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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  • Lowell Festival Foundation/Folk Festival

    Lowell

    The largest free folk festival in the nation is three days of traditional music, dance, craft demonstrations, street parades, dance... more

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  • Lowell Memorial Auditorium

    Lowell

    Historical landmark; venue for year-round musical, dance, and concert performances. more

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  • The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

    Great Barrington

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  • The Mandolin Orchestra

    South Hadley

    The Mandolin Orchestra of South Hadley was founded in 2012. With the emergence of folk music, the mandolin regained popularity, and... more

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  • Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society

    Vineyard Haven

    Chamber music concerts. more

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  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

    North Adams

    Located in Berkshire County's vibrant arts community, MCLA offers a wide array of meeting and event spaces to accommodate 10 to 2,000... more

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  • Maudslay Arts Center

    Newburyport

    Finest Jazz, country, swing, klezmer in our 'tanglewood north' pristine setting in Maudslay State Park, Newburyport. Spacious, acoustically superb setting... more

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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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  • Middlesex Concert Band

    Wakefield

    The Middlesex Concert Band is a nonprofit community band based in Wakefield, Massachusetts that regularly performs concerts in Wakefield, Melrose,... 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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