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Friday, October 24, 2014 in Boston
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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


Friday, October 24, 2014 in Somerville
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  • Dinosaur Annex presents
  • Shaken, Stirred, and Straight Up
  • Location: DAVIS SQUARE THEATER, 255 ELM STREET
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  • The salon caoncert is dedicated to the memories of Hyla and violinist Janet Packer, who was a founding member of the ensemble.
    String Trio, by Lee Hyla
    Twelve Landscape Views, III, by Jeffrey Roberts
    The Streams May Have No Springs To Feed Them, by Kevin Patton
    Versprechen, by Kati Agocs
    Wrong Mountain Stomp, by John Mackey

    6:00 – 7:00 Cocktail Hour (cash bar)
    $15.00 General Admission $10.00 Students/Seniors


Friday, October 24, 2014 in Sudbury
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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


Friday, October 24, 2014 in Boston
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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


Friday, October 24, 2014 in Wenham
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  • Gordon College Music Department presents
  • Arabella String Quartet
  • Location: Phillips Recital Hall, 255 Grapevine Road
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  • Sarita Kwok, Julie Eskar, violins
    Ettore Causa, viola; Alexander Lecarme, cello

    Short pieces for string quartet including works by:
    Schubert, Webern, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Wolf, Dvorak, and Turina

    Tickets: General Admission $20.00 Seniors (65+) $15.00
    Available online and at the door.


Friday, October 24, 2014 in Cambridge
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  • MIT Music Department (KR) ((617) 253-3210) presents
  • MIT Family Weekend Concer
  • Location: Kresge Auditorium, 48 Mass. Ave
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  • Musical Portraits from around the Globe. MIT Wind Ensemble & MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble, Frederick Harris, Jr. music director. Copland, Lincoln Portrait, with MIT President Rafael Reif, narrator; Brahms, Academic Festival Overture; Vaughn Williams, English Folk Song Suite; Special tribute in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of MIT AeroAstro, and jazz works by Chick Corea, Paquito D’Rivera, Charlie Parker.
    Free.


Friday, October 24, 2014 in Boston
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  • ArtsEmerson (617.824.8400) presents
  • Mozart’s Magic Flute
  • Location: Cutler Majestic Theater
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  • South Africa’s Award-winning Isango Ensemble completely reimagined, transformed and transported “The Magic Flute,” drawing its artists mostly from the townships surrounding Cape Town; this energetic ensemble has traveled all over the world, and was featured in the remarkable “U-Carmen”
    $110 – $25


Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Boston
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  • ArtsEmerson (617.824.8400) presents
  • Mozart’s Magic Flute
  • Location: Cutler Majestic Theater
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  • South Africa’s Award-winning Isango Ensemble completely reimagined, transformed and transported “The Magic Flute,” drawing its artists mostly from the townships surrounding Cape Town; this energetic ensemble has traveled all over the world, and was featured in the remarkable “U-Carmen”
    $110 – $25


Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Medford
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  • Tufts University presents
  • Tufts Wind Ensemble: Songs of Devotion, Songs of Praise
  • Location: Granoff Music Center, 20 Talbot Avenue
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  • Richard Beckel’s “The American Dream”
    Mark Camphouse’s “A Movement for
    Rosa”
    Jean Sibelius’s “Finlandia”
    William Schuman’s “Chester Overture”
    Frank Ticheli’s “Amazing Grace”

    Tufts Wind Ensemble, John McCann, director

    FREE


Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Brookline
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  • Boston Flute Academy (MCC) presents
  • Jean-Louis Beaumadier (Piccolo) and Véronique Poltz (Piano)
  • Location: Maliotis Cultural Center, 50 Goddard Avenue
  • additional information
  • Recital program to be selected from the following works:
    Michelis: Scottisch, Op. 39; Reichert: Souvenir du Para
    Rabboni: Le Carnaval Hongrois; Brahms: Four Danses Hongroises; Kreisler: Liebeslied; Andersen: Moto Perpetuo
    Fontbonne: Air Varie; Elgar: Salut d’amour, Op. 12
    Godard: Valse, Op. 110; Damare: Le Merle Blanc
    Donatoni: Nidi

    FREE


Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Boston
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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


Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Boston
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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


Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Boston
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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


Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Boston
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Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Cambridge
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  • Musica Sacra presents
  • From the Ardent Pen: Choral music of the Romantic Era
  • Location: First Church, Cambridge, MA
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  • Charles Villiers Stanford: Magnificat in B-flat for Double Choir, Op. 164
    Edward Elgar: Weary Wind of the West and Evening Scene
    Gabriel Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
    Camille Saint-Saëns: Calme des Nuits
    Johannes Brahms: 5 Lieder, Op. 105

    Tickets $15 – $50


Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Rockport
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  • Rockport Music presents
  • St. Lawrence String Quartet
  • Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
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  • Haydn’s String Quartet in C major, Op. 76, No. 3 (“Emperor”), Dvorak’s String Quartet in C major, Op. 61,
    Korngold’s String Quartet #3 in D major, Op. 34.


Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Boston
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  • Terpsichore (617.599.6090) presents
  • There’s Something About Mary!
  • Location: Church on the Hill, Beacon Hill 140 Bowdoin St.
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  • Marian anthems, including settings of Ave Maria that span several centuries, as well as modern favorites including custom-commissioned a cappella arrangements of Madonna by Patrick Watson and Shawn Gelzleichter! – even The Beatles!

    Suggested donations $10


Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Boston
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Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Boston
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Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Boston
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Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Boston
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Sunday, October 26, 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


Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Charlestown
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  • St. Mary’s Parish (61-242-4664) presents
  • St. Paul’s Cambridge Boy Choir
  • Location: 55 Warren Street
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  • John Robinson, director
    Jonathan Wessler, organist

    1892 Woodberry tracker organ

    Salve Mater (Gregorian chant); Laudamus Te (Vivaldi)
    Angels Ever Bright And Fair (Handel); Ave Maria (Fauré); Sub tuum praesidium (Charpentier); Ave Maria (Schubert)
    Fugue in D minor (Clara Holman Wright); Pie Jesu (Fauré)
    Panis Angelicus (Franck); Ave mundi gloria (Langlais)
    Stabat Mater (Pergolesi); My Eyes for Beauty Pine (Howells)
    Fugue in G minor (Bach); Regina caeli jubila (Gregorian chant); Hail Mary (Ferris); Ave Maria (Saint-Saëns)
    The Lord’s Prayer (Martin); Be Strong in the Lord (Nicholson); A Song of Wisdom (Stanford)

    FREE


Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Lexington
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  • Metropolitan Wind Symphony presents
  • Dancing and Driving!
  • Location: National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA
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  • Music director: Lewis Buckley

    The Lambs by John Philip Sousa
    Danzon No. 2 by Arturo Marquez
    Eisenhower Interstate Highway System by Josh Hummel
    Slava! by Leonard Bernstein, arr.Clare Grundman
    Redline Tango by John Mackey
    Horseless Carriage Galop by Morton Gould
    Night on Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky, arr. Mark Hindsley
    The Beatles: Echoes of an Era arranged by John Higgins
    pre-concert lecture is at 2:30 pm

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


Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Boston
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  • Arlington Street Church ((617) 536-7050) presents
  • Inside Out Concert: Bach!
  • Location: 351 Boylston Street
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  • Bach Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005
    Kristopher Tong, violin
    Eli Epstein, tour guide

    FREE


Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Somerville
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  • Somerville Museum presents
  • Early Music Afternoon
  • Location: Somerville Museum, Central Street & Westwood
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  • Massachusetts: Music from the Bay Colony and the New Nation (1620-1800). Pentimento (Eric Haas, recorders & traverso; Olav Chris Henriksen, Baroque & English guitars) tours our country’s musical history from psalms to sonatas, by way of ballads and “gentil” songs, with works by Carr, Ford, Hopkinson & J.C. Bach. There will even be a ballad by Benjamin Franklin!

