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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


    An Evening with Jackie Evancho - AWAKENING - Live in Concert

    Presented by Great Northeast Productions, Inc. and Great Northeast Productions, Inc. 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

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

    Presented by Friends of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert (fJCMC) and Friends of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert (fJCMC) 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Colin Hay

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 21, 2015

    Colin Hay is familiar to millions as the frontman, songwriter, and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work (“Down Under,” “Overkill,” “Who Can it Be Now?”). Hay is justifiably proud of...more

    Boston Philharmonic presents Wagner featuring Alwyn Mellor

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    November 21, 2015

    Seven years ago the Boston Philharmonic performed an all-Wagner program, and last year the BPYO played the entire third act of Siegfried in Symphony Hall. Both of these events were among the...more

    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 22, 2015

    Hailed as "an extraordinarily versatile orchestra" by The Los Angeles Times, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is composed of fifteen of jazz music's finest soloists under the leadership of...more

    This Is Tango Now

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    November 20 - November 22, 2015

    Formed by renowned, Tony-winning tango artists Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo and musician Alfredo Minetti, This Is Tango Now represents a unique approach to tango, reflecting an unconditional...more

    uCarmen / A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College, Boston

    November 10 - November 22, 2015

    After the nonstop joy parade that was last season’s The Magic Flute, South Africa’s world-renowned Isango Ensemble returns to Boston with two new reimagined opera classics: uCarmen and...more

    Flight

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

    November 19 - November 22, 2015

    This delightful contemporary comedy takes place entirely in an airport. The characters are an interesting cross-section of “complicated” people all meeting while in transit, emotionally as...more

    Handel Messiah

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 27 - November 29, 2015

    A tradition for 162 years—make it yours! H+H’s 2014 Messiah was “triumphant,” raved The Hub Review. “One of the finest Messiahs to be heard in Boston in many a year. …...more

    Takács Quartet

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

    December 4, 2015

    The masterful Takács Quartet return to the Celebrity Series with a program featuring the Boston premiere of a new work by Timo Andres.
    ...more

    Jack DeJohnette Trio

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

    December 4, 2015

    In a career that spans five decades and includes collaborations with some of the most iconic figures in modern jazz, NEA Jazz Master and Grammy-winner Jack DeJohnette has established an...more

    Chris Botti

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    December 6, 2015

    Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music, including Sting, Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell,...more

    Brandenburg Concertos

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

    December 5 - December 6, 2015

    Ground-breaking in their diversity and invention, the six Brandenburg Concertos are among Bach’s towering achievements, a perfect display of his genius and dazzling virtuosity and an exuberant...more

    Acoustic Squeeze: "The At Odds Couple"

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    December 10, 2015

    For the first time in the US in almost 20 years, Squeeze’s Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook will be heading out on the road as a duo with ‘The At Odds Couple’ tour that will see them present...more

    Holiday Sing

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Faneuil Hall, Boston

    December 12, 2015

    Sing along to your favorite holiday carols and songs with the magnificent and merry H+H chorus and H+H children’s choral ensembles. Faneuil Hall is the historic and beautiful setting for this...more

    Boston Baroque presents Handel's Messiah

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

    December 11 - December 12, 2015

    Boston's original historically informed Messiah. Join the Boston Baroque Orchestra and Chorus, along with conductor Martin Pearlman for one of Boston's favorite holiday traditions: Handel's...more

    Old Friend, featuring Gabriel Kahane

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

    December 18, 2015

    Explore the deeply entwined roots of song and strings with music by two fantastic singer-songwriters: contemporary artist Gabriel Kahane and his old friend Franz Schubert. Featuring the premiere...more

    Bach Christmas

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

    December 17 - December 20, 2015

    The chorus’s sumptuous tone and right-on tuning was a delight to the ear,” declared Boston Classical Review of the 2014 Bach Christmas program. This year, Laurence Cummings and the H+H Chorus...more

    David Finckel, Wu Han, and David Shifrin

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

    January 15, 2016

    Cellist David Finckel, pianist Wu Han, and acclaimed clarinetist David Shifrin team up for an exciting evening of chamber music performing Beethoven's Trio in B-Flat Major, Opus 11,...more

    ReSoundings: sit inside the chant (Boston)

    Presented by Cappella Clausura

    January 16, 2016

    A re-rendering of our wildly successful Soundings of 2015. Immerse yourself as our changing constellations of singers and instruments transport you with music from the 9th to the 20th centuries by...more

    Orchestre National de France, Daniele Gatti, and Alexandre Tharaud

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    January 24, 2016

    One of the most prestigious orchestras in France, Orchestre National de France has long served as France's musical ambassador around the world. Conductor Daniele Gatti leads the ensemble with...more

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