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    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 Genesis and Milton’s Paradise Lost, the oratorio was premiered in the US by H+H in 1819 and hasn’t been performed by the ensemble since 2001.

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    Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts

    Presented by Brandeis University

    April 23 - April 26, 2015

    Find your light at the annual Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts! Four days and nights of music, dance, film, visual arts, and demonstrations and workshops for all...more

    A Symphonic Spectacular

    Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre, Weston

    April 26, 2015

    Enesco - Romanian Rhapsody No. 1

    Ravel - Daphnis & Chloé Suite No. 2

    Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade

    The...more

    Boston Symphony Chamber Players with?French pianist?Jean-Yves Thibaudet

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

    April 26, 2015

    French pianist??Jean-Yves Thibaudet?joins the Boston Symphony Chamber Players on Sunday, April 26 to close out the 2014-15 Chamber Player's season with a program highlighting great French...more

    Chamber Series IV - Apple Hill Quartet

    Presented by Winsor Music, Inc. at St. Paul's Church, Brookline, Brookline

    April 26, 2015

    The Apple Hill Quartet joins Peggy for the final concert of the 2014-15 season. James Primosch presents the world premiere of his new quartet for oboe and strings, and we will conclude our...more

    String Masters Series: Strings Chamber Fest

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    April 26, 2015

    The 2014-2015 String Masters Series concludes with a celebration of chamber music, performed by Boston Conservatory faculty and honors students, as well as The Boston Conservatory's cello...more

    Young Masters Series: New England Conservatory in Recital

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

    April 26, 2015

    The honors string quartet that will be performing consists of violinists Harriet Langley and Brian Hong, violist Jim Peng, and cellist Alexander Hersh.


    Joyful Noise: The Pipe Organs of Trinity Church (Rescheduled)

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    April 26, 2015

    Ever wondered what the inside of a pipe organ looks like?

    Organists Richard Webster and Colin Lynch team up with nationally recognized organ expert Jonathan Ambrosino to give us a history...more

    Jerusalem: Holy, Disputed, Lamented

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

    April 26, 2015

    The Seraphim Singers (Jennifer Lester, Music Director) and Kol Arev Chamber Choir of Hebrew College (Amy Lieberman, Music Director; Lynn Torgove, Artistic Director) perform choral music inspired...more

    The Smithereens at Bull Run

    Presented by The Bull Run Restaurant

    April 26, 2015

    If you wanna rock, The Smithereens are for you - their live show is over the top as they blast through their biggest radio hits, "A Girl like You," "Only a Memory,"...more

    Wagner: Siegfried, Act III

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Boston

    April 26, 2015

    The 2014-15 season of the BPYO closes with the most unusual event in its history so far, one that, we predict, will cause huge audience excitement and will be talked about for a long time....more

    Kammerwerke Double Wind Quintet "Discover America" Concert

    Presented by Kammerwerke

    April 26, 2015

    Kammerwerke Double Wind Quintet will present Discover America featuring compositions by American composers written for double wind quintet (dectet).  The concert will include Clark...more

    On the Waterfront: Songs of the Sea

    Presented by Cantemus Chamber Chorus

    April 26, 2015

    From the majestic Atlantic to countless rivers, streams, marshes and tidal pools, the unmistakable power and beauty of water is central to life on Boston's...more

    Boston Chamber Symphony

    Presented by Boston Chamber Symphony at St. John's Church, JP, Boston

    April 26, 2015

    JP Concerts presents The Boston Chamber Symphony conducted by its music director, Avlana Eisenberg.  The program includes Maurice Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin, Pietro...more

    Arts in April

    Presented by Melrose Arts at Memorial Hall, Melrose, Melrose

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    Melrose Arts will host the 10th Annual Arts in April Festival at Memorial Hall in Melrose. This three-day festival is a juried show featuring original fine art and fine craft by 42 artist...more

    Greatest Party On Earth

    Presented by Artists for Humanity at Artists for Humanity EpiCenter (AFH), Boston

    April 25 - April 26, 2015

    10th Anniversary Celebration!  A Dazzling Evening of Amazing Art and Design, Inspired Cuisine and Non-Stop Dancing!

