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Sunday, September 22, 2019 in Boston
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Sunday, September 22, 2019 in Boston
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  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (617 278 5156) presents
  • RANDALL GOOSBY, VIOLIN
  • Location: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Fenway
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  • Claude Debussy, Violin Sonata in G Minor, L. 140 (1917)
    Richard Strauss, Violin Sonata in E Flat Major, Op. 18 (1887)
    William Grant Still, Suite for Violin and Piano (1943)
    Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Violin Sonata (1707)


Sunday, September 22, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (H) ((617) 912-9222) presents
  • Faculty Concert
  • Location: Houston Hall 8 The Fenway
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  • Pianists Deborah Adams and Jennifer Elowsky-Fox are joined by singer Kathleen Flynn in a program of 19th, 20th, and 21st century solo piano and piano and vocal works that explore themes of isolation and individualism. The program will include Federico Mompou’s Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Robert Schumann’s Liederkreis, op. 39, on poetry of Eichendorff, Berklee graduate Frank E. Warren’s Chicago Poems: Five Poems by Carl Sandburg, and compositions from the YES Academy composers in Beirut.

    FREE


Sunday, September 22, 2019 in Boston
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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Benefit
  • Location: Kings Chapel
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  • King’s Chapel Parish House, 64 Beacon Street,

    Zina Schiff, violin
    Heinrich Christensen, piano

    Works by Copland, Still, Bloch, and more
    Free admission, donations to benefit Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry gratefully accepted


Sunday, September 22, 2019 in Brookline
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  • Boston Artists Ensemble presents
  • The Enlightenment & Beyond
  • Location: St. Paul’s Church, 15 St. Paul Street
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  • Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F, K 370
    Beethoven: String Trio in D, Opus 9, No. 2
    Janáček: Quartet No. 1, “The Kreutzer Sonata”

    John Ferrillo, Oboe; Bayla Keyes, Peter Zazofsky, violins; Wenhong Luo, viola; Jonathan Miller, cello


Sunday, September 22, 2019 in Lexington
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  • Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble presents
  • Music for Three Cellos
  • Location: First Parish in Lexington 7 Harrington Road
  • Tickets: here
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  • J.S. Bach: Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
    Cervetto Trio II in B-flat major Allegro
    J.S. Bach Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
    Cervetto Trio IV in C major Vivace
    J.S. Bach Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009
    Cervetto Trio VI in C minor Adagio ~ Alla breve ~ Minuetto I & II

    Timothy Merton, Jennifer Morsches, Phoebe Carrai, Baroque cellos


Sunday, September 22, 2019 in Dorchester
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  • All Saints Parish Ashmont presents
  • The Bach Project
  • Location: 209 Ashmont Street
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  • bass-baritone Dashon Burton; Julia McKenzie, baroque violin; Andrew Sheranian, organ
    The Ashmont Boy Choir

    Fantasia in G major for organ (BWV 572)
    Cantata for Solo Bass: Ich habe genug (BWV 82)
    Sonata for Violin solo in G minor (BWV 1001)
    Cantata for Solo Bass: Der Friede sei mit dir (BWV 158)


Sunday, September 22, 2019 in Boston
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  • Mistral (WBUR) presents
  • In Search of Marcel Proust
  • Location: City Space, 890 Commonwealth Avenue
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  • Featuring the Arabella String Quartet and with select readings from Proust

    FAURE Pavane for flute, harp & strings
    SAINT-SAENS Fantasie for violin & harp
    DEBUSSY Sonata for flute, harp & viola
    FRANCK Prelude, Fugue & Variations
    BEETHOVEN String Quartet Op. 130 (complete)

    J. Eskar, violin; S. Kwok, violin; E. Causa, viola; A. Lecarme, cello, K, Keches, harp, J. Scolnik, flute


Sunday, September 22, 2019 in Cambridge
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  • Boston Chamber Music Society (S) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
  • Tickets: here
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  • Haydn: Piano Trio in C major, Hob. XV:27 )
    Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57
    Mozart: Viola Quintet in C major, K.515 (1787)

    Yura Lee & Alexi Kenney, violins
    Dimitri Murrath & Marcus Thompson, violas
    Edward Arron, cello; Max Levinson, piano


Sunday, September 22, 2019 in Cambridge
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Sunday, September 22, 2019 in Newton
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Monday, September 23, 2019 in Cambridge
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Monday, September 23, 2019 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • Callithumpian Consort
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • Tickets: here
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  • Callithumpian’s repertoire is the new and unusual, encompassing a huge stylistic spectrum from the classics of the last 100 years to works of the avant-garde and experimental jazz and rock. It is grounded in the musical discoveries of John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Zorn, Giacinto Scelsi, Morton Feldman, and Iannis Xenakis.

