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    The Manhattan Transfer

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    August 27 - August 28, 2015

    Featuring Cheryl Bentyne, Trist Curless, Alan Paul, and Janis Siegel

    "When it comes to vocal power, The Manhattan Transfer set the bar. Soprano, alto, tenor and bass come together to create a smooth, thick and rich concoction that’s both refreshing and riveting. They can sing jazz, pop, R&B and world beat music. Once the harmonies kick in, they are so tightly wound that even a bulldozer ...more


    Madeleine Peyroux

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 20, 2015

    A jazz singer with a distinct voice and impressive songwriting skills, Madeleine Peyroux has been enchanting audiences with her unique Parisian-flavored talents for almost two decades.


    Children of the Light with special opening by pianist Joey Alexander

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    November 20, 2015

    Pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade are three jazz masters of their era—each a powerful leader in his own right—who came together under the leadership of tenor...more

    Robert Cray with Shemekia Copeland

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

    November 20, 2015

    ROBERT CRAY

    Five time Grammy award winner Robert Cray is considered to be one of the most expressive vocalists and impressive guitarists on the contemporary rhythm and...more

    Jennifer Koh and Shai Wosner, Bridge to Beethoven

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

    November 18, 2015

    Grammy-nominated violinist Jennifer Koh joins Avery Fisher Career Grant winner and pianist Shai Wosner for Bridge to Beethoven, a project to explore the impact and significance Beethoven and...more

    Made in America: Songs by Barber, Copland, and Fine

    Presented by Cantata Singers

    November 17, 2015

    Aaron Copland: Walls of Zion; Selections from Emily Dickenson Songs; Simple Gifts
    Irving Fine: Mutability
    Samuel Barber: Hermit Songs
     


    Yo Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 17, 2015

    The many-faceted career of cellist Yo-Yo Ma is testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences and to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. We are all...more

    Whitford/St. Holmes Band

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 17, 2015

    After selling tens of millions of records around the world with Aerosmith and Ted Nugent, Brad Whitford and Derek St. Holmes have reunited for their second record and world tour....more

    Divi Zheni & Zornitsa: Bulgarian Sedenka

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    November 15, 2015

    The Sedenka will include a performance by traditional Bulgarian choruses Divi Zheni and their brother group Zornitsa, participatory singing (taught and led by Director and singing star Tatiana...more

    Soweto Gospel Choir

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 15, 2015

    Winner of two Grammys, one Emmy, three SAMAS and one Oscar nomination, Soweto Gospel Choir is one of South Africa’s most accomplished performing groups. This 24-member choir’s signature mix of...more

    Circa, Opus, with Quatuor Debussy

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

    November 13 - November 15, 2015

    Opus is a work of stunning power, virtuosity and poetry. Fourteen acrobats and a string quartet celebrate the music of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. In Opus, three of his quartets form the...more

    The von Trapps In Concert

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    November 15, 2015

    Meet The von Trapps, the next generation. Siblings Sofia (26), Melanie (24), Amanda (23) and August (20), the great-grandchildren of the Captain and Maria von Trapp, are reinventing the legacy of...more

    Clarke, Copland, & Cassandra (Newton)

    Presented by Cappella Clausura

    November 15, 2015

    The first half of the program is devoted to a cappella works by two major 20th century composers: England's pathbreaking Rebecca Clarke and this country's beloved Aaron Copland, whose four motets...more

    Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra Performs Jesus Christ Superstar

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    November 6 - November 14, 2015

    As the Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra’s first studio recording, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar—A 21st Century Tribute to the Brown Album’ was the project that put so many musicians and singers...more

    Chopin Without Piano

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Paramount Center, Boston

    November 11 - November 14, 2015

    Take Chopin’s piano concertos, remove the piano and replace it with a monologue detailing the composer’s life and radical approach to music. The result is Chopin without Piano, a staggeringly...more

    Elias Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 14, 2015

    Taking their name from Mendelssohn’s oratorio, Elijah, by adopting the German form, the acclaimed Elias Quartet has performed internationally at some of the world’s great concert halls...more

