May 1, 3 & 5
Boston Symphony Orchestra:
All-Brahms Program Piano Concerto No. 2 Symphony No. 2
Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
8:00 pm | bso.org
BSO Conductor Emeritus Bernard Haitink leads the final series of the 2017-2018 season, an all-Brahms program featuring beloved pianist Emanuel Ax in the composer’s monumental Piano Concerto No. 2. The turbulent First, the Second Concerto is a magisterial, far-ranging work of symphonic proportions, in four movements rather than a typical concerto’s three. Brahms’s Symphony No. 2 was composed relatively quickly in 1877, following his extended, years-long effort to complete the long-awaited First. The lilting Second Symphony is generally regarded as the most genial and relaxed of Brahms’s four great works in the genre.
BRT Presents:The Atwater-Donnelly Trio
Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | $16 | Call to Reserve: 401-725-9272 | riverfolk.org
BRT favorites Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly return with Cathy Clasper-Torch on fiddle, cello and vocals to present an engaging concert of traditional American and Celtic American folk songs, a cappella pieces, hymns, poetry, dance tunes, and original works. They have performed and researched folk music extensively in New England, Ireland, England, Prince Edward Island, the Ozarks, and Appalachia.
May 7, 14, 21, 28
Set Dancing with Cait Bracken
Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
7:30-9:30 pm | $5 donation at the door | Adults (16 & up)
Every Monday throughout the year (except Holidays), the ICC presents set dancing with Cait Bracken from 7:30-9:30pm. Set dancing is a form of social dancing which has been popular in Ireland for over 150 years. Sets are danced by four couples in a square. No previous dancing experience or partner required! No registration required for this class.
May 21-28 (ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT!)
Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour
For an authentic Irish experience, travel with Inroads Ireland’s tours off the beaten track in small groups (max of 14 people) on Ireland’s back roads. The one week mini-coach tour takes you to the very best of southern Ireland where you’ll discover ancient monastic settlements with intricately carved Celtic crosses, round towers, and the Cliffs of Moher. Explore centuries old castles & experience a mystifying solar alignment within a tranquil stone circle. Enjoy a traditional Irish music session while relaxing in a cozy pub. Stay in small towns like Baltimore, Kenmare, and Dingle in locally owned guesthouses and help support local economies. You’ll walk the land, capture the spirit, and have Ireland forever in your heart. This is Ireland done right!