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    Burning River Baroque: Desperation & Desire

    Presented by SoHIP: Society for Historically Informed Performance

    July 22, 2014

    This program uses the music of English Restoration composer Henry Purcell (1659-1695) as the starting point for exploring the music that flourished in his lifetime. Each piece is chosen for its rich emotional content, with the instrumental works mirroring Purcell's depiction of the human psyche.

    Malina Rauschenfels (soprano), Peter Lekx (violin), David Ellis (viola da gamba), Paula Maust ...more


    Boston Summer Arts Weekend Baroque Brunch

    Presented by Boston Globe, WGBH and Citizens Bank at Fairmont Copley Plaza

    July 27, 2014

    Held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza, the Baroque Brunch is part of the annual Boston Summer Arts Weekend.  As you enjoy breakfast prepared by the hotel, you’ll be entertained by the...more

    Summer Sundays in the Park: Jamaica Pond

    Presented by Emerald Necklace Conservancy at Jamaica Pond Bandstand

    July 13 - July 27, 2014

    Bring a picnic, spread a blanket, and enjoy the sweet sounds of summer with family and friends. Our lineup of top-notch entertainment this season features brass, strings, opera and the big bold...more

    Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten

    Presented by Boston Opera Collaborative at The Strand Theatre

    July 24 - July 27, 2014

    Boston Opera Collaborative presents, Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten.

    The scene: The zany residents of Loxford, England are preparing for their local May Day festivities. The...more

    Emily Davidson: BASS SOUNDS - Baroque Music for Unaccompanied Cello

    Presented by SoHIP: Society for Historically Informed Performance

    July 29, 2014

    Including works from both of Davidson's BASS SOUNDS albums, the program includes predecessors to the Cello Suites by J.S. Bach and also works that followed. Davidson will be releasing her...more

    Emily Davidson: BASS SOUNDS - Baroque Music for Unaccompanied Cello

    Presented by SoHIP: Society for Historically Informed Performance

    July 30, 2014

    Including works from both of Davidson's BASS SOUNDS albums, the program includes predecessors to the Cello Suites by J.S. Bach and also works that followed. Davidson will be releasing her...more

    Boston Landmarks Orchestra Free Wednesday Concert: Longwood Symphony

    Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Longwood Symphony Orchestra at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade

    July 30, 2014

    The acclaimed orchestra of Boston’s medical community, Longwood Symphony,  is one of the Landmarks Orchestra’s longest running...more

    Metropolitan Wind Symphony Concerts in the Park

    Presented by Metropolitan Wind Symphony at Hastings Park Bandstand

    July 10 - July 31, 2014

    The Metropolitan Wind Symphony will continue their 43rd season with 4 Free traditional outdoor Band Concerts on Thursdays July 10, 17, 24, and 31.  MWS Music director Lewis J. Buckley will...more

    Emily Davidson: BASS SOUNDS - Baroque Music for Unaccompanied Cello

    Presented by SoHIP: Society for Historically Informed Performance

    July 31, 2014

    Including works from both of Davidson's BASS SOUNDS albums, the program includes predecessors to the Cello Suites by J.S. Bach and also works that followed. Davidson will be releasing her...more

    Underscore Friday Evening

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

    August 1, 2014

    Capital Region resident discounts available.


    John Williams' Film Night at Tanglewood

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

    August 2, 2014

    John Williams' Film Night has become one of the most eagerly-anticipated evenings of the Tanglewood season. Join Mr. Williams, the Boston Pops, and special guests for a celebration of the...more

    Masters of the Baroque

    Presented by Close Encounters With Music

    August 3, 2014

    In a program designed to celebrate the rich diversity of Baroque music - the complexity of the intellectual Northern Baroque and its counterpoint, the more outgoing Mediterranean - celebrated...more

    Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

    August 3, 2014

    HAYDN - Symphony No. 6, Le Matin

    MOZART - Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K.218

    BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 2


    Tanglewood on Parade

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

    August 5, 2014

    Conductors Stéphane Denève, Keith Lockhart, John Williams and Leonard Slatkin appear together on August 5 for Tanglewood on Parade. Always a highlight of the season, the day...more

    Boston Landmarks Orchestra Free Wednesday Concert: Boston Lyric Opera

    Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade

    August 6, 2014

    The Landmarks Orchestra proudly continues a series of highly successful collaborations with Boston Lyric Opera, David Angus, conductor. The program features excerpts and scenes from operas by...more

