Massachusetts features music for all tastes: classical, jazz, early music, even a rich history of rock and roll.

The cornerstone is one of the world’s greatest orchestras, the Boston Symphony Orchestra. It performs in Symphony Hall, celebrated worldwide for its magnificent acoustics and historic location, conveniently just steps from the T.

For opera buffs, the Boston Lyric Opera features lavish productions. Of course, no Fourth of July would be complete without the Boston Pops concert at the Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade. Two popular venues for contemporary music: the dramatic Bank of America Pavilion on Boston Harbor and the Comcast Center, a 19,000-seat amphitheater in Mansfield.

Be sure to check out the MassJazz website for jazz venues and upcoming concerts.

  • Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston

  • Symphony Hall, Springfield

  • Fort Point Channel, Boston

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    South Hadley

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  • Nahant Music Festival

    Waltham

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    Nantucket

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  • Nantucket Musical Arts Society

    Nantucket

    Tuesday evening concerts by world-class classical musicians July and August. more

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  • Narrows Center for the Arts

    Fall River

    The Narrows Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The 280-seat facility hosts high-quality, national and local performing... more

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  • New Center for Arts & Culture

    Watertown

    Exploring the Jewish imagination through innovative programming, performances, and conversations that are relevant to both Jews and the broader community. more

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  • New England Light Opera

    Lexington

    Founded in January of 2001, New England Light Opera aims to stage productions and concerts of operetta and early musical theatre... more

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  • New Life Fine Arts Musical Theater

    Concord

    New Life Fine Arts' spiritually uplifting musical adaptation of the 1843 Charles Dickens' classic tells the story of the tight-fisted curmudgeon,... more

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  • The North End Music and Performing Arts Center

    Boston

    Our mission is to provide affordable arts-related programming to residents of the North End/Waterfront and the surrounding neighborhoods. By... more

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  • North Shore Tonight

    Beverly

    The best way to stay connected with live music on Boston's North Shore. more

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  • PiNZ Entertainment

    Milford

    PiNZ Entertainment has 40,000 sq ft of fun, 20 bowling lanes, private bowling suite,arcade and laser tag. American fare at the... more

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  • Plymouth Memorial Hall

    Plymouth

    1400-seat performing arts center hosts concerts and lectures. more

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  • Quincy Symphony Orchestra

    Quincy

    The Quincy Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit organization consisting of amateur and professional musicians and a supportive group of volunteers... more

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  • Richmond Performance Series

    Richmond

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  • River's Edge Arts Alliance

    Hudson

    The River's Edge Arts Alliance is a non-profit organization which brings the full spectrum of the arts to the Hudson... more

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  • Salem State Center for Creative and Performing Art

    Salem

    The Center for the Arts provides diverse, high quality and affordable events in theatre, dance, music, creative writing and art... more

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  • South Mountain Concerts

    Pittsfield

    Chamber music concerts. more

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  • Stambandet

    Malden

    Nordic Vocal Ensemble offering a taste of Scandinavia through authentic music of Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland. Concerts and... more

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  • stART on the Street

    Worcester

    stART on the Street hosts its 10th annual September festival Sunday, 9/16. In addition to the 350+ artists and crafters selling their... more

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  • Stoneham Theatre

    Stoneham

    Stoneham Theatre is MetroNorth's award-winning professional non-profit theatre producing the highest quality performances by working with the finest professional actors,... more

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