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Thursday, March 23, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Francois-Xavier Roth, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • additional information
  • Alisa Weilerstein, cello

    BERLIOZ Le Corsaire Overture (9 min)
    Matthias PINTSCHER un despertar, for cello and orchestra
    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, Pastoral (44 min)

    OPEN REHEARSAL


Thursday, March 23, 2017 in Boston
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  • Emmanuel Music presents
  • Lindsey Chapel Series
  • Location: Emmanuel Church of Boston
  • additional information
  • John Finney
    Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV 813
    Prelude & Fugue in C minor, BWV 871, WTC Book II


Thursday, March 23, 2017 in Cambridge
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  • Club Oberon ((617) 496-8004) presents
  • Juventas New Music Ensemble
  • Location: Club Oberon, 2 Arrow Street
  • additional information
  • Project Fusion: Music in Flight

    Circus artists team up with composers and instrumentalists to create an unparalleled audiovisual
    experience,

    $15 to $28,


Thursday, March 23, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Francois-Xavier Roth, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • additional information
  • Alisa Weilerstein, cello

    BERLIOZ Le Corsaire Overture
    Matthias PINTSCHER un despertar, for cello and orchestra
    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, Pastoral


Friday, March 24, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Francois-Xavier Roth, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • additional information
  • Alisa Weilerstein, cello

    BERLIOZ Le Corsaire Overture
    Matthias PINTSCHER un despertar, for cello and orchestra
    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, Pastoral


Friday, March 24, 2017 in Somerville
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  • Arts at the Armory (617.718.2919) presents
  • Grand Harmonie
  • Location: The Center for Arts at the Armory Café, 191 Highland Ave
  • additional information
  • March Madness: Game On
    Scott Allen Jarrett, conductor
    Featuring Jacquelyn Stucker, soprano
    Yoni Kahn, horn

    Featuring a little of everything, including Beethoven Symphony no. 1, wild romantic horn antics featuring Grand Harmonie co-founder and principal horn Yoni Kahn, a pirate-themed overture performed by the Grand Harmonie wind band, and Jacquelyn Stucker singing a most impassioned and dramatic concert aria.

    With pre-concert reception and time to explore the music from the inside out. It’s more of a party than a concert.

    Tickets: $15-$30


Friday, March 24, 2017 in Roxbury
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  • Castle of our Skins presents
  • Tyaphaka
  • Location: YMCA, 285 Martin Luther King Boulevard,
  • additional information
  • music, dance & visual art showcase of Black artistry. String quartets by Florence Price & Jessie Montgomery share the stage with world premiere works inspired by African masks & South African artist Nicholas Hlobo’s “Tyaphaka” sculpture – a larger than life exploration of the submerged.

    Shaw Pong Liu, violin; Mina Lavcheva, violin
    Ashleigh Gordon, viola; Javier Caballero, cello

    L’Merchie Frazier, historian and quilter
    Lexy Lattimore, contemporary dancer

    $15 Students/Seniors (60+): $10
    Children under 12: FREE


Friday, March 24, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Opera Collaborative (BCA) ((617) 517-5883) presents
  • Conrad Susa’s The Dangerous Liaisons
  • Location: Plaza Theater, 539 Tremont Street
  • additional information
  • Based on the scandalous 18th century novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Les liaisons dangereuses, with a libretto by Philip Littell, The Dangerous Liaisons explores the sexual machinations of the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil,.

    performed in English with piano accompaniment


Friday, March 24, 2017 in Boston
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  • UMass Boston presents
  • Aaron Larget-Caplan, guitar
  • Location: University Hall Recital Hall, 100 Morrissey Blvd.
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  • “A World of Guitar: Virtuoso Guitar Music from Six Continents” introduces guitar music from around the world performed by two of America’s top solo guitarists – Stone Records recording artist Aaron Larget-Caplan and EWM Records artist Peter Janson, both of whom are New England Conservatory Alumni in Classical Guitar Performance.


Friday, March 24, 2017 in Cambridge
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  • St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (617-547-7787) presents
  • Ensemble Lyrae
  • Location: 838 Massachusetts Ave
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  • My Kingdom: Song and Verse from New England.”

    Louisa May Alcott’s poem has inspired New England-based composers Vartan Aghababian, Eva Conley Kendrick, Brian John and Charles Tarver to set the poetic verse.

    The program also includes Juliana Hall’s settings of Emily Dickinson letters, “Syllables of Velvet, Sentences of Plush,” Amy Beach’s “Three Flower Songs” and Theodore Chanler’s “Eight Epitaphs.”

    $15 General, $10 Students/Seniors


Friday, March 24, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Early Music Festival presents
  • Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Fifteen musicians perform “Of Frogs and Men,” showcasing the natural world through music. Experience an evocative array of inventive soundscapes, with the croaking frogs of Telemann, a violent storm at sea in Vivaldi’s “La tempesta di mare” Violin Concerto, Geminiani’s frenzied recreation of the human mind consumed with “madness,” and many more.


Friday, March 24, 2017 in Cambridge
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Friday, March 24, 2017 in Cambridge
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  • Lowell House Opera presents
  • Ariadne auf Naxos
  • Location: Lowell House, 10 Holyoke Place, Cambridge
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  • Featuring more than 20 local professional artists, including sopranos Jouvanca Jean-Baptiste and Sol Kim Bentley as Ariadne, tenors Christopher Eaglin and Sean Malkus as Bacchus, and sopranos Abigail Krawczyńska and Elisa Sunshine as Zerbinetta.

    Music Director Edward Elwyn Jones and Stage Director Roxanna Myhrum


Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Waltham
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Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Brookline
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  • La Donna Musicale ((617) 461-6973) presents
  • All Around Love
  • Location: United Parish, 210 Harvard Street
  • additional information
  • Music by Francesca Caccini, Alba Tressina, Antonia Bembo, Barbara Strozzi, Isabella Leonarda, Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, and Julie Pinel.

    Camila Parias, Daniela Tošić, voices Yi-Li Chang, violin, viola da gamba Ruth McKay, harpsichord Laury Gutiérrez, viola da gamba


Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Cambridge
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  • Harvard University Department of Music presents
  • Boston Trio
  • Location: John Knowles Paine Concert Hall, Harvard
  • additional information
  • Haydn Trio in C Major, Hob. XV:27
    Brahms: Trio #3 in C minor, Opus 101
    Dvořák: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Opus 87 with the violist winner of the 2017 Boston Trio Chamber Music Competition

    Tickets available at www.boxoffice.harvard.edu , $7.50-$23.50


Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Cambridge
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Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Camerata ((617) 262-2092) presents
  • Treasures of Devotion
  • Location: Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Ave
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  • Music from the early Renaissance for voices, viols, and lutes including prayers, chants, music for the Virgin, meditations on the cross, and astonishing reworkings of popular melodies by Josquin, Agricola, Compère, and Senfl. of

    Musical mirror to the celebrated Thomson Collection of Gothic miniature boxwood beads
    $55/$40/$25 general, $10 students


Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Opera Collaborative (BCA) ((617) 517-5883) presents
  • Conrad Susa’s The Dangerous Liaisons
  • Location: Plaza Theater, 539 Tremont Street
  • additional information
  • Based on the scandalous 18th century novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Les liaisons dangereuses, with a libretto by Philip Littell, The Dangerous Liaisons explores the sexual machinations of the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil,.

    performed in English with piano accompaniment


Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Cambridge
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  • Harvard Epworth Concert Series (617-354-0837) presents
  • ARYALOKA STRING QUARTET
  • Location: Harvard Epworth Church, 1555 Mass. Ave.
  • additional information
  • Beth Welty and Mark Latham, violins
    Noralee Walker, viola; Sandi-Jo Malmon, cello

    Mozart: String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K. 465 (“Dissonance”)
    Schubert: Quartettsatz, D. 703
    Debussy: String Quartet in D minor, Op. 10
    Germaine Tailleferre: String Quartet

    Free — voluntary donations are accepted.


Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Watertwown
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  • Church of the Good Shepherd presents
  • Meravelha: medieval music group
  • Location: 9 Russell Ave
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  • The Fourth Doctor, a celebration of Hildegard von Bingen

    Music and readings from her prose. Poet, composer, mystic, theologian, medicine woman and expert cookie baker, Hildegard was a “Renaissance” woman before such a term even existed!

