Music, Theatre, & Dance
6 Laconia Rd., Worcester, MA 01609, 617-512-1882
10 Irving Street, Worcester, MA 01609, 508-752-3766, 508-752-3766x16
700 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602, 508-791-2893
The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields. The Guild serves more than 20,000 members in more than 340 local chapters throughout the United States and abroad. Founded in 1896 as both an educational and service organization, the Guild, and this Worcester Chapter, sets and maintains high musical standards and promotes the understanding and appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music through concerts, lectures and other events.
500 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609, 508-767-7508
150 Main Street, Boylston, MA 01505, 508-869-6887
Calliope Productions is a year-round non-profit theatre company founded in 1982 that serves the needs and interests of audiences and performers in the Central Massachusetts region. Calliope Productions presents six main-stage productions each year, and operates performance training workshops for students (ages 8 - 18) and adults.
Sundays, through May 28, Once on this Island
Through Saturday, May 27, Once on this Island
Wednesday, Jul 19 - Saturday, Jul 22, Honk!
92 Downing Street, Worcester, MA 01610
Thursday, Jul 6, Worcester Chamber Music Society's Miracle to Majesty
Thursday, Jul 13, Worcester Chamber Music Society's ChamberFest Faculty Concert Musical Mosaics
50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608, 508-755-6800
Sun: Closed, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
A state-of-the-art Arena & Convention facility located in the "Heart of Massachusetts". All major New England cities are within a one-hour drive. The facility hosts concerts, sporting events, family shows, conventions, trade shows, meetings and banquets. The facility is owned by the City of Worcester, managed by SMG and is the proud home of its professional hockey team, the Worcester Sharks. The Sharks are the American Hockey League affiliated franchise of the San Jose Sharks.
Sundays, Saturdays, Jun 24 - Jun 25, MASSive Comic Con Returns to Worcester with Top Notch Guests, A-List Comic Creators, Kids Con and More!
19 Church Road, Shrewsbury, MA 01545, 508-845-7286
62 High Street, Clinton, MA 01510, 978-265-4345, 978-598-5000x12
Sun: Closed, Mon, Tue, Wed: 10:00 AM-5:30 PM, Thu: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM, Fri: 10:00 AM-5:30 PM, Sat: 9:00 AM-5:30 PM
The Gallery of African Art is primarily a museum with an educational display of a unique, private collection representative of various regions, tribes and traditions of the African continent. The gallery encompasses a diverse collection of more than 600 African tribal masks, figures, sculpture and artifacts crafted in stone, wood, clay and bronze, spanning 32 tribes, including Dogon, Baule, and Bamana art.
Like African art in general, Lanktons collection emphasizes the human figure, visual abstraction, sculpture and the representative accouterments of ceremonial performance art.
For now, access to the Gallery is located at the back of the Sunrise Boutique located in Clinton's buzzing commercial district at 62 High St.
24 Mohave Road, Worcester, MA 01606, 508-930-7062
Friday, Jun 9, The Pirates of Penzance- presented by Greater Worcester Opera at Cultural Center at Eagle Hill
Saturday, Jun 10 - Sunday, Jun 11, The Pirates of Penzance- presented by Greater Worcester Opera at New Players Theatre Guild
Friday, Jun 16, The Pirates of Penzance- presented by Greater Worcester Opera at Southgate at Shrewsbury
2 Southbridge St., Worcester, MA 01608, 877-571-7469
Sun: Closed, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sat: Closed
The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, a 2,300 seat state-of-the-art venue, presents Broadway Shows straight from NY, world-class concerts, national comedians, and popular family shows in the heart of Massachusetts.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through Jun 27, "Just Desserts" by Leslie Graff
Saturday, May 27, Motown
Saturday, May 27, Motown
1 Gorham Street, Worcester, MA 01605, 508-856-9541
Sun: Closed, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 9:00 AM-8:30 PM, Fri: 9:00 AM-7:00 PM, Sat: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
A nonprofit community music school, Joy of Music (JOMP) offers private instrumental lessons, an exciting choice of classes, highly regarded classical and jazz ensembles programs, and a vibrant Youth Sinfonietta and Youth Orchestra. Children, teens and adults at all levels of ability experience a musical community that is supportive, non-competitive and inspiring. At the heart of JOMPs mission is our extraordinary Financial Aid Program, which makes it possible for students in need of assistance to study with our outstanding faculty. JOMP contributes richly to Worcesters cultural vitality through student community performances, outreach programs, faculty performances in the Worcester Public Schools and our Faculty Concert Series.
10 Tuckerman Street, Worcester, MA 01609, 508-754-1234
The Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra is Worcester's premiere
resident orchestra and was founded in 1947. It regularly performs at its home, Tuckerman Hall, as well as at Worcester's Mechanics Hall and Hanover Theatre. During the summer, the Orchestra performs a highly popular series of free, outdoor concerts in Worcester's Institute and East Parks before tens of thousands of concert-goers. The Orchestra has accompanied world-class touring shows such as Mannheim Steamroller and such artists as Andrea Bocelli and the late Luciano Pavarotti at Worcester's DCU Center.
