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    Symphony Nova: October 2015

    Presented by Symphony Nova at Old South Church in Boston, Boston

    October 16, 2015

    Symphony Nova performs three delightful gems by Nino Rota, Jean Françaix, and Gustav Helsted, featuring a colorful ensemble of ten musicians led by Music Director Lawrence Isaacson. Nova’s opening concert of the season showcases the new class of talented Nova Fellows, who are hand-selected graduates from top music schools in Boston and beyond. Nino Rota was made famous by his score for The Godfather I ...more

    Trick or Treat to the Beat!

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music, Cambridge

    October 24, 2015

    New School of Music hosts a fall open house, with a spooky sing-a-long, musical games, arts and crafts, instrument petting zoo, and trick-or-treating throughout the music studios. Costumes...more

    Lucy Kaplansky

    Presented by Ivy Chord Coffeehouse

    October 24, 2015

    Blending country, folk and pop styles, Lucy Kaplansky has the unique ability to make every song sound fresh, whether singing her own sweet originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash...more

    Music to Live By: A Selection of Vital Songs from the African Diaspora with Titilayo Ngwenya

    Presented by Greater Boston Choral Consortium

    October 24, 2015

    During this lively workshop singers will learn several songs that represent the various musics of the African Diaspora. Our presenter, Titilayo Ngwenya, says,...more

    Simon Carrington directs Devotion and Ceremony Across the Channel

    Presented by Canto Armonico at First Lutheran Church of Boston, Boston

    October 24, 2015

    Simon Carrington directs the ensemble Canto Armonico and period instrument orchestra in a program of 17th-century French and 20th-century French-inspired music, including "Te Deum" and...more

    Eric Chasalow 60th Birthday Concert with Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble

    Presented by Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble and Slosberg Music Center, Brandeis University at Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University, Waltham

    October 24, 2015

    The Brandeis University Department of Music presents a free evening with Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble in honor of the 60th birthday of Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences...more

    Loreena Mckennitt

    Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    October 24, 2015

    Celebrating three decades as Canada’s foremost, groundbreaking independent artist, Loreena McKennitt is set to bring a rare and intimate tour to select venues across the U.S. and Canada this...more

    Guitars Around the World

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    October 24, 2015

    BMS faculty members Björn Wennas, Robert Ward, Will Dick, and Brendan Burns lead a discussion on the guitar’s history throughout the world over the past several hundred years. Featuring...more

    Film Screening: Imba Means Sing

    Presented by Boston Children's Chorus at AMC/ LOWES Boston Common, Boston

    October 24, 2015

    Join the journey of three children from the slums of Uganda as they tour the world with the Grammy-nominated African Children's Choir.

    Hosted by the Boston Children's Chorus, the viewing...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

    An Evening with Jackie Evancho - AWAKENING - Live in Concert

    Presented by Great Northeast Productions, Inc. and Sue Auclair Promotions at Symphony Hall, Boston

    October 23, 2015

    Great Northeast Productions will present An Evening with Jackie Evancho - Awakening - Live in Concert on Friday, October 23, 2015, 8 pm at Boston Symphony Hall, 301 Mass. Avenue, Boston, MA 02115....more

    Vivaldi's Juditha Triumphans

    Presented by Boston Baroque at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    October 23, 2015

    Giving girl power a whole new meaning.

    Vivaldi's only surviving oratorio, Juditha Triumphans, features the Boston debut of mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack and Boston audience...more

    Spyro Gyra

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 23, 2015

    One of the most beloved fusion bands in the world, Spyro Gyra continues to find the sweet spot between jazz, funk, and new age music. The multiple Grammy winning quintet hasn’t lost any of its...more

    Crash Safely: Benefit for the National MS Society

    Presented by Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub at Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge

    October 23, 2015

    Crash Safely, led by the Maybe Sump’ms team, is hosting multiple events in October to raise money for their annual BikeMS ride in New York City.  The events will feature bands from Boston,...more

    Henley-Douglas RnB

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    October 23, 2015

    Henley-Douglas RnB – HDRnB is an original R&B/soul/groove band founded by in late 2010, featuring Henley Douglas Jr. (sax), Douglas Gimbel (vocals), John Iltis (drums), Eric Reardon...more

    Tyrone Wells with Special Guest Tim Halperin

    Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room at Cafe 939, Boston

    October 23, 2015

    Tyrone Wells is a singer-songwriter from Spokane, Washington. His music has been featured in shows such as Vampire Diaries, As the World Turns, and Grey's Anatomy....more