    Barbara Allen Hill, Teri Kowiak, Jaya Lakshminarayanan, Clare McNamara, Catherine Stein

    $15 suggested


Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Francois-Xavier Roth, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • additional information
  • Alisa Weilerstein, cello

    BERLIOZ Le Corsaire Overture
    Matthias PINTSCHER un despertar, for cello and orchestra
    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, Pastoral


Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Newton Centre
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  • Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble (FMH) (617-429-0332) presents
  • Trainspotting: Musical Locomotion in Action
  • Location: Friends Meeting House
  • additional information
  • Alessandro Piccini: Toccata XIII for solo theorbo
    Biber: Sonata III in F major for violin and continuo
    Steve Reich: Different Trains
    Dvořák: String Quartet No. 12 in F major, “American”
    Miranda Fulleylove and Jesse Irons, violins
    Jason Fisher, viola; Jennifer Morsches, cello
    Simon Martyn-Ellis, theorbo
    Gregorio Leon, videographer

    $24 Regular, $18 Senior, $12 Student


Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Cambridge
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  • Lowell House Opera presents
  • Ariadne auf Naxos
  • Location: Lowell House, 10 Holyoke Place, Cambridge
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  • Featuring more than 20 local professional artists, including sopranos Jouvanca Jean-Baptiste and Sol Kim Bentley as Ariadne, tenors Christopher Eaglin and Sean Malkus as Bacchus, and sopranos Abigail Krawczyńska and Elisa Sunshine as Zerbinetta.

    Music Director Edward Elwyn Jones and Stage Director Roxanna Myhrum


Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Boston
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Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Boston
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Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Newton
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  • Newton Free Library Concert Series ((617) 796-1360) presents
  • Weston Wind Quintet
  • Location: 330 Homer Street
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  • Carl Reinecke’s Sextet for winds, Op. 271.
    Hans Gal – Divertimento for 8 winds, Op. 22

    Michael Tabak – flute; Catherine Weinfield – oboe; Danby Cho and Yhasmin Valenzuela – clarinet; Samantha Benson and David Meichle – French horn; Shu Satoh – bassoon; Leah Reber – trumpet; Sandy Lin – piano

    FREE


Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Public Library presents
  • Seven Times Salt
  • Location: Boston Public Library, Rabb Lecture Hall
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  • Easy As Lying: The Music of Shakespeare’s Globe
    Companion to Boston Public Library’s exhibit “All the City’s a Stage.”

    Works by Morley, Dowland, and Robert Johnson, interspersed with short readings from the plays. Karen Burciaga, renaissance violin; Daniel Meyers, recorders, flute, percussion; Josh Schreiber Shalem, bass viol; Matthew Wright, lute; with Julia Cavallaro, mezzo-soprano, and Matthew Leese, baritone.

    FREE and open to the public.


Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Boston Area
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  • Boston Symphony Community Concerts (617-266-1492) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Various
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  • Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St., Boston,

    Piston – Duo for Viola and Cello
    Beethoven – String Quartet No. 7 in F. Op. 59, No. 1
    Nancy Bracken & Victor Romanul, violins
    Michael Zaretsky, viola; Oliver Aldort, cello


Sunday, March 26, 2017 in West Newton
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  • Second Church in Newton presents
  • Grand Harmonie
  • Location: The Second Church in Newton, 60 Highland Street
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  • March Madness: Game On
    Scott Allen Jarrett, conductor
    Featuring Jacquelyn Stucker, soprano
    Yoni Kahn, horn

    Featuring a little of everything, including Beethoven Symphony no. 1, wild romantic horn antics featuring Grand Harmonie co-founder and principal horn Yoni Kahn, a pirate-themed overture performed by the Grand Harmonie wind band, and Jacquelyn Stucker singing a most impassioned and dramatic concert aria.

    With pre-concert reception and time to explore the music from the inside out. It’s more of a party than a concert.

    Tickets: $15-$30


Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Newton Centre
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  • Celebrity Series presents
  • Paul Lewis, piano
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • BACH: Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV825
    BEETHOVE : Sonata in E-flat Major, Opus 7
    CHOPIN:
    Waltz in A minor, Opus 34, No. 2
    Waltz in F minor, Opus 70, No. 2
    Waltz in A-flat Major, Opus 42

    WEBER: Sonata No. 2 in A-flat Major


Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Opera Collaborative (BCA) ((617) 517-5883) presents
  • Conrad Susa’s The Dangerous Liaisons
  • Location: Plaza Theater, 539 Tremont Street
  • additional information
  • Based on the scandalous 18th century novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Les liaisons dangereuses, with a libretto by Philip Littell, The Dangerous Liaisons explores the sexual machinations of the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil,.

    performed in English with piano accompaniment


Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Boston
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Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Cambridge
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  • MIT Music Department (KH) ((617) 253-3210) presents
  • Music from the Seven
  • Location: Killian Hall, 160 Memorial Drive
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  • (countries affected by the recent travel ban)

    Brooklyn Nomads presents a benefit concert featuring music and artists from the 7 countries affected by the recent immigration executive order. (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen)

    The concert will feature Hadi Eldebek, Ramzi Edlibi, Nick Chbat, Naseem Al-Atrash, Navid Kandelousi, Mohamad Eldebek & more.

    All proceeds will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union. (not tax-deductible)

    Suggested: $25; Students: $10


Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Boston
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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Sunday Concert Series
  • Location: Kings Chapel
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  • King’s Chapel Choir & Soloists
    Chamber Orchestra
    Heinrich Christensen, director
    Program to include: Bach “Jesu, der du meine Seele,” BWV 78 plus motets by the Bach family.

    $20 (general), $15 (students/seniors). Advance tickets online $15 (general), $10 (students/seniors)


Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Boston
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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • King’s Chapel Choir
  • Location: Kings Chapel
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  • King’s Chapel Choir & Soloists
    Chamber Orchestra
    Heinrich Christensen, director
    Program to include: Bach “Jesu, der du meine Seele,” BWV 78 plus motets by the Bach family.

    $20 (general), $15 (students/seniors)


Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Cambridge
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  • Oriana Consort (617-547-1798) presents
  • Endings and Beginnings
  • Location: University Lutheran Church, 66 Winthrop St.
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  • Choral music as remembrance.

    Including Lagrime d’amante (Tears of a lover), selections from Herbert Howells’ Requiem, Gerald Finzi’s My spirit sang all day, Thomas Tomkins’ When David heard, and Clément Janequin’s Le chant des oiseaux (Birdsong), and Aaron Copland’s In The Beginning,

    Walter Chapin, Director, Caroline Kinney, Assistant Director.

    $15 Students/Seniors $20


Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Boston
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  • Winsor Music presents
  • Daedalus String Quartet
  • Location: Emmanuel Church of Boston
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  • Peggy Pearson, oboe
    Rane Moore, clarinet

    Haydn: Quartet in B minor, Op. 33, No. 1
    Anna Weesner: Quintet for Oboe and Strings (Boston Premiere)
    James Primosch: “Come Brothers All; Come Sisters, Too” (World Premiere)
    J. Brahms: Clarinet Quintet, Op. 115

    $30 $15


Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Concord
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  • Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble (617-429-0332) presents
  • Trainspotting: Musical Locomotion in Action
  • Location: First Parish Church
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  • Alessandro Piccini: Toccata XIII for solo theorbo
    Biber: Sonata III in F major for violin and continuo
    Steve Reich: Different Trains
    Dvořák: String Quartet No. 12 in F major, “American”
    Miranda Fulleylove and Jesse Irons, violins
    Jason Fisher, viola; Jennifer Morsches, cello
    Simon Martyn-Ellis, theorbo
    Gregorio Leon, videographer

    $24 Regular, $18 Senior, $12 Student


Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Belmont
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in Cambridge
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  • Lowell House Opera presents
  • Ariadne auf Naxos
  • Location: Lowell House, 10 Holyoke Place, Cambridge
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  • Featuring more than 20 local professional artists, including sopranos Jouvanca Jean-Baptiste and Sol Kim Bentley as Ariadne, tenors Christopher Eaglin and Sean Malkus as Bacchus, and sopranos Abigail Krawczyńska and Elisa Sunshine as Zerbinetta.

    Music Director Edward Elwyn Jones and Stage Director Roxanna Myhrum


Thursday, March 30, 2017 in Boston
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  • Emmanuel Music presents
  • Lindsey Chapel Series
  • Location: Emmanuel Church of Boston
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  • Michael Sponseller
    Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816
    Prelude & Fugue in E Major, BWV 879 WTC Book II


Thursday, March 30, 2017 in Boston
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  • Emmanuel Music presents
  • Lindsey Chapel Series
  • Location: Emmanuel Church of Boston
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  • Paul Cienniwa
    Suite No. 3 in B minor, BWV 814
    Prelude & Fugue in B minor, BWV 893, WTC Book II


Thursday, March 30, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Opera Collaborative (BCA) ((617) 517-5883) presents
  • Conrad Susa’s The Dangerous Liaisons
  • Location: Plaza Theater, 539 Tremont Street
  • additional information
  • Based on the scandalous 18th century novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Les liaisons dangereuses, with a libretto by Philip Littell, The Dangerous Liaisons explores the sexual machinations of the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil,.

    performed in English with piano accompaniment


Thursday, March 30, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Alain Altinoglu, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Renaud Capuçon, violin

    BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture
    LALO Symphonie espagnole, for violin and orchestra
    DUTILLEUX Symphony No. 2, Le Double
    ROUSSEL Bacchus et Ariane,Suite No. 2


Thursday, March 30, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (T) ((617) 536-6340) presents
  • Otto Nicolai’s The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Location: Boston Conservatory Theater, 31 Hemenway St.
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  • Sung in German with English supertitles. Music by Otto Nicolai. Libretto by Salomon Hermann Mosenthal. Conducted by Andrew Altenbach. Directed by Johnathon Pape.

