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Events listings: Classical Music

Listings are selective, with an emphasis on festivals and venues open only during the summer months.


Boston Chamber Music Society Pickman Concert Hall, Longy School, 27 Garden St., Cambridge. 617-349-0086. Sat in Aug. 8 p.m. $25, seniors $22, students $10. Hamel Chamber Music Festival with resident and guest artists.

  • 8/6: works by Beethoven, Bruch, Templeton, Brahms; 8/13: works by Beethoven, Debussy, Brahms; 8/20: works by Beethoven, Martinu, Schubert; 8/27: works by Mozart, Shostakovich, Faure.
  • Boston Early Music Festival and Exhibition various Boston locations. 617-868-BEMF (2368). 6/13-6/19. Theme "East Meets West--Germany, Russia, and the Baltic States: Music in the Maritime World of Northern Europe." Concerts, lectures, symposia, exhibition; Premiere production of John Mattheson's ''Boris Goudenow." See next Thursday's Calendar for full schedule.

    Boston Landmarks Orchestra Boston and other locations as noted. Rain sites TBA. 617-520-2200. 8 p.m. unless noted. Free. Charles Ansbacher, conductor.

  • ''Landmarks Fifth Celebration" Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, Holst's ''The Planets," Thomas Oboe Lee's ''Pluto." 7/8-7/9: Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common, Boston.
  • ''Baroque in Boston," works by Respighi, Bach, Telemann. 7/21: 6:30 p.m. Maritime Park, South Boston. 7/22: Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge. 7/24: 6 p.m. Jamaica Pond, Jamaica Plain. 7/25: Parkman Bandstand, Boston ComMon 7/29: 7 p.m. Beale Estate, Adams National Historical Park, Quincy.
  • ''Romantics in the Park," works by Schumann, Wagner, Schubert. 8/13: Parkman Bandstand, Boston ComMon 8/14: 6 p.m. Dorchester Park, Dorchester.
  • ''Concerts for Children" Premiere of Nkeiru Okoye's ''The Journey of Phillis Wheatley" on text by Carolivia Herron. 7/17: 4 and 5:30 p.m. Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common 7/20: 10:30 a.m. and noon Shirley-Eustis House, 31 Shirley St., Roxbury. 7/21: 10:30 a.m. and noon. Great Hall, Codman Square, 637 Washington St., Dorchester.
  • Chorus pro Musica Summer Sings Old South Church, 645 Boylston St., Boston. 617-267-7442.

  • 8/1-8/22: Mon 7:30 p.m. $8, students and seniors $6. Jeffrey Rink conducts open readings of choral masterworks.
  • Esplanade Concerts Hatch Memorial Shell, Charles River Esplanade, Boston. 617-626-4970 for recorded information. Free.

  • 6/10: 7 p.m. Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras; 7/3-7/4: 8 p.m. Boston Pops. Keith Lockhart conducts "Boston's Fourth of July."
  • WCRB Classical Series 781-736-9577. Wed 7:30 p.m. 7/13: Symphony by the Sea. 7/20: Metropolitan Wind Symphony. 7/27: Boston Bar Association Orchestra. 8/3: TBA. 8/10: North Shore Philharmonic. 8/17: Longwood Symphony. 8/24: New Philharmonia Orchestra. 8/31: Hillyer Festival Orchestra.
  • Gilbert & Sullivan Singalongs Church of the New Jerusalem, 140 Bowdoin St., Boston. 617-361-3828. Wed 7:30 p.m. Donation $5.

  • 7/6: ''H.M.S.Pinafore"; 7/13: ''The Pirates of Penzance"; 7/27: ''The Mikado."
  • King's Chapel 58 Tremont St., Boston. 617-227-2155. Tues 12:15 p.m., year-round. Suggested donation $3.

  • 6/7: Amaryllis chamber Ensemble; 6/14: Eileen Callahan, soprano; William Good, lute; 6/21: Grace Notes, handbell ensemble; 6/28: Traditional Chinese music with Robert Thwaits, yangqin; Yun Zhang, pipa.
  • Longfellow Summer Festival East Lawn, Longfellow National Historic Site, 105 Brattle St., Cambridge. 617-876-4491. Sun 4 p.m. Free. Call for information on poetry readings, other activities.

  • 7/3: Poor Richard's Penny. Vocal and instrumental music; 7/10: Synergy Brass Quintet. Music from Bach to Gershwin; 7/24: Mozart's ''The Marriage of Figaro." Jane Struss directs students from Longy School.
  • Longy School Pickman Hall, 27 Garden St., Cambridge. 617-876-0956, ext. 500, Free concerts at 8 p.m. unless noted.

  • 6/12: 4 p.m. Julia Scolnik, flute; Randall Hodgkinson, piano. ''La Flute Fatale": works by Prokofiev, Taffanel, Kuhlau, McKinley, Widor.
  • 6/13: 6 p.m. ''Garden Party Gala" at Symphony hall, 301 Mass. Ave., Boston. $300 to benefit scholarship and outreach programs for children. Dinner, silent auction, concert. Evening honors Elliott Carter, Roman Totenberg.
  • Early Music Institute ''Guillaume Du Fay,"concerts, master classes, lectures. Tapestry, Medieval Strings, and Boston Shawm and Sackbut Ensemble, ensembles-in-residence. $15, students and seniors $10, unless noted. 6/19: ''Song of Songs: Come Into My Garden" with Tapestry. 6/20: ''Unrequited: Guillaume de Machaut and the French Ars Nova" with Liber unUsualis. 6/21: ''La Dolce Vita" with Medieval Strings. 6/23: ''The Intabulated Du Fay," instrumental elaborations of 15th-century song from the Buxheimer Orgelbuch. Free. 6/24: ''Guillaume Du Fay: Resvellies Vous, Arise and Celebrate." 6/25: ''The Exquisite Guillaume Du Fay." Free.
  • International Baroque Institute ''Passions of the Soul," vocal and instrumental music of the 17th and 18th centuries. 7/19: Musica Poetica. $12, students and seniors $7. 7/22: ''Music of the Spheres." Free. 7/23' 1 p.m. ''Gradus ad Parnassum." Free. 7/23: ''Dramma per Musica" with Collegium Atlantis and friends. $12, students and seniors $7. 7/24: Grand Finale, ''Passions of the Soul," faculty and students. Vocal and instrumental intermezzi, orchestra, dance, food and drink. $15, students and seniors $10.
  • New England Conservatory 290 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-585-1122. Free concerts at 8 p.m. unless noted.

