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Wednesday, October 23, 2019 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Philharmonia
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • Tickets: here
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  • Xian Zhang, conductor
    Qigang Chen: L’Eloignement
    Ravel: Suite of Five Pieces from Mother Goose
    Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B–flat major
    FREE but ticket required


Thursday, October 24, 2019 in Chestnut Hill
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  • First Church in Chestnut Hill presents
  • Opera Italia
  • Location: 26 Suffolk Road
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  • works by Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Rossini, and more…
    Christina Grandy de Oliveira soprano
    Kristin Hagan mezzo soprano
    Eduardo Ramos tenor
    James Lesu’i baritone
    and Kathryn Rosenbach piano

    FREE


Thursday, October 24, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Susanna Mälkki, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Andreas Haefliger, piano
    FAURÉ Pavane
    Dieter AMMANN New work for piano and orchestra
    (American premiere; BSO co-commission)
    MESSIAEN “Alleluia on the trumpet,
    alleluia on the cymbal” from L’Ascension DEBUSSY La Mer


Friday, October 25, 2019 in Medford
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Friday, October 25, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Susanna Mälkki, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Andreas Haefliger, piano
    FAURÉ Pavane
    Dieter AMMANN New work for piano and orchestra
    (American premiere; BSO co-commission)
    MESSIAEN “Alleluia on the trumpet,
    alleluia on the cymbal” from L’Ascension DEBUSSY La Mer


Friday, October 25, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Classical Guitar Society (FLC) presents
  • A Tribute to Frank Wallace
  • Location: First Lutheran Church, 299 Berkeley Street
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  • A DISTANT WIND with Christopher Ladd.
    CYRCLES, SONATA 3 with David William Ross.
    WOOLGATHERING, OP. 47B with Asa Gudjonsdottir (violin), Christopher Ladd, Robert Ward, and Alexander Dunn (guitars).
    ANOUSHKA with Robert Ward.
    DUO SONATA 1 w.Robert Ward and Alexander Dunn.
    GRYPHON FOR VIOLIN AND GUITAR
    Amaranth Duo: Christopher Ladd (guitar) and Asa Gudjonsdottir (violin).
    DEBIL DE ALBA with Daniel Ascadi.
    SHADOW OF THE SUN with Nick Cutroneo.

    NEW ENGLAND SEXTETS with Christopher Ladd, Performed by Christopher Ladd, Alexander Dunn, David William, Daniel Ascadi, Nick Cutroneo, and Robert Ward.


Friday, October 25, 2019 in Weston
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  • Cambridge Society for Early Music presents
  • Cyprus 1400: Crossroads of Cultures
  • Location: Weston Congregational Church, 130 Newton Street
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  • Rare, anonymous Ars subtilior music from the court of Janus of Lusignan, King of Cyprus and his wife Charlotte of Bourbon, as preserved in the Torino CodexChansons of courtly love—virelais, rondeaux, & ballades—with a plainchant Kyrie for St. Hilarion (patron saint of Cyprus) and motets: Porta celi fulgentibus/Assit deus huic domui, à 4; Personet armonia/Consonet altisonis, à 3 (instrumental). Five traditional Cypriot and Greek pieces.

    ALKEMIE Medieval Ensemble
    $35 general | $30 seniors |$10 students


Friday, October 25, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (SeuH) presents
  • Composers’ Recital Series
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • new works by Conservatory undergraduate and graduate composition students written for Mivos Quartet.
    FREE


Friday, October 25, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (132) presents
  • Guest Artist Recital
  • Location: 132 Ipswich St.
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  • Mike Truesdell, director of percussion at Ithaca College, presents “The Connection”—an evening of works for marimba and vibraphone spanning over 300 years. This hour-long recital threads a dramatic narrative through the works of Alessandro Scarlatti, James P. Johnson, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and the Boston premiere of a work by New York-based composer Jonathan Dawe.

    FREE


Friday, October 25, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Baroque presents
  • Mozart and Haydn
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Featuring Amanda Forsythe, soprano
    Mozart:
    “Linz” Symphony No. 36 in C
    “Barbaro, oh Dio, mi vedi” from Il re pastore
    “Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben” from Zaide
    Bella mia fiamma, addio”
    Haydn:
    “Anna, m’ascolta” from Il ritorno di Tobia
    Symphony No. 102 in B flat


Saturday, October 26, 2019 in Boston
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  • La Donna Musicale (OS) ((617) 461-6973) presents
  • Essential Early Women Composers
  • Location: Gordon Chapel at Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street
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  • a harpsichord concerto by Maria Teresa Agnesi., and music by Hildegard von Bingenby Barbara Strozzi, Isabella Leonarda, and Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre.

    Daniela Tošic & Camila Parias, voice
    Guan-Ting Ku & Lisa Brooke, violins
    Mo-ah Kim, harpsichord
    Laury Gutiérrez, viola da gamba

    $35 – $5


Saturday, October 26, 2019 in Chestnut Hill
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  • Skylark Ensemble (CR) presents
  • Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil
  • Location: Church of the Redeemer
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Skylark will welcome basso-profundos Eric Alatorre (a long-time member of Chanticleer), Adrian Peacock (renowned choral music producer and voice from the BBC Singers), and Glenn Miller (who performed as part of Robert Shaw’s famous Vespers recording).

    Artistic Director Matthew Guard will give a pre-concert talk at 6:15 pm.


Saturday, October 26, 2019 in Boston
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  • Juventas (FC) presents
  • Evolution
  • Location: First Church in Boston 66 Marlborough Street
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  • Roots & Wings
    Works from Juventas’s early years paired with pieces by the same composers today, with music by David Biedenbender, Stephanie Ann Boyd, Oliver Caplan, and Heather Gilligan.


Saturday, October 26, 2019 in Boston
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Saturday, October 26, 2019 in Newton Centre
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Saturday, October 26, 2019 in Salem
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  • Cambridge Society for Early Music presents
  • Cyprus 1400: Crossroads of Cultures
  • Location: Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex Street
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  • Rare, anonymous Ars subtilior music from the court of Janus of Lusignan, King of Cyprus and his wife Charlotte of Bourbon, as preserved in the Torino CodexChansons of courtly love—virelais, rondeaux, & ballades—with a plainchant Kyrie for St. Hilarion (patron saint of Cyprus) and motets: Porta celi fulgentibus/Assit deus huic domui, à 4; Personet armonia/Consonet altisonis, à 3 (instrumental). Five traditional Cypriot and Greek pieces.

    ALKEMIE Medieval Ensemble
    $35 general | $30 seniors |$10 students


Saturday, October 26, 2019 in Cambridge
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  • Musica Sacra presents
  • Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610
  • Location: First Church, Cambridge, MA
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  • Performed with an orchestra, Janet Ross and Agnes Coakley Cox, sopranos; Jason Sabol and Max Blum-Campo, tenors; and Tevan Goldberg and Ulysses Thomas, basses.


Saturday, October 26, 2019 in Boston
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Saturday, October 26, 2019 in Waltham
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  • Brandeis University (781-736-3400) presents
  • Lydian String Quartet
  • Location: Slosberg Music Center, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • ROBERT SCHUMANN: String Quartet No. 3 in A major, Op. 41, No. 3
    GYÖRGY KURTÁG: Officium breve in memoriam Andreae Szervánsky, Op. 28
    FELIX MENDELSSOHN: String Quintet No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 87

    With Gabriela Diaz, viola


Saturday, October 26, 2019 in Boston
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  • Emmanuel Music presents
  • Bach: Mass in B Minor
  • Location: Emmanuel Church of Boston
  • Tickets: here
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  • Sopranos: Kendra Colton, Carley DeFranco
    Jessica Petrus

    Altos: Carrie Cheron, Margaret Lias
    Deborah Rentz-Moore, Krista River

    Tenors: Charles Blandy, Eric Carey

    Basses: David Kravitz, Will Prapestis


Saturday, October 26, 2019 in Brookline
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Saturday, October 26, 2019 in Boston
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  • New England Philharmonic (TS) presents
  • Left Dreaming
  • Location: Tsai Performance Center 685 Commonwealth Avenu
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  • Left Dreaming, October 26, 2019, 8:00pm, BU’s Tsai Performance Center
    Hilary Purrington – Above the last cloud; Winner, 2019 NEP Call for Scores, First Boston performance
    Gunther Schuller – Dreamscape
    Maurice Ravel – Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
    Jeffrey Swann, piano
    Hannah Lash – God Music Bug Music; First Boston performance
    Arnold Schoenberg – Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 16


Saturday, October 26, 2019 in Boston
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  • Celebrity Series presents
  • Jerusalem Quartet
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Haydn | Quartet in D minor, Opus 76, no. 2, “Fifths”
    Bartók | Quartet No. 4
    Brahms | Quartet in C minor, Opus 51, no. 1


Saturday, October 26, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Susanna Mälkki, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Andreas Haefliger, piano
    FAURÉ Pavane
    Dieter AMMANN New work for piano and orchestra
    (American premiere; BSO co-commission)
    MESSIAEN “Alleluia on the trumpet,
    alleluia on the cymbal” from L’Ascension DEBUSSY La Mer


Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Boston
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Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Boston
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  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (617 278 5156) presents
  • Castle of Our Skins
  • Location: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Fenway
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  • Alvin Singleton, Secret Desire to be Black, for string quartet (1988)
    Florence Price, String Quartet in A Minor (1935) Boston Premiere
    Julius Eastman, The Holy Presence of Joan d’Arc (1981)
    Coleridge Taylor Perkinson, “Fuguing Tune” and “Calvary Ostinato” (1973) from Lamentations: Black Folk Song Suite for solo cello


Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Cambridge
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  • Skylark Ensemble (SP) presents
  • Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil
  • Location: St. Paul Parish, 29 Mt Auburn Street
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Skylark will welcome basso-profundos Eric Alatorre (a long-time member of Chanticleer), Adrian Peacock (renowned choral music producer and voice from the BBC Singers), and Glenn Miller (who performed as part of Robert Shaw’s famous Vespers recording).


Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Boston
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  • CØDA Ensemble presents
  • Fifth Season Quartet
  • Location: Guild Room at Old South Church
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  • Johann Strauss II, Perpetuum Mobile
    Britten, Sinfonietta
    Gubaidulina, Concordanza
    Dvorak, Slavonic Dances
    $20 and Student Admission is $10.


Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Lexington
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  • Metropolitan Wind Symphony presents
  • Traveler
  • Location: National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA
  • Tickets: here
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  • Steve Danyew: Vermont State Fair
    Holst: Hammersmith
    Sousa: Manhattan Beach
    Prokofiev/arr. Yoder: March. Op. 99
    Robert Langslet: March Jejune
    Percy Grainger/arr. Brion: Handel in the Strand
    Saint-Saens/arr. Hindsley: Danse Macabre
    David Biedenbender: Melodious Thunk
    Percy Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry
    Gershwin/arr. Rogers: Cuban Overture


Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Cambridge
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  • Longy School of Music presents
  • Musicians from Marlboro
  • Location: Longy School of Music, Cambridge
  • Tickets: here
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  • Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano • Frank Rosenwein, oboe
    Robyn Bollinger, violin • David McCarroll, violin
    Stephen Tavani, violin • Itamar Zorman, violin
    Hélène Clément, viola • Tanner Menees, viola
    Marcy Rosen, cello

    Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370
    Dean: Quartet No. 2, And Once I Played Ophelia
    Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1


Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Newton
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  • Temple Emanuel (617-558-8100) presents
  • Met Opera Audition Winners Live
  • Location: Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street
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  • Opera. New England winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Amani Cole-Felder, soprano, Zaray Rodriguez, mezzo-soprano and Zizhao Wang, bass-baritone will perform German, French and Italian arias.

    FREE


Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Weston
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Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Medford
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  • Tufts University presents
  • Tufts Sunday Concert Series
  • Location: Granoff Music Center, 20 Talbot Avenue
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  • The post-World War II era saw music for bands take off as a group of young American composers wrote pieces for schools, colleges, and professional groups that continue to be the Tufts Wind Ensemble will perform a collection of works by Walter Piston, Vincent Persichetti, William Schuman, and Howard Hanson. John McCann, director

    Free; no tickets required


Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Baroque presents
  • Mozart and Haydn
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Featuring Amanda Forsythe, soprano
    Mozart:
    “Linz” Symphony No. 36 in C
    “Barbaro, oh Dio, mi vedi” from Il re pastore
    “Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben” from Zaide
    Bella mia fiamma, addio”
    Haydn:
    “Anna, m’ascolta” from Il ritorno di Tobia
    Symphony No. 102 in B flat


Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • LEIPZIG WEEK IN BOSTON
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Gewandhausorchester Leipzig Andris Nelsons, conductor Leonidas Kavakos, violin Gautier Capuçon, cello
    BRAHMS Double Concerto for violin, cello, and orchestra
    SCHUBERT Symphony in C, The Great


Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Boston
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Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Boston
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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Mortal Musings
  • Location: Kings Chapel
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  • Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 5 PM
    Mortal Musings
    Desenclos: Requiem
    Parry: Songs of Farewell 1-3
    Schuman: Carols of Death
    performed by King’s Chapel Choir with Jeremy Bruns, organ
    Heinrich Christensen, director

    $20 suggested ($15 for students/seniors)


Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Boston
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  • Trinity Church (617-536-0944) presents
  • Duruflé’s Requiem
  • Location: Trinity Church, Copley Square
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  •  The Choirs of Trinity Church will offer Duruflé’s Requiem during a Eucharist service commemorating All Souls. Admission is free; an offering will be collected.


Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (H) ((617) 912-9222) presents
  • String Master Series
  • Location: Houston Hall 8 The Fenway
  • Tickets: here
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  • Violist Marcus Thompson and pianist Judith Gordon will include a new work by John Harbison, as well as works by Bach and Schumann.


Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Percussion Ensemble
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • Tickets: here
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  • Joan Tower: DNA, for Percussion Quintet (
    Chick Corea: Armando’s Rhumba (1976), t
    Thomas Gauger: White Water on the Housatonic
    Steve Reich: Nahoya Marimbas (1998)
    Casey Cangelosi: Character No. 2, for solo marimba
    Christopher Rouse: Ogoun Badagris (1976)

    freee but ticket required


Monday, October 28, 2019 in West Newton
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  • Newton Community Education’s Lifetime Learning (TS) (617-559-6994.) presents
  • ROBYN BOLLINGER, VIOLIN
  • Location: Temple Shalom, 175 Temple St,
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  • Bach: Prelude from Partita No. 3 in E Major,
    Locatelli: Caprice No. 7
    Paganini: Caprice Op. 1, No. 1
    Ysaÿe: Obsession from Sonata No. 2 in a minor
    Garth Knox: II. Up in the Air from Violin Spaces
    Biber: Passagalia
    Bach: Ciaccona from Partita No. 2 in d minor,
    October 28, 2019, 10am to 11am

    $10


Monday, October 28, 2019 in Cambridge
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  • Cambridge Society for Early Music (CC) presents
  • Cyprus 1400: Crossroads of Cultures
  • Location: Christ Church, Zero Garden Street
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  • Rare, anonymous Ars subtilior music from the court of Janus of Lusignan, King of Cyprus and his wife Charlotte of Bourbon, as preserved in the Torino CodexChansons of courtly love—virelais, rondeaux, & ballades—with a plainchant Kyrie for St. Hilarion (patron saint of Cyprus) and motets: Porta celi fulgentibus/Assit deus huic domui, à 4; Personet armonia/Consonet altisonis, à 3 (instrumental). Five traditional Cypriot and Greek pieces.

    ALKEMIE Medieval Ensemble
    $35 general | $30 seniors |$10 students


Monday, October 28, 2019 in Watertown
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  • Seven Times Salt presents
  • The Corners of the Moon:
  • Location: Church of the Good Shepherd, 9 Russell St.
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  • Uncanny Music for Hallowmas
    Spooky music of 17th-c. England depicting ghost encounters, witches’ dances, fantastic beasts and more. Works by Campion, Picforth, Byrd, Lawes, and ballads about fairy mayhem, mad Tom o’ Bedlam, and the antics of Robin Goodfellow. Will good magic win in the end?

    Seven Times Salt: Agnes Coakley Cox, soprano; Karen Burciaga, violin, voice; Dan Meyers, recorder, flute, percussion, voice; Matthew Wright, lute, bandora, voice; David Miller, bass viol, voice; Alastair Thompson, harpsichord, voice

    $20 suggested


Monday, October 28, 2019 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Chamber Singers & Concert Choir
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • Tickets: here
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  • Erica J. Washburn, conductor
    Bruckner: Christus factus est, WAB 11
    Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol:​​​​​​​Şu yalan dünya
    Copland: “The Promise of Living” from The Tender Land

    FREE but ticket required


Monday, October 28, 2019 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • Great Music for a Great Space
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Featuring works by Bruckner, Sanlıkol, Copland, Swayne, Orbán, Ives, Ešenvalds, and Barnett.

    ENSEMBLES
    NEC Chamber Singers, NEC Concert Choir
    NEC CI Chamber Ensemble
    Erica J. Washburn, Johanna Hill Simpson, conductors

    free but tickets required


Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in Needham
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Contemporary Ensemble
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Bruno Mantovani: Bug
    Luciano Berio: Opus Number Zoo
    John Heiss: Four Movements for Three Flutes
    György Ligeti: Cello Sonata
    George Crumb: Eleven Echoes of Autumn

    free but ticket required


Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in Cambridge
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • LEIPZIG WEEK IN BOSTON
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Gewandhausorchester Leipzig** Andris Nelsons, conductor Gautier Capuçon, cello
    MAHLER Blumine
    SCHUMANN Cello Concerto
    WAGNER Overture to The Flying Dutchman MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3, Scottish


Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in Peabody
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  • Corsara Artists presents
  • Menotti’s The Medium
  • Location: Wiggin Auditorim (City Hall)
  • Tickets: here
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  • Sara Lucille Law, (Monica), Natalja Sticco (Madame Flora), and Sarah Klopfenstein (Mrs Nolan)

    Drected by Alexander Prohkov-Tolstoy with Ismael Sandoval conducting the Orchestra. Original special effects make-up designs by UK artist Leila Rogers.


Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Philharmonia with Hugh Wolf, conductor
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • Tickets: here
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  • plus Jazz Orchestra

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, op. 92
    Schuller: Encounters
    Written by President Gunther Schuller in 2003 for the 100th anniversary of the opening of NEC’s Jordan Hall, this work combines full symphony and jazz orchestras.

    FREE but ticket required


Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory (EC) ((617) 585 1100) presents
  • Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)
  • Location: Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street
  • Tickets: here
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  • A visual, musical, poetic tribute to legendary photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, featuring NEC student musicians.

    Composed by Bryce Dessner (guitarist for GRAMMY Award–winning band The National), featuring libretto by Korde Arrington Tuttle and poetry by Essex Hemphill and Patti Smith, and sung by the eight-person choral ensemble Roomful of Teeth.


Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in Waltham
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  • Brandeis University (781-736-3400) presents
  • Blue Heron
  • Location: Slosberg Music Center, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA
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  • Berlin Chapel, Brandeis University, 415 South Street

    Preconcert talk and demonstration, 7 p.m.

    The acclaimed vocal ensemble performs as part of the two-day workshop/residency at Brandeis: “Texture, Surface and Line: The Listener’s Experience of Late Medieval Music.”

    FREE and Open to the Public.


Thursday, October 31, 2019 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory (EC) ((617) 585 1100) presents
  • Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)
  • Location: Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street
  • Tickets: here
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  • A visual, musical, poetic tribute to legendary photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, featuring NEC student musicians.

    Composed by Bryce Dessner (guitarist for GRAMMY Award–winning band The National), featuring libretto by Korde Arrington Tuttle and poetry by Essex Hemphill and Patti Smith, and sung by the eight-person choral ensemble Roomful of Teeth.


Thursday, October 31, 2019 in Boston
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  • Celebrity Series (CMT) presents
  • Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)
  • Location: Cutler Majestic Theater
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  • Composer Bryce Dessner and librettist Korde Arrington Tuttle unite music, poetry, and photography to reflect on the works of Robert Mapplethorpe. Trailblazing vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth


Thursday, October 31, 2019 in Peabody
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  • Corsara Artists presents
  • Menotti’s The Medium
  • Location: Wiggin Auditorim (City Hall)
  • Tickets: here
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  • Sara Lucille Law, (Monica), Natalja Sticco (Madame Flora), and Sarah Klopfenstein (Mrs Nolan)

    Drected by Alexander Prohkov-Tolstoy with Ismael Sandoval conducting the Orchestra. Original special effects make-up designs by UK artist Leila Rogers.


Thursday, October 31, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • LEIPZIG WEEK IN BOSTON
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig Andris Nelsons, conductor Olivier Latry, organ
    STRAUSS Festive Prelude, for organ and orchestra
    HAYDN Sinfonia concertante in B-flat for oboe, bassoon, violin, and cello
    SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht
    SCRIABIN Poem of Ecstasy


Friday, November 1, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • LEIPZIG WEEK IN BOSTON
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig Andris Nelsons, conductor Olivier Latry, organ
    STRAUSS Festive Prelude, for organ and orchestra
    HAYDN Sinfonia concertante in B-flat for oboe, bassoon, violin, and cello
    SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht
    SCRIABIN Poem of Ecstasy


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  • First Baptist Church of Medford (781-396-3811) presents
  • Vienna to Spain
  • Location: 29 Oakland St.
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  • Akiko Kobayashi, violin, and Eric Seipkes, piano.

    Bach: Sonata for Violin & Clavier no.1 in b minor
    Beethoven: Sonata for Violin & Piano no.8, op.30 no.3 in G major
    De Falla: Suite Populaire Espagnole

    $10 suggested


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  • Blue Heron (DH) presents
  • Songs of Love & Death:
  • Location: District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue
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  • madrigals from “I madrigali a cinque voci’ by Cipriano de Rore, celebrating the release of Blue Heron’s world-premiere recording. features sonnets by Petrarch set in a complex and breathtakingly beautiful web of polyphony.


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  • Musicians of the Old Post Road presents
  • Harmony at Home
  • Location: First Parish, Sudbury
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  • Felix’s Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio no. 1 in his own arrangement for flute, cello, and piano, Fanny Mendelssohn’s Adagio for violin and piano, J.L. Dussek’s Piano Trio in E Minor, op. 2, and Sophia Dussek’s Flute Sonata no. 1

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


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  • HINGE (FC) presents
  • Bright Darkness
  • Location: First Church of Boston, 66 Marlborough Stree
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  • Klaus Lang’s bright darkness. Roughly mirroring the course of a day, the program begins with an explosion of light and color followed by a series of aftershocks that gradually descend into the cool, intoxicating night. This performance also features works by Adria Stolk, Sam Pluta, Philippe Hurel, and Ravi Kittappa.

    $20/$15 (student/senior)


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  • New England Conservatory (EC) ((617) 585 1100) presents
  • Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)
  • Location: Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street
  • Tickets: here
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  • A visual, musical, poetic tribute to legendary photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, featuring NEC student musicians.

    Composed by Bryce Dessner (guitarist for GRAMMY Award–winning band The National), featuring libretto by Korde Arrington Tuttle and poetry by Essex Hemphill and Patti Smith, and sung by the eight-person choral ensemble Roomful of Teeth.


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  • Boston Conservatory (H) ((617) 912-9222) presents
  • Boston Conservatory Chamber Series
  • Location: Houston Hall 8 The Fenway
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  • A collaboration that spans Boston Conservatory’s Woodwind, Piano, and String departments.

    RACHMANINOV: Piano Trio Elegiaque No. 1
    PROKOFIEV: Overture on Hebrew Themes,
    SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Quintet, op. 57


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  • A Far Cry presents
  • American Noir
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Waxman: Sinfonietta for Strings and Timpani
    Barber’s Adagio in Context: George Walker
    Lyric for String Orchestra
    Vivian Fine: Piece for Muted Strings (Elegiac Song)
    Stravinsky: Double Canon (Raoul Dufy in Memoriam)
    Barber: Adagio for Strings
    Herrmann: Psycho Suite
    Korngold: Symphonic Serenade, Op. 39


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  • Celebrity Series (CMT) presents
  • Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)
  • Location: Cutler Majestic Theater
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  • Composer Bryce Dessner and librettist Korde Arrington Tuttle unite music, poetry, and photography to reflect on the works of Robert Mapplethorpe. Trailblazing vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth


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  • Duo Maresienne presents
  • The Venice of the North
  • Location: First Church in Cambridge Congregational, 11 Garden St.
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  • 17th-century Music from the Netherlands bySchenck, Fresnau, Schop, Vallet, Sweelinck, van Eyck and Riehmann performed by Carol Lewis, violas da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, lutes and theorbo).

    $25 general; $20 seniors, students, low income


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  • Blue Heron LGV) presents
  • Flower of flowers
  • Location: Our Lady of Good Voyage, 51 Seaport Boulevard
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  • 15th-century Franco-Flemish music mirroring the contents of a Book of Hours by Guillaume Du Fay, Gilles Binchois, Johannes Ockeghem, Johannes Regis, Alexander Agricola, and Josquin Desprez.


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  • Musicians of Old Post Road (EC) (781-466-6694) presents
  • Harmony at Home
  • Location: Emmanuel Church 15 Newbury Street
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  • Felix’s Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio no. 1 in his own arrangement for flute, cello, and piano, Fanny Mendelssohn’s Adagio for violin and piano, J.L. Dussek’s Piano Trio in E Minor, op. 2, and Sophia Dussek’s Flute Sonata no. 1

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


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  • New England Conservatory (EC) ((617) 585 1100) presents
  • Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)
  • Location: Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street
  • Tickets: here
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  • A visual, musical, poetic tribute to legendary photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, featuring NEC student musicians.

    Composed by Bryce Dessner (guitarist for GRAMMY Award–winning band The National), featuring libretto by Korde Arrington Tuttle and poetry by Essex Hemphill and Patti Smith, and sung by the eight-person choral ensemble Roomful of Teeth.


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  • Tufts University presents
  • Schubert: Schwanengesang
  • Location: Granoff Music Center, 20 Talbot Avenue
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  • Charles Blandy, tenor and Linda Osborn, piano perform Schubert’s settings of the poets Rellstab and Heine. Also Rodney Lister’s Ordinary Heartbreaks, songs set to poems by Michael Blumenthal
    Free; no tickets required


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  • Boston Early Music Festival (FC) presents
  • Vox Luminis
  • Location: First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge
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  • The Bach Dynasty: Motets of the Bach Family
    Trace the emergence of the gifted Bach clan through the generations, including gorgeous and evocative motets by the family’s first professional musician, Johann Bach, the Arnstadt brothers Johann Michael and Joahnn Christoph, Johann Sebastian’s revered third cousin Johann Ludwig, and finally Johann Sebastian Bach’s own motet, Jesu meine Freude.


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  • Celebrity Series (CMT) presents
  • Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)
  • Location: Cutler Majestic Theater
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  • Composer Bryce Dessner and librettist Korde Arrington Tuttle unite music, poetry, and photography to reflect on the works of Robert Mapplethorpe. Trailblazing vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • LEIPZIG WEEK IN BOSTON
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig Andris Nelsons, conductor Olivier Latry, organ
    STRAUSS Festive Prelude, for organ and orchestra
    HAYDN Sinfonia concertante in B-flat for oboe, bassoon, violin, and cello
    SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht
    SCRIABIN Poem of Ecstasy


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  • New England Conservatory (EC) ((617) 585 1100) presents
  • Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)
  • Location: Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street
  • Tickets: here
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  • A visual, musical, poetic tribute to legendary photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, featuring NEC student musicians.

