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BANK OF AMERICA CELEBRITY SERIES
Address: 20 Park Plaza, Suite 1032, Boston, MA
Web: OCT 3 Leon Fleisher 80th Birthday Celebration, 8 pm (Symphony Hall)OCT 19 Isabel Bayrakdarian with the Chamber Orchestra of the Armenian Philharmonic, 3 pmNOV 1 Tokyo String Quartet, 8 pmNOV 2 Sweet Honey in the Rock, 3 pm (Symphony Hall)NOV 16 Takács Quartet with Muzsikás, 3 pmNOV 19 Dresden Staatskapelle, 8 pm (Symphony Hall)NOV 30 Soweto Gospel Choir, 3 pm (Symphony Hall)DEC 5 Emerson String Quartet, 8 pmDEC 12 AND 13 Lar Lubovitch Dance Company (Tsai Performance Center)JAN 23 Philharmonia Quartett Berlin, 8 pmJAN 24 Romeros Guitar Quartet, 8 pm
Performances are at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, except as noted. Various subscription packages are available.
Address: 68 Leonard St, Belmont, MA
Web: OCT 24 AND 25 Handel’s Xerxes (Serse), 7:30 pmDEC 12 AND 13 Handel’s Messiah, 7:30 pm
Performances are at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. Concert Subscription Packages range from $104 to $336.
Address: 145 Essex St, Haverhill, MA
Web: NOV 8 Land of Pure Delight: In Search of the American Soul, 8 pm, $10-$46, First Church in CambridgeDEC 12 The Brotherhood of the Star: A Hispanic Christmas 1300-1700, 8 pm, Follen Church Society, Unitarian-UniversalistDEC 13 The Brotherhood of the Star, First Church in BostonDEC 14 The Brotherhood of the Star, 3 pm, St. Martin’s Episcopal ChurchDEC 19 The Brotherhood of the Star, 8 pm, First Church in CambridgeDEC 20 The Brotherhood of the Star, 3 pm, First Parish Church
Joel Cohen, music director. Tickets can be purchased via the Internet, or by calling 866.427.2092. Ticket prices range from $10 to $46. Students are $10 at the door. Seniors over 65 qualify for a 20-percent discount.
Address: 1773 Beacon St, Brookline, MA
Web: NOV 23 Bach’s Mass in B Minor, 3 pm, Jordan Hall, New England ConservatoryDEC 12 AND 14 Christmas in England, 8 pm, Church of the Advent, Beacon Hill
Check Web site for ticket information. Subscriptions available.
BOSTON CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY
Address: 60 Gore St, Cambridge, MA
Web: OCT 19 Duruflé’s Prélude, récitatif et variations, Op. 3; Fauré’s Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 45; and Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 66NOV 23 Mozart’s Violin Sonata in B-flat, K. 454; Brahms’s Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114; and Dvorák’s Piano Trio in F minor, Op. 65DEC 12 Holiday Concert: An Evening with Mozart: Duo, Trio and Quartet, First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
All concerts begin at 7:30 pm and are held in Sanders Theatre in Harvard’s Memorial Hall unless otherwise noted. Tickets for Sanders Theatre events range from $20 to $50. Tickets for First Church events are $30 or $40. Season tickets are available and range from $70 to $290.
BOSTON CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA
Address: Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
Web: SEPT 27 AND 28 Benjamin Pasternack plays BeethovenOCT 25 AND 26 May the Winds (and Strings) Be Gentle: A BCO ShowcaseNOV 22 AND 23 Old Dances in New Shoes
Concerts are on Sat at 8 pm and on Sun at 3 pm at Faneuil Hall, Boston. Free pre-concert lectures one hour before each concert with Mary Ann Nichols. Music director and conductor, Steven Lipsitt. Tickets $32 to $57. Seniors over 65 qualify for $3 discount off individual ticket prices. Subscriptions available.
THE BOSTON CONSERVATORY
Address: 8 the Fenway, Boston, MA
Web: SEPT 19 Hemenway Strings present String Fever, freeSEPT 20 the Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble presents España!, Boston Conservatory Theatre, freeOCT 4 Ludovico Ensemble performs selected works of Philippe Hurel and Gerard GriseyOCT 7 Piano Masters Series featuring selected works of Haydn, Schumann, Ravel, and Chopin, $12OCT 12 the Boston Conservatory Orchestra performs selected works of Wagner, Zwilich, and Elgar at Sanders Theatre, $5 to $12OCT 12 Triton Brass presents Orchestral Reductions for Brass Quintet, 8 pmOCT 21 String Masters Series featuring selected works by Bach, Wyner, Ravel, Debussy, Perle, and De Falla, $12OCT 24 the Boston Conservatory Brass Ensemble performs selected works of Kaska, Gabrieli, Brian Balmages, and Sousa, at First Church, freeOCT 25 the Boston Conservatory Chorale and Women's Chorus performs selected works of Fine, Rachmaninoff, and Brahms, freeOCT 28 Piano Masters Series featuring works by Elliott Carter, $12NOV 8 Second Instrumental Unit performs selected works of Berio, Carter, Stockhausen, Reich, and ScelsiNOV 9 the Boston Conservatory Orchestra performs selected works of Bernstein, Bach & Stokowski, Vaughan Williams, and Mussorgsky & Ravel at Sanders Theatre, $5 to $12NOV 18 String Masters Series featuring selected works of Kodaly, Bach, Hindemith, Schotakovich, $12NOV 21 the Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble presents Electric Winds, Boston College High School, at the Bulger Center for the Performing Arts, freeNOV 22 the Boston Conservatory Chorale and Women's Chorus perform selected works of Mozart, at MIT's Kresge Auditorium, freeNOV 23 Ludovico Ensemble performs selected works of Andy Vores, Harrison Biertwistle, and Jonathan HarveyDEC 2 Piano Masters Series featuring selected works of Cage, Paderewski, Erwin Schulhoff, and Chopin, $12DEC 5 the Boston Conservatory Percussion Ensemble, Boston Conservatory Theatre, free
All performances start at 8 pm in Seully Hall and tickets are free, except as noted. Call for additional details. General admission $20. Alumni pay $18, seniors over 60 pay $10, and students pay $5. Walk-up sales open until one hour before performance begins. Subscription packages available.