    $30, $25


Friday, March 31, 2017 in Boston Area
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  • Boston Symphony Community Concerts (617-266-1492) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Various
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  • Fenway Center at Northeastern University

    Piston – Duo for Viola and Cello
    Beethoven – String Quartet No. 7 in F. Op. 59, No. 1
    Nancy Bracken & Victor Romanul, violins
    Michael Zaretsky, viola; Oliver Aldort, cello


Friday, March 31, 2017 in Cambridge
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  • Emmanuel Music presents
  • Bach: Saint Matthew Passion
  • Location: Emmanuel Church of Boston
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  • Evangelist : Charles Blandy, tenor
    Jesus: Paul Max Tipton, baritone

    The Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music with The Boston Children’s Chorus, Ryan Turner conducting
    General $30; 2nd Tier $60; 1st Tier $95; Patron $150; Students $10


Friday, March 31, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Opera Collaborative (BCA) ((617) 517-5883) presents
  • Conrad Susa’s The Dangerous Liaisons
  • Location: Plaza Theater, 539 Tremont Street
  • additional information
  • Based on the scandalous 18th century novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Les liaisons dangereuses, with a libretto by Philip Littell, The Dangerous Liaisons explores the sexual machinations of the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil,.

    performed in English with piano accompaniment


Friday, March 31, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project presents
  • Boston Accent
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • David Sanford Black Noise
    John Harbison Double Concerto for violin, cello, and orchestra
    Eric Sawyer Fantasy Concerto: Concord Conversations
    Ronald Perera The Saints


Friday, March 31, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Alain Altinoglu, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Renaud Capuçon, violin

    BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture
    LALO Symphonie espagnole, for violin and orchestra
    DUTILLEUX Symphony No. 2, Le Double
    ROUSSEL Bacchus et Ariane,Suite No. 2


Friday, March 31, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (T) ((617) 536-6340) presents
  • Otto Nicolai’s The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Location: Boston Conservatory Theater, 31 Hemenway St.
  • additional information
  • Sung in German with English supertitles. Music by Otto Nicolai. Libretto by Salomon Hermann Mosenthal. Conducted by Andrew Altenbach. Directed by Johnathon Pape.

    $30, $25


Friday, March 31, 2017 in Weston
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  • Cambridge Society for Early Music presents
  • Les Délices
  • Location: Weston Congregational Church, 130 Newton Street
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  • French Baroque songs by Marais, de Bousset, Lully, Lambert, Rameau & Chabanceau de la Barre are paired with jazzy songs that spring from the same emotional impetus, by Mandel, Strayhorn, Aretha Franklin, Edith Piaf, Paul McCartney, Stephen Sondheim, Nina Simone, and others.
    Debra Nagy, baroque oboe (director)

    Emily Walhout, viola da gamba; Eric Milnes, harpsichord
    John Lenti, theorbo & baroque guitar

    $30 / $25 seniors / students free


Friday, March 31, 2017 in Cambridge
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  • Lowell House Opera presents
  • Ariadne auf Naxos
  • Location: Lowell House, 10 Holyoke Place, Cambridge
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  • Featuring more than 20 local professional artists, including sopranos Jouvanca Jean-Baptiste and Sol Kim Bentley as Ariadne, tenors Christopher Eaglin and Sean Malkus as Bacchus, and sopranos Abigail Krawczyńska and Elisa Sunshine as Zerbinetta.

    Music Director Edward Elwyn Jones and Stage Director Roxanna Myhrum


Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Various
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  • Powers Music School (Various Locations) (617.484.4696) presents
  • Family Concert
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  • Click Clack Surprise” Musical Story

    Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Avenue,

    Led by Todd Brunel (woodwinds), Yas Ishibashi (piano and vocals), Vanessa Schukis (vocals), and Helen Clapp Stevenson (narration), this performance will have children and parents singing and dancing along to the popular children’s book written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin

    FREE


Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Various
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  • Powers Music School (Various Locations) (617.484.4696) presents
  • Family Concert
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  • Click Clack Surprise” Musical Story

    Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Avenue,

    Led by Todd Brunel (woodwinds), Yas Ishibashi (piano and vocals), Vanessa Schukis (vocals), and Helen Clapp Stevenson (narration), this performance will have children and parents singing and dancing along to the popular children’s book written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin

    FREE


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  • Boston Conservatory (T) ((617) 536-6340) presents
  • Otto Nicolai’s The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Location: Boston Conservatory Theater, 31 Hemenway St.
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  • Sung in German with English supertitles. Music by Otto Nicolai. Libretto by Salomon Hermann Mosenthal. Conducted by Andrew Altenbach. Directed by Johnathon Pape.

    $30, $25


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  • Boston Opera Collaborative (BCA) ((617) 517-5883) presents
  • Conrad Susa’s The Dangerous Liaisons
  • Location: Plaza Theater, 539 Tremont Street
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  • Based on the scandalous 18th century novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Les liaisons dangereuses, with a libretto by Philip Littell, The Dangerous Liaisons explores the sexual machinations of the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil,.

    performed in English with piano accompaniment


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  • New Gallery Concert Series presents
  • Heritage
  • Location: Cambridge Art Association, 25 Lowell Street
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  • Photography by Astrid Reischwitz and paintings by Jeffrey Melzack, and Jenny Olsen are paired with music by Augusta Reed Thomas and world premieres by Mischa Salkind-Pearl, Eden Macadam-Somer, and Shaw Pong Liu.

    $20 general admission and $15 for students, seniors and children


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  • New Gallery Concert Series presents
  • Fantasies Awakened
  • Location: Cambridge Art Association, 25 Lowell Street
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  • Photography by Astrid Reischwitz and paintings by Jeffrey Melzack and Jenny Olsen with world premieres by Mischa Salkind-Pearl, Eden Macadam-Somer, and Shaw Pong Liu. Music by Pozzi Escot and Augusta Read Thomas will complete the program.

    $20 general admission and $15 for students, seni


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  • Henry Purcell Society (617-650-7399) presents
  • Hear my prayer
  • Location: All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon St.
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  • Purcell’s anthems and instrumental sonatas for the Royal Chapel performed by strings, 8 voices and organ.

    Jessica Petrus Aird; Jessica Cooper, sopranos
    Hilary Ann Walker; Carrie Cheron, Altos
    Eric Christopher Perry; Jason Wang, tenors
    Ulysses Thomas; James Dargan, bass

    $25 Admission/ $20 student and seniors


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Alain Altinoglu, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Renaud Capuçon, violin

    BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture
    LALO Symphonie espagnole, for violin and orchestra
    DUTILLEUX Symphony No. 2, Le Double
    ROUSSEL Bacchus et Ariane,Suite No. 2


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  • Cambridge Society for Early Music presents
  • Les Délices
  • Location: Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex Street
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  • French Baroque songs by Marais, de Bousset, Lully, Lambert, Rameau & Chabanceau de la Barre are paired with jazzy songs that spring from the same emotional impetus, by Mandel, Strayhorn, Aretha Franklin, Edith Piaf, Paul McCartney, Stephen Sondheim, Nina Simone, and others.
    Debra Nagy, baroque oboe (director)

    Debra Nagy, baroque oboe (director)
    Emily Walhout, viola da gamba; Eric Milnes, harpsichord
    John Lenti, theorbo & baroque guitar

    $30 / $25 seniors / students free


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  • Celebrity Series presents
  • Hilary Hahn, violin; Robert Levin, piano
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • BACH: Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 1019
    ABRIL: Solo Partita for violin
    MOZART: Sonata in E-flat Major, K.481
    TÜRK: Träume for solo piano (written for Robert Levin)
    SCHUBERT: Rondo in B minor, D.895 “Rondeau brillant”


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  • Orianna Consort (FCS) (339-203-5876) presents
  • Endings and Beginnings
  • Location: First Church Somerville UCC, 89 College Avenue
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  • Choral music as remembrance.

    Including Lagrime d’amante (Tears of a lover), selections from Herbert Howells’ Requiem, Gerald Finzi’s My spirit sang all day, Thomas Tomkins’ When David heard, and Clément Janequin’s Le chant des oiseaux (Birdsong), and Aaron Copland’s In The Beginning,

    Walter Chapin, Director, Caroline Kinney, Assistant Director.

