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Friday, November 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm
in 1912 Mass. Ave
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  • Hancock United Church of Christ ((781) 862-4220) presents
  • A Joyful Noyse
  • Location: Hancock United Church of Christ
  • additional information
  • The Christmas Story à la française

    A Pastorale (H.482), Magnificat (H.73) and Oratorio (H.416) by Marc-Antoine Charpentier to celebrate the Nativity. Performed on period instruments.

    $15


Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm
in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory (BB) presents
  • Postcard from Morocco, by Argento
  • Location: Black Box Theater, 255 St. Botolph Street
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Seven strangers wait for a train and describe in detail the contents of their luggage—a hat box, a cornet case, a cake box—but refuse to open them to let anyone see. A charming and surreal meditation on how we long to hide, yet long to be seen.

    Fully staged in NEC’s Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre, and featuring NEC’s orchestral players and graduate opera students


Friday, November 22, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (SeuH) presents
  • Boston Conservatory Chamber Series
  • Location: Seully Hall
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • RAVEL: La Valse for Two Pianos
    Jessica Chow Shinn, piano
    Michael Shinn, piano

    DVOŘÁK: “Terzetto,” op. 74
    Saul Bitran, violin
    Sharan Leventhal, violin
    Lila Brown, viola

    LECLAIR: Sonata for Two Violins
    Katie Lansdale, violin
    Markus Placci, violin

    MENDELSSOHN: Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, op. 66
    Jonathan Bass, piano
    Markus Placci, violin
    Andrew Mark, cello


Friday, November 22, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • additional information
  • Daniel Lozakovich, violin**
    Tanglewood Festival Chorus,
    James Burton, conductor
    Arturs MASKATS “My River runs to thee…”
    (Homage to Emily Dickinson)
    (world premiere; BSO co-commission)
    TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
    SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 2, To October
    Casual Friday


Friday, November 22, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Cambridge
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Friday, November 22, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Cambridge
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  • MIT Music Department (KR) ((617) 253-3210) presents
  • MIT Symphony Orchestra
  • Location: Kresge Auditorium, 48 Mass. Ave
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Evan Ziporyn, Director
    Featuring the 2019 Concerto Competition Co-Winner Madeleine Jansson.

    Satie/arr. Ziporyn: Gymnopedies XYZ
    Wagner: Preludes from Rheingold and Lohengrin
    Mendelssohn: Capriccio Brillant
    Pauline Oliveros: Meditation for Orchestra
    Robert Fripp and Brian Eno: Evening Star


Friday, November 22, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Medford
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Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Celebrity Series (SH) presents
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall
  • additional information
  • Ginastera | Variaciones Concertantes
    John Adams | Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? (Bwith Yuja Wang, piano
    Stravinsky | The Rite of Spring


Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm
in Jamaica Plain
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Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm
in Salem
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  • St. Peter’s Episcopal Chuirch presents
  • From Shipwreck to Sleep:
  • Location: 24 St. Peter Street
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Songs of Tempest and Enchantment

    Works by Luzzaschi, Monteverdi, Strozzi, Morin, Monteclair, Jacquet de la Guerre, and Clerambault

    Anastasia Black, Katie Boardman, sopranos
    Rene Minalga-Rheault, soprano

    Rachel Carpentier, Baroque flute
    Suzanne Cartreine, harpsichord
    Hannah Davidson, viola da gamba
    Job Salazar Fonseca, Baroque violin
    Victoria Suchodolski, harpsichord


Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm
in Milton
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Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm
in Newton Centre
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Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm
in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory (BB) presents
  • Postcard from Morocco, by Argento
  • Location: Black Box Theater, 255 St. Botolph Street
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Seven strangers wait for a train and describe in detail the contents of their luggage—a hat box, a cornet case, a cake box—but refuse to open them to let anyone see. A charming and surreal meditation on how we long to hide, yet long to be seen.

    Fully staged in NEC’s Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre, and featuring NEC’s orchestral players and graduate opera students


Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm
in Medford
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  • First Baptist Church of Medford (781-396-3811) presents
  • Cardamom String Quartet
  • Location: 29 Oakland St.
  • additional information
  • Re-imagining the canon: music by women composers.

    Grazyna Bacewicz: String Quartet No. 4, 1951
    Elena Ruehr: String Quartet No. 4, 2005
    Caroline Shaw: Punctum, 2009/2013
    Jlin: Little Black Book, 2018
    Rachel Panitch: Gatehouse Quartet, 2019

    $10 suggested


Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Spectrum Singers (617-492-8902) presents
  • Bravura Bach!
  • Location: First Church Congregational Cambridge
  • additional information
  • Magnificat in D, BWV 243

    Cantata #19 Es erhub sich ein Streit (opening chorus)
    Cantata #50 Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft
    Cantata #130 Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir

    Sarah Yanovitch and Kaitlin Hess, sopranos; Pamela Dellal, alto; William Hite, tenor; Sumner Thompson, bass; full orchestra, Daniel Stepner, concertmaster

    lecture at 7:00 PM by Steven Ledbetter


Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project presents
  • Klezmer Madness
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • additional information
  • Osvaldo Golijov Lullaby & Doina (2001)
    Mathew Rosenblum Lament/Witches’ Sabbath
    David Krakauer, clarinet
    Wlad Marhulets Concerto for Klezmer Clarinet
    David Krakauer, clarinet
    Avner Dorman Ellef Symphony (2000)


Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (SeuH) presents
  • Faculty Concert
  • Location: Seully Hall
  • additional information
  • ALEKSANDR POLIYKOV, piano

    Rachmaninov: Variation on a theme by Corelli
    Schumann: Symphonic Etudes Op.13
    Poulenc: Sonata for Cello and Piano FP.143
    Strauss: Sonata for Cello and Piano Op.6

    with cellist EGOR ANTONENKO

    FREE. No tickets required


Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • additional information
  • Daniel Lozakovich, violin**
    Tanglewood Festival Chorus,
    James Burton, conductor
    Arturs MASKATS “My River runs to thee…”
    (Homage to Emily Dickinson)
    (world premiere; BSO co-commission)
    TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
    Galina GRIGORJEVA On Leaving for unaccompanied choir
    SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 2, To October


Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Cambridge
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  • MIT Music Department (CH) ((617) 253-3210) presents
  • MIT Women’s Chorale
  • Location: MIT Chapel, 48 Massachusetts Ave.
  • additional information
  • William Cutter, conductor
    Karen Harbey, assistant conductor & organist
    Pärt: Berliner Messe,
    Harbison: O Magnum Mysterium,
    Urmas Sisask: Die Spirale Symphonie,
    Bach: Mass in A major, BWV 234,

    FREE


Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Watertown
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  • Long and Away presents
  • Consorts for St. Cecilia’s Day
  • Location: Church of the Good Shepherd, 9 Russell Ave.
  • additional information
  • Music for 4-6 viols by Purcell, Lawes, Holborne, Ayton, Vaughan Williams and others, paired with poetry by Shakespeare, Jonson, Donne, Auden, de la Mare and more. Wine and cheese reception to follow.

    Long & Away: Karen Burciaga, Jane Hershey, Anne Legêne, Carol Lewis, David Miller, violas da gamba; Alastair Thompson, reader & viola da gamba

    $20 suggested


Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Cambridge
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Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 10:00 am
in Boston
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Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 3:00 pm
in Newton Centre
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Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 3:00 pm
in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory (BB) presents
  • Postcard from Morocco, by Argento
  • Location: Black Box Theater, 255 St. Botolph Street
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Seven strangers wait for a train and describe in detail the contents of their luggage—a hat box, a cornet case, a cake box—but refuse to open them to let anyone see. A charming and surreal meditation on how we long to hide, yet long to be seen.

    Fully staged in NEC’s Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre, and featuring NEC’s orchestral players and graduate opera students


Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 3:00 pm
in Medford
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Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 3:00 pm
in Boston
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Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 3:00 pm
in Jamaica Plain
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  • St. John’s Episcopal Church, presents
  • The Voice of the Cello
  • Location: 1 Roanoke Ave,
  • additional information
  • Joseph Gotoff, cello, SangYoung Kim, piano

    Elgar Salut d’amour
    Dvorak Songs My mother taught me
    Mendelssohn Song without words
    —Op. 67, No. 2

    FREE
    —Op. 85, No. 4 in D, “Elegy”
    —Op. 85, No. 6 in B flat

    Sibelius 5 songs, Op. 37, No. 4 “Was it a dream?”
    Debussy “Girl with the Flaxen hair”
    Rachmaninoff Op. 21, No.7
    Chausson Op. 13, No. 2, “Serenade”
    Boulanger Reflets
    R. Schumann (Frauenliebe und -leben)
    R. Schumann Abendlied
    Faure Aprés un Reve
    Debussy Beau Soir
    Scriabin Romance
    Schubert Ständchen D957
    Brahms Op. 43, No. 2, “Die Mainacht”
    Brahms Op. 105, No. 1


Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 3:00 pm
in Needham
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Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 3:00 pm
in Boston
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Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 4:00 pm
in Brookline
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Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • Borromeo String Quartet
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • NEC’s Quartet in Residence performs with exceptionally talented NEC students chosen through annual competition.

    FREE but ticket required


Monday, November 25, 2019 at 10:00 am
in West Newton
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Monday, November 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (132) presents
  • Boston Conservatory Percussion Ensemble
  • Location: 132 Ipswich St.
  • additional information
  • Boston Conservatory’s percussion ensemble performs an evening of works by a variety of composers. FREE


Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 12:15 pm
in Boston
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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Tuesday Concerts
  • Location: Kings Chapel
  • additional information
  • Giorgio Revelli (Italy) plays the C.B. Fisk Organ
    Works by Bach, Charpentier, Pachelbel, and more
    $5 suggested


Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Longy School of Music presents
  • Ensemble Uncaged: Fundamental/Elemental
  • Location: Longy School of Music, Cambridge
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Andy Kozar, co-director Rachael Elliot, co-director
    « Longy at Regattabar: Air TimeEnsemble Uncaged: Fundamental/Elemental | Andy Kozar, co-director Rachael Elliot, co-director »
    Longy’s premiere contemporary music ensemble will explore diverse programs that encourage performer and listener alike to examine the fundamentals and elements of music.


Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm
in Boston
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Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • additional information
  • Daniel Lozakovich, violin**
    Tanglewood Festival Chorus,
    James Burton, conductor
    Arturs MASKATS “My River runs to thee…”
    (Homage to Emily Dickinson)
    (world premiere; BSO co-commission)
    TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
    Galina GRIGORJEVA On Leaving for unaccompanied choir
    SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 2, To October


Friday, November 29, 2019 at 1:30 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Christian Zacharias, conductor and piano
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • additional information
  • BRAHMS Serenade No. 2
    SCHUMANN Introduction and Allegro appassionato, for piano and orchestra
    SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4


Friday, November 29, 2019 at 7:30 pm
in Boston
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  • Handel and Haydn Society presents
  • Handel: Messiah
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
    Elizabeth Watts, soprano
    Reginald Mobley, countertenor
    Nicholas Phan, tenor
    Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
    H+H Orchestra and Chorus


Friday, November 29, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Early Music Festival presents
  • BEMF Chamber Ensemble
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • with Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor
    & Amanda Forsythe, soprano
    Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
    Robert Mealy, Concertmaster
    La storia di Orfeo: Music of Sartorio, Monteverdi, and Rossi


Friday, November 29, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Lily Pad (917-447-6568) presents
  • WIT AND MIRTH
  • Location: 1353 Cambridge Street
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  • Comic songs from the 17th century collection ‘Wit and Mirth’ by d’Urfey, Purcell, and others.
    David William Hughes, piano and voice

    $10


Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 3:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Handel and Haydn Society presents
  • Handel: Messiah
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
    Elizabeth Watts, soprano
    Reginald Mobley, countertenor
    Nicholas Phan, tenor
    Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
    H+H Orchestra and Chorus


Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 7:30 pm
in Manchestr-by-the-Sea
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  • Cape Ann Symphony presents
  • Holiday Pops
  • Location: Manchester-Essex High School, 36 Lincoln Street
  • additional information
  • From Bach, Anderson, Herbert, Rutter, Handel, Tchaikovsky and others. The Cape Ann Symphony Chorus under the direction of Rockport’s Wendy Betts joins the orchestra for this exciting celebration of holiday music including the annual audience sing-along.


Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Sarasa (HEp) presents
  • Dynamic Duos:
  • Location: Harvard Epworth Church, 1555 Mass. Ave
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Surveying some of the many partnerships that sprang up during the Baroque era between famous violinist-composers and their favorite cellists, producing a wealth of instrumental sonata repertoire.

    Alison Bury, violin; Richard Earle, oboe; Jennifer Morsches, piccolo cello; Timothy Merton, cello; Michael Leopold, theorbo


Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Christian Zacharias, conductor and piano
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • additional information
  • BRAHMS Serenade No. 2
    SCHUMANN Introduction and Allegro appassionato, for piano and orchestra
    SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4


Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 10:00 am
in Boston
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Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 2:00 pm
in Manchestr-by-the-Sea
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  • Cape Ann Symphony presents
  • Holiday Pops
  • Location: Manchester-Essex High School, 36 Lincoln Street
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  • From Bach, Anderson, Herbert, Rutter, Handel, Tchaikovsky and others. The Cape Ann Symphony Chorus under the direction of Rockport’s Wendy Betts joins the orchestra for this exciting celebration of holiday music including the annual audience sing-along.


Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 3:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Handel and Haydn Society presents
  • Handel: Messiah
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
    Elizabeth Watts, soprano
    Reginald Mobley, countertenor
    Nicholas Phan, tenor
    Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
    H+H Orchestra and Chorus


Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 3:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Early Music Festival presents
  • BEMF Chamber Ensemble
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • with Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor
    & Amanda Forsythe, soprano
    Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
    Robert Mealy, Concertmaster
    La storia di Orfeo: Music of Sartorio, Monteverdi, and Rossi


Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 3:00 pm
in Newton
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  • Waltham Philharmonic (AL) (857 919-1385) presents
  • Holiday Pops
  • Location: American Legion Post 440, 295 California St.
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • featuring beloved works by Leroy Anderson, seasonal favorites, and guest violin soloist, youth musician Julia Lee. Also featuring the Watch City Ukers performing and leading a fun holiday singalong!

    Refreshments, cash bar, raffles, fun for the whole family! Reception at 2:00


Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 3:00 pm
in Somerville
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  • Somerville Museum presents
  • An American Guitar Album:
  • Location: Somerville Museum, Central Street & Westwood
  • additional information
  • U.S. Guitarists from the Parlor to the Archtop Guitar

    Works by Huertas, De Goni, Holland, the Bickfords, Ka’ai, Lucas and Lang
    performed by Olav Chris Henriksen, guitar

    $20 general; $15 seniors, students, members


Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 3:30 pm
in Lexington
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  • Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble presents
  • Dynamic Duos:
  • Location: First Parish in Lexington 7 Harrington Road
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Surveying some of the many partnerships that sprang up during the Baroque era between famous violinist-composers and their favorite cellists, producing a wealth of instrumental sonata repertoire.

    Alison Bury, violin; Richard Earle, oboe; Jennifer Morsches, piccolo cello; Timothy Merton, cello; Michael Leopold, theorbo


Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm
in Boston
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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Advent Baroque
  • Location: Kings Chapel
  • additional information
  • J.S. Bach: Wachet auf, BWV 140
    Nun kimm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62
    J.D. Zelenka: Magnificat in D
    performed by King’s Chapel Choir, Soloists & Orchestra
    Heinrich Christensen, director

    $20 suggested ($15 for students/seniors)


Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (SeuH) presents
  • Faculty Concert
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • Double Digits – Double Trouble
    2 PIANOS DIALOGUES by JANICE WEBER and ALEKSANDR POLIYKOV

    Prokofiev – M. Pletnev: Cinderella Suite
    Rachmaninov: Suite for 2 pianos Op.17
    Arensky: Suite for 2 pianos Op.15
    Saint-Saens: Variation on the theme of Beethoven
    Ravel:La Valse

    FREE. No tickets required.


Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (SeuH) presents
  • Faculty Concert
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • Boston-based piano duo Aleksandr Poliykov and Janice Weber perform in Seully Hall for the sixth time with a program of works by Maurice Ravel, Anton Arensky, and Sergei Prokofiev.
    FREE


Monday, December 2, 2019 at 7:00 am
in Rockport
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Monday, December 2, 2019 at 7:30 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Longy School of Music presents
  • Ensemble Uncaged: Fundamental/Elemental
  • Location: Longy School of Music, Cambridge
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Horszowski Trio: Flame | enesmble-in-residence
    Longy’s premiere contemporary music ensemble will explore diverse programs that encourage performer and listener alike to examine the fundamentals and elements of music.


Monday, December 2, 2019 at 7:30 pm
in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • First Monday
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Brahms, Dietrich, Schumann: F-A-E Sonata
    Brahms: Three Songs, op. 42
    Strauss/Schoenberg: Emperor Waltz, op. 437
    Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, op. 34

    FREE but ticket required


Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 12:15 pm
in Boston
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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Tuesday Concerts
  • Location: Kings Chapel
  • additional information
  • Hiroaki Honshuku & Yuka Kido???s Love to Brasil Project

    Annual A-No-Ne Christmas
    $5 suggested


Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (SeuH) presents
  • Piano Masters Series
  • Location: Seully Hall
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Ya-Fei Chuang, piano

    RAVEL: Miroirs
    LISZT: Réminiscences de Norma, S. 394
    LISZT: “Funérailles”
    RAVEL: La Valse


Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Cambridge
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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 6:00 pm
in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory (W) presents
  • Lieder Abend
  • Location: Williams Hall (NEC)
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  • NEC faculty members Tanya Blaich and Cameron Stowe present NEC graduate students from the departments of collaborative piano and voice in an evening of song.

    FREE


Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm
in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Philharmonia with Hugh Wolf, conductor
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Lotta Wennäkoski: Flounce
    Elgar: Concerto for Violin in B Minor, op. 61 (ft. competition winner)
    Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 43

    FREE but ticket required


Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (132) presents
  • Boston Conservatory Composers’ Orchestra
  • Location: 132 Ipswich St.
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  • new works for orchestra composed by Boston Conservatory’s composition students and performed under the direction of Assistant Professor of Orchestral Studies and Contemporary Music Vimbayi Kaziboni.
    FREE


Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (132) presents
  • Boston Conservatory Composers’ Orchestra
  • Location: 132 Ipswich St.
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  • new works for orchestra composed by Boston Conservatory’s composition students and performed under the direction of Assistant Professor of Orchestral Studies and Contemporary Music Vimbayi Kaziboni.
    FREE


Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Cambridge
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Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm
in Chestnut Hill
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  • First Church in Chestnut Hill presents
  • Messiah Sing
  • Location: 26 Suffolk Road
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  • Christina Grandy deOliveira soprano
    Kristin Hagan mezzo soprano
    Eduardo Ramos tenor
    James Lesu’i baritone
    Kathryn Rosenbach piano

    Please bring scores

    Admission is free. Seating is limited.

    6:00 for coffee and cookies,


Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Harvard Business School presents
  • Handel and Haydn Society
  • Location: Klarman Hall
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • All six Brandenburg Concertos in an emotional and technically exemplary performance.

    Aisslinn Nosky and Ian Watson, co-directors


Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Medford
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Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm
in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory (CC) (617 585-1100) presents
  • Lessons and Carols
  • Location: Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury Street
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  • Conductors Erica J. Washburn and Jonathan Richter lead An Evening of Lessons and Carols featuring the NEC Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, and Brass Ensemble with special guests Tourjee Singers, Back Bay Ringers, and Thomas Handel, organ.

    FREE no tickets required


Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Lily Pad (917-447-6568) presents
  • Ensemble in Process
  • Location: 1353 Cambridge Street
  • additional information
  • David Angelo, Shannon Leigh: Clarinetists

    Assembly Line – Joseph Michaels
    Ritual/Black Swirls- Eric Mandat
    .music for a sous chef. – David Dogan
    Broken Telescope – Ruby Fulton
    5 Cannons on Latin Texts Op. 16 – Webern, with Rose Hegele
    Duo Leat – Czernowin
    Hiyoku – Elliot Carter
    $20 Cover @ the Door ($15 Advance, $10 Students).


Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm
in Brookline
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Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Baroque presents
  • Handel: Messiah
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • additional information
  • Amanda Forsythe, soprano
    Ann McMahon Quintero, mezzo-soprano
    Thomas Cooley, tenor
    Andrew Garland, baritone


Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Longy School of Music presents
  • Ensemble Uncaged: Fundamental/Elemental
  • Location: Longy School of Music, Cambridge
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Horszowski Trio: Flame |

    In addition to Berio’s Feuerklavier, fire and passion spark three works: Dvorˇák’s masterpiece, Dumky; a hidden treasure by Armenian composer Babajanian; and musical fireworks by American Charles Wuorinen.


Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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in Cambridge
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Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in West Roxbury
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Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 1:30 pm
in Boston
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Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Church on the Hill ((617) 523-4575) presents
  • Messiah Sing
  • Location: 140 Bowdoin St
  • additional information
  • Dr. Jamie Kirsch – special conductor

    “Part I” and “HallelujahChorus”

    $19 will go to support underprivileged young musicians


Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 3:00 pm
in Boston
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  • New England Philharmonic (TS) presents
  • Family Concert
  • Location: Tsai Performance Center 685 Commonwealth Avenu
  • additional information
  • Story Telling
    Christopher Rouse – The Infernal Machine
    Benjamin Britten – The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
    Joyce Kulhawik, narrator
    Concerto played by the NEP Young Artist Competition Winner
    Bernard Hoffer – Little Red Riding Hood
    Westborough High School Women’s Chorale, Alyson Greer Espinosa, Director
    Joyce Kulhawik, narrator


Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 4:00 pm
in Jamaica Plain
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  • St. John’s Episcopal Church, presents
  • Weston Wind Quintet & Friends
  • Location: 1 Roanoke Ave,
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Leo SMIT – Sextuor for piano and wind quintet
    Gaetano DONIZETTI – Sinfonia in G minor, for wind nonet
    Theodore GOUVY – Petite Suite Gauloise, Op. 90, for wind nonet
    Sir Charles Hubert PARRY – Nonet, Op. 70, for winds

    Michael Tabak, flute
    Alexis Mitchell and Hannah Staudinger, oboe
    Yi-Ting Hsieh and Jacob Sweet, clarinet
    David Meichle and Jeff Stewart, French horn
    Shu Satoh and Michael Meehan, bassoon
    Fredrik Wanger, piano


Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Baroque presents
  • Handel: Messiah
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • additional information
  • Amanda Forsythe, soprano
    Ann McMahon Quintero, mezzo-soprano
    Thomas Cooley, tenor
    Andrew Garland, baritone


Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm
in Brookline
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  • Longwood Chorus presents
  • Splinter Reeds
  • Location: All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon St,
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Fauré’s Requiem in D Minor and Finzi’s God is Gone Up, alongside works of Caroline Shaw and Jeremy Faust. Join the Boston medical & science community as we explore these beloved masterworks!

    Jeremy Faust, music director
    Iris Chan, organ


Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Boston (FC)
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  • Chameleon Arts Ensemble (617-427-8200) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St
  • additional information
  • Fauré: La chanson d’Ève for soprano & piano,
    Helen Grime: Luna for flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, piano & percussion
    Arthur Benjamin: Le Tombeau de Ravel “Valses-caprices” for clarinet & piano (1949)
    Theo Verbey: Four Preludes to Infinity for oboe & string trio
    Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major,


Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Belmont
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Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Cambridge
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Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 10:00 am
in Boston
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Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 1:30 pm
in Boston
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Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm
in Boston
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Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm
in Concord
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  • Concord Orchestra (978-369-4967) presents
  • Fairytale Adventures
  • Location: 51 Walden Street, Concord, MA
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Eric Culver, conductor; Joyce Kulhawik, narrator; Longmeadow High School Treble Chorus

    Smetana, Overture to The Bartered Bride
    Gandolfi, Pinocchio in Funland
    Paul Patterson, Little Red Riding Hood Songbook

    Holiday sing-along


Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm
in Rockport
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  • Rockport Music presents
  • Calmus
  • Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Christmas program with unique line-up of soprano, countertenor, tenor, baritone and bass, including Bach, Thomas Tallis, John Tavener to traditional holiday favorites like O Tannenbaum and White Christmas.


Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Trinity Church (617-536-0944) presents
  • Handel: Messiah
  • Location: Trinity Church, Copley Square
  • additional information
  • The Trinity Choirs and orchestra will present the Advent and Christmas portions of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah, along with Antonio Vivaldi’s exuberant Gloria in D major. Admission is $25, $40, and $55.


Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm
in Newton
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  • Temple Emanuel (617-558-8100) presents
  • Constantine Finehouse, piano
  • Location: Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street
  • additional information
  • Beethoven: 32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80
    Beethoven: Sonata in C Major, Op. 2 No. 3
    Mozart: Fantasy in D Minor, K. 397

    FREE

    Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

    Nocturne in C Minor, Op. 48 No. 1

    Ballade in F Minor, Op. 52

    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

    Novelette in F-sharp Minor, Op. 22 No. 8


Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm
in Cambridge
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  • St. Paul’s Parish (617-491-8400) presents
  • Christmas Concert
  • Location: St. Paul’s Church, 29 Mt Auburn St.
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • The Choir of Men & Boys of Saint Paul’s featuring favorite Christmas music and beloved carols drawn from more than 500 years of choral literature, including works by contemporary composers John Rutter, Eric Whitacre and Morten Lauridsen. Conducted by James Kennerley, Director of Music, joined by the Back Bay Brass percussion ensemble, with accompaniment a majestic pipe organ by Maks Adach, organist.


Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm
in Boston
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  • CØDA Ensemble presents
  • Vesper’s Song
  • Location: Guild Room at Old South Church
  • additional information
  • Gubaidulina, Aus der Visionen der von Bingen
    Ligeti, Sonata for Solo Cello
    Tavener, The Lamb
    Pendercki, Cadenza for Solo Viola
    Pärt, Sabat Mater

    $20 general $10 students


Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm
in Boston (FC)
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  • Chameleon Arts Ensemble (617-427-8200) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St
  • additional information
  • Fauré: La chanson d’Ève for soprano & piano,
    Helen Grime: Luna for flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, piano & percussion
    Arthur Benjamin: Le Tombeau de Ravel “Valses-caprices” for clarinet & piano (1949)
    Theo Verbey: Four Preludes to Infinity for oboe & string trio
    Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major,


Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm
in Concord
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  • Concord Orchestra (978-369-4967) presents
  • Fairytale Adventures
  • Location: 51 Walden Street, Concord, MA
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Eric Culver, conductor; Joyce Kulhawik, narrator; Longmeadow High School Treble Chorus

    Smetana, Overture to The Bartered Bride
    Gandolfi, Pinocchio in Funland
    Paul Patterson, Little Red Riding Hood Songbook

    Holiday sing-along


Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm
in Arlington
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  • Cantilena presents
  • Fire Flowers:
  • Location: First Parish Arlington, 630 Mass. Ave
  • additional information
  • Hope and the Resilience of the Human Spirit”
    choral works for women’s voices

    Linda Tutas Haugen: Anne Frank: A Living Voice for chorus and string quartet.

    Other works include Fire Flowers (from the suite Heart Songs of the White Wampum) by Timothy Corlis, A Hope Carol by David Conte, I Shall Keep Singing by Brian Holmes, Starting Now by Jocelyn Hagen, and Light of a Clear Blue Morning by Dolly Parton, arranged by Craig Hella Johnson.

    $15- $20


Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 5:00 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Oriana Consort (617-547-1798) presents
  • O Radiant Dawn:
  • Location: University Lutheran Church, 66 Winthrop St.
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Choral music for the year’s end by Bach, Brahms, and Verdi, and James MacMillan’s O Radiant Dawn, and Kirche Mechem’s Island in Space, plusl carols and motets by Gregor Aichinger, Ola Gjeilo, Libby Larsen, Cecilia McDowall, Claudio Monteverdi, and Philip Stopford.


Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 5:00 pm
in Brookline
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  • Mistral (CHI) presents
  • Holiday Concert
  • Location: Congregation Kehillath Israel, 384 Harvard Street
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Baroque Big Band
    Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2, 3, 4, & 5
    Julie Scolnik and Susan Rotholz, flute
    John Ferrillo, oboe; Terry Everson, trumpet
    Irina Muresanu, Julianne Lee, and Megumi Stohs-Lewis, violin; Stephanie Fong, Jason Fischer and Zing Peng, viola; Jonah Ellsworth, Jan Muller-Szeraws, and Mickey Katz, cello; Charles Sherman, harpsichord; Don Palma bass


Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm
in Medford
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Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Dedham
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  • MetWinds presents
  • Boston University Symphony Orchestra
  • Location: St. John of Damascus Church, 300 West Street
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Santoshi Yagisawa: Christmas Fantasia
    Victor Hely-Hutchinson: A Carol Symphony
    Julie Giroux: Nutcracker Fantasia
    Grainger: Sussex Mummers Christmas Carol
    Randol Bass: Twas the Night Before Christmas
    David Louvrien: A Christmas Sing Along


Monday, December 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm
in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • Holiday Concert
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Into the Holidays with Chamber Singers, Symphonic Winds, and Navy Band Northeast. Family-friendly choral and brass concert features popular holiday tunes and a singalong.

    FREE but ticket required


Monday, December 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm
in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • holiday celebration at NEC!
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • This family-friendly choral and winds concert featuring popular holiday tunes, seasonal sweaters, Santa hats, and a singalong.
    Join us for a festive evening featuring the NEC Chamber Singers, NEC Symphonic Winds, and Navy Band Northeast, led by conductors Erica Washburn, William Drury, and Lt. Joel Borrelli-Boudreau.
    FREE with RSVP


Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 12:15 pm
in Boston
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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Tuesday Concerts
  • Location: Kings Chapel
  • additional information
  • Pioneer Singers of Lynnfield
    Steven Bloom, director
    Holiday Favorites
    $5 suggested


Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Museum of Fine Arts presents
  • Women Take the Floor
  • Location: Museum of Fine Arts
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  • Edward H. Linde Gallery (Gallery 168)

    new works for solo voice, all composed by women (several of whom are based in Boston) – Kate Soper, Judith Bingham, Marti Epstein, Chaya Czernowin, Stefanie Lubkowski, myself, and Tiange Zhou. These works include two world premieres, as well as works with flute, singing bowls, and other handheld percussive instruments.

    FREE with museum admission


Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (OSC) ((617) 536-6340) presents
  • Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble and Choruses
  • Location: Old South Church 645 Boylston St
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  • BOTTI: Cosmosis
    BRUCKNER: Mass No. 2 in E Minor (1882)
    MARSHALL: L’Homme armé

    Matthew Marsit, George Case, and Nathan Reiff, conductors

    FREE


Friday, December 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm
in Cambridge
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  • American Repertory Theater (various) presents
  • Amoc Festival
  • Tickets: here
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  • Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St, Cambridge

    • CAGE

    A radically intimate exploration of outer-worldly pianistic expression, light, and dance

    Music by John Cage

    Conceived by Conor Hanick and Zack Winokur
    Featuring: Conor Hanick, Piano; Julia Eichten, Dance & Choreography


Friday, December 13, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Cambridge
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  • American Repertory Theater (various) presents
  • Amoc Festival
  • Tickets: here
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  • Farkas Hall, 12 Holyoke St, Cambridge,

    EL CIMARRÓN: Hans Werner Henze
    Libretto by Hans Magnus Enzensberger
    Directed by Zack Winokur

    Davóne Tines, Bass-Baritone
    Emi Ferguson, Flute
    Jonny Allen, Percussion
    Jordan Dodson, Guitar


Friday, December 13, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Brookline
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  • Oriana Consort (SP) presents
  • O Radiant Dawn:
  • Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 15 St. Paul St.
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Choral music for the year’s end by Bach, Brahms, and Verdi, and James MacMillan’s O Radiant Dawn, and Kirche Mechem’s Island in Space, plusl carols and motets by Gregor Aichinger, Ola Gjeilo, Libby Larsen, Cecilia McDowall, Claudio Monteverdi, and Philip Stopford.


Friday, December 13, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Celebrity Series presents
  • Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • with Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

    Beethoven Variations in F Major, Opus 66
    Lutosławski Grave
    Barber Sonata for Cello and Piano, Opus 6
    Rachmaninoff Sonata for Cello and Piano,


Friday, December 13, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Lexington
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  • Jameson Singers presents
  • Holiday Concert
  • Location: Hancock Church
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Each Future Song:
    a capella gems from Palestrina, Schütz, Bruckner, and Ives, and embraces an exciting future with works by Marvin and Schachter.