BOSTON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Address: Box 1286, Cambridge, MA
Web: OCT 18 Collegium Vocale Gent from the Haydn Songbook, First Church in CambridgeOCT 25 Hespèrion XXI: Music from the Time of Cervantes, Sanders Theatre, Harvard UniversityNOV 29 Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Opera Series featuring Venus and Adonis by John Blow and Actéon by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory
Concerts begin at 8 pm. Tickets $19 to $100.
BOSTON GAY MEN’S CHORUS
Address: Box 1390, Boston, MA
Web: DEC 14, AND 19 THROUGH 21 Holiday Concert
Reuben M. Reynolds III is the music director of this 175-voice chorus. Performances run Sun 2 pm and 8 pm, Fri and Sat 8 pm only. Holiday Concert held in New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. Ticket prices vary.
BOSTON LYRIC OPERA
Address: Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St, Boston, MA
Web: NOV 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, AND 18 Les contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)SEPT 25 AND OCT 2, 9, 16, 23, AND 30 Enchanted Operas, 7 pm
Evening performances are at 7:30 pm and Sun matinees are at 3 pm, unless otherwise noted. All performances at the Shubert Theatre, Boston. Admission includes pre-opera lectures. Tickets $33 to $194. Subscriptions available.
BOSTON MODERN ORCHESTRA PROJECT
Address: New England Conservatory, Boston, MA
Web: SEPT 18 Ditson Festival: Firebird Ensemble, 6:30 pm, $15SEPT 18 Ditson Festival: Boston Musica Viva, 8 pm, $35SEPT 19 Ditson Festival: Dinosaur Annex, 6:30 pm, $15SEPT 19 Ditson Festival: Cantata Singers and Collage New Music, 8 pm, $35SEPT 20 Ditson Festival Special Jazz Night: Prelude Concert, 6:30 pm, $15SEPT 20 Ditson Festival Special Jazz Night: Living Time Orchestra, 8 pm, $35SEPT 21 Ditson Festival: Celloist Matt Haimovitz, 1:30 pm, $15SEPT 21 Ditson Festival: Boston Modern Orchestra Project, 3 pm, $35NOV 7 AND 9 Jonah and the Whale, Sanders TheatreNOV 14 Martin Boykan’s Violin Concerto; Joseph Schwantner’s Concerto for Amplified Violin; Elliot Schwartz’s Chamber Concerto No. 6, Jordan HallDEC 9 Club Concert Series Event, 7 pm, Club Café, Moonshine Room
Club concerts are $20. Jordan Hall concerts are $10-$48. Students recieve a 50-percent discount on Jordan Hall concert tickets. Season subscriptions available. The Ditson Festival of Contemporary Music runs from Sept 18-21 this year and features two concerts nightly: a 6:30 prelude and an 8 pm mainstage performance. Prelude concerts (6:30 pm) are $15, and mainstage concerts (8 pm) are $35. Students and seniors recieve $5 discount on ticket prices. All festival performances will be held in the Institute of Contemporary Art. All subsequent performances will be held in Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory.
BOSTON MUSICA VIVA
Address: Tsai Performance Center at BU, 685 Comm Ave, Boston, MA
Web: OCT 5 Made in Germany IINOV 9 Honoring Elliot Carter
Richard Pittman, music director. Call for ticket information. Performances begin at 8 pm at the Tsai Performance Center at BU, unless otherwise noted.
BOSTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Address: 295 Huntington Ave, Suite 210, Boston, MA
Web: SATURDAY SERIES 8 pm, Jordan HallSUNDAY SERIES 3 pm, Sanders TheatreDISCOVERY SERIES Thurs, 7:30 pm, Sanders Theatre
Benjamin Zander, conductor. Performances held in Sanders Theatre on Thurs and Sun and in Jordan Hall on Sat. Discovery Series (one Wed and three Thurs) tickets range from $15 to $224. Saturday Series and Sunday Series tickets range from $25 to $250. Discovery Series concerts integrate lecture with musical performance, while pre-concert lectures take place before Sat performances at 6:45 pm in Jordan Hall and before Sun performances at 1:45 pm in Sanders Theatre.
Address: Symphony Hall, 301 Mass Ave, Boston, MA
Concerts are performed at Symphony Hall. Sun performances begin at 3 pm, Fri performances begin at 1:30 pm. All other performances begin at 8 pm, unless otherwise noted. Call 617.266.1200 for information on Holiday Pops, or visit the Web site.
