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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


    Barcelona / Bel Heir

    Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room at Cafe 939, Boston

    September 30, 2014

    Barcelona is a band from Seattle. The band's sound is harmonious and piano-based with elements of rock. Formed in 2005, the band cites U2, Coldplay, Copeland, Death Cab for Cutie, and Lovedrug...more

    Leo Blanco / Jason Anick and Jason Yeager

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    September 30, 2014

     Berklee assistant professor of piano Leo Blanco kicks off this faculty showcase night with original compositions blending contemporary South American music, modern harmonies, and...more

    Joe Musella: Steely Dan Tribute

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    October 1, 2014

    Faculty Guitarist Joe Musella and his band play Steely Dan's classic Aja album.

    Aja was the sixth studio album by Steely Dan and is considered to be the...more

    Red Oblivion CD Release Show ft. The Danger Boys & Dave Stewart Jr.

    Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room at Cafe 939, Boston

    October 1, 2014

    Featured at Lollapalooza, and other major festivals around the world, Red Oblivion is a three-piece rock band from Boston. It consists of Zach Adams (vocals/bass), Emma Torres (guitar), and Carson...more

    BACH EXPLORED Concert 1: Bach the Dionysian

    Presented by The Music of First Church Boston at First Church in Boston, Boston

    October 2, 2014

    BACH EXPLORED Concert 1: Bach the Dionysian

    Dorian Komanoff Bandy, baroque violin; Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord

    Violinist Dorian Komanoff Bandy and harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa...more

    Legendary Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Oct 2 at Scullers, CD Release Party, 42nd Season Opener

    Presented by Aardvark Jazz Orchestra at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    October 2, 2014

    The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, one of the longest running large jazz ensembles in the world, has been called “stunning” (Billboard.com), “brilliant” (CultureJazzFrance) and...more

    G-Rock Music Presents: Rock Stories I

    Presented by G-Rock Music at Cavern Club at Hard Rock Cafe Boston, Boston

    October 2, 2014

    G-Rock Music creates unique experiences for audiences to enjoy emerging, renowned, and legendary women in rock. The first of the series, Rock Stories I promises to be an unforgettable night of...more

    Zakir Hussain, Kumaresh Rajagopalan & Jayanthi Kumaresh

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

    October 4, 2014

    Each renowned for exceptional individual accomplishments, Zakir Hussain, Kumaresh Rajagopalan, and Jayanthi Kumaresh come together to offer a virtuosic performance of traditional Indian classical...more

    Bushwalla

    Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room at Cafe 939, Boston

    October 4, 2014

    The self-proclaimed "Original Gangster from Cleveland," Bushwalla represents the eclectic talents of Billy "Bushwalla" Galewood. Bushwalla started performing musical theater at...more

    Roberto Carlos

    Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Wang Theatre, Boston

    October 4, 2014

    With a career spanning 52 years, Roberto Carlos is the number-one artist in Brazil as well as in Latin America. A singer and songwriter with over 500 songs to his credit, a youth idol, and the...more

    From the Top Live in Boston

    Presented by From the Top at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    October 5, 2014

    Meet “young musicians who will knock your socks off” (NBC’s “Today”) when From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on WCRB 99.5, tapes...more

    The Weston Wind Quintet and Friends

    Presented by Weston Wind Quintet at St. John's Church, JP, Boston

    October 5, 2014

    JP Concerts presents The Weston Wind Quintet (Michael Tabak - flute, William Smith - oboe, Danby Cho - clarinet, Elizabeth Jones - French horn, Shu Satoh - bassoon) and Friends (Kristyn Morey -...more

    "A Pilgrimes Solace"

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club, Inc at Loring-Greenough House, Boston

    October 5, 2014

    American lute song duo Ron Andrico & Donna Stewart, Mignarda presents "A Pilgrimes Solace", a program of the music of John Dowland as the centerpiece.

