An Evening with Audra McDonald

Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

Primarily known for her work on the Broadway stage, Audra McDonald has won six Tony Awards, more performance wins than any other actor, and is the only person to win all four acting categories.

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

The orchestra, under the baton of Volodymyr Sirenko, has gained international recognition. The concert includes works by Liszt, Dvorak's Symphony No. 7, and Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations for Cello, featuring Natalia Khoma.

Virtual Messiah Sing | The Worcester Chorus, CONCORA, & Masterwork Chorus

ON DEMAND Pre-recorded concert with flexible viewing option(s).

Worcester's greatest holiday tradition continues with an online performance (sing-along encouraged) of Handel's Messiah featuring the Worcester Chorus with a professional ensemble of instrumentalists and vocal soloists, recorded in live performance at historic Mechanics Hall.

Simone Dinnerstein

ON DEMAND Pre-recorded concert with flexible viewing option(s).

Piano soloist Simone Dinnerstein, formerly Music Worcester's 2018-19 Artist-In-Residence, returns to our season for a solo piano program featuring works by Schumann, Glass, Satie, and more, On Demand this January.

Andrew Armstrong & Friends

ON DEMAND Pre-recorded concert with flexible viewing option(s).

Praised by critics for his passionate expression and dazzling technique, pianist Andrew Armstrong has delighted audiences across Asia, Europe, Latin America, Canada, and the United States. His trio recital, recorded at Mechanics Hall with clarinet and violin, features works by Stravinsky, Schumann, Shostakovich, and more.

Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi

LIVE STREAM Concert can be viewed ONLY during the time indicated.

Multi Instrumentalists Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi will perform works from their new album "there is no Other" in a Live Stream duo presentation to Music Worcester ticket buyers on February 20 at 2:00 PM EST, live from their living room to yours.

Zlatomir Fung

ON DEMAND Pre-recorded concert with flexible viewing option(s).

Former Music Worcester Young Artist Competition winner and the first American in four decades and youngest musician ever to win First Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition Cello Division, Zlatomir Fung is poised to become one of the preeminent cellists of our time.

Mozart Requiem | The Worcester Chorus, CONCORA, & Masterwork Chorus

ON DEMAND Pre-recorded concert with flexible viewing option(s).

Chris Shepard directs a socially distanced ensemble of vocalists and the Worcester Festival Chamber Orchestra in a presentation of Mozart's Requiem from historic Mechanics Hall. Viewers can enjoy On Demand viewing for a full month starting March 26 at 7PM.

Lawrence Brownlee

LIVE STREAM Concert can be viewed ONLY during the time indicated.

American-born tenor Lawrence Brownlee captivates audiences and critics around the world, and has been hailed as “an international star in the bel canto operatic repertory” (The New York Times). Proceeds from his Worcester performance will benefit several charitable community groups.

Brubeck Brothers Quartet

Riley-Pappas Pavilion 203A Pakachoag St, Auburn, MA

Jazz legend Dave Brubeck's sons Chris and Dan lead this distinguished jazz quartet in an outdoor performance at Auburn's Riley-Pappas Pavilion, free and open to the public on July 13, 2021.

Esther Heideman: Unrestricted Travel

ON DEMAND Pre-recorded concert with flexible viewing option(s).

Soprano Esther Heideman, who has sung with the Worcester Chorus on many occasions, joins Chris Shepard in a recital featuring music from throughout Europe. Sign up for a free ticket to enjoy this virtual concert On Demand now through August 20.

The Hot Sardines

Indian Ranch 200 Gore Rd #1, Webster, MA

In the hot jazz movement, The Hot Sardines stand apart for the innovation, verve and sheer joy they bring to music, both new and old.

Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar

The Hanover Theatre 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

McLaughlin and this anointed group are known for their rich harmonies and beautiful blends. With their expressive vocals and intricate arrangements of contemporary gospel, Trey McLaughlin and the Sounds Of Zamar is one of the brightest and prolific groups on the gospel scene.

Boston Brass

Cristoforo Colombo Park 180 Shrewsbury St, Worcester, MA

Music Worcester favorites Boston Brass return for a free summer performance at Cristoforo Colombo Park in Worcester, MA as part of our Summer@MW Series.

