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    Bartok, Haydn, and Mussorgsky featuring Leonidas Kavakos, conductor and violin

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

    November 25 - November 29, 2014

    The Greek-born violin virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos returns to the BSO as both soloist and conductor in Bela Bartok's Two Portraits for violin and orchestra, which the BSO has never performed. The yearning Portrait No. 1 is an arrangement of the first movement of the composer's first, long-suppressed violin concerto; the brief second Portrait is an arrangement of a quick, waltzing piano ...more


    Paavali Jumppanen

    Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    November 30, 2014

    As a part of the Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Sunday Concert Series, Pianist Paavali Jumppanen will perform pieces from Stockhausen & Schumann Part II: "Monumentalism,"...more

    Piano Masters Series: David Korevaar

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    December 2, 2014

    One of America's most probing, intellectually curious, versatile and pianistically-refined musicians, David Korevaar's mastery extends from J.S. Bach to Lowell Liebermann. Featuring a...more

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    December 4, 2014

    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

    Boston Pops Holiday Concert

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    December 5, 2014

    Join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with Conductor Keith Lockhart for their sparkling and beloved Holiday Pops concert. Capturing the magic of the Christmas season and the winter charms of...more

    A Latin Holiday Voyage: A Concert for Peace in Venezuela

    Presented by La Donna Musicale - RUMBARROCO at United Parish in Brookline, Brookline

    December 5, 2014

    A program of entrancing Renaissance, Baroque, and Afro-Hispanic music from Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, and Cuba, played on Baroque and folk instruments....more

    The Muse of Midwinter: Carols and an anthem from England - Cambridge

    Presented by The Oriana Consort at University Lutheran Church, Cambridge, Cambridge

    December 5, 2014

    Come celebrate Oriana Consort's 20th Anniversary season! Concert to include Britten's A Ceremony of Carols, Handel's Let God Arise with period orchestra,...more

    Handel: The Messiah

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    December 6, 2014

    Each year the Worcester Chorus of Music Worcester performs with orchestras and soloists in Mechanics Hall as part of the Music Worcester season, including an annual performance of...more

    24th Christmas Gala

    Presented by Gordon College Department of Music at A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel, Wenham

    December 5 - December 6, 2014

    The Department of Music presents it Annual Christmas Gala, an event that has become a staple of the Christmas celebration on the North Shore. Featured are the Gordon College Women's Choir,...more

    Cape Symphony: CapePOPS Holiday on Cape Cod

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

    December 5 - December 7, 2014

    JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
    SIOBHAN MAGNUS, GUEST ARTIST | JOHN STEVENS, GUEST ARTIST | PATRICK THOMAS, GUEST ARTIST
    THE CHATHAM CHORALE, JOSEPH MARCHIO, MUSIC DIRECTOR
    CAPE...more

    Handel's Messiah

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    December 7, 2014

    Come hear Boston's only performance of Handel's masterpiece in a sacred space. The Trinity Choirs will sing George Frideric Handel's Messiah (Advent and Christmas portions and...more

    Robin Spielberg

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick

    December 7, 2014

    “From the moment she walks on stage, until the last note gently caresses the room, Spielberg casts a spell on her audience that is palpable, visceral, and spiritual. Better said-after you...more

    Celebrations!

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

    December 7, 2014

    New Phil’s seasonal celebration of peace, joy and creativity! Join the New Phil, dancers from Boston Ballet School, Newton Family Singers and the Chestnut Hill School Chorus in a celebration...more

    Viva Vivaldi! Holiday Concert - Andover

    Presented by Mistral at South Church, Andover, Andover

    December 7, 2014

    The Baroque Big Band returns! This year we bring back the incomparably festive concertos of Antonio Vivaldi, with guitar celebrity Eliot Fisk making his Mistral debut, and four virtuosi violin...more

    Boston College Middle Eastern Ensemble

    Presented by Boston College

    December 7, 2014

    Middle Eastern music performed by BC students. Ann E. Lucas, director.


    The Muse of Midwinter: Carols and an anthem from England - Somerville

    Presented by The Oriana Consort at Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church, Somerville

    December 7, 2014

    Come celebrate Oriana Consort's 20th Anniversary season! Concert to include Britten's A Ceremony of Carols, Handel's Let God Arise with period orchestra,...more

    Pilgrim Festival Chorus Presents A North American Christmas

    Presented by Pilgrim Festival Chorus

    December 6 - December 7, 2014

     Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region’s principal community chorus, presents a winter concert, A North American Christmas, on Saturday, December 6 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, December...more

    Music at the Museum at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

    Presented by Historic Newton

    December 7, 2014

    The Cavalier consort is a group dedicated to performing lesser known music for the viola da gamba from the era of the English Civil War and Interregnum. They will perform a program of music from...more

    Odyssey Opera and BMOP Join Forces for Fantastic Mr. Fox

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

    December 7, 2014

     For one performance only, Fantastic Mr. Fox unites Odyssey Opera, BMOP, the Boston Children’s Chorus, and some of today’s top vocal performers including baritone John Brancy and...more

