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    CLASSICAL / BAROQUE / EARLY MUSIC

    Dorman, Prokofiev and Schumann High School Open Rehearsal

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

    January 29, 2015

    Israeli conductor Asher Fisch makes his BSO subscription series debut with this diverse program. Opening the concert is the Israeli-born composer Avner Dorman'sAstrolatry, a 2012 work inspired by the stars and constellations. These will be the first BSO performances of any music by Dorman, who is a former Tanglewood Music Center Composition Fellow. Lithuanian-born violinist Julian Rachlin returns to Symphony ...more


    Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil

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

    January 31, 2015

    Hear Sergei Rachmaninoff’s stunning a cappella masterpiece in the original Church Slavonic. Often called simply the Vespers, Rachmaninoff considered the piece one of his finest...more

    Music from the Dow Partbooks

    Presented by Convivium Musicum

    January 31, 2015

    The repertoire for Convivium's winter program will be selections from the Dow Partbooks, one of the most visually stunning and important collections of English music from the Tudor period. The...more

    Bid Them Dance and Bid Them Sing: Dvorak, Lutoslawski, Phibbs, Prokofiev

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

    February 1, 2015

    Prokofiev’s fiendishly kinetic Quintet originated as a ballet that was too difficult to dance, Lutoslawski captured the spirit of Polish folk music, and Dvorak never lost sight of the...more

    Ravel & Concertos

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    February 1, 2015

    This is a concert that will showcase both the brilliance of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra as a whole and the astonishing talent of some of its constituent members.
    ...more

    Soundings: Sit Inside the Chant

    Presented by Cappella Clausura at Eliot Church, Newton

    February 1, 2015

    With Soundings, Director Amelia LeClair invites audiences to immerse themselves in sound. Experience Medieval chant by Hildegard von Bingen and Kassia, Renaissance sacred music of...more

    A program of works by Bach, Handel and other 18th century composers, and Paretsky (20th century)

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club, Inc at Loring-Greenough House, Boston

    February 1, 2015

    Shirley Hunt, baroque cello, with guest mezzo-soprano Thea Lobo, will offer a program of works by Bach, Handel and other 18th century composers, and works for cello and soprano by Handel and...more

    The St. Olaf Choir, in concert

    Presented by St. Olaf College at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    February 4, 2015

    Founded in 1912 by F. Melius Christiansen, the St. Olaf Choir is
    internationally recognized as a creative force behind America’s a
    cappella choral tradition. Led by Dr. Anton...more

    The Camino Experience: Making the Way

    Presented by Arts Transcending Borders at the College of the Holy Cross

    February 4, 2015

     Arts Transcending Borders' first artist-in-residence, Galician bagpiper CRISTINA PATO returns to present a new work-in-progress inspired by the Camino de Santiago and her Galician...more

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    February 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

    Youth Concert: "Keeping Good Company"- Musical Partnerships of Inspiration and Innovation

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

    February 4 - February 6, 2015

    Geared toward students in grades 4-6, these concerts act as an introduction to the full orchestra experience, encouraging long-term ownership of orchestral music and the BSO, and delivering...more

    Janine Jansen, violin and Itamar Golan, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    February 6, 2015

    Globe-trotting Dutch violinist Janine Jansen’s career is skyrocketing, as is that of pianist Itamar Golan, a consummate collaborator who has concentrated his formidable energies on chamber...more

    The Newberry Consort

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    February 6, 2015

    Rosa das Rosas: Cantigas de Santa Maria

    The Newberry Consort has delighted audiences with provocative and ravishingly beautiful programs for nearly three decades. The...more

    Family Concert - "Keeping Good Company"- Musical Partnerships of Inspiration and Innovation

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

    February 7, 2015

    BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall.?


    Jamie Barton in Recital: The Return of Artist Night!

