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» Today: Friday, October 31, 2014 in Boston at 1:30 pm
» Today: Friday, October 31, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
  • Lorelei Ensemble (MC) presents
  • Reconstructed: The New Americana
  • Location: Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Joshua Bornfield: Reconstruction (World Premiere) Josh Shank: Saro (World Premiere) Scott Ordway: Northwoods (World Premiere) Mary Montgomery Koppel: Nokomis’ Fall (World Premiere) Works by William Billings and his contemporaries Tickets: Adult $30, Student $15
» Tomorow: Saturday, November 1, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
  • Celebrity Series presents
  • Richard Goode, piano
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • BEETHOVEN The Last Word Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Opus 109 Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Opus 110 Selections from Bagatelles, Opus 119 Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Opus 111
» Tomorow: Saturday, November 1, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
» Tomorow: Saturday, November 1, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
  • Cappella Clausura (EC) (617-993-0013) presents
  • MASTERWORKS OF BUXTEHUDE & CHIARA COZZOLANI
  • Location: Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street
  • Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri Chiara Cozzolani: Vespers The Clausura singers will be joined by a period ensemble featuring guest artists Carol Lewis, gamba, and Catherine Liddell and Olav Chris Henriksen, theorbos. $25 at the door. Seniors and students: $18
» In 2 Days: Sunday, November 2, 2014 in Boston at 10:00 am
» In 2 Days: Sunday, November 2, 2014 in Arlington at 2:00 pm
  • Bay Colony Brass presents
  • LEFT/RIGHT/TURN
  • Location: The Regent Theater, 7 Medford St
  • Britten’s Russian Funera Penderecki’s Danziger Fanfare (dedicated to Lech Walesa), Schumann’s Four Marches Bach’s Suite No. 3 Karel Husa’s Divertimento Robert Starer’s Serenade; Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Conductor Channing Yu leads the 20-member brass and percussion ensemble. Tickets $15 General Admission. $10 Seniors/Students/Members. $25 Family Admission.
» In 2 Days: Sunday, November 2, 2014 in Cambridge at 3:00 pm
  • Harvard University Department of Music presents
  • Parker String Quartet
  • Location: John Knowles Paine Concert Hall, Harvard
  • Prokofiev String Quartet No.2 in F Major, Op.92 Kurtág Six moments musicaux, Op.44 Schubert String Quartet No.14 in D Minor, D.810 “Death and the Maiden” Free tickets available beginning SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19 at Harvard Box Office. Free parking at the Broadway garage, 6pm to midnight.
» In 2 Days: Sunday, November 2, 2014 in Boston at 3:00 pm
  • Lorelei Ensemble (MC) presents
  • Reconstructed: The New Americana
  • Location: Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Joshua Bornfield: Reconstruction (World Premiere) Josh Shank: Saro (World Premiere) Scott Ordway: Northwoods (World Premiere) Mary Montgomery Koppel: Nokomis’ Fall (World Premiere) Works by William Billings and his contemporaries Tickets: Adult $30, Student $15
» In 2 Days: Sunday, November 2, 2014 in Arlington at 3:30 pm
» In 2 Days: Sunday, November 2, 2014 in Boston at 4:00 pm
» In 2 Days: Sunday, November 2, 2014 in Newton Centre (WC) at 4:00 pm
  • Walden Chamber Players presents
  • Young Artist Program
  • Location: Wilson Chapel, 210 Herrick Road
  • Mozart: Duo in B-flat Penderecki: String Trio Penderecki: Chaconne for violin and viola Mozart: String Quintet No. 4 in G Minor, KV 516 – featuring Christopher Rogers-Beadle, winner of the 2014 Young Artist Competition Ticket Info: $20 adults, $10 students, Children under 12 admitted free of charge. Tickets available at the doorat http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/218898
» In 3 Days: Monday, November 3, 2014 in Cambridge at 7:30 pm
  • Cambridge Society for Early Music presents
  • Les Bostonades: A Period Instrument Ensemble
  • Location: Christ Church, Zero Garden Street
  • Telemann & Bach: Diverse Pleasures –From the Sublime to the Ridiculous Georg Philipp Telemann: Two Concertos for Strings from the Quatrième livre de quatuors (1752) —F Major, TWV 43: F1; & D Major, TWV 43: D4 Cello Sonata in D Major, TWV 41: D6, from Der getreue Music Meister (1728/29) “Burlesque de Quixotte,” TWV 55: G10 J. S. Bach: Two Trio Sonatas for Organ, transcribed for strings & harpsichord—No. 3 in D Minor, BWV 527; & No. 5 in C Major, BWV 529 Asako Takeuchi & Emily Dahl, violins; Jason Fisher, viola; Kate Haynes, cello; Matthew Wadsworth, theorbo; Akiko Sato, harpsichord (director) $30 /$25 seniors /students with ID free
» In 4 Days: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in Cambridge at 7:30 pm
» In 4 Days: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • Michael Lewin, piano
  • Location: Seully Hall
  • DEBUSSY (arr. Koji Attwood for Michael Lewin): Beau Soir; Nuits D’Etoiles SCRIABIN: Sonata-Fantasy No. 2, op. 19 SCHUBERT: Fantasy in C Major (“Wanderer” Fantasy) DEBUSSY: 12 Préludes, Book 1; L’isle joyeuse ($)
» In 6 Days: Thursday, November 6, 2014 in Boston at 7:00 pm
» In 6 Days: Thursday, November 6, 2014 in Various at 7:30 pm
  • Emergence Quartet presents
  • Proto-Quartets
  • Location:
  • Pioneering works for two violins, viola, and cello by Scarlatti, Geminiani, Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, and Joseph Starzer Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard | suggested donation $20/$10 students
» In 6 Days: Thursday, November 6, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
» In 7 Days: Friday, November 7, 2014 in Brookline at 7:30 pm
  • Renaissance Men presents
  • RenMen Roots
  • Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  • From Billings to Bluegrass. Also featuring two U.S. premieres: “Psalm 121″ by Patricia VanNess and Daniel E. Gawthrop’s “Close Now Thine Eyes” rearranged for men’s voices. Tickets will be available at the door for $20 general admission/$15 for studentsat BrownPaperTickets.com with advance sale pricing. A reception to follow the Friday night concert.