    $19 general admission; $14 seniors,


Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Somerville
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  • Tersichore (617.599.6090) presents
  • There’s Something About Mary!
  • Location: Green Room, Somerville 62 Bow St.,
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  • Marian anthems, including settings of Ave Maria that span several centuries, as well as modern favorites including custom-commissioned a cappella arrangements of Madonna by Patrick Watson and Shawn Gelzleichter! – even The Beatles!

    Suggested donations $10


Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Rockport
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  • Rockport Music presents
  • Sphinx Virtuosi, led by the Catalyst Quartet
  • Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
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  • MARK O’CONNOR: Elevations
    CORIGLIANO: Voyage for String Orchestra
    GABRIELA LENA FRANK: Coquetteos
    JOHN B HEDGES: Raise Hymn, Praise Shout
    MARCUS GODDARD: Allaqi
    COPLAND: Two Pieces for String Orchestra
    JESSIE MONTGOMERY: Banner (2014 premiere)

    Tickets: $15-$20


Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Medford
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Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Cambridge
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  • MIT Music Department (KH) ((617) 253-3210) presents
  • Jeremy Huw Williams, baritone, and Paula Fan, piano
  • Location: Killiam Hall, 160 Memorial Drive
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  • Music by MIT composers: Peter Child, Edward Cohen, John Harbison, Elena Ruehr, and Charles Shadle. 4pm, Killian Hall. Free.


Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Brookline
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  • Church of Our Saviour presents
  • The Choir of Church of Our Saviour
  • Location: Church of Our Saviour, 25 Monmouth St.
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  • Music of Bach, Mendelssohn and Distler
    Jennifer Lester, music director
    Fred MacArthur, organ

    Suggested donation: $10


Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Brookline
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  • Mistral ((978) 474-6222) presents
  • Young People’s Concert
  • Location: St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 15 St Paul St
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  • The Emperor & the Nightingale
    Hans Christian Anderson is set to a score by David Mullikin and performed in the tradition of Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts in Carnegie Hall in the 1950’s.
    Concert length one hour including audience interaction.
    Kids are invited to the stage after the concert. Kids are invited to wear their Halloween costumes.
    Dmitri Murrah, viola; Gabriela Diaz,violin
    Jan Muller-Szeraws, cello; Julie Scolnik, flute
    Alan Mcllelan, WGGH producer, narrator


Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Boston
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  • First Lutheran Church presents
  • Reformation Celebration Service
  • Location: 299 Berkeley Street
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  • G. F. Handel: “The Lord is My Light” (from Chandos Anthems)
    The FLC Choir and Chorale Fellows.

    Steven Sanghyun, tenor Clara Reitz, soprano, Audrey Fernandez-Fraser, soprano; Abigail Karr, Nina Bishop, baroque violins; Cora Swenson, baroque cello; Dylan Sauerwald, harpsichord; Balint Karosi, conductor


Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Boston
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  • Cathedral of the Holy Cross (617/542-5682) presents
  • Thomas Murray, organ
  • Location: 1400 Washington Street
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  • 101-rank 1875 Hook & Hastings Organ
    Works of Weitz, Rheinberger, Bossi, Schumann, and Widor in the 25th Annual Organ Benefit Recital. Suggested Donation at the door, $15, Seniors, students and AGO members $10. Call 617-542-5682.


Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Boston
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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


Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Cambridge
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  • Night Song (617-312-8328) presents
  • Viriditas (the Night Song Women’s Schola)
  • Location: First Church Congregational, 11 Garden Street
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  • Cristi Catt, director, with guest Abigale Reisman, fiddle

    “Quena Virgen ben servirą,” Medieval Spanish cantiga
    polyphony from the Las Huelgas Codex & Llibre Vermell de Montserrat
    traditional Ladino and Hebrew songs
    “Nada te turbe” (Let nothing disturb you) by Patricia Van Ness on a text by St Teresa of Avila

    DONATIONS welcomed


Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Cambridge
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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


Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Boston
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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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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in Boston
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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • The Windsbach Boys Choir
  • Location: Kings Chapel
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  • Works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Bruckner, Schütz, and German folk songs.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in Boston
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  • Roxbury Latin School presents
  • Klemperer Trio
  • Location: Rousmaniere Hall, 101 St. Theresa Ave., West Roxbury
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  • Erika Klemperer, violin; Ronald Crutcher, violoncello; and Gordon Back, piano.

    Shostakovich Trio in C Minor, op. 8
    Mendelssohn Trio in D Minor
    Haydn Trio in G Major
    Arensky Trio in D Minor

    open seating tickets are available at $10 for students and senior citizens and $15 all others


Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in Boston
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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


Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in Boston
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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


Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in Cambridge
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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


Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in Boston
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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


Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in Boston
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  • Primary Source ((617) 308 – 4019) presents
  • Simrock Quartet
  • Location: Goethe Institut, 170 Beacon Street
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  • Mozart Duos for Violin & Viola, K. 423 & 424
    Mozart String Quartet in B-flat major, K. 589
    Haydn String Quartet in D major, Op. 76/5

    Gabriela Diaz, Gabriel Boyers, Stephanie Fong, Rafi Popper-Keizer

    Some remarkable artifacts will be on display at the performance,
    Admission: $20/$10 (with student ID)


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  • Emergence Quartet presents
  • Proto-Quartets
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  • Pioneering works for two violins, viola, and cello by Scarlatti, Geminiani, Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, and Joseph Starzer

    Never Too Late Group: Commonwealth Room, Boston Public Library, Copley Square | free admission


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Friday, October 31, 2014 in Boston
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Friday, October 31, 2014 in Boston
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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


Friday, October 31, 2014 in Boston
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  • Lorelei Ensemble (MC) presents
  • Reconstructed: The New Americana
  • Location: Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Avenue
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  • Joshua Bornfield: Reconstruction (World Premiere)
    Josh Shank: Saro (World Premiere)
    Scott Ordway: Northwoods (World Premiere)
    Mary Montgomery Koppel: Nokomis’ Fall (World Premiere)
    Works by William Billings and his contemporaries

    Tickets: Adult $30, Student $15


Friday, October 31, 2014 in Weston
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  • Cambridge Society for Early Music presents
  • Les Bostonades: A Period Instrument Ensemble
  • Location: Weston Congregational Church, 130 Newton Street
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  • Telemann & Bach: Diverse Pleasures
    –From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

    Georg Philipp Telemann: Two Concertos for Strings from the Quatrième livre de quatuors (1752)
    —F Major, TWV 43: F1; & D Major, TWV 43: D4
    Cello Sonata in D Major, TWV 41: D6, from Der getreue Music
    Meister (1728/29) “Burlesque de Quixotte,” TWV 55: G10
    J. S. Bach: Two Trio Sonatas for Organ, transcribed for strings & harpsichord—No. 3 in D Minor, BWV 527; & No. 5 in C Major, BWV 529

    Asako Takeuchi & Emily Dahl, violins; Jason Fisher, viola; Kate Haynes, cello; Matthew Wadsworth, theorbo; Akiko Sato, harpsichord (director)

    $30 /$25 seniors /students with ID free


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


Saturday, November 1, 2014 in Watertown
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  • Long and Away presents
  • The Beggar’s Songbook: Revolt in the Spanish Netherlands
  • Location: Church of the Good Shepherd, 9 Russell Ave.
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  • The Geuzenliedboek (“Beggar’s Songbook”) a compilation of political songs published during the Dutch revolt against Phillip II of Spain will be presented alongside works by van Eyck and Sweelinck; diferencias by Cabezon and Ortiz, and English music inspired by events across the Channel.