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    February 7, 2015

    with Bradley Moore, piano

    Decades ago one of the most popular concerts at the Festival was Artist Night, where stars of the Metropolitan Opera would...more

    From the Top Live in Boston

    Presented by From the Top at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    February 7, 2015

    Meet “young musicians who will knock your socks off” (NBC’s Today) when From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on WCRB 99.5, tapes its NPR...more

    I've Found a New Baby: Baroque Meets Afro-Latin Jazz

    Presented by La Donna Musicale - RUMBARROCO at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    February 7, 2015

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day and Black History Month with us! La Donna Musicale and RUMBARROCO combine to present a fusion of Afro-Latin jazz and vibrant Baroque musical styles applied to...more

    From Russia with Love Valentine Concert

    Presented by Mistral at St. Paul's Church, Brookline, Brookline

    February 7, 2015

    World renowned husband and wife duo, Tamara Volskaya and Anatoly Trofimov return to the Mistral stage to play Russian love ballads on the authentic domra and bayan (think Dr. Zhivago)! Followed by...more

    Renée Fleming, soprano with Olga Kearn, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    February 8, 2015

    One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renée Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage...more

    Rhapsody In Blue, Debussy, Vaughan Williams and more

    Presented by The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra at MassBay Community College, Wellesley

    February 8, 2015

    The WSO features pianist Vytas Baksys playing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Vaughan Williams Overture and March Past of the Kitchen Utensils from The Wasps,...more

    From Russia with Love Valentine Concert

    Presented by Mistral at West Parish Church, Andover, Andover

    February 8, 2015

    World renowned husband and wife duo, Tamara Volskaya and Anatoly Trofimov return to the Mistral stage to play Russian love ballads on the authentic domra and bayan (think Dr. Zhivago)! Followed by...more

    “For heaven is a different thing”: Choral Settings of Sacred Poetry

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

    February 8, 2015

    The Seraphim Singers gives musical voice to the beauty of sacred poetry by George Herbert, John Donne, Jones Very, Hildegard von Bingen, and more. Featuring a world premiere setting by Richard...more

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    February 8, 2015

    Bruce Hangen, conductor
    Michael Lewin, piano

    BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Michael Lewin, piano)
    ...more

    Salon Series: Concert #3

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at Gregorian Rugs, Newton Lower Falls

    February 12, 2015

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

    UnderScore Friday Evening: Liadov, Birtwistle and Stravinsky

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

    February 13, 2015

    Adventurous Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski, who is principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, teams here with the BSO and estimable French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard for a...more

    Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México (State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra)

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    February 13, 2015

    Enrique Bátiz, Music Director
    Dalia Kuznecovaite, violin

    Maestro Enrique Bátiz helped found the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México as a means of...more

    “For heaven is a different thing”: Choral Settings of Sacred Poetry (encore performance)

    Presented by Seraphim Singers

    February 13, 2015

     The Seraphim Singers gives musical voice to the beauty of sacred poetry by George Herbert, John Donne, Jones Very, Hildegard von Bingen, and more. Featuring a world premiere setting by...more

    Sergey Schepkin Plays Bach

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

    February 13, 2015

    The New School of Music welcomes special guest pianist Sergey Schepkin presenting a recital of the works by Bach featuring Partita VI in E minor and The Goldberg Variations. Mr. Schepkin started...more

    Vladimir Jurowski conducts Liadov, Birtwistle and Stravinsky featuring pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard

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

    February 12 - February 14, 2015

    Adventurous Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski, who is principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, teams here with the BSO and estimable French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard for a...more

    TCHAIKOVSKY: Iolanta, BARTÓK: Duke Bluebeard’s Castle

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    February 14, 2015

    On the heels of her triumphant Met performances in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of...more

    CHANNEL/DANCE: AN EVENING OF MOVEMENT, ART, AND THEATRE

    Presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel

    February 13 - February 14, 2015

    CHANNEL/DANCE: AN EVENING OF MOVEMENT, ART, AND THEATRE. Presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel and Contrapose Dance. Performances Friday, February 13 & Saturday, February 14 at 8 pm at...more

