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    Martha

    Presented by Boston Midsummer Opera at Tsai Performance Center, Boston

    July 29 - August 2, 2015

    By Friedrich von Flotow
    Directed by James O'Leary
    Conducted by Susan Davenny Wyner

    Joanna Mongiardo as Lady Harriet/Martha
    Eric Barry as Lionel
    Stephanie Kacoyanis as Nancy
    Jason Budd as Plunkett
    David Cushing as Sir Tristan

    This summer BMO presents Friedrich von Flotow's charming romantic comedy Martha.  Performed in English, Martha ...more


    Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series, Year II - Mendelssohn

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston, Boston

    October 25, 2015

    Emmanuel Music will continue its exploration of the works of Felix Mendelssohn, (the man who revived public interest in Bach pretty much all by himself). The series will feature the Arneis Quartet...more

    Ricky Nelson Remembered: Featuring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    October 24 - October 25, 2015

    He is the only artist to have a No. 1 song, No. 1 movie, and No. 1 TV show in the same week. Life Magazine coined the phrase “teen idol” after him and he is credited with pioneering the...more

    Lang Lang

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    October 25, 2015

    One of the world’s most acclaimed pianists and best-selling classical artists, Lang Lang will perform an exciting program of J.S. Bach, Tchaikovsky, Chopin.


    BACH: Italian Concerto...more

    The Bad Plus Josh Redman

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    October 25, 2015

    As though it was always destined to be, powerhouse trio The Bad Plus finds its fated fourth member in longtime friend and collaborator, saxophonist Joshua Redman. When Redman joined the trio as a...more

    An Evening with David Deveau

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 24, 2015

    Now in his twentieth year as Artistic Director of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, pianist David Deveau has been critically acclaimed internationally for his expressive and poetic...more

    Ben Sollee and Mother Falcon

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    October 23, 2015

    Kentucky-based cellist, singer-songwriter, and composer Ben Sollee teams up with Austin's 18-piece chamber-pop group Mother Falcon for an evening of innovative, genre-bending musicianship. Known...more

    Pavel Haas Quartet

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Cambridge

    October 22, 2015

    Since the Pavel Haas Quartet won the Paolo Borciani competition in Italy in spring 2005, this young Czech quartet has established itself as one of the leading chamber ensembles of the day,...more

    Joe Jackson

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    October 22, 2015

    For this tour Jackson has reunited with longtime bassist Graham Maby, and added two distinguished and eclectic New York-based musicians, guitarist Teddy Kumpel and drummer Doug Yowell. “We’re...more

    Cœur de Pirate

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Brighton Music Hall, Boston

    October 21, 2015

    Cœur de Pirate (French for pirate heart) is the stage name for award-winning French-Canadian singer/songwriter and pianist Béatrice Martin. Her whimsical, magical pop songs blend cabaret...more

    Raheem Devaughn and Leela James - The Love 'N Soul Experience

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    October 21, 2015

    It’s often said that love makes the world go ‘round and three-time Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter RAHEEM DEVAUGHN knows that to be the truth. With the release of his fourth studio album, A...more

    Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    October 18, 2015

    Recognized as South Africa’s foremost jazz pianist, Abdullah Ibrahim has a unique and dynamic compositional approach that successfully fuses universal and often seemingly disparate styles....more

    Dawn Upshaw

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    October 17, 2015

    The inimitable Dawn Upshaw and her perfectly matched partner pianist Gilbert Kalish bring a special program inspired by folk songs, to include works by Schubert, Messiaen, Bartók, Kodály, Ives...more

    Spellbound Contemporary Ballet, Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons)

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    October 16 - October 17, 2015

    Spellbound was a revelation when they made their Boston debut for the Celebrity Series in 2013. For this engagement, the company dances choreographer Mauro Astolfi’s reimagined Le Quattro...more

    Cimarrón

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    October 17, 2015

    With a wild, powerful, and unbridled sound, Cimarrón lives up to the meaning of its name, untamed. The Grammy-nominated Colombian ensemble creates a fiery kind of music called música...more

    Livingston Taylor

    Presented by Spectacle Management at Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall), Lexington

    October 16, 2015

    Cary Hall’s 15-16 Season opens with Boston native Livingston Taylor, whose well crafted, introspective, and original songs such as “I Will Be in Love with You” “First Time Love,” and...more

    Titus Andronicus

    Presented by Fenway Recordings at Brighton Music Hall, Boston

    October 15, 2015

    As part of the Fenway Recordings Sessions, Titus Andronicus will be performing at the Brighton Music Hall.