    $15 Students/Seniors $20


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  • Lowell House Opera presents
  • Ariadne auf Naxos
  • Location: Lowell House, 10 Holyoke Place, Cambridge
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  • Featuring more than 20 local professional artists, including sopranos Jouvanca Jean-Baptiste and Sol Kim Bentley as Ariadne, tenors Christopher Eaglin and Sean Malkus as Bacchus, and sopranos Abigail Krawczyńska and Elisa Sunshine as Zerbinetta.

    Music Director Edward Elwyn Jones and Stage Director Roxanna Myhrum


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  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (617 278 5156) presents
  • Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute
  • Location: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Fenway
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  • InMo Yang & Miriam Fried, violin
    Zhanbo Zheng & Tanner Menees, viola
    Oliver Herbert, cello; Xioahui Yang, piano
    Beethoven, String Quintet in C Major
    G. Klein, Trio for Violin, Viola, and Cello
    Stravinsky, Three Pieces for String Quartet
    Fauré, Piano Quartet, No. 1 in C Minor


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  • Boston Conservatory (T) ((617) 536-6340) presents
  • Otto Nicolai’s The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Location: Boston Conservatory Theater, 31 Hemenway St.
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  • Sung in German with English supertitles. Music by Otto Nicolai. Libretto by Salomon Hermann Mosenthal. Conducted by Andrew Altenbach. Directed by Johnathon Pape.

    $30, $25


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  • Boston Conservatory (T) ((617) 536-6340) presents
  • Otto Nicolai’s The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Location: Boston Conservatory Theater, 31 Hemenway St.
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  • Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor will be sung in German with English supertitles.

    Conducted by Andrew Altenbach and directed by Johnathon Pape.

    $25 to $30 with discounts available


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  • Boston Symphony Chamber Players presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • with Elizabeth Fischborn, soprano

    JOLIVET Pastorales de Noël, for flute, bassoon, and harp
    Fred LERDAHL Fire and Ice, for soprano and double bass
    PROKOFIEV Quintet for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, and double bass, Op. 39
    Daniel CROZIER Masque, for oboe and string trio
    BRAHMS Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25


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  • Emmanuel Music presents
  • Bach: Saint Matthew Passion
  • Location: Emmanuel Church of Boston
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  • Evangelist : Charles Blandy, tenor
    Jesus: Paul Max Tipton, baritone

    The Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music with The Boston Children’s Chorus, Ryan Turner conducting
    General $30; 2nd Tier $60; 1st Tier $95; Patron $150; Students $10


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  • Temple Emanuel (617-558-8100) presents
  • Arabella String Quartet
  • Location: Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street
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  • Mozart–‘Dissonance’ Quartet in C Major K.465
    Shostakovich–Two Pieces for String Quartet
    Grieg–String Quartet No. 1 in G minor Op. 27

    FREE


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  • Brookline Music School ((617) 277-4593) presents
  • Faculty Artist Recital
  • Location: 25 Kennard Road
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  • s Stephanie Fong (violin and viola), and Leah Kosch (piano), with guests Jenny Ahn (violin), Loewi Lin (cello), Lilit Muradyan (viola), and Yhasmin Valenzuela (clarinet), perform a potpourri of repertoire by classical and romantic composers.

    FREE


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  • Collage New Music presents
  • Heroes and Anti-Heroes
  • Location: Pickman Hall – Longy School of Music
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  • Donald Sur: A Neo-Platonic Epistrophe
    Eric Chasalow: Flute Concerto (Three Love Poems)
    Christopher Krueger, flute
    Donald Sur: Berceuse, for Violin and Piano
    Catherine French, violin, and Christopher Oldfather, piano
    Donald Sur: Catena III
    Yi Yiing Chen: New Work (2016)
    First performance
    Peter Child: Elegy (with rabbit)
    First performance
    Eric Moe: Superhero (2010)
    Doanld Sur: Satori on Park Avenue


Monday, April 3, 2017 in Cambridge
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  • Cambridge Society for Early Music presents
  • Les Délices
  • Location: Christ Church, Zero Garden Street
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  • French Baroque songs by Marais, de Bousset, Lully, Lambert, Rameau & Chabanceau de la Barre are paired with jazzy songs that spring from the same emotional impetus, by Mandel, Strayhorn, Aretha Franklin, Edith Piaf, Paul McCartney, Stephen Sondheim, Nina Simone, and others.
    Debra Nagy, baroque oboe (director)

    Emily Walhout, viola da gamba; Eric Milnes, harpsichord
    John Lenti, theorbo & baroque guitar

    $30 / $25 seniors / students free


Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in Boston
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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Tuesday Concerts
  • Location: Kings Chapel
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  • Kate Kayaian, cello
    Works by Bach & Cassadó

    $3 suggested (all proceeds support the performers)


Friday, April 7, 2017 in Medford
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  • First Baptist Church of Medford presents
  • Liana Paniyeva, piano
  • Location: 29 Oakland Street
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  • Gluck,: Dances of the Blessed Spirits
    Rachmaninoff: Variations on a Theme of Corelli
    Beethoven: Sonata no 23 Appasionata
    Ravel: La Valse
    and more!


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  • Handel and Haydn Society (J) (617 266 3605) presents
  • MONTEVERDI: VESPERS OF 1610
  • Location: Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory
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  • Harry Christophers, conductor
    Jeremy Budd, tenor
    Mark Dobell, tenor
    Margot Rood, soprano
    Sonja DuToit Tengblad, soprano
    Jonas Budris, tenor
    Woodrow Bynum, baritone
    David McFerrin, baritone
    Handel and Haydn Society Chorus


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  • Boston Conservatory (T) ((617) 536-6340) presents
  • Bernstein: Mass
  • Location: Boston Conservatory Theater, 31 Hemenway St.
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  • Mass is a truly unique musical and theatrical experience. Music and text by Leonard Bernstein with additional text and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Directed by Neil Donohoe and Larry Sousa. Music conducted by Eric Stern. Choreographed by Larry Sousa.

    $30, $25


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  • Powers Music School presents
  • Mildred Freiberg Piano Festival
  • Location: Payson Park Church, 365 Belmont Street
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  • Also at 3:00, 4:30, 6:00, and 7:30 p.m.

    This festival honoring the memory of pianist, educator, and mentor Mildred Freiberg, has become a tradition for local piano students in grades K-12.

    FREE


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  • Mistral (OS) (978.474.6222) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Temple Ohabei Shalom’ 1187 Beacon St
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  • COPLAND Appalachian Spring (original chamber version for 13)
    RAVEL Tombeau de Couperin (chamber arr. by Suggs*)
    STRAUSS II The Emperor Waltz (chamber arr. by Schoenberg)


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  • Mistral (OS) (978.474.6222) presents
  • Atlantic Crossings
  • Location: Temple Ohabei Shalom’ 1187 Beacon St
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  • 20th Season Finale

    J. Strauss: The Emperor Waltz (arr.Schoenberg)
    Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin (arr. Suggs)
    Copland: Appalachian Spring (original chamber version for 13)

    Performed by a glamorous contingent of 15

    $30/$25 Senior


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  • Concord Free Public Library (978-318-3301) presents
  • Music From the Library
  • Location: 129 Main Street
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  • Eric Hofbauer Quintet in works by Ellington and Ives.

    Eric Hofbauer, guitar; Todd Brunel, clarinet; Junko Fujiwara, cello; Curt Newton, drums, and Jerry Sabatini, trumpet.

    Free but advance reservations are required.


Saturday, April 8, 2017 in Boston
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  • Calliope (617.759.2057) presents
  • Scnees from New England
  • Location: Old West Church, 131 Cambridge
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  • Charles Ives: “1,2,3”, “Thoreau”, “The World’s Highway”
    Amy Beach: “Sea Song” and “Ah, Love But a Day” (two duets) Irving Fine: “Childhood Fables for Grownups” (part I)
    Scott Wheeler: “Serenata” Gregory Zavracky: “The Fallen”

    and winners from our Call for Scores

    Deborah Selig, soprano; Megan Roth, mezzo-soprano
    Alexander Nishibun, tenor; Clare Longendyke, piano


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  • Boston Musica Viva ((617) 354-6910) presents
  • Moonlight (and a) Serenade
  • Location: Longy School of Music, 27 Garden St
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  • Yehudi Wyner: New BMV Commission WORLD PREMIERE
    Geoffrey Burleson, piano

    Barbara White: My barn having burned to the ground, I can now see the moon

    Richard Festinger: Serenade for Six

    Ronald Perera: Crossing the Meridian Commissioned by BMV in 1982
    Charles Blandy, tenor

    $30; Seniors: $25; Students / Children: $10


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  • Boston Conservatory (T) ((617) 536-6340) presents
  • Bernstein: Mass
  • Location: Boston Conservatory Theater, 31 Hemenway St.
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  • Mass is a truly unique musical and theatrical experience. Music and text by Leonard Bernstein with additional text and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Directed by Neil Donohoe and Larry Sousa. Music conducted by Eric Stern. Choreographed by Larry Sousa.

