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Mar
8
Sun
Lights…Camera…Headshot!
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Lights...Camera...Headshot! @ 1 Watson Place | Framingham | Massachusetts | United States

LIGHTS…CAMERA…HEADSHOT!

Beauty Parlr & RLR Studios are partnering with Boston Women in Media & Entertainment to give you the BEST headshots you’ve ever had.
Experience a New York City style salon and photography studio all in one place.

$195 includes: blow dry, custom make-up application, headshot session, one edited hi-res image

BWME members ONLY and space is limited so book NOW by calling 508-309-6484

Mar
11
Wed
Boston Flower & Garden Show
Mar 11 – Mar 15 all-day
Boston Flower & Garden Show @ Seaport World Trade Center Boston

The Boston Flower & Garden Show will return to the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston on Wednesday, March 11 through Sunday, March 15, 2015 with the theme “Season of Enchantment”. Our gardens are places of magical metamorphosis. They’re the stage on which Mother Nature reveals her most wow-worthy wonders; where a talented designer can cast a spell over a dull patch…

A tradition loved by New Englanders for more than 100 years is also the region’s top shopping opportunity for garden-related products and services. You’ll find everything you’ll need to stock up for the coming season: plants, garden tools and furnishings, landscape services, botanical décor, clothing, and floral-themed gifts. It’s all in the Garden.

Garden writers, specialty plant experts, landscape professionals, master gardeners, local chefs and the Show’s talented exhibitors shared their expertise at the 2015 Boston Flower & Garden Show in a full program of daily lectures, how-to demos, floral arranging workshops, and cooking demonstrations. Special thanks to the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and the Cass School of Floral…

Tools of the Trade:
Wizard Hats & Wands In celebration of this year’s theme, Season of Enchantment, we invite professional floral designers to wield their powers of sorcery to conjure up colorful wizard hats and wands incorporating flowers, foliage, nuts, and seeds. The ten displays will feature hats and wands created and decorated with horticultural elements of the designer’s.

Lectures & Demos:
Garden writers, specialty plant experts, landscape professionals, master gardeners, local chefs and the Show’s talented exhibitors shared their expertise at the 2015 Boston Flower & Garden Show in a full program of daily lectures, how-to demos, floral arranging workshops, and cooking demonstrations. Special thanks to the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and the Cass School of Floral.
The 2015 Boston Flower & Garden Show is filled with fun activities for the whole family! The Boston Flower & Garden Show and its producer, Paragon Group, are proud to partner with the Genesis Foundation for Children and radio station Mix 104.1 to kick off the show with a festive fundraiser on Tuesday evening, March 10.

Mar
20
Fri
Longy School of Music’s Sistema Side by Side Gala featuring Opera Legend Frederica von Stade
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Longy School of Music Announces Frederica von Stade
will Perform with the Sistema Side by Side Orchestra
at the Second Annual Sistema Side By Side Gala on March 20
March 20, 2015 at 7 p.m.│ Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre
Featuring 60 Massachusetts El Sistema Students and
Members of the Longy Conservatory Orchestra

GustavowkidsGREATLongy School of Music of Bard College has announced world-renowned singer and artist Frederica von Stade will perform with the Sistema Side by Side Orchestra at the second Annual Sistema Side by Side Gala on March 20, 2015 at 7 p.m. in Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre. A limited number of free tickets are available to the public on a first-come basis on the day of the performance. A select number of press passes and invites to the post-concert reception are available. Contact Dayla@DaylaArabella.com if you are interested in covering this event.
The concert will be followed by a celebratory dinner. Tickets to the event are available at www.longy.edu/gala. Proceeds from the gala will support Longy’s ongoing work as a leader in the El Sistema movement and scholarships and teaching assistantships for Longy Conservatory students.
Described by The New York Times as “one of America’s finest artists and singers,” Frederica von Stade continues to be extolled as one of the music world’s most beloved figures. Known to family, friends, and fans by her nickname “Flicka,” the mezzo-soprano has enriched the world of classical music for three decades, gracing the stages of the world’s great opera houses and concert halls. She will perform three iconic songs that will engage in a playful and enriching way with the young Sistema musicians.
The evening is part of an ongoing series of events at Longy that pairs Massachusetts El Sistema students with Longy’s Conservatory Orchestra in rehearsals and performances conducted by nationally renowned conductors and guest artists. The program launched publicly in grand style in March of 2014 with an open rehearsal of the Side by Side Orchestra under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel, Grammy-Award-winning Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in MIT’s Kresge Auditorium. Since that time, the orchestra has worked with members of the Simón Bolívar String Quartet and given an enthusiastically received performance for Maestro José Antonio Abreu, founder of El Sistema.

