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May 2008 Events Calendar

May 6

Blackstone River Theatre Presents:
Atwater-Donnelly Trio

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | $15 | 401 725-9272
riverfolk.org

A truly exciting development in the Atwater~Donnelly duo history is the Atwater~Donnelly Trio. The highly praised husband-wife duo blends gorgeous vocals with an astounding array of instruments including the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, tin whistle, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, limberjacks, feet and more. Joining Aubrey (pictured) and Elwood is Cathy Clasper-Torch, a remarkable fiddler, cellist and vocalist who blends beautifully with the duo to create a perfect trio.




May 10-11

Boston Pops:
Opening Night With Queen Latifah

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
8:00 pm | May 10 | May 11
bso.org

Celebrate Opening Night with film and music legend Queen Latifah! With a Grammy award and six nominations for albums in jazz, pop and rap, an Oscar nomination for her role in Chicago, and dozens of other film and television roles, this Renaissance woman defies genres with her compelling voice and presence. Join the Boston Pops for these rare symphonic performances on May 10 or May 11.




May 12-13

Boston Pops:
E.T. In Concert - Keith Lockhart, Conductor

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
May 12 @ 8:00 pm | May 13 @ 3:00 pm | May 13 @ 8:00 pm | bso.org

Relive the magic of Steven Spielberg’s great family adventure, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, a best picture nominee and one of the most popular films of all time. Thrill to John Williams’ Academy Award®-winning score performed live by the Boston Pops while the movie plays on the silver screen. 3pm matinees are 50% off tickets for kids 17 and younger. Join the Boston Pops for these rare symphonic performances on May 12 @ 8:00 pm or May 13 @ 3:00 pm or May 13 @ 8:00 pm.




May 13

Blackstone River Theatre Presents: Matthew Byrne

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | $15 | 401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Since bursting on to the trad scene in 2010 with his debut recording, Ballads, Newfoundland's Matthew Byrne has swiftly earned his place as one of Canada’s most authentic and vital traditional voices. His role as singer and song-finder in The Dardanelles has brought him to many major international festival stages including Winnipeg Folk Festival, Celtic Connections in Glasgow, UK, and The Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland, Australia. Matthew is currently promoting his second solo offering, Hearts & Heroes, which brilliantly showcases his musical growth as a traditional singer and guitarist, and asserts a new level of musicianship and a skill with interpreting and arranging traditional music.




May 14-15

Boston Pops: Mamma Mia!
Mother's Day With The Music Of Abba

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
8:00 pm | May 14 | May 15 | bso.org

The Boston Pops and Arrival From Sweden celebrate ABBA, one of the world’s most successful pop bands. With 500 million records sold and countless hits, you’ll be singing and dancing along to Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Waterloo, Fernando and all your favorites! Take the entire family to a pre-concert brunch on Mother’s Day. 3pm matinees are 50% off tickets for kids 17 and younger. Join the Boston Pops for these rare symphonic performances on May 14 @ 3:00 pm or May 15 @ 8:00 pm. Keith Lockhard, conductor.




WIN FREE TIX!
May 16
Boch Center Presents:
Daniel O'Donnell - Back Home Again Tour

Shubert Theatre
265 Tremont Street, Boston
7:30 p.m. | bochcenter.org | Buy Tix

Beloved as one of Ireland’s most popular artists, Donegal's Daniel O’Donnell, has been a household name in Ireland since 1983, when he launched his music career, but didn’t reach stardom in the USA until 2002, with his first PBS Special. Daniel is the first recording artist in the history of UK Artist Album Chart to have charted at least one new album every year since 1988, an unprecedented and unbroken 29 year span. He has recorded more than 35 albums and has now amassed thirty Top 30 albums over the course of his career.
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May 16 & 24

Boston Pops: Lights! Camera! Music!
The Magic of John Williams

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
8:00 pm | May 16 | May 24 | bso.org

Keith Lockhart, conductor. Journey with the Boston Pops through some of the most magical film music by John Williams. Keith Lockhart leads the Pops in classic favorites, as well as gems that you may not know. You’ll enjoy music from Hook, Harry Potter, E.T., and many others. May 16 tix or May 24 tix.




May 17-18

Boston Pops: Ben Folds

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
8:00 pm | May 17 | May 18
bso.org

Ben Folds is widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation. His genre-bending musical works include pop albums as frontman for Ben Folds Five, multiple solo rocks hits, music for film and TV as well as a role as a judge on NBC’s The Sing-Off. He joins the Boston Pops for the first time since 2012 to perform his hits and the Boston premiere of his critically acclaimed Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. Keith Lockhart, conductor.




May 22-29

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,497 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | Reservations | Itinerary

For an authentic Irish experience, travel with Inroads Ireland’s tours off the beaten track in small groups (max of 14 people) on Ireland’s back roads. The one week mini-coach tour takes you to the very best of southern Ireland where you’ll discover ancient monastic settlements with intricately carved Celtic crosses, round towers, and the Cliffs of Moher. Explore centuries old castles & experience a mystifying solar alignment within a tranquil stone circle. Enjoy a traditional Irish music session while relaxing in a cozy pub. Stay in small towns like Baltimore, Kenmare, and Dingle in locally owned guesthouses and help support local economies. You’ll walk the land, capture the spirit, and have Ireland forever in your heart. This is Ireland done right!






May 23

Boston Pops: Arthur Fiedler Night
Harvard 50th Reunion Night

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
8:00 pm | bso.org/Performance | bso.org

Join the Boston Pops for this joyful tribute to the legendary conductor Arthur Fiedler (pictured) whose name was synonymous with the Boston Pops for nearly fifty years. The program will include Boston Pops favorites from the Fiedler era, and a tribute to the magical film music of Fiedler’s successor, John Williams.




May 25-26

Boston Pops: Jaws in Concert

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
8:00 pm | May 25 | May 26 | bso.org

The original summer movie blockbuster, with an Academy Award®-winning score that made John Williams a household name, Jaws is the ultimate film-with-live orchestra experience! Join Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops as they perform the world premiere of this concert with the entire score in sync with one of the greatest motion pictures of all time.




May 31

Boston Pops:
John Williams' Film Night

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
8:00 pm | bso.org/Performance | bso.org

Boston Pops Laureate Conductor John Williams shares the podium with Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart for this signature concert. The brilliant composer and conductor behind films including Jaws, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and the Harry Potter series (pictured), brings you a night of some of the most memorable movie music of all time. This is a concert not to be missed!




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