There is great music coming up in the Boston area, including free events, concerts with people we know, and opportunities to support an innovative, world-changing ensemble.

Saturday, March 30, 12 noon

Boston Symphony Orchestra “Rule No. 1: Always Take the Scenic Route” Kids under 18 are FREE (limit 4 per family) – order at 888.266.1200 This program demonstrates the many ways composers use music and the voice of the orchestra to remind us that in addition to things we want to achieve, there are also many things we need to observe and behold.

Saturday, March 30, 8:00 – 10:00 pm

Cappella Clausura, Amy LeClair, artistic director, will perform for the first time in Boston the 3 cantatas of Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. Fanny Mendelssohn, sister of Felix, was not allowed by her family to be a professional musician. As many women who are obstructed by social structures do, she persisted and found ways to make music in her home. Cappella Clausura brings you all three of her amazing cantatas, only recently discovered and published in the 1990’s, which she wrote in 1831. That was the year she gave birth to her first child.

There will be a pre-concert lecture by Dr. Claire Fontijn a half-hour prior to concerts. Come early and learn all about Fanny Mendelssohn! There will be a post-concert reception following the performance. Please join us! Tickets: $40/Adults, $35/Seniors, $25/Students. Early bird tickets (pre-purchase below by March 28th): $35/Adults, $30/Seniors, $20/Students

Sunday, March 31, 2;00 – 4:30 pm

Bach’s Choral Legacy: A Workshop with Ryan Turner Ryan Turner, Artistic ch 31, 2Director of Emmanuel Music, will lead a sing-through of select J.S. Bach chorales and choral works by those he influenced, including Mendelssohn. Open to singers of all abilities.

Advance registration is strongly encouraged; however, cash payments will be accepted at the door:

Saturday April 13, 8:00 – 9:30 pm

The Nashoba Valley Chorale, Anne Watson Born, Music Director, presents its spring concert, “An Unexpected Calm,” on Saturday April 13, 8:00 pm at Littleton High School (56 King St., Littleton, MA) The group will sing Bach’s joyful song of praise, Singet den Herrn and will also perform Gabriel Fauré’s transcendent Requiem, with Nicole Burke and Ryne Cherry, soloists. Ms. Burke will also perform Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate. Members of the Orchestra at Indian Hill will accompany. Tickets are available on our website, $25 in advance; $30 at the door; $20 seniors.

Sunday, April 28, 6:00-9:00 pm

Open Rehearsal with Eureka Ensemble: Experience your Eureka Moment!

Church of the Covenant Leading up to Eureka’s performance of “Through Struggle to the Stars” on May 4, you are invited to attend an open rehearsal, where you can take a deep dive into the orchestral experience, sing with the orchestra, learn about how a concert is put together, and even how to conduct! FREE RSVP NOW strategic.”                                      -Anne Watson Born