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    "A Love Supreme": the 37th annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert w/ Donald Harrison

    Presented by Friends of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert (fJCMC) and Northeastern Center for the Arts

    October 18, 2014

    The Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert (fJCMC) in collaboration with the Center for the Arts at Northeastern University present the 2014 John Coltrane Memorial Concert celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Coltrane's majestic suite A Love Supreme, considered by many to be the greatest spiritual jazz composition of all time. This year’s featured guest is Donald Harrison, New Orleans ...more


    The Italian Girl in Algiers (L’Italiana in Algeri)

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater, Boston

    November 20 - November 23, 2014

    Rossini’s acclaimed comic opera gem, The Italian Girl in Algiers, tells the story of a young woman who travels to Algiers to find her missing lover. Sung in Italian with English...more

    Various Variations 3: All Brahms: Ops. 99, 100, 101

    Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    November 23, 2014

    Brahms   Cello Sonata in F major, Op. 99

    Brahms   Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 100
    Brahms   Pianno Trio...more

    Redbird featuring Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault, Peter Mulvey

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

    November 22, 2014

    "A record made by people who sound like they genuinely enjoy playing together (which can't be said for many groups), and who've found strong common ground." – Minor...more

    Andris Nelsons conducts Harbison, Esenvalds, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 20 - November 22, 2014

    Andris Nelsons demonstrates his thoughtful, adventurous programming with this wide-ranging selection of works. He and the BSO are joined by cellist Yo-Yo Ma for Prokofiev's Symphony-Concerto...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: ROSSINI - Il Barbiere di Siviglia

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 22, 2014

    The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy – featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera – stars Isabel Leonard as the...more

    Faith Joyously Affirmed! A Holiday Prelude

    Presented by The Spectrum Singers Inc. at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    November 22, 2014

    The Spectrum Singers presents choral music from diverse cultures celebrating end-of-year festivities in a program entitled "Faith Joyously Affirmed! A Holiday Prelude" -- including works...more

    Focusing the Abstract

    Presented by Boston Musica Viva at Tsai Performance Center, Boston

    November 22, 2014

    Join us for a poignant and powerful collaborative new work of video and music by Richard and Deborah Cornell, paired with the vivid imagery and emotion of Berio’s Folk Songs.


    DakhaBrakha

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts

    November 22, 2014

    DakhaBrakha creates wild and unforgettable music that is at once sacred and modern. The award-winning quartet grounds its musical experimentation in the ritualistic songs of Ukraine and its Slavic...more

    Boston Bhangra Competition 2014

    Presented by Boston Bhangra, Inc at Orpheum Theatre, Boston

    November 22, 2014

    If you like excitement, culture and dance, don't miss the 11th Annual Boston Bhangra Competition! Watch as twelve of the best Bhangra teams from North America compete to be crowned the Boston...more

    Mary Chapin Carpenter

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 21, 2014

    Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter will embark on a unique series of intimate, acoustic performances this...more

    Ethel

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 20, 2014

    Acclaimed as “indefatigable and eclectic” (The New York Times), “vital and brilliant” (The New Yorker), and “one of the most exciting quartets...more

    An Evening with Randy Newman

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 19, 2014

     With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical and a host of unforgettable film scores, Randy Newman has used his many talents to create musical masterpieces widely recognized...more

    Simón Bolívar String Quartet

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

    November 18, 2014

    MENDELSSOHN
    String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13

    GINASTERA
    String Quartet No. 1

    BRAHMS
    String Quartet in C minor, Op. 51, no. 1

    Seating for this...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - Mendelssohn and Wolf Chamber Series, Concert 2

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Boston

    November 16, 2014

    This second concert also features the early works of Mendelssohn and the complete Mörike-lieder of Hugo Wolf.

