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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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    BSO FAMILY CONCERT: Shall We Dance

    Presented by Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) at Symphony Hall, Boston

    April 25, 2015

    BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall. Celebrating six years of...more

    Terence Blanchard Quintet and Ravi Coltrane Quartet

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    April 25, 2015

    A five-time Grammy Award winner and renowned film-score and soundtrack composer, trumpeter Terence Blanchard is one of the great renaissance men of jazz. Grammy-nominated saxophonist and Blue Note...more

    MASCAGNI: Cavalleria Rusticana LEONCAVALLO: Pagliacci

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 25, 2015

    Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo...more

    The Pedrito Martinez Group

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

    April 25, 2015

     The Pedrito Martinez Group has emerged as the tightest Afro-Cuban band in New York. Utterly joyful and completely irresistible, the ensemble has its roots planted firmly in the rumba...more

    Dancing with bOp!

    Presented by Boston College Bands

    April 25, 2015

     Dancing with bOp! brings Boston College’s dance ensembles together with BC bOp!, the premiere jazz ensemble, to dance the night away at BC’s annual Arts Festival. From swing...more

    Handel: Agrippina

    Presented by Boston Baroque at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    April 24 - April 25, 2015

    Boston Baroque closes the season with Handel’s opera Agrippina featuring Metropolitan Opera rising star soprano Susanna Phillips in the title role and Australian sensation and much...more

    Cobi Mike / Joe Marson

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

    April 25, 2015

    Cobi Mike is a music producer and singer-songwriter from Minnesota. Formerly a member of the band Gentlemen Hall, he has several prestigious awards such as an MTV video music award, a...more

    Darol Anger and The Furies

    Presented by notloB Music

    April 25, 2015

    In Greek mythology, Furies were ferocious godlike female avengers who would swoop down on mortals and destroy them. In this band, the only difference is that instead of destruction, inspiration...more

    HipHarp featuring Deborah Henson-Conant

    Presented by HipHarp

    April 25, 2015

    "HipHarpist" Deborah Henson-Conant (DHC) is returning to one of the best Coffeehouse in the country, 'Circle of Friends Coffeehouse' at the Universalist Society Meeting House in...more

    The Science of Handbells

    Presented by Back Bay Ringers

    April 25, 2015

    What really happens when you hear a bell ringing? The Back Bay Ringers are holding two free educational handbell presentations to introduce scientific concepts in handbell ringing. Materials...more

    The Kennedys

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

    April 25, 2015

    In a career that now spans two decades, New York duo Pete and Maura Kennedy have traversed a broad musical landscape, surveying power pop, acoustic songwriting, organic rock rooted in their early...more

    The Smithereens - 80s Power Pop Hit Makers

    Presented by gimmeLIVE

    April 25, 2015

    The Smithereens will rock the Larcom with their huge powerpop hits "Behind the Wall of Sleep," "A Girl like You," "Blood And Roses," "Only a Memory,"...more

    Arts in the Village Presents the Zefira Trio

    Presented by Arts in the Village at Goff Memorial Hall, Rehoboth

    April 25, 2015

    The Zefira Trio's programming reflects a commitment to musical excellence that displays the artistry and depth of each instrument as both an individual voice...more

    On the Waterfront: Songs of the Sea

    Presented by Cantemus Chamber Chorus

    April 25, 2015

    Cantemus Spring Concert is “a love song to the wild beauty of the North Shore”

    From the majestic Atlantic to countless rivers, streams, marshes and tidal...more

    Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra with special guest Strings Theory Trio

    Presented by Jazz Composers Allliance and Footlight Club

    April 25, 2015

    Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra with special guest Strings Theory Trio; presented by the Jazz Composers Alliance (JCA).

    Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Jazz...more

    Boston University Allegrettos A Cappella Concert!

    Presented by The Allegrettos

    April 25, 2015

    Do you or your family members love the movie, "Pitch Perfect?" Spend a night of family fun with The Allegrettos, Boston University's premier a cappella group, as we host our...more

    Makanda Saturday Night Dance Party

    Presented by JazzBoston at Hibernian Hall, Boston

    April 25, 2015

    This kickoff event to Jazz Week 2015 is a contemporary take on the role of big bands in playing for dancing.  The Makanda Project, one of Boston's most creative and acclaimed big bands,...more

    Spring Fling

    Presented by Chamber Orchestra of Boston at First Church in Boston, Boston

    April 25, 2015

    Spring is in the air, along with all the conflicting emotions that come with it. Virtuoso cellist Rafael Popper-Keizer is sure to dazzle in Boccherini’s sunny Concerto in G...more

    The James Connolly Songbook performed by Mat Callahan

    Presented by encuentro 5

    April 25, 2015

    As part of our build up toward May Day, join the encuentro5 community for a performance by Mat Callahan & Yvonne Moore. After their appearance here, Mat will open the James Connolly Festival...more

    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.


    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

    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

    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

    Series...more

    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

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