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Friday, September 5, 2014 in Blue Hill
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Saturday, September 6, 2014 in Jamaica Plain
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  • A Far Cry (617-553-4887) presents
  • Serenade
  • Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke Ave.
  • additional information
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: The Night Watchman
    W. A. Mozart: Divertimento in F
    Igor Stravinsky: Concerto in D
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings

    $15


Saturday, September 6, 2014 in Various NH locations
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  • Electric Earth Concerts (603-784-5265) presents
  • Chamber Music
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  • Bass Hall, Peterborough

    Jennifer Johnson Cano and Christopher Cano, piano, with EEC musicians, perform a program of chamber music for voice by Brahms, Frank Martin, and others. $25


Saturday, September 6, 2014 in New Lebanon
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  • Tannery Pond Concerts presents
  • Ji
  • Location: Mount Lebanon Shaker Village
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  • J.S. Bach: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903
    Claude Debussy: From Preludes, Book 1
    Stravinsky: Three movements from Pétrouchka
    Mendelssohn: Songs without words
    Prokofiev: Sonata No. 7 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83


Saturday, September 6, 2014 in Waltham
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  • Brandeis University (781-736-3400) presents
  • Giving Voice to the Poetry of Emily Dickinson
  • Location: Slosberg Music Center, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA
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  • Sarah Pelletier, soprano and Lois Shapiro, piano return to perform musical settings of the poetry of Emily Dickinson by Brandeis faculty member Yu-Hui Chang, Ross Bauer, Eric Sawyer, and Aaron Copland.
    FREE and Open to the Public.


Sunday, September 7, 2014 in Boston
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Sunday, September 7, 2014 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • James Pappoutsakis Annual Flute Competition Winner’s Recital
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Adrian Sanborn, Flute
    with Deborah DeWolfe Emery, Piano; Matthew Vera, Viola and Annabelle Taubl, Harp

    Duo for Flute and Piano (1971) by Aaron Copland
    Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp by Claude Debussy
    Sonata for Flute and Piano by Paul Hindemith
    Sonata for Flute and Piano Opus 23 by Lowell Liebermann.

    The concert is free and open to the public.


Sunday, September 7, 2014 in Falls Village
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  • Music Mountain (860-824-7126) presents
  • Dover String Quartet
  • Location: Music Mountain, Rt. 63
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  • Roberto Diaz, Viola
    Haydn: String Quartet in G Major Opus 76 # 1 (1796-1797)
    Shostakovich: String Quartet# 7 in F Sharp Minor, Opus 108 (1960)
    Brahms: Viola Quintet in G Major, Opus 111 (1890)


Sunday, September 7, 2014 in Woodstock
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  • Maverick Concerts (845-679-8217) presents
  • American String Quartet
  • Location: 120 Maverick Rd, Woodstock
  • additional information
  • Haydn: String Quartet in C, Op. 76, No. 3 “Emperor”
    Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E flat, Op. 12
    Brahms: String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2


Sunday, September 7, 2014 in Rockport
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  • Rockport Music presents
  • Sharon Isbin, guitar
  • Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
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  • Enrique Granados: Spanish Dance #5
    Francisco Tárrega: Capricho Arabe
    Tárrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra
    Tan Dun: Seven Desires for Guitar (2000)
    Andrew York: Andecy
    Isaac Albeniz: Mallorca (transcribed by Andrés Segovia)
    Isaias Savio: Batucada
    Antonio Lauro: Waltz #3
    Agustin Barrios Mangoré: La Catedral
    Mangoré: Waltz Opus 8, #4


Sunday, September 7, 2014 in Blue Hill
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Boston
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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Tuesday Concerts
  • Location: Kings Chapel
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  • Douglas Wauchope, trombone
    Steven Young, organ
    Works by Bach, Boëllmann, Wauchope

    Suggested donation $3 given to the performers


Thursday, September 11, 2014 in Boston
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Friday, September 12, 2014 in Boston
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  • A Far Cry presents
  • Return to the Idyll with Augusrtin Hadelich
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Paul Hindemith: Suite from “Minimax,” arr. AFC
    Carlo Farina: Capriccio Stravagante
    Luigi Boccherini: Fandango, G. 341 arr. AFC
    Noam Elkies: Allegro Troppo
    W. A. Mozart: Ein Musicalischer Spass
    $50 – $10


Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Boston
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  • Odyssey Opera (617.826.1626) presents
  • Korngold’s opera Die tote Stadt
  • Location: Boston University Theater, 264 Huntington Avenue
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  • Concert Performance
    Paul – Jay Hunter Morris*, Marietta – Meagan Miller*
    Frank – Weston Hurt, Brigitta – Erica Brookhyser
    Fritz – Thomas Meglioranza, Victorin – Frank Kelley
    Juliette – Sara Heaton, Lucienne – Janna Baty
    Graf Albert – Alan Schneider
    Gaston – Jonas Budris, Conductor – Gil Rose

    TICKETS: $25 and Up, Students + Seniors $5 Off, Special Discounts for WGBH + WBUR members


Sunday, September 14, 2014 in Boston
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Sunday, September 14, 2014 in Boston
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Sunday, September 14, 2014 in Boston
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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Sunday Concert Series
  • Location: Kings Chapel
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  • Northern Harmony — Larry Gordon, director
    From Renaissance through American shape-note singing to contemporary works, and ranging geographically from South Africa to the Balkans, hear these 15 remarkable young singers just before they embark on their 16th European tour.

    $20, $15 students/seniors at the door
    $15, $10 students/seniors purchased on-line


Sunday, September 14, 2014 in Brookline
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  • Winsor Music presents
  • Young Artist Program
  • Location: St. Paul’s Church 15 St. Paul Street, Brookline
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  • Haydn: Trio in F major Hob. XV:17
    Meltzer: Air and Angels (Boston Premiere)
    Mendelssohn: Trio in D minor, Op. 49

    George Li, piano; Peggy Pearson, oboe
    Gabriela Diaz, violin; Noriko Herndon, viola
    Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello

    At the door: $30 general; $15 senior/student; age 9-18 FREE
    In advance: $20 general; $10 senior/student; age 9-18 FREE


Sunday, September 14, 2014 in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • Colin Carr, cello
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • The Boston Conservatory String Masters Series:

    BACH: Suite No. 2 in d minor, BWV 1008
    BACH: Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010
    BACH: Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012


Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in Boston
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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Tuesday Concerts
  • Location: Kings Chapel
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  • Alan Weiss, flute; Ann Rosandich, oboe
    Heinrich Christensen, organ
    Works by Bach & Telemann

    Suggested donation $3 given to the performers


Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in Somerville
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  • Transient Canvas (740-361-3104) presents
  • Unclassified
  • Location: David Square Theater
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  • Amy Advocat, bass clarinet; Matt Sharrock, marimba

    World premieres by John McDonald, Tina Tallon, and Matthew Jaskot alongside works by Andy Vores, Les Thimmig, and Daniel T Lewis. The duo is joined by oboist Elizabeth England and violinist Lilit Hartunian to end the program with Thimmig’s Third Stream fantasia, evoking the harmonic language of jazz and BeBop.

    $10


Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in Concord
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Thursday, September 18, 2014 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • MOZART – Sinfonia concertante in E-flat for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn, K.297b
    VILLA-LOBOS – Bachianas brasileiras No. 5, for soprano and cellos
    BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 5


Thursday, September 18, 2014 in Concord
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Friday, September 19, 2014 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • MOZART – Sinfonia concertante in E-flat for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn, K.297b
    VILLA-LOBOS – Bachianas brasileiras No. 5, for soprano and cellos
    BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 5


Friday, September 19, 2014 in Concord
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Friday, September 19, 2014 in Boston
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Saturday, September 20, 2014 in Boston
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  • Chamber Orchestra of Boston (FC) presents
  • Changing Colors
  • Location: First Church, 66 Marlborough St.
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  • Holst Brook Green Suite
    Elisha Azure (World Premiere)
    Mozart Divertimento in B flat, K. 137
    Respighi “Il Tramonto” (“The Sunset”)
    Krista River, mezzo-soprano
    Gade Octet in F, Op. 17

    Tickets $20-$45, students $10


Saturday, September 20, 2014 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • MOZART – Sinfonia concertante in E-flat for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn, K.297b
    VILLA-LOBOS – Bachianas brasileiras No. 5, for soprano and cellos
    BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 5


Saturday, September 20, 2014 in Lexington
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  • Lexington Symphony presents
  • Estonian Night
  • Location: Cary Memorial Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue
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  • Lexington Symphony’s 20th Anniversary Season Opener
    Estonian Night
    Saturday, September 20, 2014
    8 p.m.
    Lexington High School Auditorium, 251 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA

    Tubin | Estonian Dance Suite

    Pärt | Lamentate for piano and orchestra; Diana Liiv, piano

    Pärt | Fur Alina, Für Anna Maria, and Variations for the Healing of Arinushka, for piano

    Pärt | Tabula Rasa for solo violin, viola, and string orchestra with prepared piano

    Sibelius | Kariela Suite

    Conductor’s Talk with Jonathan McPhee at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are priced at $50/$40/$30 and $15 for student


Sunday, September 21, 2014 in Boston
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Sunday, September 21, 2014 in Concord
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  • Concord Orchestra (978-369-4967) presents
  • Benefit Concert
  • Location: 51 Walden Street, Concord, MA
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  • Alan Yost, conductor
    The Old Maid and the Thief
    Popular songs of the 1930’s and 1940’s.

    $30 for adults, $10 for students, or $50 for orchestra benefactors. Benefactors are listed in the program and receive preferred seating.


Sunday, September 21, 2014 in Boston
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  • Freisinger Chamber Orchestra (OSC) presents
  • Freisinger Chamber Orchestra
  • Location: Old South Church
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  • Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations Edevaldo Mulla, Cello Soloist

    Jakov Jakoulov: The Horizon (World Premiere with composer in attendance)

    Meyerbeer: Nobles Seigneurs, salut! from Les Huguenots
    Chabrier: O petite etoile from L’etoile
    Saint Saens: Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix from Samson et Dalila
    Grace Allendorf, Mezzo-Soprano, Peter Freisinger, Piano

    Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K550

    Admission: $13 adults; $8 students; college music students free Tickets at door only.


Sunday, September 21, 2014 in Cambridge
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  • St. Paul’s Parish presents
  • Organ Recital Series
  • Location: 617-491-8400
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  • Jonathan Wessler, Assistant Organist

    featuring Sonate no. 1 by Félix-Alexandre Guilmant


Sunday, September 21, 2014 in Cambridge
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  • Memorial Church, Harvard presents
  • William Porter, organist
  • Location: Memorial Church, Harvard
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  • On the Skinner Organ (Opus 793):

    Camille Saint-Saëns: Fantasie in Eb
    Charles Tournemire: Epihania Domini (Prélude à l’Introit, Offertoire, Elevation, Communion, Postlude)
    Marcel Dupré: Prélude and Fugue in g minor

    On the C.B. Fisk Organ (Opus 139):

    Charles-Marie Widor: Symphonie Romane

    All donations will directly benefit the ongoing restoration and installation of Skinner Organ (Opus 708) at the Parish of All Saints, Ashmont.


Sunday, September 21, 2014 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • Faculty Artist Recital
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • June Han (Harp), Dimitri Murrath (Viola), Mihae Lee (Piano)

    Bax: Fantasy Sonata
    Schubert: Sonata in A minor, D 821 “Arpeggione”
    Mendelssohn: Sonata for Viola and Piano in C minor

    Free


Monday, September 22, 2014 in Boston
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Monday, September 22, 2014 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • Callithumpian Consort
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Thomalla: wild.thing
    Miller: Scream, Gilgamesh, Scream (Punk Rock Piano Concerto)
    Donatoni: Hot
    Zorn: The Temptations of St. Anthony
    FREE


Tuesday, September 23, 2014 in Boston
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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Tuesday Concerts
  • Location: Kings Chapel
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  • Libor Dudas plays the C.B. Fisk Organ
    Works by Bach, Vierne, Nisbet Stewart

    Suggested donation $3 given to the performers


Thursday, September 25, 2014 in Cambridge
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  • Longy School of Music presents
  • Septemberfest
  • Location: Longy School of Music, Cambridge
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  • The Image in Conversation

    Musical encounters with choreography, poetry, animation in free improvisations, and in the works of Bach, Bartok and Richard Strauss

    Jesse Mills, violin; Paula Majerfeld, viola
    Dave Bryant, piano; Jeremy Van Buskirk, electronics
    “Dr. T,” (guest artist), videographer; Leo Blanco, piano
    Peter Cassino, piano; Eiko Ishizuka, piano
    Stan Strickland, saxophone
    and several students

    Donna Roll, reader


Thursday, September 25, 2014 in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (Z) ((617) 536-6340) presents
  • Guerilla Opera
  • Location: Zack Box Theater, 8 The Fenway
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  • Let’s Make a Sandwich, an experiment in opera production, featuring two world premiere operas
    CURTIS K. HUGHES: RareBit
    RUDOLF ROJAHN: Uroboros
    ($) Tickets available for purchase through The Boston Conservatory Box Office beginning Sept. 10.