    Diploma in a Day

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 14, 2015

    Enjoy engaging workshops led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz, Dr. Jan Swafford and members of the Elias Quartet on Beethoven and his works being performed later that evening.  Activities provide...more

    Clarke, Copland, & Cassandra (Boston)

    Presented by Cappella Clausura

    November 14, 2015

    The first half of the program is devoted to a cappella works by two major 20th century composers: England's pathbreaking Rebecca Clarke and this country's beloved Aaron Copland, whose four motets...more

    Arlo Guthrie "Alice's Restaurant" 50th Anniversary Tour

    Presented by Zeiterion Performing Arts Center at Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford

    November 13, 2015

    Folk music icon Arlo Guthrie is a legendary artists who shares timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs, and you can see him at The Z for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the...more

    Acoustic Alchemy

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 13, 2015

    The U.K.-based instrumental powerhouse have been torchbearers for acoustic new age music for the last 30 years, and they don’t seem to be slowing down. Whether playing smooth jazz, pan-Latin...more

    Chucho Valdés: Irakere 40

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    November 12, 2015

    Winner of five Grammy and three Latin Grammy awards, the Cuban pianist, composer and arranger Chucho Valdés is the most influential figure in modern Afro-Cuban jazz. Irakere is the small,...more

    Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    November 12, 2015


    The Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India present "Spirit of India", a new step toward a bold vision in Indian live music and dance being presented to the world for the first...more

    An Evening with Gordon Lightfoot

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

    November 10, 2015

    After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it's safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with...more

    Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 9, 2015

    The work of Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox has been viewed on the ensemble’s YouTube channel well over a hundred million times.

    Bradlee began his career as a jazz pianist...more

    Frankie Valli

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 8, 2015

    Oh, what a story. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning...more

    Bach Collegium Japan with Masaaki Suzuki

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

    November 8, 2015

    Bach Collegium Japan is widely recognized as one of world’s leading interpreters of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries. Its inspirational Music Director Masaaki Suzuki founded Bach Collegium Japan...more

    Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College, Boston

    November 7 - November 8, 2015

    Founded and directed by dancer-choreographer Lizt Alfonso, Havana-based Dance Cuba features 25 beautiful and technically superb dancers and live musicians, capturing the heart and soul of Cuba...more

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    November 8, 2015

    Bruce Hangen, conductor 

    HAYDN: Symphony No. 43 ("Mercury") 
    ZWILICH: Flute concerto, featuring Marianne Gedigian, flute *BOSTON PREMIERE* 
    DVORAK: Symphony...more

    Each to Each Impart: Mendelssohn, Villa-Lobos, Stucky, Lutoslawski, Mozart

    Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at First Church in Boston, Boston

    November 7 - November 8, 2015

    Johann Sebastian Bach is so embedded in our musical consciousness that it’s difficult to imagine how little-known he was in the early 19th century. Mozart knew and studied Bach's work, but it...more

    Each to Each Impart: Mendelssohn, Villa-Lobos, Stucky, Lutoslawski, Mozart

    Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at Goethe-Institut Boston, Boston

    November 8, 2015

    Johann Sebastian Bach is so embedded in our musical consciousness that it’s difficult to imagine how little-known he was in the early 19th century. Mozart knew and studied Bach's work, but it...more

    Frankie Valli

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 7, 2015

    Oh, what a story. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning...more

    Mavis Staples and Joan Osborne, Solid Soul

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    November 7, 2015

    From her early days with the iconic Staple Singers, when she was on top of the charts with songs like the 1972 #1 hit "I’ll Take You There", to her recent albums with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy,...more

    With Strings Attached

    Presented by Chorus pro Musica at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    November 7, 2015

    Chorus pro Musica fills the bright, acoustically intimate space of First Church Cambridge with choral works highlighting a special connection between stringed instruments and the human...more

    What Makes It Great? With Rob Kapilow, All the Things You Are, American Song

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

    November 6, 2015

    From Jerome Kern to Aaron Copland, from Broadway to art songs, America produced a stunningly varied and brilliant array of songs in the 20th century in a variety of styles. Rob Kapilow will unpack...more

