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    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 manuscripts, a generous selection of carols, New England anthems, Southern folk hymns and religious ballads for the season.

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    NBSO's Family Holiday Pops: Magical Moments

    Presented by New Bedford Symphony Orchestra at Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford

    December 20, 2014

    The NBSO’s Family Holiday Pops Concerts are bursting with magical moments! With holiday music we all love played by a great orchestra, friends and family sharing the joy of the season, and...more

    An American Christmas - Cambridge

    Presented by The Boston Camerata at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    December 20, 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

    Still, still night

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

    December 20, 2014

    Our annual holiday concert celebrates the release of our new CD of Christmas music, entitled Still, still night. Loosely based on the traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols, this...more

    String Sinfonietta Concert

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School at Winchester Community Music School, Winchester

    December 20, 2014

    Join us for the inaugural concert of WCMS’s newly formed String Sinfonietta, an orchestral program just for string players. Dr. Vartan Aghababian conducts students from Winchester,...more

    Suzuki All-School Concert

    Presented by Suzuki School of Newton at First Baptist Church in Newton, Newton

    December 20, 2014

    The students of Suzuki School of Newton will showcase groups performing on piano, guitar, flute, violin, viola, cello, bass, and harp, as well as performances by the preschool, the Early Childhood...more

    Christmas Reflections

    Presented by Boston College at Boston College, Robsham Theater Arts Center, Chestnut Hill

    December 19 - December 21, 2014

    A celebration of the Christmas season in story, music and dance with choreography by Jesuit Artist-in-Residence Robert VerEecke, S.J., and Helen O'Dwyer, director of the O’Dwyer School...more

    A Bach Christmas

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

    December 18 - December 21, 2014

    Back Bay Chorale Music Director Scott Allen Jarrett takes the Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus on a journey through Christmas past, from medieval plainchant to the 18th century....more

    Belmont Open Sings: "Messiah"

    Presented by Powers Music School at First Church in Belmont , Belmont

    December 21, 2014

    An annual holiday tradition for many singers and area residents, Belmont Open Sings Artistic Director Mary Beekman will lead Handel’s “Messiah” on Sunday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m.,...more

    Music of Schnittke

    Presented by Composer Focus at Lily Pad, Cambridge

    December 21, 2014

    The fourth of nine monthly concerts in the Composer Focus concert series features the music of Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998). Schnittke pioneered a technique of composition known as...more

    Boston Pops - Holiday Pops

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

    December 3 - December 24, 2014

    Join conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops in a performance filled with holiday music favorites, the traditional Pops sing-a-long, and even a visit from jolly old Santa Claus. Don't...more

    Boston Pops - Holiday Pops Kids Matinees

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

    December 6 - December 24, 2014

    Join conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops in a performance filled with holiday music favorites, the traditional Pops sing-along, and even a visit from jolly old Santa Claus. These special...more

    Boston Pops - Home Alone

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

    December 26 - December 27, 2014

    Experience this true holiday favorite as never before, on the big screen with live orchestral accompaniment! With a charming and delightful score by our own Pops Laureate Conductor and legendary...more

    Urban Nutcracker

    Presented by Tony Williams Dance Center at John Hancock Hall, Boston

    December 12 - December 28, 2014

    Anthony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker, Boston’s original holiday classic, is back for its 13th season and packed with more magic for the whole family. Fusing Tchaikovsky’s...more

    The Nutcracker

    Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House, Boston

    November 28 - December 31, 2014

    A dazzling holiday tradition for the entire family! This critically-acclaimed production debuted in 2012 with new sets and costumes, and critics called the production "the most magical...more

    New Year's Eve Concert - Boston Pops Swing Orchestra

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

    December 31, 2014

    Ring in the New Year with the Boston Pops! Dance the night away with the Boston Pops Swing Orchestra and legendary bandleader extraordinaire Bo Winiker! There will be a cash bar and several dining...more

