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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


    Melissa Kassel & Tom Zicarelli Group

    Presented by Lily Pad at Lily Pad, Cambridge

    October 2, 2014

    Melissa Kassel - Voice

    Tom Zicarelli - Saxophone

    Phil Grenadier - Trumpet

    Bruno Raberg - Bass

    Nat Mugavero - Drums


    DJ Mmmmixer

    Presented by MMMMAVEN and MMMMAVEN

    October 2, 2014

    Play the DJ at Mmmmaven, an electronic music production and DJ school. Tour the studios of this “Future Music Academy,” and get hands-on experience and individualized instruction on...more

    Hanneke Cassel & Mike Block

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    October 2, 2014

    “Exuberant and rhythmic, somehow both wild and innocent, delivered with captivating melodic clarity and an irresistible playfulness,” says the Boston Globe about Hanneke...more

    Beatlemania and Pop-Up Dining

    Presented by Boston Date Night and Boston Date Night at The Brattle Theatre, Cambridge

    October 3, 2014

    Treat yourself to a rockin’ good time with the classic, “A Hard Day’s Night,” starring the world’s most famous rock band, The Beatles, as you enjoy gourmet renditions...more

    Sound Energy

    Presented by Equilibrium Concert Series at Cambridge Friends Meeting House, Cambridge

    October 4, 2014

    Sound Energy is Micah Ringham, violin; Ashleigh Gordon, viola; Robert Mayes, cello. Founded in 2014, Sound Energy explores the wide range of sonic possibilities inherent in the ensemble. In...more

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra: Life, Death and the Afterlife—in Reverse

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    October 5, 2014

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra performs works by Theofanidis, Strauss and Tchaikovsky. Featuring Boston Conservatory faculty member guest artist Kerry Deal (soprano).


    ON THE CONTINENT

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    October 11, 2014

    Principal Conductor Kevin Rhodes opens our season with Respighi’s fanciful and dramatic orchestration of medieval lute pieces, and Mozart’s restrained and intimate Clarinet Concerto...more

    EllipsisTrio in Concert

    Presented by Ellipsis Piano Trio at Killian Hall at MIT, Cambridge

    October 11, 2014

    Ellipsis Trio, one of New England’s premier piano trios, will perform Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E-Flat Major, D. 929 and Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op....more

    Radius Ensemble -- Exhale

    Presented by Radius Ensemble

    October 11, 2014

    Boston-based Radius Ensemble, ensemble in residence at Longy School of Music of Bard College and winner of a 2013 CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, begins its sixteenth concert season...more

    Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    October 12, 2014

    Bassist/composer Edgar Meyer and mandolinist/composer Chris Thile have collaborated on several critically acclaimed projects including the Grammy-winning Goat Rodeo Sessions and Chris Thile's...more

    Violinist Regina Carter

    Presented by Learning from Performers program (Harvard Office for the Arts)

    October 16, 2014

     Master of improvisational violin and recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Regina Carter will participate in a conversation entitled Down Home: The Musical Heritage of the American...more

    Daniel Ian Smith: The Latin Side of Billy Strayhorn

    Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge

    October 16, 2014

    The weather may be chilly, but the music is HOT! Join us at the multicultural arts center for a Jazz Club performance featuring Daniel Ian Smith and Crew for their "Latin Side of . . . "...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - CROSSROADS

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Cambridge

    October 17, 2014

    Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No. 2 in D Major
    Wolf: Italian Serenade and Mörike-lieder with strings...more

    Regina Carter's Southern Comfort

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    October 17, 2014

    Violinist Regina Carter has established herself as an enduring and creative force in jazz. A MacArthur Fellow (the “Genius” grant), Carter draws from diverse influences, including...more

    Hidden Falls Presents: Movie! The Musical

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    September 19 - October 17, 2014

    The renowned Boston musical improv troupe, Hidden Falls, returns with their newest installment of jam-packed fun, Movie! the Musical, where classic movies evolve into spectacular musicals on the...more

    A Mass for St. Augustine of Canterbury: Missa sine nomine

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

    October 18, 2014

    Blue Heron, "one of the Boston music community's indispensables" (Boston Globe), offers another gem from the Peterhouse Partbooks (copied c.1540). This characterful, quirky,...more

    Music of Vienna

    Presented by Back Bay Chorale at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    October 18, 2014

    Scott Allen Jarrett conducts the Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra in Mozart's "Great Mass in C Minor" along with works by Haydn, Beethoven, and Schoenberg.  Soloists include...more

    Film Screening: American Beatboxer

    Presented by Learning from Performers program (Harvard Office for the Arts)

    October 24, 2014

    Documenting one of the most neglected genres of Hip Hop culture, American Beatboxer depicts the first ever American Beatbox Championship, held in July 2010 in Brooklyn, New York. The art of...more

    Boston Philharmonic present Mozart & Rachmaninoff

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    October 23 - October 26, 2014

    The vagaries of love, its ecstasies, surprises and wrenching reversals, form the substance of Mozart’s great comic opera Così fan tutte. Love’s comedies and love’s...more

    Various Variations 2: Beethoven, Schumann, Tchaikovsky

    Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    October 26, 2014

    Beethoven   Serenade for String Trio in D major, Op. 8
    Schumann   Fantasiestücke for Viola and Piano, Op. 73...more

    Bari Koral Family Rock Band Celebrates New Album

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    October 26, 2014

    Critically acclaimed family music favorite Bari Koral Family Rock Band celebrates the release of their new album “The Apple Tree & The Honey Bee” in a high-spirited concert for all...more

    The David Haas Group: A Coalition of the Willing

    Presented by The Lily Pad at Lily Pad, Cambridge

    October 26, 2014

    David Haas, piano

    Eric Hofbauer, guitar

    Scott Getchell, trumpets

    Glenn Dickson, clarinet

    Kit Demos, bass & modular synthesizer

    Dave Fox, drums


    Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    October 30, 2014

    Banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the deceptively intricate art of the duet. Washburn’s beguiling composing, playing and singing blend with Fleck’s...more

    Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    November 1, 2014

    Native New Yorker and alumnus of the “famed” High School for the Performing Arts, keyboardist Kenneth Weiss has been heralded as “a musician at the zenith of his art”...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

    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).


