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Alloy Orchestra

Alloy Orchestra: The Black Pirate
Saturday, March 18
4:00pm
$22/orchestra (reg. $25)
Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA
Purchase by February 17

Alloy Orchestra presents brilliant live musical accompaniment for this exceptional silent film. Perfect for both kids and adults, The Black Pirate is a swashbuckling romp, featuring silent-film favorite Douglas Fairbanks, who many feel was the inspiration for Johnny Depp's character in Pirates of the Caribbean.


Annie

Annie
Sunday, May 21
1:00pm
$64/orchestra
Wang Theater, Boston, MA
Purchase by April 21

The world's best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, ANNIE includes such unforgettable songs as "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You," plus the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow."


BSO

BSO: Berlioz, Pintscher and Beethoven
Saturday, March 25
8:00 pm
$54/1st balcony
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by February 24

American cellist Alisa Weilerstein joins French conductor Francois-Xavier Roth for the world premiere of the BSO-commissioned un despertar, for cello and orchestra by German composer Matthias Pintscher, with whom Weilerstein has collaborated in the past. Pintscher, also a noted conductor, is a major figure in classical music in both Europe and the U.S. Opening the program is Hector Berlioz's alternately romantic and swashbuckling Le Corsaire Overture, which, as was often the composer's practice, took shape from earlier sketches. The title is an incidental reference to James Fenimore Cooper's The Red Rover ("Le Corsaire rouge"). Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, Pastoral, is his only explicitly programmatic symphony, a fundamentally cheerful work illustrating a sojourn in the countryside.


Camelot

Camelot
Saturday, May 20
8:00 pm
$48/side seating (reg. $55)
Lyric Stage, Boston, MA
Purchase by April 21

The romantic yet ultimately tragic tale of King Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table is brought into sharper focus, supported by some of greatest songs written for the musical stage, including "If Ever I Would Leave You", "I Loved You Once in Silence", and the title song "Camelot". "The score is pure magic . . . the lyrics dazzle with their virtuosity and wit" (NY Times).


Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web
Saturday, April 22
3:00pm
$29/side orchestra seating (reg. $32)
Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston, MA
Purchase by March 24

Charlotte the extraordinary spider works a miracle with her web to save Wilbur the irresistible young pig — a tale of friendship and loyalty, based on the best-selling children’s paperback of all time by beloved author E.B. White. Recommended for adults, teens, 'tweens, youth and children of all ages.


Che Melambo

Che Malambo
Saturday, April 1
8:00 pm
$52.50/balcony center(reg. $55)
Shubert Theatre, Boston, MA
Purchase by March 3

The Argentine dance company Che Malambo is a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle that celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho. This powerhouse all-male company of 14 gauchos is directed by French choreographer and former ballet dancer, Gilles Brinas. Che Malambo brings fiery Malambo traditions and virtuosic dancing to the stage for an exhilarating and entertaining show that is perfect for the entire family. "...a thrilling display of malambo" (New York Times).


Common Courtesy: Minding Our Musical Manners (BSO Family Concert)
Saturday, April 8
12:00 noon
$22/Adult (FREE for children under 18)
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by March 10

The BSO's Family Concert Series provides engaging, age-appropriate, educational orchestral concert experiences especially for children ages 3-8 and their families. BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connections to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, and Symphony Hall. Thomas Wilkins, Conductor.


Finding Neverland

Finding Neverland
Sunday, August 13
6:30 pm
$97/mezzanine
Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Purchase by July 14

Finding Neverland is Broadway's biggest new hit and the winner of Broadway.com's Audience Choice Award for Best Musical! This breathtaking smash "captures the kid-at-heart" (Time Magazine). Vogue cheers, "it’s a must-see you'll remember for years to come!" Directed by visionary Tony winner Diane Paulus, Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys' enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. Finding Neverland is "far and away the best musical of the year!" (NPR).


Happy Birthday John Williams

Happy Birthday John Williams!
Saturday, April 8
8:00 pm
$64/1st Balcony Center
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by March 10

Be a part of Boston Pops history as the Boston Symphony Orchestra celebrates the legacy of Laureate Conductor, John Williams. Hear not just the great classics, but the rarities like Goodbye, Mr. Chips and Towering Inferno. The concert will include over 55 years of material from John's six decades as a film composer and will be recorded for a CD release in the spring. Keith Lockhart, conductor.


Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Sunday, June 4
6:30pm
$85/orchestra & mezzanine (reg. $95)
Shubert Theatre, Boston, MA
Purchase by May 5

Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the landmark American musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that is "groundbreaking and undoubtedly ahead of its time" (Entertainment Weekly). This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage.


The Illusionists

The Illusionists
Sunday, April 9
6:30pm
$97/orchestra
Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Purchase by March 3 ~ 6 tickets remain!

This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. The Illusionists – Live From Broadway has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.


King and I

The King and I
Friday, April 21
8:00pm
$86/mezzanine
Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Purchase by March 10

Set in 1860's Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein's finest works, The King and I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as "Getting To Know You," "I Whistle a Happy Tune," "Hello Young Lovers," "Shall We Dance" and "Something Wonderful." Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher won four 2015 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical.