    Karen Burciaga, Jane Hershey, Anne Legêne, Colleen McGary-Smith, James Williamson – viola da gamba
    With Michael Barrett – tenor; Daniel Meyers – recorder and percussion

    $20 suggested donation ($10 students and seniors)


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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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  • Bay Colony Brass presents
  • LEFT/RIGHT/TURN
  • Location: The Regent Theater, 7 Medford St
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  • Britten’s Russian Funera
    Penderecki’s Danziger Fanfare (dedicated to Lech Wałęsa),
    Schumann’s Four Marches
    Bach’s Suite No. 3
    Karel Husa’s Divertimento
    Robert Starer’s Serenade; Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald

    Conductor Channing Yu leads the 20-member brass and percussion ensemble.

    Tickets $15 General Admission. $10 Seniors/Students/Members. $25 Family Admission.


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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.


Sunday, November 2, 2014 in Boston
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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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  • Lorelei Ensemble (MC) presents
  • Reconstructed: The New Americana
  • Location: Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Avenue
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  • Joshua Bornfield: Reconstruction (World Premiere)
    Josh Shank: Saro (World Premiere)
    Scott Ordway: Northwoods (World Premiere)
    Mary Montgomery Koppel: Nokomis’ Fall (World Premiere)
    Works by William Billings and his contemporaries

    Tickets: Adult $30, Student $15


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  • Loring-Greenough House (617.524.3158) presents
  • At the Landing – Verses from a Poet’s Life
  • Location: The Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street
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  • Poetry of Elisavietta Ritchie
    Music of David Owens, also: music of Ravel, Debussy, Pinkham and Donizetti

    D’Anna Fortunato, mezzo-soprano; Peter H. Bloom, flute
    Francis Grimes, viola; Mary Jane Rupert, harp

    Tea- and-refreshments reception following.

    Free-will offering at the door


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  • Tufts University presents
  • Sunday Concert Series
  • Location: Granoff Music Center, 20 Talbot Avenue
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  • The World is a Cabaret

    Works of Weill, Piazzolla, Bolcom and Britten
    Carol Mastrodomenico, soprano; Thomas Stumpf, piano; Michael McLaughlin, accordian; Fausto Miro, flute.

    FREE


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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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  • Walden Chamber Players presents
  • Young Artist Program
  • Location: Wilson Chapel, 210 Herrick Road
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  • Mozart: Duo in B-flat
    Penderecki: String Trio
    Penderecki: Chaconne for violin and viola
    Mozart: String Quintet No. 4 in G Minor, KV 516
    – featuring Christopher Rogers-Beadle, winner of the 2014 Young Artist Competition

    Ticket Info: $20 adults, $10 students, Children under 12 admitted free of charge. Tickets available at the door or at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/218898


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  • Trinity Church (617-536-0944) presents
  • Trinity Choirs, Organ and Chamber Orchestra
  • Location: Trinity Church, Copley Square
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  • Maurice Duruflé Requiem performed during the evening service on All Saints’ Sunday.
    No tickets required.


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  • Cambridge Society for Early Music presents
  • Les Bostonades: A Period Instrument Ensemble
  • Location: Christ Church, Zero Garden Street
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  • Telemann & Bach: Diverse Pleasures
    –From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

    Georg Philipp Telemann: Two Concertos for Strings from the Quatrième livre de quatuors (1752)
    —F Major, TWV 43: F1; & D Major, TWV 43: D4
    Cello Sonata in D Major, TWV 41: D6, from Der getreue Music
    Meister (1728/29) “Burlesque de Quixotte,” TWV 55: G10
    J. S. Bach: Two Trio Sonatas for Organ, transcribed for strings & harpsichord—No. 3 in D Minor, BWV 527; & No. 5 in C Major, BWV 529

    Asako Takeuchi & Emily Dahl, violins; Jason Fisher, viola; Kate Haynes, cello; Matthew Wadsworth, theorbo; Akiko Sato, harpsichord (director)

    $30 /$25 seniors /students with ID free


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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


Thursday, November 6, 2014 in Boston
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  • French Cultural Center (617.912.0400) presents
  • Rêve d’Amour
  • Location: 53 Marlborough Street
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  • Bostontian Quartet: Rebecca Hartka, Barbara Lysakowski, Jessica Rossi and Mana Washio.

    Chansons Madécasses by Maurice Ravel
    Cello Sonata by Claude Debussy
    3 pièces by Nadia Boulanger
    Syrinx by Claude Debussy
    Rêve d’Amour by Gabriel Fauré
    French Cultural Center Members: $10.00 | Non-Members: $15.00 RSVP
    A reception will follow the concert.


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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.


Thursday, November 6, 2014 in Boston
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  • New Gallery Concert Series Season presents
  • Nature vs. Technology
  • Location: Community Music Center of Boston, 34 Warren Avenue
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  • The Clarity of Cold Air (2013) Jonathan Bailey Holland (1974) Strange Energy (2005) Delvyn Case (1974)
    Flight-Elegy (1989) Among the Fireflies for alto flute and electronics (2010) Dodo for solo cello and electronics (2009) Amnesia: Remembered (for Lee) WORLD PREMIERE (2014) Daniel Felsenfeld (1970 )New Gallery Concert Series commission
    Sarah Brady, flute; Gary Gorzcya, clarinet(s); Gabriela Diaz, violin; David Russell, cello; Sarah Bob, piano; Aaron Trant, percussion


Thursday, November 6, 2014 in Various
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  • Emergence Quartet presents
  • Proto-Quartets
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  • Pioneering works for two violins, viola, and cello by Scarlatti, Geminiani, Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, and Joseph Starzer

    Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard | suggested donation $20/$10 students


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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
  • Borromeo String Quartet
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Schubert: Quartet for Strings no 15 in G major, D 887/Op. 161
    Beethoven: Quartet for Strings no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131

    FREE


Friday, November 7, 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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  • Renaissance Men presents
  • RenMen Roots
  • Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
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  • From Billings to Bluegrass. Also featuring two U.S. premieres: “Psalm 121″ by Patricia VanNess and Daniel E. Gawthrop’s “Close Now Thine Eyes” rearranged for men’s voices.

    Tickets will be available at the door for $20 general admission/$15 for students or at BrownPaperTickets.com with advance sale pricing. A reception to follow the Friday night concert.


Friday, November 7, 2014 in Boston
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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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  • Gordon College Music Department presents
  • Alton C Bynum Recital Series
  • Location: Phillips Recital Hall, 255 Grapevine Road
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  • Bobby Thorp, trumpet
    Don Lucas, trombone
    Haram Kim, piano

    Program will include:
    David Popper’s Gavotte No. 2
    Otto Ketting’s Intrada
    Eric Ewazen’s An Elizabethan Songbook
    Fandango by Joseph Turrin

    Tickets: General Admission $20.00 Seniors (65+) $15.00
    Available online and at the door.