    $30, $25


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  • Oriana Consort (617-547-1798) presents
  • Endings and Beginnings
  • Location: First Lutheran Church Boston, 299 Berkeley St
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  • Choral music as remembrance.

    Including Lagrime d’amante (Tears of a lover), selections from Herbert Howells’ Requiem, Gerald Finzi’s My spirit sang all day, Thomas Tomkins’ When David heard, and Clément Janequin’s Le chant des oiseaux (Birdsong), and Aaron Copland’s In The Beginning,

    Walter Chapin, Director, Caroline Kinney, Assistant Director.

    $15 Students/Seniors $20


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  • Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra ((617) 779-0900) presents
  • Across the Universe!
  • Location: First Baptist Church, 848 Beacon Street
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  • Howard Frazin, In the Forests of the Night
    Barber, Violin Concerto Op. 14 – With Haldan Martinson, violin
    Mozart, Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”
    David Angus, conductor

    $70 – $20


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  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (617 278 5156) presents
  • Young Artist Program
  • Location: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Fenway
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  • OLIVIER STANKIEWICZ, oboe
    ALVISE SINIVIA, piano
    Schumann, Romanzen / Martinu° ,
    Three Romanian Folk Songs / Janác˘ek,
    Three Moravian Folk Songs / Wolpe,
    Sonata / Silvestrini, Three Études
    on Impressionist Paintings / Tonia Ko,
    new work / Dutilleux, Sonata


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  • Powers Music School presents
  • Mildred Freiberg Piano Festival
  • Location: Payson Park Church, 365 Belmont Street
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    This festival honoring the memory of pianist, educator, and mentor Mildred Freiberg, has become a tradition for local piano students in grades K-12.

    FREE


Sunday, April 9, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (T) ((617) 536-6340) presents
  • Bernstein: Mass
  • Location: Boston Conservatory Theater, 31 Hemenway St.
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  • Mass is a truly unique musical and theatrical experience. Music and text by Leonard Bernstein with additional text and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Directed by Neil Donohoe and Larry Sousa. Music conducted by Eric Stern. Choreographed by Larry Sousa.

    $30, $25


Sunday, April 9, 2017 in Jamaica Plain
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  • Loring-Greenough House (617.524.3158) presents
  • Sunday Concerts at Loring-Greenough House
  • Location: The Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street
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  • Strings Theory Trio

    Violinist Mimi Rabson with Rabson and Helen Sherrah-Davies on five string violins and Junko Fujiwara on cello supercharge the intimate atmosphere with a triple dose of edgy, daring improvisation.

    $15 ($10 for Loring Greenough House members, seniors and students)

    4:00 – Tea Service (included with admission)


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  • Hancock United Church of Christ ((781) 862-4220) presents
  • Herr Beethoven & His Cellists
  • Location: Hancock United Church of Christ
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  • BEETHOVEN Sonatas for Piano and Cello No. 2, 3, 4
    Selected works by DUPORT, ROMBERG, KRAFT

    Cherry Kim, Scott, Thomas Lesser, cello
    Ai-ying Chiu, piano

    $15 General, $10 Students/Seniors


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  • Handel and Haydn Society (617 266 3605) presents
  • MONTEVERDI: VESPERS OF 1610
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
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  • Harry Christophers, conductor
    Jeremy Budd, tenor
    Mark Dobell, tenor
    Margot Rood, soprano
    Sonja DuToit Tengblad, soprano
    Jonas Budris, tenor
    Woodrow Bynum, baritone
    David McFerrin, baritone
    Handel and Haydn Society Chorus


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  • Boston Chamber Music Society (S) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
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  • Beethoven: Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op. 70, No. 2

    David Rakowski: Oboe Quintet (2017)
    BCMS Commission/World Premiere

    Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44

    Peggy Pearson, oboe; Andrew Armstrong, piano
    Yura Lee & Harumi Rhodes, violins
    Dimitri Murrath, viola; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello


Sunday, April 9, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • String Masters Series
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • Works by Schumann and Brahms, including Two Songs, op. 01, with Peter Frankl (piano) and Janna Baty (soprano).

    $15


Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in Boston
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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Tuesday Concerts
  • Location: Kings Chapel
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  • Cassandra Extavour & Jessica Petrus, sopranos
    Carol Lewis, viola da gamba
    Olav Chris Henriksen, theorbo
    Couperin “Leçons de Tenèbres”

    $3 suggested (all proceeds support the performers)


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  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • Piano Masters Series
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • works by Chopin, Finzi-McLachlan, Nikolai Myaskovsky, and Ronald Stevenson.

    $15


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  • Community Music Center of Boston presents
  • Faculty Artist Recital
  • Location: 34 Warren Avenue
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  • Chamber works Rameau and Couperin.

    Nickolai Sheikov, harpsichord; Benjamin Swartz, viola da gamba and by guest artists Andrea LeBlanc, baroque flute and Emily Hale, baroque violin

    FREE


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  • Institute for Contemporary Art (617-478-3100) presents
  • Talea Ensemble
  • Location: 100 Northern Avenue
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  • Gérard Grisey’s Talea, the Boston premiere of Center for New Music Director Joshua Fineberg’s L’abîme, and the U.S. premiere of Tristan Murail’s Liber Fulguralis.

    $15 general admission; $10 ICA members + students)


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  • Celebrity Series (S) ((617) 482-2595) presents
  • Roomful of Teeth
  • Location: Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street
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  • with A Far Cry

    Including selections from Ted Hearne’s Law of Mosaics and Coloring Book, and Caroline Shaw’s arrangement of Josquin’s La déploration de la mort de Johannes Ockeghem and Music In Common Time.


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  • Odyssey Opera (JH) (617.826.1626) presents
  • Alexander von Zemlinsky: The Dwarf (Der Zwerg)
  • Location: Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St
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  • Opera in concert based on Oscar Wilde’s short story, “The Birthday of the Infanta”

    Sung in German with projected English translations.

    Conducted by Gil Rose
    Der Zwerg ~ Aleš Briscein
    Donna Clara, The Infanta ~ Kirsten Chambers
    Don Estoban ~ James Johnson
    Ghita ~ Michelle Trainor


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  • Boston Philharmonic (SH) (617.236.0999) presents
  • Boston Philharmonic
  • Location: Symphony Hall
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  • MAHLER: SYMPHONY NO. 2, RESURRECTION
    Alice Coote, soprano / Sonja Tengblad, soprano

    Guide to the music with Benjamin Zander, 6:45pm


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  • Equilibrium Concert Series (NS) presents
  • Commissioning Project
  • Location: New School of Music, 25 Lowell Street,
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  • Under the direction of Matt Sharrock
    ,
    Yoon-ji LEE – In Liquid Noise II World Premiere
    Stefanie LUBKOWSKI – Avanc (2013)
    Mischa SALKIND-PEARL – what is not, is not (2008)
    Carolyn CHEN – Made in China, Made in California (2013)
    Victoria CHEAH – TELL: Dreamhouse (2013)
    Elliott SHARP – Seize Seas Seeth Seen (2008)

    $10


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  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (617 278 5156) presents
  • Curtis on Tour
  • Location: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Fenway
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  • with IDA KAVAFIAN, violin
    “FiddleFest”
    Telemann, Quartet / Takemitsu,
    Rocking Mirror Daybreak / Bartók,
    Selections from Forty-Four Duos /
    Berio, Selections from Duetti /
    Prokofiev, Sonata / Dancla, Variations
    on Ah, vous dirai-je maman


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  • Walden Chamber Players presents
  • Walden Chamber Players
  • Location: Wilson Chapel, 210 Herrick Road
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  • Manha de Carnaval! A Feast of Brazilian Music

    Gomes: Sonata for String Quartet
    Villa-Lobos: Prelude No.2
    Villa-Lobos: Two Floresta Songs
    Jobim/Chopin/Moreira: Popular Songs
    Villa-Lobos: Two Choros for violin and cello
    Baden-Powell: Samba em Preludio
    Villa-Lobos: Bachiannas Brazilieras No. 5
    Villa-Lobos: String Quartet No 1
    Clarice Assad: Bluezilian

    $20 adults, $10 students, Children under 12 free


Monday, April 17, 2017 in Boston
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in Boston
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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Tuesday Concerts
  • Location: Kings Chapel
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  • Weston Wind Quintet
    with Krista Buckland Reisner, violin
    Works by Bizet & Dvořák

    $3 suggested (all proceeds support the performers)


Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in Wellesley
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  • Wellesley College presents
  • Wellesley Collegium Musicum
  • Location: Houghton Chapel at Wellesley College
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  • Andrew Arceci, Director

    Singers and instrumentalists open to Wellesley College students, faculty, staff, and members of the local community present Western music from the Middle Ages to the early 19th century.