  • 6/6: 7:30 p.m. Junior Mass. Youth Wind Ensemble; 6/17: 1 p.m. Renaissonics. $10; 6/20-6/25: Summer Institute for Contemporary Piano Performance (SICPP). Six concerts by Stephen Drury, Jung Hee Shin, John Mark Harris, Frederic Rzewski, Shannon Wettstein, Yukiko Takagi, Callithumpian Consort, Institute students. Works by Rzewski, Cardew, Mumford, Thomas, Stockhausen, Cleary, others; 6/24-6/26: Room 118, St. Botolph Building, 241 St. Botolph St. Boston Bass Bash. 6/24-6/25: 8 p.m. 6/26: 4 and 7 p.m. Faculty and students perform music for double bass; 6/25: 3:15 p.m. Closing concert of Piano Pedagogy Weekend, students perform; 7/14-7/17: 7 p.m. $15. Memory and Society Institute concerts. Performers include Salim Washington, New Life Jazz Ensemble, Nile Ethiopian Folkloric Ensemble, Groupe Spirit with Balla Tounkara; Yelena Neplok and Nigun Chamber Ensemble; 7/15, 7/29: 7:30 p.m. Festival Youth Orchestra; 7/21: 7 p.m. Kodaly Music Institute closing choral concert; 7/31: 5 p.m. Metropolitan Flute Festival Orchestra.
  • Old West Organ Society Old West Church, 131 Cambridge St., Boston. 617-739-1340.

  • 7/12-8/30: Tues 8 p.m. Free, donations welcome. 45-minute organ recitals by local and visiting artists.
  • Saint-Saens's ''Samson et Dalila" NEC's Jordan Hall, 290 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-585-1260.

  • 6/5: 3 p.m. $30-$60. Jeffrey Rink conducts concert performance with Victoria Livengood, Michael Hayes, John Ames, Chorus pro Musica.
  • Summer Early Music Concerts 508-212-6038. 6/21-8/4: $15, students and seniors $10. Vocal and instrumental music presented by ensembles in Society for Historically Informed Performance (SoHIP).

  • Tues: St. Peter's Church, 320 Boston Post Road, Weston; Wed: Ascension Church, 31 County St., Ipswich; Thurs: Lindsey Chapel, Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St., Boston.
  • WCRB Classical at Copley Copley Square Park, Boston; rain location Rabb Hall, Boston Public Library, Copley Square. 781-736-9577. Thurs at noon, June and Sept.

  • 6/9: Hingham Symphony Chamber Players; 6/16: Bob Sullivan, guitar; Deb Charness, flute; 6/23: Back Bay Guitar Trio; 6/30: Mistral, chamber ensemble.

    Boston Landmarks Orchestra See Boston/Cambridge listing above.

    Buzzards Bay Musicfest Fireman Performing Arts Center, Tabor Academy, 235 Front St., Marion. 508-748-1266. Free concerts at 8 p.m. unless noted. Russell Patterson, director.

  • 7/13: 2 p.m. Open rehearsal for families; 7/13: orchestral works by Haydn, Debussy, Brahms, Mozart; 7/14: chamber works by Beethoven, Brahms, Foote, Dohnanyi; 7/16: chamber works by Mozart, Dring, Beethoven, Brahms; 7/17: 2 p.m. Orchestral works by Bach, Weber, Haydn, Prokofiev.
  • Carillon Recitals Free. Hourlong recitals by carillonneurs from US and abroad. Picnics welcome; in case of rain, listen from car. Printed programs at base of tower or on town common; tour of tower follows recital.

  • Cohasset St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 16 Highland Ave. 781-383-1083. 6/26-8/14: Sun 6 p.m. Listen from Cohasset Common or church courtyard.
  • Norwood Town Hall Tower, Washington and Nahatan streets. 781-762-1240. 6/27-8/15: Mon 7 p.m. (except 7/4: 4 p.m.) Listen from municipal parking lot behind Town Hall or from Town Common
  • Gloucester Church of Our Lady of Good Voyage, 142 Prospect St. 978-546-9573. 7/5-7/26: Tues 7 p.m. Listen from church parking lots.
  • Composers Conference and Chamber Music Center Jewett Auditorium, Wellesley College, 106 Central St., Wellesley. 508-276-1011. 8 p.m. Free.

  • 7/27, 7/30, 8/3, 8/6: Chamber works by Conference Fellows, classical repertoire and works by John Aylward, Grace Choi, Nicholas D'Angelo, Murray Gross, Stephen Hoey, Amelia Kaplan, Gustavo Leone, Wes Matthews, Katharine Penland Soper, Jeremy Sagala; 7/26: Concert and conversation with composer Scott Wheeler; 8/4: Concert and conversation with composer Chinary Ung.
  • Concord Band 978-897-9969.

  • Fruitlands Museum Series 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard. 6/23-7/28: Thurs 7:30 p.m. $12 per car. Gates open 6 p.m. for picnickers.
  • Other locations Free. 6/15: 6:45 p.m. Payson Park, Belmont. 7/4: 3 p.m. Picnic in the Park, Emerson Field, Concord. 7/27: 6:30 p.m. Wood Park, Hudson.
  • "Evenings Under the Stars" Jane Carr Amphitheater, South Shore Conservatory, 1 Conservatory Drive, Hingham. 781-749-7565, ext. 14. Discount for advance purchase.

  • Saturday evenings 7 p.m. $25, lawn $15. 7/9: ''Be-Bop Guitars meet Maggie Scott. 7/16: concert performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's ''H.M.S. Pinafore." 7/23: Festival Orchestra, Beethoven program.
  • Sunday mornings 10 a.m., continental breakfast 9:30 a.m. $20. 7/10: ''The Three Little Pigs," musical version by John Davies with music from four Mozart operas. 7/17: Notorious: Eden MacAdam-Somer, fiddle; Larry Unger, banjo and guitar.
  • Gore Place 52 Gore St., Waltham. 781-894-2798. Picnics welcome.

  • ''Midsummer's Eve Concert" Great Hall. 6/22: 7p.m. $20, students and seniors $15, reservations required. Stephen Porter, piano. Works by Schubert-Liszt, Mozart, Schumann, Beethoven. Broadwood & Sons piano, circa 1820.
  • ''Concerts in the Carriage House" Carriage House. 7/6-8/24: Wed 7:30 p.m. $15, students and seniors $12. Chamber concerts by area ensembles.
  • Historical Piano Concerts Community Church, Main and Chapel streets, Ashburnham. 978-827-6232. Concerts feature historical pianos from the Edmund and Patricia Frederick collection. Call for information on piano study center, tours. Sun 4 p.m. $7.50, students free.

  • 6/5: Gayle Martin Henry, piano. Works by Haydn, Clementi, Field, Mendelssohn; 6/12: Richard Shirk, piano. Works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven; 6/19: Elaine Greenfield, piano; Karen Kevra, flute. Works by Mouquet, Blavet, Poulenc, Gaubert, Debussy, Ravel, Moyse, Dutilleux.
  • International Piano Competition for Exceptional Amateurs Ellsworth Theater, Pine Manor College, 400 Heath St., Chesnut Hill. 508-393-6740. Sponsored by Boston Piano Amateurs Association.

  • 6/23-6/26: 1:30-7:30 p.m. $10-$25.
  • Lexington Bicentennial Band Levi Burnell Bandstand, Hastings Park, Mass. Avenue and Worthen Road, Lexington. 978-263-4174; for weather cancellations, 781-862-0500, ext. 707, after 4 p.m.