    FREE but ticket required


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 in Boston
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  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Tuesday Concerts
  • Location: Kings Chapel
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  • Angelica Duo (Anita Fetsch Felix, violin & Beverly Wesner-Hoehn, harp)
    Program: Works of Friedman, Massenet, Saint-Saens

    $5. suggested


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 in Medford
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  • Tufts University presents
  • Ludovico Ensemble
  • Location: Granoff Music Center, 20 Talbot Avenue
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  • ensemble works by John Aylward and two by Julia Werntz from different periods, alongside Three Stones, a work by Mischa Salkind-Pearl written for the ensemble in 2010.

    Free; no tickets required


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (132) presents
  • Composers’ Recital Series
  • Location: 132 Ipswich St.
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  • A concert featuring new works by Conservatory undergraduate and graduate composition students. FREE


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Philharmonia with Hugh Wolf, conductor
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Barber: Overture to The School for Scandal
    Mendelssohn: Overture: Midsummer Night’s Dream
    Andrew Norman: Sacred Geometry
    Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 in F Minor

    FREE but ticket required


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 in Boston
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Thursday, September 26, 2019 in Boston
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Thursday, September 26, 2019 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Philharmonia
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • Tickets: here
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  • David Loebel, conductor
    Katherine Balch: like a broken clock
    Haydn: Symphony No. 101 in D Major, “The Clock”
    Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra
    FREE but ticket required


Thursday, September 26, 2019 in Boston
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Friday, September 27, 2019 in Boston
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Friday, September 27, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Lyric Opera (SR) presents
  • Pagliacci by Leoncavallo
  • Location: DCR Steriti Memorial Rink, 561 Commercial Street
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • When a traveling troupe arrives to perform in a bustling town, the secrets and jealousies among them threaten to explode onstage—with deadly consequences. BLO presents its first-ever Pagliacci through a carnival-style installation that mirrors the “play within a play” of the opera and invites audiences to step into the drama.


Friday, September 27, 2019 in Somerville
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  • Long and Away presents
  • Viols and Wine at the Green Room
  • Location: The Green Room, 62 Bow St
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  • Karen Burciaga, Jane Hershey, Carol Lewis, David Miller, violas da gamba
    A casual soiree featuring works for viol consort by Purcell, Cabezón, Legrenzi, Scheidt and Gibbons. Some wine and cheese will be provided; please also BYO drinks and finger food to share.
    $20 suggested


Friday, September 27, 2019 in Wellesley
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  • Wellesley College presents
  • Charles Fisk, pianist
  • Location: Houghton Chapel at Wellesley College
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  • Mozart: Sonata in Bb Major, K333
    Schubert: Sonata in A minor, Op.42
    Yehudi Wyner: four fantasies:
    Dalla Capella al Casino
    From the Flow
    L’Auberge de l’Ill
    Three-Fingered Don
    Schumann, Fantasiestuecke, Op.12

    FREE


Friday, September 27, 2019 in Somerville
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Saturday, September 28, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Lyric Opera (SR) presents
  • Pagliacci by Leoncavallo
  • Location: DCR Steriti Memorial Rink, 561 Commercial Street
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • When a traveling troupe arrives to perform in a bustling town, the secrets and jealousies among them threaten to explode onstage—with deadly consequences. BLO presents its first-ever Pagliacci through a carnival-style installation that mirrors the “play within a play” of the opera and invites audiences to step into the drama.


Saturday, September 28, 2019 in Medford
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  • First Baptist Church of Medford (781-396-3811) presents
  • Quartett Giocosa
  • Location: 29 Oakland St.
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  • “From the Simple to the Sublime”

    Heather Goodchild Wade, Irina Fainkichen, violins; Irina Naryshkova, viola; Elizabeth Schultze, cello

    Borodin: String Quartet No.2
    Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile from Quartet No.1
    Dvorak: String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96 (American)

    $22 Suggested


Saturday, September 28, 2019 in Manchestr-by-the-Sea
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  • Cape Ann Symphony presents
  • Hollywood classics
  • Location: Manchester-Essex High School, 36 Lincoln Street
  • Tickets: here
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  • Wagner’s The Ride of the Valkyries, Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kije; Rozsa’s Ben Hur Suite; Korngold’s Robin Hood Suite; and John Williams’ Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind and Star Wars.


Saturday, September 28, 2019 in Boston
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  • Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts (JH) presents
  • Hong Xu, piano
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • Tickets: here
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  • MOZART: Sonata No. 7 in C Major, K. 309
    MOZART: Sonata No. 12 in F Major, K. 332
    LISZT: from Années de Pélerinage I: Suisse
    Les Cloches de Genève: Nocturne
    LISZT: from Années de Pélerinage III
    Les jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este

    SCRIABIN: Sonata No. 3 in F-sharp minor


Saturday, September 28, 2019 in Cambridge
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  • Radius Ensemble (L) (617.792.7234) presents
  • Twilight
  • Location: Pickman Hall, Longy
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  • GOMPPER – Kuta Muela III for flute, bassoon, piano and percussion
    Featuring Huya Ania, a film by Sheilah Britton
    LARSON – Be Still My Soul for solo flute
    DENISCH – Star VI for viola and percussion (world premiere)
    MOZART – Serenade in C minor, K.388