    FREE


Thursday, April 20, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Radu Lupu, piano
    Lucy Crowe, soprano
    Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano
    Ben Johnson, tenor
    Morris Robinson, bass
    Tanglewood Festival Chorus

    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor,
    MOZART Requiem

    OPEN REHEARSAL


Thursday, April 20, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Radu Lupu, piano
    Lucy Crowe, soprano
    Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano
    Ben Johnson, tenor
    Morris Robinson, bass
    Tanglewood Festival Chorus

    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor,
    MOZART Requiem


Friday, April 21, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Radu Lupu, piano
    Lucy Crowe, soprano
    Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano
    Ben Johnson, tenor
    Morris Robinson, bass
    Tanglewood Festival Chorus

    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor,
    MOZART Requiem


Friday, April 21, 2017 in Salem
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  • Boston Artists Ensemble (617.964.6553) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Hamilton Hall, 9 Chestnut St
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  • Time Regained”
    MESSIAEN Quartet for the End of Time
    SCHUBERT Piano Quintet in A, D. 667, “The Trout”
    Sharan Leventhal – violin, Jessica Bodner – viola, Jonathan Miller – cello
    Edwin Barker – bass, Thomas Hill – clarinet, Randall Hodgkinson – piano


Friday, April 21, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Baroque presents
  • Handel: Giulio Cesare
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Directed by Mary Birnbaum
    Conducted by Martin Pearlman

    Soprano Susanna Phillips as Cleopatra
    Countertenors Lawrence Zazzo and John Holiday


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Radu Lupu, piano
    Lucy Crowe, soprano
    Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano
    Ben Johnson, tenor
    Morris Robinson, bass
    Tanglewood Festival Chorus

    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor,
    MOZART Requiem


Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Boston (FC)
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  • Chameleon Arts Ensemble (617-427-8200) presents
  • Chameleon Arts Ensemble
  • Location: First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St
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  • proud music of the storm

    Gerald Finzi: Five Bagatelles for clarinet & piano, Op. 23 (1945)
    Erwin Schulhoff: Concertino for flute, viola & double bass (1925)
    David Bruce: Gumboots for clarinet & string quartet
    Michael Berkeley: Fierce Tears I for oboe & piano
    Beethoven: String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29


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  • Cameral Music (617-285-0448) presents
  • Andreas Scholl, countertenor
  • Location: Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street
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  • Victor Coelho, lute; David Dolata, theorbo
    Laura Jeppeson, viola da gamba
    This special 1-hour concert, exploring John Dowland, G.G. Kapsberger, Thomas Campion, Robert Johnson, Bellerofonte Castaldi, Giulio Caccini, Georg Frideric Handel and Tobias Hume, will be followed by a leisurely meet-and-greet and CD signing by the artists.

    $40


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  • Boston Baroque presents
  • Handel: Giulio Cesare
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Directed by Mary Birnbaum
    Conducted by Martin Pearlman

    Soprano Susanna Phillips as Cleopatra
    Countertenors Lawrence Zazzo and John Holiday


Sunday, April 23, 2017 in Boston (FC)
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  • Chameleon Arts Ensemble (617-427-8200) presents
  • Chameleon Arts Ensemble
  • Location: First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St
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  • proud music of the storm

    Gerald Finzi: Five Bagatelles for clarinet & piano, Op. 23 (1945)
    Erwin Schulhoff: Concertino for flute, viola & double bass (1925)
    David Bruce: Gumboots for clarinet & string quartet
    Michael Berkeley: Fierce Tears I for oboe & piano
    Beethoven: String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29


Sunday, April 23, 2017 in Boston
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  • Emmanuel Music presents
  • Chamber Series
  • Location: Emmanuel Church of Boston
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  • Mendelssohn: Sonata for Violin and Piano in F Major

    Heather Braun-Bakken, violin
    Ya-Fei Chuang, piano

    General $30; Patron $55; Students $10

    Wolf Goethe-Lieder

    Königlich Gebet
    Prometheus
    Grenzen der Menschheit

    David Kravitz, baritone
    Ya-Fei Chuang, piano

    Mendelssohn Piano Quartet No. 3 in B minor, op. 3

    Heather Braun-Bakken, violin
    Daniel Doña, viola
    Cora Swenson Lee, cello
    Ya-Fei Chuang, piano


Sunday, April 23, 2017 in Boston
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  • Ashmont Hill Chamber Music presents
  • Daniel Bernard Roumain, violin
  • Location: Peabody Hall, Parish of All Saints in Dorchester
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  • Haitian-American violinist, composer and performer DBR will perform Redemption Song & Sonatas which he describes as “a musician’s view on civil rights around the world”. A performance by Project STEP students of one of DBR’s compositions, likely his Rosa Parks Quartet.will also be featured.

    $25


Sunday, April 23, 2017 in Concord
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  • Oriana Consort (617-547-1798) presents
  • Endings and Beginnings
  • Location: First Parish of Concord, 20 Lexington Rd
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  • Choral music as remembrance.

    Including Lagrime d’amante (Tears of a lover), selections from Herbert Howells’ Requiem, Gerald Finzi’s My spirit sang all day, Thomas Tomkins’ When David heard, and Clément Janequin’s Le chant des oiseaux (Birdsong), and Aaron Copland’s In The Beginning,

    Walter Chapin, Director, Caroline Kinney, Assistant Director.

    $15 Students/Seniors $20


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Monday, April 24, 2017 in Wellesley
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  • Wellesley College presents
  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble
  • Location: Houghton Chapel at Wellesley College
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  • Clear Voices in the Dark, , an immersive concert interspersing songs from the American Civil War with Francis Poulenc’s challenging and rarely performed Figure Humaine.

    $30 $10 students and music educators


Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Boston
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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Tuesday Concerts
  • Location: Kings Chapel
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    Boccherini String Quintet op. 11, no. 5
    FREE admission, sponsored by H&H

    $3 suggested (all proceeds support the performers)


Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Marblehead
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  • Old North Church presents
  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble
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Thursday, April 27, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

    TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
    TAKEMITSU Nostalghia (In Memory of Andrei Tarkovskij), for violin and strings
    SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 6


Friday, April 28, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Lyric Opera (JHH) (617-266-1492) presents
  • Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro
  • Location: John Hancock Hall
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  • Evan Hughes, Nicole Heaston, David Pershall and Emily Fons make their BLO debuts, and Emily Birsan Susanna. with Rosetta Cucchi directing, BLO Artistic Advisor John Conklin set designing, and David Angus conducting.


Friday, April 28, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

    TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
    TAKEMITSU Nostalghia (In Memory of Andrei Tarkovskij), for violin and strings
    SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 6


Friday, April 28, 2017 in Boston
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  • Musicians of Old Post Road (EC) (781-466-6694) presents
  • Scores from the Suitcase
  • Location: Emmanuel Church 15 Newbury Street
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  • Rediscovered works by Haydn, Pleyel, Antes, and others, imported to early America, including works preserved by the Moravian communities.

    $35 preferred seating/ $30 general admission / $10 students


Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Cambridge
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

    TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
    TAKEMITSU Nostalghia (In Memory of Andrei Tarkovskij), for violin and strings
    SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 6


Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Rockport
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  • Rockport Music presents
  • Luca Buratto, pianist
  • Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
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  • BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 15 in “Pastorale”
    BARTÓK: Out of Doors, Sz. 81, BB 89
    ADÈS: Variations for Blanca “Darknesse Visible”
    SCHUMANN: Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6


Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Cambridge
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  • Celebrity Series presents
  • Natalie Dessay, soprano
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • with Philippe Cassard, piano

    “Portraits of Women features lieder by Schubert and Mendelssohn, arias by Mozart and Gounod, and more.


Sunday, April 30, 2017 in Boston
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Sunday, April 30, 2017 in Cambridge
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  • New Gallery Concert Series presents
  • Revealing the Internal–Exploring the External
  • Location: Cambridge Art Association, 25 Lowell Street
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  • Avoidance Tactics #1 for piano and percussion by Curtis K. Hughes

    Miniatures for solo piano by Curtis K. Hughes [World Premiere]
    mitigate
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    Etude Frenetique

    Parts for a Floating Space for saxophone and percussion by Lei Liang

    Crónico for saxophone, piano, and percussion by Vicente Hansen Atria [Boston premiere by our first annual composition competition winner]

    Philipp A. Staudlin, saxophone; Sarah Bob, piano; and Aaron Trant, percussion.