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Boston Philharmonic presents Sibelius & Brahms

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    November 20 - November 23, 2014

    Calling all Sibelius lovers! On this program you will hear three works by the great Finnish master that essentially define him as a composer. First and most famous is Finlandia, turbulent at the...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

    Jazz Brunch featuring The Ray Santisi Trio & Patricia Adams, vocals

    Presented by Ryles Jazz Club and Ryles Jazz Club at Ryles Jazz Club, Cambridge

    March 23 - December 7, 2014

    Ryles Jazz Club, Sunday brunch - - 212 Hampshire Street, Inman Square, Cambridge, MA  617 876 9330 10:00am to 3:00pm

    Featuring:  Ray Santisi, piano; Dave Zox, bass; Gary Johnson,...more

    Group Violin & Viola for Adults - Fall 2014

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music, Cambridge

    September 22 - December 8, 2014

    Whether you are a complete beginner or looking for a refresher course, our Group Violin & Viola class is for you. This class will cover fun music each week in an enjoyable, relaxed environment...more

    Beginning Piano for Adults - Fall 2014

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music, Cambridge

    September 23 - December 9, 2014

    A perfect place to start your study. Less pressure for busy adults, fun, and support from the other class members. Subjects of classes will be note learning, how to practice in limited free time,...more

    Inon Barnatan, piano

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

    December 10, 2014

    A native of Tel Aviv, Inon Barnatan has recently been appointed New York Philharmonic's first Artist in Association. Don’t miss the much anticipated Boston recital debut of this rising...more

    Returning to the Piano: Group Class for Adults - Fall 2014

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music, Cambridge

    October 2 - December 11, 2014

    Piano class for those with some previous study-no matter how long ago, it will come back! Class will focus on reading music, some group playing, and simple harmony.


    The Tallis Scholars

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at St. Paul Church, Cambridge, Cambridge

    December 12, 2014

    Peter Phillips and the legendary voices of The Tallis Scholars return to Boston this holiday season for their 39th concert with BEMF! Their sublime program features some of the most breathtaking...more

    The Christmas Revels

    Presented by Revels at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    December 12 - December 28, 2014

    A holiday tradition returns! The 44th annual Christmas Revels journeys to Victorian England for a joyous theatrical production set in the amazing Crystal Palace originally erected for London's...more

    Beginning Group Piano - Mondays Fall 2014

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music, Cambridge

    September 22, 2014 - January 12, 2015

    Ages 4-6. Our classes introduce a solid foundation of keyboard and music skills, including note-reading, ear-training, and ensemble playing while having lots of fun! Children learn in a small...more

    Beginning Group Recorder - Fall 2014

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music, Cambridge

    September 26, 2014 - January 23, 2015

    Ages 5-8. Recorder class is an exciting opportunity for young students to be introduced to playing a woodwind instrument. Students learn about reading music, playing as a group, and have lots...more

    Repertory Ambassadors Choir

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music, Cambridge

    September 20, 2014 - January 24, 2015

    Repertory Ambassadors | ages 8-13
    Director: Rachael Chagat

    This ensemble is open by audition only and is intended as the next step in the process of vocal skill and musicianship....more

    Young Ambassadors Choir - Fall 2014

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music, Cambridge

    September 20, 2014 - January 24, 2015

    Young Ambassadors | ages 13 – 18
    Director: Murray Kidd

    This ensemble is open by audition only. It is intended as the culmination of training and preparation from within the...more

    Training Choir - Fall 2014

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music, Cambridge

    September 20, 2014 - January 24, 2015

    Training Choir | ages 5-7
    Director: Rachael Chagat

    This ensemble will be an un-auditioned group consisting of children aged 5 – 7 years of age. Children will be introduced to...more

    Beginning Group Piano - Saturdays Fall 2014

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music, Cambridge

    September 20, 2014 - January 24, 2015

    Ages 4-6. Our classes introduce a solid foundation of keyboard and music skills, including note-reading, ear-training, and ensemble playing while having lots of fun! Children learn in a small...more

    The French Connection: Fauré, Debussy, Gershwin and Ravel

    Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society

    January 25, 2015

    Fauré  Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120
    Debussy/Ravel   Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune for...more

    An Evening with Branford Marsalis

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    January 29, 2015

    NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award?winning saxophonist, and Tony Award nominee Branford Marsalis is among the most revered instrumentalists of his time. Leader of one of the finest jazz...more

    Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil

    Presented by Cantata Singers at St. Paul Church, Cambridge, Cambridge

    January 24 - January 31, 2015

    Hear Sergei Rachmaninoff’s stunning a cappella masterpiece in the original Church Slavonic. Often called simply the Vespers, Rachmaninoff considered the piece one of his finest...more

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