The Concert Truck

Hillside Complex Boylston 215 Main St, Boylston, MA

Concert Truck brings its pop-up concert experience to the close of our Summer@MW season on Friday, Sep 10 at Boylston's Hillside Park.

Dorrance Dance

The Hanover Theatre 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

Dorrance Dance's tap program, SOUNDspace, has been adapted and continues to explore what is most beautiful and exceptional about tap dancing – movement as music.

Worcester Chorus | Brahms Requiem

Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

The Worcester Chorus brings Brahms' choral masterpiece back to Worcester on stage at historic Mechanics Hall.

Merz Trio

JMAC 20 Franklin St, Worcester, MA

The celebrated piano trio brings a program of Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio in A minor and more to our concert season at the Jean McDonough Arts Center's Brickbox Theater this November.

Naledi Masilo

JMAC 20 Franklin St, Worcester, MA

The South African native and Boston-based vocalist and composer brings an evening of South African jazz to Worcester's Brickbox Theater at the JMAC.

The Worcester Chorus | Handel Messiah

Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

An annual tradition for over 120 years, Handel's most famous oratorio returns to historic Mechanics Hall this winter. Recording of Live Stream from December 4 now on sale for On Demand viewing.

Worcester Chorus Women’s Ensemble

Trinity Lutheran Church 73 Lancaster St, Worcester, MA

Led by Worcester Chorus assistant director and accompanist Mark Mummert, the Worcester Chorus Women's Ensemble brings their holiday choral program to the stage at Worcester's Trinity Lutheran Church.

Polish Baltic Philharmonic

Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

A symphonic highlight of our season, the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra brings a program featuring works by Schubert, Grieg, and Rossini to historic Mechanics Hall.

On Demand: The Worcester Chorus I Bach B-Minor Mass

ON DEMAND Pre-recorded concert with flexible viewing option(s).

Now through April 4, purchase your ticket to view the On Demand recording of The Worcester Chorus singing Bach's Mass in B Minor at Mechanics Hall on March 19, 2022.

Apollo’s Fire

Tuckerman Hall 10 Tuckerman Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

Apollo's Fire is a popular and critically acclaimed period-instrument ensemble specializing in early music. The ensemble unites a select pool of early music specialists from throughout North America and Europe.

An Evening with Itzhak Perlman

The Hanover Theatre 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

Itzhak Perlman brings his new program entitled “An Evening with Itzhak Perlman,” which captures highlights of his career through narrative and multi-media elements intertwined with performance, to the Hanover Theatre.

Itzhak Perlman in Recital

Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, Itzhak Perlman is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to his irrepressible joy for making music.

Ballet Hispánico

The Hanover Theatre 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

Ballet Hispánico brings communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance productions, dance training, and community engagement. They bring their Noche de Oro 50th Anniversary program to our season.

Gautier Capuçon & Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

The French cello/piano duo closes out the classical presentation series of our 2021-2022 Concert Season with an unforgettable performance at historic Mechanics Hall with a program of Schumann, Brahms, Shostakovich, and Debussy.

Dee Dee Bridgewater Quartet

Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, Grammy and Tony Award-winning Jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics.

The Worcester Chorus: Celebrating Composers of Color

Trinity Lutheran Church 73 Lancaster St, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Chorus concludes its performances of the 2021-2022 Concert Season with this program of classical, gospel, and spiritual/sacred works by composers including Margaret Bonds, Mark Miller, Keith Hampton, and more.

From Giuseppe to Lenny: An Evening of Opera & Musical Theater

Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

Soprano Robyn Marie Lamp, tenor Derrek Stark, and pianist Gordon Roberts bring and evening of classics from opera and musical theater to the historic stage at Mechanics Hall.

Wynton Marsalis

The Hanover Theatre 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

Described as the most outstanding jazz musician and trumpeter of his generation, Wynton Marsalis returns to Worcester with his septet for an unforgettable night of live performance at The Hanover Theatre.

Tony DeSare: Sinatra and Beyond

Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

Named a Rising Star Male Vocalist in Downbeat magazine, Tony DeSare has lived up to this distinction by winning critical and popular acclaim for his concert performances throughout North America and abroad. He brings his Sinatra and Beyond program to Mechanics Hall on July 14.

