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    Stile Antico

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at St. Paul Church, Cambridge, Cambridge

    March 1, 2015

    From the Imperial Court: Music for the House of Hapsburg

    Since making their North American début at the June 2009 Festival, the young singers of Stile Antico have rapidly established themselves as a favorite on the BEMF concert stage and one of the most sought-after Renaissance vocal ensembles in the world. Performing in the BEMF Concert Season for their fifth consecutive year, the ...more


    Haydn and Ligeti (Composer Focus)

    Presented by Composer Focus and New School of Music at New School of Music, Cambridge

    February 28, 2015

    The Composer Focus series (recent recipient of a Cambridge Arts Council grant) will present the brilliant and intense music of 20th century master, György Ligeti, alongside more harmonious...more

    A Night of Brahms

    Presented by Harvard Glee Club and The Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    February 28, 2015

    The Holden Choruses (Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, and Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum) and the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra present works by Johannes Brahms and Franz Schubert...more

    Welcome Reception and Concert: Geoffrey Burleson

    Presented by Wellesley College at Jewett Auditorium, Wellesley

    February 28, 2015

    Enjoy a bite and a chat with Artist in Residence, Geoffrey Burleson, on his first day on campus!

    Geoffrey Burleson has performed to wide acclaim throughout Europe and North America, and is...more

    An Evening with Audra McDonald

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    March 1, 2015

    The darling of Broadway (and Boston) returns to the Symphony Hall stage for another of her brilliant, unforgettable performances.

    “One of Ms. McDonald’s greatest gifts is to...more

    Local and Imported: Lenny and Johannes

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

    February 28 - March 1, 2015

    Serious studies in worry and warmth. An imaginative program of diverse depth and deep passion.

    Featuring Randall Hodgkinson (piano) - an award winning pianist, Randy has appeared...more

    The Many Faces of Arnold Schoenberg

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 1, 2015

    Arnold Schoenberg has been a controversial figure in the history of Western music, but he is one of the most influential and intriguing musicians of the last century. In this lecture/recital, Dr....more

    The New England Philharmonic Presents Spring Awakening featuring Britten, Copland, Harbison

    Presented by New England Philharmonic

    March 1, 2015

    The New England Philharmonic (NEP) under the direction of Richard Pittman will present “Spring Awakening” on March 1 at 4 p.m. at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium. The concert features...more

    Walden Chamber Players: The Evolution of the American Sound

    Presented by Walden Chamber Players and Newton Art Association

    March 1, 2015

    Aaron Copland is often referred to as the “Dean of American Music”, a title he earned by his dedication to promoting and fostering a highly talented crop of new American composers...more

    Mastersingers by the Sea - 'Voices from the Past'

    Presented by Mastersingers by the Sea

    March 1, 2015

    Mastersingers by the Sea chamber chorus under the direction of Dr. David MacKenzie will perform its winter concert entitled "Voices from the Past"

    The program will include:...more

    Metropolitan Wind Symphony Band Concert: Enduring the Winter

    Presented by Metropolitan Wind Symphony at National Heritage Museum, Lexington

    March 1, 2015

    The Metropolitan Wind Symphony will continue their 44th season with their Winter Band Concert on
    Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 3:00 pm, at the National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road,...more

    Vento Chiaro in Recital

    Presented by Vento Chiaro at University Lutheran Church, Cambridge, Cambridge

    March 1, 2015

    Tired of shoveling and fighting for parking spaces? Come inside and warm up with some great wind quintet music at Vento Chiaro's next Cambridge recital. We'll be playing Barber's...more

    Art's Cello - Reading with author James N. McKean with special guests Guy Rabut & David Polstein

    Presented by Carriage House Violins and

    March 2, 2015

     Art's Cello, selected by its publisher, Kindle Singles, as one of the twenty best books of 2014, is a memoir that gives an intimate look into the world of violinmaking.  After...more

    Charles Dutoit conducts Stravinsky, Debussy and Brahms featuring violinist Julia Fischer

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

    February 26 - March 3, 2015

    Continuing his recent multi-season "residency" with the BSO for two weeks of concerts this season, Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit leads German violinist Julia Fischer in the great Brahms...more

    Silk Road Ensemble

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    March 3, 2015

    Drawing together distinguished performers and composers from more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, the Ensemble was formed under the artistic direction of Yo-Yo Ma in 2000. The...more

    Piano Masters Series: John O'Conor

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    March 3, 2015

    John O'Conor returns to The Boston Conservatory after a triumphant all-Beethoven recital in the 2013-2014 Piano Masters Series. Known for his interpretation of Beethoven works, the Irish piano...more

    Beethoven's Language: Ineffable, Blissful, Struggle-Filled Humanity

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

    March 3, 2015

    Trio Cleonice and Friends examines Beethoven's extraordinarily multi-faceted language: from the impassioned, bravura Kreutzer Sonata to the distilled, intermezzo-like Op....more

    The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    March 4, 2015

    Celebrate the 15th anniversary of this groundbreaking ensemble, the beautiful and affirming realization of Yo-Yo Ma’s remarkable musical vision.

