Community Concerts & Events

Wednesday, September 20, 7 PM

Jayme Stone Folklife

Two-time Juno-winning banjoist, composer and instigator Jayme Stone makes music inspired by sounds from around the world—bridging folk, jazz and chamber music. His award-winning albums both defy and honor the banjo’s long role in the world’s music, turning historical connections into compelling sounds. LEARN MORE

Wednesday, October 4, 7 PM
Opera Class: Compare and Contrast: How Different Composers Approach the Same Story

Barber of Seville: Rossini and Paisiello

The popular Opera series continues this fall with a four-night series of classes.  The classes are led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz and will be a part-lecture, part performance event with performances by Boston Conservatory graduate students.  Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Reception Hall

Tickets: $25 per class  |  Subscription: $80

Wednesday, October 11, 7 PM

Bohemian Quartet

The acclaimed ensemble features violin, viola, cello, and bass specializes in music of the Romany or “Gypsy” tradition, along with related Eastern European folk styles.  LEARN MORE

Free, no tickets required.

Wednesday, October 18, 7 PM
Opera Class: Compare and Contrast: How Different Composers Approach the Same Story

Romeo & Juliet: Bellini and Gounod

The popular Opera series continues this fall with a four-night series of classes.  The classes are led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz and will be a part-lecture, part performance event with performances by Boston Conservatory graduate students.  Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Reception Hall

Tickets: $25 per class  |  Subscription: $80

Wednesday, October 25, 7 PM
Opera Class: Compare and Contrast: How Different Composers Approach the Same Story

Otello: Rossini and Verdi

The popular Opera series continues this fall with a four-night series of classes.  The classes are led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz and will be a part-lecture, part performance event with performances by Boston Conservatory graduate students.  Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Reception Hall

Tickets: $25 per class  |  Subscription: $80

Wednesday, November 1, 7 PM
Opera Class: Compare and Contrast: How Different Composers Approach the Same Story

Manon Lescaut: Massenet and Puccini

The popular Opera series continues this fall with a four-night series of classes.  The classes are led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz and will be a part-lecture, part performance event with performances by Boston Conservatory graduate students.  Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Reception Hall

Tickets: $25 per class  |  Subscription: $80

Wednesday, January 24, 7 PM

Akropolis Reed Quintet

The first ever ensemble of its makeup to win a Fischoff Gold Medal (2014), Grand Prize at the Plowman and MTNA national competitions, and 6 national chamber music prizes in total, the Akropolis Reed Quintet has been hailed by Fanfare for its “imagination, infallible musicality, and huge vitality”. LEARN MORE

Free, no tickets required.

Wednesday, February 7, 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. The Orchestra’s mission is to bring big band music back into the mainstream for future generations to enjoy. Learn more

Sunday, February 11, 3 PM
Live Opera Presentation

Così fan tutte

A semi-staged concert opera presented by Boston Conservatory at Berklee Opera Department
Written in 1790, this is the third collaboration between Mozart and Da Ponte and contains some of their best writing.  The sparkling comedy begins with a wager between a cynical old bachelor and two young men, who swear that their fiancées will always be faithful. Learn more

Wednesday, February 14, 7 PM

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters

Bruce Molsky, hailed as “one of America’s premier fiddling talents” (Mother Jones) and a Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song.  His Mountain Drifters includes Allison de Groot who combines wide-ranging virtuosity and passion for old-time music and Boston-based Stash Wyslouch. LEARN MORE

Thursday, March 22, 7 PM

Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet

The multi-award-winning Spanish clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester has been hailed for his “technical wizardry and tireless enthusiasm” (The New York Times) and his “rich, resonant tone” (Birmingham News). He is also a recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2008, and winner of both the Young Concert Artists and Astral Artists auditions.

Free, no tickets required.

Thursday, April 12, 7 PM

Van Kujik Quartet

Winners of the 2015 Wigmore Hall String Quartet Competition along with the Best Beethoven and Best Haydn prizes, the Quartet has also won the First Prize and Audience Award at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition and are laureates of the Aix-en-Provence Festival Academy and the FNAPEC Ensembles Music Competition. LEARN MORE

Free, no tickets required.

Thursday, May 3, 7 PM

Harpeth Rising

Harpeth Rising is known for its musical genre-bending fusing folk, newgrass, rock and classical into a sound that is organically unique. Their music includes expansive three-part harmonies, consummate musicianship and a deft yet soulful lyrical perspective. LEARN MORE

Wednesday, May 9, 7 PM

Ludovico Ensemble

A Boston-based chamber ensemble specializing in modern music, the Ludovico Ensemble is known for its carefully curated programs focusing primarily on the European avant-garde. LEARN MORE

Free, no tickets required.