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    Bach St. Matthew Passion

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    March 27 - March 29, 2015

    “There is nothing like it in all music,” said Leonard Bernstein, describing this monumental oratorio. H+H reprises its sold-out 2012 performances of the Saint Matthew Passion with an exemplary cast of soloists, including Joshua Ellicott and Roderick Williams as the Evangelist and Jesus, respectively. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind masterwork, to be performed during the final days of ...more


    Frank Carroll presents An Evening with The Priests to Benefit St. Johns Food for the Poor

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

    March 27, 2015

    This performance includes live music on the Mighty Wurlitzer before the show!

    When The Priests released their eponymously-titled album in 2008, they had little inkling of what was about to...more

    David Wilcox

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

    March 27, 2015

    “A charismatic performance by a star still waiting to be discovered by a much larger audience.” - The New York Times

    David Wilcox is a true American treasure and a...more

    The Nile Project

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Tsai Performance Center, Boston

    March 27, 2015

    The Nile Project brings together artists from 11 countries along the Nile basin to create one unified sound. With the lilting melodies and deep grooves of Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda,...more

    Discussion Panel: Water Politics in the Nile Basin

    Presented by Boston University Arts Initiative at CFA Concert Hall, Boston

    March 27, 2015

    The Nile Project uses music to approach the issues of water politics and cultural conflict in the Nile River region. Their first album, Aswan, was named among NPR's Top Must-Hear International...more

    Kerri Powers

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

    March 27, 2015

    Powers started playing professionally in local coffeehouses throughout her native New England, and went on to release several well-received albums in the new millennium, culminating in Faith in...more

    Folk Musician David Coffin in Concert

    Presented by Winchester Unitarian Society at Winchester Unitarian Society, Winchester

    March 27, 2015

    Vocalist and instrumentalist David Coffin presents a one-of-a-kind performance of traditional and contemporary folk music and songs from the Maritime tradition, accompanied by pianist Kent Allyn....more

    Cold, Cold Night: An Evening of Choral Music

    Presented by Oberon and American Repertory Theater at OBERON, Cambridge

    March 20 - March 27, 2015

    Hans Christian Anderson's story of "The Little Match Girl" is a modern passion setting that describes the cold, cold night in which a poor girl freezes to death. David Lang's...more

    Jake Armerding

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    March 27, 2015

    It was the early 1980s when Boston bluegrasser Taylor Armerding, co-founder of the band Northern Lights, started his 5-year-old son, Jake, on Suzuki violin. Jake studied classical violin into high...more

    POETRY MATTERS: VOICES AGAINST INJUSTICE

    Presented by Liberation Poetry Collective / Trilingual Press

    March 27, 2015

    A reading on current issues

    Presenters:

    Brenda Walcott

    Askia Touré

    Aldo Tambellini

    Tony Van Der...more

    Sam Haiman Band / The Interlopers / Migrant Motel

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

    March 27, 2015

    Three parts New Jersey and one part California, the Sam Haiman Band is an equal mix of Asbury rock, Texas blues, and Laurel Canyon folk. Calling upon influences as diverse as Stevie Ray Vaughan,...more

    More than Music Concert

    Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Black Christian Fellowship

    March 27, 2015

    Motivated by several months of conversation and engagement with peers, we were inspired to show the wide range of artistry within the Christian genre. The result of these conversations,...more

    Karla Bonoff

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

    March 28, 2015

    Long before Alanis and Jewel, there was a breed of singer/songwriters whose earthly anthems of soul-searching, heartache and joy touched souls in a way few can muster today. When Karla’s...more

    Heritage Chorale Meets Bluegrass

    Presented by Heritage Chorale

    March 28, 2015


    Bluegrass Band Monroe Crossing comes from Minnesota to perform with Heritage Chorale
    An exciting collaboration of Heritage Chorale with the internationally...more

    Heritage Blues Orchestra

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    March 28, 2015

     Heritage Blues Orchestra (HBO) combines the grit of lowdown country and urban blues with the bold brass of New Orleans. The nine-piece band displays the hand-clapping fervor of gospel...more

    Pianist Ya-Fei Chuang at NEC's Jordan Hall

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

    March 28, 2015

    Pianist Ya-Fei Chuang at NEC's Jordan Hall, Saturday 3/28/2015 at 8 pm.

