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    BPL Children's Concerts with Boston Lyric Opera

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera and Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston

    July 28, 2015

    The Boston Public Library Children’s Room invites families, children and caregivers to enjoy the outdoors in the beautiful Courtyard all summer long on Tuesdays with a series of family-friendly concerts. Boston Lyric Opera artists make a special appearance on July 28 with an interactive program of songs and selections that celebrate the power of singing and the magic of music.

    Rain location will be ...more


    SSC's Evenings Under the Stars Presents The Mikado

    Presented by South Shore Conservatory at South Shore Conservatory, Hingham

    August 1, 2015

    South Shore Conservatory’s (SSC) Evenings Under the Stars (EUS) concert series presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic two-act operetta The Mikado on Saturday, August 1, at 7 pm. The last of...more

    Borromeo String Quartet 25th Anniversary Series

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

    July 18 - August 2, 2015

    Through its visionary performances, the Borromeo String Quartet has become one of the most important string quartets of our time. For 25 years, the group has built a vast repertoire and performed...more

    "Fun Tunes, Fun Times" Concert on Chelmsford Common

    Presented by Chelmsford Community Band

    August 4, 2015

    The Chelmsford Community Band continues its decades-long tradition of providing free outdoor music on Chelmsford Common August 4th with a concert celebrating the awesome and absurd music of...more

    The Greenway Sessions: Nicolas Castaneda

    Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and Berklee College of Music at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston

    August 5, 2015

    The Nicolás Castañeda Group is a musical project based on contemporary Colombian music. With traditional Colombian music as the structural foundation and with the influence...more

    Italian Night

    Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade, Boston

    August 5, 2015

    The Golden Age of Italian opera is about passion writ large. Its music now occupies a central place on the concert stages of the world. The thrilling voices of two stars of American opera join a...more

    Andris Nelsons conducts Mahler Symphony No. 8 Live Stream

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra at Copley Square, Boston

    August 8, 2015

    Bring your blanket or lawn chair for a free live video transmission of a performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 8 from Tanglewood, with Andris Nelsons conducting, to Copley Square for the...more

    "Band Favorites" Concert on Chelmsford Common

    Presented by Chelmsford Community Band

    August 11, 2015

    The Chelmsford Community Band continues its decades-long tradition of providing free outdoor music on Chelmsford Common August 11th with a concert program entirely planned by band members. The fun...more

    Cochran-Wrenn Duo Concert

    Presented by Cochran-Wrenn Duo and Gore Place at Gore Place, Waltham

    August 19, 2015

    From Bach to the Tango and beyond, Bonnie and Bryan perform “a refreshing mix of music from early classics to jazz” for flute and guitar. The ...more

    Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company present: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade, Boston

    August 26, 2015

    Stage and musical stars of Boston collaborate in the most celebrated of all musical scores written for a classic play. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the most renowned, the most successful, and...more

    Brown Bag Organ Concert Series

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

    July 16 - August 27, 2015

    Brown Bag Organ Concert Series

    Thursdays from July 16 through August 27, 12 noon

    A series of free, half-hour concerts on the E.M. Skinner pipe organ at the Church of the...more

    Roomful of Teeth

    Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA, North Adams

    August 28, 2015

    Exploring new vocal territory and sharing music from its 2015 release, Render, Grammy Award-winning Roomful of Teeth comes home to MASS MoCA to celebrate the work of composer-in-residence Ted...more

    Boston Choral Ensemble Open Rehearsal and Auditions

    Presented by Boston Choral Ensemble at Old South Church in Boston, Boston

    September 1 - September 2, 2015

    Boston Choral Ensemble has a few vacancies in each voice part for the 2015/16 season and we will be holding auditions as follows:

    Tuesday, September 1st – Open Rehearsal and...more

    Bulgarian Fantasy

    Presented by Freisinger Chamber Orchestra at Old South Church in Boston, Boston

    September 13, 2015

    Marin Goleminov: Five Sketches for String Orchestra (1952)
    Children's Game
    Harvest 
    Dance 
    Story 
    Round
    Written in Sofia by one of Bulgaria's...more

    Open Rehearsal with the Brockton Symphony Orchestra

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    September 20, 2015

    Experience the craft of music-making first hand. Sit in with the members of the Brockton Symphony Orchestra as they rehearse a piece of music. Experience the decisions and process of making music...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - Bach Rearranged

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Cambridge

    October 3, 2015

    2015/16 Evening Concert Series - Bach Reimagined

    In the first of the season's evening concert series, Bach Rearranged, our musicians show how Bach himself,...more

    Choral Classics with Dr. Joeseph Flummerfelt

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

    October 10, 2015

    Cantata Singers’ 52nd season commences with a program led by world-renowned choral conductor Dr. Joseph Flummerfelt. Hear choral favorites such as Brahms’ charming Liebeslieder...more

    La Boheme

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    October 2 - October 11, 2015

    Music by Giacomo Puccini
    Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

    Sung in Italian with projected English translation

    Puccini’s poetic masterpiece is reimagined against...more

    An Evening with David Deveau

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 24, 2015

    Now in his twentieth year as Artistic Director of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, pianist David Deveau has been critically acclaimed internationally for his expressive and poetic...more

    Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series, Year II - Mendelssohn

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

    October 25, 2015

    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

    2015 Haiti Movie Awards

    Presented by Motion Picture Association of Haiti, Inc

    November 1, 2015

    Once a year,  The Motion Picture Association of Haiti (MPAH) comes together with various businesses, civic leaders, renowned Haitian actors, and Hollywood actors of Haitian descent to...more

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

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

    November 1, 2015

    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

    Chopin Without Piano

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Paramount Center, Boston

    November 11 - November 14, 2015

    Take Chopin’s piano concertos, remove the piano and replace it with a monologue detailing the composer’s life and radical approach to music. The result is Chopin without Piano, a staggeringly...more

    Made in America: Songs by Barber, Copland, and Fine

    Presented by Cantata Singers

    November 17, 2015

    Aaron Copland: Walls of Zion; Selections from Emily Dickenson Songs; Simple Gifts
    Irving Fine: Mutability
    Samuel Barber: Hermit Songs
     


    Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

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

    December 6, 2015

    MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for the past 30 years! Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved...more

    Handel Israel in Egypt

    Presented by Cantata Singers at Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall), Lexington

    January 29, 2016

    In January of 2016, Cantata Singers will present the complete version of Handel’s 1783 oratorio, Israel in Egypt. Often performed with only the second and third movements, Cantata Singers...more

    Handel Israel in Egypt

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

    January 31, 2016

    In January of 2016, Cantata Singers will present the complete version of Handel’s 1783 oratorio, Israel in Egypt. Often performed with only the second and third movements, Cantata Singers...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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - Bach Reinvented

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

    April 9, 2016

    2015/16 Evening Concert Series - Bach Reimagined

    The final concert, Bach Reinvented, features Bach’s own take on the eternal “pop music versus ‘learned’...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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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