    Choral Art Society Carols and Lullabies: Works by Benjamin Britten and Conrad Susa

    Presented by Choral Art Society of the South Shore

    December 7, 2014

     Choral Art Society, now in 56th season will perform Britten's Ceremony of Carols, Susa's Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 4:00pm at St....more

    Christmas Past and Christmas Present Concert

    Presented by Park Avenue Congregational Church and Park Avenue Congregational Church

    December 7, 2014

    The PACC Concert Series is pleased to present a concert celebrating Christmas Past and Christmas Present on Sunday, December 7th at 3 PM.  An Artists' Reception with an array of Christmas...more

    The David Haas Group: A Coalition of the Willing

    Presented by The Lily Pad at Lily Pad, Cambridge

    December 7, 2014

    David Haas, piano

    Scott Getchell, trumpets

    Todd Brunel, clarinet

    Glenn Dickson, clarinet

    Kit Demos, bass & modular synthesizer

    Dave Fox, drums


    Cantilena - Bohemian Rhapsody: Choral Music from the Heart of Europe

    Presented by Cantilena at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Arlington, Arlington

    December 7, 2014

    "Bohemian Rhapsody: Choral Music from the Heart of Europe"
    Michael Barrett, guest conductor
    Joshua T. Lawton, organ & piano

    ...more

    Holiday Concert with Sharon Concert Band and Roy Scott Big Band

    Presented by The Sharon Bands

    December 7, 2014

    Enjoy symphonic and jazz renditions of holiday favorites performed by Sharon Concert Band and Roy Scott Big Band!

    The Sharon Concert Band will combine the traditional with the...more

    Christmas Vespers

    Presented by Wellesley College at Houghton Chapel, Wellesley College, Wellesley

    December 7, 2014

    Please note that this event was originally listed in our Arts and Culture at Wellesley Calendar with a start time of 8:00 pm. Please join us early for the correct program time of 7:30...more

    Boston College Chamber Music Society

    Presented by Boston College at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100, Chestnut Hill

    December 8, 2014

    Performances by Boston College students.

    Sandra Hebert, director.


    Music at St. Mary's Christmas Concert

    Presented by Boston College at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100, Chestnut Hill

    December 9, 2014

    Members of the University Chorale of Boston College, John Finney, conductor


    Vienna Boys Choir

    Presented by Spectacle Management at Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston

    December 9, 2014

    Experience traditional and contemporary holiday favorites performed by one of the greatest musical ensembles in world history. The Vienna Boys Choirs began singing at the court of the Holy Roman...more

    Inon Barnatan, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    December 10, 2014

    A native of Tel Aviv, Inon Barnatan was recently appointed New York Philharmonic’s first Artist in Association. Don’t miss the eagerly anticipated Boston recital debut of this rising...more

    Vienna Boys Choir

    Presented by Spectacle Management at Barnstable Performing Arts Center, Barnstable

    December 10, 2014

    Experience traditional and contemporary holiday favorites performed by one of the greatest musical ensembles in world history. The Vienna Boys Choir began singing at the court of the Holy Roman...more

    Concert & Lecture Series: Concert 3 - "Let's Jazz it Up: Approaching Bach's music from a jazz perspective"

    Presented by Concord Conservatory of Music at Concord Conservatory of Music, Concord

    December 11, 2014

    This is the inaugural season of the Concord Conservatory of Music Concert & Lecture Series - four concerts and lectures curated by CCM faculty member, Ehud Ettun. For the first season, we will...more

    The Tallis Scholars

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

    December 12, 2014

    Peter Phillips and the legendary voices of The Tallis Scholars return to Boston this holiday season for their 39th concert with BEMF! Their sublime program features some of the most breathtaking...more

    Holiday Pops

    Presented by Cambridge Symphony Orchestra

    December 12, 2014

    The Nutcracker Suite - Piotr Tchaikovsky
    Twas the Night Before Christmas - Clement Clarke Moore
    Let It Go - Kristen & Robert...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

    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

    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

    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

    Christmas Memories - 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

    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!


    The Muse of Midwinter: Carols and an anthem from England - Boston

    Presented by The Oriana Consort at First Lutheran Church of Boston, Boston

    December 14, 2014

    Come celebrate Oriana Consort's 20th Anniversary season! Concert to include Britten's A Ceremony of Carols, Handel's Let God Arise with period orchestra,...more

    An American Christmas - Newbury

    Presented by The Boston Camerata

    December 18, 2014

    To celebrate the 60th Anniversary, our Christmas program features music from our very own tradition. From the early years of the American republic, and from a wide range of early tune books and...more

    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

    An American Christmas - Lexington

    Presented by The Boston Camerata at Hancock United Church of Christ, Lexington, Lexington

    December 19, 2014

    To celebrate the 60th Anniversary, our Christmas program features music from our very own tradition. From the early years of the American republic, and from a wide range of early tune books and...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.


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