Events

Sep
22
Tue
The Story Behind Her Success feat. Award-winning Investigative Journalist Michele McPhee
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

McPhee pictureBoston Women in Media & Entertainment is proud to announce the next installment in our signature series The Story Behind Her Success.

This time we’ll shine the spotlight on Michele McPhee, BWME member, award winning columnist, best selling author, journalist and host of The Michele McPhee Show heard afternoons from 3-6 on 1510 WMEX.

BWME Co-founder & President Candy O’Terry will interview Michele at the Lenox Hotel on Tuesday, September 22 from 6:30-8:30. The location of the hotel…just feet from the Boston Marathon finish line is the perfect setting for Michele to detail what she discovered while covering the Boston Marathon Bombing in her upcoming book Maximum Harm, that takes an investigative look at Boston Marathon attack. The book is scheduled for release by ForeEdge books in 2016. The two will also discuss Michele’s career path that began with a 6 month college internship at the Boston Globe to award winning investigative journalist and radio host.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. This is a free event for BWME members only, but please reserve by clicking on green button.
Non-members $25

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit The Martin Richard Foundation, founded in honor of 8 year old Martin from Dorchester, killed at the Boston Marathon finish line in 2013.

Presented by BWME and the Lenox Hotel.
Network with women working in Boston’s arts and media industry. Cash bar.

Sep
25
Fri
SeptemberFEST: Kick off to Longy School of Music’s Centennial Celebration
Sep 25 – Sep 27 all-day
SeptemberFEST: Kick off to Longy School of Music's Centennial Celebration @ Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Longy School of Music of Bard College
Kicks Off Year-Long Centennial Celebration with
SeptemberFEST: Honoring the Past, Illuminating the Future
September 25 – 27, 2015

The weekend includes an homage to Longy’s founding year, 1915, featuring music and film from that year; and a prelude concert of works commemorating milestones in Longy’s history.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. │ On September 25 – 27, the Longy School of Music of Bard College will kick off its year-long centennial celebrations with SeptemberFEST: Honoring the Past, Illuminating the Future September 25 – 28, at Edward M. Pickman Hall on Longy’s Cambridge Campus and at Harvard University’s Science Center Plaza. Throughout the 2015-16 academic year Longy will present more than 100 events in honor of 100 years as a bold conservatory with a social imperative of preparing musicians to make a difference in the world on both their Cambridge and Los Angeles Campuses.

All SeptemberFEST events are free and open to the public and will showcase music inspired by Longy’s 100 years at the forefront of rigorous musical instruction, and the vision of its founder, Georges Longy. Mssr. Longy, an eminent musician who was principal oboist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra for nearly three decades, opened the Longy School of Music in 1915 to provide a new and innovative model for comprehensive training in musicianship and performance in the Boston area. See below for full schedule or click here.
Longy’s faculty, students, alumni and special guests from around the world will be featured throughout the year, highlights include: world premieres of new works by emerging composers performed by the Longy Conservatory Orchestra and Longy’s Sistema Side by Side Orchestra; the 3rd Annual Side By Side Gala, the premieres of work from the winning entries from Longy’s call for 100-second scores; the debut of a new Longy in the City concert series that will place students and faculty in popular and non-traditional venues throughout the Greater Boston area. The festivities will be punctuated by dynamic showcases connecting progressive trends in music from the past 100 years to today’s ever-evolving fields of music performance and teaching artistry. For regular updates on the full list of centennial activities, visit longy.edu/Longy100.
Septemberfest 2015: Honoring the Past, Illuminating the Future
All concerts are free and open to the public. Tickets are required and obtained at longy.edu

Friday, September 25
1915: Paris & Boston | 8:00 p.m.
Edward M. Pickman Hall
Works by Fauré, Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Loeffler, and Georges Longy
Pre-concert talk: Musical luminaries of Boston in 1915

Saturday, September 26
Celebrating Longy | 1:00 p.m.
Edward M. Pickman Hall
Works commemorating Longy’s 10th, 70th, and 100th anniversaries by Brust, Read, Hill, Platt, and Jordan Chase (MM ’16)

1915 in Popular Music and Film | 3:00 p.m.
Edward M. Pickman Hall
Revue of popular songs by Opera at Longy followed by The Tramp (Dir. Charlie Chaplin) with live improvised accompaniment by Longy faculty artists

An Evening in Paris & Boston | 8:00 p.m.
Edward M. Pickman Hall
Works by Debussy, MacDowell, Beach, Ravel, Foote, and Moszkowski
Panel discussion: A French school in Boston

