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    Bernard Haitink conducts Ravel and Mozart featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet

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

    April 23 - April 28, 2015

    BSO Conductor Emeritus Bernard Haitink ends the BSO's 2014-15 season with two weeks of concerts. First, he and the orchestra are joined by dazzling French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet for Ravel's 1931 Piano Concerto in G, featuring thrilling outer movements and one of the most meltingly beautiful slow movements in the repertoire.Mother Goose, an earlier Ravel score illustrating the stories of Tom Thumb, ...more


    EXULTET! (Boston)

    Presented by Cappella Clausura at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston, Boston

    May 2, 2015

    Evocative music of Arvo Pärt, Eric Whitacre, Hildegard von Bingen and distinguished Welsh composer Hilary Tann.  We are honored to present the New England premiere of Tann’s...more

    Fragrant Stream Chinese Classical Music

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

    May 2, 2015

    Chinese traditional music from the mid-16th century along with recent compositions, performed by virtuoso Chinese traditional instrumentalists.


    Voices of Spring

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

    May 2, 2015

    Highlights include Thomas Tallis’s “If Ye Love Me”, Anton Bruckner’s “Locus Iste” and Morten Lauridsen’s “Sure On This Shining Night”...more

    Haydn The Creation

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    May 1 - May 3, 2015

    Inspired by Haydn’s trips to England, where he first heard Handel’s oratorios, The Creation is widely considered Haydn’s crowning masterpiece. Based on both the biblical...more

    All Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto with Ilana Zaks, Swan Lake, and more

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

    May 3, 2015

    The WSO welcomes Ilana Zaks, violin, performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. The WSO performs Swan Lake Ballet Suite, and the Romeo and Juliet Overture Fantasy

    Max...more

    Unitas Ensemble presents: Destined to be Classics

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

    May 3, 2015

    We hope you will join us in the beautiful sanctuary of Copley's Old South Church as we present the wonderful music of Latin America to Boston. Artistic Director...more

    Boston Strong

    Presented by Metropolitan Wind Symphony at National Heritage Museum, Lexington

    May 3, 2015

    This Metropolitan Wind Symphony band concert will start with R. B. Hall’s famous Officer of the Day March, followed by Nowlin’s energetic Synergy...more

    The Handy-Anderson Duo Presents Three Centuries of Masterpieces for Cello and Piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    May 3, 2015

    The Handy-Anderson Duo presents three centuries of masterpieces for cello and piano. Trevor Handy and Bonnie Anderson began playing concerts together as teenagers...more

    Gordon College Spring Pops Concert

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

    May 3, 2015

    Join the Gordon College Women's Choir, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble for the Annual Pops Concert in A.J. Gordon Chapel. Broadway show medleys, marches, and lighter classical music are...more

    EXULTET! (Newton)

    Presented by Cappella Clausura

    May 3, 2015

    Evocative music of Arvo Pärt, Eric Whitacre, Hildegard von Bingen and distinguished Welsh composer Hilary Tann.  We are honored to present the New England premiere of Tann’s...more

    The Hammond Performing Arts Series Presents Jan Müller-Szeraws and Sally Pinkas

    Presented by Hammond Residential RE at Weston Public Library, Weston

    May 3, 2015

    Saul Cohen, President of Hammond Residential Real Estate in Chestnut Hill, is pleased to announce that cellist Jan Müller-Szeraws and pianist Sally Pinkas will perform works by Bach,...more

    Celebrate! Puccini & Beethoven - Choral Art Society Spring Concert

    Presented by Choral Art Society of the South Shore

    May 3, 2015

    Choral Art Society of the South Shore, now in its 56th season, will present its spring concert, Celebration! Puccini and Beethoven.

    Danica A. Buckley, Artistic Director and Conductor, is...more

    Chu Chun Jean Huang DMA Violin Recital

    Presented by New England Conservatory at New England Consevatory, Boston

    May 3, 2015

    This recital is in fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Recitals by doctoral students are a somewhat different affair. In the course of completing the Doctor...more

    Dudley Orchestra Spring Concert: Music of Dvo?ák, Messiaen and Schubert

    Presented by Harvard University, Dudley House at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    May 3, 2015

    The Dudley Orchestra presents a late evening spring concert of diverse works as part of Harvard's Arts First festival. The program consists of Dvorak's Symphony...more

    Walden Chamber Players: The Viennese Coffeehaus - brewing up creativity

    Presented by Walden Chamber Players

    May 3, 2015

    Vienna’s coffee-houses were not only famous for its desserts and delicious coffee but also as a place were artists of all stripes gathered and busily exchanged ideas. Our program aims to...more

    Gordon College Chamber Music Recital

    Presented by Gordon College Department of Music at Phillips Recital Hall, Wenham

    May 4, 2015

    Gordon College Chamber Music Groups perform a recital of classical chamber works.


