Past Performances

Past concerts from the 2014 - 2015 Season to the present

Click below for lists of our past performances by season.

Wynton Marsalis & Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Trumpet sensation Wynton Marsalis will open our 2017-2018 Season in concert with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at Mechanics Hall

Martial Artists & Acrobats of Tianjin, China

The Martial Artists & Acrobats of Tianjin, China bring their new program "China Soul" to Worcester

Gil Shaham, violin

Legend Gil Shaham will perform a world class violin program with pianist Akira Eguchi

Britten War Requiem

The Worcester Chorus, Salisbury Singers, Master Singers, Sounds of Stow, and Worcester Children's Chorus will perform Britten's War Requiem

Handel's Messiah

The Worcester Chorus will continue its great holiday tradition with a performance of Handel's Messiah

Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Pianist Garrick Ohlsson will perform a solo program featuring works by Beethoven, Scriabin, and Schubert

Dinnerstein & A Far Cry

Veteran Music Worcester pianist Simone Dinnerstein returns with A Far Cry for a program of Bach, Prokofiev, and Glass

Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra

This acclaimed Swedish Symphony Orchestra brings a program of Sibelius, Rachmaninoff, and Brahms to Worcester in February

Weimar Symphony Orchestra

The WSO will perform an electrifying program of Strauss, Brahms, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 at Mechanics Hall in March

Apollo's Fire

Jeanette Sorrell's ensemble will perform works by Bach, Telemann, and Vivaldi at Tuckerman Hall

Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty

The Moscow Festival Ballet returns to Worcester to present its fully staged version of Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty at The Hanover Theatre

Bach's St. Matthew Passion

The Worcester Chorus will perform Bach's St. Matthew Passion, in Mendelssohn's arrangement, at Mechanics Hall in April

Cameron Carpenter

Organist Cameron Carpenter will present "The International Touring Organ" program at Mechanics Hall in April

Han, Finckel, & Setzer - Beethoven & Schubert

Wu Han & David Finckel, directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center perform piano trios with Philip Setzer of the Emerson String Quartet

Patti LuPone

Opening Night: The undisputed legend of stage and screen performing a classic Broadway program

Joshua Bell in recital

The world-famous violin virtuoso with pianist Alessio Bax at Mechanics Hall

Worcester Chorus Sings The Beatles

The Worcester Chorus takes selections from The Fab Four's catalog

Igudesman & Joo

The funniest violin/piano pair on the planet share their program "And Now Mozart"

Royal Winnipeg Ballet: Dracula

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet debuts in Worcester with this Mahler-infused adaptation of a classic

Worcester Chorus: The Messiah

The Worcester Chorus takes the stage for its annual performance of Handel's classic

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Orpheus return to Worcester with violin soloist Vadim Gluzman and a program of Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn

Ukraine Symphony Orchestra

The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine will perform a program of Verdi, Prokofiev, and Dvorak with us in Worcester. Alexei Grynyuk will be the featured piano soloist

Chris Brubeck's Triple Play

Chris Brubeck's foot-tapping jazz combo returns to Worcester for more jollity at Mechanics Hall

Venice Baroque Orchestra

These masters of 17th-18th Century classics hit Worcester this March

Worcester Chorus: Beethoven's Mass

The Worcester Chorus will perform works by Beethoven and Mozart. Post-concert celebration in Washburn Hall for all attending.

Latitude 41

Chamber trio Latitude 41 will perform Brahms' piano trios I, II, & III

Lara St. John & Matt Herskowitz

Fiery violinist Lara St. John will perform with pianist Matt Herskowitz in Worcester featuring works from their new album Shiksa/Lavuta

Russian Nat'l Ballet: Cinderella

The Russian National Ballet Theatre returns with Prokofiev's version of the famous fairy tale, fully staged at The Hanover Theatre

Sergey Antonov in recital

The virtuoso cellist returns to Worcester to perform Bach's Cello Suites I, II, & III

Pamela Frank & Christian Tetzlaff

These two stars of the violin will highlight our Bach Festival in the Salisbury Cultural District

Ilya Yakushev in recital

One of Music Worcester's favorite pianists will return to perform a program including Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition

Worcester Chorus & CONCORA

Both conducted by Chris Shepard, the Worcester Chorus and Connecticut's CONCORA will share the stage to conclude our Salisbury Cultural District Bach Festival

Yefim Bronfman in recital

Veteran virtuoso pianist at Mechanics Hall performing works by Bartok, Schumann, Debussy, and Stravinsky

Dinnerstein & Havana Lyceum Orchestra

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein will perform at Mechanics Hall with Cuba's Havana Lyceum Orchestra

Opening Night 2015

Carmina, Gala, & Cabaret!

Hugo Wolf Quartet

Come see the acclaimed Austrian Quartet featuring mezzo soprano Olivia Vote.

Bollywood Masala Orchestra

An authentic taste of the richness and excitement of Indian music

National Acrobats of China

A dazzling display of acrobatic excellence straight from the People's Republic of China

Handel: The Messiah

Performed by the Worcester Chorus

Simone Dinnerstein

J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations by the legendary pianist

Polish Philharmonic

conducted by Ernst van Tiel

Worcester Symphonic Project

Central MA's only consortium orchestra program - all ages welcome!

St. Lawrence String Quartet

premiere Canadian chamber ensemble

Disney in Concert

Magic and music from the movies!

Mozart's Requiem

The Worcester Chorus of Music Worcester

Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra

Dmitry Yablonsky, conductor & Danielle Akta, cello

Mnozil Brass

premiere Austrian brass ensemble

Béla Fleck & Chick Corea

internationally renowned jazz piano and banjo together in concert

Swan Lake

The Moscow Festival Ballet returns to Worcester!


featuring pianist Bernadine Blaha

Worcester Chorus & NHSO

Celebrating America through classic choral works!

Handel + Haydn Society Chamber Players

works by Telemann, Vivaldi, Torelli, Bach

Beethoven: Symphony No.9

Opening Night with the Worcester Chorus and Arcadia Players

Sergey Antonov

Recital with International Tchaikovsky Competition gold medalist, cellist Sergey Antonov, and pianist Bernadene Blaha.

Mark O'Connor: Hot Swing

Paying tribute to the legendary jazz master Stéphane Grappelli

St. Petersburg Symphony

Under the direction of Vladimir Lande with pianist Andrei Gavrilov

Canadian Brass

Innovating to bring brass repertoire to audiences nationwide

Jamie Barton & Bradley Moore

Award-winning mezzo-soprano performs with pianist

OSEM & Dalia Kuznecovaite

The Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México, under the direction of Maestro Enrique Bátiz

Worcester Symphonic Project

Area college students, adult professional and amateur musicians, and qualified young instrumentalists perform as a full orchestra.

Boston Philharmonic

Under the direction of Benjamin Zander

Silk Road Ensemble

Presenting repertoire that reflects our global society


20th Anniversary Tour: A glorious mix of ancient and new Irish music

Bach: St. John Passion

Featuring the Worcester Chorus

ASMF & Jeremy Denk

The Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields is joined by multifaceted pianist, Jeremy Denk

Ballet: Giselle

A presentation of the Russian National Ballet Theatre

Brentano Quartet

Two centuries of quartet repertoire, as well as very old and very new music.

Chris Brubeck's Triple Play

Bringing a rare level of joy, virtuosity and American spirit to the music they perform

Songs of Love & War

A Memorial Day concert performed by the Worcester Chorus