    Cape Symphony: New Year's Day Party

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

    January 1, 2015

    JUNG-HO-PAK, CONDUCTOR
    PETER SCHICKELE, SPECIAL GUEST STAR
    MARGOT ROOD, SOPRANO | KARA CORNELL, MEZZO SOPRANO

    Have a blast at this New Year’s Day bash. Our parties are...more

    New Year's Celebration

    Presented by Boston Baroque at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    December 31, 2014 - January 1, 2015

    Ring in the New Year! Don’t miss this annual celebration featuring some of Boston’s best vocal talent. The celebration is complete with champagne and chocolates during intermission...more

    Improvisation

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

    January 9, 2015

    What could be more exciting than improvisation? Composing moment by moment, guided by ephemeral inspiration, with each performance unique. A Far Cry explores the theme with a bold new commission...more

    Andris Nelsons conducts Brahms, Haydn, and Strauss featuring cellist Gautier Capucon

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

    January 8 - January 10, 2015

    Andris Nelsons' two January programs focus on classics of the orchestral repertoire. In this first program of 2015, he is joined by French cellist Gautier Capucon and BSO principal violist...more

    Russian Portraits

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at First Baptist Church in Newton, Newton

    January 10, 2015

    Kevin Rhodes takes us on a neoclassical journey of Russian simplicity and textual clarity with Prokofiev’s First Symphony and Tchaikovsky’s majestic Serenade for Strings....more

    Titans II

    Presented by Cape Symphony

    January 10, 2015

    Be among the first to hear Nth Degree, Cape Symphony’s new force in chamber music. Jae Cosmos Lee, our Concertmaster, directs this exciting new group which features our incredibly talented...more

    Boston Symphony Chamber Players

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

    January 11, 2015

    On Sunday, January 11, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players will present the world premiere of Eric Nathan's new work for oboe, horn, and piano, a BSO commission. A former Tanglewood...more

    Handel & Haydn’s Guy Fishman, cello & Ian Watson, fortepiano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    January 11, 2015

    Both principal players of Handel and Haydn Society, acclaimed cellist Guy Fishman joins with renowned fortepianist Ian Watson in a greatly anticipated performance of Beethoven’s Cello...more

    Sebastian Baverstam, cello

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

    January 11, 2015

    “….nuance, sureness of phrasing and keen awareness…insightful musicianship and poetic feeling.” - Cape Cod Times

    Praised by The Strad for his...more

    St. Petersburg Symphony

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    January 13, 2015

    A legendary soloist in an infamous piano concerto… A virtuosic opening overture… One of the most popular works in classical music by Rimsky-Korsakov… Music Worcester proudly...more

    Mozart and Bruckner - Open Rehearsal

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

    January 15, 2015

    Acclaimed for his performances of the Classical repertoire, German pianist Lars Vogt returns to Symphony Hall as soloist with Andris Nelsons and the BSO in Mozart's proto-Romantic C minor...more

    Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    January 16, 2015

    A Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain concert is a genre-crashing ride through popular music: funny, virtuosic, foot-stomping and melodious entertainment. It is a joyous, thought-provoking journey...more

    Andris Nelson conducts Mozart and Bruckner featuring pianist Lars Vogt

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

    January 15 - January 17, 2015

    Acclaimed for his performances of the Classical repertoire, German pianist Lars Vogt returns to Symphony Hall as soloist with Andris Nelsons and the BSO in Mozart's proto-Romantic C minor...more

    LEHÁR: The Merry Widow

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    January 17, 2015

    The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and...more

    Violinist Angelo Xiang Yu at Jordan Hall 1-17-2015

    Presented by Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    January 17, 2015

    Violinist Angelo Xiang Yu, winner of the prestigious Menuhin Violin Competition in 2010, is regarded as one of today’s most talented young violinists. His astonishing technique and...more

    Junior District Pre-Audition Workshop

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School at Winchester Community Music School, Winchester

    January 17, 2015

    For students in grades 6-9 trying out for the MMEA Junior District Festival. Guest speaker Carola Emrich-Fisher will provide a wealth of information about the audition process including how to...more

    Cape Symphony: Masterpiece III Passport to England

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

    January 17 - January 18, 2015

    JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
    REBECCA HAINS, SOPRANO
    ANGELA JAJKO, MEZZO-SOPRANO
    THOMAS M. FRATES, BARITONE
    NEW ENGLAND GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY CHORUS

    The UK? OK!...more

    Emerson String Quartet

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    January 22, 2015

    The Boston Debut of the new Emerson, with cellist Paul Watkins, is greatly anticipated.