    Pink Martini

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

    May 6, 2015

    Mark your calendars for the fabulous musical sensation, PINK MARTINI!  Founded in 1994 by bandleader Thomas Lauderdale, the performance elegantly showcases music from around the world through...more

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    May 7, 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

    Stephen Hough, piano

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

    May 8, 2015

    British pianist Stephen Hough combines an exceptional facility and tonal palette with a uniquely inquisitive musical personality. His musical achievements have resulted in many awards and...more

    Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    May 8, 2015

     Join the Trinity Choirs as they sing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s transcendent Vespers in its 100th anniversary year, accompanied by candlelight and incense.


    Concerto No. 5

    Presented by Les Bostonades at First Church in Boston, Boston

    May 8, 2015

    In this conclusion to their 9th season, period-instrument ensemble Les Bostonades explore the mystique of the number 5 in a concert of concertos that share that label. The 5th of a series in...more

    Mozart: Abduction from the Seraglio

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

    May 9, 2015

    In this colorful opera that "knocked everything else sideways," as the poet Goethe boldly remarked, Mozart tells the story of a kidnapping by pirates, a Turkish harem, a clever quest, a...more

    The Song of Songs: Sensual Texts from the Bible’s Raciest Book

    Presented by Musica Sacra at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    May 9, 2015

    Settings by Renaissance composers, and by Boston's own Daniel Pinkham.


    Durufle: Requiem

    Presented by Back Bay Chorale and St. Paul's Church at St. Paul Church, Cambridge, Cambridge

    May 9, 2015

    Scott Allen Jarrett conducts the Back Bay Chorale in a performance of Durufle's Requiem for chorus and organ, along with choral works by contemporary American composers, all in the...more

    Bach's Magnificat and Zelenka's Te Deum

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

    May 10, 2015

    Spend Mother’s Day with Cantata Singers! Hear music by the composer who inspired Cantata Singers to be founded in the first place alongside works by our newest musical muse, Czech Baroque...more

    Cape Symphony: Masterpiece V Carmina Burana

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

    May 9 - May 10, 2015

    JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
    ALIZE ROZSNYAI, SOPRANO | GERROD PAGENKOPF, COUNTERTENOR | THOMAS JONES, BARITONE
    BOSTON CAMERATA, ANNE AZÉMA, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
    THE CHATHAM...more

    Don Giovanni

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    May 1 - May 10, 2015

    Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
    Sung in Italian with projected English translation

    Don Giovanni is a man obsessed. Women rule his life; he desires...more

    hermitage piano trio concert

    Presented by chamber music foundation of new england at First Church in Boston, Boston

    May 10, 2015

    A rarity in the chamber music world, three musicians who are noted soloists in their own right make up this elite trio.  ...more

    An Afternoon of Beethoven

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    May 10, 2015

    Revel in the majesty of Beethoven’s piano trios and violin and cello sonatas, performed on period instruments by principal members of the Handel and Haydn Society: Susanna Ogata,...more

    Bachanalia

    Presented by Cambridge Concentus at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    May 10, 2015

    Cambridge Concentus raises its glass to all things Bach on Sunday, May 10 at 3pm in First Church, Cambridge with a program of vocal and keyboard works by J.S. Bach, his most celebrated...more

    A Toast to the City of Boston: BYSO's Annual Spring Gala

    Presented by Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    May 11, 2015

    BYSO's annual Spring Gala is an event not to be missed!  As we grow and thrive in the city we've called home for 57 years, we will be taking the opportunity to toast to the...more

    Karl Larson and Andy Costello

    Presented by Equilibrium Concert Series at Lily Pad, Cambridge

    May 12, 2015

    Pianists Karl Larson and Andy Costello display their insight into contemporary music in a program that spans 50 years of music, from John Cage’s experimentalism, through Messiaen’s...more

    Salon Series: Concert #6

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

    May 14, 2015

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

    A program of tangos.