    Composed by Bryce Dessner (guitarist for GRAMMY Award–winning band The National), featuring libretto by Korde Arrington Tuttle and poetry by Essex Hemphill and Patti Smith, and sung by the eight-person choral ensemble Roomful of Teeth.


Sunday, November 3, 2019 in Boston
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  • Celebrity Series (CMT) presents
  • Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)
  • Location: Cutler Majestic Theater
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  • Composer Bryce Dessner and librettist Korde Arrington Tuttle unite music, poetry, and photography to reflect on the works of Robert Mapplethorpe. Trailblazing vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth


Sunday, November 3, 2019 in Boston
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  • Foundation for Chinese Perfroming Arts presents
  • Maria, Regina d’Inghilterra by Giovanni Pacini
  • Location: Williams Hall, NEC
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  • Concerto Competition Semi-Final Round
    solo repertoire
    (maximum 4 will be advanced to the Final Round on August 18

    The following 8 Semi-Finalists (in alphabetical order) will play:
    A, 10 to 15 minutes of solo piece(s), that include a movement from a classical sonata, and/or a prelude and fugue by J.S. Bach
    B, about 5 min section from the Brahms Concerto in D Minor, Op. 15, announced on August 15 (two days before the Semi-Final Round)

    Jury Panel of the Semi-Final and Final Rounds

    Jonathan Bass, BOCO
    Wha-Kyung Byun, NEC
    David Deveau, MIT
    Haesun Paik, NEC
    Channing Yu, Mercury Orchestra


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  • Boston Civic Symphony presents
  • Jonathan Bass, piano
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Francisco Noya, conductor
    Marti Epstein: Celestial Navigation
    Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no. 1


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  • Mass Opera (ST) presents
  • Freedom Ride by Dan Shore
  • Location: Strand Theater
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  • Set in the early 1960’s segregated South, Freedom Ride tells the story of one young black woman’s decision to join the civil rights movement as a Freedom Rider
    MassOpera’s concert performance of Freedom Ride is presented in collaboration with the Chicago Opera Theater (COT) in preparation for COT’s world premiere production in February

    Composer & Librettist: Dan Shore
    Conductor: Lidiya Yankovskaya
    Stage Director: Tazewell Thompson Children’s

    $20, general admission,


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  • Duo Maresienne presents
  • The Venice of the North
  • Location: Somerville Museum,1 Westwood Road
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  • 17th-century Music from the Netherlands bySchenck, Fresnau, Schop, Vallet, Sweelinck, van Eyck and Riehmann performed by Carol Lewis, violas da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, lutes and theorbo).

    $20 general; $15 seniors, students, Museum members


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  • Sonic Liberation Players presents
  • Origins
  • Location: Bemis Hall, 15 Bedford Road,
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  • Aria–John Cage
    Child of Tree–John Cage
    Five–John Cage
    Durations 1–Morton Feldman
    Vertical Thoughts 2–Morton Feldman
    Rais Murad–Stephen “Lucky” Mosko
    Diaphonic Toccata–James Tenney
    Cella Duru (rev. 2019)–Trevor Berens

    Featuring:
    Rachel Barringer – Cello; Leah Bartell – Violin
    Jessica Tunick Berens – Soprano; Trevor Berens – Piano; Andrea Douglass – Flute, Violin
    Joshua Jade – Percussion
    Gabriel Solomon – Violin, Viola


Sunday, November 3, 2019 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • Faculty Concert
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Sonata in E-flat Major, K. 282
    Fantasie in c minor, K. 475
    Trio for Viola, Clarinet, and Piano,“Kegelstadt”
    Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 570
    Quartet in g minor for Piano and Strings, K. 478

    Victor Rosenbaum, piano; Kristopher Tong, violin; Kim Kashkashian, viola; Laurence Lesser, cello; William Hudgins, clarinet.

    free but ticket required


Monday, November 4, 2019 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • First Ladies of Music
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Mendelssohn: Song without words in D Major, op. 109 (dedicated to Lisa Cristiani)
    Bach: Concerto in D Minor for three harpsichords
    Bach: “Erbarme dich” from St. Matthew Passion,
    Mendelssohn: String Quintet No. 2

    FREE but ticket required


Monday, November 4, 2019 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • First Monday
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Mendelssohn: Song without words in D Major,
    Bach: Concerto in D Minor for three harpsichords, BWV 1063
    Bach: “Erbarme dich” from St. Matthew Passion,
    Mendelssohn: String Quintet No. 2 in B–flat

    free but ticket required


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Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in Boston
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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Tuesday Concerts
  • Location: Kings Chapel
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  • Ben Swartz, cello
    Bach Cello Suites nos. 1 & 6

    $5 suggested


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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Wind Ensemble, Conductor Charles Peltz
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Michael Gandolfi: Vientos y tangos (2001)
    Gunther Schuller: From Here to There (2014)
    Michael Colgrass: Winds of Nagual (1984)

    FREE but ticket required


Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Wind Ensemble, Conductor Charles Peltz
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Michael Gandolfi: Vientos y tangos (2001)
    Gunther Schuller: From Here to There (2014)
    Michael Colgrass: Winds of Nagual (1984)

    free but ticket required


Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory Studio 401 ((617) 912-9101) presents
  • contraBAND
  • Location: 31 Hemenway Street
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  • A Woman Sees How the World Goes with No Eyes

    PAULINE OLIVEROS: “A Woman Sees How the World Goes with No Eyes”
    YOKO ONO: “Lighting Piece”
    EUN YOUNG LEE: “Wann?”
    TANIA LEÓN: “Parajota Delaté”
    MEREDITH MONK: “The Tale” from Education of the Girlchild
    CHAYA CZERNOWIN: “Ayre: Towed through plumes, thicket, asphalt, sawdust and hazardous air I shall not forget the sound of”
    JULIA WOLFE: “Reeling”
    LAURIE ANDERSON: “O Superman”
    ONO: “Fly Piece”
    VERONIKA KRAUSAS: “Cloisonné”
    ELLEN REID: “Fear | Release”
    MONK: “Traveling” from Education of the Girlchild
    BRIGITTA MUNTENDORF: “abschminken”
    ALISON KNOWLES: “String Piece”

    FREE


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  • Church of the Redeemer ((617) 566-7679) presents
  • Johann Vexo, Organist du Choeur, Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Location: Church of the Redeemer, 379 Hammond St.
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  • GUILMANT: March on Handel’s ‘Lift up head
    FRANCK: Cantabile and Pièce héroïque
    Gaston LITAIZE Lied and Scherzo
    DEBUSSY Clair de lune
    VIERNE: Allegro (from Symphony No. 2,
    ALAIN: Variations on thème of Jannequin,
    DURUFLÉ Prélude et fugue on d’ALAIN

    proceeds will be donated to help restore the organs of Notre-Dame


Wednesday, November 6, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (SeuH) presents
  • Boston Conservatory Conductors’ Choir
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • conducted by Boston Conservatory’s graduate conducting students.

    BARBER: The Lovers
    BARBER: “The Coolin”
    BRAHMS: Neue Liebeslieder Walzer
    FREE


Thursday, November 7, 2019 in Cambridge
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  • New Gallery Concert Series (LG) presents
  • 2, 4, 6, 8: twenty A Night of the Elements
  • Location: Pickman Hall at Longy, 27 Garden St.
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  • Metalsmith Rhea Vedro
    Pianists Marilyn Nonken, Geoffrey Burleson, Donald Berman, Sarah Bob

    Crackling Fire for piano four hands (1990) by David Rakowsk

    Earth Into Air for piano four hands (2019) by Stefanie Lubkowski *

    Title TBA for piano four hands (2019) by deVon Gray,*

    Fantasy on a Theme by Steve Reich for piano six hands (1999) by Reich/ Dionysis Boukouvalas

    Solid Goldie, Etude #90 for piano solo (2009)
    Sizzle, Prelude #21, Book III for piano solo by David Rakowski

    Eighters Gonna Eight (2018) for two pianos & eight hands by David Rakowski+*
    *New Gallery Concert Series Commission WORLD PREMIERE

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

    Longy’s The Multifaceted Career Speaker Series at 12pm (free!)
    In discussion with composer Stefanie Lubkowski and visual artist Rhea Vedro, moderated by Sarah Bob


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  • Harvard University Department of Music (HAL) presents
  • Claire Chase, flute
  • Location: Harvard ArtLab, North Harvard Street in Barry’s Corner
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  • Density 2036 part vi (2019). Featuring Levy Lorenzo, live sound; Nick Houfek, lighting design; Nathan Davis, typewriter; and Constellation Chor (five vocalists). Olga Neuwirth: Magic Flu-Idity for flute and typewriter (2019). Program: Pamela Z: Louder, Warmer, Denser for flute, bass flute, contrabass flute and fixed media (2019); Phyllis Chen: Roots of Interior for flute and heartbeat (2019); Sarah Hennies: Reservoir 2 for flute and voices (2019); Nathan Davis: Limn for bass flute, contrabass flute and electronics (2015); and
    Edgard Varese: Density 21.5 for flute alone (1936). Free and open to the public.