Sunday, September 27
Opera at Longy: Popular Songs & Cabaret | 4:00 p.m.
Harvard’s Science Center Plaza
An afternoon of popular songs and cabaret by Opera at Longy
Presented by Longy, Harvard University, and the City of Cambridge

Oct
3
Sat
Emmanuel Music Presents Bach Rearranged
Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Emmanuel Music Presents Bach Rearranged @ Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall | Cambridge | Massachusetts | United States

In Emmanuel Music’s first evening concert of the 2015-16 season, Bach Rearranged, the acclaimed orchestra and chorus under the direction of Ryan Turner, show how Bach himself, Stravinsky, and the Swingle Singers took off on Bach’s works.

BACH Orchestral Suite No. 2, BWV 1067
BACH Concerto for Three Violins, BWV 1064R
SWINGLE Bach vocal arrangements
STRAVINSKY Four Preludes and Fugues from Das Wohltemperierte Klavier

For tickets and information, visit www.EmmanuelMusic.org

Oct
25
Sun
The New England Philharmonic Commences 2015-16 Season, Celebrates the Music of the late Gunther Schuller
Oct 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The New England Philharmonic Commences 2015-16 Season, Celebrates the Music of the late Gunther Schuller @ Tsai Performance Center | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

The New England Philharmonic (NEP) under the direction of Richard Pittman will commence the 2015-16 season on October 25 with a tour of 20th century music and pay tribute to the music and genius of NEP’s Composer Laureate Gunther Schuller who passed away this past spring. NEP’s annual December family concert will bring literary characters Jay Gatsby and Tom Sawyer to musical life and enlists the children of Boston City Singers to help tell the story of Elijah’s Angel. February brings a set of variations, including the Boston premiere of a work based on PBS theme music; and the season finale features Alban Berg’s violin concerto along with two premieres, including a new symphony by Composer in Residence David Rakowski and a composition by the winner of NEP’s 30th annual Call for Scores Competition.
Subscriptions and tickets for NEP’s 2015-16 season are now available at www.NEPhilharmonic.org.
All performances are held at Boston University’s Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston Ma 02215.

October 25, 2015 – 8pm │ Stepping Stones of the 20th Century: Celebrating Gunther Schuller at 90
• Irving Fine │ “Toccata Concertante”
• Anton von Webern │ Six Pieces for Orchestra
• Maurice Ravel │ “Shéhérazade”
• Dmitri Shostakovich │ “October”
• Gunther Schuller │“The Past is in the Present”

For more information, visit www.NEPhilharmonic.org

Emmanuel Music Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Music Series Year II, Concert I
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Emmanuel Music Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Music Series Year II, Concert I @ Emmanuel Music

Emmanuel Music will continue its exploration of the instrumental chamber music and songs of Felix Mendelssohn alongside the intense, reflective art songs of Hugo Wolf. The series will feature the Arneis Quartet and the Lydian String Quartet. For Hugo Wolf the series will feature veteran Emmanuel Music singers William Hite and Kendra Colton performing the entire glorious Italienisches Liederbuch.

Wolf: Michaelangelo Lieder
Mendelssohn: Lied ohne Worte in D, op 109 for cello and piano
Wolf: Liederstrauß ~ Heine Lieder
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, op. 49

For more information, please visit www.emmanuelmusic.org

Nov
1
Sun
Emmanuel Music Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Music Series Year II, Concert II
Nov 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Emmanuel Music Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Music Series Year II, Concert II @ Emmanuel Music

Emmanuel Music will continue its exploration of the instrumental chamber music and songs of Felix Mendelssohn alongside the intense, reflective art songs of Hugo Wolf. The series will feature the Arneis Quartet and the Lydian String Quartet. For Hugo Wolf the series will feature veteran Emmanuel Music singers William Hite and Kendra Colton performing the entire glorious Italienisches Liederbuch.

Concert II with the Lydian String Quartet
MENDELSSOHN 6 Gesänge, op. 34
MENDELSSOHN String Quartet No. 1 in Eb Major, op. 12
WOLF Aus dem Buch Suleika~ Goethe Lieder
WOLF Intermezzo in Eb Major

For more information, visit www.emmanuelmusic.org

Nov
7
Sat
29th Annual Steppin’ Out for Dimock feat. Chaka Khan
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 8 @ 1:00 am
29th Annual Steppin' Out for Dimock feat. Chaka Khan @ Sheraton Boston Hotel | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

The 29th Annual Steppin’ Out for Dimock gala will take place on November 7, 2015 at the Sheraton Boston in Copley Place.
One of Boston’s most anticipated events every year, the evening will feature ten-time Grammy Award winner Chaka Khan (“Ain’t Nobody,” “I Feel for You”) an international icon known for her rare ability to sing in a spectrum of music genres, from classical and pop/rock to R&B and country. With her powerful voice, show-stopping stage presence and catalog of crossover hits, she remains one of the planets most sought-after performers.