Address: Box 5927, Boston, MA
Web: NOV 15 Bach, Brahms and Schnittke: The Sacred ImaginationDEC 5 Chestnuts Roasting: A Secession Holiday Concert, Old South Church, Copley
Jane Ring Frank, artistic director. Tickets $25-$50. Subscriptions available. Call or visit Web site for tickets. All performances at 8 pm, at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, unless otherwise noted.
BOSTON SYMPHONY CHAMBER PLAYERS
Address: Symphony Hall, 301 Mass Ave, Boston, MA
Web: NOV 2 Mozart’s Divertimento No. 12 in E-flat, K. 252, for winds; M. Haydn’s Divertimento, for Horn, Viola, and Double Bass; Villa-Lobos’s Quintette en forme de chôros, for wind quintet; Brahms’s String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat, Op. 18. 3 pm
Concerts at Jordan Hall, Boston.
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Address: 301 Mass Ave, Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Web: SEPT 24 Opening Night at Symphony Hall, 6:30 pmSEPT 26 AND 27 BrahmsOCT 2 THROUGH 4 AND 7 Previn, Stravinsky, and BeethovenOCT 10, 11, AND 14, MahlerOCT 16 Tchaikovsky, Kirchner, and Schumann (open rehearsal), 10:30 amOCT 17 Tchaikovsky, Kirchner, and Schumann, 1:30 pmOCT 16, 18 Tchaikovsky, Kirchner, and SchumannOCT 23 THROUGH 25 Messiaen, Boulez, and BerliozOCT 26 Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette, OCT 29 Brahms and Strauss (open rehearsal), 7:30 pmOCT 30 AND 31 AND NOV 1 AND 4 Brahms and StraussNOV 2 Boston Symphony Chamber PlayersNOV 6 High School Open Rehearsal: Orff, 9:30 amNOV 6-8 OrffNOV 13 Dvorák and Beethoven (open rehearsal), 10:30 amNOV 15 Dvorák and BeethovenNOV 20-22, 25 Brahms, Elgar, and TchaikovskyNOV 28 AND 29 Messiaen and BerliozDEC 4 Schubert, Beethoven, Carter, and Stravinsky (open rehearsal), 10:30 amDEC 5 AND 6 Schubert, Beethoven, Carter, and StravinskyDEC 9 Beethoven, Carter, and Stravinsky
Sun performances begin at 3 pm, Fri performances begin at 1:30 pm. All other performances are held in Symphony Hall and begin at 8 pm, unless otherwise noted. Pre-concert lectures offered before most performances. Tickets $28 to $108. Call for a more complete schedule.
BOSTON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS
Address: 685 Comm Ave, Boston, MA
Web: SEPT 15 Muir String Quartet Lunchtime Concert ,12 pm, CFA Concert HallSEPT 23 Faculty Recital with Terry Evereson and Sheila KibbeSEPT 25 BU Symphony OrchestraSEPT 26 BU Chamber OrchestraOCT 2 Guest Artist Recital: Wolfgang David and David Gompper, CFA Concert HallOCT 2 3rd Annual Blues Concert: Words of Caution, 8 pm, BU CentralOCT 3 The Complete Gamba Sonatas by J. S. Bach, CFA Concert HallOCT 5 ALEA III: 26th International Composition Competition, 7 pmOCT 6 Muir String Quartet, 6 pm, CFA Concert HallOCT 7 BU Wind EnsembleOCT 8 Music and conversation with pianist Cheol Woong KimOCT 9 2008 Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Solo Competition, 6 pmOCT 10 THROUGH NOV 2 12th Annual Fall Fringe Festival, BU TheatreOCT 18 Trouble in Tahiti, 6:30 pm, BU TheatreOCT 18 BU Choral Ensembles, CFA Concert HallOCT 21 BU Chamber Orchestra: Copeland’s Clear Vision, CFA Concert HallOCT 23 BU Symphony OrchestraOCT 28 Faculty Recital with James Demler and Sheila KibbeNOV 2 Recital Meets Theatre, 2 pm, BU TheatreNOV 24 BU Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Chorus at Symphony Hall
Performances are free and at 7:30 pm at Boston University’s Tsai Performance Center, 685 Comm Ave, Boston, except as noted. Alternate venues include the CFA Concert Hall, located at 855 Comm Ave, Boston, BU Central, and the BU Theatre. BU’s Annual Fall Fringe Festival begins on Oct 10 at 6 pm this year and runs through Nov 2. Tickets $7. Members of BU community recieve free tickets with BU ID.
Address: Slosberg Recital Hall, Spingold Theater Center, Waltham, MA
Web: OCT 4 Lydian String Quartet: Around the World (America/Peru/Germany)OCT 5 at 3pm. Catch A Rising Star featuring winners of the 2008 Concerto CompetitionOCT 18 World Music Series: Indian Classical Music featuring Shubha MudgalOCT 24 Marquee Series: Northern LightsNOV 7 Marquee Series: Kristin Andreassen and FriendsNOV 8 Lydian String Quartet: Around the World (Germany/China/Austria)NOV 22Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra: Sibelius’s Symphony No. 1NOV 23 Brandeis Wind Ensemble, at 3pmDEC 7 Brandeis Early Music Ensemble: Off the Page and Onto The Stage, 3 pm. Brandeis Chorus: Bach Cantata 21, at 7 pm
Concerts are held at the Slosberg Recital Hall on the Brandeis University campus in Waltham. Student-ensemble concert tickets are $10, $5 for Brandeis community and seniors, except as noted. Concerts at 8 pm unless otherwise noted. This year, the Lydian String Quartet presents “Around the World in a String Quartet,” a new concert series that explores string-quartet music in global settings within and beyond the European tradition. All concerts begin at 8 pm and are preceded by free 7 pm lectures. Advance tickets are $20, $10 for students and seniors. Tickets at the door are $5 more. Additionally, the Lydians present free noon concerts in the Rapaporte Treasure Hall of the Goldfarb Library. Visit the Arts at Brandeis Calendar for more information.