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  • Exsultemus presents
  • Renaissance Songs of Love and War
  • Location: First Lutheran Church of Boston
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  • Shannon Canavin, Artistic Director
    Shannon Canavin, soprano; Gerrod Pagenkopf, countertenor; Matthew Anderson & Jason McStoots, tenor; Ulysses Thomas, bass-baritone

    Settings of the Song of Songs; intricate mass movements based on the 15th-century L’homme arme tune; heartfelt chansons and madrigals; and Janequin’s La Guerre, an exciting musical reenactment of the 1515 battle of Marignan.

    Tickets: $35 & $20; $5 off for students & seniors


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  • Church of the Advent presents
  • David Enlow, organ
  • Location: Church of the Advent, Boston
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  • Transcriptions of Debussy’s Petite Suite, Grieg’s Holberg Suite, three of Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances, and Franck’s Grande Piece Symphonique will be on the program.

    Sponsored by the Guild of All Souls as part of its annual meeting and conference.

    FREE


Saturday, November 8, 2014 in Jamaica Plain
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  • Loring-Greenough House (617.524.3158) presents
  • Sunday Afternoon Recitals
  • Location: The Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street
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  • D’Anna Fortunato, mezzo-soprano
    With Ensemble Aubade (Peter H. Bloom, flute; Francis Grimes, viola; Mary Jane Rupert, harp)

    World Premiere of At the Landing – Verses from a Poet’s Life by David Owens (text by Elisavietta Ritchie)
    Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp by Claude Debussy
    Sonatine en Trio by Maurice Ravel (arr: Carlos Salzedo)
    Vowels (1993) by Daniel Pinkham
    Romanza for Voice, Viola and Harp by Gaetano Donizetti

    Donations $15, $10 seniors, students and JPTC members


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  • Mistral ((978) 474-6222) presents
  • Paris Between the Wars
  • Location: St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 15 St Paul St
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  • SATIE: Three Gnossiennes
    POULENC: Trio for flute, cello and piano
    MILHAUD: La Creation du Monde
    GERSHWIN: Three preludes for cello and piano
    STRAVINSKY: Histoire du Soldat
    CONNESON: Sextet for piano, winds and strings

    Sarita Kwok, violin; Stephanie Fong, viola
    Mickey Katz, cello; Todd Palmer, clarinet
    Julie Scolnik, flute; Randall Hodgkinson, piano


Saturday, November 8, 2014 in Boston
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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


Saturday, November 8, 2014 in Boston
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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”


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  • Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble (617-429-0332) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Friends Meeting House
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  • With Cellist Jennifer Morsches and harpsichordist Robin Bigwood a

    CPE Bach’s Viola da gamba sonatas, Wq 136 and 137 will be performed on a rare original five-string cello, or violoncello piccolo.

    Rameau’s harpsichord writing will be punctuated with cello sonatas by Francesco Alborea and Salvatore Lanzetti, both highly influential 18th-century cellists.


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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.


Sunday, November 9, 2014 in Cambridge
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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.


Sunday, November 9, 2014 in Boston
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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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  • New England Light Opera presents
  • The Great War at 100: Great Britain in Song and Verse
  • Location: Hancock Church, 1912 Mass. Ave.
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  • Mark Morgan, baritone; Beverly Soll, piano; and Quartetto Ardente (Rebecca Hawkins and Randall Hiller, violin; Anne Black, viola; and Reed Drews, cello). T

    Ivor Gurney’s The Western Playland (and of sorrow) ― settings of A.E. Housman poems for baritone, piano, and string quartet — and Herbert Howells’s Piano Quartet in A Minor (which is dedicated to Gurney). Songs by Gerald Finzi, George Butterworth (who tragically died in World War I), Vaughan Williams, and American Samuel Barber will also be featured. Recitations of poetry by English poet and soldier Wilfred Owen will be interspersed with the music.

    Suggested $10 donation


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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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  • Coro Allagro (JH) ((617) 236-4011) presents
  • American Visions
  • Location: Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St
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  • Aaron Copland: The Boatmen’s Dance, At the River, & Promise of Living
    Andrew Bonacci: Auguries of Innocence
    Irving Fine: The Hour-Glass <— here is the change
    Alexander deVaron: Songs For a Waxing Moon

    $69 – $22


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  • Renaissance Men presents
  • RenMen Roots
  • Location: Gordon Chapel, Old South Church
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  • From Billings to Bluegrass. Also featuring two U.S. premieres: “Psalm 121″ by Patricia VanNess and Daniel E. Gawthrop’s “Close Now Thine Eyes” rearranged for men’s voices.

    Tickets will be available at the door for $20 general admission/$15 for students or at BrownPaperTickets.com with advance sale pricing. A reception to follow the Friday night concert.


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  • Cambridge Symphony Orchestra (K) ((617) 576-1819) presents
  • Resurrection: Mahler’s Symphony #2
  • Location: Kresge Auditorium, MIT
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  • Diana Jacklin, soprano
    Joanna Porackova, mezzo-soprano
    and
    New England Conservatory Youth Chorale
    Jonathan Richter, Chorale Director
    Scituate High Honors Choir
    William B. Richter, Chorale Director
    $20 $15


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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Wind Ensemble
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • 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


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  • Fifth Floor Collective presents
  • Andy Costello ‘SURREALISM, CANNED’
  • Location: Community Music Center, 34 Warren Street
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  • World premiere auto-directed, auto-realized solo performance by Andy Costello. Includes monologues of Gertrude Stein, Samuel Beckett and André Breton, and music and texts by John Cage, Erik Satie, Boston-based Keith Kusterer, Chicago-based David Reminick, and fragmented music excerpts of J.S. Bach, Robert Schumann and Frederic Chopin.
    FREE


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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


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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


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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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  • Menotomy Concert Series (781.646.7741) presents
  • Renée Delgado, cello and Carmen Rodríguez-Peralta, piano
  • Location: Arlington Town Hall, 730 Massachusetts Ave.
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  • Bach: Prelude and Gigue from Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor
    Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Cello No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102, No.1
    Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
    Fauré: Elegie
    Tchaikovsky: Pezzo capriccioso

    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


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Friday, November 14, 2014 in Boston
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  • Tramontana (CA) (541-521-5504) presents
  • Prière – 17th century French sacred music for voices and viols
  • Location: Church of the Advent, 30 Brimmer St
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  • 17th century French sacred music for voices and viols with Long & Away viol consort, keyboardist Dylan Sauerwald, and tenor Alexander Wolniak for a program centeredon Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s “Litanies de la Vierge”. The program also includes instrumental pieces by Marais and Lully and sacred vocal trios with continuo.

    $20 suggested donation (at the door) – $10 for students/seniors


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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


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  • Masterworks Chorale presents
  • Orff & Whitacre
  • Location: Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, Harvard
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  • ERIC WHITACRE Cloudburst
    CARL ORFF Carmina Burana
    Holly Cameron, soprano
    Gregory Zavracky, tenor
    Wesley Ray Thomas, baritone
    Youth Pro Musica, Robert Barney, director
    Randall Hodgkinson & Leslie Amper, duo pianists
    Masterworks Chorale chorus
    Steven Karidoyanes, conductor

    Pre-concert talk by Laura Prichard at 7:30 pm.