    Ringo Starr

    Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Wang Theatre, Boston

    October 23, 2015

    Fresh off his last All Starr Tour, Ringo has announced another string of tour dates with his current All-Starr Band, that will bring him to the Wang Theatre in Boston. Prior to the tour on...more

    The Four Seasons

    Presented by Chamber Orchestra of Boston at First Church in Boston, Boston

    October 23, 2015

    David Feltner conducts The Chamber Orchestra of Boston in Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” with violinist Charles Dimmick, Friday, October 23, 2015 at 7:30 PM at First Church in Boston. Music by...more

    ETHEL: Documerica

    Presented by BabsonARTS at Sorenson Center for the Arts, Carling-Sorenson Theater, Babson Park

    October 23, 2015

    At the intersection of music and sustainability, contemporary string quartet ETHEL presents Documerica, a landmark visual and musical event that explores Americans’ connection to the...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


    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 22, 2015

    A pioneering British progressive rock band injecting classical and folk music elements into its sophisticated and heady sound, Renaissance has developed a devoted cult audience since its founding...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

    Daby Touré

    Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room at Cafe 939, Boston

    October 22, 2015

    Daby Touré is a child of many worlds. A musical and linguistic polyglot, Touré creates an elegant sonic mixture that merges the linguistic inflections of the six languages he speaks. His music...more

    Crystal Bowersox

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick

    October 22, 2015

    Crystal Bowersox has made it her mission to live life and her music to the fullest. With a gentle warmth and wisdom well beyond her years, the consummate artist has an uncompromising vision of...more

    Scorpions: Forever and a Day Film Documentary

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    October 22, 2015

    Extended tour documentary on the German hard rock band SCORPIONS.  For one and a half years, renowned filmmaker Katja von Garnier accompanied German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS on what was...more

    Enter Twilight Zone with Bees Deluxe

    Presented by Bees Deluxe and Ryles Jazz Club at Ryles Jazz Club, Cambridge

    October 22, 2015

    Enter a state not only of sight and sound, but of mind when Boston’s only acid blues band returns to Ryles Jazz Club on Thursday, October 22 at 8pm. With a distinctive sound, an eclectic...more

    Badi Assad: Love and Other Manias

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    October 22, 2015

    Brazil’s Badi Assad is one of the most innovative, passionate, and talented artists of all times, and is lauded as one of the world’s most unique and cross-transcendental performance artists...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

    Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra

    Presented by Falun Dafa Association of New England at Symphony Hall, Boston

    October 21, 2015

    Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra presents Eastern and Western musical traditions in a concert like no other. Shen Yun’s original music is inspired by 5,000 years of Chinese civilization and blends...more

    Chris Cornell

    Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    October 21, 2015

    Chris Cornell is a modern icon who transcends genre. He was the chief architect of the 90s grunge movement and remains one of the most iconic rock voices of all time. Achieving multi-platinum...more

    Midday Muse: The Orlando Consort All the Ends of the Earth

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Houghton Chapel at Wellesley College, Wellesley

    October 21, 2015

    The 13th century was an exciting time in the western world as major leaps forward were made in the arts and sciences, in religion and education, in law and politics, and in music. At the center of...more

    Todd Carey/Leslie DiNicola

    Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room at Cafe 939, Boston

    October 21, 2015

    New York–based pop artist Todd Carey is hitting the road in support of his newest album, Future Throwback. Carey previously hit the top forty iTunes charts with his 2010 EP...more

    Amazing Arts Appetizer Series: Carmine Orsini-Tenor

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    October 20, 2015

    Part of our new Amazing Arts Appetizers Series!  Join us for a mid-morning performance to satisfy your craving for creativity!  The show will be approximately one hour long, starting...more

    The Beatles, The '60s, and Popular Culture featuring Dr. Jeremy Yudkin

    Presented by City Salon: Boston at St. Paul's Church, Brookline, Brookline

    October 20, 2015

    American and British culture of the 1960s is reflected more in the music of the Beatles than in that of any other group. The group shattered many sales records and charted more than fifty top-40...more

    NOVI / Kyle Thornton & the Company / Rachel Siegel

    Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room at Cafe 939, Boston

    October 20, 2015

    NOVI is a contemporary R&B duo based out of Boston. A new wave of electronic groove, NOVI explores the roots of hip-hop, the soul of rhythm and blues, and the power of rock and roll. A place...more