Saturday, September 28, 2019 in Boston
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Sunday, September 29, 2019 in Boston
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Sunday, September 29, 2019 in Boston
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  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (617 278 5156) presents
  • A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra
  • Location: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Fenway
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  • Felix Mendelssohn, Octet in E Flat Major, Op. 20 (1825)
    Franz Joseph Haydn, String Quartet, Op. 54/2, Mvts. 2 and 3 (1788) arr. for string orchestra and solo violin
    Erwin Schulhoff, Fünf Stücke für Streichquartett (1923) arr. for string orchestra
    Gideon Klein, Partita for String Orchestra (1944)


Sunday, September 29, 2019 in Concord
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Sunday, September 29, 2019 in Medford
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Sunday, September 29, 2019 in Boston
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  • Korean Cultural Society (781-223-4411) presents
  • Korean Cultural Society
  • Location: Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
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  • Binari (well-wishing)
    Pansori and Cello Improvisation – “Mr. Shim’s Eyes Are Opened” from Shimchungga
    Ajaeng Sanjo (Park Jongsun School)
    Three-drum Dance
    Heung Taryung with Sinawi (Improvisation)
    Daegum Solo: Chungseonggok
    Ballet with Gayageum Sanjo (Seo Gongchul School)
    Folk Songs and Jindo Arirang


Sunday, September 29, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (SeuH) presents
  • String Master Series
  • Location: Seully Hall
  • Tickets: here
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  • Bela Horvath kicks off the 2019–2020 String Masters Series with a rich program of Romantic masterpieces and dazzling showpieces, accompanied by pianist Yoon Lee.


Sunday, September 29, 2019 in Cambridge
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Tuesday, October 1, 2019 in Cambridge
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Tuesday, October 1, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (SeuH) presents
  • Piano Masters Series
  • Location: Seully Hall
  • Tickets: here
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  • Phillip Bush, piano

    ARTHUR FOOTE: Selections from Five Silhouettes, op. 73
    CHARLES GRIFFES: The White Peacock
    LEO ORNSTEIN: Suicide in an Airplane
    MARION BAUER: Selections from Six Preludes, op. 15
    HENRY COWELL: “The Tides of Manaunaun”
    CHARLES IVES: Piano Sonata No. 2, “Concord, Mass., 1840–1860″


Tuesday, October 1, 2019 in Boston
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Wednesday, October 2, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Lyric Opera (SR) presents
  • Pagliacci by Leoncavallo
  • Location: DCR Steriti Memorial Rink, 561 Commercial Street
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • When a traveling troupe arrives to perform in a bustling town, the secrets and jealousies among them threaten to explode onstage—with deadly consequences. BLO presents its first-ever Pagliacci through a carnival-style installation that mirrors the “play within a play” of the opera and invites audiences to step into the drama.


Thursday, October 3, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Yuja Wang, piano
    Thomas Rolfs, trumpet
    James LEE III Sukkot Through Orion’s Nebula
    SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 1
    SMETANA Selection from Má Vlast

    Open Rehearsal


Thursday, October 3, 2019 in Chestnut Hill
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Thursday, October 3, 2019 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Contemporary Improvisation Department
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • The concert culmination of a residency with Tyshawn Sorey: multi-instrumentalist, composer, and MacArthur “Genius”. Featuring the entire Contemporary Improvisation department.

    FREE but ticket required


Thursday, October 3, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Yuja Wang, piano
    Thomas Rolfs, trumpet
    James LEE III Sukkot Through Orion’s Nebula
    SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 1
    SMETANA Selection from Má Vlast


Friday, October 4, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Yuja Wang, piano
    Thomas Rolfs, trumpet
    James LEE III Sukkot Through Orion’s Nebula
    SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 1
    SMETANA Selection from Má Vlast


Friday, October 4, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Lyric Opera (SR) presents
  • Pagliacci by Leoncavallo
  • Location: DCR Steriti Memorial Rink, 561 Commercial Street
  • Tickets: here
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  • When a traveling troupe arrives to perform in a bustling town, the secrets and jealousies among them threaten to explode onstage—with deadly consequences. BLO presents its first-ever Pagliacci through a carnival-style installation that mirrors the “play within a play” of the opera and invites audiences to step into the drama.


Friday, October 4, 2019 in Boston
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  • BU School of Music Fringe (STO) presents
  • As One by Laura Kamminsky
  • Location: Studio ONE, 855 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Tickets: here
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  • Fifteen songs accompanied by string quartet comprise the three-part narrative, tracing Hannah’s experiences from her youth in a small town to her college years—and finally traveling alone to a different country, where she realizes some truths about herself.