    The 10th Annual Cultural Survival Bazaar in Amherst

    Presented by Cultural Survival

    October 10 - October 12, 2015

    A Festival of Indigenous Art, Music, & Cultures from Around the World. 

    We feature Indigenous artists, performers, and handmade products benefiting the livelihoods of artists,...more

    La Boheme

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    October 2 - October 11, 2015

    Music by Giacomo Puccini
    Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

    Sung in Italian with projected English translation

    Puccini’s poetic masterpiece is reimagined against...more

    Choral Classics with Dr. Joeseph Flummerfelt

    Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    October 10, 2015

    Cantata Singers’ 52nd season commences with a program led by world-renowned choral conductor Dr. Joseph Flummerfelt. Hear choral favorites such as Brahms’ charming Liebeslieder...more

    Hey Nineteen “An Evening of Steely Dan" & Don Campbell “An Evening of Dan Fogelberg”

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    October 10, 2015

    Two of the best tribute bands in concert representing two of the biggest international performers in American music history.

    Hey Nineteen is the Nation’s top Steely Dan tribute band! An...more

    Marshall Crenshaw

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 9, 2015

    A guitar pop craftsman of the highest order, Marshall Crenshaw has been churning out ridiculously catchy rock and roll tunes since the early 80s. Hits like “Someday, Someway” and “Cynical...more

    Dave Davies

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    October 8, 2015

    DAVE DAVIES founded the Kinks in the early 1960s and forever changed music after he sliced up the speaker cone of a little green amp and created a revolutionary, distorted guitar tone and frenetic...more

    Jonny Lang

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    October 7, 2015

    Jonny Lang started playing the guitar at the age of twelve, after his father took him to see the Bad Medicine Blues Band, one of the few blues bands in Fargo, North Dakota. Lang was signed to...more

    Sun Kil Moon

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    October 7, 2015

    Mark Kozelek, frontman of Sun Kil Moon, is renowned for his intense, highly autobiographical songs. An expressive, talented guitarist with a beautiful and evocative voice, Kozelek has been...more

    The Zombies

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    October 6, 2015

    For the first time ever, British psychedelic pop legends, The Zombies, will bring their seminal 1968 album “Odessey & Oracle” to American stages – an event fans have awaited for almost...more

    Winery Dogs

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    October 5, 2015

    It would be easy to call The Winery Dogs a supergroup: Vocalist and guitarist Richie Kotzen made his mark with Poison and Mr. Big, bassist Billy Sheehan has been rocking for decades with Steve...more

    Burton Cummings:

    Presented by AW Productions, LLC at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    October 3, 2015

    Burton Cummings, platinum recording artist and former lead singer-songwriter of The (original) Guess Who, performs his hits "These Eyes," "No Time," "Share the Land," "Stand Tall," and many...more

    Yo La Tengo

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    October 3, 2015

    Fresh off celebrating their 30th anniversary as one of the most beloved and adventurous bands in rock history, Yo La Tengo announce that they will release Stuff Like That There on August 28th via...more

    The High Kings

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    October 3, 2015

    The High Kings are an Irish supergroup made up of Finbarr Clancy (formerly of the Clancy Brothers), Brian Dunphy (formerly a cast member of Riverdance), Martin Furey (formerly of the group...more

    Through the Doors: A Tribute to Jim Morrison & The Doors

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    October 3, 2015

    Special guest:  Piece of my Pearl (Janis Joplin Tribute)

    * Note that this is a ‘Rock the Coat” show—We will be collecting gently used and new winter coats to be distributed to...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - Bach Rearranged

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Cambridge

    October 3, 2015

    2015/16 Evening Concert Series - Bach Reimagined

    In the first of the season's evening concert series, Bach Rearranged, our musicians show how Bach himself,...more

    Rockport @ Night - First Fridays

    Presented by Rockport @ Night

    May 1 - October 2, 2015

    Every First Friday night beginning MAY 1st, through OCT. 2nd. Downtown galleries and shops open their doors from 4-8pm and then some...