  • 6/28-8/30: Tues 7:15 p.m. Free. Marches, show tunes, Dixieland, classical arrangements.
  • Lexington Summer Concerts First Parish Church, 7 Harrington Road, Lexington Center. 781-862-8200. One-hour vocal and instrumental chamber concerts, recitals. 6/3-9/30: Fri at noon. Free.

  • 6/3: Esprit de Cor, horn ensemble; 6/10: Carolyn Kingston, soprano; Diana Cole, mezzo; Thomas Stumpf, piano. Songs by Cole Porter, George Gershwin; 6/17: Lexington Sinfonietta Chamber Players. Works by Ravel, Debussy, Mozart; 6/24: Duo Con Anima:Fern Abrams and Joan Garniss, piano. Works by Arensky, Shostakovich.
  • Longwood Opera Christ Episcopal Church, 1132 Highland Ave., Needham. 781-455-0960. J. Scott Brumit, director.

  • ''A Tribute to Kurt Weill" 6/5: 2:30 p.m. $20, seniors $15, students $12, under 11 $10. Selections from Weill shows, staged production of ''Mahagonny Songspiel."
  • Tuesday Series 7/5-8/30: Tues 7:30 p.m. $7, students and seniors $5. Arias, scenes, Broadway nights.
  • Lydian String Quartet Slosberg Recital Hall, Brandeis University, Waltham. 781-736-3400.

  • 6/11: 8 p.m. $20, students and seniors $10 to benefit chamber music festival scholarship fund. Haydn's Quartet in E, op. 17, No. 1; Persichetti's Quartet No. 3; Fruehling's Piano Quintet in F-sharp minor with Janice Weber.
  • Mass. Symphony (formerly Central Mass. Symphony) Worcester. 508-754-1234. Free. Pops concerts. Rain dates one day later.

  • 7/1: 8 p.m. Alton Baggett conducts Independence Holiday Concert with fireworks. Christoforo Columbus Park Shrewsbury Street; 7 p.m. 7/9: Alton Baggett conducts ''Salute to Disney Kids." Institute Park Salisbury Street and Park Avenue. 7/16: Myron Romanul conducts ''Classics to Broadway." Institute Park Salisbury Street and Park Avenue.
  • Masterworks Chorale Summer Sings National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington. 781-235-6210.

  • 6/14-8/16: Tues 8 p.m. $9, students and seniors $8. Museum galleries and cafe open before each sing. Allen Lannom and guests conducts open readings of choral masterworks.
  • Methuen Memorial Music Hall 192 Broadway, Methuen. 978-685-0693. Recitals by local and visiting artists on 1863 Walcker organ.

  • Wednesday Series Through 8/31: Wed 8 p.m. $10, children $5. 6/8: Patricia Snyder. Works by Bach, Messiaen, Weaver, Guilmant, Rossini. 6/15: Thomas Foster. 6/22: Gail Archer. 6/29: Patrick Kabanda; 6/19: 4 p.m. Scholarship Fund Choral Concert $10, students $5. Solstice Singers; 7/4: 3 p.m. $7, under 12 $2. ''Red, White, and Blue Festival," patriotic music with Chandler Noyes, organ.
  • ''Mondays in the Village" Wellesley Village Congregational Church, 2 Central St., Wellesley. 781-235-1988. Mon in June: 8 p.m. Suggested donation $10. Organ recitals by local performers.

  • 6/6: David Carrier; 6/13: John Finney; 6/20: James Busby; 6/27: Nancy Granert.
  • Music at Eden's Edge 978-270-4463. Maria Benotti, director and violinist. 6/14-6/18: ''Spring into Strings," quartets by Beethoven, Brahms. With Eric Rosenblith, violin; Joan Ellersick, viola; Lyn Nowels, cello. 7/5-7/10: ''Summer in the Courts of Delight, Baroque and early Classical works on period instruments. 7/26-7/29: ''Voices of High Summer" with D'Anna Fortunato, mezzo. 8/23-8/28: ''August European Tour in America." 9/20-9/24: ''September Bridging Time."

  • Tues: 6/14, 7/5, 7/26, 8/23, 9/20. 2 p.m. Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. 978-270-4463. Free.
  • Wed: 7/6. 8 p.m. East India Marine Hall, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. 978-745-9500, ext. 3011. $22, students $16.
  • Wed: 7/27, 8/24. 8 p.m. Concert Barn, Castle Hill, 200 Argilla Road, Ipswich. 978-356-7774. $22, music students $16.
  • Fri: 6/17, 7/8, 7/29, 8/26, 9/23. 8:15 p.m. Hammond Castle Museum, 80 Hesperus Ave., Gloucester. 978-283-7673. $20, music students $15.
  • Sat: 6/18, 9/24. 8 p.m. King Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper St., Marblehead. 781-631-2608. $20.
  • Sun: 7/10, 7/31, 8/28. 5 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn, 101 Forest Ave., Swampscott. 978-270-4463. $20, music students $15.
  • Newton Free Library 330 Homer St., Newton Centre. 617-796-1360, www.nHOme Sun 2 p.m. unless noted. Free.

  • 6/5: Kristian Baverstam, clarinet; Sebastian Baverstam, cello; Constantin Finehouse, piano. Works by Brahms, Beethoven, Debussy; 6/19: Shuann Chai, piano; 6/26: Capella Clausura, women's early music vocal ensemble; 7/6: 7 p.m. Aurora Duo, violin/viola and piano.
  • Norwood Sunday Evening Concerts Town Common, Norwood. 781-762-1240.

  • 6/19-9/4: Sun 7 p.m. Free. Bring lawn chairs. Variety of concert bands.
  • Paul Madore Chorale Summer Sings Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, Salem. 781-592-2366.

  • 7/11-8/22: Mon 8 p.m. $7, students and seniors $5. Guests conduct open readings of choral masterworks.
  • Rockport Chamber Music Festival Rockport Art Association, 12 Main St., Rockport. 978-546-8351. Through 6/26: Thurs-Sat 8 p.m. Sun 5 p.m. $20-$30, seniors $19-$28, students $10, under 19 free. Call for information on lectures, prelude suppers.