Thursday, November 7, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Mitsuko Uchida, piano
    Betsy JOLAS Letters from Bachville
    (world premiere; BSO co-commission)
    RAVEL Piano Concerto in G
    SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 12, The Year 1917


Friday, November 8, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Mitsuko Uchida, piano
    Betsy JOLAS Letters from Bachville
    (world premiere; BSO co-commission)
    RAVEL Piano Concerto in G
    SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 12, The Year 1917


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  • Handel and Haydn Society presents
  • Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Bernard Labadie, conductor
    Guy Fishman, cello
    H+H Orchestra

    Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
    C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concerto in A Major, Wq. 172/H. 439
    Mozart: Symphony No. 41, Jupiter


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  • Departure Duo presents
  • “Life and Death Through High and Low”
  • Location: Make Shift Boston, 549 Columbus Ave
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  • Two Wilde Poems” by Joseph Bozich
    “Evil’s Peak” by Mikhail Johnson
    “Deus Ex Machina” by Talia Amar
    “Only for noise” by Rachel Walker
    Excerpts from “Einige Sätze aus den Sudelbüchern Georg Christoph Lichtenbergs” by György Kurtág

    $15


Friday, November 8, 2019 in Boston
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  • Metropolitan Chorale (JH) presents
  • 200-voice chorus with a full orchestra
  • Location: Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St
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  • Metropolitan Chorale’s Lisa Graham and
    Chorus pro Musica’s Jamie Kirsch.

    MENDELSSOHN: Die erste Walpurgisnacht
    KODÁLY: Budavári Te Deum
    JANÁČEK: Amarus


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  • Boston Camerata (FH) presents
  • Free America! Songs of Revolt and Rebellion
  • Location: Faneuil Hall
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  • Billings, and Ingalls, still ring true and strong today. And Liberty’s early attendants — feminists, abolitionists, freed slaves, Boston rascals and the insolent scallywags of “Yankee Doodle” all remind us that in our musical roots lies our true strength.

    Exhilarating part songs, marches, anthems, jigs, and ballads from early prints and manuscript sources


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  • Boston Artists Ensemble (617.964.6553) presents
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Location: Hamilton Hall, 9 Chestnut St
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  • Beethoven: 7 Magic Flute Variations for cello and piano
    J.S. Bach: Sonata in C major for Violin, BVD 1005. The second change is that the pianist for the program will be Diane Walsh,
    Turina: Trio No. 1 in D, Opus 35
    Granados: Piano Quintet in G minor, Opus 49

    Saúl Bitrán, Lucia Lin, violins; Lila Brown, viola; Jonathan Miller, cello; Diane Walsh, piano


Saturday, November 9, 2019 in Boston
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  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (617 278 5156) presents
  • Boston Childrens’ Chorus
  • Location: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Fenway
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  • Premier Choir, Boston Children’s Chorus
    Young Men’s Ensemble, Boston Children’s Chorus

    PROGRAM
    Inheritance
    Tribes like the matrilineal Wampanoag have lived here for thousands of years, passing on stories and customs. “Inheritance” explores the story of New England’s native peoples, the colonists, and the legacy of the Mayflower landing nearly 400 years ago.


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  • Boston Conservatory (OSC) ((617) 536-6340) presents
  • Boston Conservatory Brass Ensemble and BoCoCelli
  • Location: Old South Church 645 Boylston St
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  • Boston Conservatory Brass Ensemble
    JACOB: “Interludes” for trumpets and trombones, from Music for a Festival
    TILSON THOMAS: Street Song for Symphonic Brass
    BRUCKNER/YEO: “Ave Maria”
    HILTZIK: “Spirals”
    Larry Isaacson, director
    BoCoCelli
    CERVO: “Abertura Brasil 2012”
    SAARIAHO: “Neiges”
    MOORE: “Stories for Ocean Shells”

    FREE


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  • Winsor Music (HEC) presents
  • Claire Chase, flute
  • Location: Havard Epworth Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave
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  • Varèse Density 21.5
    Couperin: Sonata in c minor, La Visionnaire
    Felipe Lara: “Meditation and Calligraphy,” f
    Telemann: Paris Quartet in e minorTelemann: Tafelmusik TWV 43
    Anthony Braxton: Composition No. 304

    Claire Chase, flutes; Gabriela Díaz, violin
    Rane Moore, clarinet; Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello
    Peggy Pearson, oboe; Michael Beattie, harpsichord


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  • Masterworks Chorale presents
  • Motetes and Gloria
  • Location: Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, Harvard
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  • Monteverdi: Christe, adoramus te, SV 294
    Monteverdi: Cantate Domino canticum novum, SV 293
    Monteverdi: Adoramus te, Christe, SV 289
    Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus, RV 595
    Vivaldi: Gloria, RV 589

    Teresa Wakim, Sarah Yanovitch, sopranos
    Julia Soojin Cavallaro, mezzo-soprano
    with professional period orchestra
    Kevin Leong, conductor


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  • Seraphim Singers presents
  • Seraphim Singers Winter is Coming
  • Location: Eliot Church of Newton, 474 Centre Street
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  • Featuring works by Poulenc, Mendelssohn, selections from Tippett’s A Child of Our Time, and Shruthi Rajasekar’s Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep.
    with Heinrich Christensen, organ


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  • Celebrity Series presents
  • Richard Goode, piano
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Bach | Partita No. 5 in G Major
    Janáček | In the Mists
    Debussy | Images, Book 2
    Chopin | Nocturne in E-flat Major, Opus 55,
    Chopin | Four Mazurkas
    Debussy | Three Etudes
    Debussy | L’isle joyeuse


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Mitsuko Uchida, piano
    Betsy JOLAS Letters from Bachville
    (world premiere; BSO co-commission)
    RAVEL Piano Concerto in G
    SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 12, The Year 1917


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Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Boston
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  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (617 278 5156) presents
  • Thalea String Quartet
  • Location: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Fenway
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  • Beethoven, String Quartet Op. 59 No. 2 (1806)
    William Grant Still, Lyric Quartette: Musical Portraits of Three Friends (1960)
    Florence Price, Negro Folksongs in Counterpoint (1951)
    Astor Piazzolla, Four, for Tango (1989)


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  • Equilibrium Concert Series (NS) presents
  • Examination of Movement and Sound
  • Location: New School of Music, 25 Lowell Street,
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  • Michelle Lou: Porcupine for string quartet
    Pedro Alvarez: Silente (Étude Oblique IIIc) for solo cello
    Clifton Ingram: Tyaphaka for string trio
    Bahar Royaee: Tombstone for solo viola (2017)
    Andre Mestre: Corpo Confesso for string quartet

    Nicole Parks and Lilit Hartunian, violins
    Samuel Kelder, viola; Stephen Marotto, cello

    $15


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  • Church on the Hill ((617) 523-4575) presents
  • Fifth Season Quartet
  • Location: 140 Bowdoin St
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  • On Green Dolphin Street – B. Kaper, J. Bergonzi
    You Must Believe in Spring – Michel Legrand
    I Wrote a Song – P. Karadonev
    Day is Passing – P. Karadonev
    Night and Day – Cole Porter, arr. P Karadonev
    Repeato-Vonce – Jerry Bergonzi
    There is a Land – P. Karadonev

    Elena Koleva, vocalist; Jerry Bergonzi – sax
    Plamen Karadonev, pianist, accordion
    Charles Overton – harp; Steve Langone – drums

    $9


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  • Seraphim Singers (FCC) (617.926.0126) presents
  • Seraphim Singers Winter is Coming
  • Location: First Church (Congregational)
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  • Featuring works by Poulenc, Mendelssohn, selections from Tippett’s A Child of Our Time, and Shruthi Rajasekar’s Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep.
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  • Equilibrium Concert Series (NS) presents
  • Silente
  • Location: New School of Music, 25 Lowell Street,
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  • Composers from the US and Brazil, Chile, and Iran who have all have spent a significant part of their careers in New England,bringing personal pieces for string ensembles.

    Works by Andre Mestre, Clifton Ingram, Michelle Lou, Bahar Royaee, and Pedro Alvarez.

    $15 general / $10 for students


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  • Boston Artists Ensemble presents
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Location: St. Paul’s Church, 15 St. Paul Street
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  • Beethoven: 7 Magic Flute Variations for cello and piano
    J.S. Bach: Sonata in C major for Violin, BVD 1005. The second change is that the pianist for the program will be Diane Walsh,
    Turina: Trio No. 1 in D, Opus 35
    Granados: Piano Quintet in G minor, Opus 49

    Saúl Bitrán, Lucia Lin, violins; Lila Brown, viola; Jonathan Miller, cello; Diane Walsh, piano


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  • Cambridge Symphony Orchestra (K) (844-276-4634) presents
  • Beethoven – Symphony #9
  • Location: Kresge Auditorium, MIT
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  • Cynthia Woods, director, with singers Indra Thomas, Joanna Porackova, Javier Abreu, and Ron Loyd and UMass Lowell Choruses

    Plus John Adams’s Harmonium
    Tower’s Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 1


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  • Ashmont Hill Chamber Music presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Peabody Hall, Parish of All Saints in Dorchester
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  • Randall Goosby, violin
    Zhu Wang, piano
    Tomaso Antonio Vitali, Chaconne in G minor
    Claude Debussy, Sonata in G minor
    William Grant Still, Suite for Violin and Piano
    Richard Strauss, Sonata in E-flat Major

    $25; Student: $18; EBT Card: $3, under 13 free.