    Bolcom, Barlow, Barber and Elgar -Celebrating Leonard Slatkin's 70th birthday

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

    August 8, 2014

    BOLCOM - Circus Overture (world premiere; BSO commission)

    BARLOW - The Winter's Passed, for oboe and strings

    BARBER - Violin Concerto

    ELGAR...more

    Debussy, Szymanowski and Tchaikovsky

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

    August 9, 2014

    DEBUSSY - Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun

    SZYMANOWSKI - Violin Concerto No. 2

    TCHAIKOVSKY - Symphony No. 4


    29th Annual Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea

    Presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

    August 10, 2014

    The Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea concert is Cape Cod's single largest cultural event. For the past twenty-eight years we have welcomed one of the nation's finest and best-loved musical...more

    All-Tchaikovsky Program

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

    August 10, 2014

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    Summer Sundays in the Park: Olmsted Park

    Presented by Emerald Necklace Conservancy

    August 3 - August 10, 2014

    Bring a picnic, spread a blanket, and enjoy the sweet sounds of summer with family and friends. Our lineup of top-notch entertainment this season features brass, strings, opera and the big bold...more

    Verdant Grove

    Presented by The Boston Camerata

    August 10, 2014

    Wonderful, early American songs and hymns, circa 1790-1840, most of them from old prints and manuscripts of Newburyport, Boston, and New Hampshire, performed by The Boston Camerata's superb...more

    Underscore Friday Evening

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

    August 15, 2014

    BEETHOVEN - Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor

    PROKOFIEV - Alexander Nevsky


    Portland Chamber Music Festival: Harpist Bridget Kibbey and Friends

    Presented by Portland Chamber Music Festival

    August 16, 2014

    Harpist Bridget Kibbey returns to PCMF in a program showcasing her instrument’s history and its colorful collaborative repertoire. Bridget has a special gift for connecting with audiences...more

    One Day University

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

    August 17, 2014

    One Day University is returning to Cape Cod! At One Day University there are no grades, no tests, no homework, and certainly no stress! The One Day University program offers a half-day of the best...more

    Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

    August 17, 2014

    STRAVINSKY - Scherzo fantastique

    RACHMANINOFF - Piano Concerto No. 3

    STRAVINSKY - The Firebird (complete)


    Summer Sings

    Presented by Chorus pro Musica at Old South Church, Boston

    August 4 - August 18, 2014

    Join us this summer at our popular series of summer sings, led by Music Director Jamie Kirsch. Rehearse a great work of choral literature, have a little snack, and then we take it from the top. We...more

    Oz with Orchestra at Tanglewood

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

    August 22, 2014

    The Wizard of Oz was a technical marvel for the MGM studio in the late 1930s. MGM has stunningly re-mastered this timeless classic, and in this version, produced by John Goberman, the brilliantly...more

    25th Anniversary Cape Cod Five Pops in the Park

    Presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

    August 23, 2014

    This summertime event will be celebrating its 25th year featuring the Cape Symphony under the direction of Artistic Director and Conductor Jung-Ho Pak. The concert is scheduled for Saturday,...more

    Berlioz, Rachmaninoff and Respighi

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

    August 23, 2014

    BERLIOZ - Roman Carnival Overture

    RACHMANINOFF - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

    RESPIGHI - Roman Festivals; Fountains of Rome; Pines of Rome


    All-Beethoven Program

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

    August 24, 2014

    BEETHOVEN - Choral Fantasy

    BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 9


    Summer Performances at Maudslay Arts Center

    Presented by Maudslay Arts Center

    July 5 - August 24, 2014

    Whether you’re sitting under the stars on a moonlit evening, or lounging on a blanket on a Sunday afternoon, the Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series provides the perfect setting for...more

    CpM Auditions (SATB)

    Presented by Chorus pro Musica at Old South Church, Boston

    August 25, 2014

    Chorus pro Musica is an SATB chorus of approximately 80 singers. Rehearsals are mostly on Monday evenings 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM, at Old South Church, Copley Square in Boston, with occasional Tuesday...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Common Thread

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 28, 2014

    Founded by Berklee bassist Alissia Benveniste, guitarist Maddie Rice, and drummer Amber Baker, Common Thread is an all female collective of like-minded musicians...more