    Libretto by Mark Campbell & Kimberly Reed
    Film by Kimberly Reed
    Music Directed by William Lumpkin
    Stage Direction by Jim Petosa


Friday, October 4, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project presents
  • The Roaring Twenties
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • John Alden Carpenter Krazy Kat (1922)
    Dalit Warshaw Sirens: A Concerto for Theremin and Orchestra* (2018)
    Carolina Eyck, theremin
    Joseph Schillinger First Airophonic Suite (1929)
    Carolina Eyck, theremin
    Kurt Weill Kleine Dreigroschenmusik (Little Threepenny Music) (1929)
    John Alden Carpenter Skyscrapers, complete ballet score (1926)


Saturday, October 5, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Wagner Society (617-323-6088) presents
  • Liszt and Wagner: Lieder and Operatic Excerpts
  • Location: Old South Church, Copley Square
  • Tickets: here
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  • Julia Rolwing, soprano
    Soyeon Kim, pianist
    LISZT Four Lieder
    LISZT Piano solo, “Pace non trovo,” Sonetto del Petrarca 104
    WAGNER “Brünnhilde’s Awakening . . . Ewig war ich,” Siegfried, Act 3
    WAGNER Wesendonck Lieder
    WAGNER/LISZT Piano transcription of “Ode to the Evening Star,” Tannhäuser, Act 3
    WAGNER “Liebestod,” Tristan und Isolde


Saturday, October 5, 2019 in Boston
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  • BU School of Music Fringe (STO) presents
  • As One by Laura Kamminsky
  • Location: Studio ONE, 855 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Fifteen songs accompanied by string quartet comprise the three-part narrative, tracing Hannah’s experiences from her youth in a small town to her college years—and finally traveling alone to a different country, where she realizes some truths about herself.

    Libretto by Mark Campbell & Kimberly Reed
    Film by Kimberly Reed
    Music Directed by William Lumpkin
    Stage Direction by Jim Petosa


Saturday, October 5, 2019 in Cambridge
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  • Blue Heron (617-960-7956) presents
  • Canterbury Rediscovered
  • Location: First Church Cambridge, 11 Garden St
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  • Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks (copied c.1540 for Canterbury Cathedral), including works of Hugh Aston, and other music from the first 20 years of Blue Heron’s engagement with the Partbooks, selected based on audience and singer votes.


Saturday, October 5, 2019 in Boston
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Saturday, October 5, 2019 in Medford
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  • Tufts University presents
  • Impressions
  • Location: Granoff Music Center, 20 Talbot Avenue
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  • Violinist Joanna Kurkowicz and pianist Doris Stevenson perform Debussy’s Violin Sonata, Chausson’s Poeme, Ysaye’s Reve D’enfant, and Faure’s Apres un Reve, alongside lesser known works by Penderecki, Kurtág, and Kreisler.

    Free; no tickets required


Saturday, October 5, 2019 in Cambridge
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  • Harvard University Department of Music presents
  • Harvard Group for New Music
  • Location: John Knowles Paine Concert Hall, Harvard
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  • New works by Harvard composers featuring [Switch~ Ensemble]. Megan Arns (percussion);
    T.J. Borden (cello); Lauren Cauley (violin); Madison Greenstone (clarinets); Zach Sheets (flutes); Wei-Han Wu (piano); Jason Thorpe Buchanan (conductor).
    Free but tickets required


Saturday, October 5, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Yuja Wang, piano
    Thomas Rolfs, trumpet
    James LEE III Sukkot Through Orion’s Nebula
    SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 1
    SMETANA Selection from Má Vlast


Saturday, October 5, 2019 in Boston
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  • BU School of Music Fringe (STO) presents
  • As One by Laura Kamminsky
  • Location: Studio ONE, 855 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Fifteen songs accompanied by string quartet comprise the three-part narrative, tracing Hannah’s experiences from her youth in a small town to her college years—and finally traveling alone to a different country, where she realizes some truths about herself.

    Libretto by Mark Campbell & Kimberly Reed
    Film by Kimberly Reed
    Music Directed by William Lumpkin
    Stage Direction by Jim Petosa


Sunday, October 6, 2019 in Boston
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Sunday, October 6, 2019 in Boston
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  • BU School of Music Fringe (STO) presents
  • As One by Laura Kamminsky
  • Location: Studio ONE, 855 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Fifteen songs accompanied by string quartet comprise the three-part narrative, tracing Hannah’s experiences from her youth in a small town to her college years—and finally traveling alone to a different country, where she realizes some truths about herself.

    Libretto by Mark Campbell & Kimberly Reed
    Film by Kimberly Reed
    Music Directed by William Lumpkin
    Stage Direction by Jim Petosa


Sunday, October 6, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Lyric Opera (SR) presents
  • Pagliacci by Leoncavallo
  • Location: DCR Steriti Memorial Rink, 561 Commercial Street
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • When a traveling troupe arrives to perform in a bustling town, the secrets and jealousies among them threaten to explode onstage—with deadly consequences. BLO presents its first-ever Pagliacci through a carnival-style installation that mirrors the “play within a play” of the opera and invites audiences to step into the drama.


