opened in the fall of 2010 with two central commitments: 1.)To expand Boston’s cultural landscape by giving audiences the opportunity to experience work from across this country and around the world that adds to the cultural choices for the community, and 2.)To support the development of new work through selected multi-year commitments to artists, ensembles and world-renowned institutions. At the heart of its mission, ArtsEmerson seeks to redefine the relationship between artist and audience and the impact of theatre on the community. Through performance programs, ongoing artist residencies, and repeated engagements with ensembles, audiences see how work evolves over time [...more]
Founded in 1973 by Music Director Martin Pearlman, and celebrating its 40th Anniversary in the 2013 – 2014 season, Boston Baroque’s orchestra is made up of some of the finest period-instrument players in the United States and they are frequently joined by the ensemble’s professional chorus and by world-class, top instrumental and vocal soloists from around the globe. The ensemble presents an exciting annual subscription series consisting of five programs that are performed at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall in Boston, Massachusetts or at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
BCC harnesses the power and joy of music to unite our city's diverse communities and inspire social change. Our singers transcend social barriers in a celebration of shared humanity and love of music. Through intensive choral training and high-profile public performance experience (locally, throughout the U.S. and around the world), they learn discipline, develop leadership skills, and proudly represent the city of Boston as ambassadors of harmony. Since the BCC's inception, our programs have grown rapidly. Twenty children were accepted into an initial pilot program, and in the current season, we have over 450 singers representing over 50 of Boston's urban [...more]
is the second oldest, and one of the most influential children’s museums in the world. It was founded in 1913 by the Science Teachers' Bureau, a group of visionary educators dedicated to providing new resources for both teachers and students, as a center for the exchange of materials and ideas to advance the teaching of science. For over 100 years it has been engaging children in joyful discovery experiences that instill an appreciation of our world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning. The Museum’s exhibits and programs emphasize hands-on engagement and learning through experience, employing play as a tool to spark the inherent creativity, [...more]
is the largest opera company in all of New England. Now in its 37th season, BLO celebrates the art of the voice through its mission of building curiosity, enthusiasm and support for opera by creating musically and theatrically compelling productions, events, and educational resources for the Boston community and beyond. Since its founding in 1976, the company has staged world premieres, U.S. premieres, co-productions and co-commissions of note with organizations such as The Royal Opera, Covent Garden and Scottish Opera, and continues to be a destination for some of the leading artists, conductors, directors and designers from around the world.
seeks to introduce New England audiences to professional singers of exceptional talent through a fresh, inventive approach to opera. Sung in English and imaginatively staged, Boston Midsummer Opera productions aim to make opera both accessible and affordable while adhering to the highest musical and dramatic standards. Our goal is to widen the audience for opera by mounting dynamic productions with vibrant artists that will attract new listeners as well as appeal to discriminating opera fans.
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Now in its 134th season, the Boston Symphony Orchestra gave its inaugural concert in 1881, realizing the dream of its founder, the Civil War veteran/businessman/philanthropist Henry Lee Higginson, who envisioned a great and permanent orchestra in his hometown of Boston. Today the BSO reaches millions of listeners, not only through its concert performances in Boston and at Tanglewood, but also via the internet, radio, television, educational programs, recordings, and tours.
was established by Aaron Richmond in 1938, and has since evolved into New England's major presenting organization with over 100 performance and outreach activities annually. Each season from October to May, the Celebrity Series presents more than 50 multi-cultural and international artists and performing ensembles to audiences in the greater Boston area. By utilizing a number of different performance venues throughout the Boston area, each year the Celebrity Series presents programs of classical music, modern and classical dance, jazz, folk, world music, family music and multi-media performances.
THE FRIENDS OF THE BROOKLINE PUBLIC LIBRARY
is a non-profit organization formed more than thirty years ago for the purpose of fostering close relations between the Brookline Public Library and its community of users. The Friends lend support to the functions, resources, services, and needs of the Library in order to enhance the experience of Library users. In addition to running an ongoing used book sale, the organization's activities include sponsoring educational and cultural programming for adults, teens and children, conducting ESL-related classes, promoting Library staff development, and partnering with other community organizations to benefit the community at large.
educates and trains musicians of all ages from around the world, drawing on the talent and deep reservoir of experience of our distinguished faculty. We are dedicated to inculcating the highest standards of excellence and nurturing individual artistic sensibility and creative growth. Understanding that music is one of the transcendent expressions of human civilization, NEC aspires to ensure it a central place in contemporary society
BOSTON UNIVERSITY OPERA INSTITUTE
The mission of the Opera Institute is to produce operatic artists of superior caliber who are viable in the current market. Within a supportive environment, participants are held to the highest level of professional standards in lessons, classes, coachings, rehearsals, and performances, with the objective of developing proficiency in both traditional and contemporary operatic repertoire.
BOSTON CHINATOWN NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER
The mission of BCNC is to ensure that the children, youth, and families we serve have the resources and supports they need to achieve greater economic success and social well-being. For over 40 years, BCNC has served as a vital link for the Asian immigrant and Asian American community of Greater Boston. BCNC strives to provide the support and resources needed for participants to integrate into American society, while preserving the community's rich culture. Most of those served are immigrant Chinese, [...more]
is a Boston-based experimental opera company and 501(c)3 non-profit organization, whose mission is to foster a new repertoire of chamber operas written specifically for them, and to perform in intimate settings without the use of a conductor or formal music director.
engages, inspires, entertains and challenges audiences with theatrical productions that range from the classics to new works; we train and support the next generation of theatre artists; we provide arts education programs that promote life-long learning to a diverse community; and we celebrate the essential power of the theatre to illuminate our common humanity. Founded by Boston University in 1982, [...more]