Mar
21
Sat
EMMANUEL MUSIC PRESENTS BACH ST. JOHN THE PASSION BWV 245 3.21.15
Mar 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

turner_ryan_edited_1This sacred oratorio brims with the beautiful yet unrelenting musical and textual tension found between gentle reflective arias and brutal crowd choruses. Betrayal, torment, and death commingle with messages of peace and hope in this complex and evocative work. A pre-concert talk at 7 PM with Artistic Director Ryan Turner, Reverend Pamela Werntz, and Rabbi Howard Berman addresses the poignant and sensitive issues raised by this work.

Evangelist: Matthew Anderson
Jesus: Dana Whiteside
Susan Consoli; Brenna Wells, soprano
Thea Lobo; Deborah Rentz-Moore, alto
Jonas Budris; Frank Kelley, tenor
Bradford Gleim; Mark McSweeney; Paul Max Tipton, bass

In just four short years at the helm of Emmanuel Music, Artistic Director Ryan Turner has taken the professional orchestra and chorus (both featuring some of the country’s most in-demand soloists) to new heights. From the standing-room-only performances of their Boston premiere of The Great Gatsby at Jordan Hall and the Tanglewood Music Festival in Lenox, Massachusetts, to the critically acclaimed performances of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, Emmanuel Music under the direction of Mr. Turner continues to traverse new ground while firmly keeping Bach as their core companion, proving themselves, once again, to be one of Boston’s most cherished and enduring ensembles.

Mar
22
Sun
Upstage Lung Cancer: Sing Out! Youth Festival
Mar 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Upstage Lung Cancer: Sing Out! Youth Festival @ Brookline High School Auditorium | Brookline | Massachusetts | United States

Talented young musicians will use their breath and voices to deliver a message that ANYONE CAN GET LUNG CANCER, regardless of age. The program includes three a cappella groups: Testostertones, Note-a-fy and Perfect Pitch; The Unity Gospel Choir of Northeastern University, Sociedad Latina Youth Leaders of Boston, and other surprise artists. The healing power of music combined with the power of young people’s voices will illuminate the need to take action to detect lung cancer early, support new treatments, and turn lung cancer into a controllable chronic disease.

This is a wonderful show for adults, families, children and seniors. The Emcee for the event is popular WBZ radio personality, Jordan Rich. In addition, Deborah Morosini, MD, Hildy Grossman and Jim Swaim join Wendy Covell and special guests to make this a memorable afternoon for a great cause.

Massachusetts-based Upstage Lung Cancer joins hands across the US with California-based Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) to raise awareness and funds for research. Funds raised by this concert will benefit the Genomics of Young Lung Study, an international study of young lung cancer patients ages 18-39, a group never before studied.

This is an afternoon of great fun and also an opportunity to learn about lung cancer and how you can help.

Mar
23
Mon
Designing the Next Generation : The Give-and-Take of Mentoring
Mar 23 @ 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Designing the Next Generation : The Give-and-Take of Mentoring @ Boston Design Center | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Join us for a panel discussion on “Designing the Next Generation – the Give and Take of Mentoring in the World of Luxury Homes”.
The discussion will be moderated by Taniya Nayak – famed interior designer, media personality, and most recently Ellen Degeneres’ new Brand Ambassador and Patti Austin – Grammy Award winning R &B singer, Over My Shoulder founder and design fanatic. The All Star panel will consist of 5 of the leaders in the design, supply, and home construction industry with their stories of mentoring and being mentored; why they mentor, their goals for their mentees, how the exchange of ideas with up and coming designers with the industry legends enriches the vision for all. Meichi Peng, Andrew Goldstein, David Hacin, Cheryl Katz, and Sean Clarke will be our All Star panel members!

