Boston area classical performances?

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Boston area classical performances?

Post by Ethan » Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:23 am

I've been living in VT for a few years, but have recently been in the greater Boston area (where I grew up) again about half of the time. My interest in music is very broad, and recently I've been enjoying a lot of classical, for whatever reason. Classical music is not foreign to me, as I grew up with it in the house, and even played violin in school from grades four through eight. Despite this, I've never really made a concerted effort to study the music closely, as a fan, although I always knew that I would at some point, as I've always enjoyed and appreciated it.

I am wondering if anyone can enlighten me as to some good venues for classical music in the Boston area, besides Symphony Hall and the Conservatory. Perhaps there are some nice places to hear some chamber music? I'm looking for all of the hidden little things that are out there...performances in churches, schools, museums, parks, whatever. Is there a good web-based resource which collects this sort of info?

Feel free to respond with information even loosely related to my query.

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Post by MahlerSnob » Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:57 am

Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall/NEC, and Sanders Theater at Harvard are the three major venues in town. You also might want to look at the schedules for performances at Longy (Cambridge, near Harvard Sq), BU, Berklee, the Boston Public Library, First Church, Emmanuel Church, etc. There is always something going on.
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Post by Ethan » Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:26 pm

Thanks for the replies so far. I've found a couple of things...there is a Mozart marathon (seven hours!) one block from my parent's house in Bedford on Sunday. Also, it seems that the all-Mozart program from the BSO will be broadcast on the radio today (right now) 102.5, and on NPR, perhaps nationwide??

Remember, feel free to offer more potential centralized classical performance listings as well.

Thanks.

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Re: Boston area classical performances?

Post by karlhenning » Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:46 am

Ethan wrote:I am wondering if anyone can enlighten me as to some good venues for classical music in the Boston area, besides Symphony Hall and the Conservatory. Perhaps there are some nice places to hear some chamber music? I'm looking for all of the hidden little things that are out there...performances in churches, schools, museums, parks, whatever. Is there a good web-based resource which collects this sort of info?

Feel free to respond with information even loosely related to my query.
Ethan,

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Post by Lance » Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:37 am

When my daughter was going to Babson College in Wellesley, we took in many musical events around the Boston area. We have seen some memorable concerts at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, something that you may enjoy enormously. Just to be in this wonderful setting makes the music all that more delicious. I would certainly advise you to check it out.
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Post by MahlerSnob » Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:40 pm

I'll try to make it on Friday, Karl. However, that was the only morning this week that I didn't have to be in at 9. Oh well - plenty of time to sleep when I'm dead.
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Post by karlhenning » Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:57 am

I should be delighted to see you again, Nathan! I think you will find the piece good, clean fun . . . but also a score of interest from a conducting standpoint.
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Post by aurora » Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:01 am

I visit Boston every year to play chamber music with friends & I try to time it so that I get to catch great concerts.... usually not too difficult in that particular city.


the Boston Globe includes an events calendar on Thursdays & the Boston.com site has a good listing

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