    Berklee Summer Concerts at Georges Island

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Georges Island

    August 30, 2014

    Berklee College of Music, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, and the Boston Harbor National Park join forces to bring up-and-coming Berklee students and alumni to Fort Warren on Georges Island for...more

    Yun-Chin Zhou, piano

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

    September 14, 2014

    A native of Shenyang, China, pianist Yun-Chin Zhou, whose given name means pure melody, has been hailed as a “dashing virtuoso … complete with dazzling fingerwork and shapely...more

    Marcelo Lehninger conducts Mozart, Villa-Lobos and Beethoven

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    September 18 - September 20, 2014

    BSO Associate Conductor Marcelo Lehninger returns to the Symphony Hall podium for a concert spotlighting members of the orchestra. Four BSO principals take center stage for Mozart's seldom...more

    Andris Nelsons conducts Wagner and Respighi

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    September 27, 2014

    This wide-ranging one-night-only event celebrates the start of BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons' tenure with the orchestra, and features two close colleagues of the conductor as soloists-his...more

    BACH EXPLORED Concert 1: Bach the Dionysian

    Presented by The Music of First Church Boston at First Church in Boston

    October 2, 2014

    BACH EXPLORED Concert 1: Bach the Dionysian

    Dorian Komanoff Bandy, baroque violin; Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord

    Violinist Dorian Komanoff Bandy and harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa...more

    Andris Nelsons conducts Beethoven, Bartok, and Tchaikovsky

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    October 1 - October 3, 2014

    For his second program of 2014-15, Andris Nelsons leads three great works reflecting his lifelong immersion in the world of symphonic repertoire-works that also demonstrate the commanding...more

    Maurizio Pollini, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

    October 5, 2014

    A paragon of virtuosity and musical excellence, Maurizio Pollini’s position among the top instrumental soloists in the world has been secure for nearly a generation.

    SCHUMANN...more

    Schubert and Mozart - Open Rehearsal

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    October 9, 2014

    Join the BSO for a special open rehearsal prior to the official conert opening. The German pianist-conductor Christian Zacharias returns to the BSO in his dual role for Mozart's Piano...more

    Schubert and Mozart with conductor and pianist Christian Zacharias

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    October 9 - October 11, 2014

    The German pianist-conductor Christian Zacharias returns to the BSO in his dual role for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, performing from the keyboard as Mozart would have done for...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - CROSSROADS

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

    October 17, 2014

    Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No. 2 in D Major
    Wolf: Italian Serenade and Mörike-lieder with strings...more

    UnderScore Friday Evening: Brahms and Nielsen

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    October 17, 2014

    Esteemed Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder joins the BSO for Brahms's vast, emotionally intense D minor piano concerto, which the Viennese composer wrote over the course of several...more

    Escape Reality: Come to King Richard's Faire

    Presented by King Richard's Faire

    August 30 - October 19, 2014

    King Richard's Faire, New England's largest and longest-running Renaissance Festival, announces its 2014 season, to run August 30 through October 19, 2014 on...more

    Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at NEC's Jordan Hall

    October 19, 2014

    The centerpiece of the opening program of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players' 2014-15 season is Nielsen's Wind Quintet, Op. 43, composed in 1922 for an outstanding Copenhagen...more

    Brahms and Nielsen featuring pianist Rudolph Buchbinder

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    October 16 - October 21, 2014

    Esteemed Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder joins the BSO for Brahms's vast, emotionally intense D minor piano concerto, which the Viennese composer wrote over the course of several...more

    The Worcester Chorus & Arcadia Players - OPENING NIGHT

    Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

    October 24, 2014

    Opening Night – Friday, October 24, 8pm – Mechanics Hall

     Music Worcester starts the 2014-2015 Season in the biggest way possible – Beethoven’s monumental...more

    Mario Frangoulis: Simple Miracles

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

    October 25, 2014

    Mario Frangoulis is a world-renowned powerhouse Greek tenor with an electrifying voice and stunning charisma. As 2011’s “Best Male Classical Crossover Artist," he is recognized on...more

    J.S.Bach and Brahms

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    October 23 - October 25, 2014

    This program pairs two of the great works for voice and orchestra in the German musical literature. Bach's 1727 cantata for bass soloist and orchestra stands among the best-known of his...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - Mendelssohn and Wolf Chamber Series, Concert 1

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston

    November 2, 2014

    This first concert features the early works of Mendelssohn and the complete Mörike-lieder of Hugo Wolf that continue, with striking originality, in the tradition of Schubert and...more

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