Address: 361 Washington St, Brookline, MA
Web: EVERY SUNDAY BEGINNING OCT 5 Yukiko Sekino, pianoNOV 16 Ibis Camerata, four-piece ensemble
The Brookline Library Music Association is a nonprofit organization offering free concerts six times a year. All concerts begin at 2:30 pm in Hunneman Hall at the Brookline Public Library. Members of the Brookline Library Music Association receive notification of each concert. Membership dues are $20 per year. Call 617.730.2344 for more information.
CAMBRIDGE SOCIETY FOR EARLY MUSIC
Address: Box 336, Cambridge, MA
Web: NOV 20 Tapestry: Faces of a Woman, The First Religious Society, CarlisleNOV 21 Tapestry: Faces of a Woman, Weston Congregational Church, WestonNOV 22 Tapestry: Faces of a Woman, The Salem Athenaeum, SalemNOV 23 Tapestry: Faces of a Woman, 4 pm, The Heard House Museum, IpswichNOV 24 Tapestry: Faces of a Woman, 7:30 pm, Christ Church, Cambridge
Tickets $25, $20 for seniors, $10 for students, $5 for children. Concerts at 8 pm, except as noted.
CANTATA SINGERS AND ENSEMBLE
Address: Box 979, Boston, MA
Web: SEPT 19 Cantata Singers and Collage New Music Come Together, at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (tickets sold through ICA at 617.478.3103), 8 pmNOV 7 Benjamin Britten, Nicholas Maw, and Gabriel Fauré (with pre-concert speaker John Ehrlich)NOV 23 Songs and Vocal Chamber Music by Benjamin Britten, at the Longy School of Music, Cambridge
David Hoose, music director. Unless otherwise noted, performances are at 8 pm in Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston. Tickets $20 to $54. Subscriptions available.
Address: 161 First St, Suite 203, Cambridge, MA
Web: SEPT 19 Ditson Festival of Contemporary Music, with Collage New Music at the Institute of Contemporary Art, at 8 pmNOV 7 Britten Season launch, including music by Maw and Fauré, at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, at 8 pmNOV 23 Songs and Vocal Chamber Music by Britten, at the Longy School of Music, at 3 pm
Award-winning 44-member chorus and chamber orchestra directed by David Hoose. Holds concerts in a variety of venues. 2008-2009 is the Benjamin Britten Season in honor of the composer and his work for children’s music education. Tickets $5-$8.
Address: 1900 Comm Ave, Auburndale, MA
Web: OCT 24 Before and After the Veil, Old South Church, Boston, 7:30 pmOCT 25 Before and After the Veil, Episcopal Parish of the Messiah, Auburndale, 8 pmDEC 19 Gloria: A Renaissance Christmas Pageant, First Unitarian Society in Newton, 8 pmDEC 20 Gloria: A Renaissance Christmas Pageant, Church of St. Andrew, Marblehead, 8 pmDEC 21 Gloria: A Renaissance Christmas Pageant, First Parish of Cohasset, 4 pm
In its fifth year, Capella Clausura specializes in exposing the music written by women in clausurae, or in the cloisters, in the early centuries of Western civilization. Founded and directed by Amelia LeClair. General admission $20, students and seniors $12.
CAPE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Address: BHS Performing Arts Center, 744 West Main St, Hyannis, MA
Web: SEPT 27 AND 28 Vibrant Variations: Gioachino Rossini, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Ludwig van BeethovenNOV 1 AND 2 Water Impressions: Tan Dun, Bedrich Smetena, Steven Heitzeg, Claude Debussy
Royston Nash, music director and conductor. Concerts are Sat at 8 pm and Sun at 3 pm. Tickets $20 to $55, $10 for students. Call for additional information.
CHAMELEON ARTS ENSEMBLE
Address: 6 Rocky Nook Terrace, Boston, MA
Web: OCT 4 AND 5 Transcendent Music I Have Heard: Claude Debussy, Krzysztof Penderecki, Johannes BrahmsNOV 8 A Hundred Onward Years: Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schumann, Charles Martin Loeffler, Lou Harrison, Aaron Jay Kernis
Concerts on Sat begin at 8 pm and on Sun at 3 pm. Tickets are $18 to $38, $5 discount for students and seniors. Concerts take place at the Goethe-Institut, 170 Beacon St, Boston. Tickets available until 2 pm day of performance.
CHORUS PRO MUSICA
Address: 645 Boylston St, Boston, MA
Web: NOV 7 Sergei Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil (Vespers)DEC 19 Christmas in the Southwest
Jeffrey Rink serves as the artistic director in the 59th season of Chorus pro Musica. Concerts take place at Old South Church, Copley Sq at 8 pm.