    “Culture opens our hearts to...more

    A Master Class with Organist CAMERON CARPENTER

    Presented by Learning from Performers program (Harvard Office for the Arts) and Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    March 4, 2015

    A virtuoso composer-performer unique among keyboardists, and the first organist ever nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for a solo album, Cameron Carpenter is smashing the stereotypes of organists...more

    Cameron Carpenter, organ

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    March 5, 2015

    Juilliard-trained organist Cameron Carpenter’s goals are anything but modest: the brash, outspoken, and phenomenally talented musician and composer wants the organ recognized as a premier...more

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    March 5, 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

    Ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano by Beethoven

    Presented by Goethe-Institut Boston and at Goethe-Institut Boston, Boston

    March 5, 2015

    Award Winning duo Ariadne Daskalakis, violin and Miri Yampolsky, piano with present the Ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano in 3 concerts, the first of which will be held at the Goethe Instit Boston....more

    Free Thursday Noon Lindsey Chapel Series: Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Boston

    March 5, 2015

    Six free concerts performed in the intimate and beautiful space of the Lindsey Chapel will feature each of Bach’s six sonatas and partitas for solo violin and viola (BWV 1001-1006) with...more

    BMOP Performs Blizzard Voices Concert

    Presented by Boston Modern Orchestra Project at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 5, 2015

    Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation’s premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, celebrates its continuing...more

    Old School

    Presented by A Far Cry at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 6, 2015

    Composers throughout history have looked to their predecessors for training and a solid foundation, but also as points of departure for flights of inspiration. Michael Tippett is a perfect...more

    Of All the Flowers: Song of the Middle Ages

    Presented by The Boston Camerata and MIT Office of the Arts

    March 6, 2015

    The Boston Camerata (Anne Azéma, director)
    The constantly evolving and inventive musical minds of Italian and French masters during the fourteenth century has left us with...more

    Music at Gordon - Westminster Academy Orchestra

    Presented by Gordon College Department of Music at Phillips Recital Hall, Wenham

    March 6, 2015

    Highlights of this concert include Mozart's Symphony No. 15 in G Major, Elgar's "Nimrod" and Emperor's Waltz Medley by Johann Strauss.


    Charles Dutoit conducts Szymanowski's King Roger

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

    March 5 - March 7, 2015

    For his second week of concerts, Charles Dutoit leads the BSO in what is sure to be one of the season's most important events-the first BSO performances of Polish composer Karol...more

    Queen of the French Baroque: Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre

    Presented by La Donna Musicale - RUMBARROCO at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Boston

    March 7, 2015

    We will be celebrating the 350th anniversary of her birth with performances of her Scriptural Cantatas, suites, sonatas, and excerpts from her opera Cephale et Procris.

    One of the...more

    Handel’s Israel in Egypt

    Presented by Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 7, 2015

    Composed for orchestra, soloists and double chorus, George Frideric Handel’s tour-de-force oratorio is heralded for its incredible depiction of plagues of locusts, boils, and frogs; the...more

    Mozart: Valedictory Masterworks

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

    March 7, 2015

    The concert features two remarkable works from 1791, Mozart's final year: the beloved four-minute reverential anthem, and the profound and moving unfinished Requiem, in the H.C. Robbins Landon...more

    Concord Band Winter Concert: Portraits

    Presented by The Concord Band at The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden, Concord

    March 7, 2015

    Jordan Rich to Appear with Concord Band

    Boston radio personality Jordan Rich of WBZ will join the Concord Band for its Winter Concert on March 7, 2015. The theme is...more

    Music from Land's End

    Presented by Music from Land's End Wareham

    March 7, 2015

     In the second of a three concert series, award-winning duo Ariadne Daskalakis, violin and Miri Yampolsky, piano perform the Ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano by Beethoven.  Experience...more

    Winter Chamber Concerts

    Presented by Gloriae Dei Cantores at Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans MA, Orleans

    March 6 - March 7, 2015

     In our stress-filled lives, how do we carve out time for peace and reflection? When was the last time you fully experienced beauty? Join us for an evening chamber concert with Gloriae Dei...more