Friday, Jun 30, Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra Family Concert at Cristoforo Columbo Park (East Park)
Sunday, Jul 9, Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra Family Concert at Institute Park
Sunday, Jul 16, Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra Family Concert at Institute Park
P.O. Box 7203, Worcester, MA 01605, 508-842-1349
The Master Singers of Worcester, Inc. is dedicated to performing high quality choral music for the enjoyment and education of the performer and listener. Led by Artistic Director, Malcolm Halliday, concert pianist and conductor, it has distinguished itself by consistent, high quality presentation of lesser-known, but important sacred and secular choral masterworks and exploration of contemporary works by international and regional composers. In continuous operation as a self-supporting, non-profit, volunteer community chorus for men and women, from young adult to senior, we perform three to four concerts annually, in addition to several community outreach events. The chorus encompasses approximately 60 chorus members who typically work and reside in Worcester and its surrounding communities. MSW promotes music education through internships to talented area high school students and collaboration with local college, community music school and church-based youth choirs and orchestras. The organization was founded in 1976 by the late Alfred Nash Patterson, gifted choral conductor and promoter of the choral arts.
321 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608, 508-752-0888, 508-752-5608
Sun: Closed, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Sat: Closed
Mechanics Hall is recognized worldwide as an acoustical masterpiece. Mechanics Hall hosts world-class performers, international classical orchestras, jazz legends, folk and acoustic heroes and recording artists. Mechanics Hall functions as a rental facility and is available for your cultural, corporate, family, educational, or civic event. Call for a schedule of events, including our free noontime "Brown Bag" concerts, tours, and rental rates.
Sunday, Jun 11, Simone Dinnerstein and The Havana Lyceum Orchestra
Saturday, Jun 17, "An Italian Dinner Show" featuring Marco Turo
Sunday, Jun 18, Second Annual Coptic Music Concert in the North East
323 Main St., Worcester, MA 01608, 508-754-3231
Sun: Closed, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 9:00 AM-4:30 PM, Sat: Closed
Music Worcester's presentations of great music and entertainment have been celebrations dating from 1868, giving Worcester the distinction of having the oldest running music festival in the country! Music Worcester is the non-profit presenter of the Worcester Music Festival, which now includes the International Artists Series (featuring symphony & chamber orchestras from around the world!), the Worcester Chorus, the Mass Jazz Festival, and includes dance companies from around the world and other cultural events, performed in historic Mechanics and Tuckerman Halls and on college campuses and other venues.
Sunday, Jun 11, Simone Dinnerstein and The Havana Lyceum Orchestra at Mechanics Hall
Wednesday, Oct 4, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at Mechanics Hall
Saturday, Oct 21, Martial Artists & Acrobats of Tianjin, China at Mechanics Hall
2 Southbridge St, Worcester, MA 01608, 508-755-0895, 508-753-0666
The operas are sponsored by Opera Worcester and are fully staged professional production by the National Lyric Opera of New York with full live orchestration. For tickets contact the Hanover box office at 877-571-SHOW or visit their web-site www.thehanovertheater.org.
Opera Worcester presents two operas each year and sponsors many other opera and cultural events in the Worcester area.
203 Pakachoag Street, Auburn, MA 01501, 508-791-8159
Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester offers exceptional music education and enrichment programs for all ages - from birth to retirement. Programs include early childhood Music Together classes, private lessons, small group classes, ensembles, and special summer programs. Student performance classes and recitals, scheduled throughout the school year, are free and open to the public.
Pakachoag's newest program, Shrewsbury Arts Alive, brings high quality music instruction to residents of Shrewsbury and surrounding communities. Classes are also conveniently available in other communities in Central Massachuestts.
Check our website for up-to-date information on programs and special events.
Through Friday, Jun 30, Summer Programs at Pakachoag Music School
Friday, Jun 9, Masterclass: The Art of Sight Reading
Worcester, MA 01602
A Non-Profit Advocacy Group for Worcester's Parks
370 Main Street, Room 1200, Worcester, MA 01608, 508-799-3848
Salisbury Singers, Inc. has been providing a cultural, educational, artistic and musical outlet for the citizens of Central Massachusetts since 1973. The critically-acclaimed chorus is dedicated to the enhancement of cultural life in Worcester and Central Massachusetts as well as to the musical growth of its individual members. Salisbury Singers achieves these objectives through professional quality performances and acappella and accompanied choral repertoire drawn from diverse traditions and styles. For more information and performance schedules, visit Salisbury Singers on the web at www.salisburysingers.org or call (508) 799-3848.