Friday, December 13, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Musicians of Old Post Road (EC) (781-466-6694) presents
  • Christmas Concert
  • Location: Emmanuel Church 15 Newbury Street
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  • Christoph Graupner’s cantata Das Volk so im Finstern wandelt (The people that wandered in darkness), Telemann’s New Year cantata Der mit Sünden beleidigte Heiland, and pastorales by Heinichen and Pez

    With vocal soloists soprano Jessica Petrus, alto Sophie Micheaux, tenor Jason McStoots, and baritone Bradfod Gleim

    $40 Section A/$30 Section B/$10 Students/$5 EBT cardholders/Kids free in Section B!


Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm
in Concord
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Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 4:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Trinity Church (617-536-0944) presents
  • Candlelight Carols
  • Location: Trinity Church, Copley Square
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • A popular Advent/Christmas tradition since 1909, Candlelight Carols celebrates the coming birth of Christ through readings, carols and anthems offered by the Choirs of Trinity Church


Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 4:00 pm
in Weston
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  • Skylark Ensemble presents
  • Lessons and Carols
  • Location: First Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Rd
  • Tickets: here
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  • Matthew Guard and colleagues of Skylark will reprise the 100-year old Kings College festival. presenting beloved carols and stunning new additions/


Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 5:00 pm
in Concord
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in Boston
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Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Our Lady of Good Voyage Shrine Church, presents
  • Ceremony of Carols
  • Location: 51 Seaport Blvd
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  • A performance by The Boys’ Choir of St. Paul’s | Harvard Square of Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols coupled with traditional Christmas carols.

    FREE


Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 6:30 pm
in Cambridge
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  • American Repertory Theater (various) presents
  • Amoc Festival
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St, Cambridge

    • CAGE

    A radically intimate exploration of outer-worldly pianistic expression, light, and dance featuring Conor Hanick


Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Trinity Church (617-536-0944) presents
  • Candlelight Carols
  • Location: Trinity Church, Copley Square
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • A popular Advent/Christmas tradition since 1909, Candlelight Carols celebrates the coming birth of Christ through readings, carols and anthems offered by the Choirs of Trinity Church


Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Musica Sacra presents
  • British Carols from Medieval to Modern
  • Location: First Church, Cambridge, MA
  • Tickets: here
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  • Honoring the longstanding tradition of British carols—from the Medieval era to the Tudor era of Byrd, the Baroque era of Phillips, the Victorian era of Parry, and the modern era of Britten and beyond—this festive concert is sure to tempt everyone’s choral palate.


Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Longy School of Music (FC) ((617) 876-0956) presents
  • Castle of Our Skins
  • Location: First Church in Cambridge, Congregational 11 Garden Street
  • Tickets: here
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  • Portrait of Composer Trevor Weston | Ashleigh Gordon, co-founder

    Hildegard von Bingen: A Universe Bound by Music | Pamela Dellal, faculty artist/artistic director
    Graduating Student Recital: Monologue | Erika Nicolle Matei, piano »

    Repertoire: By Fire and Sword

    Wafting Clouds (2010) Piano solo
    Comfort Songs (2014) Soprano, piano
    Fudo Myoo (2012) String quartet
    Evening Songs (2001) Baritone, piano
    Eurythmy Variations (2007) Piano solo
    Songs for the Anonymous Lover (2001)
    Soprano, viola, cello
    Juba (2017) String quartet


Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Cambridge
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  • American Repertory Theater (various) presents
  • Amoc Festival
  • Tickets: here
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  • Farkas Hall, 12 Holyoke St, Cambridge,

    WITH CARE
    An exploration of care, love, and loss through dance and music, created by Bobbi Jene Smith in collaboration with Keir GoGwilt


Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Brookline
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Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 10:00 am
in Boston
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Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm
in Jamaica Plain
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  • Loring-Greenough House (617.524.3158) presents
  • Celebrazione Musicale d’Italiano!
  • Location: The Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Chamber music concert featuring students from the Walnut Hill School for the Arts. Works of Italian composers will be featured (or those evoking the Italian “gioia della vita!”) A festive reception with light refreshments will follow.


Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm
in Cambridge
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  • St. Paul’s Parish (617-491-8400) presents
  • Christmas Concert
  • Location: St. Paul’s Church, 29 Mt Auburn St.
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • The Choir of Men & Boys of Saint Paul’s featuring favorite Christmas music and beloved carols drawn from more than 500 years of choral literature, including works by contemporary composers John Rutter, Eric Whitacre and Morten Lauridsen. Conducted by James Kennerley, Director of Music, joined by the Back Bay Brass percussion ensemble, with accompaniment a majestic pipe organ by Maks Adach, organist.


Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm
in Cambridge
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Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Cambridge Community Chorus (K) ((617) 517-3169) presents
  • Duke Ellington: Sacred Concert
  • Location: Kresge Auditorium, 48 Mass. Ave
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  • Music Director: Pamela Mindell
    With The White Heat String Orchestra

    Duke Ellington: Sacred Concert
    Ariel Ramirez: Navidad Nuestra

    $25, General ; $15 students and seniors, or pay-as-you-are-able


Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Glissando (617-784-2549) presents
  • Piano four hands
  • Location: First Church, 66 Marlborough St,
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • William Davidson and Sergey Schepkin
    Mozart: Sonata in B-flat, K. 358
    Mozart: Fantasia in F minor, K. 608
    Schubert: Fantasia in F minor, D. 940
    Beethoven: Grosse Fuge in B-flat, Op. 133/134


Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Oriana Consort (617-547-1798) presents
  • O Radiant Dawn:
  • Location: First Lutheran Church Boston, 299 Berkeley St
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Choral music for the year’s end by Bach, Brahms, and Verdi, and James MacMillan’s O Radiant Dawn, and Kirche Mechem’s Island in Space, plusl carols and motets by Gregor Aichinger, Ola Gjeilo, Libby Larsen, Cecilia McDowall, Claudio Monteverdi, and Philip Stopford.


Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 7:30 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Longy School of Music (FC) ((617) 876-0956) presents
  • Cameos: The Songs of Hugo Wolf
  • Location: First Church in Cambridge, Congregational 11 Garden Street
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Jane Struss, faculty artist/artistic director

    « Graduating Student Recital: Monologue | Erika Nicolle Matei, piano
    Musicians from Marlboro Masterclass | Kim Kashkashian, viola »

    “Fire and Soul” is a staged performance, set in the context of the composer’s life, serving as a connection to our own lives and times.


Monday, December 16, 2019 at 7:30 pm
in Watertown
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  • Seven Times Salt presents
  • We Bid You Wassail:
  • Location: Church of the Good Shepherd, 9 Russell St.
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  • Seasonal music of 16th, 17th and 20th-century Britain, Europe, and the New World including festive wassails, wintery consort lessons, Scottish tunes for lute and harp, familiar carols, “crooked” Quebecois reels, and songs about Christmas ale. Festive holiday reception to follow.

    Seven Times Salt: Karen Burciaga, violin, voice; Dan Meyers, recorder, flute, percussion, voice; Josh Schreiber Shalem, bass viol, voice; Matthew Wright, lute, voice; with 7 Hills Renaissance Wind Band: Catherine Stein, voice, dulcian, recorder; Elizabeth Hardy, dulcian, bagpipes; Matthew Stein, dulcian
    $20 suggested


Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 12:15 pm
in Boston
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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Tuesday Concerts
  • Location: Kings Chapel
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  • Emily Bieber-Harris, soprano; Jennifer Webb, alto;
    Andy Troska, tenor; Dan Perry, bass
    Heinrich Christensen, organ
    Handel: ???The Half-Hour Messiah???
    $5 suggested


Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm
in Boston
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  • Handel and Haydn Society (J) (617 266 3605) presents
  • A Baroque Christmas
  • Location: Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory
  • Tickets: here
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  • Aisslinn Nosky, violin and director
    Debra Nagy, oboe and recorder
    Emi Ferguson, flute
    H+H Orchestra
    H+H Youth Chorus Chamber Choir

    Vivaldi: Violin Concerto RV 270, Concerto II Riposo – Per il Santissimo Natale
    Torelli: Concerto Grosso, Op. 8, No. 6 in G Minor, Christmas Concerto
    Charpentier: Noël pour instruments
    Biber: Mystery Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Nativity
    Biber: Passacaglia in G Minor
    Albinoni: Concerto for Oboe in D Minor, Op. 9, No. 2
    Telemann: Concerto for Recorder and Flute in E Minor


Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm
in Lexington
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Friday, December 20, 2019 at 7:30 pm
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  • Back Bay Chorale (OSC) (617.648.3885) presents
  • Christmas Concert
  • Location: Old South Church, 645 Boylston St.
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Guest conductor Katherine Chan conducts this beloved Chorale tradition in Copley Square’s beautiful Old South Church, with the Chorale, brass, and organ. Join the singing of new and traditional carols of the season, celebrating the joy, mystery, and glory of the holidays.


Friday, December 20, 2019 at 7:30 pm
in Boston
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  • Back Bay Chorale (OSC) (617.648.3885) presents
  • Christmas Concert
  • Location: Old South Church, 645 Boylston St.
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Guest conductor Katherine Chan conducts this beloved Chorale tradition in Copley Square’s beautiful Old South Church, with the Chorale, brass, and organ. Join the singing of new and traditional carols of the season, celebrating the joy, mystery, and glory of the holidays.


Friday, December 20, 2019 at 7:30 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Blue Heron (617-960-7956) presents
  • Christmas in Baroque Germany
  • Location: First Church Cambridge, 11 Garden St
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Music by Michael Praetorius, Samuel Scheidt, Johann Hermann Schein, and other early 17th-century masters brought to glorious life by twelve singers, a five-part violin band, organ, theorbo, and the brilliant cornetts, sackbuts, and recorders of the Dark Horse Consort.


Friday, December 20, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Ashmont
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Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 2:30 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Blue Heron (617-960-7956) presents
  • Christmas in Baroque Germany
  • Location: First Church Cambridge, 11 Garden St
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Music by Michael Praetorius, Samuel Scheidt, Johann Hermann Schein, and other early 17th-century masters brought to glorious life by twelve singers, a five-part violin band, organ, theorbo, and the brilliant cornetts, sackbuts, and recorders of the Dark Horse Consort.


Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 4:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Back Bay Chorale (OSC) (617.648.3885) presents
  • Christmas Concert
  • Location: Old South Church, 645 Boylston St.
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Guest conductor Katherine Chan conducts this beloved Chorale tradition in Copley Square’s beautiful Old South Church, with the Chorale, brass, and organ. Join the singing of new and traditional carols of the season, celebrating the joy, mystery, and glory of the holidays.


Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 4:00 pm
in Brookline
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Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Blue Heron (617-960-7956) presents
  • Christmas in Baroque Germany
  • Location: First Church Cambridge, 11 Garden St
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Music by Michael Praetorius, Samuel Scheidt, Johann Hermann Schein, and other early 17th-century masters brought to glorious life by twelve singers, a five-part violin band, organ, theorbo, and the brilliant cornetts, sackbuts, and recorders of the Dark Horse Consort.


Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 10:00 am
in Boston
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Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 3:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Handel and Haydn Society (J) (617 266 3605) presents
  • A Baroque Christmas
  • Location: Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory
  • Tickets: here
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  • Aisslinn Nosky, violin and director
    Debra Nagy, oboe and recorder
    Emi Ferguson, flute
    H+H Orchestra
    H+H Youth Chorus Chamber Choir

    Vivaldi: Violin Concerto RV 270, Concerto II Riposo – Per il Santissimo Natale
    Torelli: Concerto Grosso, Op. 8, No. 6 in G Minor, Christmas Concerto
    Charpentier: Noël pour instruments
    Biber: Mystery Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Nativity
    Biber: Passacaglia in G Minor
    Albinoni: Concerto for Oboe in D Minor, Op. 9, No. 2
    Telemann: Concerto for Recorder and Flute in E Minor


Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 4:00 pm
in Cambridge
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Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm
in Boston
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Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 8:00 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Boston Baroque (S) presents
  • New Years Concert
  • Location: Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, Harvard
  • additional information
  • with Maggie Finnegan, soprano
    Corelli: Concerto Grosso, Opus 6, No. 6 in F
    Bach, Concerto in D Major for three violins (after BWV 1064)
    Vivaldi: Motet, “Nulla in mundo pax sincera”
    Rameau: Orchestral Suite
    Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D


Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 3:00 pm
in Cambridge
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Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 8:00 pm
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • additional information
  • Nelson Freire, piano
    BEETHOVEN Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor
    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5


Friday, January 3, 2020 at 1:30 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • additional information
  • Nelson Freire, piano
    BEETHOVEN Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor
    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5


Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • additional information
  • Nelson Freire, piano
    BEETHOVEN Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor
    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5


Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 10:00 am
in Boston
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Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 2:30 pm
in Boston
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  • Attila Glatz Concert Productions (617-266-1492) presents
  • Salute to Vienna
  • Location: Symphony Hall
  • Tickets: here
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  • The music of Johann Strauss comes to life with European singers, ballroom dancers, and ballet. Backed by the Strauss Symphony of America, the performance is rich with selections from beloved operettas, elegant dances, lively overtures, and the beautiful Blue Danube Waltz. Celebrate the start of the New Year with Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert, delighting audiences in North America for 25 years.


Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 2:30 pm
in Boston
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  • Attila Glatz Concert Productions (617-266-1492) presents
  • Salute to Vienna
  • Location: Symphony Hall
  • Tickets: here
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  • The Strauss Symphony of America, delivers selections from beloved operettas, elegant dances, lively overtures, and the beautiful Blue Danube Waltz, with European singers, ballroom dancers, and ballet.


Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 3:00 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Boston Chamber Music Society (S) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
  • Tickets: here
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  • Schubert: Sonata in A minor,“Arpeggione”
    Arensky: Quartet in A minor for Violin, Viola, and Two Cellos
    Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor,

    Jennifer Frautschi, violin
    Dimitri Murrath, viola
    Raman Ramakrishnan & Audrey Chen, cello
    Max Levinson, piano


Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Alain Altinoglu, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • additional information
  • Thierry Escaich, organ*
    DEBUSSY (arr. ALTINOGLU) Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande
    POULENC Concerto for Organ, String Orchestra,
    and Timpani
    SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3, Organ Symphony


Friday, January 10, 2020 at 1:30 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Alain Altinoglu, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Thierry Escaich, organ*
    DEBUSSY (arr. ALTINOGLU) Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande
    POULENC Concerto for Organ, String Orchestra, and Timpani
    SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3, Organ Symphony


Friday, January 10, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Jamaica Plain
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Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Alain Altinoglu, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • additional information
  • Thierry Escaich, organ*
    DEBUSSY (arr. ALTINOGLU) Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande
    POULENC Concerto for Organ, String Orchestra, and Timpani
    SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3, Organ Symphony


Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 10:00 am
in Boston
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Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 3:00 pm
in Newton Centre
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Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 3:00 pm
in Concord
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Alain Altinoglu, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • additional information
  • Thierry Escaich, organ*
    DEBUSSY (arr. ALTINOGLU) Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande
    POULENC Concerto for Organ, String Orchestra, and Timpani
    SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3, Organ Symphony


Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Yu-An Chang, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • additional information
  • Till Fellner, piano
    Chihchun Chi-sun LEE New work
    (world premiere; BSO commission)
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25 in C, K.503
    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 3, Polish


Friday, January 17, 2020 at 1:30 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Yu-An Chang, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • additional information
  • Till Fellner, piano
    Chihchun Chi-sun LEE New work
    (world premiere; BSO commission)
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25 in C, K.503
    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 3, Polish


Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Lexington
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Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Yu-An Chang, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • additional information
  • Till Fellner, piano
    Chihchun Chi-sun LEE New work
    (world premiere; BSO commission)
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25 in C, K.503
    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 3, Polish


Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 10:00 am
in Boston
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Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm
in Rockport
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  • Rockport Music presents
  • THE SOUL OF THE AMERICAS
  • Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
  • Tickets: here
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  • Michael Brown, piano | Nicholas Canellakis, cello | Orion Weiss, piano | Ian David Rosenbaum, percussion

    PROGRAM
    COPLAND: El Salón México for Solo Piano (1932–1936; arr. Leonard Bernstein, 1941)
    BERNSTEIN: Three Meditations from Mass (version for cello, piano, and percussion) (1978)
    BARBER: Souvenirs for Piano, Four Hands, op. 28 (1951–1952)
    GOLIJOV: Mariel for Cello and Marimba (1999)
    VILLA-LOBOS: Divagação for Cello, Piano, and Drum (1946)
    VILLA-LOBOS
    – A Maré Encheu from Guia Pratico for Solo Piano (1932)
    – O Polichinelo from Prole do Bebê for Solo Piano (1918)
    GINASTERA: Pampeana No. 2, Rhapsody for Cello and Piano, op. 21 (1950)
    GERSHWIN: Cuban Overture for Piano, Four Hands and Percussion (1932; Four Hands version arr. Gershwin)


Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Chamber Players presents
  • David Deveau, piano
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • SCHULHOFF Concertino for flute, viola, and double bass
    György KURTÁG Selection from Signs, Games,
    and Messages, for two violins
    MARTINŮ Nonet for winds and strings
    REINECKE Trio in A minor for oboe, horn,
    and piano, Op. 188
    BRAHMS Trio in A minor for clarinet, cello,
    and piano, Op. 114


Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 3:30 pm
in Lexington
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Monday, January 20, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Collage New Music presents
  • Waves of Exoticism, Thoughts Beyond
  • Location: Pickman Hall – Longy School of Music
  • Tickets: here
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  • Ryan Chase: Star Gazer (2012)
    Eric Moe: Tough Songs About Death (2017)
    Joan Tower: Breakfast Rhythms I (1974)
    Matthew Rickets: Seven by Seven
    Kamran Ince: Waves of Talya (1988)

    7:00 PM talk


Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • BARBER Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance
    SHOSTAKOVICH (arr. BARSHAI) Chamber Symphony,
    DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, From the New World


Friday, January 24, 2020 at 1:30 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • BARBER Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance
    SHOSTAKOVICH (arr. BARSHAI) Chamber Symphony,
    DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, From the New World


Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 7:30 pm
in Boston
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  • Juventas (FC) presents
  • Evolution
  • Location: First Church in Boston 66 Marlborough Street
  • Tickets: here
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  • Julia Carey: Centerstage
    A rare solo piano concert by one of Juventas’s founding members, with music by Harry Burleigh, Ian Dicke, Robert Fleitz, Shaw Pong Liu, Frederic Rzewski, and Patrick Walker.


Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Boston Camerata (FCC) presents
  • Daniel: A Masterpiece Revisited
  • Location: First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge
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  • The Boston Camerata principals (voice and instruments) are supported by Peter Torpey’s deeply evocative lighting and special effects. Other participants in the play are recruited among students, choristers, children’s choir, as well as the public.


Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • BARBER Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance
    SHOSTAKOVICH (arr. BARSHAI) Chamber Symphony,
    DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, From the New World


Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 10:00 am
in Boston
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Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm
in Boston
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Monday, January 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • SHOSTAKOVICH (arr. BARSHAI) Chamber Symphony,
    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4
    DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, From the New World


Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7:30 pm
in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Sympnony, Paul Biss conductor
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, op. 36
    Busoni: Berceuse élégiaque, op. 42
    Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919 Revision)

    FREE


Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • additional information
  • Yefim Bronfman, piano
    BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K.491
    RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2


Friday, January 31, 2020 at 1:30 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • additional information
  • Yefim Bronfman, piano
    BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K.491
    RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2


Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7:30 pm
in Boston
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Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 7:30 pm
in Boston
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  • Odyssey Opera (JH) (617.826.1626) presents
  • Operas in Concert
  • Location: Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St
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  • The Chronicle of Nine *world premiere* by Arnold Rosner

    The nine-day reign of Henry VII’s great-granddaughter ended with one of English history’s notorious beheadings when Mary Tudor’s supporters claimed the crown in 1553. Co-production of Odyssey Opera and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project brings the poignant story of Lady Jane Grey in a semi-staged performance in English. From the play by Florence Stevenson. Cast includes Megan Pachecano (Lady Jane Grey).


Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 10:00 am
in Boston
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Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Glissando (617-784-2549) presents
  • All Rachmaninoff
  • Location: First Church, 66 Marlborough St,
  • Tickets: here
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  • Suite No. 1 (Fantasy-tableaux) for two pianos, Op. 5
    Six Pieces for piano four hands, Op. 11
    Symphonic Dances for two pianos, Op. 45

    Erin Lindsey, piano
    Ian Lindsey, piano
    Sergey Schepkin, piano


Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:30 pm
in Cambridge
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  • In Stile Moderno presents
  • Dilettare e Muovere: Virtuoso Performances of the Sixteenth Century
  • Location: Cambridge Friends Meeting, 5 Longfellow Park
  • Tickets: here
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  • In Stile Moderno: Nathaniel Cox, cornetto; Agnes Coakley Cox, soprano; John McKean, harpsichord
    Music based on vocal polyphony, popular tunes, and dance music, remains a great unwritten repertoire, ripe for rediscovery using old methods to create something new and modern.


Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 10:00 am
in Boston
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Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 3:00 pm
in Boston
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Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 4:00 pm
in Boston
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Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 10:00 am
in Boston
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Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 3:00 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Boston Chamber Music Society (S) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
  • Tickets: here
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  • Beethoven: String Trio in C minor, Op. 9, N
    Bartók: Violin Sonata No. 1, Sz. 75
    Fauré: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 15

    Jennifer Frautschi, violin
    Marcus Thompson, viola
    Raman Ramakrishnan, cello
    Benjamin Hochman, piano


Friday, February 21, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and violin
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • STRAUSS Serenade for Winds, Op. 7
    BRUCKNER Adagio from String Quintet (February 22, 25)
    MOZART Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, K.216
    HAYDN Symphony No. 49, La passione
    Casual Friday


Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Cambridge
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Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and violin
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • STRAUSS Serenade for Winds, Op. 7
    BRUCKNER Adagio from String Quintet (February 22, 25)
    MOZART Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, K.216
    HAYDN Symphony No. 49, La passione


Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 10:00 am
in Boston
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Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm
in Rockport
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Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm
in Boston
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  • New England Philharmonic (JH) presents
  • Together and Apart
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • John Adams – The Chairman Dances
    Bernard Hoffer – Violin Concerto No. 2 (“Decapod”); World premiere
    Danielle Maddon, violin
    Judith Weir – Moon and Star; First Boston performance
    Bela Bartok – Kosssuth; First Boston performance


Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm
in Boston
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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Sonata
  • Location: Kings Chapel
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  • The history of the organ sonata from Scarlatti
    to the Bach Family to Woodman
    Heinrich Christensen plays the C.B. Fisk Organ

    $20 suggested ($15 for students/seniors)


Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and violin
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • additional information
  • STRAUSS Serenade for Winds, Op. 7
    BRUCKNER Adagio from String Quintet (February 22, 25)
    MOZART Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, K.216
    HAYDN Symphony No. 49, La passione


Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Johannes Moser, cello
    Tanglewood Festival Chorus and
    Helen GRIME Limina (BSO commission)
    WALTON Cello Concerto
    DURUFLÉ Requiem


Friday, February 28, 2020 at 1:30 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Johannes Moser, cello
    Tanglewood Festival Chorus and
    Helen GRIME Limina (BSO commission)
    WALTON Cello Concerto
    DURUFLÉ Requiem


Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Newton
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  • Seraphim Singers presents
  • Nevertheless, She Persisted
  • Location: Eliot Church of Newton, 474 Centre Street
  • Tickets: here
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  • women composers and poets, subjects and storytellers, including a newly commissioned piece by Indian American composer Shruthi Rajasekar; an encore performance of Clark’s Woman of No Distinction, Mari Esabel Valverde’s Border Lines, and more.
    with Heinrich Christensen, organ


Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Johannes Moser, cello
    Tanglewood Festival Chorus and
    Helen GRIME Limina (BSO commission)
    WALTON Cello Concerto
    DURUFLÉ Requiem


Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston (FC)
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  • Chameleon Arts Ensemble (617-427-8200) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St
  • additional information
  • Mendelssohn: Variations Concertantes in D Major for cello & piano, Op. 17
    Steven Stucky: Serenade for woodwind quintet
    Haydn: Piano Trio No. 39 in 5 “Gypsy”
    Schnittke: Moz-Art for two violins
    Mozart: Clarinet Quintet


Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 10:00 am
in Boston
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Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 3:00 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Seraphim Singers (FCC) (617.926.0126) presents
  • Nevertheless, She Persisted
  • Location: First Church (Congregational)
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • women composers and poets, subjects and storytellers, including a newly commissioned piece by Indian American composer Shruthi Rajasekar; an encore performance of Clark’s Woman of No Distinction, Mari Esabel Valverde’s Border Lines, and more.
    with Heinrich Christensen, organ


Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 3:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Masterworks Chorale (OSC) presents
  • Bloch’s Sacred Service with Foss & Thompson
  • Location: Old South Church, 645 Boylston
  • Tickets: here
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  • Lukas Foss: Behold I Build an House
    Randall Thompson: Alleluia
    Ernest Bloch: Avodath an hakodesh [Sacred Service]

    Ian Pomerantz, baritone
    Ross Wood, organ
    Kevin Leong, conductor


Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 4:00 pm
in Boston (FC)
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  • Chameleon Arts Ensemble (617-427-8200) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St
  • additional information
  • Mendelssohn: Variations Concertantes in D Major for cello & piano, Op. 17
    Steven Stucky: Serenade for woodwind quintet
    Haydn: Piano Trio No. 39 in 5 “Gypsy”
    Schnittke: Moz-Art for two violins
    Mozart: Clarinet Quintet


Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • additional information
  • Johannes Moser, cello
    Tanglewood Festival Chorus and
    Helen GRIME Limina (BSO commission)
    WALTON Cello Concerto
    DURUFLÉ Requiem


Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 10:30 am
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Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 8:00 pm
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Friday, March 6, 2020 at 1:30 pm
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Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm
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  • Dinosaur Annex (FC) presents
  • Musical Puppets
  • Location: First Church of Boston, 66 Marlborough St.
  • additional information
  • Reimagined Voices: Shadows and Objects

    Bahar Royaee – Leylie
    Hubert Ho – He Lay on Ice in Search of Carp and other Filial Exemplars
    Daniel Bernard Roumain – Filter

    $25, $15 students/seniors 65+


Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm
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  • Musicians of Old Post Road (EC) (781-466-6694) presents
  • The Lure of London
  • Location: Emmanuel Church 15 Newbury Street
  • additional information
  • Virtuoso Baroque instrumental works by Italians who settled in London with its lively musical scene. The program includes trio sonatas by Locatelli, Platti, and Tessarini, a capriccio for strings and continuo by Veracini, a flute concerto by Sammartini, and a cello sonata by Cervetto

    $40 Section A/$30 Section B/$10 Students/$5 EBT cardholders/Kids free in Section B!


Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 8:00 pm
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Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 8:00 pm
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  • Radius Ensemble (L) (617.792.7234) presents
  • Trace
  • Location: Pickman Hall, Longy
  • additional information
  • SCHUMAKER – Mehretu trace for oboe, clarinet, and electronic media
    KODÁLY – Duo for violin and cello, Op. 7
    BEETHOVEN – Quintet for piano and winds, O
    Plus a new trio for flute, viola, and cello by the winner of the Pappalardo Composition Competition


Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 8:00 pm
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Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 10:00 am
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Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm
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  • Boston Civic Symphony presents
  • Jonathan Bass, piano
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Francisco Noya, conductor
    Hindemith: Theme and Four Variations
    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

    High School Concerto Competition Winners – Brass and Woodwinds: TBD


Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 3:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Musicians of the Old Post Road (OSC) presents
  • The Lure of London
  • Location: Old South Church, 645 Boylston St.
  • additional information
  • Virtuoso Baroque instrumental works by Italians who settled in London with its lively musical scene. The program includes trio sonatas by Locatelli, Platti, and Tessarini, a capriccio for strings and continuo by Veracini, a flute concerto by Sammartini, and a cello sonata by Cervetto

    $40 Section A/$30 Section B/$10 Students/$5 EBT cardholders/Kids free in Section B!


Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 3:30 pm
in Lexington
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Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 8:00 pm
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Friday, March 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm
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  • Odyssey Opera (BUT) (617.826.1626) presents
  • Rossini: Elisabetta, Regina d’Inghilterra
  • Location: Boston University Theater, 264 Huntington Avenue
  • additional information
  • A rare offering from one of opera’s most beloved composers, this is the first of the nine Rossini Neapolitan operas. Presented fully-staged in Italian with English subtitles. Libretto by Giovanni Schmidt. Cast includes Serena Farnocchia (Queen Elizabeth I) and Lucia Cesaroni (Matilde).


Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm
in Newton Centre
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Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 8:00 pm
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Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 10:00 am
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Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm
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  • Odyssey Opera (BUT) (617.826.1626) presents
  • Rossini: Elisabetta, Regina d’Inghilterra
  • Location: Boston University Theater, 264 Huntington Avenue
  • additional information
  • A rare offering from one of opera’s most beloved composers, this is the first of the nine Rossini Neapolitan operas. Presented fully-staged in Italian with English subtitles. Libretto by Giovanni Schmidt. Cast includes Serena Farnocchia (Queen Elizabeth I) and Lucia Cesaroni (Matilde).


Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm
in Newton Centre
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Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8:00 pm
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  • Sarasa (HEp) presents
  • Pastoral Scenes
  • Location: Harvard Epworth Church, 1555 Mass. Ave
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Hummel: String Trio No. 2 in G major,
    Biber: Pastorella für Violine and Basso continuo
    Schubert: ‘Trout’ Quintet in A major, D. 667

    Christina Day Martinson, violin & viola; Jenny Stirling, viola; Timothy Merton, cello, TBD, bass; Maggie Cole, fortepiano


Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • André Raphel, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Uri Caine, piano; Mike Boone, bass; Clarence Penn, drums; Barbara Walker, vocalist*
    BSO Gospel Chorus
    COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Petite Suite de Concert (March 19, 21)
    STILL Symphony No. 1, Afro-American
    Uri CAINE The Passion of Octavius Catto


Friday, March 20, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • André Raphel, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Uri Caine, piano; Mike Boone, bass; Clarence Penn, drums; Barbara Walker, vocalist*
    BSO Gospel Chorus
    COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Petite Suite de Concert (March 19, 21)
    STILL Symphony No. 1, Afro-American
    Uri CAINE The Passion of Octavius Catto
    CASUAL FRIDAY


Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Newton Centre
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Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 8:00 pm
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • André Raphel, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Uri Caine, piano; Mike Boone, bass; Clarence Penn, drums; Barbara Walker, vocalist*
    BSO Gospel Chorus
    COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Petite Suite de Concert (March 19, 21)
    STILL Symphony No. 1, Afro-American
    Uri CAINE The Passion of Octavius Catto


Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 10:00 am
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Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 3:00 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Boston Chamber Music Society (S) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
  • Tickets: here
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  • Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel: Piano Trio in d
    Kodály: Duo for Violin and Cello (1914)
    Dvořák: Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 87

    Robyn Bollinger, violin
    Marcus Thompson, viola
    Edward Arron, cello
    Andrew Armstrong, piano


Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 3:00 pm
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  • Boston Symphony Chamber Players presents
  • Randall Hodgkinson, piano
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Kevin PUTS Seven Seascapes, for flute, horn, violin, viola, cello, double bass, and piano
    Eric NATHAN Why Old Places Matter, for oboe, horn, and piano
    SMYTH Variations on “Bonny Sweet Robin”
    (Ophelia’s Song), for flute, oboe, and piano
    MENDELSSOHN String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat,


Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Thomas Adès, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Steven Isserlis, cello
    Edgaras Montvidas, tenor
    Tanglewood Festival Chorus and
    Boston Symphony Children’s Choir,
    James Burton, conductor
    STRAVINSKY Pulcinella Suite
    Thomas ADÈS Lieux retrouvés, for cello and orchestra
    STRAVINSKY Perséphone


Friday, March 27, 2020 at 1:30 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Thomas Adès, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Steven Isserlis, cello
    Edgaras Montvidas, tenor
    Tanglewood Festival Chorus and
    Boston Symphony Children’s Choir,
    James Burton, conductor
    STRAVINSKY Pulcinella Suite
    Thomas ADÈS Lieux retrouvés, for cello and orchestra
    STRAVINSKY Perséphone


Friday, March 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Baroque presents
  • hristina Day Martinson, violin
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
    Vivaldi: Gloria for Chorus and Orchestra
    Monteverdi: Beatus Vir


Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 3:00 pm
in Cambridge
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Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 8:00 pm
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  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project presents
  • Joesph Schwanter Portrait
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Joseph Schwantner Percussion Concerto No. 2: Concerto for Percussion Section, Timpani, and Orchestra (2011)
    Joseph Schwantner Aftertones of Infinity (1978)


Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project presents
  • Joesph Schwanter Portrait
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Joseph Schwantner Percussion Concerto No. 2: Concerto for Percussion Section, Timpani, and Orchestra (2011)
    Joseph Schwantner Aftertones of Infinity (1978)


Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Thomas Adès, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Steven Isserlis, cello
    Edgaras Montvidas, tenor
    Tanglewood Festival Chorus and
    Boston Symphony Children’s Choir,
    James Burton, conductor
    STRAVINSKY Pulcinella Suite
    Thomas ADÈS Lieux retrouvés, for cello and orchestra
    STRAVINSKY Perséphone


Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 10:00 am
in Boston
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Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 3:00 pm
in Concord
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Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 3:00 pm
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  • Boston Baroque presents
  • hristina Day Martinson, violin
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
    Vivaldi: Gloria for Chorus and Orchestra
    Monteverdi: Beatus Vir


Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 4:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Glissando (617-784-2549) presents
  • All French
  • Location: First Church, 66 Marlborough St,
  • Tickets: here
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  • Ravel: Ma mère l’Oye, suite for piano four hands
    Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit, for solo piano
    Trapani: The Silence of a Falling Star Lights Up the Purple Sky, for solo piano
    Trapani: Pavane (Standing Still), for violin and piano
    Fauré: Sonata No. 2 in E minor for violin and piano, Op. 108
    Other works to be announced

    Jason Horowitz, violin
    Taylor Wang, Nathan Emans, Erik Kim, Sergey Schepkin, piano


Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 4:00 pm
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Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 5:00 pm
in Boston
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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Handel: Alexander’s Feast
  • Location: Kings Chapel
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  • performed by King’s Chapel Choir, Soloists & Orchestra
    Heinrich Christensen, director

    $20 suggested ($15 for students/seniors)


Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Collage New Music presents
  • From Inside to Out, Secreted and Revealed
  • Location: Pickman Hall – Longy School of Music
  • Tickets: here
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  • Anne Callaway: Devachan (1992)
    Brian Sears: New Work, TBA (2020)
    Collage New Music 2019-20 Fellow
    Thomas Adès: Catch (1991)
    Marjorie Merryman: Four Images, for solo cello
    David Froom: Hidden Motives (2018)

    7:00 talk


Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 10:30 am
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
    HK GRUBER Short Stories from the Vienna Woods
    (American premiere; BSO co-commission)
    GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F
    RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 3
    OPEN REHEARSAL


Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
    HK GRUBER Short Stories from the Vienna Woods
    (American premiere; BSO co-commission)
    GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F
    RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 3


Friday, April 3, 2020 at 1:30 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
    HK GRUBER Short Stories from the Vienna Woods
    (American premiere; BSO co-commission)
    GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F
    RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 3


Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 7:30 pm
in Boston
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  • Juventas (FC) presents
  • Evolution
  • Location: First Church in Boston 66 Marlborough Street
  • Tickets: here
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  • Encore!,
    Audience favorites from Juventas’s 2018-19 season, “The American Dream,” with music by Oliver Caplan, Dayton Kinney, Mari Kotskyy, Ursula Kwong-Brown, Libby Meyer, Steven Serpa, and Ari Sussman.


Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
    HK GRUBER Short Stories from the Vienna Woods
    (American premiere; BSO co-commission)
    GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F
    RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 3


Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 10:00 am
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Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 3:00 pm
in Brookline
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  • Equilibrium Concert Series (BPL) presents
  • Ritual and Superstition
  • Location: Brookline Public Library
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  • Our spring program explores representations of the mythic in contemporary music, including a commission from Bahar Royee. Works by Matthew Evan Taylor, Jessica Rudman, Steven Moreno, Alex Temple, and Hong Da Chin.

    $!5


Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Emily Magee, soprano (Isolde)*
    Jonas Kaufmann, tenor (Tristan)
    Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano (Brangäne)
    Kostas Smoriginas, baritone (Kurwenal)
    Günther Groissböck, bass (Marke)
    Andrew Rees, tenor (Melot)
    Alex Richardson, tenor (Shepherd)
    David Kravitz, baritone (Helmsman)
    WAGNER Tristan und Isolde, Act III


Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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Friday, April 10, 2020 at 10:00 am
in Boston
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Friday, April 10, 2020 at 5:30 pm
in Boston
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  • Trinity Church (617-536-0944) presents
  • Good Friday
  • Location: Trinity Church, Copley Square
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  • La Farge Ensemble and instrumentalists perform Buxtehude’s rarely-heard Membra Jesu nostri patientis sanctissima (The Most Holy Limbs of Our Suffering Jesus). Composed of seven brief cantatas, the hour-long work integrates vivid texts dedicated to the wounded limbs of the crucified Christ: feet, knees, hands, sides, breast, heart, and face. The


Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 7:30 pm
in Boston
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  • Odyssey Opera (JH) (617.826.1626) presents
  • Operas in Concert
  • Location: Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St
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  • Gloriana (1953) by Benjamin Britten

    Libretto by William Plomer. Co-production with New York City Opera. Cast includes Anna Caterina Antonacci (Regina Gloriana).


Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Emily Magee, soprano (Isolde)*
    Jonas Kaufmann, tenor (Tristan)
    Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano (Brangäne)
    Kostas Smoriginas, baritone (Kurwenal)
    Günther Groissböck, bass (Marke)
    Andrew Rees, tenor (Melot)
    Alex Richardson, tenor (Shepherd)
    David Kravitz, baritone (Helmsman)
    WAGNER Tristan und Isolde, Act III


Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 10:00 am
in Boston
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Monday, April 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Winsor Music (HEC) presents
  • Kurtag with Kashkashian
  • Location: Havard Epworth Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave
  • Tickets: here
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  • Kurtág: Hommage à R. Sch., Signs, Games and Messages, for english horn and bass clarinet, and for solo viola

    Clara Schumann: 3 Romances,
    Robert Schumann: Piano Quartet

    Kim Kashkashian, viola ; Gabriela Díaz, violin
    Rane Moore, clarinet; Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello
    Peggy Pearson, oboe; Donald Berman, piano


Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm
in Concord
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Friday, April 17, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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Friday, April 17, 2020 at 10:15 pm
in Boston
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Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Blaise Déjardin, cello
    SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concerto No. 1
    BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra
    RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2


Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 8:00 pm
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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  • Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 5
    Pavel Haas: String Quartet No. 3
    Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel for clarinet & piano
    Shen Yiwen: Quintet: Guo Shang: Hymn to the Fallen for flute, clarinet, violin, cello & piano
    Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in e minor


Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 10:00 am
in Boston
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Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Civic Symphony presents
  • Yefgeny Kutik, violin
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Francisco Noya, conductor
    Mason Bates: Mothership
    Beethoven: Violin Concerto
    Beethoven: Symphony No. 5


Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm
in Rockport
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  • Rockport Music presents
  • Alexander Ullman, piano
  • Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
  • Tickets: here
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  • HAYDN: Sonata in G major No. 54
    BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 21. ‘Waldstein’ Op 53
    BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 22, Op 54
    SCHUBERT/LISZT: Ave Maria, S558/12
    SCHUBERT/LISZT: In der Ferne (Schwanengesang), S560/6
    SCHUBERT/LISZT: Der Wanderer, S558/11
    SCHUBERT/LISZT: Die Forelle, S563/6


Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 4:00 pm
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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  • Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 5
    Pavel Haas: String Quartet No. 3
    Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel for clarinet & piano
    Shen Yiwen: Quintet: Guo Shang: Hymn to the Fallen for flute, clarinet, violin, cello & piano
    Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in e minor


Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Constantinos Carydis, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Midori, violin
    KODÁLY Dances of Galánta
    PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 1
    Periklis KOUKOS In Memoriam Y.A. Papaioannu
    BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7


Friday, April 24, 2020 at 1:30 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Constantinos Carydis, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Midori, violin
    KODÁLY Dances of Galánta
    PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 1
    Periklis KOUKOS In Memoriam Y.A. Papaioannu
    BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7


Friday, April 24, 2020 at 7:30 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Baroque presents
  • Handel: Ariodante
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Paula Murrihy, Ariodante
    Kiera Duffy, Ginevra
    Sonja Tengblad, Dalinda
    Ann McMahon Quintero, Polinesso
    Rufus Müller, Lurcanio
    Nathan Berg, Re di Scozia
    Jonas Budris, Odoardo


Friday, April 24, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 7:30 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Baroque presents
  • Handel: Ariodante
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Paula Murrihy, Ariodante
    Kiera Duffy, Ginevra
    Sonja Tengblad, Dalinda
    Ann McMahon Quintero, Polinesso
    Rufus Müller, Lurcanio
    Nathan Berg, Re di Scozia
    Jonas Budris, Odoardo


Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Newton Centre
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  • Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra ((617) 779-0900) presents
  • Beethoven and Brass
  • Location: First Baptist Church, 848 Beacon Street
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Kevin Rhodes conductor
    Strauss, Horn concerto #1 – BSO’s Michael Winter, solo horn
    Neruda, Trumpet Concerto in Eb – BSO’s Thomas Siders, solo trumpet
    Kareem Roustom, Dabke (Line Dance) for string orchestra
    Beethoven, Symphony #4


Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Boston Camerata (L) (617.262.2092) presents
  • The Three Sisters: Songs of Love and Passion, ca 1300
  • Location: Longy School of Music One Follen Street
  • Tickets: here
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  • a conversation, via fabulous, age-old music and poetry, and very much from the female point of view, around the always-contemporary themes of desire, yearning, and fulfillment. These songs will be performed by a virtuoso consort of women in love (or not); Anne Azéma, joined by Camila Parias, Clare McNamara, voices, and Susanne Ansorg, vielle and guittern.


Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • New England Philharmonic (TS) presents
  • Flowers in the Dark
  • Location: Tsai Performance Center 685 Commonwealth Avenu
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  • Igor Stravinsky – Feu d’artifice (Fireworks), Op. 4
    Helen Grime – Night Songs; First Boston performance
    Eric Nathan – Double Concerto for Solo Violin, Solo Clarinet and String Orchestra;
    Co-commission with The New York Classical Players, First Boston performance
    Stefan Jackiw, violin
    Yoonah Kim, clarinet
    Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 1


Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Constantinos Carydis, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Midori, violin
    KODÁLY Dances of Galánta
    PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 1
    Periklis KOUKOS In Memoriam Y.A. Papaioannu
    BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7


Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 10:00 am
in Boston
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Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 3:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Chamber Players presents
  • John Brancy, baritone
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • J.S. BACH (arr. MOZART) Preludes and Fugues for string trio
    Michael GANDOLFI New work for voices and ensemble (world premiere; BSO commission)
    DAHL Allegro and Arioso, for wind quintet
    BRITTEN Sinfonietta, Op. 1


Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 7:30 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Boston Chamber Music Society (S) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Schumann: Märchenerzählungen, for Oboe, Viola and Piano,
    Joan Tower: Viola Quintet, “Purple Rain” (BCMS commission / World premiere)
    Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A major,

    Peggy Pearson, oboe
    Jennifer Frautschi & Yura Lee, violin
    Dimitri Murrath & Marcus Thompson, viola
    Raman Ramakrishnan, cello
    Max Levinson, piano


Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Constantinos Carydis, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Midori, violin
    KODÁLY Dances of Galánta
    PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 1
    Periklis KOUKOS In Memoriam Y.A. Papaioannu
    BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7


Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Elizabeth Rowe, flute; John Ferrillo, oboe
    HAYDN Symphony No. 12
    LIGETI Double Concerto for Flute, Oboe, and Orchestra
    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, Pathétique


Friday, May 1, 2020 at 1:30 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Elizabeth Rowe, flute; John Ferrillo, oboe
    HAYDN Symphony No. 12
    LIGETI Double Concerto for Flute, Oboe, and Orchestra
    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, Pathétique


Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 7:30 pm
in Cambridge
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  • In Stile Moderno presents
  • Faithful and Pious Heart: Devotional Music in Seventeenth-Century Italy
  • Location: Cambridge Friends Meeting, 5 Longfellow Park
  • Tickets: here
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  • A selection from works by Benedetto Ferrari, Domenico Mazzocchi, and others. Accompanied by the magical timbre of theorbo and baroque harp, and complemented by instrumental works for cornetto, harp, and theorbo,


Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Radius Ensemble (L) (617.792.7234) presents
  • Revelation
  • Location: Pickman Hall, Longy
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  • EPSTEIN – Abîme des oiseaux for wind quintet (world premiere)
    MESSIAEN – Quatuor pour la fin du Temps


Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Elizabeth Rowe, flute; John Ferrillo, oboe
    HAYDN Symphony No. 12
    LIGETI Double Concerto for Flute, Oboe, and Orchestra
    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, Pathétique


Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Musicians of the Old Post Road (HE) presents
  • Dramatic Return
  • Location: Harvard Epworth Church, Cambridge
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  • French Baroque cantatas and instrumental works, featuring Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre’s cantata Le Passage sur la mer rouge (based on the biblical story), Clerambault’s epic cantata Leandre et Hero, along with Clerambault’s Sonata La Felicite and an overture by Charpentier
    With soprano Teresa Wakim

    $40 Section A/$30 Section B/$10 Students/$5 EBT cardholders/Kids free in Section B!


Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 10:00 am
in Boston
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Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Cambridge
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Friday, May 8, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Back Bay Chorale presents
  • Mendelssohn: Elijah
  • Location: Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, Harvard
  • Tickets: here
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  • Tyler Duncan, baritone
    Meredith Hansen, soprano
    Clara Osowski, alto
    Stefan Reed, tenor
    MaryRuth Lown,soprano
    Elizabeth Eschen, alto
    Patrick T. Waters,tenor
    Craig Juricka, bass
    Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra
    Scott Allen Jarrett conducting


Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 3:00 pm
in Boston
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Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Dinosaur Annex (VL) presents
  • Musical Puppets
  • Location: Various Locations
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  • Waterworks Museum, 2450 Beacon St., Chestnut Hill

    Mei-Fang Lin – Friction for flute and viola
    Kui Dong – Pangu’s Song for flute and percussion
    Stefanie Lubkowski – Right now, in a second for clarinet and marimba
    Anthony Green – Movements in Movement and Sound for marimba and objects

    $20 general admission; $10 students/seniors 65+


Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Newton
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  • Seraphim Singers presents
  • Mass Throwdown!
  • Location: Eliot Church of Newton, 474 Centre Street
  • Tickets: here
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  • Settings of the Mass for varied forces from various periods. Men vs. women, early vs. contemporary, romantic vs. classical. Hear Victoria’s Missa O Magnum Mysterium, Britten’s Missa Brevis, Villa-Lobos’s Missa São Sebastãio, and McNeil Robinson’s Missa Brevis.
    with Heinrich Christensen, organ


Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Longwood Symphony Orchestra, Ronald Feldman, conductor presents
  • Viols and Wine at the Green Room
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • Tickets: here
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  • MOZART Sinfonia Concertante K297b
    Britta Swedenborg, Au.D, flute
    Michael Barnett, M.D., oboe
    Benjamin Steinhorn, M.D., Ph.D., bassoon
    Orlando Pandolfi, horn

    ALFRED SCHNITTKE Moz-Art a la Haydn
    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8


Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 8:00 pm
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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  • Robert Schumann Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales) for clarinet, viola & piano, Op. 132
    Miriam Gideon Rhymes from the Hill for soprano, clarinet, cello & marimba
    Szymanowski: Mythes for violin & piano,
    William Alwy: Naiades Fantasy-Sonata for flute & harp
    Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 3 in c minor


Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 10:00 am
in Boston
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Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 3:00 pm
in Cambridge
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Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 4:00 pm
in Boston (FC)
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  • Chameleon Arts Ensemble (617-427-8200) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St
  • additional information
  • Robert Schumann Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales) for clarinet, viola & piano, Op. 132
    Miriam Gideon Rhymes from the Hill for soprano, clarinet, cello & marimba
    Szymanowski: Mythes for violin & piano,
    William Alwy: Naiades Fantasy-Sonata for flute & harp
    Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 3 in c minor


Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Boston Chamber Music Society (S) presents
  • Yefim Bronfman, piano
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
  • Tickets: here
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  • Brahms: Sonata in E minor for Cello and Piano,
    Bruch: Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano,
    Bartók: Contrasts, for Clarinet, Violin and Piano,
    Grażyna Bacewicz: Piano Quintet No. 1 (1952)

    Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet
    Yura Lee & Joanna Kurkowicz, violins
    Marcus Thompson, viola
    Raman Ramakrishnan, cello
    Max Levinson, piano


Friday, May 15, 2020 at 7:30 pm
in Cambridge
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Friday, May 15, 2020 at 7:30 pm
in Boston
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  • Trinity Church (617-536-0944) presents
  • Mozart’s Requiem (completion by Robert Levin)
  • Location: Trinity Church, Copley Square
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  • Complementing the Mozart for this program is Justorum animae, a brief work for chorus and orchestra by the composer’s contemporary and fabled rival, Antonio Salieri.  Tickets are $25, $40, and $55.


Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 7:30 pm
in Newton Centre
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  • New Philharmonia presents
  • Music for All
  • Location: First Baptist Church, 848 Beacon St,
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  • Vignieri: World Premiere
    25th anniversary commission
    Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
    Metropolitan Chorale, Lisa Graham, director
    Rachele Schmiege, soprano
    Britt Brown, mezzo soprano
    Omar Namji, tenor
    Ryne Cherry, baritone


Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Cambridge
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  • Spectrum Singers (617-492-8902) presents
  • Haydn’s Final Masterpiece
  • Location: First Church Congregational Cambridge
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  • Haydn’s Harmoniemesse
    Stravinsky’s serene 1944/48 Mass

    Teresa Wakim, soprano | Thea Lobo, alto | Charles Blandy, tenor | Sumner Thompson, bass

    Full orchestra and wind ensemble


Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 3:00 pm
in Newton Centre
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  • New Philharmonia presents
  • Music for All
  • Location: First Baptist Church, 848 Beacon St,
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  • Vignieri: World Premiere
    25th anniversary commission
    Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
    Metropolitan Chorale, Lisa Graham, director
    Rachele Schmiege, soprano
    Britt Brown, mezzo soprano
    Omar Namji, tenor
    Ryne Cherry, baritone


Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 3:30 pm
in Lexington
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  • Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble presents
  • Pastoral Scenes
  • Location: First Parish in Lexington 7 Harrington Road
  • Tickets: here
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  • Hummel: String Trio No. 2 in G major,
    Biber: Pastorella für Violine and Basso continuo
    Schubert: ‘Trout’ Quintet in A major, D. 667

    Christina Day Martinson, violin & viola; Jenny Stirling, viola; Timothy Merton, cello, TBD, bass; Maggie Cole, fortepiano


Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Glissando (617-784-2549) presents
  • All Beethoven
  • Location: First Church, 66 Marlborough St,
  • Tickets: here
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  • Sonata No. 4 in A minor for violin and piano.
    Sonata No. 3 in A major for cello and piano,
    Piano Trio No. 7 in B-flat major, (“Archduke”)

    Robyn Bollinger, violin
    Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello
    Sergey Schepkin, piano


Friday, May 22, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project presents
  • Joesph Schwanter Portrait
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Henri Lazarof Concerto No. 2 for Orchestra “Icarus” (2004)
    Thomas Adès Polaris (2010)
    Yu-Hui Chang Hawking Radiation* (2019)
    Gustav Holst The Planets (1914-16)
    Featuring “Pluto, the Redeemer” finale by Colin Matthews


Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 3:00 pm
in Brookline
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Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Lexington
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  • Concord Chorus presents
  • with brass, percussion and organ
  • Location: Church of St. Brigid 1981 Massachusetts Avenue
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  • Bruckner: Libera me, WAB 21
    Bruckner: Libera me, WAB 22
    Morten Lauridsen: Lux aeterna
    John Rutter: Gloria

    $30; Seniors, $25, Students $10


Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 8:00 pm
in Brookline
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Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 4:00 pm
in Brookline
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  • Winsor Music presents
  • Simone Dinnerstein, piano
  • Location: St. Paul’s Church 15 St. Paul Street, Brookline
  • Tickets: here
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  • J. S. Bac:h Chorale Preludes for solo piano and Arrangements for oboe, violin and piano

    Osnat Netzer: Song for the Spirit

    Milad Yousufi “My Journey to America,” (World Premiere: a commission by consortium)

    Simone Dinnerstein, piano
    Milad Yousufi, narrator
    Gabriela Díaz, violin; Ashleigh Gordon, viola
    Rane Moore, clarinet; Peggy Pearson, oboe


Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 3:00 pm
in Boston
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Friday, June 12, 2020 at 7:30 pm
in Boston
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  • Odyssey Opera BOCO) presents
  • Merrie England (1902) by Edward German
  • Location: Boston Conservatory Theater
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  • This engaging and colorful score combined with a witty libretto has been performed more often than any other British operetta written in the 20th century. Presented fully-staged in English. Book and Lyrics by Basil Hood. Cast includes Claudia Waite (Good Queen Bess) and Daniel Greenwood (Sir Walter Raleigh).


Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm
in Boston
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  • Odyssey Opera BOCO) presents
  • Merrie England (1902) by Edward German
  • Location: Boston Conservatory Theater
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  • This engaging and colorful score combined with a witty libretto has been performed more often than any other British operetta written in the 20th century. Presented fully-staged in English. Book and Lyrics by Basil Hood. Cast includes Claudia Waite (Good Queen Bess) and Daniel Greenwood (Sir Walter Raleigh).