Enjoy live performances at the MFA.


Vellumsound, the MFA’s new resident ensemble, celebrates the rich intersection of visual art and music. Incorporating images, dance, spoken word, and literature—and inspired by the Museum’s renowned collection—each concert features a uniquely modern multimedia and musical take on traditional ensemble performance.

May 13 - Vellumsound presents Friday the 13th

June 10 - Vellumsound presents At Home in the City

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Spring Concerts

May 8 - Members of Handel and Haydn Society present Friendship and Influence: Bach, Vivaldi, and Telemann

Elaine and Jerome Rosenfeld Concerts in the Courtyard

July 6 - Hot Club of Cowtown

July 13 - Walter Martin

July 20 - Martha Redbone Roots Project

July 27 - Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys

August 3 - Patty Larkin

August 10 - Dervish

August 17 - Edwin Pabon Orchestra

August 24 - Donny McCaslin Group

August 31 - Fendika

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Sound Bites: Nancy Lee Clark Concert Series

May 12 - SCORES!: An Integration of Movement, Sound, and Technology

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Musical Instruments

Gallery Talks and Demonstrations