CIVIC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Address: Box 1082, Brookline, MA
Web: OCT 12 Season Subscription Series: Gershwin visits Western, Regis CollegeNOV 9 Season Subscription Series: Greats by the Greatest, Jordan HallDEC 20 A Family Holiday Pops, 2 pm, Regis College
The CSO focuses on presenting a broad range of music by exceptionally skilled students and amateurs and on developing a broad-based audience. Max Hobart, music director and conductor. Subscription series tickets are $25 and $32, $14 for students. Tickets for Holiday Pops are $22, $11.50 for children. All subscription series concerts begin at 3 pm with a pre-concert talk at 2 pm with Steven Ledbetter. All performances held at either Regis College in Weston or Jordan Hall in Boston.
COLLAGE NEW MUSIC
Address: Box 230150, Boston, MA
David Hoose, music director. Collage will be singing with the Ditson Festival of Contemporary Music this September at the ICA in Boston. Admission $15, but free for students. Call or visit the Web site for updated season schedule.
Address: 15 Newbury St, Boston, MA
Web: SEPT 18 J. S. Bach’s The Brandenburg Concertos 7:30 pm, $15OCT 5 THROUGH APRIL 26 Bach Cantata SeriesOCT 26 Schumann Chamber Series: Concert INOV 2 Schumann Chamber Series: Concert II
Concerts in the Schumann Chamber Series are held at 4 pm, in Emmanuel Church, except as noted. Craig Smith, artistic director. The Bach Cantata Series will run from Oct 5 through April 26 this year every Sun morning at 10 am. Ticket prices vary. Subscriptions available.
FROM THE TOP
Address: Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston
The public-radio series described as “a cross between an Evening at Symphony and The Tonight Show” is taped at Jordan Hall. Taping is on Oct 5 at 2 pm. The program airs on Boston’s WGBH-FM on Sun at 6 pm. For additional information, call 617.585.1260.
Address: 170 Beacon St, Boston, MA
Web: SEPT 13 Open House/German Dance party, from 4 -11 pm
Concerts are held at the Goethe Institut. Donations appreciated. Call for additional information.
GREATER BOSTON YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Address: Boston University College of Fine Arts, 855 Comm Ave, Boston, MA
Web: OCT 19 Boston Youth Symphony, Repertory Orchestra, and Junior Repertory Orchestra, Symphony Hall, 3 pm,NOV 16 Junior Repertory Orchestra, 1 pmNOV 16 Young People’s String Orchestra, Preparatory Winds, 5 pm
Dedicated to providing talented young musicians with opportunities for personal and artistic growth, GBYSO offers elementary- and secondary-school students a challenging rehearsal and performance experience in a professional environment. All performances held in Boston University’s Tsai Performance Center at 685 Comm Ave, unless otherwise noted. Call or visit the Web site for ticket information.
HANDEL & HAYDN SOCIETY
Address: Horticultural Hall, 300 Mass Ave, Boston, MA
Web: OCT 3 AND 5 Celebrate HandelNOV 7 AND 9 Beethoven and MozartDEC 5-7 Handel’s MessiahDEC 18 AND 21 A Bach Christmas
All concerts are at Symphony Hall, Boston, at 3 pm on Sundays and at 8 pm other days, except as noted. Tickets $15 to $81.
INDIAN HILL SYMPHONY
Address: 36 King St, Littleton, MA
Web: SEPT 18 Bach’s Lunch Concert with pianist Levon HovsepianSEPT 19 Kick-Off concert and ice-cream social, 7 pmOCT 3 Pajama JamOCT 4 New England Percussion Ensemble, 10:30 amOCT 4 OIH season preview, 5:30 pmOCT 10 Jammin’ on the Hill, 7-10 pmOCT 11 Borromeo String Quartet, Groton, 8 pmOCT 16 Bach’s Lunch Concert with soprano Mary CroweOCT 17 Acoustic Cafe, 7-10 pmOCT 23 Orchestra Open Rehearsal, 7:30 pmOCT 24 Voice Soiree, 7:30 pmOCT 25 Orchestra of Indian Hill (Opening Night), 7:30 pm, LHSOCT 26 Piano Dept. Halloween Recital, 5 pmNOV 1 Guitar Festival 12-6 pmNOV 7 Pajama JammNOV 9 Indian Hill Chamber Players, 3 pmNOV 16 Oboist John Ferrillo and Friends, 3 pmNOV 20 Bach’s Lunch Concert with pianist Jenny TangNOV 21 Marriage of Figaro, 8 pmNOV 22 Marriage of Figaro, 2 pm & 8 pmNOV 23 Marriage of Figaro, 2 pmDEC 5 Jammin’ on the Hill, 7-10 pmDEC 6 Holiday Pops, 7:30 pm, GrotonDEC 7 Holiday Pops, 3 pm, GrotonDEC 12 Voice Soiree, 7:30 pmDEC 13 Family Holiday Sing-Along, 10 am & 3 pmDEC 18 Bach’s Lunch Concert with clarinetist Paul SurapineDEC 20 Piano Dept. Holiday Recital, 6 pm
Bruce Hangen, artistic director and principal conductor. Third Thurs of every month from 12-1 pm is the Bach’s Lunch Concert, which features a new musician with every show. First Friday of every month is Pajama Jam, which runs from 6:30-7:30 pm.
ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM
Address: 280 the Fenway, Boston, MA
Web: SEPT 14 Young Artists Showcase featuring works by Debussy, Bolcolm, Brahms, and CassadoSEPT 18 Jazz at the Gardner: Dr. Magpie, 7 pmSEPT 21 Eroica Trio in Vienna, Part ISEPT 28 Eroica Trio in Vienna, Part IIOCT 5 Young Artists Showcase featuring works by Brahms, Bergsma, and PaganiniOCT 12 The Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Part VIOCT 16 Composer Portraits: The Music of Philippe Hurel performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), 7 pmOCT 19 Cassone Concert: Vieni Imeneo: Music and Marriage in Renaissance Italy performed by the Boston Camerata, 1:30 pmOCT 26 Works by Mendelssohn, Chopin, Britten, and PoulencNOV 2 Works by Ives and BeethovenNOV 9 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center plays MozartNOV 16 Young Artists Showcase featuring works by Debussy, Brahms, Poulenc, and LovreglioNOV 23 The Complete Shostakovich String Quartets performed by the Borromeo String QuartetNOV 30 Celebrating Elliot Carter’s 100th BirthdayDEC 7 Musicians from Marlboro featuring works by Janácek, Mozart, and MendelssohnDEC 14 The Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Part VIIIDEC 18 Jazz at the Gardner: Nadia Washington Quartet, 7 pmDEC 21 Gardner Chamber Orchestra featuring works by Haydn and Bartók
The Composer Portrait Series is a two-concert series held on two Fri evenings at 7 pm. The concerts feature classical music by contemporary composers. The Sunday Concert Series and Young Artists Showcase take place nearly every Sun afternoon from Sept through May. Performances are held at 1:30 pm unless otherwise noted. Tickets can be purchased at the door and include museum admission. General admission $23, $18 for seniors, $15 for members, and $10 for college students. Children ages 5-17 admitted for $5. Call for additional information.
Address: 58 Tremont St, Boston, MA
Tuesday recitals begin at 12:15 pm and last approximately 35 minutes. Suggested donation $3, which is given to the performing musicians. Sunday concert series begin at 5 pm. Suggested donation $12, $8 for students and seniors. For more information, call or visit the Web site.
LONGWOOD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Address: Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA
Web: OCT 11 Works by Arthur Honegger, Roy Harris, and Johannes BrahmsDEC 6 Works by Edward Elgar and Ralph Vaughan Williams
Longwood Symphony Orchestra is the “orchestra of Boston’s medical community.” Jonathan McPhee is the music director and conductor. Concerts are held at 8 pm in the New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. Tickets $28, $15 for students and seniors. Subscriptions available.
LONGY SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Address: Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 27 Garden St, Cambridge, MA
Web: SEPT 6 Instrument Petting Zoo for children, 10 am-2 pm, 1 Follen St, CambridgeSEPT 19 THROUGH 27 SeptemberFest: Moving Hearts, Enlightening MindsSEPT 19 Opening Night: Mosaics of Chamber MusicSEPT 20 The Legacy of Nadia Boulanger: Elliott Carter and His ContemporariesSEPT 21 Blazing New Paths: Jazz and New Music, 7 pmSEPT 26 The Future Emerges: Artist Diploma ShowcaseSEPT 27 Closing Night: SchubertiadOCT 5 Longy Chamber Orchestra, 4 pm, Sanders Theatre, Harvard UniversityOCT 23 Sphinx Chamber OrchestraOCT 26 Family Series No. 1: “The Carnival of the Animals,” noon and 2 pmNOV 6 Gessner-Schocken ConcertNOV 14 Longy Chamber OrchestraNOV 17 Pacifica QuartetDEC 10 AND 11 Early Music Opera
Concerts are at 8 pm at the Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, unless otherwise noted. Preconcert talks one hour before the concerts. Admission is free, unless otherwise indicated, but tickets are required. SeptemberFest 2008, titled Moving Hearts, Enlightening Minds, is a series of five concerts featuring Longy faculty, alumni, students, and guests. To order tickets, download the mail-in ticket-order form or call 617.876.0956, ext. 500.
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Address: Office of the Arts, 20 Ames St, E15-205, Cambridge, MA
Web: SEPT 24 La Donna Musicale: The Pleasure of Love and Libation, airs by Julie Pinel and other Parisian womenOCT 10 MIT Symphony Orchestra, $5NOV 7 MIT Guest Artists Series: The Cardenes-Williams-Deveau Piano Trio, 7 pm
Call for specific program information.
MASSACHUSETTS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Address: Tuckerman Hall, Box 20070, West Side Station, Worcester, MA
Web: NOV 1 Duo-Piano Gala, Tucketman Hall, $15-$20NOV 28-30 The Nutcracker, Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts DEC 2 The Nutcracker (children’s performance), Hanover Theatre for the Performing ArtsDEC 13 Holiday Pops Concert, Mechanics Hall, Main St, Worcester
Concerts are at 8 pm, except as noted.
Address: Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA
Web: NOV 16 Rossini’s Grand Mass, 3 pm
All concerts are held at Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, Harvard University, 45 Quincy St, Cambridge. Ticket prices to concerts at Sanders Theatre are $42, $30, and $20. Discounts of $3 per ticket are available to groups of 10 or more and to WGBH members and WCRB Classical Advantage cardholders. Call 617.496.2222 for tickets.
Address: Box 38-1336, Cambridge, MA
Web: DEC 13 A Boy is Born! The Christmas Story told in the Choral Music of Europe featuring the works of Schönberg, Trond Kverno, Jonathon Dove, and others, 8 pm
All performances are at First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge, at 8 pm, except as noted. Tickets $20 to $40, $15 for students and seniors, group rates and subscriptions available.