  • 6/5: Triple Helix. Works by Beethoven, Brahms, Shostakovich; 6/9-6/10: Ronald Thomas, cello; Randall Hodgkinson, piano; Shanghai String Quartet. Complete Beethoven cello sonatas; selections from Yi-wen Jiang's ''Chinasong" (6/9); Barber's String Quartet, op. 11 (6/10); 6/11: Shanghai String Quartet with Marcus Thompson, viola; David Deveau, piano. Works by Haydn, Schumann, Brahms; 6/12: Yehudi Wyner 75th birthday celebration. Wyner, piano; Richard Stoltzman, clarinet; Jean Rife, horn; Bayla Keyes, violin; Marcus Thompson, viola. Works by Mozart, Wyner; 6/16: Garrick Ohlsson, piano. Beethoven program; 6/17: Jaues Thibaud Trio with Anton Kuerti, piano; Edwin Barker, double bass. Works by Herzogenberg, Francaix; Schubert's ''Trout" Quintet; 6/18: Jaues Thibaud Trio with Judith Gordon, piano. Works by Beethoven, Schoenberg, Mozart; 6/19: ''Baroque Blast!" with Dominique Labell, soprano; John Ferrillo, oboe; Jaues Thibaud Trio; Thomas Stephenson, bassoon; 6/23: Atlantic Brass Quintet. ''The Global Brass Band Project"; 6/24: Charles Rosen, piano. Works by Carter, Debussy, Brahms; 6/25: New Century Saxophone Quartet; 6/26: Andres Cardenes, violin; Anne Martindale Williams, cello; David Deveau, piano. Works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Kreisler, Faure, others; Family Concerts Sat 10 a.m. Free. 6/18: pianist Andrew Rangell performs and narrates Poulenc's ''Babar the Elephant." 6/25: Monque Mead, violin. ''Old MacDonald's Violin," influence of folk music on chamber music.
  • Summer Early Music Concerts Ipswich and Weston. See Boston/Cambridge listing above.


    Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival 800-818-0608. Nicholas Kitchen, artistic director.

  • Concerts 8/3-8/19: 8 p.m. Wellfleet, Chatham, Cotuit. $27, seniors $24, students $15, under 19 free. Six chamber programs with guest artists.
  • Gala Mashpee High School, Mashpee. 8/14: 4 p.m. $35-$100. Peter Serkin, piano, and friends. Schoenberg's Opus 11, Mozart's Piano Quartet in E-flat, Beethoven's ''Hammerklavier" Sonata.
  • ''Diving into Music" First Methodist Church, Main Street. Orleans. Thurs 5-7 p.m. $10, under 19 free. Forum on previous week's programs.
  • Music and Film Night Cape Cinema, Rte. 6A, Dennis. 8/15: 7 p.m. $15. Schoenberg's Quartet No. 2 with Elizabeth Keusch, soprano; Borromeo String Quartet. Followed by screening of Stanley Kubrick's ''2001: A Space Odyssey."
  • Cape Symphony Orchestra Pops

  • ''Mashpee Night at the Pops" Mashpee Common. 508-539-2345. 7/30: 7 p.m. $50, lawn free. With Sal Viviano, Broadway vocalist. Fireworks.
  • ''Pops in the Park" Eldredge Park, Orleans. 508-255-1386. 8/27: 7 p.m. $55, lawn $18-$30. With Tracy O'Sullivan, vocalist.
  • ''Pops Goes the Summer" Falmouth Academy, 7 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. 508-548-8500. 9/3: 7 p.m. $40, lawn free. With Broadway vocalists Laurie Gayle Stephenson, Susan Egan, Doug LaBreue. Fireworks.
  • Chappaquiddick Summer Music Festival Chappaquiddick Community Center, Edgartown. 508-627-5514. Thurs 8 p.m. $17, seniors $15.

  • 7/28: Borromeo String Quartet with Emmanuel Feldman, cello; 8/4: Ayn Inserto Quartet with George Garzone, saxophone; 8/11: Andrew Kohji Taylor, violin; Todd Palmer, clarinet; Alexei Romanenko, cello; Judith Gordon, piano; 8/18: Abigail Southard, soprano.
  • Gloriae Dei Artes Foundation Church of the Transfiguration, Community of Jesus, 7 Bay View Drive, Rock Harbor, Orleans. 508-240-2400. $5 discount for seniors, under 19 free.

  • Vaughan Williams's ''The Pilgrim's Progress" 6/5, 6/9-6/10: 8 p.m. $35-$45. Staged production with Gloriae Dei Cantores, Vox Caeli Sinfonia, Stages Theatre Company, Tapestry Dance Company, members of Community of Jesus.
  • Organ Recitals Sun $25. 6/12: 3 p.m. Thomas Murray. 7/24: 3:30 p.m. Anthony Newman. 8/7: 3:30 p.m. Gerre Hancock.
  • Spirit of America Band 508-255-3999. Free-will offering. Field show ''Quest for Honors." 8/12: 8 p.m. Falmouth Academy, 7 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. 8/17: 8 p.m. Eldredge Park, Park Way, Orleans. 8/18: 7 p.m. Mass. Maritime Academy, Buzzard's Bay. 8/19: 8 p.m. Plymouth South high School, Plymouth.
  • Lighthouse Chamber Players Wellfleet Congregational Church, Main Street, Wellfleet. 877-464-9040.

  • 7/22, 8/25, 9/1: 8 p.m. $20, students $10. Performers include Elizabeth Chang and David Niwa, violin; Nardo Poy, viola; Mariko Kaneda, piano.
  • 8/28: Universalist Unitarian Church, Provincetown. Robert White, tenor; Jeffrey Goldberg, piano; and friends. $10.
  • Meeting House Chamber Music Festival Sun in Chatham, Brewster, Wellfleet; Mon at Church of the Holy Spirit, 204 Monument Road at Rte. 28, Orleans. 508-896-3344.

  • 6/26-8/1: 8 p.m. (Chatham 8:15 p.m.) $18, under 18 free. Donald Enos, director and pianist, and guests.
  • ''Music for a Summer's Night" First United Methodist Church, 16 Cross St., Chatham. 508-945-0474, 608-945-0528.

  • 6/26-9/4: Sun 8 p.m. Free-will offering. Classical, folk, Dixieland, big band, jazz.
  • Nantucket Musical Arts Society Nantucket. 508-228-1287.

  • Concerts 7/12-8/16: Tues 8 p.m. First Congregational Church, 62 Centre St. $15, students $7. Recitals, chamber music with guest ensembles.
  • ''Meet the Artists" 7/11-8/15: Mon 8 p.m. Hendrix Hall, unitarian Church, 11 Orange St. Informal gathering with follwing night's performers.
  • Tokyo String Quartet Lillie Auditorium, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole. 508-289-7423.

  • 7/31: 7 p.m. $25-$100. Works by Mozart, Hayashi, Beethoven. Call for information on candlelight dinner.

    Aston Magna Festival Daniel Arts Center, Simon's Rock College, Great Barrington. 413-528-3595, 800-875-7156. Sat 5 p.m. $35, discount for advance purchase and for students and seniors at the door. Daniel Stepner, director and violinist. Concerts on period instruments.

  • 7/2: Sebastian Duron's zarzuela ''Salir el amor del mundo" directed by Richard Savino; 7/9: Bach's ''Art of the Fugue"; 7/16: ''Love Stung by a Bee," French Baroque program; 7/23: English consort songs with Deborah Rentz-Moore, soprano; 7/30: Beethoven program with Robert Levin, piano, and friends; 8/6: Handel program with Sharon Baker, soprano; Jeffrey Gall, countertenor; New York Baroque Dance Company.
  • Bang on a Can Festival Hunter Center, Mass. MoCa, North Adams. 413-662-2111. $22. 7/12-7/31. Call for information on daily recitals, master classes, seminars.

  • 7/23: 8 p.m. Bang on a Can All-Stars. Brian Eno's ''Music for Airports," works by Somei Satoh; 7/30: 4 p.m. Six-hour marathon with guests including Steve Reich.

