Boston-area to do list

Rosalie O’Connor


Dancing beauty

In 2009, when Boston Ballet staged Tchaikovsky’s “The Sleeping Beauty,” The New York Times said the ballet contains “more layering than any other full-length ballet and greater detail.” Our resident ballet company takes up one of its specialties again, with choreography by Marius Petipa, and original costumes and sets by David Walker from the Royal Ballet. Expect a lavish production with virtuosic turns, including the difficult “Rose Adagio,” and cameos by other fairy tale characters including Little Red Riding Hood and Puss N’ Boots. March 22-23, 7:30 p.m. March 23-24, 1 p.m. Through April 7. $29-$137.
The Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston. 617-695-6955,


Influenced by Schumann American pianist Jonathan Biss delves deeply into the music of Robert Schumann, his mentors, and his successors. His European and North American concert tour of “Schumann: Under the Influence” stops in Boston with a program of music by Schumann, Janacek, and Berg. (See story, Page 3.) March 22, 8 p.m. From $35. Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston. 617-482-6661,

Twinkle, twinkle Remember “Humpty Dumpty” and “Little Miss Muffet”? Those seemingly sweet and innocent childhood rhymes are the inspiration for “Nursery Rhymes,” a group exhibition from the Super Precious Art Gallery. Artists were asked to create poster print illustrations inspired by nursery rhymes. March 22,
7-9 p.m. March 23, 1-5 p.m. Nave Gallery, 155 Powderhouse Blvd., Somerville.


Silver voices Jazzy Grammy Award-winning singers the New York Voices celebrate their 25th anniversary with an upcoming live album featuring classics like “Love Me or Leave Me” and “Darn That Dream,” and versions of Paul Simon’s “Baby Driver” and Annie Lennox’s “Cold.” (See story, Page 30.) March 22-23, 8 and
10 p.m. $28. Scullers Jazz Club, Doubletree Suites,
400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston. 617-562-4111,


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Lady with a fiddle Grammy-nominated and Juno Award-winning Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster has enjoyed a varied career playing with the likes of Carlos Santana, the Chieftains, Paul Simon, Luciano Pavarotti, and the Boston Pops. She comes to Boston to do what she does best, spinning Celtic jigs, strathspeys, reels, and airs with a five-piece band. March 23, 8 p.m. $28-$50. Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge. 617-876-4275,

Over the moon “Old Yellow Moon” is the new album of duets just released by Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, featuring four tracks by Crowell and versions of tunes including “Hanging Up My Heart” and “Invitation to the Blues.” The pair is touring in support of it. Catch Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell and the Richard Thompson Electric Trio at the Orpheum. March 23, 7:30 p.m. $39.50-$65. Orpheum Theatre, 1 Hamilton Pl., Boston. 800-745-3000,


Magical flute They call him “the man with the golden flute,” and he was even knighted in 2001. The James Galway Legacy Tour features Sir James Galway on flute and pennywhistle with the Galway Chamber Players, including flutist Lady Jeanne Galway. The program includes classical pieces by Mozart, Debussy, and Bizet, Irish folk songs, and Henry Mancini’s “Pennywhistle Jig” and “Baby Elephant Walk.” March 24, 3 p.m. Symphony Hall, 301 Mass. Ave., Boston. 617-482-6661,