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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  • Mechanics Hall

    Worcester

    Acoustically-outstanding, pre-Civil War concert hall; popular, jazz, and classical music concerts; dance performances. Rental venue. more

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  • Metropolitan Wind Symphony

    Jamaica Plain

    Founded by Jerry Gardner in 1971, the Metropolitan Wind Symphony is currently celebrating its 41st anniversary. The MWS comprises over 70 talented... more

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  • Millennium Magic Chorus

    Agawam

    Millennium Magic Chorus is a unique, small chorus with membership of about 20 women. We are proud to be the only... more

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  • Millennium Magic Chorus

    Agawam

    Millennium Magic Chorus is one of over 700 choruses of Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide, non-profit organization dedicated to women's four-part... more

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  • Mohawk Trail Concerts

    Charlemont

    Summer concert series featuring classical repertoire and American classics in intimate settings on the Smith College campus and at the... more

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  • Multicultural Arts Center

    Cambridge

    As New England's only multicultural arts center, we strive to present dedicated programming reflecting diversity in the arts. Please join... more

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  • Museum of Printing

    North Andover

    Printing has been the predecessor to changes in civilization. Gutenberg's invention of movable type spread religion, improved printing press' fostered... more

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  • Music at Amherst

    Amherst

    Music at Amherst is the Amherst College Music Department visiting artist series. more

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  • Music at Eden's Edge

    Essex

    The North Shore's own resident chamber music ensemble. With an annual Summer Concert Series and a Family Concert each spring,... more

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  • Musicorda Summer Music Festival

    South Hadley

    Summer chamber music festival and pre-professional string training program at Mount Holyoke College. more

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  • Nahant Music Festival

    Waltham

    The Nahant Music Festival brings high-quality classical music to the North Shore during the first two weeks of June. Master... more

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  • Nantucket Music Festival

    Nantucket

    The inaugural Nantucket Music Festival is set for August 2-3 at Tom Nevers Field. Come see acts including Edward Sharpe... more

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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 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 Music Theatre

    Beverly

    Since 1955, NSMT has become one of the most attended theatres in New England. NSMT continues to annually produce a musical... 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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  • Patriot Place

    Foxborough

    Adjacent to Gillette Stadium, Patriot Place features more than 1.3 million square feet of shopping, entertainment and commercial uses. Major fashion... more

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