    Berkshire Choral Festival Concert Shed, Berkshire School, 245 North Undermountain Road, Sheffield. 413-229-1999. Sat 8 p.m., preconcert talk 6:45 p.m. $25-$40. With Springfield Symphony Orchestra.

  • 7/16: Craig Jessop conducts poulenc's ''Gloria," Vaughan Williams's ''Dona Nobis Pacem," Mack Wilberg's ''Four American Folk Hymns"; 7/23: Frank Nemhauser conducts Dvorak's ''Mass in D minor," Stravinsky's ''Symphony of Psalms," Rutter's ''Gloria"; 7/30: Gary Thor Wedow conducts Bach's ''Mass in B minor"; 8/6: Nicholas Cleobury conducts Purcell's ''Come, Ye Sons of Art," Tippett's ''A Child of Our Time"; 8/13: Joseph Colaneri conducts Verdi's ''Four Sacred Pieces," Gabrieli's ''Jubilate Deo" and ''In Ecclesiis," Boito's ''Prologue in Heaven" from ''Mefistofole."
  • Handel's ''Rinaldo" 7/7, 7/9: 8 p.m. and 7/11: 2 p.m. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. 7/13: 8 p.m. Chapin Hall, Williams College, Williamstown. $25-$75. Gary Thor Wedow conducts concert performance with Christine Abraham, Maureen O'Flynn, David Walker, John Cheek, Mary Wilson, Laura Vlasak Nolen
  • Opera Double Bill Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. 7/25, 7/27: 8 p.m. 7/29: 2 p.m. 7/30: 8 p.m. $25-$55. Menotti's ''The Old Maid and the Thief, Ravel's ''L'Heure espagnole" with members of Resident Artist program; two-piano accompaniment.
  • Donizetti's ''L'Elisir d'amore". Koussevitzky Arts Center, Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield. 8/25, 8/27: 8 p.m. 8/29: 2 p.m. 8/31, 9/2: 8 p.m. $25-$75. With Sari Gruber, Troy Cook, Steven Condy, Carolyn Kahl; Sam Helfrich, director; Kathleen Kelly, conductor.
  • Mohawk Trail Concerts Federated Church, Rte. 2, Charlemont. 413-625-9511, 888-682-6873. Open rehearsal Fri 7:30 p.m. $15, students and seniors $12. Concert Sat 8 p.m. $18, students and seniors $15.

  • 7/1-7/2: Carol Wincenc, flute; Margaret Hunter, soprano; Gregory Hayes, harpsichord; MTC Ensemble; 7/8-7/9: Masako Yanagita, violin and viola; Michael Sussman, clarinet; Abba Bogin, piano. Works by Bach, Schumann, Mozart, Bartok; 7/15-7/16: Bolcom & Morris. $15-$22; 7/22-7/23: ENSO String Quartet; 7/29-7/30: ''A Steinhardt Family Fest."
  • Musicorda Summer Music Festival Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley. 413-493-1544. 7/1-8/5.

  • Festival Series Fri 8 p.m., preconcert talks 7:15 p.m. $20, $25; students $10. Chamber concerts by faculty and guests. 7/1: ''Romantic Souvenirs": Brahms's Piano Quartet in G minor, Tchaikovsky's ''Souvenir de Florence." 7/8: ''Duos Among Friends," works by Martinu, Ysaye, Mozart. 7/15: ''American Idyll" with Mark O'Connor, violin, and friends. 7/22: ''French Connections, Baroque and Beyond" with Trio Settecento, Pacifica Quartet. 7/29: ''Feminine Mystique," works by Augusta Read Thomas, Amy Beach, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Fanny Mendelssohn. 8/5: Mozart's Clarinet Quintet, Messiaen's ''Quartet for the End of Time." Young Artist Series Sun 8 p.m. Chapin Auditorium. $7. Wed 4 p.m. Pratt Hall. Free.
  • Sevenars Music Festival The Academy, South Ireland Street and Rte. 112, South Worthington. 413-238-5854. Fri as noted 7 p.m. Sun 4 p.m. $20, students and seniors $18, accompanied teenagers free. Schrade family pianists and guests.

  • 7/8, 7/10: Schrade Family Pianists; 7/15: Jerry Noble, piano; Bob Sparkman, clarinet; 7/17: Rorianne Schrade, piano. 7/24: New York Lyric Chamber Players; 7/31: Eroica Trio; 8/7: Robert Schrade, piano.
  • Stockbridge Chamber Concerts Searles Castle, 389 Main St., Great Barrington. 888-528-7728. 8 p.m. $25, college students $5, under 19 free. Eliszabeth Hagenah, director. Visiting artists, chamber ensembles, members of Boston Symphony Orchestra.

  • 7/12: Mozart's Clarinet Quintet with William Hagenah; Beethoven's String Quartet, op. 125; 7/19: works by Haydn, Saint-Saens, Schumann; 7/25: Young Artist concert; 8/2: Concord Trio. Works by Dvorak, Martucci; 8/8: works by Ravel, Mozart, Poulenc; 8/17: works by Mozart, Robert Baksa.
  • Williamstown Chamber Concerts Clark Art Institute, South Street, Williamstown. 413-458-8273. Tues 8 p.m. $18, students $10, under 13 free. Tues 8 p.m.

  • 8/2: Red Priest. ''Carnival of the Seasons: A Musical Year in Baroque Europe"; 8/9: Vega String Quartet with Ethan Sloane, clarinet. Works by Mozart, Beethoven; 8/16: Amernet String Quartet. New work by Stephen Dankner; quartets by Haydn, Verdi; 8/23: Laredo-Aranovskaya-Shukayev Trio. Works by Prokofiev, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich.
  • Yellow Barn Music Festival Amherst College, Amherst. See Vermont listing.


    Apple Hill Chamber Players Concert Barn, Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, Apple Hill Road, Nelson. 603-847-3371, 800-472-6677. 6/21-8/16: Tues 7:30 p.m. Donation requested; $25 for reserved seating. Apple Hill Chamber Players and guest faculty.

  • 6/21: Beethoven's Quintet for piano and winds, Ravel's Duo for violin and cello, Dvorak's ''Dumky" Trio; 6/28: Elise Kuder, violin; Rupert Thomspon, cello; Jean Schneider, piano. Sonatas by Schubert, Chopin, Kodaly.
  • Monadnock Music 603-924-7610, 800-868-9613. 7/7-8/21. 40th anniversary season.James Bolle, director.

