Schedule & Tickets

Upcoming concerts & events

2017-2018 Performance Schedule

 
 
Wynton Marsalis & Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

October 4, 2017 - 7:30 pm - Mechanics Hall
Table Seating: $105 (no student or youth seating)
Balcony Seating: Adult $49 - $85, Student & Youth $25

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

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Martial Artists & Acrobats of Tianjin, China

October 21, 2017 - 8:00 pm - Mechanics Hall
Adult $49, Student $17.50, Youth $7.50

The Martial Artists & Acrobats of Tianjin, China, return to Worcester with a new program, "China Soul"

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Gil Shaham, violin

October 22, 2017 - 4:00 pm - Mechanics Hall
Adult $49 - $55, Student & Youth $25

Violin legend Gil Shaham will perform with pianist Akira Eguchi on a program featuring works by Kreisler, Prokofiev, Franck, Bach, and Saint-Saens.

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Britten War Requiem

November 12, 2017 - 4:00 pm - Mechanics Hall
Adult $35 - $55, Student & Youth $25

The Worcester Chorus, Salisbury Singers, Master Singers, Sounds of Stow, and the Worcester Children's Chorus will collectively perform Britten's War Requiem at Mechanics Hall

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Handel's Messiah

December 2, 2017 - 8:00 pm - Mechanics Hall
Adult $49, Student $17.50, Youth $7.50

The Worcester Chorus will continue its holiday tradition with a performance of Handel's Messiah with orchestra at Mechanics Hall

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Garrick Ohlsson, piano

January 27, 2018 - 8:00 pm - Mechanics Hall
Adult $49, Student $17.50, Youth $7.50

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

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Dinnerstein & A Far Cry

February 11, 2018 - 4:00 pm - Mechanics Hall
Adult $49, Student $17.50, Youth $7.50

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

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Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra

February 14, 2018 - 7:30 pm - Mechanics Hall
Adult $49, Student $17.50, Youth $7.50

The acclaimed Symphony Orchestra from Sweden's Helsingborg will bring a program of Sibelius, Rachmaninoff, and Brahms to Worcester in February

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Weimar Symphony Orchestra

March 1, 2018 - 7:30 pm - Mechanics Hall
Adult $49 - $55, Student & Youth $25

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

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Dublin Irish Dance

March 11, 2018 - 4:00 pm - Mechanics Hall
Adult $49, Student $17.50, Youth $7.50

"Stepping Out" - a program featuring the sights and sounds of Irish culture

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Boston Brass

March 18, 2018 - 4:00 pm - Mechanics Hall
Adult $49, Student $17.50, Youth $7.50

The renowned Boston Brass ensemble will deliver a Sunday matinee performance at Mechanics Hall 

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Apollo's Fire

March 25, 2018 - 4:00 pm - Tuckerman Hall
Adult $49, Student $17.50, Youth $7.50

Conductor Jeanette Sorrell's ensemble will perform works by Telemann, Vivaldi, and Bach's Brandenburg Concerti No.'s 4 & 5 at Tuckerman Hall in March.

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Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty

March 30, 2018 - 8:00 pm - The Hanover Theatre
Adult $41 - $55, Student & Youth $25

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

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Irina Muresanu

April 13, 2018 - 8:00 pm - WamsWorks
Adult $49, Student $17.50, Youth $7.50

The Romanian violinist the Boston Globe has called "irresistible" will perform a program of violin works from around the world this April.

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Bach's St. Matthew Passion

April 20, 2018 - 8:00 pm - Mechanics Hall
Adult $49, Student $17.50, Youth $7.50

The Worcester Chorus will present its spring program featuring choral works by Mendelssohn and Bach's St. Matthew Passion in April

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Cameron Carpenter

April 28, 2018 - 8:00 pm - Mechanics Hall
Adult $49, Student $17.50, Youth $7.50

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

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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

May 10, 2018 - 7:30 pm - Tuckerman Hall
Adult $49, Student $17.50, Youth $7.50

Wu Han, David Finckel, and Philip Setzer of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will perform Beethoven and Schubert in Worcester in May

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Past Performances by Season

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Patti LuPone

This season's opening night brings the undisputed legend of stage and screen, who will perform a classic Broadway program at historic Mechanics Hall

Joshua Bell in recital

The world-famous violin virtuoso will perform with pianist Alessio Bax at Mechanics Hall this October

Worcester Chorus Sings The Beatles

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

Igudesman & Joo

The funniest violin/piano pair on the planet will share their program "And Now Mozart" with Worcester in November

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 again this December for its annual performance of Handel's classic

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

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

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!

WCMS

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

Danú

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