Sunday, October 6, 2019 in Cambridge
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  • Boston Belcanto Opera ((617) 949-6543) presents
  • Bradley Pennington, pianist
  • Location: Dante Alighieri Italian Cultural Center, 41 Hampshire Street
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  • Beautiful, exciting pieces by Mozart, Debussy, Brahms and Chopin,and with Michele TRainor, French arias from Massenet’s Herodiade and Le Cid, and Italian arias from Ponchielli’s La Giocond, and Verdi’s La Forza del Destino

    Encores will also be offered

    $25.00; $22.00 for seniors


Sunday, October 6, 2019 in Boston
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  • BU School of Music Fringe (STO) presents
  • As One by Laura Kamminsky
  • Location: Studio ONE, 855 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Tickets: here
  • additional information
  • Fifteen songs accompanied by string quartet comprise the three-part narrative, tracing Hannah’s experiences from her youth in a small town to her college years—and finally traveling alone to a different country, where she realizes some truths about herself.

    Libretto by Mark Campbell & Kimberly Reed
    Film by Kimberly Reed
    Music Directed by William Lumpkin
    Stage Direction by Jim Petosa


Sunday, October 6, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (SeuH) presents
  • Faculty Concert
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • Boston Conservatory theater voice faculty member and alumna Gina Beck, pianist Scott Nicholas, and Berklee College of Music clarinet faculty member Peter Cokkinias present traditional chamber music and musical theater selections. FREE


Sunday, October 6, 2019 in Somerville
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  • Multiverse Concert Series presents
  • Shadows of Exoplanets
  • Location: Somerville Armory
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  • Dr. Roy Gould, Biophysicist
    Marvento Duo with Emma Shubin [flute], Julia Connor [violin]
    Amelia Sie [violin], Elizabeth Sterling [soprano], David Ibbett [electronics]

    Pencilled Wings – Emma O’Halloran
    Au-dela du temps – Yuko Uebayashi
    Between Two Worlds – George Rochberg
    EXO – David Ibbett (world premiere)
    Fratres – Arvo Pärt

    + redshifted music from Voyager’s Golden Record


Sunday, October 6, 2019 in Cambridge
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Monday, October 7, 2019 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • First Monday
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Clara Schumann: Three Romances for Violin and Piano
    Robert Schumann: Spanische Liebeslieder, op.138
    Robert Schumann: Piano Quintet in E–flat Major,

    FREE but tickets required


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  • Schiller Institute presents
  • Walk Together Children
  • Location: Christ Church 12 Quincy Ave,
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    and Schiller Boston Community Chorus (Quincy, MA)
    Donations at the door Appreciated
    Program to include: Spirituals by Harry Burleigh, Moses Hogan and choral music by Bach, Schubert, and more. .


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  • Boston Conservatory (132) presents
  • Composers’ Recital Series
  • Location: 132 Ipswich St.
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  • Chamber Orchestra of Boston (FC) presents
  • Dreams and Memories
  • Location: First Church, 66 Marlborough St.
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  • Purcell: Sonata for Trumpet and Strings
    Tchaikovsky: Elegy in Memory of I.W. Samarin
    Arensky: Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky
    Rachmaninoff: Romance and Scherzo
    Feltner: Dreams and Awakenings
    Featuring Terry Everson, trumpet


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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Wind Ensemble, Conductor Charles Peltz
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Strauss: Serenade in E-flat Major, op. 7
    Persichetti: Symphony No. 6 for Band, op. 69
    Dahl: Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Winds
    Kenneth Radnofsky, soloist
    Bassett: Designs, Images and Textures
    Hindemith: Symphony in B–flat for Concert Band
    FREE but ticket required


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Friday, October 11, 2019 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • Lorna Cooke deVaron Memorial Concert
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • NEC Chamber Singers
    NEC Concert Choir
    Commonwealth Chorale
    NEC Jazz Combo
    CONDUCTORS
    Erica J. Washburn
    Joseph Lerangis
    David Carrier
    Johanna Hill Simpson
    ARTISTS
    Tina deVaron, guest artist
    Leonard Fu, guest artist
    Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, guest artist
    Bruckner: Christus factus est, WAB 11
    Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol: Şu yalan dünya
    Copland: “The Promise of Living” from The Tender Land
    Thompson: Selections from Frostiana
    Handy: “St. Louis Blues”
    Porter: “Miss Otis Regrets”
    Messiaen: Louange à l’éternité de Jésus from Quatuor pour la fin du temps

    FREE but ticket required


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  • Boston Conservatory (132) presents
  • contraBAND: wordPLAY
  • Location: 132 Ipswich St.
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  • AMY BETH KIRSTEN: “they might be giants”
    PAMELA Z: “Ethel Dreams of Temporal Disturbances”
    TINA TALLON: “colluvium” (2013/2019)
    GEORGES APERGHIS: Cinq Pièces pour percussion et violoncelle
    JULIA WOLFE: my lips from speaking
    FREDERIC RZEWSKI: Coming Together
    FREE


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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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  • Mahler: Piano Quartet in a minor
    Jeremy Gill: …and everywhere the sea for
    Janácek: Mladi (Youth) suite for wind sextet,
    Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 5 “Spring”
    Milhaud: La Création Du Monde: Suite for piano quintet