    $20


Sunday, April 30, 2017 in Weston
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  • Boston Civic Symphony presents
  • Boston Civic Symphony
  • Location: Fine Arts Center, Regis College
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  • Max Hobart, conductor, in his final performance as Music Director of the Civic

    MAHLER Symphony No. 1 in D “The Titan”
    Original complete version including the fifth movement, “Blumine”


Sunday, April 30, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Lyric Opera (JHH) (617-266-1492) presents
  • Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro
  • Location: John Hancock Hall
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  • Evan Hughes, Nicole Heaston, David Pershall and Emily Fons make their BLO debuts, and Emily Birsan Susanna. with Rosetta Cucchi directing, BLO Artistic Advisor John Conklin set designing, and David Angus conducting.


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Sunday, April 30, 2017 in Lexington
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  • Metropolitan Wind Symphony presents
  • Across the Universe!
  • Location: National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA
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  • Alfred Reed El Camino Real
    Julie Giroux Bookmarks from Japan
    Julie Giroux Riften Wed
    Dana Wilson Shortcut Home
    James Curnow Romanza for Trumpet, Lewis Buckley trumpet, world premiere
    Eric Coates Knightsbridge March
    Adam Gorb A Little Tango Music
    Edvard Grieg Dance of the Trolls
    Johan de Meij At Kitty O’Shea’s

    $18 for adults, $14 for seniors, $6 for students, and are free
    for children under 5


Sunday, April 30, 2017 in Arlington
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  • Emmanuel Music presents
  • Chamber Series
  • Location: Emmanuel Church of Boston
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  • Mendelssohn Lieder ohne Worte, Book 8, Op. 102

    Wolf Goethe-Lieder

    Der Rattenfänger
    Ritter Kurts Brautfahrt
    Genialisch Treiben
    Der neue Amadis
    Erschaffen und Beleben

    Jason McStoots, tenor
    Judith Gordon, piano

    Wolf String Quartet in D minor

    Lydian String Quartet

    General $30; Patron $55; Students $10


Sunday, April 30, 2017 in Brookline
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  • Boston Chamber Symphony presents
  • Boston Chamber Symphony
  • Location: Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon Street
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  • Avlana Eisenberg, music director and conductor
    Julian Schwarz, cello soloist

    Bartok – Romanian Folk Dances
    Tchaikovsky – Rococo Variations
    Schubert – Symphony No. 4 (“Tragic”)

    $25 General Admission; $20 Seniors; $15 Students; Discount for online orders


Sunday, April 30, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Recorder Orchestra (617 460 4653) presents
  • Boston Recorder Orchestra
  • Location: Old North Church, 193 Salem Street
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  • John Tyson ~ Director
    Renaissance and Contemporary Music performed on nine sizes of handmade Renaissance recorders from sopranino to six more than six foot tall contrabasses.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

    TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
    TAKEMITSU Nostalghia (In Memory of Andrei Tarkovskij), for violin and strings
    SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 6


Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Lyric Opera (JHH) (617-266-1492) presents
  • Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro
  • Location: John Hancock Hall
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  • Evan Hughes, Nicole Heaston, David Pershall and Emily Fons make their BLO debuts, and Emily Birsan Susanna. with Rosetta Cucchi directing, BLO Artistic Advisor John Conklin set designing, and David Angus conducting.


Thursday, May 4, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
    Kristine Opolais, soprano

    SHOSTAKOVICH Suite from the incidental music to King Lear
    RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 4
    MAHLER Symphony No. 4

    OPEN REHEARSAL


Thursday, May 4, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
    Kristine Opolais, soprano

    SHOSTAKOVICH Suite from the incidental music to King Lear
    RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 4
    MAHLER Symphony No. 4

    OPEN REHEARSAL


Friday, May 5, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
    Kristine Opolais, soprano

    SHOSTAKOVICH Suite from the incidental music to King Lear
    RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 4
    MAHLER Symphony No. 4

    OPEN REHEARSAL


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  • Boston Lyric Opera (JHH) (617-266-1492) presents
  • Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro
  • Location: John Hancock Hall
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  • Evan Hughes, Nicole Heaston, David Pershall and Emily Fons make their BLO debuts, and Emily Birsan Susanna. with Rosetta Cucchi directing, BLO Artistic Advisor John Conklin set designing, and David Angus conducting.


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  • Handel and Haydn Society presents
  • Handel: Semele
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Harry Christophers, conductor
    Sarah Tynan, soprano (Semele)
    John Mark Ainsley, tenor (Jupiter)
    Matthew Brook, bass-baritone (Cadmus/Somnus)
    Tim Mead, countertenor (Athamas)
    Paula Murrihy, mezzo-soprano (Ino/Juno)
    Mireille Asselin, soprano (Iris)
    Woodrow Bynum, baritone (priest)
    Stefan Reed, tenor (Apollo)


Friday, May 5, 2017 in Boston
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  • Celebrity Series presents
  • Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • HAYDN: Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI: 48
    SAMUIL FEINBERG: Sonata No. 2 in A minor, Op. 2
    SAMUIL FEINBERG: Sonata No. 1 in A Major, Op. 1
    BEETHOVEN: Sonata in F minor, Op. 57, “Appassionata”
    SCRIABIN: Sonata No. 7, Op. 64, “White Mass”
    CHOPIN: Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35


Saturday, May 6, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
    Kristine Opolais, soprano

    SHOSTAKOVICH Suite from the incidental music to King Lear
    RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 4
    MAHLER Symphony No. 4

    OPEN REHEARSAL


Saturday, May 6, 2017 in Cambridge
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  • Radius Ensemble (L) (617.792.7234) presents
  • Vanguard
  • Location: Pickman Hall, Longy
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  • DEVIENNE – Quartet in G minor, Op. 73, no. 3
    MESSAIEN – Interstellar Call
    ZIPORYN – Project for a Revolution in New York – Boston premiere
    Plus a world premiere by the Longy student winner of the Pappalardo Composition Competition

    with composer and clarinetist Evan Ziporyn, and filmmaker Christine Southworth


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  • Boston Lyric Opera (JHH) (617-266-1492) presents
  • Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro
  • Location: John Hancock Hall
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  • Evan Hughes, Nicole Heaston, David Pershall and Emily Fons make their BLO debuts, and Emily Birsan Susanna. with Rosetta Cucchi directing, BLO Artistic Advisor John Conklin set designing, and David Angus conducting.


Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Chamber Players presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • with Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

    STRAVINSKY Octet for flute, clarinet, two bassoons, two trumpets, and two trombones
    Sofia GUBAIDULINA Garden of Joys and Sorrows, for flute, viola, and harp
    WEINBERG Sonata for solo double bass, Op. 108
    SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67


Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Jamaica Plain
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  • Loring-Greenough House (617.524.3158) presents
  • Sunday Concerts at Loring-Greenough House
  • Location: The Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street
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  • The Quilisma Consort performs Medieval and Renaissance music on recorders, harp, vihuela, guitar, voice, and other instruments
    $15 ($10 for Loring Greenough House members, seniors and students)

    4:00 – Tea Service (included with admission)


Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Boston
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  • Handel and Haydn Society presents
  • Handel: Semele
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Harry Christophers, conductor
    Sarah Tynan, soprano (Semele)
    John Mark Ainsley, tenor (Jupiter)
    Matthew Brook, bass-baritone (Cadmus/Somnus)
    Tim Mead, countertenor (Athamas)
    Paula Murrihy, mezzo-soprano (Ino/Juno)
    Mireille Asselin, soprano (Iris)
    Woodrow Bynum, baritone (priest)
    Stefan Reed, tenor (Apollo)


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  • Philharmonic Society of Arlington presents
  • Winter Concert
  • Location: Payson Park Church
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  • MUSIC FOR A SPRING EVENING New England Poets and Composers
    Featuring a reprise of Pamela Marshall’s “Shapiro Songs”
    Barry Singer, Music Director


Friday, May 12, 2017 in Boston
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  • Cantata Singers presents
  • Yehudi Wyner Celebration
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Honegger’s King David, Yiddish art songs and choruses by Lazar Weiner, and Yehudi Wyner’s Torah Service

    A pre-concert Kabbalat Shabbat service and Shabbat dinner begins at 6:30pm, supported in part by Combined Jewish Philanthropies.