» In 7 Days: Friday, November 7, 2014 in Wenham at 8:00 pm
  • Gordon College Music Department presents
  • Alton C Bynum Recital Series
  • Location: Phillips Recital Hall, 255 Grapevine Road
  • Bobby Thorp, trumpet Don Lucas, trombone Haram Kim, piano Program will include: David Popper’s Gavotte No. 2 Otto Ketting’s Intrada Eric Ewazen’s An Elizabethan Songbook Fandango by Joseph Turrin Tickets: General Admission $20.00 Seniors (65+) $15.00 Available online and at the door.
» In 8 Days: Saturday, November 8, 2014 in Boston at 2:00 pm
  • Church of the Advent presents
  • David Enlow, organ
  • Location: Church of the Advent, Boston
  • Transcriptions of Debussy’s Petite Suite, Grieg’s Holberg Suite, three of Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances, and Franck’s Grande Piece Symphonique will be on the program. Sponsored by the Guild of All Souls as part of its annual meeting and conference. FREE
» In 8 Days: Saturday, November 8, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
» In 8 Days: Saturday, November 8, 2014 in Waltham at 8:00 pm
» In 8 Days: Saturday, November 8, 2014 in Cambridge at 8:00 pm
» In 9 Days: Sunday, November 9, 2014 in Boston at 1:30 pm
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (617 278 5156) presents
  • New York Festival of Song
  • Location: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Fenway
  • Richard Strauss’s Ophelia-Lieder brought Shakespeare’s heroine into the analyst’s office, and the German art song was in a Golden Age fueled by dreams and hidden desires. Songs by Wolf, Mahler, Schoenberg, Strauss, and others.
» In 9 Days: Sunday, November 9, 2014 in Boston at 2:00 pm
  • Boston Philharmonic (SH) (617.236.0999) presents
  • Boston Phiharmonic Youth Orchestra, Benjamin Zander, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall
  • Shostakovich // Festive Overture Dvorak // Cello Concerto, Natalia Gutman, cello Bartók // concerto for orchestra
» In 9 Days: Sunday, November 9, 2014 in Boston at 3:00 pm
  • Coro Allagro (JH) ((617) 236-4011) presents
  • American Visions
  • Location: Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St
  • Aaron Copland: The Boatmen’s Dance, At the River, & Promise of Living Andrew Bonacci: Auguries of Innocence Irving Fine: The Hour-Glass <— here is the change Alexander deVaron: Songs For a Waxing Moon $69 – $22
» In 9 Days: Sunday, November 9, 2014 in Boston at 4:00 pm
» In 11 Days: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in Boston at 7:00 pm
  • New England Conservatory presents
  • Borromeo String Quartet
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • NEC Wind Ensemble, Charles Peltz, Mark Tse ’15 MM, conductors Gabrieli: Canzone 16 and 20 Jurriaan Andriessen: Concertino for Bassoon and Winds Richard Svoboda, bassoon soloist Massenet: Ballet Music from Le Cid Varese: Deserts Ives: Decoration Day (arr. Elkus) FREE
» In 12 Days: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 in Cambridge at 8:00 pm
» In 13 Days: Thursday, November 13, 2014 in Boston at 10:30 am
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet TCHAIKOVSKY – Hamlet DEAN – Dramatis personae, for trumpet and orchestra (American premiere) STRAVINSKY – The Rite of Spring High School OPen Rehearsal
» In 13 Days: Thursday, November 13, 2014 in Boston at 7:30 pm
» In 13 Days: Thursday, November 13, 2014 in Cambridge at 8:00 pm
» In 14 Days: Friday, November 14, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
  • Boston Baroque presents
  • MONTEVERDI: VESPERS OF 1610
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • The performances will feature the Boston Baroque debuts of soprano Yulia Van Doren, and tenor Thomas Cooley along with soprano Teresa Wakim and tenor Aaron Sheehan, and the acclaimed Boston Baroque Chorus and period instrument orchestra.
» In 14 Days: Friday, November 14, 2014 in Cambridge at 8:00 pm
  • Masterworks Chorale presents
  • Orff & Whitacre
  • Location: Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, Harvard
  • ERIC WHITACRE Cloudburst CARL ORFF Carmina Burana Holly Cameron, soprano Gregory Zavracky, tenor Wesley Ray Thomas, baritone Youth Pro Musica, Robert Barney, director Randall Hodgkinson & Leslie Amper, duo pianists Masterworks Chorale chorus Steven Karidoyanes, conductor Pre-concert talk by Laura Prichard at 7:30 pm.
» In 14 Days: Friday, November 14, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
  • Old West Organ Society (617-739-1340) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Old West Church, 131 Cambridge
  • Recitals on Old West’s magnificent C. B. Fisk organ, Op. 55, Jonathan Moyer, Oberlin Conservatory Bach: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue Messiaen: L’Ascension Langlais: Premier Symphony General admission: $20; $15 Old West Organ Society members; $10 student/senior
» In 15 Days: Saturday, November 15, 2014 in Jamaica Plain at 4:00 pm
  • A Far Cry (617-553-4887) presents
  • Obsesskon with Amanda Forsythe
  • Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke Ave.