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  • MIT Music Department (KR) ((617) 253-3210) presents
  • JUPITER STRING QUARTET
  • Location: Kresge Auditorium, 48 Mass. Ave
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  • Beethoven Quartets in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1; A Major, Op. 18, No. 5 and A minor, Op. 132.

    Admission: $5; Free, in advance via Eventbrite, to MIT community with MIT email address. Tickets at http://mitmta.eventbrite.com and at the door.


Friday, November 14, 2014 in Boston
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  • Old West Organ Society (617-739-1340) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Old West Church, 131 Cambridge
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  • Recitals on Old West’s magnificent C. B. Fisk organ, Op. 55,

    Jonathan Moyer, Oberlin Conservatory
    Bach: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue
    Messiaen: L’Ascension
    Langlais: Premier Symphony

    General admission: $20; $15 Old West Organ Society members; $10 student/senior


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”.


Saturday, November 15, 2014 in Jamaica Plain
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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 Cambridge
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  • Memorial Church, Harvard presents
  • Randall Harlow, organ
  • Location: Memorial Church, Harvard
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  • Music from the USA composed in the last 20 years; Music by Milton Babbitt, Lukas Foss, Jennifer Higson, David Lang, John Liberatore, Ursula Mamlok, Nico Muhly, Larry Polansky, Shulamit Ran, Augusta Read Thomas, Joan Tower, George Walker, John Zorn, Aaron Travers, and john Anthony Lennon
    FREE


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  • Tramontana (541-521-5504) presents
  • Prière – 17th century French sacred music for voices and viols
  • Location: Cambridge Friends Meeting House, 5 Longfellow Park
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  • 17th century French sacred music for voices and viols with Long and Away viol consort, keyboardist Dylan Sauerwald, and tenor Alexander Wolniak for a program centeredon Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s “Litanies de la Vierge”. The program also includes instrumental pieces by Marais and Lully and sacred vocal trios with continuo.

    $20 suggested donation (at the door) – $10 for students/seniors


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


Saturday, November 15, 2014 in Waltham
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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
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    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


Sunday, November 16, 2014 in Brookline
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  • New England Light Opera presents
  • The Great War at 100: Great Britain in Song and Verse
  • Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal, 15 St Paul Street
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  • Mark Morgan, baritone; Beverly Soll, piano; and Quartetto Ardente (Rebecca Hawkins and Randall Hiller, violin; Anne Black, viola; and Reed Drews, cello). T

    Ivor Gurney’s The Western Playland (and of sorrow) ― settings of A.E. Housman poems for baritone, piano, and string quartet — and Herbert Howells’s Piano Quartet in A Minor (which is dedicated to Gurney). Songs by Gerald Finzi, George Butterworth (who tragically died in World War I), Vaughan Williams, and American Samuel Barber will also be featured. Recitations of poetry by English poet and soldier Wilfred Owen will be interspersed with the music.
    $28


Sunday, November 16, 2014 in Boston
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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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  • Gordon College Music Department presents
  • Community of Song
  • Location: Phillips Recital Hall, 255 Grapevine Road
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  • Gordon College’s Women’s Choir, Men’s Choir, College Choir and Children’s Choir

    Individual and joint pieces featuring two or more choirs. culminating with How Can I Keep from Singing? by Shaker Hymn, arr. by Gwyneth Walker by a community choir composed of choral members and members of the community.

    Free admission.


Sunday, November 16, 2014 in Cambridge
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  • Newton Choral Society (617-527-7464) presents
  • Ralph Vaughn Williams: “A Sea Symphony”
  • Location: Sanders Theater, 45 Quincy St
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  • Under the direction of David Carrier, with orchestra and soloists Kim Leeds, soprano, and Philip Lima, baritone. Texts from Walt Whitman,

    $35 for general admission ($30 for students and seniors)


Sunday, November 16, 2014 in Boston
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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


Sunday, November 16, 2014 in Boston
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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


Sunday, November 16, 2014 in Boston
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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


Sunday, November 16, 2014 in Boston
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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
    ($)


Sunday, November 16, 2014 in Boston
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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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  • Calyx Tio presents
  • New American Trios
  • Location: Edward Pickman Hall at the Longy School of Music
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  • Augusta Read Thomas: …a circle around the sun…

    Augusta Read Thomas: Moon Jig

    Lansing McLoskey: Glisten

    Amy Beth Kirsten: kiss to the earth (Boston Premiere)
    Derek Bermel: Death with Interruptions (Boston Premiere)
    Richard Festinger: Tapestries

    Pre-Concert Discussion 7 PM

    5 to $25


Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in Boston
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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


Thursday, November 20, 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


Thursday, November 20, 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


Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Boston
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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 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


Friday, November 21, 2014 in Boston
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  • Trinity Church (617-536-0944) presents
  • Boston Camerata
  • Location: Trinity Church, Copley Square
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  • Daniel: A Medieval Masterpiece Revisited

    The prophecies, tribulations, and triumph of the young Biblical hero Daniel in music from medieval Beauvais in a new production conceived by Anne Azéma. With tenor Jordan Pitts as Daniel.
    Tickets $10-$45


Friday, November 21, 2014 in Boston
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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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  • 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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  • MIT Music Department (KR) ((617) 253-3210) presents
  • Roomful of Teeth
  • Location: Kresge Auditorium, 48 Mass. Ave
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  • Elena Ruehr’s Cassandra in the Temples, a one-act opera Christine Southworth & Evan Ziporyn’s Borderland, Caroline Shaw Work TBA
    Admission: $20, students, seniors and alumni: $10, MIT Students, Faculty and Staff: Free. Wellesley students free with code WELLESLEY. Tickets on Eventbrite: http://mitmta.eventbrite.com


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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


Saturday, November 22, 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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  • 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 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 (L) (617.792.7234) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Longy School of Music One Follen Street
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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


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  • Spectrum Singers (617-492-8902) presents
  • Faith Joyously Affirmed!
  • Location: First Church Congregational Cambridge
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  • Faith Joyously Affirmed! – A Holiday Prelude
    Music for Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanzaa

    Britten: Ceremony of Carols, Judy Saiki-Couture, harp
    British and American Christmas Carols
    Sholom Secunda: Pis’chu Li
    Tom Lehrer: Chanukah in in Santa Monica, Glenn Dickson, klezmer clarinet
    Nigerian Christmas Song: Betelehemu
    Spiritual, arr. Dawson: Hail, Mary!
    Much more…!


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  • MIT Music Department (KR) ((617) 253-3210) presents
  • MIT Wind Ensemble
  • Location: Kresge Auditorium, 48 Mass. Ave
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  • Song of Democracy. MIT Wind Ensemble, Frederick Harris, Jr., music director and MIT Concert Choir, William Cutter, music director. Hanson, Song of Democracy; World premiere of a special arrangement by Cutter of The Star-Spangled Banner in recognition of the 200th anniversary of its composition; Persichetti, Symphony No. 6; Respighi, Huntingtower; Bach/Amis, Contrapunctus XII from The Art of Fugue; Freund, Jug Blues and Fat Pickin’; Keeril Makan, Infinite Corridor.

    Admission: $5; Free, in advance via Eventbrite, to MIT community with MIT email address. Tickets at http://mitmta.eventbrite.com and at the door.