    Program:
    Purcell | Two Fantasias
    Purcell | Chacony arranged by Benjamin...more

    Concert & Lecture Series: Concert 4 - "The Musical Offering: Virtuosity Climax"

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

    January 22, 2015

    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

    Canadian Brass

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    January 23, 2015

    Now in its 43rd season, Canadian Brass has performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world, been seen by hundreds of millions of people on television, sold two million of its almost...more

    Angela Hewitt, piano; Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    January 23, 2015

    Internationally acclaimed Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter and world-renowned British/Canadian pianist, Angela Hewitt, are two remarkably refined and sensitive performers, perfectly...more

    Muir String Quartet in Residence at Boston University

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Tsai Performance Center, Boston

    January 23, 2015

    Leoš Janárek: String Quartet No. 1, Kreutzer Sonata
    Claude Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor


    Tugan Sokhiev conducts Berlioz,?Saint-Sa?ns and Rimsky-Korsakov featuring cellist?Johannes Moser

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

    January 22 - January 24, 2015

    Born in the Ossetian region of the Caucasus and making his BSO debut in these concerts, Tugan Sokhiev is music director of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Orchestre National du...more

    Training Choir - Fall 2014

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

    September 20, 2014 - January 24, 2015

    Training Choir | ages 5-7
    Director: Rachael Chagat

    This ensemble will be an un-auditioned group consisting of children aged 5 – 7 years of age. Children will be introduced to...more

    Repertory Ambassadors Choir

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

    September 20, 2014 - January 24, 2015

    Repertory Ambassadors | ages 8-13
    Director: Rachael Chagat

    This ensemble is open by audition only and is intended as the next step in the process of vocal skill and musicianship....more

    Young Ambassadors Choir - Fall 2014

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

    September 20, 2014 - January 24, 2015

    Young Ambassadors | ages 13 – 18
    Director: Murray Kidd

    This ensemble is open by audition only. It is intended as the culmination of training and preparation from within the...more

    Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil

    Presented by Cantata Singers at St. Paul Church, Cambridge, Cambridge

    January 24, 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

    Haydn: Symphonies and Concerto

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    January 23 - January 25, 2015

    Artistic Director Harry Christophers and Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky continue their critically-praised survey of the orchestral music of Joseph Haydn. The sequel to 2012’s Haydn in Paris,...more

    A Winter Strings Fest

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

    January 25, 2015

    Join the New Philharmonia and partner organizations the Suzuki School of Newton, Newton’s All City Orchestra and students from New Phil’s Outreach Partner School – the Oliver...more

    The French Connection: Fauré, Debussy, Gershwin and Ravel

    Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society

    January 25, 2015

    Fauré  Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120
    Debussy/Ravel   Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune for...more

    Mark Morris Dance Group

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    January 21 - January 25, 2015

    Mark Morris returns to the ICA for the first time since 2007! Beloved for his inventive, uniquely musical, and contagiously joyful dances, the Brooklyn-based choreographer will present four works:...more

    Faculty Chamber Music Concert

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School at Winchester Community Music School, Winchester

    January 25, 2015

    “For My Love, In Joy and Sorrow: A Dedication”

    Each January, Winchester Community Music School presents its annual Faculty Chamber Music Concert. Join us for an afternoon of...more

    The Bach Institute - Final Concert

    Presented by Winsor Music, Inc.

    January 26, 2015

    This January, after two weeks of intensive practice and outreach performances, the students of the Fourth Annual Bach Institute will present their final concert. The Institute is a collaboration...more

    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...more

    BACH EXPLORED Concert 2: Dark Visions

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

    January 29, 2015

     BACH EXPLORED Concert 2: Dark Visions

    Dorian Komanoff Bandy, baroque violin; Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord

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

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