Thursday, September 25, 2014 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • Lee Hyla Memorial Concert
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Ensembles: Lydian String Quartet, Callithumpian Consort, Firebird Ensemble; Conductor: Stephen Drury

    Artists: Stephen Drury (Piano), Sarah Brady (Flute), Yoko Hagino (Piano), Sarah Bob (Piano), Judith Gordon (Piano), Gabriela Diaz (Violin)

    Composer Lee Hyla taught at New England Conservatory from 1992 through 2007, and was cochair or chair of the composition department for most of that time. This memorial concert brings together performers of Hyla’s music who had the opportunity to work with him during his time here.
    FREE


Thursday, September 25, 2014 in Boston
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  • BU School of Music (T) presents
  • Triple Helix
  • Location: Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Ave.
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  • All-Brahms concert including the Piano Trio in C Major, Op. 87, and the Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34. Featuring guest artists and BU students Hyunjung Kim (violin) and Hyemin Choi (viola).

    Presented in collaboration with Music for Food. $10 suggested donation/$5 for students; all proceeds benefit the BU Student Food Rescue.


Friday, September 26, 2014 in Cambridge
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Friday, September 26, 2014 in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (Z) ((617) 536-6340) presents
  • Guerilla Opera
  • Location: Zack Box Theater, 8 The Fenway
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  • Let’s Make a Sandwich, an experiment in opera production, featuring two world premiere operas
    CURTIS K. HUGHES: RareBit
    RUDOLF ROJAHN: Uroboros
    ($) Tickets available for purchase through The Boston Conservatory Box Office beginning Sept. 10.


Saturday, September 27, 2014 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Kristīne Opolais, soprano
    Jonas Kaufmann, tenor

    WAGNER – Overture to Tannhäuser
    WAGNER – “In fernem Land” from Lohengrin, Act III
    WAGNER – Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
    MASCAGNI – “Mamma, quel vino è generoso” from Cavalleria rusticana, Act II
    CATALANI – “Ebben? Ne andrò lontana” from La Wally, Act I
    PUCCINI – “Tu, tu, amore? Tu?” from Manon Lescaut, Act II
    RESPIGHI – Pines of Rome, Symphonic Poem


Saturday, September 27, 2014 in Cambridge
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  • Longy School of Music presents
  • Septemberfest
  • Location: Longy School of Music, Cambridge
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  • Improvisation and Film: Improvised accompaniments to some of the 20th century’s most iconic films:
    Summertime, 1955
    Berlinn, Symphony of a Great City, 1927
    Vertigo, 1958

    Leo Blanco, Peter Cassino, Eiko Ishizuka, piano
    Jesse Mills, violin
    Stan Strickland, saxophone

    FREE


Saturday, September 27, 2014 in Cambridge
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  • Longy School of Music presents
  • Septemberfest
  • Location: Longy School of Music, Cambridge
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  • The Longy Conservatory Orchestra under the direction of Geoffrey McDonald will perform film scores, including, “Gone with the Wind” (Max Steiner), “Double Indemnity” (Miklos Rozsa), works for film and the concert hall by Bernard Herrmann, including the suite from “Psycho” as well as La belle dame sans merci for speaker and orchestra, Robert Honeysucker, speaker.

    FREE


Saturday, September 27, 2014 in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (Z) ((617) 536-6340) presents
  • Guerilla Opera
  • Location: Zack Box Theater, 8 The Fenway
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  • Let’s Make a Sandwich, an experiment in opera production, featuring two world premiere operas
    CURTIS K. HUGHES: RareBit
    RUDOLF ROJAHN: Uroboros
    ($) Tickets available for purchase through The Boston Conservatory Box Office beginning Sept. 10.


Saturday, September 27, 2014 in Boston (FC)
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  • Chameleon Arts Ensemble (617-427-8200) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St
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  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: Along the Field for tenor & violin
    Karen Tanaka: Invisible Curve for flute, string trio & piano John Luther Adams: Dark Wind for bass clarinet, vibraphone, marimba & piano
    Schubert: Trout Quintet

    William Ferguson, tenor


Sunday, September 28, 2014 in Boston
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  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (617 278 5156) presents
  • wendy warner, cello & irina nuzova, piano
  • Location: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Fenway
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  • All-Brahms Program
    Sonata for Cello and Piano No.1 in
    E Minor, Op. 38 / Sapphische Ode,
    Op. 94, No. 4 / Sonatensatz, transcribed
    for Cello and Piano in G Minor /
    Lerchengesang (Lark Song) / Sonata for
    Cello and Piano No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99


Sunday, September 28, 2014 in Various
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  • Ashmont Hill Chamber Music (V) (617 680 7542) presents
  • Jeanine De Bique, soprano
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  • Venue: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 14 Cushing Avenue, Dorchester

    Mozart Exulatate Jubilate
    Songs by Strauss and Wolf
    Songs from Mexico and Spain
    Spirituals


Sunday, September 28, 2014 in Boston (FC)
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  • Chameleon Arts Ensemble (617-427-8200) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St
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  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: Along the Field for tenor & violin
    Karen Tanaka: Invisible Curve for flute, string trio & piano John Luther Adams: Dark Wind for bass clarinet, vibraphone, marimba & piano
    Schubert: Trout Quintet

    William Ferguson, tenor


Sunday, September 28, 2014 in Cambridge
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  • Boston Chamber Music Society (S) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
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  • Bach: Goldberg Variations (integrated versions for piano and for string trio)

    Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 49

    Jennifer Frautschi, violin
    Marcus Thompson, viola
    Raman Ramakrishnan, cello
    Randall Hodgkinson, piano


Sunday, September 28, 2014 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • Paul Biss 70th Birthday Concert
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Artists: Jonathan Biss (Piano), Paul Biss (Viola), Tessa Lark (Violin), Kim Kashkashian (Viola), Marcy Rosen (Cello)

    Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in C major, K 296
    Dvorak: Sonatina for Violin and Piano in G major,
    Mendelssohn: Quintet for Strings no 2 in B flat major
    selected works for violin by Fritz Kreisler

    FREE


Monday, September 29, 2014 in Boston
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in Boston
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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Tuesday Concerts
  • Location: Kings Chapel
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  • Ciarán Nagle, Irish tenor
    Favorites from the Emerald Isle

    Suggested donation $3 given to the performers


Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • Awadagin Pratt, piano
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • BACH-BUSONI: Chaconne
    BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme by Handel
    LISZT: Sonata in b minor
    ($)


Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in Boston
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 8
    BARTÓK – Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin
    TCHAIKOVSKY – Symphony No. 6, Pathétique


Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Philharmonia with Hugh Wolf, conductor
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Berlioz: Overture to Benvenuto Cellini, Op. 23
    Salonen: LA Variations
    Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36

    FREE


Thursday, October 2, 2014 in Boston
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Thursday, October 2, 2014 in Boston
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  • First Church in Boston presents
  • Bach Explored
  • Location: First Church in Boston 66 Marlborough St,
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  • “Bach the Dionysian”

    Dorian Komanoff Bandy, baroque violin
    Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord

    JS Bach: Sonata in B minor for harpsichord and violin, BWV 1014
    Johannes Schenck: Fantazia in A minor, op. 7 no. 1
    Johann Jakob Walther: Scherzo in A major
    Johann Paul Westhoff: Violin Sonata in D minor
    Johann Georg Pisendel: Violin Sonata in D major “Concerto without Orchestra”
    Georg Philipp Telemann: Violin Sonata in B minor
    Anonymous: Violin Sonata in A major

    $20 suggested donation


Thursday, October 2, 2014 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 8
    BARTÓK – Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin
    TCHAIKOVSKY – Symphony No. 6, Pathétique


Thursday, October 2, 2014 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 8
    BARTÓK – Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin
    TCHAIKOVSKY – Symphony No. 6, Pathétique


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  • BU School of Music (CFACH) presents
  • Sound Icon
  • Location: CFA Concert Hall, 855 Commonwealth Ave
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  • Jeffrey Means, conductor
    Robin Hoffmann (b.1970) – Locken (2006) US premiere
    Richard Beaudoin (b.1975) – Ebenbild (2014)
    Hanspeter Kyburz (b.1960) – Cells (1994)
    with Philipp Staüdlin, saxophones
    Georg Friedrich Haas (b.1953) – La Profondeur (2009) US premiere

    FREE


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  • Boston Civic Symphony presents
  • Fallen
  • Location: Fine Arts Center, Regis College
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  • Jordan Rich WBZ Radio Personality, host
    “Winnie the Pooh & The Blustery Day”

    “Let it Go” from Frozen
    Classical music from Disney’s “Fantasia”
    A collection of classic Beatle Tunes
    Stamitz Concerto for Viola in D, Op. 1

    Instrument Petting Zoo at 1:00 pm
    $10


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  • Celebrity Series (SH) presents
  • Maurizio Pollini
  • Location: Symphony Hall
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  • SCHUMANN
    Arabesque in C Major, Op. 18
    Kreisleriana, Op. 16

    CHOPIN
    Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35
    Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57
    Polonaise No. 6 in A flat major, Op. 53 – See more at:


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  • Boston Classical Orchestra presents
  • Boston Classical Orchestra
  • Location: Faneuil Hall, Boston
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  • Lucia Lin, violin and Cathy Barsak, viola
    Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 2
    Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante
    Beethoven Symphony No 1


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  • Collage New Music presents
  • Collage New Music
  • Location: Pickman Hall – Longy School of Music
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  • “Noon Dance” by Joan Tower, “Song Offerings” by Jonathan Harvey, “Samuel Chapter” by John Harbison, and “Spring Fever” by Andrew Imbrie.
    Conductor David Hoose will host a pre-concert conversation at 7:15.


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  • Boston Conservatory presents
  • Boston Conservatory Orchestra
  • Location: Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, Harvard
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  • THEOFANIDIS: Rainbow Body
    R. STRAUSS: Four Last Songs—featuring Kerry Deal, soprano
    TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5
    ($) Call the Harvard Box Office for tickets at (617) 496-2222


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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • Gabriel Chodos, piano
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Berg: Sonata for Piano, Op. 1
    Brahms: Variations (11) for Piano on an Original Theme, Op. 21 no 1
    Schubert: Four Impromptus

    Free


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  • Emmanuel Music presents
  • Bach Cantata Series
  • Location: Emmanuel Church of Boston
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  • BWV 75 Die Elenden sollen essen, daß sie satt werden
    Motet: Farrant – Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake


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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • First Monday at Jordan Hall
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • members of NEC Philharmonia and Chamber Orchestra
    Pei-Shan Lee (Piano), James Buswell (Violin), Marcus Thompson (Viola), Carol Ou (Cello), Edwin Barker (Double Bass)

    Stravinsky: Greeting Prelude
    Handel: Let the Bright Seraphim from Samson HWV 57
    Barber: Summer Music, Op. 31
    Schubert: Quintet for Piano and Strings in A major, D 667/Op. 114 “Trout”

    FREE


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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Philharmonia, David Loebel, conducter
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Mozart: Symphony no 28 in C major, K 200 (189k)
    Stravinsky: Symphony in C major
    Bizet: Symphony in C major

    FREE


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Christian Zacharias, conductor and piano
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • SCHUBERT – Incidental music from Rosamunde
    MOZART – Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, K.453
    SCHUBERT – Symphony in B minor, Unfinished

    Open Rehearsal


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Christian Zacharias, conductor and piano
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • SCHUBERT – Incidental music from Rosamunde
    MOZART – Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, K.453
    SCHUBERT – Symphony in B minor, Unfinished

    Open Rehearsal


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  • BU School of Music (T) presents
  • Boston University Wind Ensemble, David Martins, conductor
  • Location: Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Ave.
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  • Percy Grainger: Children’s March “Over the Hills and Far Away”
    Anthony Iannaccone: After a Gentle Rain
    William Schuman: Chester
    Mohammed Fairouz: In the Shadow of No Towers (Boston Premiere)

    FREE


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Christian Zacharias, conductor and piano
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • SCHUBERT – Incidental music from Rosamunde
    MOZART – Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, K.453
    SCHUBERT – Symphony in B minor, Unfinished

    Open Rehearsal


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  • Handel and Haydn Society presents
  • Baroque Fireworks! H+H Turns 200
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Handel Coronation Anthem No. 1, Zadok the Priest
    Bach Singet dem Herrn
    Vivaldi Concerto for 4 Violins in B Minor, Op. 3, No. 10
    Handel Coronation Anthem No. 3, The King shall rejoice
    Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks
    Vivaldi “Summer” from The Four Seasons
    Handel “Worthy is the Lamb” and “Amen” choruses from Messiah


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  • Boston Lyric Opera presents
  • La Traviata R
  • Location: Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theatre
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  • Conducted by Arthur Fagen; Directed by Chas Rader-Shieber

    ANYA MATANOVIC* as Violetta
    MICHAEL WADE LEE* as Alfredo Germont
    WESTON HURT as Giorgio Germont
    with Jon Jurgens, Chelsea Basler, David Kravitz, David Cushing, David Wadden and Rachel Hauge


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  • Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra (FC) (617.779.0900) presents
  • Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra
  • Location: First Church,11 Garden Street
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  • Kevin Rhodes conducts Respighi’s fanciful and dramatic orchestration of medieval lute pieces, and Mozart’s restrained and intimate Clarinet Concerto performed by our very own Ian Greitzer, and Beethoven’s witty and beloved Eighth Symphony.

