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June 2008 Events Calendar

June 1

Boston Pops:
John Williams' Film Night

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
8:00 pm |

Boston Pops Laureate Conductor John Williams shares the podium with Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart for this signature concert. The brilliant composer and conductor behind films including Jaws, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and the Harry Potter series (pictured), brings you a night of some of the most memorable movie music of all time. This is a concert not to be missed!

June 2-3

Boston Pops: Cirque De La Symphonie

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
Matinees 50% off for kids 17 and under
(617) 266-1200 | Groups: 1-800-933-4255
June 2: 8:00 pm
June 3, 3pm
| June 3, 8pm  

The Boston Pops is excited for the return of Cirque de la Symphonie’s magical fusion of circus with live orchestral music. Aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers and strongmen are among the talented artists who take the stage as the Boston Pops perform their own spectacular musical feats led by maestro Keith Lockhart. Don’t miss these performances that critics are saying “mesmerize adults and children,” with “a breathtaking display of agility and incomparable beauty.”

June 5, 12, 19, 26

ICCNE Presents:
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)
781 821-8291

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.

June 6-7

Boston Pops
Leslie Odom, Jr.

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
Matinees 50% off for kids 17 and under
(617) 266-1200 | Groups: 1-800-933-4255

Triple-threat Leslie Odom, Jr. is best known for originating the Tony-winning role of Aaron Burr in the original cast of Broadway’s Hamilton, and for his role in the TV series Smash. His recent self-titled album hit #1 on the Billboard Jazz chart. This concert will also feature the winners of the Fidelity Investments Young Artists Competition. Keith Lockhart, conductor.


June 8-11

Riverdance - 20th Anniversary World tour

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
2 Southbridge Street, Worcester
6/8: 7:30 pm | 6/9: 8:00 pm | 6/10: 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm | 6/11: 1:00 pm & 6:30 pm
$39, $54, $64, $74 | Directions
877-571-SHOW (7469) |

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative & exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland - in rock, music, theatre & film - nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.

June 8, 10-11

Boston Pops
The Beatles & Beyond

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
(617) 266-1200 | Groups: 1-800-933-4255
June 8: 8pm | June 10: 8pm | June 11: 7pm

Fifty years ago, four lads from Liverpool changed the course of popular music forever, and their influence still reverberates throughout the music world. Come hear the music of The Beatles—and their many great rock successors—in breathtaking symphonic arrangements, hosted by WZLX Breakfast. Steve Hackman, conductor - Larry “Cha-Chi” Loprete, host.

June 9, 23, 30

BHH Presents: Summer in the City - - Friday Movies

Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
6:00 - 10:00 pm | 617 856-7744 |

One of Boston’s most anticipated outdoor summer traditions, the Summer in the City Entertainment Series offers guests, visitors and local residents the opportunity to enjoy complimentary concerts, movies and live entertainment from the hotel’s unrivaled waterfront location.  Enjoy al fresco dining while taking in the beautiful waterfront and free entertainment. Now in its 19th year, the series has become a summer staple in Boston. Tuesdays: Pop Soul, Wednesdays: Rat Pack, Thursdays: Blues Barge, Fridays: Movies by Moonlight which begin at dusk and include: 6/9: On Golden Pond, 6/16: No Movie- Live Music! (Sail Boston 2017 Weekend), 6/23: Moonstruck, 6/30: Notting Hill (pictured).

June 13-14

Boston Pops
Party with the B-52s and the Boston Pops!

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
(617) 266-1200 | Groups: 1-800-933-4255
June 13: 8pm
June 14: 8pm

Now celebrating their 40th anniversary, it is well known that the B-52s are The World’s Greatest Party Band. Over 20 million albums into their career, there can be no doubt as to why they remain one of rock music’s most beloved and enduring bands. Keith Lockhart, conductor.

June 15-16

Boston Pops - Sondheim On Sondheim

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
(617) 266-1200 | Groups: 1-800-933-4255
June 15 8pm | June 16 8pm

Tanglewood Music Center Vocal Fellows Hailed as “a funny, affectionate, and revealing tribute to musical theater’s greatest living composer and lyricist,” the world premiere of the symphonic Sondheim on Sondheim with the Boston Pops is not to be missed! This retrospective of the life and work of America’s finest contemporary musical theater creator is told through his own words via film, live performers, and his amazing music. Experience this acclaimed sampling of Sondheim’s extraordinary output, now for the first time with lush new arrangements for full orchestra. Keith Lockhart, conductor. Sarna Lapine, director. Phillip Boykin, Carmen Cusack, Gabriel Ebert, and Lisa Howard, vocalists.

