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It’s wintertime in the Boston area and time for a snowy outing with the whole family followed by an adult night out enjoying some wonderful music. On Saturday afternoon from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. in Roxbury, you’ll find the Franklin Park Winter Snow Fest. This is a free event held at the Franklin Park golf course and offers tons of outdoor fun. You’ll have the opportunity to try out snowshoes while working with a naturalist to find and identify animal tracks in the snow. You’ll go sledding and build snow people. And when the toes and fingers are sufficiently frosted, you’ll go indoors for board games and hot chocolate. This promises to be a great family event. Find out more at:

Franklin Park Winter Snow Fest

Later when the children have been fed and are settled for the evening, why not have a musical night on the town? There are a number of musical offerings in the Boston area on Saturday evenings. Two of them are:

Boston Symphony Orchestra

The Boston Symphony, conducted by Charles Dutoit, offers an 8:00 p.m. performance of Hindemuth’s Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes of Weber, Liszt’s Piano Concerto #1 performed by virtuoso Stephen Hough and pieces by Prokoviev including the ballet score from Romeo and Juliet.

 

If music from various eastern cultures is your cup of tea you may enjoy the Cambridge Society for Early Music’s presentation of popular, courtly and religious music performed in Istanbul from the 1500’s through the 1800’s. Instruments played in this performance include the ottoman harp, the lute, the panpipe and the viola.

 

Cambridge Society for Early Music presents Istanbul 1500-1800

For other classical music events in the Boston area see classical scene.

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