    Afternoon tea follows...more

    Mozart and More

    Presented by Boston Classical Orchestra at Faneuil Hall, Boston

    October 5, 2014

    Guest artists Lucia Lin (violin) & Cathy Basrak (viola)

    Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2

    Mozart: Sinfonia concertante

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 1

    Boston...more

    Muir String Quartet in Residence at Boston University

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Tsai Performance Center, Boston

    October 6, 2014

    Faculty members Peter Zazofsky (violin), Lucia Lin (violin), Steven Ansell (viola) and Michael Reynolds (cello) perform Hugo Wolf’s Italian Serenade; Janacek’s String Quartet...more

    The 8th Annual Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium: A Rap with Talib Kweli

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    October 6, 2014

    The Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium features a celebration of one of the most influential genres of music in today's record industry. This event...more

    Italian Heritage Month Concert

    Presented by North End Music and Performing Arts Center

    October 7, 2014

    NEMPAC welcomes musicians, Italian Cellist Dr. Francesco Mastromatteo and Boston University Pianist, Dr. Christina Wright-Ivanova, to the North End of Boston for this special performance in...more

    Second Hand Rose

    Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room at Cafe 939, Boston

    October 7, 2014

    Liang Long, singer and band leader of Second Hand Rose, experimented with blending local instruments from Harbin, a city in far northeast China near Siberia. He has woven these performance styles...more

    Patitucci, Wooten, Bailey and Bailey

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    October 7, 2014

    Join John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, Victor Bailey, and Steve Bailey as they explore the inner and outer limits of the bass, with special guest drummer Derico Watson. Aside from their work as solo...more

    Nick Jonas

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    October 8, 2014

    Multi-talented recording artist and actor,Nick Jonas has already intrigued the public and impressed the masses with the release of his new song “Chains,” earlier this summer (Watch the...more

    The Nick and Knight Tour

    Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre, Boston

    October 8, 2014

    Mega boy band singer-songwriters Nick Carter from Backstreet Boys and Jordan Knight from New Kids on The Block are releasing a collaborative album titled ‘Nick &...more

    Gaelic Storm with Enter the Haggis

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    October 9, 2014

    Gaelic Storm steps back into the ring with the dazzling #1 Billboard World Album Chicken Boxer, a heavyweight record that comes out swinging with a mix of empowering anthems and traditional...more

    More Than Four meets Brazilian Big Band

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    October 9, 2014

    The vocal jazz quartet More Than Four presents its love of Brazilian music with lush harmonies backed up by a contemporary Brazilian big band.


    Judah & The Lion / Morningsiders / Nick Stevenson

    Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room at Cafe 939, Boston

    October 10, 2014

    Judah & the Lion is an Americana pop trio with roots in Nashville. Drawing on many influences, the band's folk instrumentation showcases fresh musicianship and powerful vocal harmonies....more

    Schubert and Mozart with conductor and pianist Christian Zacharias

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

    October 9 - October 11, 2014

    The German pianist-conductor Christian Zacharias returns to the BSO in his dual role for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, performing from the keyboard as Mozart would have done for...more

    Monteverdi Madrigals: Songs of Love and War

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    October 11, 2014

    The all-star performers of BEMF’s own Vocal & Chamber Ensembles kick off our 25th Anniversary Season with an exquisite program featuring music from Monteverdi’s eighth and final...more

    The Lion King

    Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Boston Opera House, Boston

    September 9 - October 12, 2014

    Experience the phenomenon. The most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the stage. Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you’ve...more

    Baroque Fireworks! H+H Turns 200

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    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

    13th Annual Opening Our Doors

    Presented by The Fenway Alliance at Christian Science Plaza, Boston

    October 13, 2014

    Discover your inner culture maven at The Fenway Alliance's 13th annual Opening Our Doors in the Fenway Cultural District. Help paint the mural "You Are Needed"; see "Sparkle and...more

    Yuna

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Paradise Rock Club, Boston

    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, Boston

    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, Boston

    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, Boston

    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, 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

    Animal Flag / Jesse Denaro / I/Ø / The Sulk Scouts

    Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room at Cafe 939, Boston

    October 17, 2014

    Animal Flag is the solo-project of 20-year-old singer-songwriter and producer Matthew Politoski. Matthew is from Westtown, N.Y. and is studying Contemporary Writing & Production at Berklee...more

    Juilliard String Quartet

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

    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, Boston

    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, Boston

    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, Boston

    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, Boston

    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, Boston

    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, Boston

    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, Boston

    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, Boston

    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, Boston

    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, Boston

    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, Boston

    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, Boston

    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

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