Classical music is a staple in Boston’s entertainment scene. With institutions like the New England Conservatory and organizations like the Boston Symphony Orchestra, there are countless talented classical music performers in Boston. Nary has a week gone by without a noteworthy performance taking place at one of the numerous music venues in the city. Even museums and street corners have their share of classical music from time to time. Check out these upcoming performances for a truly enjoyable musical event.

Hatch Shell in Boston. (File Image)

Landmarks Virtuosos
DCR Hatch Memorial Shell
47 David G Mugar Way
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 626-4970

Date: August 22

Featuring the music of Mendelssohn, Schumann and Haydn and performed by the Landmarks Orchestra, this outdoor event is sure to meet the standards of Boston’s classical music fans. Christopher Wilkins will be conducting. The Hatch Shell is one of the best venues to see any music performance in the city as seats are in the grass, the Charles River is rushing by and the stars are overhead. In the event of rain, the concert will take place at the Back Bay Events Center on Berkeley Street.

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Mark Englehardt
Old West Church
131 Cambridge St
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 227-5088

Date: August 21

Part of the Old West Organ Society summer series, this performance features Mark Englehardt on the C.B. Fisk Organ. This organ is one of the best examples of Charles Fisk’s organs in the United States. In fact, many consider it the best. Mark Englehardt is an award-winning organist who was once the Dean of the Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. His August 21st performance promises to be a treat for organ fans.

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Boston Chamber Music Society
Sanders Theatre
Memorial Hall, Harvard University
45 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 496-2222

Date: October 14

It is a night for the strings at Harvard University. The Boston Chamber Music Society is presenting three sextets and a quartet. The performers are Ida Levin and Harumi Rhodes on violins, Roger Tapping and Marcus Thompson on violas and Ronald Thomas and Raman Ramakrishnan on cellos. They will be playing music by Straus, Mendelssohn and Brahms. Come out and let this talented group charm your eardrums.

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Opening Night 
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02115
(888) 266-1200

Date: September 22

September 22nd is opening night at the best classical music venue in town with the most impressive classical music performers. This night features all music by the most memorable classical composer of all time — Ludwig van Beethoven. Leading the orchestra will be Itzhak Perlman, who will also be performing violin solos. Classical music lovers should not miss this event.

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Victor Rosenbaum
New England Conservatory
290 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 585-1100

Date: September 30

Pianist Victor Rosenbaum is an international performer who has even recorded his rendering of Schubert for Bridge Records. He chaired the New England Conservatory’s piano department for more than 10 years and continues to perform at the school. He will be doing a solo performance on the piano on September 30th. More information on this free concert will become available on the school website as the date approaches.

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