KODO Drummers

Kodo Japanese Drummers: Dadan 2017
Sunday, March 19
5:00pm
$62/1st Balcony Center
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by February 17

KODO celebrates its 35th Anniversary in 2016-17 by bringing Dadan 2017 to North America. Dadan is the latest work by KODO's renowned Artistic Director Tamasaburo Bando and offers a bold new exploration of Japanese drumming traditions. KODO continues to be that rare combination of supreme artistry and physical endurance, which creates a mesmerizing, riveting and spiritual experience enjoyed by millions around the world. "Balancing a deadly aggression with utter tranquility, their sound stretches from the lightest of rainfall to cataclysmic thunderclaps, from pleasant laughter to discordant fear and from silence to - just once here - a wall of sound, as high, frightening and impregnable as a mountain" (The Guardian.)


Mokoomba

Mokoomba
Friday, May 19
8:00 p.m.
$25 standing room(regular $28)
Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
Purchase by April 21

From Zimbabwe, Mokoomba brings an exuberant energy to traditional Tonga and pan-African music with dashes of funk, soukous, and Afro-Cuban music.


Presto Change-O

Presto Change-O (BSO Family Concert)
Saturday, April 29
12:00 noon
$22/Adult (FREE for children under 18, must register with MITAC to be seated)
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by March 31

The BSO's Family Concert Series provides engaging, age-appropriate, educational orchestral concert experiences especially for children ages 3-8 and their families. BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connections to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, and Symphony Hall. Featured performers include Marta Zurad, conductor; and Matt Roberts, magician.


Shaolin Warriors

Shaolin Warriors
Saturday, April 1
7:30pm
$32/Balcony (reg. $37)
Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
Purchase by March 3

Representing over a thousand years of Chinese martial-arts culture, Shaolin Warriors showcases the remarkable skill, stunning artistry, and death-defying martial-arts prowess of more than 20 kung fu masters. This spectacular theatrical display features many forms of Shaolin kung fu as well as a look at the daily life of the warriors and their Zen philosophy. Beginning at a very young age, the kung fu masters are trained in mental and physical disciplines, perfecting the art of hand-to-hand and weapons combat, which allows them to perform astounding feats of athleticism.


Shastokovich, Rachmaninoff, and Mahler (including King Lear)
Saturday, May 6
8:00 pm
$55/1st balcony center
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by April 7

Soprano Kristine Opolais returns to Symphony Hall as soloist in Mahler's mellifluous Symphony No. 4, a musical journey from earth to heaven that is also the last of Mahler's symphonies to use words from the folk poetry collection Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Youth's Magic Horn). On this same program, Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes performs Rachmaninoff's last piano concerto, the Fourth, which the composer worked on over the course of ten or more years before giving the premiere in Philadelphia in 1927. Even after that he revised the piece extensively twice, creating the final version in 1941. Opening the concert is a suite of orchestral music from Shostakovich's score for Grigory Kozintsev's 1941 stage production of Shakespeare's King Lear, to be recorded for the BSO's ongoing Shostakovich cycle under Andris Nelsons for Deutsche Grammophon.


Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty (Boston Ballet)
Saturday, May 6
1:00 p.m.
$72/orchestra (regular $110) Save $38/ticket- GREAT SEATS!
Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Purchase by April 7

Deep in a century-long slumber, a beautiful princess and her kingdom await the power of true love's kiss. The Sleeping Beauty enchants with a host of magical characters – from the deliciously wicked fairy Carabosse and the valiant Prince Desire, to the benevolent woodland fairies and hilarious Puss in Boots. This iconic production, with sumptuous sets and costumes, and Tchaikovsky's majestic score, will sweep you of your feet. Don miss this timeless tale.


The Gloaming

The Gloaming
Saturday, April 22
8:00 p.m.
$28 Orchestra (regular $32)
Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA
Purchase by March 24

With fiddlers Martin Hayes and Caoimhin O Raghallaigh, guitarist Dennis Cahill, singer Iarla O Lionaird, and pianist Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), The Gloaming has burst onto the music scene with a distinctive new sound. In a rare combination of lush Irish tunes, ancient sean-nos songs, brave explorations, and exhilarating and explosive medleys, the virtuosic band delivers an astonishing, combustible, and unforgettable experience. "A staggering display of both emotion and virtuosity."-The Guardian.


The Nile Project

The Nile Project
Saturday, April 15
8:00 p.m.
$30/Orchestra (regular $35)
Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA
Purchase by March 17

Much more than just a band, The Nile Project is a tight cross-cultural collaboration that brings together artists from 11 countries along the Nile basin to create a unified new sound. Lilting melodies and deep grooves from Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, and beyond support vocals sung in more than 10 languages. Using music to spark cultural curiosity, The Nile Project engages musicians and audiences, encouraging them to feel connected to the world's longest river. "A committed, euphoric international coalition." - The New York Times



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