    $18 – $73


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  • Boston Early Music Festival presents
  • BEMF Chamber & Vocal Ensemble
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
    featuring Teresa Wakim, soprano; Jason McStoots, tenor
    Claudio Monteverdi: Hor che’l ciel
    Monteverdi: Chiome d’oro
    Monteverdi: Gira il nemico insidioso Amore
    Dario Castello: Sonata X
    Monteverdi: Ego flos campi
    Monteverdi: Su, su, su pastorelli vezzosi
    Monteverdi: Ohimè ch’io cado
    Monteverdi: Augellin
    Monteverdi: Lamento della Ninfa
    Monteverdi: Ogni amante è guerrier
    Monteverdi: Altri canti di Marte


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Christian Zacharias, conductor and piano
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • SCHUBERT – Incidental music from Rosamunde
    MOZART – Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, K.453
    SCHUBERT – Symphony in B minor, Unfinished

    Open Rehearsal


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  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • Boston Conservatory Combined Choruses
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • Irving Fine: An American Legacy: George Case, conductor

    Women’s Chorus: Zhu Zhu, M.M. ’14, assistant conductor; Joe Turbessi, piano
    THOMPSON: Alleluia; Pueri Hebraerum
    WHITACRE: Five Hebrew Love Songs
    FINE: Alleluia; “Caroline Million: II. Scherzando” from The Choral New Yorker; Three Choruses
    from Alice in Wonderland, Second Series
    Chorale: Dan Ryan, M.M. ’15, assistant conductor; Joe Turbessi, piano
    FINE: Three Choruses from Alice in Wonderland, First Series
    COPLAND: Old American Songs I/II
    BARBER: Sure on this Shining Night; To Be Sung on the Water
    DELLO JOIO: Come to Me, My Love
    Free


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  • Radius Ensemble presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Killian Hall at MIT
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  • WOOLF – nobody move… for solo piano (1992)
    SAARIAHO – Vent Nocturne for viola and electronics (2006)
    BARBER – Summer Music for wind quintet, Op. 31 (1956)
    SCHUBERT – Quintet in C Major Op. 163, D. 956 (1828)

    $20 – $10


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  • Handel and Haydn Society presents
  • Baroque Fireworks! H+H Turns 200
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Handel Coronation Anthem No. 1, Zadok the Priest
    Bach Singet dem Herrn
    Vivaldi Concerto for 4 Violins in B Minor, Op. 3, No. 10
    Handel Coronation Anthem No. 3, The King shall rejoice
    Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks
    Vivaldi “Summer” from The Four Seasons
    Handel “Worthy is the Lamb” and “Amen” choruses from Messiah


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  • Boston Lyric Opera presents
  • La Traviata R
  • Location: Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theatre
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  • Conducted by Arthur Fagen; Directed by Chas Rader-Shieber

    ANYA MATANOVIC* as Violetta
    MICHAEL WADE LEE* as Alfredo Germont
    WESTON HURT as Giorgio Germont
    with Jon Jurgens, Chelsea Basler, David Kravitz, David Cushing, David Wadden and Rachel Hauge


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  • Emmanuel Music presents
  • Bach Cantata Series
  • Location: Emmanuel Church of Boston
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  • BWV 25 Es ist nichts Gesundes an meinem Leibe
    Motet: Schütz – Ihr Heiligen, lobsinget den Herren


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  • Boston Lyric Opera presents
  • La Traviata R
  • Location: Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theatre
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  • Conducted by Arthur Fagen; Directed by Chas Rader-Shieber

    ANYA MATANOVIC* as Violetta
    MICHAEL WADE LEE* as Alfredo Germont
    WESTON HURT as Giorgio Germont
    with Jon Jurgens, Chelsea Basler, David Kravitz, David Cushing, David Wadden and Rachel Hauge


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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Chamber Orchestra, coached by Donald Palma
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Grieg: From Holberg’s Time, Op. 40 (Holberg Suite)
    Waxman: Sinfonietta for Strings and Timpani
    Haydn: Symphony no 45 in F sharp minor, H 1 no 45 “Farewell”

    FREE


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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • Yale Schola Cantorum
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Yale Schola Cantorum, founded in 2003 by Simon Carrington, is a chamber choir that sings in concerts and choral services.
    FREE


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  • Boston Lyric Opera presents
  • La Traviata R
  • Location: Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theatre
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  • Conducted by Arthur Fagen; Directed by Chas Rader-Shieber

    ANYA MATANOVIC* as Violetta
    MICHAEL WADE LEE* as Alfredo Germont
    WESTON HURT as Giorgio Germont
    with Jon Jurgens, Chelsea Basler, David Kravitz, David Cushing, David Wadden and Rachel Hauge


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Conductor TBA
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Rudolf Buchbinder, piano
    BRAHMS – Piano Concerto No. 1
    NIELSEN – Symphony No. 4, The Inextinguishable

    Underscore Friday


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  • Longy School of Music presents
  • Emmanuel Music
  • Location: Longy School of Music, Cambridge
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  • Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No. 2 in D Major
    Wolf: Italian Serenade
    Selected Morike Lieder with strings
    Krista River, mezzo-soprano
    Harbison: Crossroads – the East Coast premiere of the Peggy Pearson, oboe & Kendra Colton, soprano
    Stravinsky: Concerto in D for Strings

    Pre-concert conversation at 7 PM with composer John Harbison, poet Louise Glück, and composer, conductor, flutist, and teacher John Heiss.


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  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • The Billy Goats Gruff: A Children’s Opera
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • The Billy Goats Gruff, is an exploration of how to overcome bullying. Performed in English. Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gaetano Donizetti and Gioacchino Rossini. Adaptation and lyrics by John Davies. Stage direction by Nathan Troup. Music direction by Jean Anderson Collier.


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  • Celebrity Series presents
  • Juilliard String Quartet
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • WEBERN: Five Movements, Opus 5
    BERG: String Quartet, Opus 3
    SCHUBERT: String Quartet in D minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden”


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  • Blue Heron (617-960-7956) presents
  • Blue Heron directed by Scott Metcalfe
  • Location: First Church Cambridge, 11 Garden St
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  • Anonymous Missa sine nomine. Another gem from the Peterhouse partbooks (c. 1540), this characterful, quirky, and entirely anonymous work was perhaps dedicated to Canterbury’s local hero, St. Augustine.

    Doors open at 7:00 PM / Pre-concert talk begins at 7:15 PM
    $60 – $30


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  • Boston Symphony Chamber Players presents
  • BSO Chamber Players
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • J.S. BACH – Trio Sonata in G for flute, violin, and continuo, BWV 1038
    NIELSEN – Wind Quintet, Op. 43
    BRAHMS (arr. BOUSTEAD) – Serenade No. 1 in D for winds and strings, Op. 11


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  • Brandeis University (781-736-3400) presents
  • Tribute to Erwin Bodky
  • Location: Slosberg Music Center, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA
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  • Daniel Stepner, Pamela Dellal, and Evan Hirsch join Cambridge Society of Early Music (CSEM) President James Nicolson to honor Brandeis’s first Professor of Music, and founder of CSEM, Erwin Bodky.
    FREE and Open to the Public


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  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • String Masters Series
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • Roberto Díaz, viola, and Max Levinson, piano

    M. DE FALLA (arr. M. Díaz): Suite Populaire Espagnole
    P. HINDEMITH: Sonata for Solo Viola, op. 25, No. 1
    J. BRAHMS: Sonata for Viola and Piano in E-flat Major, op. 120, No. 2
    E. BLOCH: Suite for Viola and Piano
    ($)


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  • BU School of Music (CFACH) presents
  • TIEN HSIEH, piano
  • Location: CFA Concert Hall, 855 Commonwealth Ave
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  • Location: Boston University MARSHALL ROOM, College of Fine Arts

    Bach-Liszt: Organ Prelude and Fugue in A Minor
    Beehoven-Liszt: Song Cycle “An die ferne geliebte” (to the distant beloved)
    Franz Liszt: Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi sonata
    Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 5 in E minor “Héroide élégiaque”
    Franz Liszt: Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth (The Nonnenwerth Cloisters)
    Mozart-Liszt: Réminiscences de Don Juan (after the opera Don Giovanni)
    FREE


Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Symphonic Winds
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Conductors: Kristo Kondakci, William Drury
    Artists: Douglas Monroe (Clarinet), Michael Meraw (Baritone)

    Dahl: Sinfonietta
    Gandolfi: Winding Up, Winding Down: Concerto for
    Toensing: Description of Elysium
    FREE


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  • St. Cecilia Catholic Church presents
  • Eugenia Krivitskaia, organ
  • Location: St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 18 Belvedere Street
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  • 1999 Smith & Gilbert Organ

    Couperin: Plein jeu & Tierce en Taille from “Messe pour les couvents”
    Bach: Toccata & Fuga in d-moll, BWV 565
    Handel: Two pieces for Organ Clock
    John Stanley: Voluntary in a-minor
    Alkan: Prayer
    Saint-Saëns: Rhapsodie #3
    Boelmann: Prayer & Toccata from “Suite Gothique”
    Tcherepnin: Hymn
    Rachmaninov: Prelude in cis-moll (arr. Louis Vierne)

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  • Music for Food (857-269-5587) presents
  • John Gibbons, fortepiano and harpsichord,
  • Location: Various
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  • Hope Central Church, 85 Seaverns Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

    Songs With & Without Words
    Works by Bach, Bolcom, and Mendelssohn, featuring:
    Kim Kashkashian, Max Levinson, Lisa Saffer, Julie Scolnik, and the Ariel and Parker Quartets

    Suggested donation:$20/$10 for students, with proceeds from those concerts benefitting Food for Free, not the Greater Boston Food Bank.


Thursday, October 23, 2014 in Cambridge
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  • Boston Philharmonic presents
  • Boston Philharmonic
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
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  • Mozart // Overture to Così Fan Tutte
    Mozart // Sinfonia Concertante
    Miriam Fried, violin | Kim Kashkashian, viola
    Rachmaninoff // Symphony No. 2


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Conductor TBA
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Rosemary Joshua, soprano
    Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone
    Tanglewood Festival Chorus

    J.S. BACH – Cantata No. 82, Ich habe genug
    BRAHMS – A German Requiem


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Conductor TBA
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Rosemary Joshua, soprano
    Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone
    Tanglewood Festival Chorus

    J.S. BACH – Cantata No. 82, Ich habe genug
    BRAHMS – A German Requiem


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  • Musicians of the Old Post Road presents
  • Now and Then
  • Location: First Parish, Sudbury
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  • An exploration of historical instruments and their modern counterparts in music by Bach, Couperin, Mozart, and other masters. With discussion and surprises!

    $30


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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Symphony
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Dvorak: Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83
    Mozart: Ballet Music for Idomeneo, K 367
    Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (Pas de Deux)
    Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales
    Rouse: The Nevill Feast
    FREE


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Conductor TBA
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Rosemary Joshua, soprano
    Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone
    Tanglewood Festival Chorus

    J.S. BACH – Cantata No. 82, Ich habe genug
    BRAHMS – A German Requiem


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  • Boston Philharmonic presents
  • Boston Philharmonic
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Mozart // Overture to Così Fan Tutte
    Mozart // Sinfonia Concertante
    Miriam Fried, violin | Kim Kashkashian, viola
    Rachmaninoff // Symphony No. 2


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  • New England Philharmonic presents
  • Shall We Dance?
  • Location: Tsai Performance Center 685 Commonwealth Avenu
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  • György Ligeti: Concert Romanesc, 4th movement
    Bernard Hoffe:r Ligeti Split (world premiere)
    Igor Stravinsky: Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra
    Randall Hodgkinson, piano
    David Rakowski: Dance Episodes Symphony No. 5 (world premiere)
    Maurice Ravel: La Valse


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  • Boston Philharmonic presents
  • Boston Philharmonic
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
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  • Mozart // Overture to Così Fan Tutte
    Mozart // Sinfonia Concertante
    Miriam Fried, violin | Kim Kashkashian, viola
    Rachmaninoff // Symphony No. 2


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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Sunday Concert Series
  • Location: Kings Chapel
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  • Requiem Aeternam — King’s Chapel Choir
    Two Requiems: the High Renaissance masterful polyphony of Tomás Luis de Victoria, and the intensely personal writing of 20th century British composer Herbert Howells, culminating in the stunning “Take Him, Earth, For Cherishing,” sung at John F. Kennedy’s funeral.

