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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


    Baroque Fireworks! H+H Turns 200

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

    October 10 - October 12, 2014

    Celebrate in Baroque style with a Bicentennial kickoff concert overflowing with virtuosity and pomp. H+H musicians display their full range with Harry Christophers leading familiar orchestral and...more

    Yuna

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Paradise Rock Club

    October 14, 2014

    Yuna, a charismatic young singer-songwriter from Malaysia, has quickly risen from regional DIY notoriety to full-on international stardom with the effortlessly universal appeal of her organic...more

    Fenway Recording Sessions Presents: Com Truise

    Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall

    October 16, 2014

     Com Truise is one of the many personas of producer and designer Seth Haley, born and raised in upstate New York and operating out of a 12’-overrun apartment in Princeton, New Jersey....more

    UnderScore Friday Evening: Brahms and Nielsen

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    October 17, 2014

    Esteemed Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder joins the BSO for Brahms's vast, emotionally intense D minor piano concerto, which the Viennese composer wrote over the course of several...more

    Tango Lovers Company

    Presented by TANGO LOVERS Organization at Berklee Performance Center

    October 17, 2014

    With dynamism and high artistic quality, Tango Lovers Company brings all the glamour, passion, and sensuality of tango to the stage. Featuring talented artists from Argentina and Uruguay, Tango...more

    Dawn to Dusk

    Presented by Symphony Nova at Old South Church, Boston

    October 17, 2014

    Lovers parting at dawn and reuniting at dusk. No one knows romance like Nova musicians. Come find out how!

    MARTINU Nonet

    PISTON Divertimento for Nine...more

    Juilliard String Quartet

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

    October 18, 2014

    Founded in 1946, the ever-evolving Juilliard is widely known as "the quintessential American string quartet." Since their last Celebrity Series appearance in 2005, the Quartet has...more

    Dianne Reeves

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

    October 18, 2014

    Four-time Grammy Award–winner Dianne Reeves is among the most prominent and influential vocalists in jazz. She’s a glorious singer with a sumptuous sound, who has for three decades...more

    Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at NEC's Jordan Hall

    October 19, 2014

    The centerpiece of the opening program of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players' 2014-15 season is Nielsen's Wind Quintet, Op. 43, composed in 1922 for an outstanding Copenhagen...more

    Terezin Music Foundation Gala

    Presented by Terezin Music Foundation

    October 19, 2014

    The Symphony Hall Gala Concert of the Terezín Music Foundation (TMF) will feature internationally celebrated musicians to mark the seventieth anniversary of the production of the Nazi...more

    Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    October 19, 2014

    Proving that everything new can be old again, pianist Scott Bradlee has become a viral pop sensation after creating a series of clips for YouTube that finds him and his ad hoc group Postmodern...more

    String Masters Series: Roberto Díaz and Max Levinson

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

    October 19, 2014

    Violist Roberto Díaz performs works by De Falla, Hindemith, Brahms and Bloch. Featuring guest artist Max Levinson (piano).


    SpokFrevo Orquestra

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

    October 19, 2014

    An astounding 17-piece big band from northeast Brazil, SpokFrevo Orquestra draws inspiration from frevo, a vibrant, old style of carnaval music packed with high energy, driving rhythms, and...more

    La Traviata

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Citi Shubert Theatre

    October 10 - October 19, 2014

    Music by Giuseppe Verdi  |  Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
    Sung in Italian with projected English translation

    Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, not seen at BLO...more

    Brahms and Nielsen featuring pianist Rudolph Buchbinder

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    October 16 - October 21, 2014

    Esteemed Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder joins the BSO for Brahms's vast, emotionally intense D minor piano concerto, which the Viennese composer wrote over the course of several...more

    In Collaboration: The Milk Carton Kids & Sarah Jarosz

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    October 21, 2014

     Following their meeting at the renowned Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2013, Sarah Jarosz and The Milk Carton Kids have pursued a collaboration with a depth and identity all its own. Their...more

    Robin Trower

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    October 23, 2014

     The Robin Trower story started in the mid Sixties when he began his recording career in the Southend rhythm and blues band the Paramounts. But the first time Trower truly surfaced on...more

    J.S.Bach and Brahms

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    October 23 - October 25, 2014

    This program pairs two of the great works for voice and orchestra in the German musical literature. Bach's 1727 cantata for bass soloist and orchestra stands among the best-known of his...more

    Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA

    Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company at The Strand Theatre

    October 17 - October 26, 2014

    A modern Romeo and Juliet story, AIDA is a contemporary musical tale of the bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. It is a battle against all odds with an uplifting...more

    The Magic Flute

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre

    October 21 - October 26, 2014

    South Africa’s Award-winning Isango Ensemble gloriously bursts on the scene with The Magic Flute, Mozart’s classic opera, completely reimagined, transformed and transported. The...more

    Fall Fringe Festival

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

    October 8 - October 26, 2014

    The BU Fall Fringe Festival, now in its 18th season, is a collaboration between the College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre. The festival’s mission is to...more

    Presevation Hall Jazz Band & Allen Toussaint

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

    October 26, 2014

    New Orleans Legends, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint join forces for an evening of legendary music making. With current director Ben Jaffe, Preservation Hall Jazz Band brings the...more

    Vocalist Cyrille Aimée

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

    October 29, 2014

    Winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival's International Vocal Competition, the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and finalist in the Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition,...more

    Rockapella

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

    October 31, 2014

    Often imitated, never duplicated, this certifiably unique pop musical group has taken the traditional genre of a cappella to a new level. The little miracle that keeps the crowds coming back...more

    Richard Goode, piano

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

    November 1, 2014

    Celebrated American pianist Richard Goode is one of the most acclaimed interpreters of Beethoven.

