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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


    Allen Toussaint and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    Presented by MASS MoCA

    October 23, 2014

    As both a brilliant pianist and as the city’s premier composer, arranger, and producer, Allen Toussaint is New Orleans’ musical foundation, having worked with a who’s who of Big...more

    The Worcester Chorus & Arcadia Players - OPENING NIGHT

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

    October 24, 2014

    Music Worcester starts the 2014-2015 Season in the biggest way possible – Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 9, famous for its rousing use of “Ode to Joy,” with The...more

    BC bOp!

    Presented by Boston College Bands

    October 24, 2014

    BC's award-winning vocal and instrumental jazz ensemble's first outing of the year will feature old favorites and new gems. Sebastian Bonaiuto, conductor.


    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

    Alton C Bynum Recital Series: Arabella String Quartet

    Presented by Gordon College Department of Music at Phillips Music Center, Gordon College, Wenham

    October 24, 2014

    Sarita Kwok, violin
    Julie Eskar, violin
    Ettore Causa, viola
    Alexander Lecarme, cello

    The Arabella String Quartet will be presenting an innovative program of short pieces...more

    Mario Frangoulis: Simple Miracles

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre, Worcester

    October 25, 2014

    Mario Frangoulis is a world-renowned powerhouse Greek tenor with an electrifying voice and stunning charisma. As 2011’s “Best Male Classical Crossover Artist," he is recognized 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

    Spookapella XI

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

    October 25, 2014

    “A cappella that rocks” – The Improper Bostonian It’s the spookiest time of year again as we conjure up our 11th annual Spookapella, delivering hauntingly-good vocals and...more

    St. Lawrence String Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 25, 2014

    For close to 25 years, the St. Lawrence String Quartet (SLSQ) has brought its exquisite musicianship and adventurous spirit to the world’s most hallowed chamber music halls. The Quartet...more

    Illuminus

    Presented by Materials & Methods in partnership with Nuit Blanche New York

    October 25, 2014

    Illuminus is Boston’s first "nuit blanche" — a free nighttime festival of creative innovation. This public celebration will feature large-scale projections and light...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

    Sphinx Virtuosi & Catalyst Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 26, 2014

    The Sphinx Virtuosi, led by the Catalyst Quartet, is one of the nation's most dynamic professional chamber orchestras. Alumni of the internationally-renowned Sphinx Competition, this 18-piece...more

    YOUNG PEOPLES CONCERT: The Emperor and the Nightengale

    Presented by Mistral at St. Paul's Church, Brookline, Brookline

    October 26, 2014

    Kids can attend for free and are invited to wear their Halloween constumes! An engaging and poignant Hans Christian...more

    Fall Fringe Festival

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

    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

    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

    Presevation Hall Jazz Band & Allen Toussaint

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

    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

    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

    Joshua Redman Trio

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    October 24 - October 26, 2014

    Joshua Redman is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the decade of the 1990s. Born in Berkeley, California, he is the son of legendary saxophonist Dewey...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


    Vocalist Cyrille Aimee

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    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

    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

    David Bazan & Passenger String Quartet

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    October 30, 2014

    The seed for this album was planted during a one-off show back in 2012. Bazan was invited to play a show in Tacoma WA with the Passenger String Quartet and eventually started talking about...more

    Rockapella

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    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, Boston

    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

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Bizet - Carmen

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 1, 2014

    Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress....more

    The Pine Hill Project: Richard Shindell & Lucy Kaplansky

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 1, 2014

    Two of the folk community’s most beloved artists join forces for a double bill of folk/Americana, each bringing a unique perspective, personality and style that beautifully compliment the...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

    An Evening With Bruce Cockburn

    Presented by Great Northeast Productions, Inc. at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    November 1, 2014

    Great Northeast Productions, Inc. will present legendary Canadian icon, Zen songwriter, guitarist, singer, poet, activist and psalmist Bruce Cockburn in concert on Saturday, November 1 at the...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

    Simply Sinatra

    Presented by The Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College at Rogers Center for the Arts, North Andover

    November 1, 2014

    Steve Lippia is a singer’s singer. He has become one of the most prominent, in-demand vocalists and has quickly established his place among the finest interpreters of traditional pop music...more

    Kids' Shows: Tim (of Tim and the Space Cadets)

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    November 1, 2014

    Brooklyn-based Tim (of Tim and the Space Cadets) play songs about the important things in life: pizza parties, snow days, and summer vacations. Songwriters Tim Kubart and Matt Puckett weave their...more

    Billy Jonas — CD Release Concert for “Build It Back Again”

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    November 1, 2014

    It’s Frank Zappa meets Pete Seeger!  •  It’s Parliament- Funkadelic and Spike Jones meet Mr. Rogers!  •  It’s Miriam Makeba and Igor...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - Mendelssohn and Wolf Chamber Series, Concert 1

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston, 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, Boston

    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

    Opera at the Cinema: ROMEO ET JULIETTE

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    November 2, 2014

    Charles Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette is one of the most famous and moving love stories in all of opera, despite the fact that everyone already knows how the story...more

    Cozzolani Vespers / Buxtehude Jesu Membra Nostri

    Presented by Cappella Clausura at Eliot Church, Newton

    November 2, 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

    Cecilia Farrell, Piano

    Presented by Boston College

    November 2, 2014

    Works by Ravel, Beethoven, Chopin, and Tchaikovsky.


    The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass

    Presented by Chorus pro Musica at Old South Church, Boston, 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.


    Vivaldi L'estro Armonico

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

    October 31 - November 2, 2014

    Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky and friends present an imaginative brew of musical inspiration and thrilling challenge. Vivaldi's sublime L'estro armonico concertos, music that greatly...more

    A Celebration of Marc Johnson

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

    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, Boston

    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

    Lucky Day Music Class with Stacey Peasley

    Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Temple Israel of Natick, Natick

    September 16 - November 4, 2014

    Popular children’s entertainer Stacey Peasley combines her love of young children with her musical talents in an eight week class held at Temple Israel (145 Hartford Street) in Natick on...more

    Piano Masters Series: Michael Lewin

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    November 4, 2014

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


    Richie Kotzen

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 4, 2014

    Touted as one of the best guitar players in the world, Richie Kotzen also possesses a voice on par with some of the greatest rock/soul singers and is highly regarded as a gifted songwriter. Richie...more

    Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre, Worcester

    November 5, 2014

    Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons return for an evening filled with their chart topping hits, including "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Can't Take My Eyes Off...more

    Shaggy

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    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

    Steep Canyon Rangers

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 6, 2014

    The Steep Canyon Rangers are a spirited bluegrass group that delves into folk, country and pop music, adding undeniable songwriting skills to go along with their instrumental prowess. While known...more

    Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre, Worcester

    November 7, 2014

     Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from "The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin" and Disney/Pixar’s "Toy Story" in their new touring show...more

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