Calendar

November 23

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
1:30 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

November 24

Boston Early Music Festival
Caccini: Alcina
Shannon Mercer, Colin Balzer, Kelsey Lauritano
Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, directors
8 p.m. Jordan Hall

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
8 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

November 25

Boston Early Music Festival
Caccini: Alcina
Shannon Mercer, Colin Balzer, Kelsey Lauritano
Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, directors
3 p.m. Jordan Hall

Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Benjamin Zander, conductor
Anna Fedorova, pianist
Weber: Overture to Euryanthe
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10
3 p.m. Symphony Hall
bostonphil.org

King’s Chapel Concert Series
Heinrich Christensen, organist
Organ toccatas by Bach, Frescobaldi, Pachelbel, and Widor
5 p.m. King’ Chapel

Collage New Music
Rebecca Printz, mezzo-soprano
Omiccioli: push/pull
Harbison: Die Kurze
Wagner: Wick
Mumford: a garden of flourishing paths
Harbison: The Seven Ages
8 p.m. Pickman Hall

November 27

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
8 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

November 29

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Carolyn Sampson, soprano
Christine Rice, mezzo-soprano
Sebastian Kohlhepp, tenor
André Schuen, baritone
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Bach: Christmas Oratorio
7:30 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

November 30

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Carolyn Sampson, soprano
Christine Rice, mezzo-soprano
Sebastian Kohlhepp, tenor
André Schuen, baritone
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Bach: Christmas Oratorio
1:30 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Handel and Haydn Society
Bernard Labadie, conductor
Lucy Crowe, soprano
Iestyn Davies, countertenor
James Gilchrist, tenor
Philippe Sly, bass-baritone
Handel: Messiah
7:30 p.m. Symphony Hall

Boston Cecilia
George Case, conductor
MacMillan: O Radiant Dawn
Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna
Gjeilo: Serenity
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Whitacre: Hope, Faith, Life, Love
8 p.m. Church of the Advent, Boston
bostoncecilia.org;617-232-4540

Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Gil Rose, conductor
Jennifer Koh, violinist
David Russell, cellist
Surinach: Acrobats of God
Iyer: Trouble
Foss: Cello Concerto
Aucoin: Evidence
8 p.m. Jordan Hall

Salem Classical
Sharan Leventhal, violinist
Jonathan Miller, cellist
Randall Hodgkinson, pianist
Schubert: Piano Trio, D. 898
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1
Weir: “O Viridissima” (North American premiere)
8 p.m. Hamilton Hall, Salem

December 1

Gardner Museum
A Far Cry
Bernstein: “Benediction” from Concerto for Orchestra
Moravec: Morph
Montgomery: Source Code
Bacewicz: Concerto for String Orchestra
Grieg: String Quartet, Op. 27
3 p.m. Calderwood Hall

Handel and Haydn Society
Bernard Labadie, conductor
Lucy Crowe, soprano
Iestyn Davies, countertenor
James Gilchrist, tenor
Philippe Sly, bass-baritone
Handel: Messiah
3 p.m. Symphony Hall

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Carolyn Sampson, soprano
Christine Rice, mezzo-soprano
Sebastian Kohlhepp, tenor
André Schuen, baritone
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Bach: Christmas Oratorio
7:30 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Longwood Symphony Orchestra
Ronald Feldman, conductor
SooBeen Lee, violinist
Higdon: blue cathedral
Debussy: “Nuages” and “Fêtes” from Nocturnes
Debussy: Iberia and “Les parfums de la nuit” from Images
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
8 p.m. Jordan Hall

Music Worcester
The Worcester Chorus
Chris Shepard, conductor
Bach: Magnificat
Bach: Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern
Bach: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen
8 p.m. Mechanics Hall

December 2

Boston Cecilia
George Case, conductor
MacMillan: O Radiant Dawn
Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna
Gjeilo: Serenity
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Whitacre: Hope, Faith, Life, Love
3 p.m. All Saints Parish, Brookline
bostoncecilia.org;617-232-4540

Handel and Haydn Society
Bernard Labadie, conductor
Lucy Crowe, soprano
Iestyn Davies, countertenor
James Gilchrist, tenor
Philippe Sly, bass-baritone
Handel: Messiah
3 p.m. Symphony Hall