    Acclaimed by critics worldwide for her stunning virtuosity, refinement and communicative power, pianist Ya-Fei...more

    Montserrat's Artrageous!29 Auction Party

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art and Montserrat College of Art Gallery

    March 28, 2015

    Experience THE signature spring art event on the North Shore where Montserrat's accomplished students create art live, guests can bid on more than 200 pieces of art donated by members of the...more

    Radcliffe Pitches 40th Anniversary Concert

    Presented by Radcliffe Pitches at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    March 28, 2015

    The Radcliffe Pitches are celebrating their 40th Anniversary with a concert in Sanders Theatre! The concert, entitled “Fabulous 40,” will feature guest performances by the Harvard...more

    Alton C. Bynum Recital Series - Sarita Kwok, violin; Wei-Yi Yang, piano

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

    March 28, 2015

    Highlights of this performance include Debussy's Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Minor, Dvo?ák's "Four Romantic Pieces" and Ravel's "Tzigane" 


    Atwater Donnelly

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

    March 28, 2015

    The highly praised Atwater~Donnelly duo blends gorgeous vocals with an astounding array of instruments including the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, tin whistle, guitar, mandolin, harmonica,...more

    Angaje

    Presented by Jean Appolon Expressions and Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) at BCA Plaza Theatre, Boston

    March 27 - March 28, 2015

    In partnership with Boston Center for the Arts, Jean Appolon Expressions proudly premieres ANGAJE. Appolon's signature choreography is set to music by Haitian legend Toto Bissainthe, and is...more

    The Life of Birds

    Presented by BYCE

    March 28, 2015

    The Boston Young Composers Ensemble (BYCE) continues the Hub's Collaborative Art Project (HubCAP) at Galatea Fine Arts in the SoWa district. This program allows you to explore the works of...more

    Jay Stolar / Matt Sucich / The Walk Off

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

    March 28, 2015

    Singer-songwriter Jay Stolar is a one-man tour de force, sliding effortlessly from one genre to the next. His craftsmanship is undeniable, and with his soulful debut, More Than We...more

    Bobby Long, Dean Fields opens

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    March 28, 2015

    Though England is his place of birth, the songs found on Bobby Long’s forthcoming sophomore album, Wishbone, are redolent with pieces of Americana. They were composed in New York City, a...more

    Flute Festival at Indian Hill Music School!

    Presented by Indian Hill Music at Indian Hill Music School, Littleton

    March 28, 2015

    Indian Hill Music presents Flutefestival! Come and enjoy a day of workshops, masterclasses, recitals, and exhibits for flutist, and flute aficionados featuring a recital by special guest artist...more

    Advanced Piano Recital

    Presented by Suzuki School of Newton and

    March 28, 2015

    Join faculty and advanced students of the Suzuki School of Newton for an evening of brilliant piano solos and exciting four hands duets. Suzuki School of Newton thrives to instill a love and...more

    Fresh Haggis

    Presented by notloB Music

    March 28, 2015

    Fresh Haggis is a dynamic new band formed of some of the finest young up-and-coming musicians on the Boston Celtic-music scene. Composed of border piper/singer...more

    Chamber Concert: Songs of the Great War

    Presented by Cantata Singers at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Cambridge

    March 28, 2015

    On the 100th anniversary of World War One, Cantata Singers’ 2014-2015 chamber concert explores music and poetry written from the Western front and beyond. The artistic endeavors which...more

    Brattle Street Chamber Players

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 29, 2015

    The fourteen-member Brattle Street Chamber Players has quickly developed into one of Harvard's most exciting musical chamber ensembles. A conductorless string chamber orchestra, Brattle has...more

    Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Jeremy Denk

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    March 29, 2015

    Jeremy Denk, piano

    Suk: Serenade for Strings in E flat Major, Op. 6
    J.S. Bach: Keyboard Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1053
    J.S. Bach: Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A...more

    Lisa Batiashvili, violin and Paul Lewis, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    March 29, 2015

    The English pianist Paul Lewis is internationally recognized as one of the leading performers of his generation. Lisa Batiashvili, a native of The Republic of Georgia, is one of the world’s...more

    Mozart, Beethoven, Golijov

    Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    March 29, 2015

    Mozart
    Trio in E-flat major, K. 498, “Kegelstatt

    Beethoven
    Sonata for Cello and Piano in C, Op. 102, No....more

    Zakir Hussain and Celtic Connections

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    March 29, 2015

     Tabla master Zakir Hussain has long explored cross-cultural music fusions with the likes of Mickey Hart, Bela Fleck, John McLaughlin, and Yo-Yo Ma. His newest project, Celtic Connections,...more

    Kids' Shows: Randy Kaplan

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    March 29, 2015

    Randy Kaplan, one of the most beloved and innovative children’s performers in the nation, released his new not-JUST-for-kids CD, Jam on Rye, on June 1st.