  • Ticketed concerts Peterborough Town House, Grove and Main streets, Peterborough. 8 p.m. unless noted . $21-$32, $2 discount for seniors, students $10. 7/9: New Zealand String Quartet. 7/16: Blue Heron Renaissance Choir. 7/17: 4 p.m. Virginia Eskin, piano. 7/23: 5 and 8 p.m. Double concert by youth Ensembles, Ciompi Quartet with Alan Feinberg, piano. 7/24: Anna Polonsky, piano. 7/30: 5 and 8 p.m. Double concert by Konstantin Lifsschitz. 7/31: 4 p.m. Konstantin Lifschitz. 8/6: James Bolle conducts Beethoven program with Russell Shermna, piano. 8/13: Ole Bohn, violin; So Percussion. 8/20: Susan Narucki, soprano; Alan Feinberg, piano; Curtis Macomber, violin; Gregory Hesselink, cello.
  • Free concerts 15 towns in Monadnock region. Call for schedule.
  • New Hampshire Music Festival Silver Cultural Arts Center, Plymouth State College, Plymouth. 603-279-3300. Paul Polivnick, director.

  • Orchestra Concerts Thurs-Fri 8 p.m. $20-$65, students half price. Pre-concert lectures 7 p.m. 7/7-7/8: Beethoven's ''King Stephen" Overture, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 with Grace Fong, Dvorak's Symphony No. 8. 7/14-7/15: Rossini's Overture to ''The Turk from Italy," Haydn's Symphony No. 104, Brahms's Double Concerto with Colin Jacobsen, violin; Eric Jacobsen, cello. 7/21-7/22: Elgar's ''Serenade for Strings," Piazzolla's ''Four Seasons of Buenos Aires" with Bella Hristova, violin; Beethoven's Symphony No. 5. 7/2807/29: works by J. Strauss, Grieg, Tchaikovsky; Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto with Adrian Anantawan. 8/4-8/5: Bethoven's ''Choral Fantasy" with Francies Renzi, piano; NHMF Symphonic Chorus; Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. 8/11-8/12: Mozart's Overture to ''The Marriage of Figaro," Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 with Alex Slobodyanik, Sibelius's Symphony No. 2; 7/5-8/9: Chamber concerts. Tues 8 p.m. $18, students $9. Concerts by festival members; 7/9, 7/24, 8/13: Pops concerts. 8 p.m. $20-$65, students half price. Michael Krajewski, conductor. 7/29: Children's concert. 10:30 a.m. $6, children $3. Introduction to the orchestra.
  • Opera North Lebanon Opera House, City Hall Building, 51 North Park St., Lebanon. 603-448-0400. $17-$75, matinee $25, under 19 $5, one accompanying adult $5. Louis Burkot, conductor; Ron Luchsinger, director.

  • Puccini's ''Tosca" 8/13, 8/16, 8/19, 8/24, 8/27: 7:30 p.m.; family matinee 8/25: 1 p.m.; Gilbert & Sullivan's ''The Gondoliers" 8/18, 8/20, 8/23, 8/26: 7:30 p.m.
  • Portsmouth Peace Treaty Centennial Concert Series Portsmouth and southern Maine locations. 603-431-0666. 7/10-10/16: Sun 3 p.m. Free. Series presented by Portsmouth Men's Chorus. Local and visiting choruses, chamber groups, and recitalists perform in venues important to 1905 Peace Conference which ended the Russo-Japanese War.

  • 7/10: First Congregational Church, 149 State Road, Eliot, Maine. Seacoast Community Chorus; 7/17: First Congregational Church, 23 Pepperrell Road, Kittery Point, Maine. Kelly Hathorne, flute; Duy Bui, piano; 7/24: North Church, Market Square, Portsmouth. Chorus Boston, Japanese language program. 7/31: The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth. Seacoast Community Chamber Orchestra.
  • Summer Concerts at St. Gaudens Little Studio, St. Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish. on lawn. 603-675-2175

  • 7/3-8/14: Sun 2 p.m. Free with $5 park entrance fee. Chamber concerts.
  • White Mountain Musical Arts: Bach Festival First Church of Christ, Congregational, Pine and Main streets, North Conway, N.H. unless noted. 207-356-2324. Suggested donation $10. Bach programs unless noted.

  • 8/25: 7:30 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, North Conway. Organ recital by Timothy Albrecht. Lecture-recital 11 a.m.; 8/26: 7:30 p.m. Concertos for multiple instruments; English Suite for keyboard; Baroque selections for guitar.; 8/27: 7:30 p.m., concert preview 6 p.m. Telemann's Concerto for Two Oboes and Trumpet, Bach gamba sonata, Purcell's ''Ode for the Birthday of Queen Mary," Handel's Oboe Concerto; 8/28: 10 a.m. Bach service, preservice music 9:30 a.m.; 8/28: 4 p.m. Orchestral Suite No. 1, Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, Cantata BWV 190.

    Bundy Center for the Arts 361 Bundy Road, Waitsfield. 802-496-4781.

  • 7/29: 7:30 p.m. $25. Vermont Mozart Festival ''Gallery Concerti"; 8/6: 8 p.m. $8. Choral Excellence Institute concert; 8/16: 7 p.m. $15. Vermont Young Musician Award concert. Seven finalists, grades 9-12.
  • Craftsbury Chamber Players 800-639-3443. Wed: University of Vermont Recital Hall, Burlington. Thurs: Hardwick Town House, Hardwick. 8 p.m. $18, seniors $17, students $10, under 13 free.

  • 7/13-7/14: works by Rameau, Boccherini, Vivaldi, Pergolesi; 7/20-7/21: works by Schubert, Mozart; premiere of Kenji Bunch's Quintet for tumpet, vioin, cello, marimba, and double bass, 40th anniversary commission; 7/27-7/28: works by Haydn, Ewazen, Mendelssohn; 8/3-8/4: works by Nadia Boulange, Prokofiev, Schumann; 8/10-8/11: works by Lutoslawski, Beethoven, Brahms; 8/17-8/18: works by Bach, Debussy, Mendelssohn; Mini-concerts for Children and Their Friends Free. Wed: 4:30 p.m. Burlington. Thurs: 2 p.m. Hardwick, East Craftsbury, Greensboro.
  • Killington Music Festival Rams Head Lodge, Killington Road, Killington. 802-422-6767 after 6/1.

  • ''Music in the Mountains" 6/26-8/7: Sun 7:30 p.m. $15, $18. Chamber concerts by resident and guest artists. Additional concert 7/27: Weilerstein Duo. ''Prophetic Schumann."
  • Young Artist Concerts 6/23-7/28: Tues and Thurs 7:30 p.m. $7. Also 7/13-7/27: Wed noon. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main St., Rutland. Free.
  • Marlboro Music Persons Auditorium, Marlboro College, Marlboro. 215-569-4690 before 6/15, 802-254-2394 after 6/23.

  • 7/16-8/14: Fri. as noted 8:30 p.m. Sat 8:30 p.m. Sun 2:30 p.m. $15-$30, canopied area $5. Chamber concerts; programs posted several days in advance on website. 8/5: Dining Hall, chamber concert to benefit area organizations. 8/12: Fri chamber concert.
  • Point CounterPoint Chamber Players 802-247-8467. Free. Paul and Margaret Roby, directors. Chamber works for piano and strings.

  • 7/1, 7/26: 7:30 p.m. Salisbury Congregational Church, Salisbury; 7/12, 8/5: 8 p.m. Middlebury College Center for the Performing Arts, Middlebury.
  • Vermont Mozart Festival Burlington and surrounding locations. 802-862-7352.