Apr
12
Sun
EMMANUEL MUSIC PRESENTS YEAR 1: MENDELSSOHN/WOLF CHAMBER SERIES 4.12.15
Apr 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Emmanuel Music embarks on a new multi-year Chamber Series exploring the instrumental chamber music and songs of Felix Mendelssohn alongside theEM Chamber Photo intense, reflective art songs of Hugo Wolf. Year One features the early works of Mendelssohn and the complete Mörike-lieder of Hugo Wolf that continue, with striking originality, in the tradition of Schubert and Schumann.

Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series,
Year I
Concert III: April 12, 2015

Sundays at 4:00 PM in the Intimate Parish Hall at Emmanuel Church

Concert II: April 12, 2014

Mendelssohn: String Octet in E-flat Major, op. 20
Wolf Mörike-lieder
Gabriela Diaz; Rose Drucker; Lena Wong; Karen Oosterbaan, violin
Joan Ellersick; Noriko Herndon, viola
David Russell; Cora Swenson Lee, cello
Kendra Colton, soprano
Mark McSweeney, baritone
Michael Beattie, piano

Special Pre-Concert Dinner Package
On every concert date, the neighboring 4-Star Taj Boston Café will be serving a 3-course dinner for $40 per person for Emmanuel concert ticket holders only.

Click here for menu and more info.

May
2
Sat
THE NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS ODYSSEYS 5.2.15
May 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dick-tightcroppedNEP’s 2014-15 Season concludes with Matthew Browne’s Call for Scores winning piece that takes its inspiration from 2001: A Space Odyssey, while Composer Laureate Gunther Schuller’s Meditation revisits the start of his long and illustrious musical path and Andy Vores premieres his second violin concerto written for and performed NEP’s concertmaster Danielle Maddon. We travel to Russia to arrive at Rachmaninoff’s final composition, his nostalgic and colorful Symphonic Dances.

Matthew Browne How the Solar System Was Won (Boston premiere, 2014 Call for Scores Winner)
Gunther Schuller Meditation (Symphonic Study)
Andy Vores Violin Concerto No. 2 (world premiere, NEP commission)
Danielle Maddon, soloist
Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances

May
9
Sat
EMMANUEL MUSIC PRESENTS MOZART: ADBUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO 5.9.15
May 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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In this colorful opera that “knocked everything else sideways,” as the poet Goethe boldly remarked, Mozart tells the story of a kidnapping by pirates, a Turkish harem, a clever quest, a quartet of lovers, and unwavering loyalty. Infused with Emmanuel Music’s acclaimed virtuosity and innovation, this enduring opera in concert will be sung in German with English dialogue.

Kostanze: Barbara Kilduff
Belmonte: Charles Blandy
Blonde: Teresa Wakim
Pedrillo: Jason McStoots
Osmin: Donald Wilkinson

In just four short years at the helm of Emmanuel Music, Artistic Director Ryan Turner has taken the professional orchestra and chorus (both featuring some of the country’s most in-demand soloists) to new heights. From the standing-room-only performances of their Boston premiere of The Great Gatsby at Jordan Hall and the Tanglewood Music Festival in Lenox, Massachusetts, to the critically acclaimed performances of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, Emmanuel Music under the direction of Mr. Turner continues to traverse new ground while firmly keeping Bach as their core companion, proving themselves, once again, to be one of Boston’s most cherished and enduring ensembles.

Jun
10
Wed
Martini’s & Masterpieces
Jun 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Martini's & Masterpieces @ Boston Children's Museum

Join over 300 guests from the arts, business, and legal communities of Greater Boston to celebrate our thriving creative economy and recognize those business and legal professionals who work to strengthen it. 
Martinis & Masterpieces features live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres created by local chefs, and a silent auction featuring art and gift packages. MORE DETAILS COMING SOON.