  • Johann Meder: Battaglia Antonio Vivaldi: Nulla in mundo pax sincera Johann Meder: Sonata “Der polnische Pracher” Georg Frideric Handel: Armida Abbandonata Antonio Vivaldi: La Folia $15
» In 15 Days: Saturday, November 15, 2014 in Cambridge at 7:30 pm
  • Tramontana (541-521-5504) presents
  • Prière – 17th century French sacred music for voices and viols
  • Location: Cambridge Friends Meeting House, 5 Longfellow Park
  • 17th century French sacred music for voices and viols with Long and Away viol consort, keyboardist Dylan Sauerwald, and tenor Alexander Wolniak for a program centeredon Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s “Litanies de la Vierge”. The program also includes instrumental pieces by Marais and Lully and sacred vocal trios with continuo. $20 suggested donation (at the door) – $10 for students/seniors
» In 15 Days: Saturday, November 15, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet TCHAIKOVSKY – Hamlet DEAN – Dramatis personae, for trumpet and orchestra (American premiere) STRAVINSKY – The Rite of Spring
» In 15 Days: Saturday, November 15, 2014 in Cambridge at 8:00 pm
  • Blue Heron (617-960-7956) presents
  • SPECIAL EVENT Capturing Music: Writing and Singing Music in the Middle Ages A multimedia event presented by Blue Heron in collaboration with Thomas Forrest Kelly (Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music, Harvard University), in the Sanctuary of First Church i
  • Location: First Church Cambridge, 11 Garden St
  • A multimedia event presented by Blue Heron in collaboration with Thomas Forrest Kelly in two parts; Key moments in the art of music from c. 800 to c. 1400, including Gregorian chant, organa by Leonin and Perotin, and music of Machaut, Senleches, de Vitry and Cordier. Exploring the power of written music in pictures and sound, this will be a “live action” version of Prof. Kelly’s book, “Capturing Music: The Story of Notation”.
» In 16 Days: Sunday, November 16, 2014 in Boston at 1:30 pm
» In 16 Days: Sunday, November 16, 2014 in Boston at 3:00 pm
  • Seraphim Singers (MC) presents
  • Seraphim Singers
  • Location: The Mission Church, 1545 Tremont Street
  • Choral Music from 1914 to 1990 Works include selections from Hubert Parry (1848-1918)’s Songs of Farewell; selections by Rudolf Mauersberger (1889-1971) and Herbert Howells (1892-1983); Arvo Pärt (1935-)’s Berliner Mass; and a setting of Sara Teasdale’s 1920 poem “There Will Come Soft Rains” by contemporary Boston composer Tom Vignieri, which imagines nature reclaiming a battlefield after the battle. with Heinrich Christensen, organ
» In 16 Days: Sunday, November 16, 2014 in Boston at 4:00 pm
  • Emmanuel Music presents
  • Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series
  • Location: Emmanuel Church of Boston
  • Mendelssohn: Violin Sonata in F minor, op 4 Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, op. 13 Wolf: Selected Mörike-lieder $30 – $10
» In 16 Days: Sunday, November 16, 2014 in Boston at 7:00 pm
» In 16 Days: Sunday, November 16, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • String Masters Series
  • Location: Seully Hall
  • Andrew Mark, cello, and Max Levinson, piano MARTINU: Variations on a Slovakian Theme BEETHOVEN: Sonata in C Major, op. 102, No. 1 J. HARBISON: Suite for Solo Cello STRAUSS: Sonata in F Major, op. 6 ($)
» In 18 Days: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in Boston at 7:00 pm
» In 18 Days: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in Cambridge at 8:00 pm
» In 19 Days: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in Brookline at 7:30 pm
  • The Opera Annex (617.542.4912) presents
  • Frank Martin’s The Love Potion
  • Location: Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon Street
  • Sung in a new English translation by Hugh Macdonald commissioned by BLO Conducted by David Angus (Ryan Turner Nov. 22) Directed by David Schweizer JON JURGENS as Tristan; CHELSEA BASLER as Isolt MICHELLE TRAINOR as Brangain; DAVID McFERRIN as King Mark with Heather Gallagher, Rachel Hauge, Omar Najmi, and David Cushing
» In 19 Days: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME)
  • Location: Seully Hall
  • Clarice Jensen, artistic director Works by 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw, as well as Marti Epstein, Ástor Piazzola, John Luther Adams and more. Featuring Yuki Numata Rensick (violin), Benjamin Russell (violin), Caleb Burhans (viola) and Claris Jensen (cello). Free
» In 19 Days: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
» In 20 Days: Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Rockport at 7:00 pm
» In 20 Days: Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Brookline at 7:30 pm
  • The Opera Annex (617.542.4912) presents
  • Frank Martin’s The Love Potion
  • Location: Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon Street
  • Sung in a new English translation by Hugh Macdonald commissioned by BLO Conducted by David Angus (Ryan Turner Nov. 22) Directed by David Schweizer JON JURGENS as Tristan; CHELSEA BASLER as Isolt MICHELLE TRAINOR as Brangain; DAVID McFERRIN as King Mark with Heather Gallagher, Rachel Hauge, Omar Najmi, and David Cushing
» In 20 Days: Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • New Music Festival
  • Location: Seully Hall
  • Claire Chase in Recital: Solo Flute and Electronics Works by Varese, Balter, Diaz de Leon, Lara and Du Yun. Levy Lorenzo, sound engineer.
