the WCMS with pianist Bernadene Blaha in a program of Mozart, Martinu...more

    Mozart and Beethoven

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    April 8 - April 10, 2016

    Few chamber works influenced composers more than Beethoven’s Septet. For this special chamber program featuring H+H string principals and the great clarinetist Eric Hoeprich, Concertmaster...more

    Mozart and Beethoven

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    April 8 - April 10, 2016

    Few chamber works influenced composers more than Beethoven’s Septet. For this special chamber program featuring H+H string principals and the great clarinetist Eric Hoeprich, Concertmaster...more

    Mnozil Brass - from Vienna, Austria

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    April 7, 2016

    Celebrated for their virtuosic skills, this brass septet will delight musicians of all ages, families - especially those with students in band programs, and more.  The group sings, clowns...more

    Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series, Year II - Wolf

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

    April 3, 2016

    Emmanuel Music will continue its exploration of the works of Felix Mendelssohn, (the man who revived public interest in Bach pretty much all by himself). The series will feature the Arneis Quartet...more

    A Voice of Love and Twilight: Vaughan Williams, Shatin, Heggie, Brahms

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

    April 2 - April 3, 2016

    At the heart of the Romantic ideal is expression of the universal reflected through individual emotions – from Goethe’s tale of unrequited love, to Jake Heggie’s poignant meditation on the...more

    Cantores y ministriles: Music in Seville in the Golden Age

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

    April 2, 2016

    Blue Heron joins forces with the stellar wind band Dark Horse Consort for a...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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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