    The record features its...more

    The Rake's Progress

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater, Boston

    March 26 - March 29, 2015

    This masterpiece of mid-20th century opera (premiered in 1951) was inspired by a famous set of paintings and engravings of the same title by William Hogarth from the 1730s, which Stravinsky had...more

    The David Haas Group: A Coalition of the Willing

    Presented by The Lily Pad at Lily Pad, Cambridge

    March 29, 2015

    David Haas, piano

    Eric Hofbauer, guitar

    Scott Getchell, trumpets

    Glenn Dickson, clarinet

    Kit Demos, bass & modular synthesizer

    Syd Smart, drums


    Igor Lovchinsky, piano

    Presented by Friends of the Weston Public Library at Weston Public Library, Weston

    March 29, 2015

    Igor Lovchinsky will present a concert lasting one hour, which will include works by Piazzolla, Granados, Busoni, and Gershwin.  Mr. Lovchinsky is a dazzling pianist who was hailed by...more

    The Sacred Bridge: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Medieval Europe

    Presented by The Boston Camerata at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Cambridge

    March 29, 2015

    Back by popular demand, The Sacred Bridge is an interfaith celebration unlike any other. Discover the common musical roots of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, and the astonishing and beautiful...more

    Rinaldo

    Presented by Boston Opera Collaborative at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Boston

    March 26 - March 29, 2015

    Rinaldo, which was performed more than any other opera during Handel’s lifetime, is a story about the conflict of war and love and personal desires versus the greater...more

    Under the Hood: Beethoven Quintet for Piano and Winds

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    March 29, 2015

    Want to know what makes a particular piece of music remarkable? Join us for a rare treat: a performance of Beethoven's virtuosic Quintet for Piano and Winds, discussed and analyzed from the...more

    The BIG Show: An Entertainment Extravaganza

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

    March 29, 2015

    Featuring the comedy of Emmy Award-winning Ben Bailey, host of the television show Ca$h Cab, along with the sounds of The Clark Bars (a cappella group, Clark University), African Percussion...more

    Sunday at Tufts Community Series -- The Art of Fugue In Color

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

    March 29, 2015

    Performance faculty harpsichordist Frances Conover Fitch, Arcadia Viols, and guest artists reveal the stunning architecture of Bach’s last masterpiece in the varied colors of early...more

    Port Sounds Music Festival

    Presented by Gallery 263

    March 28 - March 29, 2015

    Join us on March 28 & 29 for Port Sounds, a two-day folk music festival at Gallery 263. This year’s festival celebrates the six years that Gallery 263 has opened its doors to...more

    Family Concert: Is There a Gargoyle Hiding in Your Sonata?

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    March 29, 2015

    Family Concert: Is There a Gargoyle Hiding in Your Sonata?

    with Elizabeth Chladil & Weronika Balewski

    for ages...more

    The Hammond Performing Arts Series Presents Sarita Kwok and Wei-Yi Yang

    Presented by Hammond Residential RE at Follen Community Church, Lexington

    March 29, 2015

    Saul Cohen, President of Hammond Residential Real Estate in Chestnut Hill, is pleased to announce that violinist Sarita Kwok and pianist Wei-Yi Yang will perform works by Debussy, Schnittke,...more

    Brandeis Improv Festival 2015, featuring Milford Graves

    Presented by Slosberg Music Center, Brandeis University at Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University, Waltham

    March 27 - March 29, 2015

    Explore the many ways that improvisation enlivens the arts and sciences; inspires individual and group creativity; and encourages cultural innovation at the first annual Brandeis Improv Festival,...more

    Muriel Anderson

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    March 29, 2015

    Composer, guitarist, and harp guitarist Muriel Anderson is one of the few international touring guitarists equally at home with classical, bluegrass, pop-jazz and international music....more

    Red Molly with guest guitarist Mark Erelli

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    March 29, 2015

    From Day One, Red Molly conjured musical magic. A decade later, they've honed their songwriting, their covers, their playing and, above all, their harmonies into something joyful and...more

    Muir String Quartet in Residence at Boston University

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

    March 30, 2015

    Antonín Dvorák: Cypresses, B. 11
    Samuel Barber: Dovwer Beach
    Bedridch Smetana: String Quartet No. 1


    Belle and Sebastian

    Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues, Boston

    March 30, 2015

    The Scottish indie pop darlings return with a new album, “Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance,” all warm tones and fuzzy memories to welcome in the springtime.


    Passim Iguana Music Fund Night

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    March 30, 2015

    Join us March 30th at Club Passim for an evening celebrating the 2014 Iguana Music Fund grant winners! The show is free and starts at 7PM.

    The Iguana Music Fund is an annual...more

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