    Savor elegant cuisine, fine wines and signature cocktails as you...more

    Gordon College Spring Orchestra Concert

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

    April 26, 2015

    Featuring Haydn’s Symphony No. 104, Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain and Gordon College Department of Music Concerto Competition winner Nicholas Southwick performing Mozart’s...more

    Mastersingers by the Sea - 'Eternal Masters'

    Presented by Mastersingers by the Sea

    April 26, 2015

    Mastersingers by the Sea chamber chorus under the direction of Dr. David MacKenzie will perform its final concert entitled "Eternal Masters". ...more

    A Dark Knight in the Asylum

    Presented by Oberon at OBERON, Cambridge

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    The inmates are back!! After a fabulous sold out show last year, this Boston burlesque shock rock troupe is happy to prescribe you a double dose of...A DARK KNIGHT IN THE ASYLUM: A...more

    Sunday at Tufts-Community Concert Series -- Klenèngan Sukarena

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Distler Performance Hall, Somerville

    April 26, 2015

    Gamelan Laras Tentrem and Rinengga Sih Tentrem, the Tufts gamelan ensemble, perform a concert of traditional Central Javanese gamelan music under the direction of Barry Drummond. Guest artists...more

    The Imagine Orchestra: A Musical Premiere in a Storied Place Hosted by WGBH Radio's Eric Jackson

    Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus at Museum of African American History, Boston Campus, Boston

    April 26, 2015

    MAAH Music and JazzBoston are joining forces for the first time for this Jazz Week Kickoff Weekend special presentation. WGBH's popular jazz radio host Eric Jackson, of Eric in the Evening...more

    A Gift for Sancho Panza: A Quixotic Salsa Event

    Presented by Boston University

    April 26, 2015

    Conceptualized and Directed by:  Andres Espinoza Agurto

    Featuring the 14-piece salsa band: Orquesta Barataria
    Guest Singer: Jesús Pagán

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    Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll

    Presented by Lowell Film Collaborative

    April 26, 2015

    Cambodia had a thriving, homegrown brand of rock ’n’ roll until it was eradicated under Khmer Rouge totalitarianism. A new documentary, “Don’t Think I’ve...more

    Lyal Strickland

    Presented by The Burren

    April 26, 2015

    On his recent release, “Balanced on Barbed Wire,” this young singer/songwriter plays what he calls “first-person folk,” the first-person starting with taking over his...more

    BOSTON ASSOCIATION OF CABARET ARTISTS PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    April 26, 2015

    The award-winning cabaret/jazz songs of Pappas and Goldberg, sung by Pappas and special guest Dane Vannatter, with Bill Duffy on piano. 


    Preserving the Planet: “Hi-Fi-Sci Art”

    Presented by MIT Museum at MIT Museum, Cambridge

    April 26, 2015

    This season’s 12th Annual Young Composers Concert has an exciting new twist: it will be part of the Cambridge Science Festival! Dinosaur Annex is again spearheading the integration of...more

    Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin - Boston Premiere

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

    April 27, 2015

    Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín, a profoundly moving multimedia concert-drama, combines the magnificent music of Verdi with video testimonials and narration, to tell the story of the...more

    Naked Winger Installation

    Presented by Artists' Group of Charlestown at StoveFactory Studios, Boston

    April 18 - April 27, 2015

    Naked Winger is a multimedia installation (visual, sound, and heart beat sensor to control additional visuals). It describes the process of fighting against stress and illusions when a human steps...more

    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...more

    The Waterboys

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    April 28, 2015

    Now comes Modern Blues, definitive evidence that The Waterboys are in the midst of a stunning purple patch. The scope of the album’s ambition is exemplified by its magnificent 10-minute...more

    Wolf Alice

    Presented by Great Scott at Great Scott, Boston

    April 28, 2015

    British indie rockers Wolf Alice marry dreamy pop melodies to psychedelic sonic textures to create a complex yet catchy sound that is sure to fascinate audiences. At the band’s live shows...more

    Wrong is Right

    Presented by notloB Music at Outpost 186, Cambridge

    April 29, 2015

    As tune writers, arrangers, and transcribers, these three vibrant players met through a love of roots music at Berklee College of Music. With combined skill and finesse on their instruments they...more

    Debkas, Zhoks, and Beygeles

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Distler Performance Hall, Somerville

    April 29, 2015

    Join the inimitable Jumbo Knish Factory for an evening of klezmer dance songs from Israel to the Ukraine with a touch of Yiddish and Sephardic song for spice. Michael McLaughlin,...more

    Two Gallants

    Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall, Boston

    April 29, 2015

    On “We Are Undone,” their new album released in February, the duo of Adam Stephens and Tyson Vogel veer even further from their folk-rock roots in San Francisco. Now they’re...more