    Stan Strickland

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    November 5, 2015

    Tonight we have two special artists returning to perform at artKitchen Café: vocalist and Sax player Stan Strickland & vocalist/composer Titilayo

     


    Hugo Wolf Quartet and Olivia Vote, mezzo soprano

    Presented by Music Worcester

    November 5, 2015

    This acclaimed Austrian string quartet will perform Schumann's Quartet Op. 41 no. 3, Respighi's Il Tramonto for Mezzo Soprano and String Quartet, and Wolf's Intermezo &...more

    Opera 102 Class

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 7 - November 4, 2015

    The popular Opera 101 series is expanding!  Opera 102 is broken down into two separate series (each four nights long) to gain a deeper knowledge of opera throughout the centuries.  They...more

    Lido

    Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall, Boston

    November 4, 2015

    Hailing from the humble country of Norway, Lido is a relatively name new in the EDM world, only rising to popularity in the last year.  With a style difficult to categorize in any formal...more

    "Visions of Cape Breton and Beyond" A Celtic Family Celebration By Natalie MacMaster

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 3, 2015

    No single artist has done more for popularizing Cape Breton fiddle music than Natalie MacMaster. A dynamic and enchanting performer as well as a prolific composer, MacMaster has been recording and...more

    Turnpike Troubadours

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 3, 2015

    If Turnpike Troubadours are playing in your town, you’ll know it. A block or two from the venue, you’ll see the crowds lining up. Get closer and you’ll start to hear the music — rockin’...more

    Boston Philharmonic Orchestra presents Glinka, Stravinsky, Debussy, & Tchaikovsky

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 2, 2015

    The stunning program that opens the season for the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra has been expressly designed to show you, in case you don’t already know, just what the Boston Philharmonic...more

    2015 Haiti Movie Awards

    Presented by Motion Picture Association of Haiti, Inc

    November 1, 2015

    Once a year,  The Motion Picture Association of Haiti (MPAH) comes together with various businesses, civic leaders, renowned Haitian actors, and Hollywood actors of Haitian descent to...more

    Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series, Year II - Featuring the Lydian String Quartet

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

    November 1, 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

    Gil Shaham, solo violin with original films by David Michalek

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    November 1, 2015

    Gil Shaham performs the Sei solo, “six alone,” as J.S. Bach labeled his set of three sonatas and three partitas for solo violin in a fascinating multi-media performance at Sanders Theatre....more

    Buena Vista Social Club

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 1, 2015

    Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® bids adios with a farewell world tour. The group, which has been touring the globe in various forms and combinations since 1997, grew out of the release of...more

    Mozart’s 'Requiem'

    Presented by Grand Harmonie at Memorial Church - Harvard, Cambridge

    November 1, 2015

    Mozart’s last unfinished masterpiece, the Requiem Mass in D minor, is one of the most beloved choral and orchestral works in the classical repertoire. Unfinished at the time of Mozart’s death,...more

    Harold López-Nussa

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 1, 2015

    Cuba boasts a long history of birthing dynamite Latin jazz pianists, and now another has emerged. Introducing Harold López-Nussa, a young pianist and composer with an inventive, swinging...more

    Baroque Masters

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    October 30 - November 1, 2015

    Richard Egarr returns with an audacious program of path-breaking Baroque jewels for organ and chamber ensemble. Avant-garde in their day, hear for the first time pieces that will delight and...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Tannhäuser"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 31, 2015

    James Levine conducts the first Met revival of Wagner’s Tannhäuser since 2004, seen in Otto Schenk’s 1977 production. Johan Botha sings his first company performances of the demanding title...more

    Carmina, Gala, and A Cabaret - Opening Night!

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    October 30, 2015

    An evening you'll not soon forget! First, let the Worcester Chorus serenade you with Orff's complete Carmina Burana. Second, be a part of our silent auction fundraiser catered by Pepper's Fine...more

    Johnny Gandelsman / J. S. Bach

    Presented by Arts at MIT

    October 30, 2015

    Bach's Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin performed by Johnny Gandelsman
    First Annual Terry and Rick Stone Concert

    Violinist Johnny Gandelsman – core member...more

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