    $20, $15 students/seniors at the door
    $15, $10 students/seniors purchased on-line


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  • Boston Chamber Music Society (S) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
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  • Beethoven: Serenade for String Trio in D major, Op. 8
    Schumann: Fantasiestücke for Viola and Piano
    Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50

    Ida Levin, violin
    Dimitri Murrath, viola
    Ronald Thomas, cello
    Randall Hodgkinson, piano


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  • BU School of Music (CFACH) presents
  • Gila Goldstein, piano
  • Location: CFA Concert Hall, 855 Commonwealth Ave
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  • Bach-Busoni: Chaconne
    Brahms: 8 Klavierstücke op. 76
    INTERMISSION
    Schubert-Liszt: Der Müller und der Bach
    Wohin
    Lior Navok (b. 1971): Two pieces from “The Old Photo Box” (2006)
    The Abandoned Jazz Club
    Smugglers’ Boat – Coastguard boat
    Poulenc: Improvisation no. 15
    Mompou: Cancion y Danza no. 6
    Poulenc: Novelette no. 3
    De Falla: Spanish Dance no. 1 (from “La Vida Breve”)
    FREE


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  • BU School of Music (T) presents
  • Boston University Symphony Orchestra David Hoose, conductor
  • Location: Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Ave.
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  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: A Pastoral Symphony
    Charles Fussell: High Bridge — Prelude for Orchestra
    Claude Debussy: Iberia
    David Hoose and Matthew Scinto, conductors
    FREE


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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • Faculty Artist Recital
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Benjamin Wright, trumpet, Member of the Boston Symphony and NEC faculty

    FREE


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  • BU School of Music (CFACH) presents
  • Faculty Artist Recital
  • Location: CFA Concert Hall, 855 Commonwealth Ave
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  • Bayla Keyes, violin

    Beethoven’s Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 12 No. 2;
    Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata in D Major, Op. 94a
    Brahms’ Horn Trio in Eb Major, Op. 40. Featuring guest artists Michele Levin (piano) and William Purvis (horn).
    FREE


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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • Menotti’s The Consul
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • NEC Opera Department and NEC Philharmonia, Gil Rose, Guest Conductor
    Menotti’s The Consul, concert opera
    FREE


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  • Handel and Haydn Society (J) (617 266 3605) presents
  • Vivaldi L’estro armonico
  • Location: Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory
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  • Aisslinn Nosky, violin and leader
    Period Instrument Orchestra
    VIVALDI Concerto for 2 violins in D Minor, Op. 3, No. 11
    VIVALDI Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 3, No. 9
    VIVALDI Concerto for 4 violins in D Major, Op. 3, No. 1
    TARTINI Devil’s Trill Sonata
    CORELLI Concerto Grosso in C Major, Op. 6, No. 10
    VIVALDI Violin Concerto in D Major RV 208, Grosso Mogul


Saturday, November 1, 2014 in Boston
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  • Celebrity Series presents
  • Richard Goode, piano
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • BEETHOVEN
    The Last Word
    Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Opus 109
    Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Opus 110
    Selections from Bagatelles, Opus 119
    Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Opus 111


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  • Cappella Clausura (EC) (617-993-0013) presents
  • MASTERWORKS OF BUXTEHUDE & CHIARA COZZOLANI
  • Location: Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street
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  • Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri
    Chiara Cozzolani: Vespers

    The Clausura singers will be joined by a period ensemble featuring guest artists Carol Lewis, gamba, and Catherine Liddell and Olav Chris Henriksen, theorbos.

    $25 at the door. Seniors and students: $18


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  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (617 278 5156) presents
  • Aleksey Semeneko, violin & inna Firsova , piano
  • Location: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Fenway
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  • Schubert, Sonata in A Major, Op. 162
    Grand duo / Chausson, Poeme, Op. 25 / Ysaÿe, Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 27, No. 3 Ballade /
    Poulenc, Sonata in D Minor, Op. 119 / Tchaikovsky, Valse- scherzo, Op. 34 / Rossini, “Figaro”
    Variations from The Barber of Seville


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  • Handel and Haydn Society (J) (617 266 3605) presents
  • Vivaldi L’estro armonico
  • Location: Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory
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  • Aisslinn Nosky, violin and leader
    Period Instrument Orchestra
    VIVALDI Concerto for 2 violins in D Minor, Op. 3, No. 11
    VIVALDI Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 3, No. 9
    VIVALDI Concerto for 4 violins in D Major, Op. 3, No. 1
    TARTINI Devil’s Trill Sonata
    CORELLI Concerto Grosso in C Major, Op. 6, No. 10
    VIVALDI Violin Concerto in D Major RV 208, Grosso Mogul


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  • Harvard University Department of Music presents
  • Parker String Quartet
  • Location: John Knowles Paine Concert Hall, Harvard
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  • Prokofiev String Quartet No.2 in F Major, Op.92
    Kurtág Six moments musicaux, Op.44
    Schubert String Quartet No.14 in D Minor, D.810 “Death and the Maiden”

    Free tickets available beginning SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19 at Harvard Box Office. Free parking at the Broadway garage, 6pm to midnight.


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  • Chorus Pro Musica (OS) (617.267.7442) presents
  • The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass
  • Location: Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street
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  • Featuring Carol Barnett’s Bluegrass Mass (2007) for chorus, soloists and bluegrass band; and a world premiere new work by Winchester, MA native Stephen Feigenbaum.


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  • Boston Choral Ensemble (HC) presents
  • Dark, dark Night
  • Location: Holy Cross Cathedral
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  • Program includes a piece for All Saints by Carlo Gesualdo, and Funeral Ikos by John Tavener, and Requiem, Op. 9 by Maurice Duruflé

    $10, $20


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  • Emmanuel Music presents
  • Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series
  • Location: Emmanuel Church of Boston
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  • Mendelssohn: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, op. 1
    Wolf: Selected Mörike-lieder

    $30 – $10


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  • Cappella Clausura (EC) presents
  • MASTERWORKS OF BUXTEHUDE & CHIARA COZZOLANI
  • Location: Eliot Church, 474 Centre St.
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  • Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri
    Chiara Cozzolani: Vespers

    The Clausura singers will be joined by a period ensemble featuring guest artists Carol Lewis, gamba, and Catherine Liddell and Olav Chris Henriksen, theorbos.

    $25 at the door. Seniors and students: $18


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  • Emmanuel Music presents
  • Bach Cantata Series
  • Location: Emmanuel Church of Boston
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  • BWV 80 Ein’ feste Burg ist unser Gott
    Grant Llewellyn, conductor
    Motet: Schütz – Selig sind die Toten


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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • First Monday at Jordan Hall
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Beethoven: Quintet in C Major, Op. 29
    Bach: Cantata No. 202 “Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten” (Wedding Cantata)
    Elgar: Quintet in a-minor, Op. 84
    Musicians include Lisa Saffer, John Ferrillo, John Gibbons, Soovin Kim, Joanna Kurkowicz, Kim Kashkashian, Paul Katz, Ya-Fei Chuang, Kristopher Ton, Mai Motobuchi, Maria Lambros
    FREE


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  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • Michael Lewin, piano
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • DEBUSSY (arr. Koji Attwood for Michael Lewin): Beau Soir; Nuits D’Etoiles
    SCRIABIN: Sonata-Fantasy No. 2, op. 19
    SCHUBERT: Fantasy in C Major (“Wanderer” Fantasy)
    DEBUSSY: 12 Préludes, Book 1; L’isle joyeuse
    ($)


Wednesday, November 5, 2014 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Philharmonia with Hugh Wolf, conductor
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Paula Robison (Flute)

    Barber: School for Scandal Overture, Op. 5
    Kirchner: Music for Flute and Orchestra: “Encounters of Another Kind”
    Schubert: Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 “Great”
    FREE


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  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (617 278 5156) presents
  • luisa rabbia, artist & fa ventilato, composer
  • Location: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Fenway
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  • Travels with Isabella:
    Travel Scrapbooks 1883–2008 Rooted in drawing and photography, this fantastical digital film by Rabbia is
    accompanied by music composed by Swiss-born composer and DJ Fa Ventilato.


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Baiba Skride, violin

    GUBAIDULINA – Offertorium, Concerto for violin and orchestra
    SIBELIUS – Symphony No. 2


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • additional information
  • Baiba Skride, violin

    GUBAIDULINA – Offertorium, Concerto for violin and orchestra
    SIBELIUS – Symphony No. 2


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  • Celebrity Series (SH) presents
  • Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
  • Location: Symphony Hall
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  • Riccardo Chailly, conductor Nikolaj Znaider, violin soloist

    MENDELSSOHN: The Hebrides (Overture)
    BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto
    MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 5, “Reformation”


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  • Institute for Contemporary Art (617-478-3100) presents
  • Jack Quartet
  • Location: 100 Northern Avenue
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  • Georg Friedrich Haas’ third string quartet, In iij. Noct, a composition acclaimed and notorious for its unusual staging in complete darkness.


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Baiba Skride, violin

    GUBAIDULINA – Offertorium, Concerto for violin and orchestra
    SIBELIUS – Symphony No. 2


Saturday, November 8, 2014 in Boston (FC)
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  • Chameleon Arts Ensemble (617-427-8200) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St
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  • Clara Schumann: Three Romances for violin & piano
    John Woolrich: A Cabinet of Curiosities for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn & piano
    Schubert: String Trio in-B-flat Major, D. 581
    Dan Welcher: Florestan’s Falcon for flute & piano
    R. Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 47


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  • Brandeis University (781-736-3400) presents
  • Lydian String Quartet
  • Location: Slosberg Music Center, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA
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  • Haydn’s String Quartet in F Major, Op. 50, no. 5, “The Dream”; Phillip Glass’s String Quartet no. 5;
    Elliott Carter’s String Quartet no. 1.
    Adults: $20; Seniors & Brandeis Community: $15; Students: $5


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  • Cantata Singers presents
  • Cantata Singers
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 77, “Du sollt Gott, deinen Herren, lieben”
    Elena Ruehr: Eve World Premiere; Cantata Singers Commission
    J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 195a, “Dem Gerechten muß das Licht immer wieder aufgehen”


Sunday, November 9, 2014 in Boston
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  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (617 278 5156) presents
  • New York Festival of Song
  • Location: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Fenway
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  • Richard Strauss’s Ophelia-Lieder
    brought Shakespeare’s heroine into the
    analyst’s office, and the German art song
    was in a Golden Age fueled by dreams
    and hidden desires. Songs by Wolf, Mahler,
    Schoenberg, Strauss, and others.


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  • Boston Conservatory presents
  • Boston Conservatory Orchestra
  • Location: Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, Harvard
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  • DANIELPOUR: The Awakening Heart
    MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 20 in d minor—featuring Ya-Fei Chuang, piano
    VERDI: Prelude to Act I of La Traviata
    GERSHWIN/BENNETT: “Symphony Picture” from Porgy and Bess
    ($) Call the Harvard Box Office for tickets at (617) 496-2222.


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  • Boston Philharmonic (SH) (617.236.0999) presents
  • Boston Phiharmonic Youth Orchestra, Benjamin Zander, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall
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  • Shostakovich // Festive Overture
    Dvorak // Cello Concerto, Natalia Gutman, cello
    Bartók // concerto for orchestra


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  • Boston Classical Orchestra presents
  • Boston Classical Orchestra
  • Location: Faneuil Hall, Boston
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  • BSO’s Elizabeth Rowe, flute and John Ferrillo, oboe

    CPE Bach: Symphony in D
    Haydn: Double Concerto for flute and oboe
    List: Duet-concertino for flute and oboe
    Haydn: Symphony No 35


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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • Borromeo String Quartet
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • NEC Wind Ensemble, Charles Peltz, Mark Tse ’15 MM, conductors
    Gabrieli: Canzone 16 and 20
    Jurriaan Andriessen: Concertino for Bassoon and Winds
    Richard Svoboda, bassoon soloist
    Massenet: Ballet Music from Le Cid
    Varese: Deserts
    Ives: Decoration Day (arr. Elkus)

    FREE


Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Baiba Skride, violin

    GUBAIDULINA – Offertorium, Concerto for violin and orchestra
    SIBELIUS – Symphony No. 2


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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Symphony
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Paul Biss, conductor
    Beethoven: Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21
    Verdi: La forza del destino Overture
    Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
    FREE


Thursday, November 13, 2014 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet

    TCHAIKOVSKY – Hamlet
    DEAN – Dramatis personae, for trumpet and orchestra (American premiere)
    STRAVINSKY – The Rite of Spring

    High School OPen Rehearsal


Thursday, November 13, 2014 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory (W) presents
  • BSO Do You Hear What I Hear?
  • Location: Williams Hall (NEC)
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  • Chamber Music Program to be curated by composer Brett Deans whose trumpet concerto Dramatis personae will be given its American premiere by the Boston Symphony Orchestra that evening. FREE


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet

    TCHAIKOVSKY – Hamlet
    DEAN – Dramatis personae, for trumpet and orchestra (American premiere)
    STRAVINSKY – The Rite of Spring


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  • Boston Baroque presents
  • MONTEVERDI: VESPERS OF 1610
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • The performances will feature the Boston Baroque debuts of soprano Yulia Van Doren, and tenor Thomas Cooley along with soprano Teresa Wakim and tenor Aaron Sheehan, and the acclaimed Boston Baroque Chorus and period instrument orchestra.


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet

    TCHAIKOVSKY – Hamlet
    DEAN – Dramatis personae, for trumpet and orchestra (American premiere)
    STRAVINSKY – The Rite of Spring


Saturday, November 15, 2014 in Cambridge
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  • Blue Heron (617-960-7956) presents
  • SPECIAL EVENT Capturing Music: Writing and Singing Music in the Middle Ages A multimedia event presented by Blue Heron in collaboration with Thomas Forrest Kelly (Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music, Harvard University), in the Sanctuary of First Church i
  • Location: First Church Cambridge, 11 Garden St
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  • A multimedia event presented by Blue Heron in collaboration with Thomas Forrest Kelly in two parts;

    Key moments in the art of music from c. 800 to c. 1400, including Gregorian chant, organa by Leonin and Perotin, and music of Machaut, Senleches, de Vitry and Cordier.