    Mendelssohn: Violin Sonata in F minor, op 4
    Mendelssohn: String...more

    San Francisco Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor and Gil Shaham, violin soloist

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 16, 2014

    LISZT
    Mephisto Waltz No. 1

    PROKOFIEV
    Violin Concerto No. 2

    SAMUEL CARL ADAMS
    Drift and Providence

    RAVEL
    Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2...more

    Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing

    Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    November 16, 2014

    An evening of acoustic string jazz featuring Grammy Award-winning Mark O’Connor. O'Connor's jazz performances and compositions pay tribute to his...more

    Celebrating Richard Strauss at NEC's Jordan Hall

    Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    November 16, 2014

    Join the Boston Civic Symphony, Max Hobart, conductor, at NEC's Jordan Hall where we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss, performing one of his favorite works,...more

    Trace Adkins, The Christmas Show

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 16, 2014

    Country star Trace Adkins’ The Christmas Show 2014 Tour is a reverent, family-friendly theatrical production, featuring songs from his Celtic Christmas album, The King’s Gift. The show...more

    Sergey Schepkin, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 16, 2014

    One of the world’s leading interpreters of Bach, pianist Sergey Schepkin has earned a reputation as an artist of remarkable technical ability with a passionately enthusiastic...more

    Irving Berlin’s “Watch Your Step”

    Presented by American Classics at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Cambridge

    November 16, 2014

    Watch Your Step, was Irving Berlin’s debut musical. “Play a Simple Melody,” “They Always Follow Me...more

    String Masters Series: Andrew Mark and Max Levinson

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    November 16, 2014

    Cellist and Boston Conservatory faculty member Andrew Mark perform works by Martinu, Beethoven, Harbison and Strauss. Featuring guest artist Max Levinson (piano).


    Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    November 16, 2014

    Boston-based singer-songwriter and children’s performer Vanessa Trien has become a local rock star among the young and young at heart. The Coolidge is thrilled to welcome back Vanessa and...more

    Milton Nascimento

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

    November 16, 2014

    One of Brazil’s greatest stars of all time, Milton Nascimento celebrates a 50-year career with his latest album and world tour, Uma Travessia, featuring classic songs in his repertoire. His...more

    Swan Lake

    Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House, Boston

    October 30 - November 16, 2014

    Boston Ballet presents the world premiere of Mikko Nissinen's Swan Lake, the classic fairytale of the Swan Queen Odette, Prince Siegfried, and the sorcery, betrayal, and love that...more

    Trace Adkins: The Christmas Show

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre, Worcester

    November 15, 2014

    TRACE ADKINS: THE CHRISTMAS SHOW is a reverent, family-friendly theatrical production, featuring songs from his Celtic Christmas album, “The King’s Gift.” The show combines...more

    Boston Baroque: Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610

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

    November 14 - November 15, 2014

    Boston Baroque's Grammy-nominated Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 returns this Fall to Jordan Hall with the debut of soloists soprano, Yulia Van Doren and tenor Thomas Cooley. They are joined by...more

    Capturing Music: Writing and Singing Music in the Middle Ages

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

    November 15, 2014

    A multimedia event presented by Blue Heron in collaboration with Thomas Forrest Kelly (Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music, Harvard University). This unique presentation will explore the power of...more

    Boston Byzantine Music Festival

    Presented by Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Maliotis Cultural Center at Hellenic College, Brookline

    November 14 - November 15, 2014

    The Second Boston Byzantine Music Festival presents a dynamic and engaging collection of performances that explore the musical...more

    The Zing Fling

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

    November 15, 2014

    It's here... your favorite community get together!

    Both floors of our beloved firehouse will be used – food upstairs and performance downstairs. Featuring some of your favorite...more

    Irving Berlin’s “Watch Your Step”

    Presented by American Classics at Follen Community Church, Lexington

    November 14, 2014

    It was Irving Berlin’s debut musical. “Play a Simple Melody” and “They Always Follow Me Around” as well as “When I Discovered...more

    Diego El Cigala

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

    November 14, 2014

    Three-time Grammy Award–winner Diego el Cigala is quite simply the most exciting and innovative flamenco singer in the world today. His earthy, exultant, and richly emotive voice marks him...more

    A Garland for Judy! A Cabaret Celebration of the Judy Garland Songbook

    Presented by Arts at the Armory at Arts at the Armory, Somerville

    November 14, 2014

    Four outstanding Boston vocalists - Lynda D'Amour, Pamela Enders, Jinny Sagorin, and Randy Zinkus -- in company with musical director Tom LaMark performing musical highlights from Judy's...more

    Semenya McCord

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

    November 14, 2014

    Come and enjoy the music of this amazing jazz vocalist, entertainer, teacher, and blues master! Semenya McCord has been performing throughout New England since 1975, developing programs and...more