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  • Handel and Haydn Society presents
  • Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Bernard Labadie, conductor
    Guy Fishman, cello
    H+H Orchestra

    Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
    C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concerto in A Major, Wq. 172/H. 439
    Mozart: Symphony No. 41, Jupiter


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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Contemporary Improvisation Department
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Original songs and recompositions grappling with scenarios of victory and defeat, in a concert featuring the entire Contemporary Improvisation department.

    FREE but ticket requiered


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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Tuesday Concerts
  • Location: Kings Chapel
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  • Donald Zook, flute & Steven Young, organ
    Works of Becker, Cooman, Jensen, and more

    $5 suggested


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  • Boston Conservatory (SeuH) presents
  • Piano Masters Series
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • Arthur Greene, piano

    SCHUBERT: Impromptu in G-flat Major, op. 90, no. 3
    SCHUMANN: Davidsbündlertänze, op. 6
    SCRIABIN: Sonata in F-sharp Minor, op. 23
    BRAHMS: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel, op. 24


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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Symphonic Winds
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • The U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band, the Navy Band Northeast, and the U.S. Air Force Jazz Ensemble join NEC Symphonic Winds in a concert conducted by SMSgt (retired) William Drury, as well as active duty NEC alumni Lt. Joel Borrelli-Boudreau ’90 (U.S. Navy) and Major Rafael Toro-Quiñones ’09 MM (U.S. Air Force).

    CONDUCTORS
    William Drury
    Lt. Joel Borrelli-Boudreau ’90
    Major Rafael Toro-Quiñones ’09 MM

    FREE


Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Symphonic Winds
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • The U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band, the Navy Band Northeast, and the U.S. Air Force Jazz Ensemble join NEC Symphonic Winds in a concert conducted by SMSgt (retired) William Drury, as well as active duty NEC alumni Lt. Joel Borrelli-Boudreau ’90 (U.S. Navy) and Major Rafael Toro-Quiñones ’09 MM (U.S. Air Force).

    FREE


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Mitsuko Uchida, piano
    Betsy JOLAS Letters from Bachville
    (world premiere; BSO co-commission)
    RAVEL Piano Concerto in G
    SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 12, The Year 1917


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  • Longy School of Music (FC) ((617) 876-0956) presents
  • Hildegard von Bingen: A Universe Bound by Music
  • Location: First Church in Cambridge, Congregational 11 Garden Street
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  • Members of the Longy Historical Performance and Vocal Studies Departments present an immersive exploration of the powerful music of Hildegard von Bingen in the intimate and acoustically dazzling Lindsay Chapel. Hildegard’s profound vision of the role of the feminine in the divine plan—and the cosmic unity of her worldview—will illuminate the four elements through the distinct characters of eight medieval musical modes.


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  • Boston Lyric Opera (MJ) (617.542.4912) presents
  • Fellow Travelers by Gregory Spears
  • Location: Cutler Majestic Theater
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  • Against a backdrop of 1950s paranoia in Washington, D.C., two men are swept into a passionate love affair, just as Senator McCarthy ratchets up his hunt for “sexual subversives” in the government. Based on the best-selling book by Thomas Mallon, Fellow Travelers is both a story of the heart and a taut political thriller, creating an instant contemporary classic.


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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Symphony, David Lobel conductor
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz
    Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn,
    Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E–flat Major, BWV 552, (“St. Anne”)
    Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    FREE but ticket required


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  • Boston Philharmonic presents
  • Benjamin Zander, conductor
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
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  • Nielsen: Helios Overture
    Beethoven: Violin Concerto
    Liza Fershtman, violin
    Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45


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  • Boston Lyric Opera (MJ) (617.542.4912) presents
  • Fellow Travelers by Gregory Spears
  • Location: Cutler Majestic Theater
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  • Against a backdrop of 1950s paranoia in Washington, D.C., two men are swept into a passionate love affair, just as Senator McCarthy ratchets up his hunt for “sexual subversives” in the government. Based on the best-selling book by Thomas Mallon, Fellow Travelers is both a story of the heart and a taut political thriller, creating an instant contemporary classic.


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  • Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church presents
  • Anthony Newman, harpsichord
  • Location: 122 Randolph Ave
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  • The “ High Priest of Harpsichord “ will play organ and harpsichord music by J. S. Bach, Couperin, d”Aquin, Handel, Mozart and Newman’s own compositions.

    Free will offering, reception to follow to greet the artist.


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  • Boston Conservatory (JH) presents
  • Boston Conservatory Orchestra, Bruce Hangan, conductor
  • Location: Jordan hall
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  • BRITTEN: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Purcell—Michael Bednarsky (M.M. ’20), conductor
    AUERBACH: Dialogue with Time for Orchestra
    TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4


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Saturday, November 16, 2019 in Cambridge
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  • Harvard University Department of Music (MC) (617.495.2791) presents
  • Danish National Vocal Ensemble
  • Location: Memorial; Church
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  • J S Bach: Der Geist hilft (BWV 226)
    Mogens Pedersøn: motets from Pratum spirituale, 1620
    Carl Nielsen: Dominus regit me (from Three Motets, op 55)
    Bo Holten: Herren er min hyrde
    Elliott Carter: Musicians wrestle everywhere
    Kaija Saariaho: Nuits adieux
    Knut Nystedt: Immortal Bach
    Traditional Danish Songs

    FREE


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  • Boston Lyric Opera (MJ) (617.542.4912) presents
  • Fellow Travelers by Gregory Spears
  • Location: Cutler Majestic Theater
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  • Against a backdrop of 1950s paranoia in Washington, D.C., two men are swept into a passionate love affair, just as Senator McCarthy ratchets up his hunt for “sexual subversives” in the government. Based on the best-selling book by Thomas Mallon, Fellow Travelers is both a story of the heart and a taut political thriller, creating an instant contemporary classic.


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  • Brandeis University (781-736-3400) presents
  • From East Asia—Unforgotten Song
  • Location: Slosberg Music Center, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA
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  • Korean master musician gamin leads this remarkable ritual performance in honor of the Comfort Women of occupied countries in East Asia, featuring: sounds of the Japanese shakuhachi, Chinese sheng, and the Lydian String Quartet; new works by composers Ki Young Kim and Yoon Ji Lee; and a powerful video from visual artist Chang-Jin Lee.


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  • Emmanuel Music presents
  • Renaissance Men
  • Location: Emmanuel Church of Boston
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  • Benjamin Britten’s dramatic Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard as the centerpiece of a diverse program. Traditional folk tunes serve as incipits for beloved choral works of Britten, Holst, Vaughan Williams and others, as well as contemporary composers Paul Mealor and Hillary Tann.


Saturday, November 16, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Philharmonic presents
  • Benjamin Zander, conductor
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Nielsen: Helios Overture
    Beethoven: Violin Concerto
    Liza Fershtman, violin
    Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45


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  • Radius Ensemble (L) (617.792.7234) presents
  • Migration
  • Location: Pickman Hall, Longy
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  • CONNESSON – Techno Parade
    HIGDON – Autumn Music
    BRAHMS – Sextet in G major, Op. 36


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  • Emmanuel Music presents
  • Renaissance Men
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  • Benjamin Britten’s dramatic Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard as the centerpiece of a diverse program. Traditional folk tunes serve as incipits for beloved choral works of Britten, Holst, Vaughan Williams and others, as well as contemporary composers Paul Mealor and Hillary Tann.


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  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (617 278 5156) presents
  • Inmo Yang, violin
  • Location: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Fenway
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  • Sahun Sam Hong, pianist

    Franz Schubert, Violin Sonata (“Duo”) in A Major, D. 574, (1851)
    Beethoven, Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major,
    Lili Boulanger, Nocturne (1911) and Cortège (1914)
    José White Lafitte, Violinesque (1897)
    Elena Rykova, Marionette (2014)


Sunday, November 17, 2019 in Cambridge
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  • Longy School of Music presents
  • Ludovico Ensemble
  • Location: Longy School of Music, Cambridge
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  • Marti Epstein @ 60 Mini-Festival

    Sarah Brady, flute; Rane Moore, clarinet; Lilit Hartunian, violin; Jennifer Ashe, soprano; Mike Williams, Jeff Means, and Nick Tolle, percussion; Donald Berman, piano.
    FREE


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  • Boston Lyric Opera (MJ) (617.542.4912) presents
  • Fellow Travelers by Gregory Spears
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  • Against a backdrop of 1950s paranoia in Washington, D.C., two men are swept into a passionate love affair, just as Senator McCarthy ratchets up his hunt for “sexual subversives” in the government. Based on the best-selling book by Thomas Mallon, Fellow Travelers is both a story of the heart and a taut political thriller, creating an instant contemporary classic.