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  • Odyssey Opera (617.826.1626) presents
  • Argento Double-bill
  • Location: Modern Theatre, 525 Washington St,
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  • Dominick Argento’s A Water Bird Talk + Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night
    $50 and up, Students + Seniors $5 Off, Special Discounts for WGBH + WBUR members.


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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


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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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  • North Shore Chamber Music presents
  • String Sextets
  • Location: North Shore Community Baptist Church, 9 Hart Street
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  • Brahms: String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36
    Tchaikovsky: String Sextet in D Minor, Op. 70 “Souvenir de Florence”

    Melissa Bull, Alice Hallstrom, violins
    Amelia Ames, Emily Rome, violas
    Scott Thomas Lesser, Shay Rudolph, cellos

    Free Admission • Suggested $10 donation


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  • Trinity Church (617-536-0944) presents
  • Boston Camerata
  • Location: Trinity Church, Copley Square
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  • Daniel: A Medieval Masterpiece Revisited

    The prophecies, tribulations, and triumph of the young Biblical hero Daniel in music from medieval Beauvais in a new production conceived by Anne Azéma. With tenor Jordan Pitts as Daniel.
    Tickets $10-$45


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  • Henry Purcell Society (617-650-7399) presents
  • All Purcell
  • Location: All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon St.
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  • Purcell’s “Te Deum and Jubilate,” a large work for strings, trumpets, soloists, trebles and adult choirs. Featuring: Gerrod Pagenkopf and Douglas Dodson, countertenors; Charles Blandy, tenor; Robert Honeysucker, bass- baritone; Shannon Canavin and Jessica Cooper, sopranos; and Jacob Scharfman, baritone. Emily Howe, conductor. -plus selected works from the life and death of Queen Mary II, including her funeral “sentences,” and “O dive Custos,” two moving tributes written upon her death.

    Tickets are $32, $22, and $15 students and seniors


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  • Odyssey Opera (617.826.1626) presents
  • Argento Double-bill
  • Location: Modern Theatre, 525 Washington St,
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  • Dominick Argento’s A Water Bird Talk + Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night
    $50 and up, Students + Seniors $5 Off, Special Discounts for WGBH + WBUR members.


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  • Worcester Chamber Music Society presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Trinity Covenant Church in Lexington, 7 Clematis Road,
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  • Tudor M. Bota (piano), Peter Sulski (viola/violin), and Ariana Falk (cello)

    Brahms’ Sonata No. 1 in F Minor for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 120, No. 1 (viola arrangement),
    Zoltán Kodály’s Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7
    Beethoven’s Trio in E-flat Major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 70, No. 2

    $20 at the door, $10 students, $15 in advance


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  • MIT Music Department (KH) ((617) 253-3210) presents
  • Fidelio Trio
  • Location: Killiam Hall, 160 Memorial Drive
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  • Darragh Morgan, violin; Deirdre Cooper, cello; and Mary Dullea, piano. Music by MIT Composers: Evan Ziporyn, John Harbison, Peter Child and Elena Ruehr. Q & A with composers will follow.
    Free.


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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


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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


Thursday, November 27, 2014 in Boston
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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


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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 Concord
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  • Concord Chamber Music Society presents
  • Concord Chamber Players
  • Location: Concord Academy Performing Arts Center
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  • Thomas Martin, clarinet, Alex Velinzon and Wendy Putnam, violins, Steven Ansell, viola, Michael Reynolds, cello

    Daniel Gregory Mason: Pastorale for Piano, Violin and Clarinet
    Andre Previn: Sonata for Violin and Piano “Vineyard”
    Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581

    *preceded at 2:00 pm by a performance given by students from Project Step


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


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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”


Friday, December 5, 2014 in Salem
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  • Boston Artists Ensemble (617.964.6553) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Hamilton Hall, 9 Chestnut St
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  • BEETHOVEN String Trio in C minor, Opus 9, No. 3
    DEBUSSY String Quartet in G minor, Opus 10
    ????????? Mystery Piece (guess correctly and win a pair of tickets)
    Bayla Keyes, Tatiana Dimitriades, violins – Kazuko Matsusaka, viola, – Jonathan Miller, cello

    Please note that Hamilton Hall is not handicap accessible.


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  • Music for Viols and Friends ((617) 776-0692) presents
  • Duo Maresienne
  • Location: First Church Cambridge, Lindsay Chapel, 11 Garden Street
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  • Hunts, Bagpipes & Scots Tunes: Music of the Scottish Renaissance & Baroque.
    Carol Lewis, viola da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, lute & citterns

    Works of Black, Lauthian, Beck, Bremner & Geminiani, including ports, lilts, battles and jigs from Caledonia, and “Pibrock, a Highland Battel” by Oswald.

    $24 general admission, $19 students, seniors and low income.


Saturday, December 6, 2014 in Boston
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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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  • Longwood Symphony Orchestra, Ronald Feldman, conductor presents
  • Longwood Symphony Orchestra
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • MOZART Serenade No. 6 in D-Major, “Serenata notturna”
    MOZART Concerto for Flute and Harp in C-Major featuring
    PAULA ROBISON & JESSICA ZHOU
    HANSON Symphony No. 2, op. 30 (Romantic)

    $45 – $15


Saturday, December 6, 2014 in Cambridge
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  • Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus ((617) 496–2222) presents
  • Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus
  • Location: Sanders Theatre, Harvard
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  • Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle, in its original piano, harmonium and chorus form
    Soloists: Deborah Selig, soprano
    Caitlin Felsman, mezzo-soprano
    Frank Kelley, tenor
    David Kravitz, bass

    Tickets available from the Harvard Box Office: http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/boxoffice


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  • Boston Artists Ensemble presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Trinity Church, Newton
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  • BEETHOVEN String Trio in C minor, Opus 9, No. 3
    DEBUSSY String Quartet in G minor, Opus 10
    ????????? Mystery Piece (guess correctly and win a pair of tickets)
    Bayla Keyes, Tatiana Dimitriades, violins – Kazuko Matsusaka, viola, – Jonathan Miller, cello


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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


Sunday, December 7, 2014 in Boston
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  • Trinity Church (617-536-0944) presents
  • Handel: Messiah
  • Location: Trinity Church, Copley Square
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  • The choirs, soloists and orchestra of Trinity Church will sing George Frideric Handel’s Messiah (Advent and Christmas portions and Hallelujah chorus), as well as Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat.
    $10, $30, $50


Sunday, December 7, 2014 in Somerville
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  • Somerville Museum presents
  • Early Music Afternoon
  • Location: Somerville Museum, Central Street & Westwood
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  • Hunts, Bagpipes & Scots Tunes: Music of the Scottish Renaissance & Baroque. Duo Maresienne (Carol Lewis, viola da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, lute & citterns) perform works by Black, Lauthian, Beck, Bremner & Geminiani, including ports, lilts, battles and jigs from Caledonia, and “Pibrock, a Highland Battel” by Oswald.

    $19 general admission; $14 seniors,


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  • Somerville Museum presents
  • Early Music Afternoon
  • Location: Somerville Museum, Central Street & Westwood
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  • Hunts, Bagpipes & Scots Tunes: Music of the Scottish Renaissance and; Baroque. Duo Maresienne (Carol Lewis, viola da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, lute & citterns) perform works by Black, Lauthian, Beck, Bremnerand; Geminiani, including ports, lilts, battles and jigs from Caledonia, and “Pibrock, a Highland Battel” by Oswald.