    Exploring the power of written music in pictures and sound, this will be a “live action” version of Prof. Kelly’s book, “Capturing Music: The Story of Notation”.


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  • A Far Cry (617-553-4887) presents
  • Obsesskon with Amanda Forsythe
  • Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke Ave.
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  • Johann Meder: Battaglia
    Antonio Vivaldi: Nulla in mundo pax sincera
    Johann Meder: Sonata “Der polnische Pracher”
    Georg Frideric Handel: Armida Abbandonata
    Antonio Vivaldi: La Folia
    $15


Saturday, November 15, 2014 in Boston
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  • Boston Baroque presents
  • MONTEVERDI: VESPERS OF 1610
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet

    TCHAIKOVSKY – Hamlet
    DEAN – Dramatis personae, for trumpet and orchestra (American premiere)
    STRAVINSKY – The Rite of Spring


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  • Blue Heron (617-960-7956) presents
  • SPECIAL EVENT Capturing Music: Writing and Singing Music in the Middle Ages A multimedia event presented by Blue Heron in collaboration with Thomas Forrest Kelly (Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music, Harvard University), in the Sanctuary of First Church i
  • Location: First Church Cambridge, 11 Garden St
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  • A multimedia event presented by Blue Heron in collaboration with Thomas Forrest Kelly in two parts;

    Key moments in the art of music from c. 800 to c. 1400, including Gregorian chant, organa by Leonin and Perotin, and music of Machaut, Senleches, de Vitry and Cordier.

    Exploring the power of written music in pictures and sound, this will be a “live action” version of Prof. Kelly’s book, “Capturing Music: The Story of Notation”.


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  • Boston Civic Symphony presents
  • Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Richard Strauss
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Toch “Pinocchio -A Merry Overture”
    Strauss “Burleske”
    Liszt “Totentanz”, with Jonathan Bass Piano
    Schumann Symphony No. 4 in D minor


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  • Seraphim Singers (MC) presents
  • Seraphim Singers
  • Location: The Mission Church, 1545 Tremont Street
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  • Choral Music from 1914 to 1990

    Works include selections from Hubert Parry (1848-1918)’s Songs of Farewell; selections by Rudolf Mauersberger (1889-1971) and Herbert Howells (1892-1983); Arvo Pärt (1935-)’s Berliner Mass; and a setting of Sara Teasdale’s 1920 poem “There Will Come Soft Rains” by contemporary Boston composer Tom Vignieri, which imagines nature reclaiming a battlefield after the battle.

    with Heinrich Christensen, organ


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  • Emmanuel Music presents
  • Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series
  • Location: Emmanuel Church of Boston
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  • Mendelssohn: Violin Sonata in F minor, op 4
    Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, op. 13
    Wolf: Selected Mörike-lieder

    $30 – $10


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  • Celebrity Series (SH) presents
  • San Francisco Symphony
  • Location: Symphony Hall
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  • Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
    Gil Shaham, violin soloist
    LISZT: Mephisto Waltz No. 1
    PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 2
    SAMUEL CARL ADAMS: Drift and Providence
    RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2


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  • New Gallery Concert Series Season presents
  • Nature vs. Technolog
  • Location: Community Music Center of Boston, 34 Warren Avenue
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  • Visual artist John Hirsch, photographer; and music by Delvyn Case, Jonathan Bailey Holland and more with performances by conductor/composer Delvyn Case, flutist Sarah Brady, violinist Gabriela Diaz, cellist David Russell, pianist Sarah Bob and percussionist Aaron Trant.
    $20, $15


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  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • String Masters Series
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • Andrew Mark, cello, and Max Levinson, piano

    MARTINU: Variations on a Slovakian Theme
    BEETHOVEN: Sonata in C Major, op. 102, No. 1
    J. HARBISON: Suite for Solo Cello
    STRAUSS: Sonata in F Major, op. 6
    ($)


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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • Faculty Artist Recital
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Laurence Lesser, cello; Bernadene Blaha, piano
    Schumann: Five Pieces in Folk Style
    Mendelssohn: Sonata No. 2 in D-Major, Op. 58
    Brahms: Sonata No. 1 in E-minor, Op. 38
    FREE


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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Symphonic Winds
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • NEC Symphonic Winds, William Drury conducting
    Joint concert with the Navy Band Northeast
    FREE


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  • Brandeis University (781-736-3400) presents
  • In Gratio Jubilo: Celebrating Irving Fine at 100
  • Location: Slosberg Music Center, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA
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  • Performed by Music from Copland House.

    The program features several of Fine’s major works, including the song cycle “Childhood Fables for Grown-Ups,” Music for Piano, and Violin Sonata and Fantasy for String Trio.

    FREE


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet

    TCHAIKOVSKY – Hamlet
    DEAN – Dramatis personae, for trumpet and orchestra (American premiere)
    STRAVINSKY – The Rite of Spring


Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in Brookline
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  • The Opera Annex (617.542.4912) presents
  • Frank Martin’s The Love Potion
  • Location: Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon Street
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  • Sung in a new English translation by Hugh Macdonald commissioned by BLO
    Conducted by David Angus (Ryan Turner Nov. 22)
    Directed by David Schweizer

    JON JURGENS as Tristan; CHELSEA BASLER as Isolt
    MICHELLE TRAINOR as Brangain; DAVID McFERRIN as King Mark with Heather Gallagher, Rachel Hauge,
    Omar Najmi, and David Cushing


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  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME)
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • Clarice Jensen, artistic director

    Works by 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw, as well as Marti Epstein, Ástor Piazzola, John Luther Adams and more. Featuring Yuki Numata Rensick (violin), Benjamin Russell (violin), Caleb Burhans (viola) and Claris Jensen (cello).
    Free


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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Chamber Orchestra, coached by Donald Palma
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Schreker: Intermezzo and Scherzo
    Stravinsky: Concerto for String Orchestra in D major
    Mozart: Divertimento in D major for Oboe, Two Horns, and Strings, K. 251
    FREE


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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Chamber Orchestra
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Schreker: Intermezzo and Scherzo
    Stravinsky: Concerto in D
    Mozart: Divertimento, K. 251
    FREE


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  • Boston Philharmonic presents
  • Boston Philharmonic
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
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  • Sibelius // Finlandia
    Sibelius // The Swan of Tuonela
    Peggy Pearson, english horn
    Sibelius // Symphony No. 7
    Brahms // Piano Concerto No. 2, HaeSun Paik, piano


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  • The Opera Annex (617.542.4912) presents
  • Frank Martin’s The Love Potion
  • Location: Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon Street
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  • Sung in a new English translation by Hugh Macdonald commissioned by BLO
    Conducted by David Angus (Ryan Turner Nov. 22)
    Directed by David Schweizer

    JON JURGENS as Tristan; CHELSEA BASLER as Isolt
    MICHELLE TRAINOR as Brangain; DAVID McFERRIN as King Mark with Heather Gallagher, Rachel Hauge,
    Omar Najmi, and David Cushing


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Yo-Yo Ma, cello
    Victoria Yastrebova, soprano
    Pavel Černoch, tenor
    Kostas Smoriginas, baritone
    Tanglewood Festival Chorus

    HARBISON – Koussevitzky Said:, Choral Scherzo with Orchestra
    EŠENVALDS – New work for chorus and orchestra (world premiere; BSO co-commission)
    PROKOFIEV – Symphony-Concerto for cello and orchestra
    RACHMANINOFF – The Bells


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  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • New Music Festival
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • Claire Chase in Recital: Solo Flute and Electronics

    Works by Varese, Balter, Diaz de Leon, Lara and Du Yun. Levy Lorenzo, sound engineer.


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  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

    Conducted by Andrew Altenbach
    Stage Direction by Johnathon Pape
    $25 – $30


Friday, November 21, 2014 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Yo-Yo Ma, cello
    Victoria Yastrebova, soprano
    Pavel Černoch, tenor
    Kostas Smoriginas, baritone
    Tanglewood Festival Chorus

    HARBISON – Koussevitzky Said:, Choral Scherzo with Orchestra
    EŠENVALDS – New work for chorus and orchestra (world premiere; BSO co-commission)
    PROKOFIEV – Symphony-Concerto for cello and orchestra
    RACHMANINOFF – The Bells


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  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • New Music Festival
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • Boston Conservatory Student Showcase

    Selected Boston Conservatory students present a collection of contemporary solo and chamber works by various artists.
    Free


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  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

    Conducted by Andrew Altenbach
    Stage Direction by Johnathon Pape
    $25 – $30


Friday, November 21, 2014 in Boston
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  • A Far Cry presents
  • 1964 with Urbanity Dance
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Mieczysław Weinberg: Symphony #7
    Terry Riley: In C
    Dimitri Shostakovich: Symphony for Strings (Quartet no. 10) arr. Barshai
    $50 – $10


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  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

    Conducted by Andrew Altenbach
    Stage Direction by Johnathon Pape
    $25 – $30


Saturday, November 22, 2014 in Brookline
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  • The Opera Annex (617.542.4912) presents
  • Frank Martin’s The Love Potion
  • Location: Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon Street
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  • Sung in a new English translation by Hugh Macdonald commissioned by BLO
    Conducted by David Angus (Ryan Turner Nov. 22)
    Directed by David Schweizer

    JON JURGENS as Tristan; CHELSEA BASLER as Isolt
    MICHELLE TRAINOR as Brangain; DAVID McFERRIN as King Mark with Heather Gallagher, Rachel Hauge,
    Omar Najmi, and David Cushing


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Yo-Yo Ma, cello
    Victoria Yastrebova, soprano
    Pavel Černoch, tenor
    Kostas Smoriginas, baritone
    Tanglewood Festival Chorus

    HARBISON – Koussevitzky Said:, Choral Scherzo with Orchestra
    EŠENVALDS – New work for chorus and orchestra (world premiere; BSO co-commission)
    PROKOFIEV – Symphony-Concerto for cello and orchestra
    RACHMANINOFF – The Bells


Saturday, November 22, 2014 in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • New Music Festival
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • A Showcase of Faculty, Alumni, Students and Guests

    Boston Conservatory faculty members Eric Hewitt (saxophone), Michael Norsworthy (clarinet) and Samuel Solomon (percussion) are joined by the Julius String Quartet, Philipp Stäudlin (saxophone) and many others in a performance of works by Ellen Taft Zwilich, Sofia Gubaidulina and Karola Obermüller.
    Free


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  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

    Conducted by Andrew Altenbach
    Stage Direction by Johnathon Pape
    $25 – $30


Saturday, November 22, 2014 in Boston
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  • Boston Philharmonic presents
  • Boston Philharmonic
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Sibelius // Finlandia
    Sibelius // The Swan of Tuonela
    Peggy Pearson, english horn
    Sibelius // Symphony No. 7
    Brahms // Piano Concerto No. 2, HaeSun Paik, piano


Saturday, November 22, 2014 in Cambridge
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  • Radius Ensemble presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Killian Hall at MIT
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  • RAVEL – Introduction and Allegro (1905)
    MAKAN – Nothing is More Important for flute, viola and harp (2009)
    FRANÇAIX – Quartet for English horn and strings (1971)
    BEETHOVEN – Quintet for piano and winds, Op. 16 (1796)

    $20 – $10


Sunday, November 23, 2014 in Boston
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  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (617 278 5156) presents
  • Les Délices: Myths & Allegories
  • Location: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Fenway
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  • Clara Rottsolk, soprano
    Debra Nagy, baroque oboe & recorder
    Julie Andrijeski, violin
    Emily Walhout, viola da gamba
    Michael Sponseller, harpsichord

    Jean-Féry Rebel, Sisième Sonate “L’Immortelle” / Rebel, Selections from Ulysse / Michel Pignolet de
    Montéclair, Cinquième Concert “La Guerre” / Thomas-Louis Bourgeois, Les Sirènes / Rebel, La
    Fidelle / Elisabeth Jacquet de
    la Guerre, Le Sommeil d ’Ulisse


Sunday, November 23, 2014 in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

    Conducted by Andrew Altenbach
    Stage Direction by Johnathon Pape
    $25 – $30


Sunday, November 23, 2014 in Cambridge
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  • Boston Philharmonic presents
  • Boston Philharmonic
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
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  • Sibelius // Finlandia
    Sibelius // The Swan of Tuonela
    Peggy Pearson, english horn
    Sibelius // Symphony No. 7
    Brahms // Piano Concerto No. 2, HaeSun Paik, piano


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  • The Opera Annex (617.542.4912) presents
  • Frank Martin’s The Love Potion
  • Location: Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon Street
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  • Sung in a new English translation by Hugh Macdonald commissioned by BLO
    Conducted by David Angus (Ryan Turner Nov. 22)
    Directed by David Schweizer

    JON JURGENS as Tristan; CHELSEA BASLER as Isolt
    MICHELLE TRAINOR as Brangain; DAVID McFERRIN as King Mark with Heather Gallagher, Rachel Hauge,
    Omar Najmi, and David Cushing