» In 21 Days: Friday, November 21, 2014 in Boston at 1:30 pm
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • Yo-Yo Ma, cello Victoria Yastrebova, soprano Pavel Cernoch, tenor Kostas Smoriginas, baritone Tanglewood Festival Chorus HARBISON – Koussevitzky Said:, Choral Scherzo with Orchestra EŠENVALDS – New work for chorus and orchestra (world premiere; BSO co-commission) PROKOFIEV – Symphony-Concerto for cello and orchestra RACHMANINOFF – The Bells
» In 21 Days: Friday, November 21, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • New Music Festival
  • Location: Seully Hall
  • Boston Conservatory Student Showcase Selected Boston Conservatory students present a collection of contemporary solo and chamber works by various artists. Free
» In 21 Days: Friday, November 21, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
  • A Far Cry presents
  • 1964 with Urbanity Dance
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Symphony #7 Terry Riley: In C Dimitri Shostakovich: Symphony for Strings (Quartet no. 10) arr. Barshai $50 – $10
» In 22 Days: Saturday, November 22, 2014 in Boston at 2:00 pm
  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri
  • Location: Seully Hall
  • Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Conducted by Andrew Altenbach Stage Direction by Johnathon Pape $25 – $30
» In 22 Days: Saturday, November 22, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • Yo-Yo Ma, cello Victoria Yastrebova, soprano Pavel Cernoch, tenor Kostas Smoriginas, baritone Tanglewood Festival Chorus HARBISON – Koussevitzky Said:, Choral Scherzo with Orchestra EŠENVALDS – New work for chorus and orchestra (world premiere; BSO co-commission) PROKOFIEV – Symphony-Concerto for cello and orchestra RACHMANINOFF – The Bells
» In 22 Days: Saturday, November 22, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri
  • Location: Seully Hall
  • Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Conducted by Andrew Altenbach Stage Direction by Johnathon Pape $25 – $30
» In 22 Days: Saturday, November 22, 2014 in Cambridge at 8:00 pm
  • Radius Ensemble (L) (617.792.7234) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Longy School of Music One Follen Street
  • RAVEL – Introduction and Allegro (1905) MAKAN – Nothing is More Important for flute, viola and harp (2009) FRANÇAIX – Quartet for English horn and strings (1971) BEETHOVEN – Quintet for piano and winds, Op. 16 (1796) $20 – $10
» In 22 Days: Saturday, November 22, 2014 in Cambridge at 8:00 pm
  • Spectrum Singers (617-492-8902) presents
  • Faith Joyously Affirmed!
  • Location: First Church Congregational Cambridge
  • Faith Joyously Affirmed! – A Holiday Prelude Music for Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanzaa Britten: Ceremony of Carols, Judy Saiki-Couture, harp British and American Christmas Carols Sholom Secunda: Pis’chu Li Tom Lehrer: Chanukah in in Santa Monica, Glenn Dickson, klezmer clarinet Nigerian Christmas Song: Betelehemu Spiritual, arr. Dawson: Hail, Mary! Much more…!
» In 23 Days: Sunday, November 23, 2014 in Boston at 10:00 am
» In 23 Days: Sunday, November 23, 2014 in Boston at 2:00 pm
  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri
  • Location: Seully Hall
  • Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Conducted by Andrew Altenbach Stage Direction by Johnathon Pape $25 – $30
» In 23 Days: Sunday, November 23, 2014 in Beverly Farms at 3:00 pm
  • North Shore Chamber Music presents
  • String Sextets
  • Location: North Shore Community Baptist Church, 9 Hart Street
  • Brahms: String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36 Tchaikovsky: String Sextet in D Minor, Op. 70 “Souvenir de Florence” Melissa Bull, Alice Hallstrom, violins Amelia Ames, Emily Rome, violas Scott Thomas Lesser, Shay Rudolph, cellos Free Admission • Suggested $10 donation
» In 23 Days: Sunday, November 23, 2014 in Brookline at 3:00 pm
  • Henry Purcell Society (617-650-7399) presents
  • All Purcell
  • Location: All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon St.