    Moonbox Cabaret

    Presented by Moonbox Productions at OBERON, Cambridge

    October 19, 2015

    Moonbox Productions takes the stage for a one-night-only cabaret extravaganza!  More than thirty of the brightest stars in Boston will shine in this dazzling and uproarious musical revue,...more

    Now Is Our Time: The Pleasures and Perils of Our Third Chapter in Plays, Poems, Prose, and Song

    Presented by New Center For Arts & Culture at Arsenal Center for the Arts Charles Mosesian Theater, Watertown

    October 19, 2015

    Boston’s own beloved and celebrated Annette Miller presents Now Is Our Time: The Pleasures and Perils of Our Third Chapter. A new theater piece, Annette created it as a Resident...more

    Orlando Consort: Newhouse Salon/Workshop

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall 237, Wellesley College, Wellesley

    October 19, 2015

    This Newhouse Salon performance and discussion offers the ensemble an opportunity to discuss the genesis of their musical accompaniment for the film La Passion de Jeanne D'Arc and its...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

    Four Strings Around the World - A Global Tableau of Solo Violin Repertoire

    Presented by Boston College at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100, Chestnut Hill

    October 18, 2015

    This event features Irina Muresanu on the violin.   This event is sponsored by the Boston College Music Department.

    Bands of the Beanpot

    Presented by Boston College Bands at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    October 18, 2015

    The Beanpot tradition continues as the four schools of the hockey Beanpot tournament come together for this special performance. The bands of Boston College, Harvard University, Northeastern...more

    Voices of Imani Fall Jam

    Presented by Boston College

    October 18, 2015

    Join Voices of Imani for their annual fall jam concert! The performance will feature opening acts from Boston College a capella groups and a fun, uplifting worship by the choir.

    All Beethoven! featuring pianist Sonya Ovrutsky Fensome

    Presented by Wellesley Symphony Orchestra at MassBay Community College, Wellesley

    October 18, 2015

    Max Hobart, Music Director

    Sonya Ovrutsky Fensome solos on Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 1. The WSO plays Beethoven's Egmont Overture and Symphony No 5


    String Masters Series: Katie Landsdale, violin

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    October 18, 2015

    Joining The Boston Conservatory violin faculty in 2016, Lansdale is an active performer throughout the U.S. and Europe. The program works by Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Copland, and Szymanowsky,...more

    Emmanuel Music: Bach Cantata BWV 187, “Es wartet alles auf dich”

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

    October 18, 2015

    Ryan Turner conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music

    Sunday, October 18, 2015 at the 10 am Service at Emmanuel Church.Free and open to the public.

    Trio Klaritas at Park Ave. Congregational Church

    Presented by Park Avenue Congregational Church

    October 18, 2015

    Trio Klaritas (Karl Ørvik - violin, Grace Keith - cello, and Baekyu Kim - piano) presents three wonderful trios from their diverse repertoire:   Lowell Liebermann’s Trio no. 1, op. 32,...more

    A Cappella Competition

    Presented by Faneuil Hall Marketplace at Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market, North Market, and South Market), Boston

    October 17 - October 18, 2015

    Join us on Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18th for the 19th Annaul A Cappella Competition at Faneuil Hall Marketplace! Watch as over 30 of New England's best A Cappella groups compete...more

    Boston Chamber Symphony

    Presented by Boston Chamber Symphony at St. John's Church, JP, Boston

    October 18, 2015

    The Boston Chamber Symphony (Avlana Eisenberg, conductor) begins its fourth season with Masterpieces by Mozart and Stravinsky -- Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in g minor and Stravinsky's Pulcinella...more

    FPAC's 36th Annual Open Studios Event

    Presented by Fort Point Arts Community at FPAC Gallery, Boston

    October 16 - October 18, 2015

    The Fort Point Arts Community’s 36th Annual

    Open Studios Weekend

    October 16, 17 and 18, 2015

    Friday Preview 4-7:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday...more

    Sunday at Tufts-Community Concert Series -- Tall Tale Trio

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Distler Performance Hall, Somerville

    October 18, 2015

    Fueled by the inspirational compositions of bassist Andrew Blickenderfer, Tall Tale Trio brings jazz into the chamber music setting with a delicate balance of improvisation and composition...more

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