    $19 general admission; $14 seniors,


Sunday, December 7, 2014 in Boston
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  • Goethe Institut presents
  • Ecce Ensemble
  • Location: Goethe Institut, 170 Beacon Street
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  • Portrait Event: Isabel Mundry
    Liaison
    D’où venons nous – Que sommes nous – Où allons nous
    Le Corps des Cordes
    Again and against

    Tickets $15/$10


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  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project presents
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Tobias Picker Fantastic Mr. Fox
    A concert performance
    A co-production with Odyssey Opera, featuring the Boston Children’s Chorus

    Gil Rose, conductor


Tuesday, December 9, 2014 in Boston
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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


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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


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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.


Friday, December 12, 2014 in Boston
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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


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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


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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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  • Trinity Church (617-536-0944) presents
  • Candlelight Carols
  • Location: Trinity Church, Copley Square
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  • A beloved traditions since 1909 celebrating the birth of Christ through carols, candlelight, readings, and anthems offered by the Choirs of Trinity Church


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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


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  • Brookline Symphony Orchestra (857-253-1789) presents
  • Brookline Symphony, Adam Boyles, conductor
  • Location: All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon Street
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  • Weinberg: Symphony no. 6
    Collaboration with Voices Boston,
    Andy Icochea Icochea guest conductor

    Tickets $10, $5 students & seniors

    Please bring non-perishable food and monetary donations to the concerts to benefit the Brookline Emergency Food Pantry. (Music for Food)


Saturday, December 13, 2014 in Boston
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  • Trinity Church (617-536-0944) presents
  • Candlelight Carols
  • Location: Trinity Church, Copley Square
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  • A beloved traditions since 1909 celebrating the birth of Christ through carols, candlelight, readings, and anthems offered by the Choirs of Trinity Church


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


Saturday, December 13, 2014 in Boston
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  • New England Philharmonic presents
  • Family Concert
  • Location: Tsai Performance Center 685 Commonwealth Avenu
  • additional information
  • 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


Sunday, December 14, 2014 in Boston
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  • Trinity Church (617-536-0944) presents
  • Candlelight Carols
  • Location: Trinity Church, Copley Square
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  • A beloved traditions since 1909 celebrating the birth of Christ through carols, candlelight, readings, and anthems offered by the Choirs of Trinity Church.

    Tickets for this benefit are $45, $75, and $110,


Monday, December 15, 2014 in Boston
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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.


Friday, December 19, 2014 in Boston
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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


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Wednesday, December 31, 2014 in Cambridge
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  • Boston Baroque (S) presents
  • New Year’s Concert
  • Location: Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, Harvard
  • additional information
  • ”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


Friday, January 16, 2015 in Salem
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  • Boston Artists Ensemble (617.964.6553) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Hamilton Hall, 9 Chestnut St
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  • BARTÓK String Quartet No. 6
    BEETHOVEN String Quartet in C sharp minor, Opus 131
    Peter Zazofsky, Bayla Keyes, violins – Kathryn Lockwood, viola – Jonathan Miller, cello

    Please note that Hamilton Hall is not handicap accessible.


Sunday, January 18, 2015 in Newton
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  • Boston Artists Ensemble presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Trinity Church, Newton
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  • BARTÓK String Quartet No. 6
    BEETHOVEN String Quartet in C sharp minor, Opus 131
    Peter Zazofsky, Bayla Keyes, violins – Kathryn Lockwood, viola – Jonathan Miller, cello


Sunday, January 18, 2015 in Concord
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  • Concord Chamber Music Society presents
  • Borromeo String Quartet
  • Location: Concord Academy Performing Arts Center
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  • String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130 by Ludwig van Beethoven Grosse Fuge in B- flat Major, Op. 133 by Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131 by Ludwig van Beethoven

    *preceded at 2:00 pm by lecture-discussion concerning Beethoven’s expressive musical vocabulary, “Expressive Strokes” given by members of the Borromeo Quartet


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


Saturday, January 24, 2015 in Boston
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  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project presents
  • Maygar Madness
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Bálint Karosi Existentia—in memory of Sándor Weöres*
    György Ligeti Violin Concerto
    Gabriela Diaz, violin
    Béla Bartók Three Villiage Scenes
    Kati Agócs The Debrecen Passion*
    Lorelei Ensemble


Saturday, January 24, 2015 in Cambridge
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  • Music for Viols and Friends ((617) 776-0692) presents
  • El Canto del Caballero: Renaissance Music from Spain
  • Location: First Church Cambridge, Lindsay Chapel, 11 Garden Street
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  • Countertenor and cornettist Michael Collver will join El Dorado Ensemble (Carol Lewis, Janet Haas, Paul Johnson Mai-Lan Broekman & Alice Mroszczyk, violas da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, vihuela & archlute) in a concert of tientos, ricercadas, villancicos, canciones and motets by Vasquez, Ortiz, Cabezón, Selma, Guerrero & Trabaci.

    $24 general admission, $19 students, seniors and low income.


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  • Somerville Museum presents
  • Early Music Afternoon
  • Location: Somerville Museum, Central Street & Westwood
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  • El Canto del Caballero: Renaissance Music from Spain (1530-1630). Virtuoso countertenor and cornettist Michael Collver will join El Dorado Ensemble (Carol Lewis, Janet Haas, Paul Johnson Mai-Lan Broekman & Alice Mroszczyk, violas da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, vihuela & archlute) in a concert of tientos, ricercadas, villancicos, canciones and motets by Vasquez, Ortiz, Cabezón, Selma, Guerrero & Trabaci.

    $19 general admission; $14 seniors,


Sunday, January 25, 2015 in Boston
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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


Thursday, January 29, 2015 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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  • “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 Cambridge
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  • Massachusetts Peace Action (617-354-2169) presents
  • Borromeo String Quartet
  • Location: Harvard Epworth Church, 1555 Mass. Ave
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  • joined by Alexander Beyer, piano.

    All-Mendelssohn
    Cello Sonata in D Major, Op. 58; the Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 49; and the Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 66.

    Tickets $25 in advance for Mass. Peace Action members, $35 for non-members, $10 for students, $35 at the door.


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


Saturday, January 31, 2015 in Boston
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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


Saturday, January 31, 2015 in Cambridge
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  • Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble (617-429-0332) presents
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Location: Friends Meeting House
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  • Haydn:
    Piano Sonata in E-flat, Mozart Flute
    Quartet, Salomon’s arrangements of Haydn
    Symphony No. 101 in D major “Clock” and
    Symphony No. 94 in G major “Surprise”

    Christina Day Martinson and Jesse Irons, violins;
    Jenny Stirling, viola; ; Timothy Merton, cello;
    Emi Ferguson, flute; ; Maggie Cole, fortepiano


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


Sunday, February 1, 2015 in Concord
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  • Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble (617-429-0332) presents
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Location: First Parish Church
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  • Haydn:
    Piano Sonata in E-flat, Mozart Flute
    Quartet, Salomon’s arrangements of Haydn
    Symphony No. 101 in D major “Clock” and
    Symphony No. 94 in G major “Surprise”

    Christina Day Martinson and Jesse Irons, violins;
    Jenny Stirling, viola; ; Timothy Merton, cello;
    Emi Ferguson, flute; ; Maggie Cole, fortepiano