  • Purcell’s “Te Deum and Jubilate,” a large work for strings, trumpets, soloists, trebles and adult choirs. Featuring: Gerrod Pagenkopf and Douglas Dodson, countertenors; Charles Blandy, tenor; Robert Honeysucker, bass- baritone; Shannon Canavin and Jessica Cooper, sopranos; and Jacob Scharfman, baritone. Emily Howe, conductor. -plus selected works from the life and death of Queen Mary II, including her funeral “sentences,” and “O dive Custos,” two moving tributes written upon her death. Tickets are $32, $22, and $15 students and seniors
» In 23 Days: Sunday, November 23, 2014 in Cambridge at 7:30 pm
» In 23 Days: Sunday, November 23, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
» In 23 Days: Sunday, November 23, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
  • New England Conservatory presents
  • NEC Percussion Ensemble
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • Robert Xavier Rodríguez: Xochiquetzal, Chamber Concerto for Violin and Percussion Sextet, (2014) WORLD PREMIERE Nicholas Kitchen, solo violin Huang: Orphan San Mao for Erhu and Percussion Quartet WORLD PREMIERE Tao Guo, Erhu FREE
» In 28 Days: Friday, November 28, 2014 in Boston at 1:30 pm
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Leonidas Kavakos conductor and violin
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • BARTÓK – Two Portraits, for violin and orchestra HAYDN – Symphony No. 82, The Bear MUSSORGSKY (orch. RAVEL) – Pictures at an Exhibition
» In 29 Days: Saturday, November 29, 2014 in Boston at 3:00 pm
  • Handel and Haydn Society presents
  • Handel: Messiah
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • Harry Christophers, conductor Joélle Harvey, soprano Tim Mead, countertenor Allan Clayton, tenor Brindley Sherratt, bass Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus
» In 29 Days: Saturday, November 29, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra presents
  • Leonidas Kavakos conductor and violin
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • BARTÓK – Two Portraits, for violin and orchestra HAYDN – Symphony No. 82, The Bear MUSSORGSKY (orch. RAVEL) – Pictures at an Exhibition
» In 30 Days: Sunday, November 30, 2014 in Boston at 1:30 pm
» In 30 Days: Sunday, November 30, 2014 in Boston at 3:00 pm
  • Handel and Haydn Society presents
  • Handel: Messiah
  • Location: Symphony Hall Boston
  • Harry Christophers, conductor Joélle Harvey, soprano Tim Mead, countertenor Allan Clayton, tenor Brindley Sherratt, bass Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus
» In 30 Days: Sunday, November 30, 2014 in Boston at 5:00 pm
  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Sunday Concert Series
  • Location: Kings Chapel
  • Fisk at 50: Music for Oboe and Organ Andrew Price, oboe; Heinrich Christensen, organ We close out our 1964 Fisk organ’s birthday celebration with a program of beautiful music for oboe and organ. Works by Bach, Marcello, Pinkham, Litaize, Frandsen, and more. $20, $15 students/seniors at the door $15, $10 students/seniors purchased on-line
» In 31 Days: Monday, December 1, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
  • New England Conservatory presents
  • First Monday at Jordan Hall
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • Josquin de Prez: Madrigals Debussy: Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp Shostakovich: Trio in a-minor, Op. 67 Performers include Yura Lee, Paula Robison, Dimitri Murrath, Jessica Zhou, Ian Howell, Laurence Lesser, and Russell Sherman. FREE
» In 32 Days: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
» In 35 Days: Friday, December 5, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
» In 35 Days: Friday, December 5, 2014 in Cambridge at 8:00 pm
  • Music for Viols and Friends ((617) 776-0692) presents
  • Duo Maresienne
  • Location: First Church Cambridge, Lindsay Chapel, 11 Garden Street
  • Hunts, Bagpipes & Scots Tunes: Music of the Scottish Renaissance & Baroque. Carol Lewis, viola da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, lute & citterns Works of Black, Lauthian, Beck, Bremner & Geminiani, including ports, lilts, battles and jigs from Caledonia, and “Pibrock, a Highland Battel” by Oswald. $24 general admission, $19 students, seniors and low income.
» In 36 Days: Saturday, December 6, 2014 in Boston at 7:00 pm
» In 36 Days: Saturday, December 6, 2014 in Cambridge at 8:00 pm
  • Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus ((617) 496–2222) presents
  • Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus
  • Location: Sanders Theatre, Harvard
  • Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle, in its original piano, harmonium and chorus form Soloists: Deborah Selig, soprano Caitlin Felsman, mezzo-soprano Frank Kelley, tenor David Kravitz, bass Tickets available from the Harvard Box Office: http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/boxoffice
» In 37 Days: Sunday, December 7, 2014 in Newton at 2:30 pm
  • Boston Artists Ensemble presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Trinity Church, Newton
  • BEETHOVEN String Trio in C minor, Opus 9, No. 3 DEBUSSY String Quartet in G minor, Opus 10 ????????? Mystery Piece (guess correctly and win a pair of tickets) Bayla Keyes, Tatiana Dimitriades, violins – Kazuko Matsusaka, viola, – Jonathan Miller, cello
» In 37 Days: Sunday, December 7, 2014 in Boston at 3:00 pm
  • Trinity Church (617-536-0944) presents
  • Handel: Messiah
  • Location: Trinity Church, Copley Square
  • The choirs, soloists and orchestra of Trinity Church will sing George Frideric Handel’s Messiah (Advent and Christmas portions and Hallelujah chorus), as well as Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat. $10, $30, $50
» In 37 Days: Sunday, December 7, 2014 in Somerville at 3:00 pm
  • Somerville Museum presents
  • Early Music Afternoon
  • Location: Somerville Museum, Central Street & Westwood
  • Hunts, Bagpipes & Scots Tunes: Music of the Scottish Renaissance and; Baroque. Duo Maresienne (Carol Lewis, viola da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, lute & citterns) perform works by Black, Lauthian, Beck, Bremnerand; Geminiani, including ports, lilts, battles and jigs from Caledonia, and “Pibrock, a Highland Battel” by Oswald. $19 general admission; $14 seniors,