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  • Boston Philharmonic presents
  • Benjamin Zander, conductor
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
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  • Nielsen: Helios Overture
    Beethoven: Violin Concerto
    Liza Fershtman, violin
    Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45


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  • Celebrity Series presents
  • Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Wu Han, piano; Arnaud Sussmann, violin
    Paul Neubauer, viola; David Finckel, cello

    Beethoven | Trio in E-flat Major, Opus 1, no. 1
    Dohnányi | Serenade in C Major, Opus 10
    Brahms | Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Opus 25


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  • Suzuki School of Newton (SC) presents
  • Benefit
  • Location: Second Church in Newton, 60 Highland St,
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  • FRANCK Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano, I. Allegretto ben moderato
    FAURE Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120, I. Allegro ma non troppo
    GRADY Sean’s Dance
    RICHTER Mercy
    SCHUBERT Piano Trio in B flat, Op. 99
    NARVAEZ La Cancion del Emperador
    BARBER Souvenirs, Op. 28
    RACHMANINOFF Sonata in G minor for cello and piano, Op. 19, I. Allegro moderato
    HANDEL/HALVORSEN Passacaglia for violin and viola


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  • Boston Conservatory (SeuH) presents
  • String Master Series
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • Edward Gazouleas, Viola with pianist Pei-Shan Lee to present a recital of works by Paul Hindemith and Astor Piazzolla, as well as British composer Joseph Phibbs’s Letters from Warsaw (2015).

    $15 – $10


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  • Longy School of Music presents
  • Ludovico Ensemble
  • Location: Longy School of Music, Cambridge
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  • Marti Epstein @ 60 Mini-Festival

    Sarah Brady, flute; Rane Moore, clarinet; Lilit Hartunian, violin; Jennifer Ashe, soprano; Mike Williams, Jeff Means, and Nick Tolle, percussion; Donald Berman, piano.
    FREE


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  • MIstral (SH) presents
  • HOPE & HARMONY
  • Location: Symphony Hall
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  • Sir Simon Rattle and an all -star orchestra including members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and others. All musicians, including Mr. Rattle, are donating their services to raise funds for underserved women with breast cancer in the Greater Boston area.

    Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
    Beethoven: Adagio molto e cantabile from Symphony No. 9
    Brahms: Symphony No. 1


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  • Boston Chamber Music Society (S) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
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  • Schubert: Fantasie for Violin and Piano in C
    Dutilleux: Les Citations, for Oboe, Double Bass, Harpsichord and Percussion
    Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84

    Peggy Pearson, oboe
    Jennifer Frautschi & Yura Lee, violins
    Marcus Thompson, viola; Clancy Newman, cello
    Thomas Van Dyck, double bass;
    Max Levinson, piano
    Adrian Morejon, harpsichord
    Robert Schulz, percussion


Monday, November 18, 2019 in Cambridge
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  • Longy School of Music presents
  • Ludovico Ensemble
  • Location: Longy School of Music, Cambridge
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  • Marti Epstein @ 60 Mini-Festival

    Sarah Brady, flute; Rane Moore, clarinet; Lilit Hartunian, violin; Jennifer Ashe, soprano; Mike Williams, Jeff Means, and Nick Tolle, percussion; Donald Berman, piano.
    FREE


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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Tuesday Concerts
  • Location: Kings Chapel
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  • Olson/De Cari Duo (Gioia De Cari, soprano & John Olson, guitar)
    Works of Harnick, Jobim, Leisner, and more
    $5 suggested


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  • Boston Philharmonic presents
  • Benjamin Zander, conductor
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
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  • Nielsen: Helios Overture
    Beethoven: Violin Concerto
    Liza Fershtman, violin
    Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45


Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in Cambridge
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  • Boston Philharmonic presents
  • Benjamin Zander, conductor
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
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  • Nielsen: Helios Overture
    Beethoven: Violin Concerto
    Liza Fershtman, violin
    Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45


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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Chamber Orchestra
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Grieg: Holberg Suite, op. 40
    Paul Moravec: Morph
    Joseph Suk: Serenade in E-flat Major, op. 6

    FREE


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  • Tufts University presents
  • Tufts Early Music Ensemble
  • Location: Granoff Music Center, 20 Talbot Avenue
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  • Spanish colonial and South American native-born composers, enriched by Amerindian traditions, created a diverse musical culture that is still alive today, five centuries later. Joyous villanicos by Guerrero, Salazar, Padilla and many more for voices, violas da gamba, violins, flutes, recorders, harpsichord, and other Baroque and Renaissance instruments. Jane Hershey, director

    Free; no tickets required


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  • NEMPAC (BVG) (617.227.2270) presents
  • Jewish Classics, Celebrated and Unknown
  • Location: Bijou de la Vida Gallery, 390 Commercial Street
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  • Composers including Joachim-Yehoyachin Stutschewsky, Joan Szymko, Gerald Cohen, and Julius Chajes.

    Aron Zelkowicz (cello), Christina Wright-Ivanova (piano), Lynn Torgove (mezzo-soprano)


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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


Thursday, November 21, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (132) presents
  • Boston Conservatory Conductors’ Orchestra
  • Location: 132 Ipswich St.
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  • various orchestral selections performed under the direction of Boston Conservatory’s graduate conducting students. FREE


Thursday, November 21, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • 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 22, 2019 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
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  • 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 in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (SeuH) presents
  • Boston Conservatory Chamber Series
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • 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 in Boston
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  • Boston Philharmonic presents
  • Benjamin Zander, conductor
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Nielsen: Helios Overture
    Beethoven: Violin Concerto
    Liza Fershtman, violin
    Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45


Friday, November 22, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • 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


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


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  • St. Peter’s Episcopal Chuirch presents
  • From Shipwreck to Sleep:
  • Location: 24 St. Peter Street
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  • 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


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  • New England Conservatory (BB) presents
  • Postcard from Morocco, by Argento
  • Location: Black Box Theater, 255 St. Botolph Street
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  • 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


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  • Spectrum Singers (617-492-8902) presents
  • Bravura Bach!
  • Location: First Church Congregational Cambridge
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  • 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 in Boston
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  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project presents
  • Klezmer Madness
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • 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 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • 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


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  • Long and Away presents
  • Consorts for St. Cecilia’s Day
  • Location: Church of the Good Shepherd, 9 Russell Ave.
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  • 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


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  • New England Conservatory (BB) presents
  • Postcard from Morocco, by Argento
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  • 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


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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • Borromeo String Quartet
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • NEC’s Quartet in Residence performs with exceptionally talented NEC students chosen through annual competition.

    FREE but ticket required


Monday, November 25, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (132) presents
  • Boston Conservatory Percussion Ensemble
  • Location: 132 Ipswich St.
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  • Boston Conservatory’s percussion ensemble performs an evening of works by a variety of composers. FREE


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


Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in Cambridge
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  • Longy School of Music presents
  • Ensemble Uncaged: Fundamental/Elemental
  • Location: Longy School of Music, Cambridge
  • Tickets: here
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  • 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.


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • 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 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Christian Zacharias, conductor and piano
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • BRAHMS Serenade No. 2
    SCHUMANN Introduction and Allegro appassionato, for piano and orchestra
    SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4


Friday, November 29, 2019 in Boston
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  • Handel and Haydn Society presents
  • Handel: Messiah
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • 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 in Boston
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  • Boston Early Music Festival presents
  • BEMF Chamber Ensemble
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • 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


Saturday, November 30, 2019 in Boston
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  • Handel and Haydn Society presents
  • Handel: Messiah
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • 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 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.


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  • Sarasa (HEp) presents
  • Dynamic Duos:
  • Location: Harvard Epworth Church, 1555 Mass. Ave
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  • 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 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Christian Zacharias, conductor and piano
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • BRAHMS Serenade No. 2
    SCHUMANN Introduction and Allegro appassionato, for piano and orchestra
    SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4


Sunday, December 1, 2019 in Boston
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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 in Boston
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  • Handel and Haydn Society presents
  • Handel: Messiah
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • 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 in Boston
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  • Boston Early Music Festival presents
  • BEMF Chamber Ensemble
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • 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 in Lexington
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  • Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble presents
  • Dynamic Duos:
  • Location: First Parish in Lexington 7 Harrington Road
  • Tickets: here
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  • 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 in Boston
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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Advent Baroque
  • Location: Kings Chapel
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  • 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 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 in Rockport
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  • Longy School of Music presents
  • Ensemble Uncaged: Fundamental/Elemental
  • Location: Longy School of Music, Cambridge
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  • 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 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • First Monday
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • 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 in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (SeuH) presents
  • Piano Masters Series
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • Ya-Fei Chuang, piano

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


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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 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Philharmonia with Hugh Wolf, conductor
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • 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 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 in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (132) presents
  • Boston Conservatory Composers’ Orchestra
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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


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Friday, December 6, 2019 in Cambridge
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  • Lily Pad (917-447-6568) presents
  • Ensemble in Process
  • Location: 1353 Cambridge Street
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  • 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).


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  • Boston Baroque presents
  • Handel: Messiah
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Amanda Forsythe, soprano
    Ann McMahon Quintero, mezzo-soprano
    Thomas Cooley, tenor
    Andrew Garland, baritone


Friday, December 6, 2019 in Cambridge
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  • Longy School of Music presents
  • Ensemble Uncaged: Fundamental/Elemental
  • Location: Longy School of Music, Cambridge
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  • 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.


