7 Classical Music Concerts This Week: Boston

Andris Nelson. Photo credit: Marco Borggreve

Andris Nelson. Photo credit: Marco Borggreve

As classical music continues to pleasantly infiltrate Beantown culture, you—a classical music enthusiast—are left with a rewarding dilemma that’s nothing if not a double-edged sword. With the classical music scene getting larger, there are far more classical concerts to choose from every week—and therein lies the problem. Which do you choose?

That’s where we come in. Our job is to take the many fabulous, enriching, and exciting classical music concerts happening in your city this week and help you choose which to attend—that way, you’ll be able to pack in as much classical music as possible.  

Thursday, October 3, 2019 

Peter Watchorn Performing Bach’s Goldberg Variations on Harpsichord 

Concert Details:  Don’t miss out on this rare chance to hear the complete Goldberg Variations performed by Peter Watchorn. The performance is part of Watchorn’s ongoing project to perform and record the complete harpsichord collections and works of Johann Sebastian Bach. 

When: Thursday, October 3, 2019. 7 PM, EDT.  

Where: Boston College, St. Mary’s Chapel, 140 Commonwealth Avenue 

Ticket Information: Admission is free.

Boston Symphony Orchestra Presents Andris Nelson 

Concert Details:  Andris Nelsons masterfully conducts Lee, Shostakovich, and Smetana alongside featured talent pianist Yuja Wang and BSO principal trumpet Thomas Rolfs. The performance will include virtuosic exchanges between the piano and the solo trumpet.  

When: Thursday, October 3, 2019. 8 PM, EDT.  

Where: Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA, 02115 

Ticket Information: Ticket prices vary.

Friday, October 4, 2019 

Boston Lyric Opera (SR) Presents Pagliacci by Leonvacallo 

Concert Details:  Join the Boston Lyric Opera in its first production of Ruggero Leonvacallo’s  Pagliacci. The immersive experience offers a play-within-a-play filled with carnival-style installation and glorious classical music. 

When: Friday, October 4, 2019. 7 PM, EDT.  

Where: DCR Steriti Memorial Rink, 561 Commercial Street  

Ticket Information: Ticket prices vary.

Fringe Festival: As One by Laura Kamminsky 

Concert Details:  The Oct. 4 performance kick-off of the nearly month-long festival put on by the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre. The BU Fall Fringe Festival is in its 23rd season and is a collaborate between the College of Fine Arts School of Music and the Opera Institute School of Theatre. The festival produces new or rarely performed works in the opera and theatre repertoire. As One presents 15 songs accompanied by a string quartet that comprise the three-part narrative of a young woman’s journey through life and a foreign country. 

When: Friday, October 4, 2019. 7:30 PM, EDT.  

Where: Studio ONE, College of Fine Arts, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215. 

Ticket Information: Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 

Hub New Music: 21st Century Classical Music Concert 

Concert Details:  Hub New Music showcases 21st-century composers via an arrangement of flute, clarinet, violin, and cello.  The performance will include works from 21st-century composers such as Robert Honstein. 

When: Saturday, October 5, 2019. 3 PM, EDT.  

Where: Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St. Boston, MA, 02119 

Ticket Information: $5. More information.

Viols and Wine at the Green Room 

Concert Details:  Join the Longwood Symphony Orchestra and conductor Ronald Feldman as they embark on a musical journey. The performance will include  Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave), Peter Maxwell Davies’ An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise, and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1.  

When: Saturday, October 5, 2019. 8 PM, EDT.  

Where: Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston, MA, 02115. 

Ticket Information: Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, October 6, 2019 

Attacca Quartet 

Concert Details:  Enjoy the Attacca Quartet at the Isabel Stewart Gardner Museum as they play selections from composers such as Franz Joseph Haydn, Giuseppe Verdi, Billy Childs, and Caroline Shaw. 

When: Sunday, October 6, 2019. 1:30-3:30 PM, EDT

Where: Isabel Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA, 02115.

Ticket Information: Ticket prices vary.