  • Festival Concerts 7/17-8/6: 8 p.m. Tues-Sun 7 p.m. with some exceptions. $25, special events $30, $32. Gates for outdoor concerts open 2 hours before concert, picnics welcome; rain site decision made 30 minutes before gate opening, announced on local radio stations. 7/17: Shelburne Farms, Shelburne. 6:30 p.m. dressage exhibition, East Lawn. 7:30 p.m. concert, South Porch. Chirstopher Wilkins conducts works by Mozart, Brahms; Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4. Soloists Hamaoe Fujiwara, violin; Jennifer Grim, flute; Sharon Moe, horn.
  • Family Concerts 7/23-8/6: Sat 11 a.m. Vermont Teddy Bear Factory lawn or Shelburne Farms Coachyard, Shelburne. $7, children $5.
  • Vermont Symphony Orchestra 800-876-9293, ext. 10. 7:30 p.m. $20-$29, children $6-$14.50 depending on venue. Anthony Princiotti conducts works by Rossini, Borodin, Mendelssohn, Gershwin, Copland, Lloyd Webber, Loewe; Tchaikovsky's ''1812 Overture." Grounds open early for picnicking.

  • 6/30: Middlebury College Stadium, Middlebury; 7/1: Ascutney Mountain Resort, Ascutney; 7/2: Hildene Meadowlands, Manchester; 7/3: Grafton Ponds, Grafton; 7/4: Shelburne Farms, Shelburne; 7/7: Mountain Top Inn and Resort, Chittendon; 7/8: Quechee Polo Field, Quechee; 7/9: Three Stallion Inn, Randolph; 710: Trapp Family Concert Meadow, Stowe.
  • Warebrook Contemporary Music Festival Irasburg, Newport, Derby Line. 802-754-6335. $10, students and seniors $7, weekend pass $25. Sara Doncaster, director. Works by Ursula Mamlok, Sara Doncaster, William Pfaff, Charles Wuorinen, michael Finnissey, Henry Cowell, Ingolf Dahl, Erik Nielsen, Milton Babbitt, Stefan Wolpe, others.

  • 7/8: Irasburg Town Hall, Irasburg. 6 p.m. reception and art exhibit, 7:30 p.m. concert; 7/9: Goodrich Memorial Library, Newport. Noon: composers' forum. 2:30 p.m.: song recital; 7/9: North Country Union High School, Newport. 6:30 p.m.: preconcert discussion. 7:30 p.m.: concert; 7/10: Irasburg Town Hall. Noon: concert.
  • Yellow Barn Music Festival Putney, and nearby towns; also Amherts, Mass. 802-387-6637, 800-639-3819, ext. 107. 7/8-8/7. $15-$25, under 19 half price. Chamber concerts by faculty and students. Guest artists include Leon Fleisher, piano; Donald Weilerstein, violin; Paul Katz, cello; Roger Tapping, viola; Susan Narucki, soprano; Peabody Trio.

  • Putney: Yellow Barn, off Main Street. Wed and Fri 8 p.m. Sun. 11:30 a.m. Preconcert suppers Fri 6 p.m.
  • Amherst, Mass: Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College. Tues, Thurs, Sat 8 p.m.

    Bar Harbor Music Festival Congregational Church, 29 Mt. Desert St., and other Bar Harbor locations as noted. 212-222-1026, after 7/1 207-288-5744. $20, $25; students $12. Francis Fortier, director and violinist. Fri-Sun 8:15 p.m. with some additions.

  • 7/2: Brass Venture; 7/8: Tchekmazov-Goncharova Duo, cello and piano; 7/10: 4 p.m. Balance Rock Inn 1903, 21 Albert Meadow. Tea concert with Christina Vial, soprano; Ryan Taylor, baritone; Carrie-Ann Matheson, piano; 7/11: 5:30 p.m. St. Saviour's Episcopal Church, 41 Mt. Desert St. Debora Swanger Fortier, pianist and composer; 7/15: Francis Fortier, violin; Christopher Johnson, piano; 7/16: Christopher Johnson, piano; 7/17: Bar Harbor Regency Holiday Inn. Pops concert with Jim Russell and Matthew Surapine, tenors; Sol Bloch, piano. Preconcert dinner 6p.m., $25; 7/21: 5:30 p.m. ''New Composers," forum with Elliott Schwartz, moderator. Free, donations welcome; 7/22: Composers concert with Synchronicity; 7/23: Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage St. Opera Theatre: ''La Boheme"; 7/25: Bar Harbor Regency Holiday Inn. Wolverine Jazz Band. Preconcert dinner 6 p.m., $25.; Festival String Orchestra. Francis Fortier conducts program with Jeffrey Ellenberger, violin; Gerard Reuter, oboe; 7/27: 8 p.m. Blackwoods Campground Amphitheatre, Acadia National Park, Rte. 3, Otter Creek. Free, donations welcome. 7/29: Congregational Church. 7/31: Bar Harbor Regency Holiday Inn. Preconcert dinner 6 p.m., $25.
  • Bay Chamber Concerts 207-236-2823, 888-707-2770. 8 p.m. $24, $30; students half price, under $5. Performers include St. Lawrence and Vermeer quartets, principal players from US orchestras, Mark O'Connor, Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble.

  • Strand Series Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. Wed 7/6, 7/20, 7/27, 8/10, 8/24. Chamber concerts, jazz.
  • Rockport Series Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St., Rockport. Thurs 7/7-8/25 and Fri. 7/29-8/26. Pre-concert talks 7 p.m. Chamber concerts, different program each night.
  • Family Festival Series Rockport Opera House. $15, students free. 7/15: Robert Kamilow tih St. Lawrence String Quartet. ''What Makes It Great?" Dvorak's American Quartet. 8/12: Young Musical Stars of Maine.<
  • Bowdoin Summer Music Festival Brunswick. 207-373-1400, after 6/13 207-725-3895. 6/29-8/5. Lewis Kaplan, director.

  • MusicFest, Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School, Maquoit Road. Fri: 8 p.m. $25. Chamber concerts by faculty, guests.
  • "Upbeat!" Series, Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School, Maquoit Road. Wed: 7:30 p.m. $20, students $5. Chamber concerts by resident and guest artists.
  • Student Concerts, Kresge Auditorium, Bowdoin College campus. 7:30 p.m. Call for dates. Suggested donation $5.
  • Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music, Kresge Auditorium, Bowdoin College campus. 7/28, 7/30, 7/31: 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation $10. Works by resident composers, 20th-century masters, students.
  • Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival Kneisel Hall, Pleasant Street, Blue Hill. 207-374-2203. 6/24-8/28. Seymour Lipkin, director.