» In 37 Days: Sunday, December 7, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project presents
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • Tobias Picker Fantastic Mr. Fox A concert performance A co-production with Odyssey Opera, featuring the Boston Children’s Chorus Gil Rose, conductor
» In 40 Days: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 in Boston at 7:00 pm
  • New England Conservatory presents
  • Gala Concert
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • Gala Wagner concert (Preconcert reception at 6; post-concert dinner at 8:30) Wagner: Die Walküre, Act III NEC Philharmonia, Robert Spano conducting Jane Eaglen, Brunnhilde ; Greer Grimsley, Wotan Tickets required. Contact Janet Goff, 617-585-1152
» In 40 Days: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
  • Boston Conservatory (S) presents
  • Boston Conservatory Combined Choruses
  • Location: Seully Hall
  • From West to East: Psalms, Songs and Hymns: George Case, conductor & featuring The Boston Conservatory Orchestra Women’s Chorus HOLST: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Group III O’REGAN: Triptych Chorale and Conductors’ Choir THOMPSON: The Last Words of David BERNSTEIN: Chichester Psalms
» In 42 Days: Friday, December 12, 2014 in Boston at 7:30 pm
  • Boston Baroque presents
  • Handel: Messiah
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • Featured soloists will include the Boston Baroque debuts by soprano Sherezade Panthaki and bass-baritone Dashon Burton alongside returning artists mezzo-soprano Ann McMahon Quintero, tenor William Burden
» In 42 Days: Friday, December 12, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
» In 43 Days: Saturday, December 13, 2014 in Boston at 1:00 pm
  • Handel and Haydn Society (617 262 1815) presents
  • Holiday Concert
  • Location: Faneuil Hall
  • Lisa Graham, conductor Handel and Haydn Society Chorus and Brass Quintet VAP Choruses Holiday Sing
» In 43 Days: Saturday, December 13, 2014 in Boston at 3:00 pm
  • Handel and Haydn Society (617 262 1815) presents
  • Holiday Concert
  • Location: Faneuil Hall
  • Lisa Graham, conductor Handel and Haydn Society Chorus and Brass Quintet VAP Choruses Holiday Sing
» In 43 Days: Saturday, December 13, 2014 in Concord at 5:00 pm
» In 43 Days: Saturday, December 13, 2014 in Boston at 6:30 pm
  • Trinity Church (617-536-0944) presents
  • Candlelight Carols
  • Location: Trinity Church, Copley Square
  • A beloved traditions since 1909 celebrating the birth of Christ through carols, candlelight, readings, and anthems offered by the Choirs of Trinity Church
» In 43 Days: Saturday, December 13, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
» In 44 Days: Sunday, December 14, 2014 in Boston at 3:00 pm
» In 44 Days: Sunday, December 14, 2014 in Boston at 3:00 pm
  • New England Philharmonic presents
  • Family Concert
  • Location: Tsai Performance Center 685 Commonwealth Avenu
  • All Aboard! Michael Gandolfi: Night Train to Perugia (Boston premiere) Arthur Honegger: Pacific 231 Heitor Villa-Lobos: Little Train of Caipira & Toccata from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2 2014 Young Artist Competition Winner TBD Rob Kapilow: Chris van Allsburg’s Polar Express David Kravitz, baritone Newton Public Schools All City Treble Singers, Kathryn Denney, Director
» In 44 Days: Sunday, December 14, 2014 in Boston at 3:30 pm
  • Trinity Church (617-536-0944) presents
  • Candlelight Carols
  • Location: Trinity Church, Copley Square
  • A beloved traditions since 1909 celebrating the birth of Christ through carols, candlelight, readings, and anthems offered by the Choirs of Trinity Church. Tickets for this benefit are $45, $75, and $110,
» In 48 Days: Thursday, December 18, 2014 in Cambridge at 8:00 pm
  • Blue Heron (617-960-7956) presents
  • Christmas in 15th-century France & Burgundy
  • Location: First Church Cambridge, 11 Garden St
  • Jacob Obrecht (1457/8-1505): Factor orbis Josquin Desprez (c.1455-1521): O virgo virginum Antoine Brumel (c.1460-c.1512): Nato canunt omnia Johannes Ciconia: Gloria Spiritus et alme Christmas sequences and hymns by Guillaume Du Fay (c. 1397-1474) Seasonal plainchant Plus a bouquet of New Year’s Day songs by Gilles Binchois, Baude Cordier, Nicolas Grenon and others.
» In 49 Days: Friday, December 19, 2014 in Boston at 8:00 pm
  • Chorus Pro Musica (OS) (617.267.7442) presents
  • Holiday Concert
  • Location: Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street
  • Candlelight Christmas at Old South Featuring our annual candlelight procession, and a world premiere new work by James Kallembach, Director of Choral Activities at the University of Chicago.
» In 50 Days: Saturday, December 20, 2014 in Cambridge at 2:30 pm
  • Blue Heron (617-960-7956) presents
  • Christmas in 15th-century France & Burgundy
  • Location: First Church Cambridge, 11 Garden St
  • Jacob Obrecht (1457/8-1505): Factor orbis Josquin Desprez (c.1455-1521): O virgo virginum Antoine Brumel (c.1460-c.1512): Nato canunt omnia Johannes Ciconia: Gloria Spiritus et alme Christmas sequences and hymns by Guillaume Du Fay (c. 1397-1474) Seasonal plainchant Plus a bouquet of New Year’s Day songs by Gilles Binchois, Baude Cordier, Nicolas Grenon and others.
» In 51 Days: Sunday, December 21, 2014 in Boston at 10:00 am
» In 54 Days: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 in Boston at 7:00 pm
  • Emmanuel Music presents
  • Bach Cantata Series
  • Location: Emmanuel Church of Boston
  • BWV 64 Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget Christmas Eve, 7 PM Motet: Britten: A Shepherd’s Carol
» In 61 Days: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 in Cambridge at 8:00 pm
  • Boston Baroque (S) presents
  • New Year’s Concert
  • Location: Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, Harvard
  • ”Il maestro de cappella is a one-act comic opera, written around 1772, which portrays a pompous portrays a pompous conductor who constantly finds himself in conflict with the members of his orchestra. Also featured on the New Year’s programs will be Mozart duets and arias, featuring soprano Sara Heaton and baritone Andrew Garland.
