Community Concerts & Events

Beantown Swing Orchestra 160

Wednesday, February 8, 7 PM

Beantown Swing Orchestra

The 18-piece big band performs music of the swing era with its characteristic and infectious swing beat, as well as Sinatra classics. LEARN MORE

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Wednesday, March 1, 7 PM
Please note: this is a date change!

Argus Quartet

Argus Quartet is dedicated to reinvigorating the audience-performer relationship through innovative concerts and diverse repertoire – connecting with and building up a community of engaged listeners is at the core of the quartet’s mission.   Free, no tickets required.

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GUEST PRESENTATION
Sunday, March 19, 2:30 PM

Honors Chamber Music Concert

Presented by Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras
NMYO presents its premiere chamber music ensembles and select soloists 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. The concert will be followed by a reception. Free, no tickets required.   Learn More

Zephros Winds 160

Wednesday, March 22, 7 PM

Zéphyros Winds

One of America’s most distinguished chamber ensembles, Zéphyros Winds brings together five of the finest wind virtuosos of their generation. Winning both the First and Grand Prizes at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Zéphyros Winds became the first wind quintet in the competition’s 22-year history to do so. They made their New York debut in 1997 at Merkin Concert Hall, and began extensive touring throughout the United States. Internationally, they have performed in China and Europe, including a gala event celebrating the centenary of Francis Poulenc’s birth.  Their live recording of Irving Fine’s “Partita for Woodwind Quintet,” was released on Bridge Records.

“Zéphyros played with impeccable precision and rapt lyricism.”
— The Chicago Sun Times

 Free, no tickets required.

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BCC 160

Saturday, May 6, 3 PM

Boston Children’s Chorus

Under the direction of Anthony Trecek-King, 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

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Jacques-and-Simon 160

Wednesday, May 10, 7 PM

Jacques Lee Wood, cello & Simon Powis, guitar

Simon Powis and Jacques Lee Wood have been working together for the last five years, starting out as colleagues at the Yale School of Music. Recently they recorded their first duo album “Paperworks” and launched the recording with five concerts in China. Powis and Wood are co-founders of StringLab, a multi-disciplined cello/guitar duo that produces original arrangements/compositions and commissions new works for the ensemble. Free, no tickets required.

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Guest Presentation
Sunday, May 14, 5 PM

Hiding in Plain Sight: Folk Masters of Massachusetts

Presented by Massachusetts Cultural Council
This showcase concert features the excellence and diversity of music and dance traditions thriving in Massachusetts today. Performers are past or current recipients of Artist Fellowships or Traditional Arts Apprenticeships, prestigious awards from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Come experience a Dominican carnival procession, then be enthralled by leading exponents of South Indian vocals, violin, and percussion, West African balafon (xylophone), djembe drum, and ceremonial dance, and Irish flute, uilleann pipe and old style step dance. Learn More

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