December 1

Gardner Museum
A Far Cry
David Kravitz, baritone
Bernstein: Benediction from Concerto for Orchestra
Moravec: Morph
Montgomery: Source Code
Bacewicz: Concerto for String Orchestra
Grieg/Popper-Keizer: String Quartet, Op. 27
3 p.m. Calderwood Hall

Handel and Haydn Society
Bernard Labadie, conductor
Lucy Crowe, soprano
Iestyn Davies, countertenor
James Gilchrist, tenor
Philippe Sly, bass-baritone
Handel: Messiah
3 p.m. Symphony Hall

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Carolyn Sampson, soprano
Christine Rice, mezzo-soprano
Sebastian Kohlhepp, tenor
André Schuen, baritone
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Bach: Christmas Oratorio
7:30 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Chameleon Arts Ensemble
James Demler, narrator
Stravinsky: Concertino
Tower: Petroushskates
Saint-Saëns: Septet
Stravinsky: L’Histoire du Soldat
8 p.m. First Church in Boston

Longwood Symphony Orchestra
Ronald Feldman, conductor
SooBeen Lee, violinist
Higdon: blue cathedral
Debussy: “Nuages” and Fêtes” from Nocturnes
Debussy: “Iberia” and “Les parfums de la nuit” from Images
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
8 p.m. Jordan Hall

Music Worcester
The Worcester Chorus
Chris Shepard, conductor
Susan Consoli, soprano
Krista River, mezzo-soprano
Charles Blandy, tenor
Stephen Barnicle, bass
Bach: Magnificat
Bach: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
Bach: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen
8 p.m. Mechanics Hall

December 2

Gardner Museum
A Far Cry
David Kravitz, baritone
Bernstein: Benediction from Concerto for Orchestra
Moravec: Morph
Montgomery: Source Code
Bacewicz: Concerto for String Orchestra
Grieg/Popper-Keizer: String Quartet, Op. 27
1:30 p.m. Calderwood Hall

Boston Cecilia
George Case, conductor
MacMillan: O Radiant Dawn
Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna
Gjeilo: Serenity
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Whitacre: Hope, Faith, Life, Love
3 p.m. All Saints Parish, Brookline
bostoncecilia.org; 617-232-4540

Celebrity Series
Orion Weiss, pianist
Rob Kapilow, presenter
“What Makes it Great: Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 23”
3 p.m. Jordan Hall
celebrityseries.org; 617-482-6661

Handel and Haydn Society
Bernard Labadie, conductor
Lucy Crowe, soprano
Iestyn Davies, countertenor
James Gilchrist, tenor
Philippe Sly, bass-baritone
Handel: Messiah
3 p.m. Symphony Hall

New England Philharmonic
Richard Pittman, conductor
Luke Henderson, violinist
Boston City Singers
Joyce Kulhawik, narrator
Copland: “Prairie Night” and “Celebration” from Billy the Kid
Vores: Big Bad Wolf
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Hoffer: Little Red Riding Hood (world premiere)
3 p.m. Tsai Performance Center
nephilharmonic.org

Chameleon Arts Ensemble
James Demler, narrator
Stravinsky: Concertino
Tower: Petroushskates
Saint-Saëns: Septet
Stravinsky: L’Histoire du Soldat
4 p.m. First Church in Boston

December 5

Boston Pops
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Laura Osnes, guest
“A Company Christmas at Pops”
8 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Celebrity Series
Dover Quartet
Tchaikovsky: Quartet No. 3
Bates: From Amber Frozen
Dvorák: Quartet, Op. 105
8 p.m. Pickman Hall
celebrityseries.org; 617-482-6661

December 6

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
8 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

December 7

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
4 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Boston Baroque
Martin Pearlman, conductor
Layla Claire, soprano
Eric Jurenas, countertenor
Norman Shankle, tenor
Nathan Stark, bass-baritone
Handel: Messiah
7:30 p.m. Jordan Hall

Boston Camerata
Anne Azéma, director
“Puer Natus Est: A Medieval Christmas”
8 p.m. Hancock United Church of Christ, Lexington