  • Chamber Concerts Fri: 8:15 p.m. Sun: 4 p.m. $20, $30; tent seating $10.
  • Young Artist Concerts 7/16, 7/18, 8/11, 8/13: 2 and 7:30 p.m. $10.
  • Children's Concerts Blue Hill Library. 7/6-8/10: Wed 3:30 p.m. Free.
  • Kneisel@Woodlawn Woodlawn Museum, Ellsworth. 7/1-8/12: 12:30 p.m. Free.
  • Kotzschmar Organ Concerts Merrill Auditorium, Portland City Hall, 389 Congress St., Portland. 207-883-9525. 6/14-7/19, 8/2-8/30: Tues. 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation $10. Classical and pops concerts by visiting artists.

  • 6/14: Ray Cornils, Kotzschmar Festival Brass.<
  • Machias Bay Chamber Concerts Centre Street Congregational Church, Centre Street, Machias. 207-255-3889. 7/5-8/9: Tues 7:30 p.m. $12, students $6, under 13 free. Recitals and chamber concerts by artists from area festivals.

    Mt. Desert Festival of Chamber Music Neighborhood House, Main Street, Northeast Harbor. 207-276-3988. 7/19-8/16: Tues 8:15 p.m. $20, students $10. Todd Crow, director and pianist; Brentano, Miami, and Borromeo string quartets; Zephyros Wind Quintet; other guests.

    Opera House Arts Opera House, School and Main streets, Stonington. 207-367-2788. 7/8-7/10: 7 p.m. 7/8 benefit tickets$30; 7/9-7/10: $15-$8, students free. ''The Singing Bridge: A Downeast Chamber Opera," music by Anna Dembska, libretto by Beatrix Gates.

    Portland Chamber Music Festival Ludke Auditorium, Westbrook College, University of New England, Stevens Avenue, Portland. 800-320-0257. Thurs and Sat 8 p.m. $20, under 22 free, tickets required. Jennifer Elowitch and Dena Levine, directors.

  • 8/18: works by Rossini, Elliott Schwatrz, Tchaikovsky; 8/20: works by Beethoven, David Horne, Dvorak; 8/25: works by Bach, Berio, Mendelssohn; 8/27: works by Mozart, Amy Beach, Brahms; Family Concerts Children's Museum of Maine, Free Street, Portland. 8/21: 12:30 and 2 p.m. Free.
  • Portland Symphony Orchestra 207-842-0800. 7:30 p.m., gates open 5:30 p.m. for picnicking. $22, seniors $20, students $18; $4 discount for advance purchase. Toshiyuki Shimada conducts "Independence Pops" including works by Sousa, Copland, Ward; Armed Forces medley; Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture"; fireworks.

  • 6/30: Old Orchard Beach. 207-934-2024; 7/1: Highland Green, Topsham; 7/2: Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth; 7/3: Shawnee Peak, Bridgton.
  • PortOpera 207-842-0800.

  • Bizet's ''Carmen" Merrill Auditorium, Portland City Hall, 389 Congress St., Portland. 7/27, 7/29: 7:30 p.m. 7/31: 2 p.m. $18-$100. Dona Vaughn, director; Stephen Lord, conductor.
  • Bizet's ''Dr. Miracle" Maine Emerging Artists production. Ellen Chickering, director. $10-$15 depending on location. 6/26: 2 p.m. Jewett Hall, University of Maine, Augusts. 207-621-3551. 6/29: 7:30 p.m. Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. 207-879-7678. 7/6: 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Theatre, Damariscotta. 207-563-3424.
  • Main Emerging Artists Concerts 7:30 p.m. $8-$12 depending on locations. 7/1: Opera House, Boothbay Harbor. 207-633-5159. 7/8: Olin Arts Center, Bates College, Lewiston. 207-879-7678. 7/10: The Temple, Ocean Park. 207-934-9068.
  • Portsmouth Peace Treaty Centennial Concert Series Portsmouth and southern Maine locations. See New Hampshire listing above.

    Saco River Festival Cornish Elementary School, School Street, Cornish. 207-625-7116. 7 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. $15, under 19 $7.50.

  • 7/2: Frank Glazer, piano; 7/10: Nordic Trio; 7/22: Ives Quartet with Frank Glazer, piano; 7/31: Arcadian Winds; 8/6: Scott Woolweaver, violin, and friends.
  • Salt Bay Chamberfest Darrows Barn, Round Top Center for the Arts, Business Rte. 1, Damariscotta. 207-522-3749. 8 p.m., preconcert lecture 7 p.m. $20, under 18 free. Wilhelmina Smith, director and cellist. Performers include Brentano String quartet, principal players from US orchestras, mezzo Theodora Hanslowe.

  • 8/16: works by Kevin Volans, Ravel, Faure; 8/19: works by Richard Danielpour, Brahms, Shostakovich; 8/23: octets by Hindemith, Schubert; 8/26: works by Rossini, Berio, Boccherini, Mendelssohn.
  • Sebago-Long Lake Chamber Music Festival Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. 207-583-6747 after 6/15.

  • Tuesday Series 7/12-8/9: 8 p.m. $20, students $10. Laurie Kennedy, director and violist.
  • Music for Kids, ''The Magic Flute." 7/25: 1 p.m. Oxford Hills High School, South Paris. $2, $4. 7/27: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Deertrees Theatre. $4, $5.
  • Chebeague Island Concerts, Chebeauge Island Hall. 8/10: 7 p.m. Chamber Concert. 8/11: 10 a.m. ''Music for Kids."

    Kingston Chamber Music Festival Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, University of Rhode Island, Upper College Road, Kingston. 401-789-0665. 7/19, 7/21, 7/23, 7/25, 7/27, 7/29: 8 p.m. $15. David Kim, director and violinist. Guests include principal players from US and European orchestras.

    Newport Baroque Orchestra St. Mary's Church, 19 William St., Newport. 401-855-0687. www.newportbaroque,org

  • 6/10: 7:30 p.m. $20. Paul Cienniwa conducts Bach program: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, orchestral Suite No. 2, Violin Concerto in E, Concerto for Two Harpsichords in C.
  • Newport Music Festival Mansions and other venues, Newport. 401-849-0700. 7/8-7/24: minimum three concerts daily, 11 a.m., 4 and 9 p.m., with some exceptions; also twilight and midnight series. $35, evenings $40, with some exceptions. Season includes "Composers Series" 19 afternoon concerts comprising complete piano and chamber music of Debussy with selected chamber works by Haydn.

  • 7/8: 11 a.m., The Elms, ''Ardors of a Lost Rake: Seductive Pyrotechnics of Don Giovanni and Faust." 4 p.m., Wakehurst Tent, Composers Series. 9 p.m., The Breakers, Hector Olivera, organ; 7/9: 11 a.m., The Elms, ''Some Like It Hot," Latin salsa. 4 p.m., Wakehurst Tent, Composers Series. 9 p.m., The Breakers, Marc LaForet, piano. Chopin program.
  • Trinity Church Honyman Hall, 1 Queen Anne Square, Newport. 401-846-0660. Thurs 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation $10 to benefit music fund.

  • 6/16: Annegret Klaua, violin; Margaret Cheng Tuttle, piano; 6/30: Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord; 7/7: Susan Chrzanowski, soprano; David Chrzanowski, piano; 7/14: The Follen Angels, cabaret.
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