    Mozart and Beethoven

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

    February 13 - February 15, 2015

    Hear these titans of the Classical era as young composers. Composed by the master at the tender age of 13, Mozart's Waisenhaus Mass receives a rare performance from conductor Richard...more

    Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Milhaud and Poulenc - Open Rehearsal

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

    February 19, 2015

    French conductor St?phane Den?ve returns for this program of works all premiered in Paris in the early 1920s. Canadian violinist James Ehnes is soloist in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1,...more

    Boston Philharmonic Orchestra in Worcester

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    February 20, 2015

    Benjamin Zander, Music Director & Conductor
    Aga Mikolaj, soprano

    J. Strauss Frühlingsstimmen Op. 410 (Voices of Spring)
    R. Strauss Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last...more

    Lorelei "On the Rocks"

    Presented by Lorelei Ensemble

    February 20, 2015

    The second in a new chamber series hosted by Boston's Lorelei Ensemble. Sonja Tengblad, Emily Culler, and Clare McNamara in a post-Valentine's evening of 16th-century Italian and...more

    Calder Quartet

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

    February 20, 2015

    The Calder Quartet performs a broad range of repertoire at an exceptional level, always striving to channel and fulfill the composer’s vision. Already the choice of many leading composers to...more

    Stephane Deneve conducts Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Milhaud and Poulenc featuring violinist James Ehnes

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

    February 19 - February 21, 2015

    French conductor St?phane Den?ve returns for this program of works all premiered in Paris in the early 1920s. Canadian violinist James Ehnes is soloist in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1,...more

    Aurora Borealis

    Presented by A Far Cry at St. John's Church, JP, Boston

    February 21, 2015

    Catch a glimpse of the exquisite Northern Lights as this program brings you from the bitter heart of a Nordic winter to the warmth of a welcoming hearth. The few gentle snowflakes felt in Steve...more

    Ockeghem@600: Ockeghem, Binchois & Du Fay

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

    February 21, 2015

    "…this virtuosic chorus…has turned historical excavation into vibrant musical adventure"
    David Weininger, The Boston Globe

    With this concert, Blue...more

    Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Leif Ove Andsnes, piano/conductor

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    February 22, 2015

    The magnificent pianist Leif Ove Andsnes collaborates as player/conductor with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra as part of his epic long-term project, The Beethoven Journey, focusing on the...more

    Strauss & Mahler

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    February 19 - February 22, 2015

    Turn of the century Vienna was a world in which radical change vied with a tendency towards nostalgia in an uneasy balance. Youth and old age had their distinctly different viewpoints, and each...more

    Mozart, Mostly

    Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Fitzgerald Theatre at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Cambridge

    February 22, 2015

    Join us for an afternoon of music to entertain and delight with Mozart exploring and studying Bach, Mozart substituting for and helping a friend in trouble, Schnittke parodying Mozart, and Mozart...more

    Signature Series at the MFA: The Artist Sings

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    February 22, 2015

    Opera is full of malevolent villains, passionate lovers, and intrepid warriors, but it is also animated by a fascinating collection of working artists—composers, painters like Cavaradossi,...more

    Opera Night at the BPL: Musical Nationalism and Folklore in Opera

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Abbey Room, Boston

    February 24, 2015

    Themes of nationalism, folklore, and folk music weave a rich musical texture with a deeply moving storyline to make Kátya Kabanová one of Janácek’s most...more

    Evening in Paris

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

    February 28, 2015

    Winner of the Tchaikovsky Medal, Sergey Antonov makes his first Pro Arte appearance in Saint-Saëns’ demanding cello concerto, led by returning Boston Lyric Opera Music Director David...more

    Brentano Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    February 28, 2015

    For more than 20 years, the esteemed Brentano String Quartet has been delighting chamber audiences with what the New York Times has hailed as a “luxuriously warm sound and yearning...more

    Bach: St. John Passion

    Presented by Boston Baroque at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    February 27 - February 28, 2015

    Boston Baroque will perform Johann Sebastian Bach's well-known and controversial St. John Passion for the first time ever. The sacred oratorio will feature the stunning tenor John...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

    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...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

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