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  • Metropolitan Chorale (S) presents
  • Songs of Innocence
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
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  • Songs inspired by childhood with music by Sametz, Rutter, Tormis, and Maxwell Davies
    Featuring David Vanderwal, tenor, and Handel and Haydn Society’s Young Women’s Chorus, directed by Alyson Greer

    Music Director Lisa Graham conducts the Boston premiere of Steven Sametz’s ‘A Child’s Requiem’,

    $45 Preferred Seating, $35 Adults ($5 Discount for Students, Seniors, and WGBH or Coolidge Corner Theatre Members)


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  • Masterworks Chorale presents
  • Masterworks Chorale
  • Location: Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, Harvard
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  • Brian O’Connell, conducting

    HAYDN Missa Sancti Joannis de Deo (Kleine Orgelmesse)
    MORTEN LAURIDSEN Lux Aeterna
    MOZART Missa Brevis in B flat (K. 275)
    GUSTAV HOLST Two Psalms


Sunday, May 14, 2017 in Boston
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  • Boston Chamber Music Society (S) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
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  • Mahler: Piano Quartet in A minor
    Korngold: String Sextet in D major, Op. 10 (1915)
    Brahms: Piano Quartet in A major, Op. 26

    Yura Lee & Jennifer Frautschi, violins
    Dimitri Murrath & Marcus Thompson, violas
    Joshua Gordon & Raman Ramakrishnan, cellos
    Andrew Armstrong, piano


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  • Plymouth Public Library presents
  • Weston Wind Quintet
  • Location: Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St
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  • Nielsen – Wind Quintet, Op. 43
    Rossini – Overture to An Italian in Algiers (arr. Flach for wind octet)
    Reinecke – Octet, Op. 216

    Michael Tabak – flute; Catherine Weinfield – oboe; Danby Cho and Brittnee Pool – clarinet; Samantha Benson and Maria D’Ambrosio – French horn; Shu Satoh and Nicholas Hooks – bassoon

    FREE


Wednesday, May 17, 2017 in Cambridge
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Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Boston
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  • Community Music Center of Boston presents
  • Gramercy Trio
  • Location: 34 Warren Avenue
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  • Connections and influences between teachers and students among French composers. Fauré, Saint-Saëns and Nadia Boulaner are among the great teachers whose works’ will be performed.

    FREE


Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Boston
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  • Commonweath Lyric Theater (CM) presents
  • Anton Rubinstein: THE DEMON
  • Location: Cutler Majestic Theater
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  • A romantic drama based on a famous poem by Mikhail Lermontov, Rubinstein’s Demon portrays a protagonist who dwells in isolation, weary with the weight of immortality, featuring authentic Georgian Dance Ensemble, with their notorious sword dancing, international cast of soloists, and chorus, consisting of adults and children.

    Artistic Director, Alexander Prokhorov
    Lidiya Yankovsky, conductor

    In Russian with English titles
    Boston Premiere


Friday, May 19, 2017 in Boston
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  • Trinity Church (617-536-0944) presents
  • Bach: Mass in B Minor
  • Location: Trinity Church, Copley Square
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  • The Trinity Choirs and Orchestra
    Janet Stone, soprano; Julia Cavallaro, alto
    Sophie Michaux, alto; Alex Nishibun, tenor
    David McFerrin, Sam Kreidenweis, bass


Friday, May 19, 2017 in Cambridge
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Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Lexington
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  • Concord Chorus presents
  • Bach: Mass in B Minor
  • Location: Church of St. Brigid 1981 Massachusetts Avenue
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  • Sarah Yanovitch, soprano
    Thea Lobo, mezzo-soprano
    Margaret Lias, mezzo-soprano
    Matthew Anderson, tenor
    Paul Max Tipton, baritone
    with professional period orchestra
    Kevin Leong, conductor

    Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232

    General $25, Seniors (65+) $20, Students $10


Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Boston (FC)
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  • Chameleon Arts Ensemble (617-427-8200) presents
  • Chameleon Arts Ensemble
  • Location: First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St
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  • from the painter’s hand

    Poulenc: Le travail du peintre for soprano & piano, FP. 161
    Laura Schwendinger: World Premiere for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano & percussion
    Ravel: Sonata for violin & cello
    Morton Feldman: For Franz Kline for soprano, violin, cello, French horn, chimes & piano
    Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44


Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Newton Centre
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Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Cambridge
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  • Spectrum Singers (617-492-8902) presents
  • American Classics
  • Location: First Church Congregational Cambridge
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  • Celebrate America! – Light and serious music to move and delight!

    Irving Fine: The Choral New Yorker; William Schuman: Carols of Death; Aaron Copland: Old American Songs; plus Broadway and Hollywood hits by Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, and Rodgers and Hammerstein performed by soloists and ensembles from the chorus.


Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Boston
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  • Commonweath Lyric Theater (CM) presents
  • Anton Rubinstein: THE DEMON
  • Location: Cutler Majestic Theater
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  • A romantic drama based on a famous poem by Mikhail Lermontov, Rubinstein’s Demon portrays a protagonist who dwells in isolation, weary with the weight of immortality, featuring authentic Georgian Dance Ensemble, with their notorious sword dancing, international cast of soloists, and chorus, consisting of adults and children.

    Artistic Director, Alexander Prokhorov
    Lidiya Yankovsky, conductor

    In Russian with English titles
    Boston Premiere


Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Somerville
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  • Clarendon Hill Gallery Nave Music Series presents
  • Karl Hennig Ensemble
  • Location: 155 Powder House Boulevard
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  • Music of Karl Henning:
    Mistaken for the Sacred, Op.141a (première)
    Oxygen Footprint, Op.138a
    Zen on the Wing, Op.114 № 2
    just what everyone was expecting, Op.114a
    Sound + Sight, Op.140

    Carol Epple & Peter H. Bloom, flutes
    Pamela Marshall, horn
    Francis Grimes, viola; Mary Jane Rupert, piano
    Karl Henning, clarinet; Thomas Stumpf, piano
    Maria Bablyak, Irina Pisarenko, artists

    Suggested: $10


Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Boston
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Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Newton Centre
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Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Brookline
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  • Brookline Symphony Orchestra (857-253-1789) presents
  • Conductor Tryouts
  • Location: All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon Street
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  • Andrew Altenbach, conductor
    Offenbach – Overture to La Belle Hélène
    2017 Concerto competition winner
    Dvorak Symphony No. 8

    $15 general admission, $10 for students and seniors, free for children 12 and under.


Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Cambridge
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Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Boston (FC)
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  • Chameleon Arts Ensemble (617-427-8200) presents
  • Chameleon Arts Ensemble
  • Location: First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St
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  • from the painter’s hand

    Poulenc: Le travail du peintre for soprano & piano, FP. 161
    Laura Schwendinger: World Premiere for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano & percussion
    Ravel: Sonata for violin & cello
    Morton Feldman: For Franz Kline for soprano, violin, cello, French horn, chimes & piano
    Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44


Friday, June 2, 2017 in Boston
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  • Odyssey Opera (BUT) (617.826.1626) presents
  • Patience; or Bunthorne’s Bride
  • Location: Boston University Theater, 264 Huntington Avenue
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  • Fully staged performance G’s and S’s exploration of Wilde’s world of the aesthetes

    Conducted by Gil Rose
    Reginald Bunthorne ~ Aaron Engebreth
    Patience ~ Sara Heaton
    Archibald Grosvenor ~ Andrew Garland
    Lady Jane ~ Janna Baty


Saturday, June 3, 2017 in Boston
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  • Odyssey Opera (BUT) (617.826.1626) presents
  • Patience; or Bunthorne’s Bride
  • Location: Boston University Theater, 264 Huntington Avenue
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  • Fully staged performance G’s and S’s exploration of Wilde’s world of the aesthetes

    Conducted by Gil Rose
    Reginald Bunthorne ~ Aaron Engebreth
    Patience ~ Sara Heaton
    Archibald Grosvenor ~ Andrew Garland
    Lady Jane ~ Janna Baty


Thursday, June 8, 2017 in Boston
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  • Community Music Center of Boston presents
  • Wine & Chanson
  • Location: 34 Warren Avenue
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  • White wines from France will be presented with a selection of the country’s diverse music genres including early music through opera.

    Jo-Ann Ross, will take you on a journey of the wine you are sipping while indulging in complementary music. Music performed by Martin Thomas, tenor.

    FREE


Saturday, June 10, 2017 in Boston
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  • Lorelei Ensemble (MC) presents
  • Witness
  • Location: Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Avenue
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  • Lorelei commissions four new works for women’s voices by James Kallembach, Augusta Read Thomas, Shawn Kirchner, and Jonathan Woody. Modern spirituals by Thomas, Kirchner, and Woody serve as responses to Kallembach’s The Death of Antigone.

    $30, $15 student


Sunday, June 11, 2017 in Boston
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  • Lorelei Ensemble (MC) presents
  • Witness
  • Location: Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Avenue
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  • Lorelei commissions four new works for women’s voices by James Kallembach, Augusta Read Thomas, Shawn Kirchner, and Jonathan Woody. Modern spirituals by Thomas, Kirchner, and Woody serve as responses to Kallembach’s The Death of Antigone.

    $30, $15 student