MUSICIANS OF THE OLD POST ROAD
Address: 318 Bear Hill Rd, Suite 9, Waltham, MA
Web: OCT 18 A Feast of Delectable Discoveries, 7 pm, Josiah Smith Tavern, WestonNOV 14 The Humanity and Humor of Mozart and Haydn, First Parish, SudburyNOV 15 The Humanity and Humor of Mozart and Haydn, Emmanuel Church, BostonDEC 19 Christmas in Baroque Europe, Emmanuel Church, BostonDEC 20 Christmas in Baroque Europe, Trinity Lutheran Church, Worcester
The core ensemble members are flutist Suzanne Stumpf, violinist Christina Day Martinson, violist Marcia Cassidy, cellist Daniel Ryan, and harpsichordist/fortepianist Michael Bahmann. Performances are at 8 pm unless otherwise noted. Ticket prices vary.
MUSIC IN DEERFIELD
Address: 393 Main St, P.O. Box 736, Greenfield, MA
Web: OCT 4 Trio SolistiNOV 14 Calder Quartet, First Church, DeerfieldDEC 11 Anonymous 4, St. Mary’s Church, Northampton
Concerts are at 8 pm, with concert conversations at 7 pm. Concerts are at Sweeney Concert Hall/Sage Hall at Smith College, except as noted. Adults $32, undergraduates $10, children $5
Address: Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St, Worcester, MA
Web: OCT 17 Boston Philharmonic OrchestraOCT 25 Arcadia Players, Tuckerman HallNOV 7 Hungarian Virtuosi Orchestra, Tuckerman HallDEC 6 Handel’s Messiah
In addition to the classical performances listed below, the 2008-2009 season includes world music, dance, and a spring series of children’s music. See the Web site for details. Concerts are at 8 pm at Mechanics Hall, except as noted. Most concerts include a pre-concert talk at 7 pm.
NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY
Address: 290 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA
Web: SEPT 22 Chorus Celebration: North American Chinese Performing Arts Association, 7:30 pmSEPT 23 Hungarian Dance: New England String Ensemble, 3 pmSEPT 28 Pro Musicis Foundation, 8 pmSEPT 29 Foundation for Chinese Performing ArtsOCT 6 Longwood Symphony Orchestra play Beethoven and BarberOCT 12 AND 13 Boston Baroque play Cosi fan tutte, 7:30 pmOCT 14 Chamber Orchestra of Boston, 3 pmOCT 19 Boston Chamber Music Society play Beethoven, Kodaly, and Schumann, 7:30 pmOCT 20 Boston Philharmonic play Ginastera, Korde, and MusorgskyOCT 21 Boston Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players play Dvorák and Brahms, 3 pmNOV 2 Boston Modern Orchestra ProjectNOV 3 Foundation for Chinese Performing ArtsNOV 9 The Cantata Singers perform Weill, Dallapiccola, and OrffNOV 11 Civic Symphony Orchestra of Boston play Chadwick, Bell, MacDowell, and Tchaikovsky, 3 pmNOV 16 Boston Chamber Music Society play Jongen, Bernstein, and Tchaikovsky, 7:30 pmNOV 17 Boston Philharmonic play Schubert and BrucknerNOV 18 St. Lawrence String Quartet, 3 pmNOV 24 the Bostonians perform The MikadoNOV 25 Chanticleer, 3 pmDEC 1 Longwood Symphony Orchestra play Revueltas, Mussoegsky, and JanácekDEC 2 New England String Ensemble: Sacred and Profane, 3 pmDEC 7 AND 8 Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday ConcertDEC 9 Takacs Quartet, 3 pmDEC 14 AND 15 Boston Baroque perform Handel’s Messiah, 7:30 pmDEC 16 AND 19 Handel 7 Haydn Society perform Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, 3 pm
Concerts are free and take place at Jordan Hall at 8 pm, except as noted. The Early Evening Series begins at 6 pm in Williams Hall, featuring the Borromeo String Quartet, NEC's quartet-in-residence.
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC
Address: Tsai Performance Center, 685 Comm Ave, Boston, MA
Web: NOV 1 Works by Irving Fine, Nicholas Maw, Paul Hindemith, and Sergei ProkofievDEC 14 Works by Richard Strauss, John Adams, George Kleinsinger and others, 3 pm
Richard Pittman, music director. Concerts held at the Tsai Performance Center at 8 pm, except as noted. Admission $30, $25 for seniors, $5 for students.
NEW ENGLAND STRING ENSEMBLE
Address: Box 2012, Wakefield, MA
Web: SEPT 27 Death and the Maiden featuring Irina Muresanu, Rogers Center, North AndoverSEPT 28 Death and the Maiden featuring Irina Muresanu, Jordan Hall, BostonNOV 22 Innocent Voices featuring the Boston Children’s Choir and Mark Kroll on Harpsichord, Cochran Chapel, Phillips Academy, AndoverNOV 23 Innocent Voices featuring the Boston Children’s Choir and Mark Kroll on Harpsichord, Emmanuel Church, Boston
Federico Cortese, music director. Sat performances cost between $15-$35 and begin at 7:30 pm. Sun performances cost between $17-$47 and begin at 3 pm, unless otherwise noted.