    Rockport merchants welcomes you...more

    Vanessa Morris & Scott Sandvik

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    October 1, 2015

    Tonight we have two special acts returning to perform at artKitchen Café. The Vanessa Morris & Scott Sandvik duo and singer-songwriter Doug Logan.

    Come experience the...more

    Singer/Songwriter Doug Logan

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    October 1, 2015

    Tonight we have two special acts returning to perform at artKitchen Café. Singer-songwriter Doug Logan and the Vanessa Morris & Scott Sandvik duo.

    Doug Logan returns to...more

    Built to Spill at Brighton Music Hall

    Presented by Fenway Recordings at Brighton Music Hall, Boston

    September 29 - October 1, 2015

    As part of the Fenway Recording Sessions, Built to Spill will be performing at the Brighton Music Hall. Alternative legends Built to Spill have helped ticket buyers rock out for more than two...more

    Zach Sherwin

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    October 1, 2015

    Zach Sherwin is a comedian, writer, and rapper based in Los Angeles. His television credits include performances on “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” (FX) and “The Pete Holmes Show”...more

    September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor

    Presented by HyArts Cultural District

    September 26, 2015

    September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor
    Free jazz concerts at the HyArts Artist Shanties
    180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park
    Sept 26th, 2-3PM "Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz...more

    Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour

    Presented by Live Nation at TD Garden, Boston

    September 26, 2015

    Along with extraordinary critical acclaim as an artist, songwriter and producer, Madonna's reputation as one of the most successful live performers of all time speaks for itself. Her 2008/2009...more

    The Greatest Hits on Earth: Live!

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    September 26, 2015

    What if you put the former singers and players of Kansas, Blue Oyster Cult, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Journey and the Storm on one stage for one night in Worcester? You’d have THE GREATEST HITS ON EARTH:...more

    Berklee Summer in the City

    Presented by Berklee College of Music

    May 20 - September 26, 2015

    The Berklee Summer in the City Concert Series, sponsored by Natixis Global Asset Management, presents more than 200 free performances throughout the Greater Boston area from May through...more

    Beantown Jazz Festival

    Presented by Berklee College of Music

    September 26, 2015

    The Beantown Jazz Festival is Boston’s biggest block party—a free, annual outdoor concert open to the public that has delighted hundreds of thousands of music lovers over the years with its...more

    Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra

    Presented by Regent Theatre and Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    September 26, 2015

    The Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra is a giant 10-vocalist rock band that performs thunderous, fist-in-the-air renditions of classic 70’s Brit Rock. As the works of Mozart and Beethoven live on in...more

    Joan Armatrading

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    September 23, 2015

    A British superstar, singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading has steadily built a powerful fanbase on this side of the Atlantic, anchored by her distinctive, dynamic voice and uncanny ability to shift...more

    Home Free - Don't It Feel Good

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    September 23, 2015

    When country vocal band Home Free was crowned champion of NBC’s The Sing-Off, their victory was by no means the beginnings of a career for the five country stars from Minnesota… rather it was...more

    Fanfarai

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    September 22, 2015

    The rousing 11-member Algerian/French brass band Fanfaraï puts on a high energy show, with a battery of horns, traditional percussion, North African raï, Balkan beats, Afro-Cuban swing, and...more

    Ace Frehley

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    September 22, 2015

    Like a shooting star headed toward earth from another solar system, Ace Frehley operates in his own musical galaxy. He’s a musical maverick and iconoclast adored by millions of fans around the...more

    Jamey Johnson at Indian Ranch

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch, Webster

    September 20, 2015

    An eleven-time Grammy ®-nominated singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson is said to be “one of the greatest country singers of our time,” according to the Washington Post. Jamey...more

    Open Rehearsal with the Brockton Symphony Orchestra

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    September 20, 2015

    Experience the craft of music-making first hand. Sit in with the members of the Brockton Symphony Orchestra as they rehearse a piece of music. Experience the decisions and process of making music...more

    THE LION, written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer

    Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall, Lowell

    August 26 - September 20, 2015

    Smash hit Off-Broadway musical!

    Some stories have to be sung.

    A good storyteller uses everything he has. So Benjamin Scheuer uses his guitar — actually,...more

    Vieux Farka Toure

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    September 20, 2015

    Vieux Farka Touré crafts Malian blues in the rich Songhai tradition of his late father, famed guitarist Ali Farka Touré. Vieux draws on haunting Saharan blues and traditional Malian melodies and...more

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