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  • Boston Conservatory (SeuH) presents
  • Boston Conservatory Choruses
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • Focusing on the passage of time, featuring works by Morten Lauridsen, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Stephen Paulus, Martin Sedek, Joshua Shank, and Judith Weir. FREE


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  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (617 278 5156) presents
  • Sphinx Virtuosi
  • Location: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Fenway
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  • Bartók, Divertimento for String Orchestra
    Romero Aldemaro, Fuga con Pajarillo (1976)
    Michael Abels, Global Warming (1990)
    Philip Herbert, Elegy: In Memoriam—Stephen Lawrence (1999)
    Xavier Foley, For Justice and Peace (2018)


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  • New England Conservatory (B) (617-585-1260) presents
  • Clara Schumann at 200
  • Location: Brown Hall
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  • Clara Schumann:
    Three Choruses
    Carduus | Holly Druckman, Director

    Three Romances for violin and harp, Op. 22 (arranged by Elisabeth Remy Johnson)
    Julianne Lee, violin; Elisabeth Remy Johnson, harp
    Songs Op. 13
    Yelena Dudochkin, soprano
    Konstantinos Papandakis, piano

    Trio for piano, violin and cello
    Maria Ioudenitch, violin; Sam Ou, cello
    Tatyana Dudochkin, piano

    Concerto for piano and orchestra, Op. 7

    NEC Youth Philharmonic Orchestra | David Loebel, Director; Taylor Wang, piano (NEC Preparatory School and Walnut Hill student)


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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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  • Mahler: Piano Quartet in a minor
    Jeremy Gill: …and everywhere the sea for
    Janácek: Mladi (Youth) suite for wind sextet,
    Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 5 “Spring”
    Milhaud: La Création Du Monde: Suite for piano quintet


Tuesday, October 15, 2019 in Boston
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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Symphonic Winds
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Michael Gandolfi: Flourishes and Meditations on a Renaissance Theme
    Robert Spittal:​​​​​​​Consort for Ten Winds
    ARTISTS
    Robert Spittal, guest conductor
    Gerry Levinson: Chant des Rochers
    Bennett: Rose Variations

    Michael Dobrinski , trumpet soloist
    Steven Burke: Fanfare for the Wind Ensemble 50th Anniversary

    FREE but tickets required


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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Chamber Orchestra
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Donald Palma, Artistic Director
    Jessie Montgomery: Strum
    Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony, op. 110a
    Rudolph Barshai arrangement of String Quartet No. 8

    Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, op. 48, C Major

    FREE but ticket required


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  • Shelter Music (DE) presents
  • Florence Comes Home
  • Location: Dane Estate, 400 Heath Street
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  • The first-ever chamber opera written about Florence Price (1887-1953), a prize-winning New England Conservatory trained composer of more than 300 works and the first African American woman to have a symphony performed by a major American orchestra. The chamber opera, scored for soprano, mezzo soprano, baritone, and string quartet was commissioned by Shelter Music Boston and written by composer and Berklee College of Music Professor Francine Trester.

    Benefit concert also includes Price’s “Five Folksongs in Counterpoint.


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  • Boston Philharmonic presents
  • Benjamin Zander, conductor
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
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  • Schumann: Genoveva Overture
    Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2
    Alessandro Deljavan, piano
    Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • András Schiff, conductor and piano
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • J.S. BACH Piano Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056
    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1
    BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Haydn
    BARTÓK Dance Suite


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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • András Schiff, conductor and piano
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • J.S. BACH Piano Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056
    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1
    BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Haydn
    BARTÓK Dance Suite


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  • Concord Orchestra (978-369-4967) presents
  • A Gothic Tale
  • Location: 51 Walden Street, Concord, MA
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  • Richard Pittman, conductor; David Kravitz, baritone; Sarah Pelletier, soprano

    Haydn Symphony No. 82, “The Bear”
    Bartok Bluebeard’s Castle


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  • Boston Conservatory (SeuH) presents
  • Boston Conservatory Hemenway Strings
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • BARTÓK: Romanian Folk Dances
    ELGAR: Serenade for Strings
    NIELSEN: Suite for String Orchestra
    PÄRT: Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
    SHOSTAKOVICH: “Allegro non troppo” from String Quartet No. 3 in F Major
    FREE


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  • Cappella Clausura (EC) presents
  • “Illuminations”
  • Location: Eliot Church, 474 Centre St.
  • Tickets: here
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  • an installation/exhibition inspired by a recently discovered manuscript, the Salzinnes Antiphonal,
    Clothed in habits from the order and the era, CC’s women chant the hours in the medieval monastic day, telescoped down from 9 hours to about 1.5, so that each hour lasts about 10 minutes. In between the chanting of the hours, the audience is invited to walk around, inspect, read, listen to scholars, eat and drink. Scholar Judith Dietz, discoverer of the Salzinnes Antiphonal, will be present for Q&A’s.