    Makin' Music: Fun with Mozart & Friends

    Presented by Chamber Music Metrowest

    March 7, 2015

    Join us as we learn how music is put together. -Fun musical activities for children. -Ask questions & see the instruments up close after the concert. -Program designed for children ages 4-8,...more

    Radius Ensemble -- Echoes

    Presented by Radius Ensemble at The Longy School of Music, Cambridge

    March 7, 2015

    Radius Ensemble -- Echoes

    ROSSINI – Six arias from The Barber of Seville for two bassoons (1816)
    RUEHR – Jane Wang considers the dragonfly for flute and digital delay...more

    Danú 20th Anniversary Tour

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    March 8, 2015

    Presented in partnership with the Hibernian Society

    Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Recognized the world...more

    Presenting Stephen Burns

    Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    March 8, 2015

    Wellesley native Stephen Burns returns to Boston to perform the world premiere of Thomas Oboe Lee’s Trumpet Concerto. He will also conduct his original composition Fanfare for...more

    Mendelssohn Elijah

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    March 6 - March 8, 2015

    Known in the 19th century as the Messiah of its day, Mendelssohn’s dramatic oratorio never loses its grip on an audience. Acclaimed bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams sings the...more

    Chameleon Up Close: Rafael Popper-Keizer & Vivian Chang-Freiheit

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

    March 8, 2015

    Chameleon christens its new recital series with a program of breakthrough works. Strauss uncovers his heroic voice, Carter stands at the crossroads where his early neo-classical style meets the...more

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    March 8, 2015

    Bruce Hangen, conductor

    BERNSTEIN: Candide Overture
    COPLAND: Appalachian Spring
    ...more

    The Ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano by Beethoven

    Presented by Music from Land's End Wareham

    March 8, 2015

    Music from  Land's End Wareham presents award-winning duo Ariadne Daskalakis, violin and Miri Yampolsky, piano in the Ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano by Beethoven.  Experience the...more

    LIFE

    Presented by Charles River Wind Ensemble at National Heritage Museum, Lexington

    March 8, 2015

    We invite you to join the Charles River Wind Ensemble for LIFE – a concert inspired by our collective journey from womb to grave. The group’s second performance of the season, led by...more

    The Hammond Performing Arts Series Presents Sarita Kwok and Wei-Yi Yang

    Presented by Hammond Residential RE at Old South Church, Boston, Boston

    March 8, 2015

    Saul Cohen, President of Hammond Residential Real Estate in Chestnut Hill, is pleased to announce that violinist Sarita Kwok and pianist Wei-Yi Yang will perform works by Debussy, Schnittke,...more

    SERENADE TO BACH with Irina Muresanu

    Presented by Boston Classical Orchestra at Faneuil Hall, Boston

    March 8, 2015

    Boston Classical Orchestra under music director Steven Lipsitt continues its 35th season with Serenade to Bach, a program featuring guest violinist Irina Muresanu. One of the most acclaimed...more

    Keynote Conversation with Michael Nyman

    Presented by Tufts University Art Gallery at Granoff Music Center, Somerville

    March 9, 2015

     A KEYNOTE CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL NYMAN WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, MARCH 9 AT 7:00 PM IN THE DISTLER PERFORMANCE HALL, GRANOFF MUSIC CENTER, 20 TALBOT AVENUE, NEXT DOOR TO THE AIDEKMAN ARTS...more

    Granoff Music Center Colloquium Series

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Granoff Music Center, Somerville

    March 9, 2015

    Sounding the Inexpressible: Postwar Musical Memory and the Case of Schoenberg's "Survivor from Warsaw". Jeremy Eichler, chief classical music...more

    Wood and Strings

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Granoff Music Center, Somerville

    March 10, 2015

    Newly composed duets for shakuhachi and classical guitar with performance faculty artist Elizabeth Reian Bennett, bamboo flute and guest artist Aaron Larget-Caplan, guitar, presented alongside...more

    Free Thursday Noon Lindsey Chapel Series: Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Boston

    March 12, 2015

    Six free concerts performed in the intimate and beautiful space of the Lindsey Chapel will feature each of Bach’s six sonatas and partitas for solo violin and viola (BWV 1001-1006) with...more

    Bach: St. John Passion

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    March 13, 2015

    Worcester Chorus
    Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director & Conductor

    Darlene Ann Dobisch, soprano
    Ryland Angel, counter-tenor
    Charles Blandy & Matthew Anderson,...more

    Daniil Trifonov, piano

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

    March 13, 2015

    Daniil Trifonov dazzled Celebrity Series audiences in his sold out 2012 recital on The Debut Series. Don’t miss this phenomenal young pianist as he continues his meteoric...more

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