NEW PHILHARMONICA ORCHESTRA
Address: Box 610384, Newton, MA
Web: NOV 22 AND 23 Classics Concert featuring works by Bruch and Mendelssohn
A non-professional, regional, and family-accessible orchestra. Tickets are $8 to $25. Family Discovery performances are held on Sat at 2 pm in the Sorenson Center, Babson College, with pre-concert activities at 1:15 pm. Classics Concert performances are held at the First Baptist Church at 848 Beacon St in Newton and begin at 8 pm on Sat at 8 pm and 3 pm on Sun.
Address: Cutler Majestic Theatre, Emerson College, 219 Tremont St, Boston, MA
Web: OCT 17, 19 AND 21 The Marksman
Formerly the Boston Academy of Music. Carole Charnow, general director. Gil Rose, music director. Performances on Fri and Tues at 7:30 pm, and on Sun at 3 pm. Tickets $24 to $99. Free pre-opera talks one hour before curtain.
PORTLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Address: 20 Myrtle St, Portland, ME
Web: OCT 7 Opening Night Celebration: Dvorák, Bates, and Mussorgsky/RavelOCT 11 AND 12 Tribute to John WilliamsOCT 25 Robert Moody Masked Inaugural Ball, Portland Country Club, FalmouthOCT 26 Classical Travels: Rossini, Mahler, and Dvorák, 2:30 pmOCT 27 AND 28 A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra: Britten, Tchaikovsky, Dukas, and John WilliamsNOV 11 Let Us Have Peace: Adams, Mendelssohn, and Vaughan WilliamsNOV 15 AND 16 Classical Mystery TourDEC 12-21 Magic of Christmas
Concerts take place at Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St, Portland, unless otherwise noted. Tues concerts begin at 7:30 pm, and Sun concerts begin at 2:30 pm, except as noted. Tickets $15-$55, discounts for students and seniors.
PRO ARTE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF BOSTON
Address: Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA
Web: SEPT 20 Mark O’Connor Dinner Jam Benefit, 5:30-11 pm, $100SEPT 21 Just Fiddlin’ featuring works of Mozart and Mark O’Connor
Isaiah Jackson, music director. Performances are on Sun at 3 pm at Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, except as noted. The pre-concert “Aperitif” series begins at 2 pm. All concerts are followed by an “Ask the Artist” question-and-answer session and a meeting of the Pro Amore Club, “the only classical singles music group in the Boston area.” Tickets $15 to $50, unless noted otherwise. Subscriptions available.
Address: 1555 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA
Web: SEPT 27 works by Thomas, Beethoven, Janácek, and Golijov with special guest WBUR’s Robin YoungNOV 15 works of Villa-Lobos, Harbison, Holland, and Mozart, featuring Robert Levin on piano
A chamber-music ensemble of winds, strings, and piano, Radius Ensemble performs music from the classical period to the modern era, from beloved masterpieces to undiscovered gems. Concerts are at 8 pm at MIT's Killian Hall. Tickets $15 and $20, $10 students and seniors; including a pre-concert lecture and post-concert reception with the artists.
SARASA CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Address: 14 High St, Cambridge, MA
Web: NOV 1 AND 2 String Quartets of Haydn, Beethoven, and Dvorak
Performances on Sat at 8 pm in the Friends Meeting House, 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge, and on Sun at 7 pm in Parish Hall, First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Rd, Concord. Tickets $22, $18 seniors, $13 students, free for children under 12. Subscriptions available. Available through the Web site, by phone, or in person the night of the concert.
SOUTH MOUNTAIN CONCERTS
Address: Rtes 7 and 20, Pittsfield, MA
Web: SEPT 14 Muir String Quartet with Menahem Pressler on pianoSEPT 21 Emerson String Quartet, $33SEPT 28 Guarneri String QuartetOCT 5 Brentano String Quartet
All concerts are Sun at 3 pm at South Mountain’s Concert Hall on South Mountain, two miles south of Pittsfield at Rtes 7 and 20. Tickets $35, $15 for students, unless otherwise noted. Limited seating; reservations essential. Wheelchair seating available upon request.
SYMPHONY PRO MUSICA
Address: Box 332, Hudson, MA
Web: NOV 8 AND 9 works by Mendelssohn and Sibelius
Mark Churchill, music director and conductor. Concerts on Sun are held at 3:30 pm at Mill Pond School in Westborough. Sat concerts are held at 7:30 pm at Hudson High School. Advance tickets $18, $16 seniors, free for students 18 and younger.
Address: Copley Sq, Boston, MA
Fridays at Trinity organ concerts feature visiting organists from around the US and the world and are held on Fri from 12:15 to 12:45 pm at Trinity Church, 206 Clarendon St, Boston. Donations appreciated.
WELLESLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Address: 50 Oakland St., Wellesley Hills, MA
Web: OCT 19 Composers Across the Centuries and Around the World (Chadwick, Copland, Liszt, Brahms, and Smetana)NOV 16 Celebrating the Word of Wellesley: American Masters -- Yesterday and Today (Peter Child, Copland, Mozart, Barber, and Beethoven)DEC 14 Holiday Pops - Catch the Holiday Spirit
Max Hobart, music director. All concerts Sundays at 3 pm, at MassBay Community College, 50 Oakland Street, Wellesley Hills. Pre-concert talks by Leslie M. Holmes, WSO President, at 2:15 pm. Tickets $20, $15 for students and seniors, and free for children under 12.