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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Percussion Ensemble
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Nicholas Kitchen (Violin), Tao Guo (Erhu)

    Rodriguez: Xochiquetzal for violin and percussion (world premiere)

    Huang: Orphan San Mao for Erhu and Percussion Quartet (World Premiere)
    FREE


Sunday, November 23, 2014 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Percussion Ensemble
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Robert Xavier Rodríguez: Xochiquetzal, Chamber Concerto for Violin and Percussion Sextet, (2014) WORLD PREMIERE
    Nicholas Kitchen, solo violin
    Huang: Orphan San Mao for Erhu and Percussion Quartet WORLD PREMIERE
    Tao Guo, Erhu
    FREE


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Leonidas Kavakos conductor and violin
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • BARTÓK – Two Portraits, for violin and orchestra
    HAYDN – Symphony No. 82, The Bear
    MUSSORGSKY (orch. RAVEL) – Pictures at an Exhibition


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Leonidas Kavakos conductor and violin
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • BARTÓK – Two Portraits, for violin and orchestra
    HAYDN – Symphony No. 82, The Bear
    MUSSORGSKY (orch. RAVEL) – Pictures at an Exhibition


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  • Handel and Haydn Society presents
  • Handel: Messiah
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Harry Christophers, conductor
    Joélle Harvey, soprano
    Tim Mead, countertenor
    Allan Clayton, tenor
    Brindley Sherratt, bass
    Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus


Saturday, November 29, 2014 in Boston
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  • Handel and Haydn Society presents
  • Handel: Messiah
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Harry Christophers, conductor
    Joélle Harvey, soprano
    Tim Mead, countertenor
    Allan Clayton, tenor
    Brindley Sherratt, bass
    Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus


Saturday, November 29, 2014 in Cambridge
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  • Boston Early Music Festival (FC) presents
  • BEMF Chamber & Vocal Ensemble
  • Location: First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge
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  • A double bill of Neapolitan comic opera! Pergolesi’s delightfully charming La serva padrona and Livietta e Tracollo come to life in an intimate chamber production featuring lavish costumes and effervescent period staging led by Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs and Stage Director Gilbert Blin.


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Leonidas Kavakos conductor and violin
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • BARTÓK – Two Portraits, for violin and orchestra
    HAYDN – Symphony No. 82, The Bear
    MUSSORGSKY (orch. RAVEL) – Pictures at an Exhibition


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  • Boston Early Music Festival (FC) presents
  • BEMF Chamber & Vocal Ensemble
  • Location: First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge
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  • A double bill of Neapolitan comic opera! Pergolesi’s delightfully charming La serva padrona and Livietta e Tracollo come to life in an intimate chamber production featuring lavish costumes and effervescent period staging led by Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs and Stage Director Gilbert Blin.


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  • Handel and Haydn Society presents
  • Handel: Messiah
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Harry Christophers, conductor
    Joélle Harvey, soprano
    Tim Mead, countertenor
    Allan Clayton, tenor
    Brindley Sherratt, bass
    Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus


Sunday, November 30, 2014 in Boston
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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Sunday Concert Series
  • Location: Kings Chapel
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  • Fisk at 50: Music for Oboe and Organ
    Andrew Price, oboe; Heinrich Christensen, organ
    We close out our 1964 Fisk organ’s birthday celebration with a program of beautiful music for oboe and organ. Works by Bach, Marcello, Pinkham, Litaize, Frandsen, and more.

    $20, $15 students/seniors at the door
    $15, $10 students/seniors purchased on-line


Sunday, November 30, 2014 in Lexington
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  • Winsor Music presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Follen Church Society, Lexington, MA
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  • Haydn: Quartet in B flat, Op. 33 No. 4
    Bolcom: Serenata Notturna
    Mamuya: Song for the Spirit (World Premiere)
    Bach: Cantata BWV 170
    Rebecca Printz, mezzo-soprano; Peggy Pearson, oboe
    (other players TBA)

    At the door: $30 general; $15 senior/student; age 9-18 FREE
    In advance: $20 general; $10 senior/student; age 9-18 FREE


Monday, December 1, 2014 in Boston
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  • Emmanuel Music presents
  • Bach Cantata Series
  • Location: Emmanuel Church of Boston
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  • BWV 33 Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ
    John Harbison, conductor
    Motet: Schütz – Verleih uns Frieden/Gib unsern Fürsten


Monday, December 1, 2014 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • First Monday at Jordan Hall
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Josquin de Prez: Madrigals
    Debussy: Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp
    Shostakovich: Trio in a-minor, Op. 67
    Performers include Yura Lee, Paula Robison, Dimitri Murrath, Jessica Zhou, Ian Howell, Laurence Lesser, and Russell Sherman.
    FREE


Tuesday, December 2, 2014 in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • David Korevaar, piano
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • FAURÉ: Nocturne No. 7 in c-sharp minor
    HARSÁNYI: Trois pièces de danse
    POULENC: Les soirées de nazelles
    SCHUBERT: Sonata in A Major, D. 959
    ($)


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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Concert Choir, NEC Philharmonia
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Conductors: Erica Washburn, David Loebel

    Brahms: A German Requiem
    Free


Thursday, December 4, 2014 in Boston
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  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (617 278 5156) presents
  • & david grubbs, musician/composer
  • Location: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Fenway
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  • WOODSLIPPERCOUNTERCLATTER
    A sound-work that germinated from new, unpublished text collages by Howe, blended with the resonant sounds of the piano and field recordings made in the Gardner
    Museum last year


Friday, December 5, 2014 in Boston
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  • Celebrity Series presents
  • What Makes It Great?®
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols”


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  • Musicians of Old Post Road (EC) (781-466-6694) presents
  • Stille Nacht
  • Location: Emmanuel Church 15 Newbury Street
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  • A Classical German Christmas

    Instrumental and vocal works by Haydn, Gruber, Gregor, W. A. Mozart and his father Leopold. Acclaimed soprano Clara Rottsolk performs several pieces with the ensemble including W. A. Mozart’s beloved Exsultate Jubilate in its rarely-heard Christmas version.

    $30


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  • Philharmonic Society of Arlington presents
  • Arlington-Belmont Chamber Chorus
  • Location: Payson Park Church
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  • NOt Quite Winter Concert:
    Sato: Kyrie (21st c.)
    di Lasso: Gloria (16th c.)
    Mozart: Credo (18th c.)
    Brahms: Sanctus (19th c.)
    Monteverdi Benedictus (17th c.)
    Persichetti: Agnus Dei (20th c.)
    Five Centuries of Poets:
    · Hawley: Ode a Cassandre (P. Ronsard, 16th c.)
    · Vaughan Williams: Sweet Day (G. Herbert, 17th c.)
    · Nestor: Ca’ the Yowes (R. Burns, 18th c.)
    · Nestor: My Luve is Like a Red, Red Rose (R. Burns, 18th c.)
    · Singer: A Dream within a Dream (E.A. Poe, 19th c.)
    · Stroope: i carry your heart with me (e. e. cummings, 20th c.)
    Barry Singer, Conducting


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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Wind Ensemble
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Student conductors program featuring Boyang Yu, Mark Tse, Yi Yang, Kristo Kondakci
    FREE


Wednesday, December 10, 2014 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • Gala Concert
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Gala Wagner concert
    (Preconcert reception at 6; post-concert dinner at 8:30)
    Wagner: Die Walküre, Act III
    NEC Philharmonia, Robert Spano conducting
    Jane Eaglen, Brunnhilde ; Greer Grimsley, Wotan

    Tickets required. Contact Janet Goff, 617-585-1152


Wednesday, December 10, 2014 in Cambridge
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  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • Boston Conservatory Combined Choruses
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • From West to East: Psalms, Songs and Hymns: George Case, conductor & featuring The Boston Conservatory Orchestra

    Women’s Chorus
    HOLST: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Group III
    O’REGAN: Triptych

    Chorale and Conductors’ Choir
    THOMPSON: The Last Words of David
    BERNSTEIN: Chichester Psalms


Friday, December 12, 2014 in Boston
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  • Boston Baroque presents
  • Handel: Messiah
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Featured soloists will include the Boston Baroque debuts by soprano Sherezade Panthaki and bass-baritone Dashon Burton alongside returning artists mezzo-soprano Ann McMahon Quintero, tenor William Burden


Friday, December 12, 2014 in Cambridge
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  • Boston Early Music Festival (SPC) (617-661-1812) presents
  • Tallis Scholars
  • Location: St. Paul’s Church, 29 Mount Auburn St
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  • Virtuosic vocal music of the late 15th and 16th centuries, from Josquin’s Missa Gaudeamus to a selection of miniature masterpieces by Byrd including his famous “Lullaby” and a trio of motets, and concludes with an astonishing Magnificat by Turges found in the Eton Choirbook.


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  • Boston Conservatory (FC) presents
  • Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble
  • Location: Fenway Center, 77 St. Stephen St
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  • STREBER: Distortions
    SCHULLER: Song and Dance—featuring Irina Muresanu, violin
    NAUMANN: Fanfarer, op. 25
    HINDEMITH: Symphony in B-flat Major for band


Saturday, December 13, 2014 in Boston
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  • Handel and Haydn Society (617 262 1815) presents
  • Holiday Concert
  • Location: Faneuil Hall
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  • Lisa Graham, conductor
    Handel and Haydn Society Chorus and Brass Quintet
    VAP Choruses
    Holiday Sing


Saturday, December 13, 2014 in Concord
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  • Concord Chorus ((781) 862-2168) presents
  • Winter Concert
  • Location: Middlesex School Memorial Chapel, 1400 Lowell Street
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  • Jonnathan Wessler, organ
    Kevin Leong, conductor

    Works for the season by Morten Lauridsen, Dmitry Bortniansky, Ernest Bloch, Pēteris Vasks, and others

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


Saturday, December 13, 2014 in Boston
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  • Handel and Haydn Society (617 262 1815) presents
  • Holiday Concert
  • Location: Faneuil Hall
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  • Lisa Graham, conductor
    Handel and Haydn Society Chorus and Brass Quintet
    VAP Choruses
    Holiday Sing


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  • Concord Chorus ((781) 862-2168) presents
  • Winter Concert
  • Location: Middlesex School Memorial Chapel, 1400 Lowell Street
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  • Jonnathan Wessler, organ
    Kevin Leong, conductor

    Works for the season by Morten Lauridsen, Dmitry Bortniansky, Ernest Bloch, Pēteris Vasks, and others

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


Saturday, December 13, 2014 in Boston
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  • Boston Baroque presents
  • Handel: Messiah
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Featured soloists will include the Boston Baroque debuts by soprano Sherezade Panthaki and bass-baritone Dashon Burton alongside returning artists mezzo-soprano Ann McMahon Quintero, tenor William Burden


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  • New England Philharmonic presents
  • Family Concert
  • Location: Tsai Performance Center 685 Commonwealth Avenu
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  • All Aboard!

    Michael Gandolfi: Night Train to Perugia (Boston premiere)
    Arthur Honegger: Pacific 231
    Heitor Villa-Lobos: Little Train of Caipira & Toccata from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2
    2014 Young Artist Competition Winner TBD
    Rob Kapilow: Chris van Allsburg’s Polar Express
    David Kravitz, baritone
    Newton Public Schools All City Treble Singers, Kathryn Denney, Director


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  • Philharmonic Society of Arlington (FP) presents
  • Holiday Concert
  • Location: First Parish Unitarian-Universalist Church
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  • The Arlington-Belmont Chorale and The Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra
    · C.P.E. Bach: Magnificat -celebrating the 300th anniversary of composer’s birth
    · Javier Busto: O Magnum Mysterium
    · Gustav Holst: In the Bleak Midwinter (arr. Alice Parker)
    · Gustav Holst: Christmas Day
    · Other seasonal selections
    Barry Singer, Conducting


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  • Emmanuel Music presents
  • Bach Cantata Series
  • Location: Emmanuel Church of Boston
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  • CPE Bach: Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn
    North American Premiere
    Motet: Britten – Hymn to the Virgin


Thursday, December 18, 2014 in Cambridge
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  • Blue Heron (617-960-7956) presents
  • Christmas in 15th-century France & Burgundy
  • Location: First Church Cambridge, 11 Garden St
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  • Jacob Obrecht (1457/8-1505): Factor orbis
    Josquin Desprez (c.1455-1521): O virgo virginum
    Antoine Brumel (c.1460-c.1512): Nato canunt omnia
    Johannes Ciconia: Gloria Spiritus et alme
    Christmas sequences and hymns by Guillaume Du Fay (c. 1397-1474)
    Seasonal plainchant
    Plus a bouquet of New Year’s Day songs by Gilles Binchois, Baude Cordier, Nicolas Grenon and others.


Friday, December 19, 2014 in Cambridge
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  • Blue Heron (617-960-7956) presents
  • Christmas in 15th-century France & Burgundy
  • Location: First Church Cambridge, 11 Garden St
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  • Jacob Obrecht (1457/8-1505): Factor orbis
    Josquin Desprez (c.1455-1521): O virgo virginum
    Antoine Brumel (c.1460-c.1512): Nato canunt omnia
    Johannes Ciconia: Gloria Spiritus et alme
    Christmas sequences and hymns by Guillaume Du Fay (c. 1397-1474)
    Seasonal plainchant
    Plus a bouquet of New Year’s Day songs by Gilles Binchois, Baude Cordier, Nicolas Grenon and others.