    BEETHOVEN
    The Last Word
    Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Opus 109
    Sonata No. 31...more

    Cozzolani Vespers / Buxtehude Jesu Membra Nostri

    Presented by Cappella Clausura

    November 1, 2014

    We open our season with two early Baroque masterpieces. A generation, gender and worlds apart, Chiara Cozzolani and Dietrich Buxtehude are joined by the power of their emotional and...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - Mendelssohn and Wolf Chamber Series, Concert 1

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston

    November 2, 2014

    This first concert features the early works of Mendelssohn and the complete Mörike-lieder of Hugo Wolf that continue, with striking originality, in the tradition of Schubert and...more

    Mamma Mia!

    Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre

    October 28 - November 2, 2014

    A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! Over 45 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the...more

    The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass

    Presented by Chorus pro Musica at Old South Church, Boston

    November 2, 2014

    Featuring Carol Barnett’s Bluegrass Mass (2007) for chorus, soloists and bluegrass band; and a world premiere new work by Winchester, MA native Stephen Feigenbaum.


    A Celebration of Marc Johnson

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at CFA Concert Hall

    November 3, 2014

    A tribute to Marc Johnson, beloved cello faculty member, featuring performances by the Muir String Quartet, the String faculty of BU School of Music, and alumni.


    Juanjo Mena conducts Sibelius and Schubert featuring violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    October 30 - November 4, 2014

    Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena, chief conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, is joined by the fine German violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann for Sibelius's great Violin Concerto. The Finnish...more

    Piano Masters Series: Michael Lewin

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

    November 4, 2014

    American pianist Michael Lewin performs works by Debussy, Scriabin and Schubert.


    Shaggy

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    November 5, 2014

    An exemplary career that has spanned well over a decade, Shaggy has enjoyed cross- oversuccess. He is the only certified Diamond-selling Dancehall Reggae artist. However, Shaggy has remained...more

    Fenway Recording Sessions Presents: Gruff Rhys

    Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall

    November 7, 2014

     Gruffydd Maredudd Bowen Rhys is a Welsh musician, composer, producer, filmmaker and author. He performs solo and with several bands, including Super Furry Animals who obtained mainstream...more

    Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra with Riccardo Chailly, conductor and Nikolaj Znaider, violin soloist

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

    November 7, 2014

    The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra 's unique timbre, its virtuosic flexibility, its musicians' rapture-inducing, infectious joy, coupled with the profound sincerity of their music-making,...more

    Make Music Boston

    Presented by Lawn on D

    August 21 - November 7, 2014

     Live music performances every Thursday and Friday from local talent enliven the area with home-grown indie rock, fiery fiddlers, an electronic marimba and more. Check out The Lawn on D...more

    Ana Moura

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

    November 7, 2014

    Exquisite vocalist Ana Moura possesses a sound unlike any other in fado. Her voice trolls freely though the Portuguese tradition, flirting elegantly with pop and broadening the soul-baring genre...more

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

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    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

    Mavis Staples

    Presented by Spectacle Management at John Hancock Hall

    November 8, 2014

    For more than sixty years, from her early days with The Staple Singers to her recent work with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples has been legend of the Gospel and Blues. Staples is a Rock and...more

    Mary Black

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

    November 8, 2014

    Performing for more than 25 years and retiring after this farewell tour, Mary Black has long been considered one of the finest female vocalists in the Celtic world. An unparalleled interpretive...more

    Bach and Ruehr

    Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall

    November 8, 2014

    Cantata Singers’ 51st season commences with a program featuring the world premiere of Elena Ruehr’s Eve paired with two cantatas by J.S. Bach.  Cantata Singers has commissioned...more

    winds of music, passing on: Schumann, Welcher, Woolrich, Schubert

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

    November 8, 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

    Laurie Berkner Solo the Rock Till You Drop Tour

    Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Shubert Theatre

    November 8, 2014

    Children’s music superstar and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner's concert will showcase many songs from The Ultimate Laurie Berkner Band Collection plus an array of...more

    Home Free - Crazy Life Tour

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    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

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

    Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at Goethe-Institut 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

    Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra presents Dvorak & Bartok

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

    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

    American Visions

    Presented by Coro Allegro at NEC's Jordan Hall

    November 9, 2014

    Aaron Copland: The Boatmen’s Dance, At the River, Promise of Living
    Andrew Bonacci: Auguries of Innocence
    Nicholas Anthony Ascioti: Sacred Victim
    Alexander deVaron: Songs...more

    Eric Johnson & Mike Stern

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    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

    Andris Nelsons conducts Gubaidulina and Sibelius featuring violinist Baiba Skride

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    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

    Diego El Cigala

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

    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

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