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


Sunday, February 8, 2015 in Boston
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  • Boston Musica Viva presents
  • Family Concert
  • Location: Tsai Performance Center at Boston University
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  • Charles Zoll: Bliss and the Pale Blue Dot WORLD PREMIERE
    feat. Marimba Magic, Sarah Tenney, director
    and Steve Aveson, narrator
    Francis Poulenc: Babar the Elephant
    feat. Steve Aveson, narrator


Sunday, February 8, 2015 in Boston
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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


Friday, February 20, 2015 in Boston
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  • Lorelei Ensmble (SMG) presents
  • Lorelei on the Rocks
  • Location: Sloane Merrill Gallery, 75 Charles St.
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  • Sonja Tengblad, Emily Culler, and Clare McNamara, Jason McStoots
    A post-Valentine’s evening of 16th-century Italian and English madrigals, including works by Palestrina, Willaert, Monte, Weelkes, and Morley
    With Dylan Sauerwald, harpsichord

    Tickets: $30 (includes food and drink, limited availability)


Friday, February 20, 2015 in Salem
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  • Boston Artists Ensemble (617.964.6553) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Hamilton Hall, 9 Chestnut St
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  • MOZART Duo for Bassoon and Cello in B-flat major, K.292
    BACH Suite No. 3 for Cello in C major, BWV 1009
    JÁNAČEK “Youth” (Mladi): Suite for Wind Sextet (1924)
    Clint Foreman, flute – John Ferrillo, oboe – Thomas Martin,clarinet – Rachel Childers, horn
Richard Ranti, bassoon – Craig Nordstrom, bass clarinet – Jonathan Miller, cello

    Please note that Hamilton Hall is not handicap accessible.


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


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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


Sunday, February 22, 2015 in Beverly Farms
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  • North Shore Chamber Music presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: North Shore Community Baptist Church, 9 Hart Street
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  • Janáček: String Quartet No. 1, JW 7/8 (1923) “Inspired by Tolstoy’s Kreutzer Sonata”
    Prokofiev: String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 92 (1941) “Kabardinian”
    Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, D. 804, Op. 29 (1824) “Rosamunde”

    Melissa Bull, Sarah Skinner, violins
    Jordan Voelker, viola; Scott Thomas Lesser, cello

    Free Admission • Suggested $10 donation


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Sunday, February 22, 2015 in Boston
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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


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  • Boston Artists Ensemble presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Trinity Church, Newton
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  • MOZART Duo for Bassoon and Cello in B-flat major, K.292
    BACH Suite No. 3 for Cello in C major, BWV 1009
    JÁNAČEK “Youth” (Mladi): Suite for Wind Sextet (1924)
    Clint Foreman, flute – John Ferrillo, oboe – Thomas Martin,clarinet – Rachel Childers, horn
Richard Ranti, bassoon – Craig Nordstrom, bass clarinet – Jonathan Miller, cello


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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 Newton Centre (WC)
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  • Walden Chamber Players presents
  • Finding a Voice: the Evolution of the American Sound
  • Location: Wilson Chapel, 210 Herrick Road
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  • Rorem: Trio for flute, cello & piano
    Rorem: The Unquestioned Answer
    Barber: Canzone for flute and piano
    Copland: Threnody No.1: In Memoriam Igor Stravinsky
    Copland: Threnody No.2: In Memoriam Beatrice Cunningham
    Paul Bowles: Sonata for flute and piano
    Virgil Thomson: Serenade for flute and violin
    Marion Bauer: Trio Sonata No. 1, Op. 40

    Ticket Info: $20 adults, $10 students, Children under 12 admitted free of charge. Tickets available at the door or at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/218898


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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.


Thursday, March 5, 2015 in Boston
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  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project presents
  • Blizzard Voices
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • John Harbison Elegiac Songs
    Paul Moravec The Blizzard Voices
    Also featuring the winner of the BMOP-NEC Composition Competition

    New England Conservatory Concert Choir


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


Friday, March 6, 2015 in Cambridge
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  • Music for Viols and Friends ((617) 776-0692) presents
  • Stylus Phantasticus: Capricious Music of the German Baroque.
  • Location: First Church Cambridge, Lindsay Chapel, 11 Garden Street
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  • Ensemble Très Maresienne (Lisa Brooke, violin; Olav Chris Henriksen, theorbo & Baroque lute; Carol Lewis, viola da gamba) perform suites, variations and sonatas by Biber, Reusner, Walther, Muffat & Buxtehude.

    $24 general admission, $19 students, seniors and low income.


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


Saturday, March 7, 2015 in Boston
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Sunday, March 8, 2015 in Boston
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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”


Sunday, March 8, 2015 in Cambridge
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Sunday, March 8, 2015 in Concord
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  • Concord Chamber Ensemble presents
  • Concord Chamber Players
  • Location: 51 Walden Street, Concord, MA
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  • Julianne Lee and Wendy Putnam, violins, Steven Ansell, viola, Jean-Michel Fonteneau and Michael Reynolds, cellos

    Program:

    Sonatina for Violin and Cello in E Minor, H. 80 by Arthur Honegger Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello in A Minor, Op. 77b by Max Reger String Quintet in C Major, D. 956 by Franz Schubert

    *preceded at 2:00 p.m. by a pre-concert lecture given by musicologist Steven Ledbetter


Sunday, March 8, 2015 in Somerville
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  • Somerville Museum presents
  • Early Music Afternoon
  • Location: Somerville Museum, Central Street & Westwood
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  • Stylus Phantasticus: Capricious Music of the German Baroque. Ensemble Très Maresienne (Lisa Brooke, violin; Olav Chris Henriksen, theorbo & Baroque lute; Carol Lewis, viola da gamba) perform suites, variations and sonatas by Biber, Reusner, Walther, Muffat & Buxtehude.

    $19 general admission; $14 seniors,


Sunday, March 8, 2015 in Arlington
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Sunday, March 8, 2015 in Boston
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Friday, March 13, 2015 in Boston
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Saturday, March 14, 2015 in Boston
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Saturday, March 14, 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.


Saturday, March 14, 2015 in Boston
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Sunday, March 15, 2015 in Boston
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  • Coro Allegro (CC) (617-236-4011) presents
  • Lenten Meditations
  • Location: Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury St.
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  • Théodore Dubois: The Seven Last Words of Christ
    Francis Poulenc: Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitence
    Johannes Brahms: Marienlieder

    $48 – $17


Sunday, March 15, 2015 in West Roxbury
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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.


Saturday, March 21, 2015 in Cambridge
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Saturday, March 21, 2015 in Boston
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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


Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in Boston
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Thursday, March 26, 2015 in Boston
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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)


Sunday, March 29, 2015 in Boston
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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


Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in Boston
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  • Lorelei Ensmble (SMG) presents
  • Lorelei on the Rocks
  • Location: Sloane Merrill Gallery, 75 Charles St.
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  • Shari Wilson, Margot Rood, Emily Marvosh, and Christina English
    Salon music of the 18th-19th century, including works by Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, and Reger
    With Dylan Sauerwald, fortepiano

    Tickets: $30 (includes food and drink, limited availability)


Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in Boston
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Friday, April 3, 2015 in Boston
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  • Trinity Church (617-536-0944) presents
  • Good Friday Music
  • Location: Trinity Church, Copley Square
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  • The La Farge Ensemble returns to Trinity Church, performing choral masterpieces for Passiontide.
    No tickets required; $20 suggested donation.


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