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  • Chorus Pro Musica (OS) (617.267.7442) presents
  • Holiday Concert
  • Location: Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street
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  • Candlelight Christmas at Old South

    Featuring our annual candlelight procession, and a world premiere new work by James Kallembach, Director of Choral Activities at the University of Chicago.


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  • Boston Civic Symphony presents
  • Holiday Concert
  • Location: Fine Arts Center, Regis College
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  • Rebecca Krouner mezzo-soprano
    Holcombe “Twas the Night Before Christmas”
    with guest Narrator

    Holiday Favorites

    Children conduct the orchestra
    A visit from Santa!


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  • Blue Heron (617-960-7956) presents
  • Christmas in 15th-century France & Burgundy
  • Location: First Church Cambridge, 11 Garden St
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  • Jacob Obrecht (1457/8-1505): Factor orbis
    Josquin Desprez (c.1455-1521): O virgo virginum
    Antoine Brumel (c.1460-c.1512): Nato canunt omnia
    Johannes Ciconia: Gloria Spiritus et alme
    Christmas sequences and hymns by Guillaume Du Fay (c. 1397-1474)
    Seasonal plainchant
    Plus a bouquet of New Year’s Day songs by Gilles Binchois, Baude Cordier, Nicolas Grenon and others.


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  • Boston Chorale Ensemble (OSC) presents
  • Holiday Concert
  • Location: Old South Church
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  • Still, still night is Loosely based on the traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols, and includes carols for choir and congregation using the fine organ in Old South Church, and many arrangements of secular carols to get you into the holiday spirit!


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  • Emmanuel Music presents
  • Bach Cantata Series
  • Location: Emmanuel Church of Boston
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  • BWV 64 Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget
    Christmas Eve, 7 PM
    Motet: Britten: A Shepherd’s Carol


Wednesday, December 31, 2014 in Cambridge
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  • Boston Baroque (S) presents
  • New Year’s Concert
  • Location: Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, Harvard
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  • ”Il maestro de cappella is a one-act comic opera, written around 1772, which portrays a pompous portrays a pompous conductor who constantly finds himself in conflict with the members of his orchestra. Also featured on the New Year’s programs will be Mozart duets and arias, featuring soprano Sara Heaton and baritone Andrew Garland.


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  • A Far Cry presents
  • Improvisdation with Robert Levin
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Frederic Rzewski: Les Moutons de Panurge
    W. A. Mozart: Piano Concerto tba
    Francesco Geminiani: Concerto Grosso in E Minor, op. 3 no. 3
    Ljova: New work (world premiere)
    $50 – $10


Saturday, January 10, 2015 in Cambridge
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  • Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra (FC) (617.779.0900) presents
  • Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra
  • Location: First Church,11 Garden Street
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  • Kevin Rhodes conducts Prokofiev’s First Symphony and Tchaikovsky’s majestic Serenade for Strings. Yevgeny Kutik, in his first Pro Arte appearance, explores Prokofiev’s folk melodies as they reach their energetic conclusion.

    $18 – $73


Sunday, January 18, 2015 in Cambridge
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  • Collage New Music presents
  • Winter Concert
  • Location: Pickman Hall – Longy School of Music
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  • “The Firehose Reel” by Evan Chambers, “Fasach – A Wild Garden” by Nicola LeFanu, “Flashbacks” by Mario Davidovsky, “Tender Spirit I” by Kyong Mee Choi, and “Light Dances” by Stephen Jaffe


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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Sunday Concert Series
  • Location: Kings Chapel
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  • Americana II: Taking Shape — King’s Chapel Choir & Soloists
    Heinrich Christensen, director
    Featuring selections from Southern Harmony, both the 19th century Walker hymnal and minimalist composer William Duckworth’s reimaginings of Walker’s tunes in his 1980 collection. Plus more spirituals, folksongs, and a visit to Alice in Wonderland!

    $20, $15 students/seniors at the door
    $15, $10 students/seniors purchased on-line


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  • First Church in Boston presents
  • Bach Explored
  • Location: First Church in Boston 66 Marlborough St,
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  • “Dark Visions”

    Dorian Komanoff Bandy, baroque violin
    Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord

    Anonymous: Prelude and Fugue in C minor
    Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Violin Sonata in C minor
    JS Bach: Sonata in F minor for harpsichord and violin, BWV 1018
    JS Bach: Fugue in G minor, BWV 1026
    Johann Christian Hertel: Violin Sonata in G minor, op. 1 no. 4
    Johann Georg Pisendel: Violin Sonata in C minor
    Jacobus Nozemann: Violin Sonata in C minor, op. 1 no.

    $20 suggested donation


Saturday, January 31, 2015 in Boston (FC)
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  • Chameleon Arts Ensemble (617-427-8200) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St
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  • Lutoslawski, Dance Preludes for clarinet &; piano (1954)
    Joseph Phibbs, Flex for flute, violin, cello &; piano
    Sergei Prokofiev, Quintet in g minor for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola &; bass, Op. 39
    Andrea Clearfield, Neruda Songs for oboe &; double bass
    Dvorak, Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 87


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  • Cappella Clausura (EC) (617-993-0013) presents
  • SOUNDINGS: SIT INSIDE THE CHANT
  • Location: Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street
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  • Ancient chant and modern works inspired by chant: by Hildegard von Bingen, a 9th century composer known only as Kassia, contemporary Boston composer Patricia van Ness, and of course, Anonymous

    $25 at the door- Seniors and students: $18


Sunday, February 1, 2015 in Boston
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  • Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston (G) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Goethe Institute, 170 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02116,
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  • Lutoslawski, Dance Preludes for clarinet & piano (1954)
    Joseph Phibbs, Flex for flute, violin, cello & piano
    Sergei Prokofiev, Quintet in g minor for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola & bass, Op. 39
    Andrea Clearfield, Neruda Songs for oboe & double bass
    Dvorak, Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 87


Sunday, February 1, 2015 in Newton
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  • Cappella Clausura (EC) presents
  • SOUNDINGS: SIT INSIDE THE CHANT
  • Location: Eliot Church, 474 Centre St.
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  • Ancient chant and modern works inspired by chant: by Hildegard von Bingen, a 9th century composer known only as Kassia, contemporary Boston composer Patricia van Ness, and of course, Anonymous

    $25 at the door- Seniors and students: $18


Monday, February 2, 2015 in Boston
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  • Seraphim Singers (FCC) (617.926.0126) presents
  • For heaven is a different thing
  • Location: First Church (Congregational)
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  • Choral Settings of Sacred Poetry

    Poets, from medieval mystic Hildegard von Bingham’s liturgical songs to Metaphysicals such as John Donne and George Herbert opening ‘windows on the divine. Composers will include Gerald Finzi (1901-1956) and contemporary Americans Carson Cooman and Thomas Bold. with Heinrich Christensen, organ


Friday, February 13, 2015 in Boston
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  • Seraphim Singers (SC) (617-926-0126) presents
  • For heaven is a different thing
  • Location: St. Cecilia Parish, 18 Belvidere Street
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  • Choral Settings of Sacred Poetry

    Poets, from medieval mystic Hildegard von Bingham’s liturgical songs to Metaphysicals such as John Donne and George Herbert opening ‘windows on the divine. Composers will include Gerald Finzi (1901-1956) and contemporary Americans Carson Cooman and Thomas Bold. with Heinrich Christensen, organ


Saturday, February 21, 2015 in Jamaica Plain
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  • A Far Cry (617-553-4887) presents
  • Aurora Borealis
  • Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke Ave.
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  • Steve Reich: Duet from “Triple Quartet”
    Benjamin Britten: Prelude and Fugue for 18 Strings
    Ingvar Lidholm: Music for Strings
    Edvard Grieg: Two Elegiac Melodies, op. 34
    Traditional Swedish fiddle tunes, arr. AFC

    $15


Saturday, February 21, 2015 in Cambridge
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  • Blue Heron (617-960-7956) presents
  • Ockeghem@600
  • Location: First Church Cambridge, 11 Garden St
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  • Approach the 600th anniversary of his birth (more or less), this concert features music by Ockeghem, Binchois & Du Fay .


Sunday, February 22, 2015 in Cambridge
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  • Boston Chamber Music Society (F) (617.349.0086) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Fitzgerald Theater, Cambridge Street between Felton and Ellery
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  • Mozart/Bach: Selections from Preludes and Fugues for String Trio, K. 404a
    Mozart: Duo in G major for Violin and Viola, K. 423
    Schnittke: Moz-Art for Two Violins
    Mozart: String Quintet in D major, K. 593

    Yura Lee, Harumi Rhodes, violins
    Dimitri Murrath, viola
    Marcus Thompson, viola
    Ronald Thomas, cello


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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Sunday Concert Series
  • Location: Kings Chapel
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  • All on a Winter’s Eve
    Soloists from the King’s Chapel Choir; Heinrich Christensen, organ
    A celebration of Boston and New England composers and their music for solo voice and organ. Songs by Daniel Pinkham, James Woodman, Carson Cooman, Graham Gordon Ramsay, Edwin Lawrence and more.

    $20, $15 students/seniors at the door
    $15, $10 students/seniors purchased on-line


Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in Boston
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  • Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra (FC) (617.779.0900) presents
  • Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra
  • Location: First Church,11 Garden Street
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  • Tchaikovsky Gold Medalist, Sergey Antonov
    Conductor David Angus.

    Mozart: Symphony No. 31 “Paris”
    Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1
    Fauré: Pavane
    Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess
    Ravel: Mother Goose Suite

    $18 – $73


Sunday, March 1, 2015 in Cambridge
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  • New ENgland Philharmonic (K) (855-463-7445) presents
  • Spring Awakening
  • Location: Kresge Auditprium MIT
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  • John Harbison: Darkbloom: Overture for an Imagined Opera (Boston premiere)
    Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring
    Benjamin Britten: Spring Symphony
    Sarah Pelletier, soprano
    Krista River, mezzo-soprano
    Ray Bauwens, tenor
    Chorus pro Musica, Jamie Kirsch, Music Director
    Boston Children’s Chorus, Anthony Trecek-King, Artistic Director


Sunday, March 1, 2015 in Cambridge
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  • Collage New Music presents
  • Winter Concert
  • Location: Pickman Hall – Longy School of Music
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  • Gunther Schuller, “Bouquet for Collage” and a new work for voice and ensemble, as well as new music by Catherine Balch and Paul Brust, and “Serenade for Six” by Richard Festinger.


Friday, March 6, 2015 in Boston
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  • A Far Cry presents
  • Old School with Margaret Rood
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • W. A. Mozart: Adagio & Fugue, K. 542
    Osvaldo Golijov: Three Songs (2002)
    Michael Tippett: Fantasia Concertante on a theme by Corelli
    W. A. Mozart: Symphony no. 29
    $50 – $10


Saturday, March 7, 2015 in Cambridge
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  • Radius Ensemble presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Killian Hall at MIT
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  • ROSSINI – Six arias from The Barber of Seville for two bassoons (1816)
    RUEHR – Jane Wang considers the dragonfly for flute and digital delay (2007)
    SHOSTAKOVICH – Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57 (1940)
    Plus a wind quintet by the winner of the fourth annual Pappalardo Composition Competition
    $20 – $10


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  • Boston Civic Symphony presents
  • Stephen Burns: Trumpet Virtuoso
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Burns “Fanfare for Freedom”
    Honegger “Pastorale d’été”

    World Premiere:
    Thomas Oboe Lee Trumpet Concerto
    Berlioz “Symphonie Fantastique”


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Friday, March 13, 2015 in Boston
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  • Cappella Clausura (EC) (617-993-0013) presents
  • BEAUTIFUL AS A DOVE
  • Location: Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street
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  • Sacred motets of Renaissance composer Raffaella Aleotti alongside settings of similar texts by her famous contemporaries: Gregorio Allegri, Alessandro Scarlatti, Francisco Guerrero, Tomas Luis de Victoria, and Giovanni Palestrina. Includes the beloved “Miserere” by Allegri and several settings from the Song of Songs.


Sunday, March 15, 2015 in Newton
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  • Cappella Clausura (EC) presents
  • BEAUTIFUL AS A DOVE
  • Location: Eliot Church, 474 Centre St.
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  • Sacred motets of Renaissance composer Raffaella Aleotti alongside settings of similar texts by her famous contemporaries: Gregorio Allegri, Alessandro Scarlatti, Francisco Guerrero, Tomas Luis de Victoria, and Giovanni Palestrina. Includes the beloved “Miserere” by Allegri and several settings from the Song of Songs.


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  • Emmanuel Music presents
  • Bach’s St. John Passion
  • Location: Emmanuel Church of Boston
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  • A pre-concert talk at 7 PM with Artistic Director Ryan Turner, Reverend Pamela Werntz, and Rabbi Howard Berman addresses the poignant and sensitive issues raised by this work.
    Evangelist: Matthew Anderson
    Jesus: Dana Whiteside


Saturday, March 21, 2015 in Cambridge
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  • Blue Heron (617-960-7956) presents
  • Ockeghem@600
  • Location: First Church Cambridge, 11 Garden St
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  • Ockeghem, Busnoys, Regis, Caron & Faugues
    This concert explores the music of the five “modern” composers lauded by the 15th-century theorist Johannes Tinctoris.


