Community Concerts & Events

Jasper Quartet 160

Friday, February 26, 7 PM

Pre-Concert Talk

(Prior to Jasper Quartet concert)
Lecturer: Dr. Elizabeth Seitz
Faculty member of Boston Conservatory

Come to the concert early to find out more about the repertoire being performed that evening.  Free for ticketholders.

Ezekial's Wheel 170

Wednesday, March 2, 7:30 PM

Ezekiel’s Wheels

Ezekiel’s Wheels is a dynamic young klezmer ensemble from the Boston area that is getting international recognition for their virtuosity and infectious energy. Learn more

This concert is a free Community Concert.  Ticket are free, no reservation required.

nmyo 160
Guest Presentation

Sunday, March 13, 2:30 PM

Honors Chamber Music Concert

Presented by the Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestra

NMYO presents its premiere chamber music ensembles performing a variety of classical repertoire from Baroque to 21st Century composers. Led by Music Director Gerald Dolan, and coached by visiting music professionals, the NMYO chamber ensembles meet for eight weeks and perform a series of three concerts as part of NMYO’s Youth Serving Through Music community outreach program. Learn more

Free, no tickets required.

Juilliard Quartet 160

Sunday, March 20, 2 PM

Pre-Concert Talk

(Prior to Juilliard Quartet concert)
Lecturer: Bayla Keyes

Come to the concert early to find out more about the repertoire being performed that evening.  Free for ticketholders.

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Opera 103: The Germans

Featuring the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Weber, Wagner, Strauss, and Berg.
The popular Opera 101 series is expanding!  The Opera Education Series is broken down into two sets of 4-night classes to gain a deeper knowledge of opera throughout the centuries (Opera 102 took place in the fall of 2015).  They will be led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz and will be a part-lecture, part performance with performances by Boston Conservatory graduate students.

Wednesday, March 30, 7:30 PM

Wednesday, April 6, 7:30 PM

Wednesday, April 13, 7:30 PM

Wednesday, April 20, 7:30 PM

Individual Tickets: $25

Opera Class Series Subscription (Opera 102 or 103): $90
Purchase Opera 103 Subscription

Met Opera Subscribers Special Subscription (Opera 102 or 103): $80 (please contact Box Office for subscription)


Hermitage Trio 160-credit Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Friday, April 15, 7 PM

Pre-Concert Talk

(Prior to Hermitage Piano Trio concert)
Lecturer: Dr. Teresa Neff

Come to the concert early to find out more about the repertoire being performed that evening.  Free for ticketholders.

Mile Twelve 160

Friday, April 15, 7 PM

Mile Twelve Bluegrass Band  Offsite event button

Location: The Hive, 11 Pleasant St., Gloucester

Mile Twelve is a fresh and innovative new voice in contemporary bluegrass music.  Based in Boston, MA they are fast gaining recognition for their outstanding performances in New England bluegrass and folk circles.  Combining a love for traditional bluegrass with songwriting skills honed at renowned music schools, they present a refined and powerful musical directive.  With influences from folk, jazz, old-time and bluegrass music, the band’s original songs are a timely continuation of the bluegrass string band tradition.The band features Evan Murphy on lead vocals and guitar, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes on fiddle, Catherine (BB) Bowness on banjo and Nate Sabat on bass.  Mile Twelve’s youthful energy and mature musicianship result in captivating and memorable performances.

Artist’s Website: Mile Twelve Bluegrass

Free, no tickets required

Elektra 160

Saturday, April 30, 12 PM

Pre-Opera Talk

(Prior to Strauss’s Elektra)
Lecturer: Dr. Elizabeth Seitz

Come early to the Opera for a Pre-Opera Talk led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz, musicology faculty at The Boston Conservatory.  She will also lead Après Opera, an interactive discussion immediately following the opera presentation in the third floor Reception Hall where light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar will be available.

Choro das 3 160

Thursday, May 12, 7 PM

Choro das 3

A Brazilian group playing traditional choro music, Choro das 3 have made it their mission to revive the choro tradition in Brazil and spread its distinctive sound around the globe. With a style that shares a similar feel to New Orleans jazz, ragtime and even bluegrass, Choro das 3 brings a lively and musically sophisticated sound to all their performances. It is a family ensemble, made up of three sisters and their father who began to perform as a band back in 2002. Corina plays flute and piccolo. Lia plays 7-string guitar. Elisa plays mandolin, banjo, clarinet and piano.  Their father, Eduardo, plays pandeiro (the Brazilian tambourine).  Choro das 3 have recorded three acclaimed albums and have played for millions of people (including Brazil’s Presidents, Governors and Ministers). Over the years they have developed a special project called “Choro Concerts at School” that teaches young people the amazing richness of choro music, building a new audience and ensuring its place in the hearts of the future generations.

Free, no tickets required


Saturday, May 14, 3 PM

Boston Children’s Chorus

Anthony Trecek-King, artistic director
The Boston Children’s Chorus unites children ages 7-18 from diverse backgrounds to discover the power of singing and transcend social barriers in a celebration of shared humanity and love of music. Learn more