Phoenix Rising: Silkroad Ensemble with Rhiannon Giddens

Indian Ranch 200 Gore Rd #1, Webster, MA

Music Worcester welcomes the long-awaited return of the Silkroad Ensemble with its new artistic director, Rhiannon Giddens, in an outdoor performance at Indian Ranch Amphitheatre in Webster, MA.

Afternoon @ The Park

Cristoforo Colombo Park 180 Shrewsbury St, Worcester, MA

Music Worcester's Summer Concert Series concludes with a free, outdoor presentation at Worcester's East Park featuring Dan Gabel & The Abletones, Nacho Gonzalez Nappa, and Sunta Africa.

The Knights Orchestra with Aaron Diehl, piano

Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

New York's most cutting-edge classical ensemble brings a program of works by Stravinsky, Gershwin, Ravel, plus Bach's Brandenburg Concertos to historic Mechanics Hall for the opening of our 2022-2023 concert season featuring pianist Aaron Diehl.

Verdi Requiem at Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall 881 7th Ave, New York City, NY, United States

The Worcester Chorus, The Masterwork Chorus, and orchestra will perform Verdi's Requiem at New York City's world-famous Carnegie Hall. Join us in the big apple on Sunday, October 2 for this 2pm performance! (this presentation is not part of Music Worcester's 2022-2023 Concert Season)

Maxim Vengerov, Violin with Polina Osetinskaya, Piano

Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

Universally hailed as one of the world's finest musicians, Grammy Award-winning violinist Maxim Vengerov brings the 2022-2023 concert season's first recital program to Mechanics Hall.

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

The world's undisputed "king and queen of the banjo" (Paste Magazine) bring their long-awaited duo performance to the stage at historic Mechanics Hall this October.

Brian Stokes Mitchell

Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

The legend of Broadway makes his Worcester debut at historic Mechanics Hall this November. Buyers may choose between table seating on the floor or concert seating in the balcony sections.

Simone Dinnerstein, Piano

Tuckerman Hall 10 Tuckerman Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

Music Worcester's 2018-2019 Artist-In-Residence, pianist Simone Dinnerstein, returns to our season for a recital performance with cellist Alexis Gerlach and a program of Bach's da Gamba Sonatas and more.

The Worcester Chorus: Handel Messiah (On Demand Video)

ON DEMAND Pre-recorded concert with flexible viewing option(s).

ON DEMAND VIDEO RENTAL: Watch Worcester's longest-running holiday tradition with The Worcester Chorus in a live performance of Handel's Messiah from the stage at historic Mechanics Hall (Dec 3, 2022).

Katharine Dain, Soprano

Razzo Hall at Clark University 92 Downing St, Worcester, MA, United States

Soprano and 2022 Edison Award-winner Katharine Dain brings a program of operatic vocal works by Messiaen, Debussy, and more to Clark University's Razzo Hall this February.

Czech National Symphony Orchestra

Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

Performing and continuously growing for 26 years, the CNSO has earned an enviable reputation among both Czech and Europe’s top symphonic ensembles. Their Worcester program will feature Brahms' Violin Concerto and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.

Handel + Haydn Society

Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

Boston’s Grammy-winning Handel and Haydn Society chamber orchestra returns to our season at historic Mechanics Hall to perform Bach's Brandenburg Concertos.

An Afternoon at the Opera

Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

Conducted by Cailin Marcel Manson, The Worcester Chorus returns to the stage at historic Mechanics Hall for an evening of arias and choruses from your favorite classic opera works.

Vijay Gupta, violin & Chester Englander, cimbalom

Prior Performing Arts Center, College of the Holy Cross 1 College St, Worcester, MA, United States

Violinist Vijay Gupta, Music Worcester's Artist-In-Residence for 2023, opens his year of residency projects with a co-production between the College of the Holy Cross's brand new Prior Performing Arts Center and Music Worcester, featuring percussionist Chester Englander.

Chineke! Orchestra

Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

Originally scheduled for their Music Worcester debut in spring of 2020, Chineke! Orchestra brings a can't-miss orchestral program of Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 "New World" and Coleridge-Taylor's Violin Concerto.

Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert

Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

The Worcester Chorus, directed by Chris Shepard, returns to the stage at historic Mechanics Hall for a very special performance of Duke Ellington's Sacred Concert with a big band ensemble.

Dance Theatre of Harlem: Sounds of Hazel

The Hanover Theatre 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

Dance Theatre of Harlem returns to Worcester's Hanover Theatre with "The Hazel Scott Ballet Project," a brand new work co-commissioned by Music Worcester that celebrates the life and legacy of jazz legend Hazel Scott.

Vijay Gupta, violinist in recital

Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

Violinist Vijay Gupta, Music Worcester's Artist-In-Residence for 2023, brings a recital program to historic Mechanics Hall featuring Bach's Partita II in D Minor and Sonata III in C Major in addition to "When The Violin," the program's titular piece from composer Reena Esmail.

Songs, She Wrote: Music by Women, Sung by Women

Trinity Lutheran Church 73 Lancaster St, Worcester, MA

Directed by Worcester Chorus Associate Director Mark Mummert, The Worcester Chorus Women's Ensemble returns to Worcester's Trinity Lutheran Church with a program featuring "Songs for Women's Voices" with music by Gwyneth Walker and poetry by May Swenson.

Sam Bush

The Hanover Theatre 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

The multi-instrumentalist and bluegrass icon Sam Bush brings his band to Worcester's Hanover Theatre for an unforgettable night of live music this June.

Cécile McLorin Salvant

JMAC 20 Franklin St, Worcester, MA

Cécile McLorin Salvant, Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist and songwriter, brings her latest program of original works to Music Worcester's Jazz Weekend on July 21.

John Pizzarelli

Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

The multi-instrumentalist and bluegrass icon Sam Bush brings his band to Worcester's Hanover Theatre for an unforgettable night of live music this June.

Darshan Trio: See Yourself

Tuckerman Hall 10 Tuckerman Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

Music Worcester welcomes the Darshan Trio this September, featuring violinist Vijay Gupta with cellist Yoshika Masuda and pianist Dominic Cheli.

Gavilán Brothers | Los Hermanos Film

Robert R. Jay Performing Arts Center at St. John's High School 378 Main St, Shrewsbury, United States

Music Worcester welcomes the Darshan Trio this September, featuring violinist Vijay Gupta with cellist Yoshika Masuda and pianist Dominic Cheli.

Avi Avital & Hanzhi Wang

JMAC 20 Franklin St, Worcester, MA

The Grammy-nominated mandolin soloist and internationally renowned accordion virtuoso bring a captivating classical program to Worcester.

The Knights with Chris Thile

Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

Mandolin superstar Chris Thile performs at Mechanics Hall with The Knights on Oct 27.

Midori & Festival Strings Lucerne

Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

The legendary violinist will perform a program of Beethoven, Schumann, and more at Mechanics Hall on Nov 3.

This Love Between Us

Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

Vijay Gupta joins The Worcester Chorus, CONCORA, and choreographer Yamini Kalluri in a program of works by J. S. Bach and Reena Esmail.

The Worcester Chorus: Handel Messiah

Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

Experience Worcester's longest-running holiday tradition with The Worcester Chorus in a live performance of Handel's Messiah from the stage at historic Mechanics Hall.

On Demand Video: The Worcester Chorus | Handel Messiah

ON DEMAND Pre-recorded concert with flexible viewing option(s).

Experience Worcester's longest-running holiday tradition with The Worcester Chorus in an On Demand video of their December 2, 2023 performance of Handel's Messiah from the stage at historic Mechanics Hall.

The Worcester Chorus Women’s Ensemble Holiday Concert

Trinity Lutheran Church 73 Lancaster St, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Chorus Women's Ensemble brings their annual holiday choral program to the stage at Worcester's Trinity Lutheran Church.

Tchaikovsky, Paganini, & Gershwin

JMAC 20 Franklin St, Worcester, MA

Pianist Andrew Armstrong returns to Worcester with violinist Kevin Zhu and cellist Jan Vogler to perform Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio and more.

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

A favorite of recent Music Worcester seasons, the NSOU returns to historic Mechanics Hall for this orchestral highlight of the 2023-2024 season.

Voces8

Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

The Grammy-nominated British vocal ensemble makes their Worcester debut with us at historic Mechanics Hall on February 10.