    Rosanne Cash, The River & the Thread in Concert

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    November 13, 2014

    Singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash celebrates her acclaimed new album, The River & the Thread, a collection of new original songs that connect and re-connect Rosanne to the American South, the...more

    Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    November 13, 2014

    The rhythmic backbone of Progressive Rock’s first supergroup, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Carl has been hailed as one of the world’s greatest drummers, astounding rock fans worldwide...more

    Eric Johnson & Mike Stern

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 11, 2014

     The collaboration between “one of the most respected guitarists on the planet” (Guitar Player) and “one of the more distinctive guitarists spanning several decades”...more

    Sergey Antonov, cello

    Presented by Music Worcester, Inc.

    November 11, 2014

    Winner of the most famous music competition and educated at the Moscow Conservatory, cellist Sergey Antonov makes his Music Worcester debut in a program mixing rarities and Rachmaninoff’s...more

    Andris Nelsons conducts Gubaidulina and Sibelius featuring violinist Baiba Skride

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 6 - November 11, 2014

    New BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons returns for his second series of 2014-15 concerts, joining forces with several longtime collaborators for music with a Scandinavian and Slavic accent. This...more

    Agnes Obel

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts

    November 10, 2014

    Pure, austere, and remarkably poised, Agnes Obel infuses her exquisite, atmospheric songs with a deep and resonant melancholy. Her double-platinum debut, Philharmonics, was an unexpected hit in...more

    Breathe Carolina & Candyland

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 10, 2014

    Breathe Carolina has struck an inimitable alchemy between electronic music and rock, vaulting them continually ahead of the curve and into a lane of their own.

    Candyland paves their own...more

    An Evening with Paul Anka

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre, Worcester

    November 9, 2014

    Singer, songwriter, and actor, Paul Anka became famous in the late 1950s, 60s, and 70s with hit songs like “Diana,” “Lonely Boy,” and “Put Your Head on My...more

    Home Free - Crazy Life Tour

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 9, 2014

    Columbia Records recording artist Home Free has announced details for their upcoming “Crazy Life Tour,” which will see the band traveling from coast to coast on their first headlining...more

    Yale Alumni Russian Chorus and Yale Women’s Slavic Chorus

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 9, 2014

    The Yale Russian Chorus was founded in 1953 at the height of the Cold War by Denis Mickiewicz, a student at the Yale Music School, and George Litton, president of the Yale Russian Club. With its...more

    Cape Symphony: Masterpiece II Opera's Greatest Moments

    Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center, Barnstable

    November 8 - November 9, 2014

    JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
    DEBORAH SELIG, SOPRANO | PATRICE HOUSTON, MEZZO SOPRANO | BRIAN THORSETT, TENOR | ANDREW GARLAND, BARITONE
    THE CHATHAM CHORALE, JOSEPH MARCHIO, MUSIC DIRECTOR...more

    Winds of Music, Passing On: Schumann, Welcher, Woolrich, Schubert

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

    November 9, 2014

    One of the most imaginative and mercurial composers of the Romantic era, Robert Schumann embraced the dualities of his own nature, cultivating emotion and intellect, heart and mind. Just as...more

    MISTRAL Presents: PARIS BETWEEN THE WARS

    Presented by Mistral at West Parish Church, Andover, Andover

    November 9, 2014

    Musical effervescence from the twenties and thirties in Paris, a hotbed of artistic activity where composers flocked from abroad. From Stravinsky and Ravel to the...more

    Resurrection: Mahler’s Symphony No. 2

    Presented by Cambridge Symphony Orchestra at MIT's Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge

    November 9, 2014

    Resurrection: Mahler’s Symphony No. 2

    featuring:
    Diana Jacklin, soprano;
    Joanna Porackova, mezzo-soprano; and
    New England Conservatory Youth Choir, Walnut Hill...more

    Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra presents Dvorak & Bartok

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 9, 2014

    The real “news” of this concert is the return to Boston of legendary Russian cellist Natalia Gutman. One of the world’s most honored and revered musicians, Gutman has played many...more

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    November 9, 2014

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra performs works by Danielpour, Mozart, Verdi, Gershwin and Bennett. Featuring Boston Conservatory faculty member Ya-Fei Chuang (piano).


    Family Concert: Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 8, 2014

    BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall. In this special afternoon, BYSO play's...more

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