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  • Concord Orchestra (978-369-4967) presents
  • A Gothic Tale
  • Location: 51 Walden Street, Concord, MA
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  • Richard Pittman, conductor; David Kravitz, baritone; Sarah Pelletier, soprano

    Haydn Symphony No. 82, “The Bear”
    Bartok Bluebeard’s Castle


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  • Boston Philharmonic presents
  • Benjamin Zander, conductor
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Schumann: Genoveva Overture
    Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2
    Alessandro Deljavan, piano
    Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra


Saturday, October 19, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • András Schiff, conductor and piano
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • J.S. BACH Piano Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056
    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1
    BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Haydn
    BARTÓK Dance Suite


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  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (617 278 5156) presents
  • Fretwork
  • Location: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Fenway
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  • Iestyn Davies, counter-tenor
    Asako Morikawa, Sam Stadlen, Emily Ashton, Jo Levine, and Richard Boothby, viols

    Byrd, Fantasia à 5, “Two parts in one” (ante 1611); Ye Sacred Muses (c. 1585); In Nomine à 5 (c. 1570)
    Gibbons, Fantasia of four parts (c. 1620)
    Johann Christoph Bach, Lamento (ante 1700)
    Gesualdo, Beltà poi che t’assenti (1611); Dolcissima mia vita (1611); Sparge la morte (1596)
    Handel, Già l’ebro mio ciglio (1733); Passacaille (c. 1720); Piangerò (1724)
    Vaughan Williams, The Sky Above the Roof (1908); Silent Noon (1903)
    Michael Nyman, If; Why (1995)


Sunday, October 20, 2019 in Cambridge
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  • Boston Philharmonic presents
  • Benjamin Zander, conductor
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
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  • Schumann: Genoveva Overture
    Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2
    Alessandro Deljavan, piano
    Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra


Sunday, October 20, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Chamber Players presents
  • Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • STRAVINSKY Octet for winds
    THOMSON Sonata da Chiesa, for clarinet, horn, trumpet,
    trombone, and viola
    CARTER Sonata for flute, oboe, cello, and harpsichord
    Sofia GUBAIDULINA Etudes, for double bass
    FALLA Concerto for harpsichord, flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, and cello


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  • Glissando (617-784-2549) presents
  • Sergey Schepkin, piano
  • Location: First Church, 66 Marlborough St,
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  • Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 2 No. 2
    Sonata No. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26
    Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110
    Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101


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  • Capella Clausura presents
  • “Illuminations”
  • Location: St. Paul’s Church, 15 St. Paul’s Street
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  • an installation/exhibition inspired by a recently discovered manuscript, the Salzinnes Antiphonal. Clothed in habits from the order and the era, CC’s women chant the hours in the medieval monastic day, telescoped down from 9 hours to about 1.5, so that each hour lasts about 10 minutes. In between the chanting of the hours, the audience is invited to walk around, inspect, read, listen to scholars, eat and drink. Scholar Judith Dietz, discoverer of the Salzinnes Antiphonal, will be present for Q&A’s.


Sunday, October 20, 2019 in Boston
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  • Boston Conservatory (SeuH) presents
  • Family Concert
  • Location: Seully Hall
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  • Instructor of voice Katherine Fuller performs ”How to Return Home,” a solo cabaret of musical theater, jazz, and folk/rock favorites. Accompanied by Mindy Cimini and featuring faculty member Jessye DeSilva. FREE


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  • Boston Chamber Music Society (S) presents
  • Yefim Bronfman, piano
  • Location: Sanders Theater, Harvard
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  • Clara Schumann: Piano Trio in G minor
    Harbison: Sonata for Viola and Piano (Boston Premiere)
    Brahms: Piano Quartet in A major, Op. 26 (1861)

    Yura Lee, violin
    Marcus Thompson, viola
    Gabriel Cabezas, cello
    Max Levinson & Judith Gordon, piano


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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Symphony, David Lobel conductor
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Dvořák: Carnival Overture, op. 92
    Mozart: Symphony No. 34 in C Major, K. 338
    Fauré: Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande, op. 80
    Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat, Suites 1 and 2

    FREE but ticket required


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  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Philharmonia
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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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 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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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.


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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.


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  • Brandeis University (781-736-3400) presents
  • Lydian String Quartet
  • Location: Slosberg Music Center, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA
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  • 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


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  • Emmanuel Music presents
  • Bach: Mass in B Minor
  • Location: Emmanuel Church of Boston
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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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  • Boston Conservatory (H) ((617) 912-9222) presents
  • String Master Series
  • Location: Houston Hall 8 The Fenway
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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.


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
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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


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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)
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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.


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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


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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.


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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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  • Corsara Artists presents
  • Menotti’s The Medium
  • Location: Wiggin Auditorim (City Hall)
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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.


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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


Friday, November 1, 2019 in Boston
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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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  • 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


Saturday, November 2, 2019 in Boston
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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.


Saturday, November 2, 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


Saturday, November 2, 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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  • New England Conservatory (EC) ((617) 585 1100) presents
  • Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)
  • Location: Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street
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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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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


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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


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 Allston
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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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  • 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
    Meltzer: World Premiere sonata for cello and piano
    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; Judith Gordon, 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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  • 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


Saturday, November 9, 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


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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  • 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
    Meltzer: World Premiere sonata for cello and piano
    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; Judith Gordon, piano


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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.