Boston Early Music Festival
The Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips, director
“A Renaissance Christmas: Music of Palestrina, Byrd, and others”
8 p.m. St. Paul Church, Cambridge

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
8 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Cantata Singers
David Hoose, conductor
Handl: Mirabile mysterium
Schütz: Dulcissime et benignissime Christe
Gabrieli: O magnum mysterium
Buxtehude: In dulci jubilo
Buxtehude: Das neugeborne Kindelein
Byrd: Vidimus stellam
Byrd: Out of the Orient Crystal Skies
Byrd: Hodie beata Virgo
Byrd: Surge, illuminare, Jerusalem
Purcell: O Sing Unto the Lord
Parsons: Ave Maria
8 p.m. First Lutheran Church, Boston

December 8

Boston Pops
Boston Symphony Children’s Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops Kids Matinee
11 a.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
3 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Boston Baroque
Martin Pearlman, conductor
Layla Claire, soprano
Eric Jurenas, countertenor
Norman Shankle, tenor
Nathan Stark, bass-baritone
Handel: Messiah
7:30 p.m. Jordan Hall

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
James Burton, conductor
Holiday Pops
7:30 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Equilibrium Ensemble
Williams: Rock Steady
Hughes: Two-Faced
Jolley: How to be a Deep Thinker in Los Angeles
Myers: SKIN
Noonan: Massabesic
Lee: Talking To The Moon
VanHassel: Incite
7:30 p.m. Inner Space, Brookline

Boston Camerata
Anne Azéma, director
“Puer Natus Est: A Medieval Christmas”
8 p.m. First Religious Society UU, Newburyport

December 9

Boston Pops
Boston Symphony Children’s Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops Kids Matinee
11 a.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Gardner Museum
Handel and Haydn Society
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (complete)
1:30 p.m. Calderwood Hall

Boston Camerata
Anne Azéma, director
“Puer Natus Est: A Medieval Christmas”
3 p.m. Old South Church Gordon Chapel, Boston

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
3 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Cantata Singers
David Hoose, conductor
Handl: Mirabile mysterium
Schütz: Dulcissime et benignissime Christe
Gabrieli: O magnum mysterium
Buxtehude: In dulci jubilo
Buxtehude: Das neugeborne Kindelein
Byrd: Vidimus stellam
Byrd: Out of the Orient Crystal Skies
Byrd: Hodie beata Virgo
Byrd: Surge, illuminare, Jerusalem
Purcell: O Sing Unto the Lord
Parsons: Ave Maria
3 p.m. First Lutheran Church, Boston

Rockport Music
Adrianne Pieczonka, soprano
Brian Zeger, pianist
Schubert: Winterreise
3 p.m. Shalin Liu Performance Center

Salem Classical
Raha Duo
Ziporyn: Two Scenes from Shadowbang (world premiere)
Shostakovich: Impromptu, Op. 34
3 p.m. 10 Chestnut Street, Salem

Trinity Church Choirs
Handel: Messiah
Bach: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
Corelli: Christmas Concerto
3 p.m. Trinity Church, Boston

Boston Camerata
Anne Azéma, director
“Puer Natus Est: A Medieval Christmas”
5 p.m. Old South Church Gordon Chapel, Boston

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
7:30 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

December 11

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
8 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Ludovico Ensemble
Gubaidulina: Quasi Hoquetus
Hersant: * Duos for Viola and Bassoon
Salkind-Pearl: a human textile pattern to stop you for yawning
8 p.m. St. Paul’s Church, Brookline

December 12

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
4 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
8 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

December 13

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
4 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Handel and Haydn Society
Ian Watson, director
Amanda Forsythe, soprano
Aisslinn Nosky, violinist
Graupner: Overture in D major
Dall’Abaco: Sinfonia in D major
Vivaldi: “Winter” from The Four Seasons
Bach: Cantata 51
Corelli: Christmas Concerto
Scarlatti: Cantata pastorale per le nativitá di nostro Signore Gesu Cristo
7:30 pm. Jordan Hall

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
8 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

December 14

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
4 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Renaissance Men
“A Very RenMen Holiday Concert”
7 p.m. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Newton