Monday, March 23, 2015 in Somerville
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  • Winsor Music (781-863-2861) presents
  • Arneis Quartet
  • Location: VNA, 259 Lowell Street
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  • program including Haydn
    Heather Braun and Rose Drucker, violins
    Daniel Dona, viola
    Agnes Kim, cello

    $30 general; $15 student/senior; age 9-18 FREE


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Friday, March 27, 2015 in Cambridge
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  • Boston Chorale Ensemble (FCC) presents
  • Cold, cold night
  • Location: First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St.
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  • David Lang’s 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning setting for choir and percussion instruments of Hans Christian Anderson’s story of “The Little Match Girl” plus the world premiere of the short opera Riding on a Train at Rush Hour by Samuel Beebe


Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Boston (FC)
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  • Chameleon Arts Ensemble (617-427-8200) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St
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  • Schubert, Auf dem Strom for soprano, piano, and horn,
    Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin for wind quintet
    George Crumb, Apparition for soprano & pian
    George Rochbeg, Contra Mortem et Tempus for flute, clarinet, violin & cello
    Louis Vierne, Piano Quintet in c minor, Op. 42 (1917)


Sunday, March 29, 2015 in Boston
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  • Boston Chorale Ensemble (OSC) presents
  • Cold, cold night
  • Location: Old South Church
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  • David Lang’s 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning setting for choir and percussion instruments of Hans Christian Anderson’s story of “The Little Match Girl” plus the world premiere of the short opera Riding on a Train at Rush Hour by Samuel Beebe


Sunday, March 29, 2015 in Boston (FC)
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  • Chameleon Arts Ensemble (617-427-8200) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St
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  • Schubert, Auf dem Strom for soprano, piano, and horn,
    Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin for wind quintet
    George Crumb, Apparition for soprano & pian
    George Rochbeg, Contra Mortem et Tempus for flute, clarinet, violin & cello
    Louis Vierne, Piano Quintet in c minor, Op. 42 (1917)


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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Sunday Concert Series
  • Location: Kings Chapel
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  • ohann Sebastian Bach: St. Mark Passion
    King’s Chapel Choir & Soloists; Chamber Orchestra
    Heinrich Christensen, director
    This fascinating work was reconstructed from the surviving libretto, using music from Cantata 198 and several other Bach sources. The American premiere was given by the King’s Chapel Choir in 1980.

    $20, $15 students/seniors at the door
    $15, $10 students/seniors purchased on-line


Sunday, March 29, 2015 in Cambridge
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  • Boston Chamber Music Society (S) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
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  • Mozart: Trio in E-flat major, K. 498, “Kegelstadt”
    R. Strauss; Sonata for Violin and Piano
    Golijov: Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind for Clarinet and String Quartet

    Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet
    Ida Levin, Harumi Rhodes, violins
    Dimitri Murrath, viola
    Raman Ramakrishnan, cello
    Randall Hodgkinson, piano


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  • First Church in Boston presents
  • Bach Explored
  • Location: First Church in Boston 66 Marlborough St,
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  • “Bach the Apollonian”

    Dorian Komanoff Bandy, baroque violin
    Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord

    Johann Christian Hertel: Violin Sonata in C major, op. 1 no. 2
    Johann Mattheson: Violin Sonata in G major
    JS Bach: Violin Sonata in D minor, reconstructed by Dorian Komanoff Bandy
    JS Bach: “Cantabile” from Cantata BWV 120
    Johann Heinrich Schmelzer: Passagalia in D major
    Georg Friedrich Händel: Violin Sonata in A major, op. 1 no. 3
    JS Bach: Sonata in E major for harpsichord and violin, BWV 1016

    $20 suggested donation


Sunday, April 12, 2015 in Cambridge
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  • St. Paul’s Parish presents
  • Organ Recital Series
  • Location: 617-491-8400
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  • Forrest Eimold, Organ Scholar

    Méditations sur le mystère de la Sainte Trinité
    by Olivier Messiaen


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  • Musicains of the Post Road (MT) ((781) 466-6694) presents
  • Georg Benda’s Ariadne auf Naxos
  • Location: Modern Theater, 525 Washington St
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  • Features the Old Post Road ensemble and actors Marya Lowry and Robert Walsh, founding members of the Actors’ Shakespeare Project.Instrumental score and spoken drama (in English) combine to portray the tale of l Ariadne and Theseus on the island of Naxos. Program also showcases a flute concerto and trio sonata by Benda.

    $35 General admission / $30 Seniors & students.


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  • Emmanuel Music presents
  • Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series
  • Location: Emmanuel Church of Boston
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  • Mendelssohn: String Octet in E-flat Major, op. 20
    Wolf Selected Mörike-lieder

    $30 – $10


Saturday, April 18, 2015 in Jamaica Plain
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  • A Far Cry (617-553-4887) presents
  • Tongue in Cheek
  • Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke Ave.
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  • Paul Hindemith: Suite from “Minimax,” arr. AFC
    Carlo Farina: Capriccio Stravagante
    Luigi Boccherini: Fandango, G. 341 arr. AFC
    Noam Elkies: Allegro Troppo
    W. A. Mozart: Ein Musicalischer Spass
    $25


Sunday, April 19, 2015 in Boston
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Sunday, April 19, 2015 in Cambridge
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  • Boston Chamber Music Society (S) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
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  • Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock) for Soprano, Clarinet and Piano, D. 965

    Jalbert: Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano (BCMS Commission)

    Brahms: Piano Trio in C major, Op. 87

    Lisa Saffer, soprano
    Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet
    Yura Lee, violin
    Raman Ramakrishnan, cello
    Mihae Lee, piano


Sunday, April 26, 2015 in Weston
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Sunday, April 26, 2015 in CAmbridge
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  • Seraphim Singers (FCC) (617.926.0126) presents
  • Jerusalem: Holy, Disputed, Lamented
  • Location: First Church (Congregational)
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  • Music ranging from Hebrew cantilations
    and Baroque lamentations to a world premiere by Avner Dorman.

    with Heinrich Christensen, organ
    and Kol Arev, Chamber Choir of Hebrew College
    Amy Lieberman, Music Director; Lynn Torgove, Artistic Director

    $20 – $10


Sunday, April 26, 2015 in Arlington
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  • Philharmonic Society of Arlington (FP) presents
  • SPONSORS’ CONCERT
  • Location: First Parish Unitarian-Universalist Church
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  • The Arlington-Belmont Chorale and The Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra
    · Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op. 84
    · Johann Stamitz: Viola Concerto in D major: Featuring our Young Artist’s Competition Wood Prize winner, Christopher Rogers-Beadle, viola
    · Gioachino Rossini: Stabat Mater, G. Rossini
    Joan Landry, Barry Singer, James Russell Smith, and Julia O’Toole, Conducting


Sunday, April 26, 2015 in Brookline
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  • Winsor Music presents
  • Apple Hill String Quartet
  • Location: St. Paul’s Church 15 St. Paul Street, Brookline
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  • Haydn: Symphony Quintetto (after Symphony No. 97)
    Primosch: Quartet for Oboe and Strings (World Premiere)
    Brahms: Quartet in C minor, Op. 51 No. 1
    Peggy Pearson, oboe
    Elise Kuder and Colleen Jennings, violins
    Michael Kelley, viola

    $30 general; $15 student/senior; age 9-18 FREE
    Rupert Thompson, cello.


Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Cambridge
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  • Radius Ensemble presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Killian Hall at MIT
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  • FRANK – Four Pre-Inca Sketches for flute and cello (2008)
    SCHUMANN – Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales) Op. 132 for clarinet, viola and piano (1853)
    GUBAIDULINA – String Trio (1989)
    PÄRT – Fratres for winds and percussion (1977)
    $20 – $10


Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Boston
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  • New England Philharmonic presents
  • This is the NEP
  • Location: Tsai Performance Center 685 Commonwealth Avenu
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  • Matthew Browne: How the Solar System Was Won
    Gunther Schuller: Meditation (Symphonic Study)
    Andy Vores: Violin Concerto No. 2 (world premiere, NEP commission)
    Danielle Maddon, soloist
    Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances


Friday, May 8, 2015 in Arlington
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  • Philharmonic Society of Arlington (FP) presents
  • MUSIC FOR A SPRING EVENING, A Celebration of Women in Poetry
  • Location: First Parish Unitarian-Universalist Church
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  • The Arlington-Belmont Chamber Chorus
    · Chatman: Two Rossetti Songs
    · Singer: Three Times We Parted [Dickinson]
    · Seitz: Come Rest Awhile [Montgomery]
    · Elizabeth Alexander: Climb [Millay] or Colin Britt: The Dream [Millay] TBD
    · Joan Szymko: All Works of Love [Mother Teresa]
    · Charig: A June Night (reprise of the Bavicchi Commissioned work)


Saturday, May 9, 2015 in Cambridge
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  • Emmanuel Music presents
  • Mozart: Abduction from the Seraglio
  • Location: Emmanuel Church of Boston
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  • Sung in German with English dialogue.

    Kostanze: Barbara Kilduff
    Belmonte: Charles Blandy
    Blonde: Teresa Wakim
    Pedrillo: Jason McStoots

    $150 – $10
    Osmin: Donald Wilkinson


Thursday, May 14, 2015 in Boston
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  • New Gallery Concert Series Season presents
  • Rite of Spring Extravaganza
  • Location: Community Music Center of Boston, 34 Warren Avenue
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  • Music from prehistoric jazz to the avant garde! Featuring visual artist, wire sculptor Clyde Bango and performances by the Calyx Piano Trio, The Eric Hofbauer Quintet and pianist Sarah Bob. Music by Eric Hofbauer, Amy Beth Kirsten, and David Rakowski.

    $20, $15


Saturday, May 16, 2015 in Boston (FC)
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  • Chameleon Arts Ensemble (617-427-8200) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St
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  • Leos Janacek, Sonata for violin & piano, JW 7/7
    Bernard Rands, …sans voix parmi les voix… for flute, viola & harp
    Stravinsky, Suite from Histoire du Soldat for clarinet, violin & piano
    Clint Needham, Axioms for flute, clarinet, string trio, piano & percussion
    Johannes Brahms, Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87


Sunday, May 17, 2015 in Boston
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  • Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston (G) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Goethe Institute, 170 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02116,
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  • Leos Janacek, Sonata for violin & piano, JW 7/7
    Bernard Rands, …sans voix parmi les voix… for flute, viola &; harp
    Stravinsky, Suite from Histoire du Soldat for clarinet, violin &; piano
    Clint Needham, Axioms for flute, clarinet, string trio, piano &; percussion
    Johannes Brahms, Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87


Sunday, May 17, 2015 in Cambridge
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  • Boston Chamber Music Society (S) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
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  • Schubert: Quartettsatz in C minor, D. 703
    Shostakovich: Sonata for Viola and Piano
    Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

    Ida Levin, Harumi Rhodes, violins
    Marcus Thompson, viola
    Ronald Thomas, cello
    Mihae Lee, piano


Sunday, May 17, 2015 in Cambridge
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  • Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra (FC) (617.779.0900) presents
  • Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra
  • Location: First Church,11 Garden Street
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  • Gisèle Ben-Dor guest conductor
    Adrian Anantawan violin
    Juanjo Mosalini bandoneón
    Nancy Dimock oboe
    Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra
    SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY THE CONSERVATORY LAB CHARTER SCHOOL DUDAMEL ORCHESTRA

    PIAZZOLLA:
    Oblivion
    Adios Nonino
    The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

    GINASTERA:
    Variaciones Concertantes

    $18 – $73


Sunday, May 24, 2015 in Cambridge
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  • St. Paul’s Parish presents
  • Organ Recital Series
  • Location: 617-491-8400
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  • Forrest Eimold, Organ Scholar
    Contemporary organ repertoire


Saturday, May 30, 2015 in Concord
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  • Concord Chorus ((781) 862-2168) presents
  • Handel: Messiah
  • Location: Middlesex School Memorial Chapel, 1400 Lowell Street
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  • Deborah Selig, soprano
    Julia Cavallaro, mezzo-soprano
    Stefan Reed, tenor
    Thomas Jones, baritone

    professional period orchestra, Kevin Leong, conductor

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


Saturday, May 30, 2015 in Boston
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Saturday, June 6, 2015 in Cambridge
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Sunday, June 7, 2015 in Cambridge
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  • St. Paul’s Parish presents
  • Organ Recital Series
  • Location: 617-491-8400
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  • Jonathan Wessler, Assistant Organist
    featuring music by César Franck and Richard Wagner


Sunday, June 7, 2015 in Boston
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  • Boston Choral Ensemble (HC) presents
  • Long, long night
  • Location: Holy Cross Cathedral
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  • Taverner:
    five-voice motet Dum transisset Sabbatum (1575),
    Audivi vocem,

    John Tavener (1944-2013);
    Song for Athene
    music from his extraordinary cycle Ex Maria Virgine for choir and organ.