And we don’t slow down until 1am. The late night party will feature beats from DJ Spinderella from Salt and Pepa fame. Spinderella or DJ “Spin,” as she likes to be called, is a Grammy award winning DJ, producer, rapper, and writer. She is one of the original pioneers of hip hop music, and rose to fame as a member of the iconic rap group Salt-N-Pepa.

Tickets will go on sale in September 2015, stay tuned to www.Dimock.org

Chorus pro Musica Opens 2015-16 Season ‘With Strings Attached’
Nov 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Chorus pro Musica Opens 2015-16 Season 'With Strings Attached' @ First Church

Chorus pro Musica (CpM), under the direction of Jamie Kirsch, will commence the 2015-16 season at 8 p.m. on November 7 at the First Church Cambridge with a program entitled, ‘With Strings Attached’ including works by Bach, Bruch, Betinis, Esenvalds and McDonald, (a portion of the proceeds will support Quincy Public Schools Strings Program.)

November 7, 2015 – 8 p.m. │ With Strings Attached
First Church Cambridge

• J.S. Bach: Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229
• Max Bruch: Op. 71, No.3. An die Musik
• Abbie Betinis: From Behind the Caravan: Songs of Hâfez
• Dan Forrest: The Nightingale
• Ted Koehler/ Harold Arlen: I’ve Got a World on a String

For more information, visit: www.choruspromusica.org

Nov
10
Tue
Upstage Lung Cancer Presents High Hopes: Celebrating Sinatra’s Centennial
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Upstage Lung Cancer Presents High Hopes: Celebrating Sinatra's Centennial @ Lyric Stage of Company of Boston

Upstage Lung Cancer (ULC), will present “High Hopes,” a celebration of the music of Frank Sinatra on the eve of his 100th birthday on November 10, 2015 at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston.

Emmy Award-winning Arts and Entertainment Editor, Joyce Kulhawik will be our host and joined onstage by award-winning performers including: Leigh Barrett, Brian De Lorenzo, Hildy Grossman, John F. King, Paula Markowicz, and former WBZ newsman Scott Wahle who will be diving into Frank’s incredible song list, including of course his uplifting, “High Hopes.”

If “old blue eyes” were around today, we imagine he’d be pleased. After all he was no stranger to the impact that lung cancer can have, having lost dear friends such as Dean Martin, Rosemary Clooney and Nat King Cole to the disease.

Sadly, since the heyday of the Rat Pack, lung cancer has become the leading cancer killer with non-smoking women showing the greatest increase in diagnoses. While most people want to blame lung cancer on smoking, over 60% of those newly diagnosed either never smoked or quit smoking many years before. Today, we still have no simple and easily available means for early detection. With early detection and diagnosis, more people will survive, and we can go forward seeing lung cancer as a treatable chronic illness.
Since its inception in 2008, ULC’s mission has been to promote awareness, advance understanding, and remove the social stigma of lung cancer. ULC is the first cancer charity to exclusively use music and the performing arts to raise funds for research and innovation in early detection and diagnosis of lung cancer. Founder and lung cancer survivor Hildy Grossman has been making the most of Boston’s vibrant performing arts scene to change negative stereotypes that keep lung cancer the least government funded research of all the cancers although it has the highest mortality rate.
By 2025, ULC has set a lofty goal to increase the early detection and diagnosis of lung cancer by 50% and have teamed up for the fifth year with LUNGevity Foundation to fund over $1 million in research and grants.

Join ULC on November 10th at 7:30 pm at The Lyric Stage in Boston for an evening of great music, fun, and hope, as we pay tribute to Sinatra’s music just days before his 100th birthday. All proceeds go to lung cancer early detection research. For tickets, information or to donate to ULC, visit: UpstageLungCancer.org

Dec
6
Sun
Chorus pro Musica Presents Annual Family Concert
Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Chorus pro Musica Presents Annual Family Concert @ Hiberian Hall

Chorus pro Musica (CpM), under the direction of Jamie Kirsch, presents their annual family concert with the Boston City Singers, Jane Money, Artistic Director │ More information coming this fall, check back soon.