June 17

Blackstone River Theatre:
Summer Solstice Festival

Diamond Hill Park
Rte. 114, Cumberland, RI

11:00 am - 7:00 pm | 5 Stages | 45 Vendors. $15 adults, $10 seniors, children $5, under-5 free!
401 725-9272 |

Five entertainment stages plus food and craft vendors. Featuring: the Atwater-Donnelly Trio, Kevin Crawford and Cillian Vallely, Archie Fisher, The Gnomes, The Jeremiahs, Les Poules à Colin (pictured), Robbie O'Connell & Rose Clancy, Pendragon, Torrin Ryan, Kyle Forsthoff and Benjamin Foss, and Irish step dance featuring Tir Na Nog Irish Dance. Then head back to the Blackstone River Theatre for the evening session from 8:30-11:30 p.m. with almost all the musicians from the festival. Just 80 tickets will be sold to the evening session.

June 17

Tanglewood Presents: Four Voices: Joan Baez, Indigo Girls & Mary Chapin Carpenter

Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox, MA
7:00 pm |

The "Four Voices" tour was born from a friendship between Joan Baez (pictured), Mary Chapin Carpenter, Amy Ray, and Emily Saliers. Over 25 years ago, Baez invited Ray and Saliers to perform at a 1991 benefit at the Berkeley Community Theater for her human rights organization, Humanitas. Upon accepting the invitation, Ray and Saliers suggested enlisting Carpenter as well. After a successful performance, the four of them reconnected a year later at an Earth Day Celebration in Boston and at the Newport Folk Festival. Most recently, while together at Baez's 75th birthday concert at the Beacon Theatre, they discussed the possibility of going on tour together and-one year later-the Four Voices Tour was confirmed.

June 17

Boston Pops
25th Anniversary of Gospel Night

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
(617) 266-1200 | Groups: 1-800-933-4255
8:00 p.m.

The Boston Pops and the Boston Pops Gospel Choir raise the roof of Symphony Hall for this annual tradition, celebrating its 25th year! The evening’s music will have you on your feet and singing along with joy! Charles Floyd, conductor. Special guest to be announced.

June 18

Tanglewood Presents:
in Concert

Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox, MA
8:00 pm |

The original summer movie blockbuster, directed by Steven Spielberg, with an Academy Award®-winning score that made John Williams a household name, Jaws is the ultimate film-with-live-orchestra experience! Join Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops as they perform the entire score in sync with one of the greatest motion pictures of all time. Boston Pops Films in Concert Series Support provided by the George and Roberta Berry Supporting Organization. Keith Lockhart, conductor.

June 19-26

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,497 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | | Reservations | Itinerary

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!

June 26-July 3

Inroads Ireland's GO NORTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,492 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | | Full trip itinerary here

Come along with Inroads Ireland’s tours off the beaten track as we travel in small groups (14 or less) on Ireland’s back roads. The one week bus tour takes you to beautiful northern Ireland including Counties Antrim, Donegal, Mayo, and more. The north of Ireland is a place of exceptional beauty full of great idealists, literary greats, and a causeway built by a giant! Get the inside scoop on Belfast from a cabbie as he drives you behind the scenes through Protestant and Catholic communities. Walk atop the ancient city walls of Derry and go to Ireland’s most northerly point – Malin Head. Stay in small towns in locally owned guesthouses and hotels where an excellent traditional music session is just around the corner in a cozy pub. All this and more in the beautiful north of Ireland. Come along, we’d love to travel with you!

June (TBD)

The Irish Pastoral Centre Presents:
4th Annual IPC Spring Golf Tournament

George Wright Golf Course
42 West Street, Hyde park
Registration 7:30 am | $125 per player
Sponsorship opportunities. Call for Details.
617 265-5300 |

The entry fee of $125 includes an 18-hole round of golf, golf cart and dinner at Florian Hall, 55 Hallet Street, Dorchester. Since 1987, the IPC has been committed to assisting Irish immigrants to facilitate a positive transition to American life. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please consider supporting the IPC by participating in this golf outing or call directly if you are unable to attend but would like to contribute.

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