» In 70 Days: Friday, January 9, 2015 in Boston at 8:00 pm
  • A Far Cry presents
  • Improvisdation with Robert Levin
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • Frederic Rzewski: Les Moutons de Panurge W. A. Mozart: Piano Concerto tba Francesco Geminiani: Concerto Grosso in E Minor, op. 3 no. 3 Ljova: New work (world premiere) $50 – $10
» In 77 Days: Friday, January 16, 2015 in Salem at 8:00 pm
  • Boston Artists Ensemble (617.964.6553) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Hamilton Hall, 9 Chestnut St
  • BARTÓK String Quartet No. 6 BEETHOVEN String Quartet in C sharp minor, Opus 131 Peter Zazofsky, Bayla Keyes, violins – Kathryn Lockwood, viola – Jonathan Miller, cello Please note that Hamilton Hall is not handicap accessible.
» In 79 Days: Sunday, January 18, 2015 in Concord at 3:00 pm
  • Concord Chamber Music Society presents
  • Borromeo String Quartet
  • Location: Concord Academy Performing Arts Center
  • String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130 by Ludwig van Beethoven Grosse Fuge in B- flat Major, Op. 133 by Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131 by Ludwig van Beethoven *preceded at 2:00 pm by lecture-discussion concerning Beethoven’s expressive musical vocabulary, “Expressive Strokes” given by members of the Borromeo Quartet
» In 85 Days: Saturday, January 24, 2015 in Boston at 8:00 pm
  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project presents
  • Maygar Madness
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • Bálint Karosi Existentia—in memory of Sándor Weöres* György Ligeti Violin Concerto Gabriela Diaz, violin Béla Bartók Three Villiage Scenes Kati Agócs The Debrecen Passion* Lorelei Ensemble
» In 86 Days: Sunday, January 25, 2015 in Cambridge at 3:00 pm
» In 86 Days: Sunday, January 25, 2015 in Boston at 5:00 pm
  • King’s Chapel presents
  • Sunday Concert Series
  • Location: Kings Chapel
  • Americana II: Taking Shape — King’s Chapel Choir & Soloists Heinrich Christensen, director Featuring selections from Southern Harmony, both the 19th century Walker hymnal and minimalist composer William Duckworth’s reimaginings of Walker’s tunes in his 1980 collection. Plus more spirituals, folksongs, and a visit to Alice in Wonderland! $20, $15 students/seniors at the door $15, $10 students/seniors purchased on-line
» In 90 Days: Thursday, January 29, 2015 in Boston at 7:30 pm
  • First Church in Boston presents
  • Bach Explored
  • Location: First Church in Boston 66 Marlborough St,
  • “Dark Visions” Dorian Komanoff Bandy, baroque violin Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord Anonymous: Prelude and Fugue in C minor Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Violin Sonata in C minor JS Bach: Sonata in F minor for harpsichord and violin, BWV 1018 JS Bach: Fugue in G minor, BWV 1026 Johann Christian Hertel: Violin Sonata in G minor, op. 1 no. 4 Johann Georg Pisendel: Violin Sonata in C minor Jacobus Nozemann: Violin Sonata in C minor, op. 1 no. $20 suggested donation
» In 92 Days: Saturday, January 31, 2015 in Boston (FC) at 8:00 pm
  • Chameleon Arts Ensemble (617-427-8200) presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St
  • Lutoslawski, Dance Preludes for clarinet &; piano (1954) Joseph Phibbs, Flex for flute, violin, cello &; piano Sergei Prokofiev, Quintet in g minor for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola &; bass, Op. 39 Andrea Clearfield, Neruda Songs for oboe &; double bass Dvorak, Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 87
» In 92 Days: Saturday, January 31, 2015 in Cambridge at 8:00 pm
  • Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble (617-429-0332) presents
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Location: Friends Meeting House
  • Haydn: Piano Sonata in E-flat, Mozart Flute Quartet, Salomon’s arrangements of Haydn Symphony No. 101 in D major “Clock” and Symphony No. 94 in G major “Surprise” Christina Day Martinson and Jesse Irons, violins; Jenny Stirling, viola; ; Timothy Merton, cello; Emi Ferguson, flute; ; Maggie Cole, fortepiano
» In 93 Days: Sunday, February 1, 2015 in Newton at 4:00 pm
  • Cappella Clausura (EC) presents
  • SOUNDINGS: SIT INSIDE THE CHANT
  • Location: Eliot Church, 474 Centre St.
  • Ancient chant and modern works inspired by chant: by Hildegard von Bingen, a 9th century composer known only as Kassia, contemporary Boston composer Patricia van Ness, and of course, Anonymous $25 at the door- Seniors and students: $18
» In 94 Days: Monday, February 2, 2015 in Boston at 8:00 pm
» In 100 Days: Sunday, February 8, 2015 in CAmbridge at 3:00 pm
  • Seraphim Singers (FCC) (617.926.0126) presents
  • For heaven is a different thing
  • Location: First Church (Congregational)
  • Choral Settings of Sacred Poetry Poets, from medieval mystic Hildegard von Bingham’s liturgical songs to Metaphysicals such as John Donne and George Herbert opening ‘windows on the divine. Composers will include Gerald Finzi (1901-1956) and contemporary Americans Carson Cooman and Thomas Bold. with Heinrich Christensen, organ
» In 100 Days: Sunday, February 8, 2015 in Boston at 3:30 pm
» In 112 Days: Friday, February 20, 2015 in Boston at 7:00 pm
  • Lorelei Ensmble (SMG) presents
  • Lorelei on the Rocks
  • Location: Sloane Merrill Gallery, 75 Charles St.