Monday, November 11, 2019 in Boston
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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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  • 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


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).

    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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  • 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


Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in Boston
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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
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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 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 Boston
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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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  • 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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  • 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 Boston
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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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  • 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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  • Boston Chamber Music Society (S) presents
  • Yefim Bronfman, piano
  • 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


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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


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


Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in Boston
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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


Thursday, November 21, 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
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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


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
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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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  • 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 Steppner, 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)


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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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  • 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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  • 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
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  • Boston Conservatory’s percussion ensemble performs an evening of works by a variety of composers. FREE


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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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  • 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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  • 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 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


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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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  • 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


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  • Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble presents
  • Dynamic Duos:
  • Location: First Parish in Lexington 7 Harrington Road
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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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  • Boston Conservatory (SeuH) presents
  • Faculty Concert
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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


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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


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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


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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


Thursday, December 5, 2019 in Medford
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Friday, December 6, 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


Friday, December 6, 2019 in Boston
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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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  • 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,


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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  • 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 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,


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

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

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


Saturday, December 14, 2019 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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  • 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


Sunday, December 15, 2019 in Boston
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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.


Friday, December 20, 2019 in Cambridge
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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.


Friday, December 20, 2019 in Ashmont
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Saturday, December 21, 2019 in Cambridge
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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 Cambridge
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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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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.


Sunday, January 5, 2020 in Cambridge
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  • Boston Chamber Music Society (S) presents
  • Yefim Bronfman, piano
  • 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


Saturday, January 11, 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


Sunday, January 12, 2020 in Boston
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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


Thursday, January 16, 2020 in Boston
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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


Friday, January 17, 2020 in Boston
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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 Chamber Players presents
  • David Deveau, piano
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • SCHULHOFF Concertino for flute, viola, and double bass
    György KURTÁG Selection from Signs, Games,
    and Messages, for two violins
    MARTINŮ Nonet for winds and strings
    REINECKE Trio in A minor for oboe, horn,
    and piano, Op. 188
    BRAHMS Trio in A minor for clarinet, cello,
    and piano, Op. 114


Sunday, January 19, 2020 in Lexington
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Thursday, January 23, 2020 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • BARBER Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance
    SHOSTAKOVICH (arr. BARSHAI) Chamber Symphony,
    DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, From the New World


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


Saturday, January 25, 2020 in Boston
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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.


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


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Tuesday, January 28, 2020 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • SHOSTAKOVICH (arr. BARSHAI) Chamber Symphony,
    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4
    DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, From the New World


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

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Thursday, January 30, 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


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,
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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


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


Saturday, February 22, 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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  • 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


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


Saturday, February 29, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Rossini: Elisabetta, Regina d’Inghilterra
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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


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


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


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


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  • Boston Baroque presents
  • hristina Day Martinson, violin
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
    Vivaldi: Gloria for Chorus and Orchestra
    Monteverdi: Beatus Vir


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


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  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project presents
  • Joesph Schwanter Portrait
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Joseph Schwantner Percussion Concerto No. 2: Concerto for Percussion Section, Timpani, and Orchestra (2011)
    Joseph Schwantner Aftertones of Infinity (1978)


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


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  • Boston Baroque presents
  • hristina Day Martinson, violin
  • Location: Jordan Hall
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  • Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
    Vivaldi: Gloria for Chorus and Orchestra
    Monteverdi: Beatus Vir


Sunday, March 29, 2020 in Boston
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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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Thursday, April 2, 2020 in Boston
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  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
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  • Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
    HK GRUBER Short Stories from the Vienna Woods
    (American premiere; BSO co-commission)
    GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F
    RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 3
    OPEN REHEARSAL


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


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


Saturday, April 4, 2020 in Boston
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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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Thursday, April 9, 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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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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


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  • Boston Chamber Music Society (S) presents
  • Yefim Bronfman, piano
  • 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


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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


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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


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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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Thursday, May 7, 2020 in Cambridge
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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
  • Tickets: here
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  • MOZART Sinfonia Concertante K297b
    Britta Swedenborg, Au.D, flute
    Michael Barnett, M.D., oboe
    Benjamin Steinhorn, M.D., Ph.D., bassoon
    Orlando Pandolfi, horn

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


Saturday, May 9, 2020 in Boston
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Saturday, May 9, 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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  • 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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Sunday, May 10, 2020 in Cambridge
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Sunday, May 10, 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
  • additional information
  • Robert Schumann Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales) for clarinet, viola & piano, Op. 132
    Miriam Gideon Rhymes from the Hill for soprano, clarinet, cello & marimba
    Szymanowski: Mythes for violin & piano,
    William Alwy: Naiades Fantasy-Sonata for flute & harp
    Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 3 in c minor


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

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


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


Sunday, May 17, 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


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

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


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

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


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


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


Sunday, June 14, 2020 in Boston
at 2:00 pm
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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).