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  • New England Philharmonic (TS) presents
  • Family Concert
  • Location: Tsai Performance Center 685 Commonwealth Avenu
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  • 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 in Boston
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  • Boston Baroque presents
  • Handel: Messiah
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Amanda Forsythe, soprano
    Ann McMahon Quintero, mezzo-soprano
    Thomas Cooley, tenor
    Andrew Garland, baritone


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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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  • 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,


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  • Concord Orchestra (978-369-4967) presents
  • Fairytale Adventures
  • Location: 51 Walden Street, Concord, MA
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  • 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


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  • Rockport Music presents
  • Calmus
  • Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
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  • 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.


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  • Trinity Church (617-536-0944) presents
  • Handel: Messiah
  • Location: Trinity Church, Copley Square
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  • 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 in Boston
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  • CØDA Ensemble presents
  • Vesper’s Song
  • Location: Guild Room at Old South Church
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  • 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


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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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  • 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,


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  • Concord Orchestra (978-369-4967) presents
  • Fairytale Adventures
  • Location: 51 Walden Street, Concord, MA
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  • 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 in Cambridge
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  • Oriana Consort (617-547-1798) presents
  • O Radiant Dawn:
  • Location: University Lutheran Church, 66 Winthrop St.
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  • 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.


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Monday, December 9, 2019 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • Holiday Concert
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • 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


Thursday, December 12, 2019 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 in Cambridge
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  • American Repertory Theater (various) presents
  • Amoc Festival
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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 in Cambridge
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  • American Repertory Theater (various) presents
  • Amoc Festival
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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 in Brookline
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  • Oriana Consort (SP) presents
  • O Radiant Dawn:
  • Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 15 St. Paul St.
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  • 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 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 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!


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  • Trinity Church (617-536-0944) presents
  • Candlelight Carols
  • Location: Trinity Church, Copley Square
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  • 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


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  • American Repertory Theater (various) presents
  • Amoc Festival
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  • 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 in Boston
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  • Trinity Church (617-536-0944) presents
  • Candlelight Carols
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  • 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 in Cambridge
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  • Musica Sacra presents
  • British Carols from Medieval to Modern
  • Location: First Church, Cambridge, MA
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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.


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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
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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


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  • American Repertory Theater (various) presents
  • Amoc Festival
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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


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Sunday, December 15, 2019 in Boston
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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 in Boston
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  • Glissando (617-784-2549) presents
  • Piano four hands
  • Location: First Church, 66 Marlborough St,
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  • 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


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  • Oriana Consort (617-547-1798) presents
  • O Radiant Dawn:
  • Location: First Lutheran Church Boston, 299 Berkeley St
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  • 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.


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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
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  • 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.


Thursday, December 19, 2019 in Boston
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  • Handel and Haydn Society (J) (617 266 3605) presents
  • A Baroque Christmas
  • Location: Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory
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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


Friday, December 20, 2019 in Boston
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  • Back Bay Chorale (OSC) (617.648.3885) presents
  • Christmas Concert
  • Location: Old South Church, 645 Boylston St.
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  • 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 in Boston
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  • Back Bay Chorale (OSC) (617.648.3885) presents
  • Christmas Concert
  • Location: Old South Church, 645 Boylston St.
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  • 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.


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  • Blue Heron (617-960-7956) presents
  • Christmas in Baroque Germany
  • Location: First Church Cambridge, 11 Garden St
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  • 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.


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  • Blue Heron (617-960-7956) presents
  • Christmas in Baroque Germany
  • Location: First Church Cambridge, 11 Garden St
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  • 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 in Boston
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  • Back Bay Chorale (OSC) (617.648.3885) presents
  • Christmas Concert
  • Location: Old South Church, 645 Boylston St.
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  • 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.


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  • Blue Heron (617-960-7956) presents
  • Christmas in Baroque Germany
  • Location: First Church Cambridge, 11 Garden St
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  • 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.


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  • Handel and Haydn Society (J) (617 266 3605) presents
  • A Baroque Christmas
  • Location: Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory
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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


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Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in Cambridge
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  • Boston Baroque (S) presents
  • New Years Concert
  • Location: Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, Harvard
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  • 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


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Nelson Freire, piano
    BEETHOVEN Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor
    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5


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


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


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  • Attila Glatz Concert Productions (617-266-1492) presents
  • Salute to Vienna
  • Location: Symphony Hall
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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.


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  • Boston Chamber Music Society (S) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
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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 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 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


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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


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Tuesday, January 14, 2020 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


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Yu-An Chang, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • 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


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Yu-An Chang, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • 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


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Yu-An Chang, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • 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


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  • Rockport Music presents
  • THE SOUL OF THE AMERICAS
  • Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
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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 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


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  • Collage New Music presents
  • Waves of Exoticism, Thoughts Beyond
  • Location: Pickman Hall – Longy School of Music
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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


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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


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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


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  • Juventas (FC) presents
  • Evolution
  • Location: First Church in Boston 66 Marlborough Street
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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.


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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.


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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


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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


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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)

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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • 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 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Yefim Bronfman, piano
    BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K.491
    RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2


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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).


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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 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.


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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 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


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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


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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 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 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


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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


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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


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  • Seraphim Singers presents
  • Nevertheless, She Persisted
  • Location: Eliot Church of Newton, 474 Centre Street
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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


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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


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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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  • 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


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  • Seraphim Singers (FCC) (617.926.0126) presents
  • Nevertheless, She Persisted
  • Location: First Church (Congregational)
  • 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


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  • Masterworks Chorale (OSC) presents
  • Bloch’s Sacred Service with Foss & Thompson
  • Location: Old South Church, 645 Boylston
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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 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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  • 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 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


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  • Musicians of Old Post Road (EC) (781-466-6694) presents
  • The Lure of London
  • Location: Emmanuel Church 15 Newbury Street
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  • 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!


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  • Radius Ensemble (L) (617.792.7234) presents
  • Trace
  • Location: Pickman Hall, Longy
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  • 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


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  • Boston Civic Symphony presents
  • Jonathan Bass, piano
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • Tickets: here
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  • Francisco Noya, conductor
    Hindemith: Theme and Four Variations
    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

    High School Concerto Competition Winners – Brass and Woodwinds: TBD


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  • Musicians of the Old Post Road (OSC) presents
  • The Lure of London
  • Location: Old South Church, 645 Boylston St.
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  • 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!


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Friday, March 13, 2020 in Boston
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  • Odyssey Opera (BUT) (617.826.1626) presents
  • Rossini: Elisabetta, Regina d’Inghilterra
  • Location: Boston University Theater, 264 Huntington Avenue
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  • 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).


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Sunday, March 15, 2020 in Boston
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  • Odyssey Opera (BUT) (617.826.1626) presents
  • Rossini: Elisabetta, Regina d’Inghilterra
  • Location: Boston University Theater, 264 Huntington Avenue
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  • 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).


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  • Sarasa (HEp) presents
  • Pastoral Scenes
  • Location: Harvard Epworth Church, 1555 Mass. Ave
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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


Thursday, March 19, 2020 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


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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


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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


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  • Boston Chamber Music Society (S) presents
  • Yefim Bronfman, piano
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
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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


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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,


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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


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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


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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


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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)


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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)


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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


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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


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  • Glissando (617-784-2549) presents
  • All French
  • Location: First Church, 66 Marlborough St,
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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


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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)


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  • Collage New Music presents
  • From Inside to Out, Secreted and Revealed
  • Location: Pickman Hall – Longy School of Music
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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


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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


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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


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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


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  • Juventas (FC) presents
  • Evolution
  • Location: First Church in Boston 66 Marlborough Street
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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.


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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


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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


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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


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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 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 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


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  • Winsor Music (HEC) presents
  • Kurtag with Kashkashian
  • Location: Havard Epworth Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave
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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 in Concord
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Friday, April 17, 2020 in Boston
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Saturday, April 18, 2020 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 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


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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


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  • Rockport Music presents
  • Alexander Ullman, piano
  • Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
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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 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 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 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


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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


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Saturday, April 25, 2020 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 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
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  • 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 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
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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 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 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


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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 in Cambridge
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  • Boston Chamber Music Society (S) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
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  • 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 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 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 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 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
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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 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 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 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 in Boston
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Friday, May 8, 2020 in Cambridge
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  • Back Bay Chorale presents
  • Mendelssohn: Elijah
  • Location: Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, Harvard
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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


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  • Seraphim Singers presents
  • Mass Throwdown!
  • Location: Eliot Church of Newton, 474 Centre Street
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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 in Boston
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  • Longwood Symphony Orchestra, Ronald Feldman, conductor presents
  • Viols and Wine at the Green Room
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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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 in Boston
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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 in Boston
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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 in Cambridge
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  • Boston Chamber Music Society (S) presents
  • Yefim Bronfman, piano
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
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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


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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 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 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


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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


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  • Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble presents
  • Pastoral Scenes
  • Location: First Parish in Lexington 7 Harrington Road
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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 in Boston
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  • Glissando (617-784-2549) presents
  • All Beethoven
  • Location: First Church, 66 Marlborough St,
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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 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


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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


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  • Winsor Music presents
  • Simone Dinnerstein, piano
  • Location: St. Paul’s Church 15 St. Paul Street, Brookline
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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


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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).


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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).