    Rite of Spring Extravaganza

    Presented by New Gallery Concert Series at Community Music Center of Boston, Boston

    May 14, 2015

    New Gallery Concert Series concludes its 15th season with Rite of Spring Extravaganza. This much needed celebration of warm weather, blooming foliage, and blue skies features wire sculptor Clyde...more

    Cossack beyond the Danube

    Presented by Commonwealth Lyric Theater at First Baptist Church in Newton, Newton

    May 14 - May 15, 2015

    Cossack beyond the Danube, the First National Ukrainian Opera, has never been professionally produced in Boston.  Commonwealth Lyric Theater brings together an international cast...more

    Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras’ Petit Ensemble Perform At Boston Children’s Museum

    Presented by Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) at Boston Children's Museum, Boston

    May 15, 2015

    The youngest and newest ensemble of Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) will perform classical favorites on the evening of Friday, May 15th at Boston Children’s Museum. BYSO’s...more

    Words and Phrases Found: Brahms, Needham, Janacek, Stravinsky

    Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at First Church in Boston, Boston

    May 16, 2015

    Stories, aphorisms, poems and speech…music begins where words end. Janacek crafts melodies from the pitch and rhythm of the Czech language, Bernard Rands draws us into the distilled,...more

    What Is This Thing Called Love?

    Presented by The Spectrum Singers at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    May 16, 2015

    Torch songs, happy songs, sad songs of love found and love lost, from the Renaissance through the Great American Songbook - George Gershwin, Vernon Duke, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter,...more

    I Love a Lass… … Alas! I Love

    Presented by Tramontana at Cambridge Friends Meeting House, Cambridge

    May 16, 2015

    Tramontana ventures across the channel for an exciting program of English madrigals and part songs, including works by Byrd, Dowland, Wilbye, Pearsall, Stanford, Finzi, and Holst.  From songs...more

    Words and Phrases Found: Brahms, Needham, Janacek, Stravinsky

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

    May 17, 2015

    Stories, aphorisms, poems and speech…music begins where words end. Janacek crafts melodies from the pitch and rhythm of the Czech language, Bernard Rands draws us into the distilled,...more

    South American Gems

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    May 17, 2015

    Pro Arte Music Director Emerita Gisèle Ben-Dor returns to conduct a series of tangos, including Piazzolla’s Remembrances of Buenos Aires. Joining us is Adrian Anantawan on...more

    Chamber Music Concert with Members of the Brockton Symphony Orchestra

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    May 17, 2015

    Experience beautiful chamber music selections performed by members of the Brockton Symphony Orchestra. Concert followed by a reception. Program and musicians to be announced.


    On the Edge of Baroque Concert by Vox Lucens

    Presented by Park Avenue Congregational Church

    May 17, 2015

    The beautiful a capella voices of Vox Lucens present a concert with early works by seventeenth century masters Sweelinck, Monteverdi, Gusuald and Schultz.  The seventeenth...more

    I Love a Lass… … Alas! I Love

    Presented by Tramontana

    May 17, 2015

    Tramontana ventures across the channel for an exciting program of English madrigals and part songs, including works by Byrd, Dowland, Wilbye, Pearsall, Stanford, Finzi, and Holst.  From songs...more

    Duxbury Music Festival 10th Anniversary Preview Concert in Boston

    Presented by South Shore Conservatory

    May 15 - May 18, 2015

    South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury Music Festival (DMF) launches its 10th anniversary celebration with a special kick-off weekend from May 15 through May 18, featuring two preview concerts,...more

    Odyssey Opera Performs Double Bill

    Presented by Odyssey Opera at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    May 22, 2015

    Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival continues with a two nights of a double-bill of William Walton’s The Bear and Arthur Sullivan’s The Zoo...more

    Shelter

    Presented by Lorelei Ensemble at Marsh Chapel, Boston

    May 22 - May 23, 2015

     Boston's only female vocal chamber ensemble presents a concert devoted to peace and refuge. Featuring new music by Carson Cooman as well as a collaboration between composer Shaw Pong...more

    Yiannis Parios

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    May 24, 2015

    Arios was born in 1946 on the island of Paros – his original name is Yiannis Varthakouris. Due to his great love for his island, when he first started singing he changed his name to Yiannis...more

    Odyssey Opera Performs Double Bill

    Presented by Odyssey Opera at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    May 24, 2015

    Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival continues with a two nights of a double-bill of William Walton’s The Bear and Arthur Sullivan’s The Zoo...more

    Original Gravity

    Presented by Original Gravity

    May 27, 2015

    The fourth season finale of the Original Gravity Concert Series will be on Wednesday, May 27 at 7pm at Aeronaut Brewing Company, 14 Tyler Street, Somerville, MA. The concert will feature the...more

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