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
8 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Chorus pro Musica
Jamie Kirsch, director
“Candlelight Christmas at Old South”
8 p.m. Old South Church

December 15

Boston Pops
Boston Symphony Children’s Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops Kids Matinee
11 a.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
3 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Gardner Museum
Code Listen 3.0
Program protesting gun violence
4:30 p.m. Calderwood Hall

Musica Sacra
Mary Beekman, conductor
Charpentier: Messe de Minuit
Durante: Magnificat
Schütz: Motets
7 p.m. First Church, Congregational, Cambridge

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
James Burton, conductor
Holiday Pops
7:30 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Boston Early Music Festival
Ensemble Correspondances
Sébastien Daucé, director
“Pastorale de Noël: Christmas Motets and Advent Antiphons”
8 p.m. St. Paul Church, Cambridge

December 16

Boston Pops
Boston Symphony Children’s Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops Kids Matinee
11 a.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
James Burton, conductor
Holiday Pops
3 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms Society
Steven Lipsitt, conductor
VOICES Boston
The Apollo Club
Beethoven: excerpts from Septet
Beethoven: excerpts from Octet
Seasonal Music
3 p.m. Converse Hall

Handel and Haydn Society
Ian Watson, director
Amanda Forsythe, soprano
Aisslinn Nosky, violinist
Graupner: Overture in D major
Dall’Abaco: Sinfonia in D major
Vivaldi: “Winter” from The Four Seasons
Bach: Cantata 51
Corelli: Christmas Concerto
Scarlatti: Cantata pastorale per le nativitá di nostro Signore Gesu Cristo
3 pm. Jordan Hall

Boston Camerata
Anne Azéma, director
“Gloria! An Italian Christmas”
4 p.m. United Parish, Brookline

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
7:30 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

December 17

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
4 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Boston Camerata
Anne Azéma, director
“Gloria! An Italian Christmas”
8 p.m. First Church in Cambridge

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
8 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

December 18

Boston Pops
Boston Symphony Children’s Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops Kids Matinee
4:30 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
8 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

December 19

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
4 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
8 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

December 20

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
4 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Back Bay Chorale
Scott Allen Jarrett, conductor
“A Boston Christmas”
7:30 p.m. Old South Church

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
8 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

December 21

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
4 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Blue Heron
Scott Metcalfe, director
“Christmas in 15th-Century France and Burgundy”
8 p.m. First Church, Congregational, Cambridge

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
8 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

December 22

Boston Pops
Boston Symphony Children’s Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops Kids Matinee
11 a.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Blue Heron
Scott Metcalfe, director
“Christmas in 15th-Century France and Burgundy”
2:30 p.m. First Church, Congregational, Cambridge

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
3 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Back Bay Chorale
Scott Allen Jarrett, conductor
“A Boston Christmas”
4 p.m. Old South Church

Seraphim Singers
Jennifer Lester, director
Christmas Concert: Program TBA
4 p.m. Church of Our Savior, Brookline

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
7:30 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Blue Heron
Scott Metcalfe, director
“Christmas in 15th-Century France and Burgundy”
8 p.m. First Church, Congregational, Cambridge

December 23

Boston Pops
Boston Symphony Children’s Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops Kids Matinee
11 a.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
3 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
7:30 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

December 24

Boston Pops
Boston Symphony Children’s Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops Kids Matinee
11 a.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Boston Pops
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Holiday Pops
3 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

December 29

Boston Pops
Wellesley High School Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
“Home Alone in Concert”
3 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

Boston Pops
Wellesley High School Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
“Home Alone in Concert”
7:30 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

December 30

Boston Pops
Wellesley High School Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor
“Home Alone in Concert”
3 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

December 31

Boston Baroque
Martin Pearlman, conductor
Christina Day Martinson, violinist
Vivaldi: Violin Concerto
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
8 p.m. Sanders Theatre

Boston Pops
Keith Lockhart
Seth MacFarlane, guest
“New Year’s Eve with Seth MacFarlane”
10 p.m. Symphony Hall
bso.org; 888-266-1200

January 1, 2019

Boston Baroque
Martin Pearlman, conductor
Christina Day Martinson, violinist
Vivaldi: Violin Concerto
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
3 p.m. Sanders Theatre