  • Sonja Tengblad, Emily Culler, and Clare McNamara, Jason McStoots A post-Valentine’s evening of 16th-century Italian and English madrigals, including works by Palestrina, Willaert, Monte, Weelkes, and Morley With Dylan Sauerwald, harpsichord Tickets: $30 (includes food and drink, limited availability)
» In 113 Days: Saturday, February 21, 2015 in Jamaica Plain at 4:00 pm
  • A Far Cry (617-553-4887) presents
  • Aurora Borealis
  • Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke Ave.
  • Steve Reich: Duet from “Triple Quartet” Benjamin Britten: Prelude and Fugue for 18 Strings Ingvar Lidholm: Music for Strings Edvard Grieg: Two Elegiac Melodies, op. 34 Traditional Swedish fiddle tunes, arr. AFC $15
» In 114 Days: Sunday, February 22, 2015 in Cambridge at 3:00 pm
» In 114 Days: Sunday, February 22, 2015 in Arlington at 3:30 pm
» In 114 Days: Sunday, February 22, 2015 in Newton at 8:00 pm
  • Boston Artists Ensemble presents
  • Chamber Music
  • Location: Trinity Church, Newton
  • MOZART Duo for Bassoon and Cello in B-flat major, K.292 BACH Suite No. 3 for Cello in C major, BWV 1009 JÁNACEK “Youth” (Mladi): Suite for Wind Sextet (1924) Clint Foreman, flute – John Ferrillo, oboe – Thomas Martin,clarinet – Rachel Childers, horn?Richard Ranti, bassoon – Craig Nordstrom, bass clarinet – Jonathan Miller, cello
» In 120 Days: Saturday, February 28, 2015 in Cambridge at 8:00 pm
  • Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra (FC) (617.779.0900) presents
  • Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra
  • Location: First Church,11 Garden Street
  • Tchaikovsky Gold Medalist, Sergey Antonov Conductor David Angus. Mozart: Symphony No. 31 “Paris” Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 Fauré: Pavane Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess Ravel: Mother Goose Suite $18 – $73
» In 121 Days: Sunday, March 1, 2015 in Newton Centre (WC) at 4:00 pm
  • Walden Chamber Players presents
  • Finding a Voice: the Evolution of the American Sound
  • Location: Wilson Chapel, 210 Herrick Road
  • Rorem: Trio for flute, cello & piano Rorem: The Unquestioned Answer Barber: Canzone for flute and piano Copland: Threnody No.1: In Memoriam Igor Stravinsky Copland: Threnody No.2: In Memoriam Beatrice Cunningham Paul Bowles: Sonata for flute and piano Virgil Thomson: Serenade for flute and violin Marion Bauer: Trio Sonata No. 1, Op. 40 Ticket Info: $20 adults, $10 students, Children under 12 admitted free of charge. Tickets available at the doorat http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/218898
» In 125 Days: Thursday, March 5, 2015 in Boston at 8:00 pm
  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project presents
  • Blizzard Voices
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • John Harbison Elegiac Songs Paul Moravec The Blizzard Voices Also featuring the winner of the BMOP-NEC Composition Competition New England Conservatory Concert Choir
» In 126 Days: Friday, March 6, 2015 in Cambridge at 8:00 pm
  • Music for Viols and Friends ((617) 776-0692) presents
  • Stylus Phantasticus: Capricious Music of the German Baroque.
  • Location: First Church Cambridge, Lindsay Chapel, 11 Garden Street
  • Ensemble Très Maresienne (Lisa Brooke, violin; Olav Chris Henriksen, theorbo & Baroque lute; Carol Lewis, viola da gamba) perform suites, variations and sonatas by Biber, Reusner, Walther, Muffat & Buxtehude. $24 general admission, $19 students, seniors and low income.
» In 127 Days: Saturday, March 7, 2015 in Boston at 8:00 pm
» In 128 Days: Sunday, March 8, 2015 in Boston at 2:00 pm
  • Boston Civic Symphony presents
  • Stephen Burns: Trumpet Virtuoso
  • Location: Jordan Hall
  • Burns “Fanfare for Freedom” Honegger “Pastorale d’été” World Premiere: Thomas Oboe Lee Trumpet Concerto Berlioz “Symphonie Fantastique”
» In 128 Days: Sunday, March 8, 2015 in Concord at 3:00 pm
  • Concord Chamber Ensemble presents
  • Concord Chamber Players
  • Location: 51 Walden Street, Concord, MA
  • Julianne Lee and Wendy Putnam, violins, Steven Ansell, viola, Jean-Michel Fonteneau and Michael Reynolds, cellos Program: Sonatina for Violin and Cello in E Minor, H. 80 by Arthur Honegger Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello in A Minor, Op. 77b by Max Reger String Quintet in C Major, D. 956 by Franz Schubert *preceded at 2:00 p.m. by a pre-concert lecture given by musicologist Steven Ledbetter
» In 128 Days: Sunday, March 8, 2015 in Arlington at 3:30 pm
» In 133 Days: Friday, March 13, 2015 in Boston at 7:30 pm
» In 134 Days: Saturday, March 14, 2015 in Boston at 8:00 pm
  • Cappella Clausura (EC) (617-993-0013) presents
  • BEAUTIFUL AS A DOVE
  • Location: Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street
  • Sacred motets of Renaissance composer Raffaella Aleotti alongside settings of similar texts by her famous contemporaries: Gregorio Allegri, Alessandro Scarlatti, Francisco Guerrero, Tomas Luis de Victoria, and Giovanni Palestrina. Includes the beloved “Miserere” by Allegri and several settings from the Song of Songs.
» In 135 Days: Sunday, March 15, 2015 in Boston at 3:00 pm