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    5th annual JP Music Festival

    Presented by JP Music Festival and JP Music Festival at Jamaica Pond Pinebank Baseball Field, Jamaica Plain

    September 12, 2015

    20+ acts, 2 stages, and 7 hours of non-stop Jamaica Plain music. The JP Music Festival features musicians, bands, or group members who either live or work in JP. This year's performers include Alexei Tsiganov Trio, American Echoes, The Beauty Way, Cask Mouse, Daniel Winshall and the Walking Illusion, Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers, The Footlight Club, The Forgotten Jam, Fur Purse, The Hi-End, Hyde ...more


    Iggy Azalea

    Presented by TD Garden at TD Garden, Boston

    October 29, 2015

    THE WHO, one of rock's most legendary and defining bands, will celebrate their 50-year legacy when they bring their "THE WHO HITS 50!" tour to North America in 2015. "THE WHO...more

    Zoltán Mága: From Budapest with Love

    Presented by Attila Glatz Concert Productions USA Inc. at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    October 26, 2015

    Zoltán Mága, Hungary’s foremost violin virtuoso and PBS television star, will bring his fiery Gypsy music to the Shubert Theatrer, Monday, October 26 at 7:30 pm, for one night...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

    Ornette 'n' Trane: 38th Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert

    Presented by Friends of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert (fJCMC) and Northeastern Center for the Arts at Northeastern University Blackman Theatre, Boston

    October 24, 2015

    In honor of the deep kinship shared between jazz giants Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane, this year's concert, co-presented by Friends of John Coltrane...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

    Boston Baroque Vivaldi's Juditha Triumphans

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

    October 23, 2015

    Giving girl power a whole new meaning.

    One night only, don't miss Vivaldi's only surviving oratorio, Juditha Triumphans, featuring the Boston debut of mezzo-soprano Daniela...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

    Renaissance

    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

    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

    Boston Philharmonic presents Strauss & Holst

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Boston

    October 22, 2015

    “You, great Star, what would your happiness be if you did not have those for whom you shine?” Thus spake Zarathustra at the opening of Nietzsche’s famous book.  Richard Strauss’s tone...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

    String Masters Series: Katie Landsdale

    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. Featuring works by Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Copland and Szymanowsky, among...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

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Otello"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 17, 2015

    A new staging of Verdi’s masterpiece Otello, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and directed by Bartlett Sher, opens the Met season. Aleksandrs Antonenko sings his first Met...more

    Mozart’s “Gran Partita”

    Presented by Grand Harmonie at Memorial Church - Harvard, Cambridge

    October 17, 2015

    Cherished among classical music lovers, Mozart’s “Gran Partita” features 12 wind instruments with string bass to form a complete Harmoniemusik – music for wind band. One of the most...more

    Missa L’homme armé (Ockeghem @600, concert 3)

    Presented by Blue Heron at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    October 17, 2015

    Blue Heron’s multi-year project to perform the complete works of Johannes Ockeghem (c.1420-1497) enters its second year with a program featuring his...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

    Mozart’s “Gran Partita”

    Presented by Grand Harmonie

    October 16, 2015

    Cherished among classical music lovers, Mozart’s “Gran Partita” features 12 wind instruments with string bass to form a complete Harmoniemusik – music for wind band. One of the most...more

    Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff featuring mezzo-soprano Nadezhda Serdyuk

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Boston

    October 6 - October 16, 2015

    Andris Nelsons leads two very different Russian works written within a year of one another. He and the BSO are joined by Moscow-born mezzo-soprano Nadezhda Serdyuk for Sergei Prokofiev's...more

    Gargantua, featuring Robert Pinsky

    Presented by A Far Cry at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    October 16, 2015

    Former US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky joins A Far Cry on a program that features two larger-than-life narrative pieces: Schoenberg’s intense tone poem on giant 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 Spinners

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    October 14, 2015

    Sophisticated up-tempo R&B with precision choreography defines a Spinners show. With over 60 million records sold in their illustrious career, the mighty Spinners have performed for...more

    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

    Vinkensport, or the Finch Opera

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210, Boston

    October 9 - October 11, 2015

    Vinkensport, or The Finch Opera plays off of a Belgian folk competition focused on who owns the most melodious bird in the town. What seems to be a rather simple competition...more

    Echoes of Celestial Song: Stravinsky, Saint-Saens, Norgard, Shostakovich

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

    October 10 - October 11, 2015

    We open our 18th season with three very special programs exploring the influence of J. S. Bach and Baroque music on subsequent generations of composers. Shostakovich shapes his Quintet like a...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

    Currier, Beethoven and Brahms featuring pianist Paul Lewis

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Boston

    October 8 - October 10, 2015

    The Grawemeyer Award-winning American composer Sebastian Currier's Divisions was co-commissioned by the BSO with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and the National Orchestra of Belgium to...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

    Feminine Mystique - A Café Concert

    Presented by Worcester Chamber Music Society

    October 8, 2015

    Experience chamber music in an intimate setting at the award winning Nuovo Restaurant. Purchase the dinner option for a beautiful buffet dinner and stay seated at your table to enjoy the...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

    Nueva España: Close Encounters in the New World

    Presented by The Boston Camerata and Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    October 4, 2015

    Latin American Baroque music at its best! Explore the musical melting pot of 17th-century Spanish music with indigenous American cultures and African rhythms. Lively baroque...more

    The Seven Deadly Sins

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210, Boston

    October 2 - October 4, 2015

    Composed by Kurt Weill. Libretto by Bertolt Brecht. In The Seven Deadly Sins, widely considered among Weill’s masterpieces, two immigrant sisters embark on a...more

    Mozart Requiem

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    October 2 - October 4, 2015

    Mozart was a genius who developed swiftly and vanished all too soon. His Requiem is a profoundly affecting concert experience. Harry Christophers ushers in the 201st season with Mozart’s final...more

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    October 4, 2015

    Bruce Hangen, conductor

    MOZART: Symphony No. 31 ("Paris") 
    MAHLER: Symphony No. 5

    1 p.m. (Pre-concert Lecture with Indervir Singh, M.M. '15, conducting)...more

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