    FOREVERINMOTION / Chris Riffle / Noah Chenfeld / Emma Hern

    Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room at Cafe 939, Boston

    April 29, 2015

    Foreverinmotion is a musical project fronted by Vermont native Brendon Thomas, who currently resides in Philadelphia. Thomas has released four LPs and one live album that span the genres of rock,...more

    Salon Series: Concert #5

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

    April 30, 2015

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


    Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    April 30, 2015

    The work of Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox has been viewed on the ensemble’s YouTube channel well over a hundred million times. Most of those doing the viewing, however, are not...more

    Gordon College Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert

    Presented by Gordon College Department of Music at Phillips Music Center, Gordon College, Wenham

    April 30, 2015

    The Gordon College Jazz Ensemble "The Coy Pond Piranhas" will perform their annual spring concert. The concert will include popular jazz standards such as “Satin Doll, ”...more

    Whitman's Civil War Revisited: 'Drum-Taps' at 150

    Presented by Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard at Paine Hall at Harvard Univ., Cambridge

    April 30, 2015

    In October 1865, only months after Lincoln’s assassination and the final battle of the American Civil War, Walt Whitman published the completed version...more

    The Weston Wind Quintet

    Presented by Weston Wind Quintet at John J. Moakley United States Courthouse, Boston

    April 30, 2015

    The Weston Wind Quintet (Michael Tabak - flute, William Smith - oboe, Danby Cho - clarinet, Scott Chowning - French horn, Shu Satoh - bassoon) performs Franz Danzi - Wind Quintet, Op. 67 #2; Astor...more

    Midday Organ Recital: Nancy Granert

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Adolphus Busch Hall, Cambridge

    April 30, 2015

    Join us for a Midday Organ Recital at Adolphus Busch Hall, featuring Nancy Granert.

    Recitals are performed on Harvard’s famous 1958 D. A. Flentrop organ. Audience members are invited...more

    "You Must Believe in Spring" Plamen Karadonev with Elena Koleva

    Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge

    April 30, 2015

    Plamen and Elena present "You Must Believe in Spring" Jazz Concert of Fifth Season Quartet with a program of sweet, foot-tapping swing and modern Jazz arrangements. Pieces by M. Legrand,...more

    Brentano Quartet

    Presented by Music Worcester

    May 1, 2015

    Mark Steinberg & Serena Canin, violins
    Misha Amory, viola
    Nina Lee, cello

    Bartók: String Quartet No. 3
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    Broadway On Highland

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    May 1, 2015

    An open singing event!  If you love Broadway musicals, come sing your favorite Broadway tune with our fabulous accompanist, or just sit in the audience and enjoy the sing-a-long numbers. All...more

    Alisa Weilerstein, cello and Inon Barnatan, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    May 1, 2015

    Cellist Alisa Weilerstein’s breathtaking technique, combined with passion and musicianship, make her one of today’s most exciting artists. Her frequent collaborator, Inon Barnatan, is...more

    Noura Mint Seymali

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    May 1, 2015

     A nationally beloved star in Mauritania, Noura Mint Seymali creates a mesmerizing tension between ancient traditions and contemporary idioms. She merges her powerful griot voice with the...more

    Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea

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

    May 1, 2015

    Best known as lead singer of Newfoundland's beloved Great Big Sea these past 20+ years, Alan Doyle, actor, producer, and bestselling author, takes the stage to perform his captivating folk...more

    Lexington Fife & Drum Tattoo on the Battle Green

    Presented by The William Diamond Junior Fife & Drum Corps

    May 1, 2015

    Hear the historic music of our country by lantern-light on the Lexington Battle Green, the place where the American Revolution began. The William Diamond...more

    Kira Seamon's SHOWER OF FLOWERS

    Presented by Kira Seamon's SEA-MOVES DANCE at Traditions of Dedham, Dedham

    May 1, 2015

    As one of the most successful dancer/choreographers in New England, award-winning ballerina Kira Seamon is pleased to announce her newest One-Woman concert!!

    The 2015 Edition of SHOWER OF...more

    Slavic Soul Fest

    Presented by Cocek! Brass Band

    May 1, 2015

    Slavic Soul Party is coming to Somerville for an all out Slavic Soul Fest!  Throbbing funk grooves, fiery Balkan brass, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops make Slavic Soul...more

    Sidewalk Driver & Vundabar

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center, Boston

    May 1, 2015

    Following the success of January's and March’s "Rock and Roll Weekends," ArtsEmerson announces another weekend of concerts with a new exciting, expansive line-up. These...more

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