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    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 enchanting story tells of a man's quest to rescue his wrongly captured love, and the trials they must endure to be together. Drawing its artists mostly from the townships surrounding Cape Town, this energetic ...more


    Dietrich Strause with David Moss

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    October 23, 2014

    Dietrich Strause owns one of the finer collections of songs on the Boston music scene. Strause’s creations come at you first with their simple charm, a lot of which reside in his gentle...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

    Spellbound: A Fractured Fairytale

    Presented by The Harvard Pops Orchestra at Lowell Lecture Hall, Cambridge

    October 24, 2014

    Alack! The Wicked (Schwartz) sorceress Eleanora Thistle has cast a dangerous spell on the kingdom of Harmonia and it’s going to take The Harvard Pops Orchestra all of the courage in...more

    Ryanhood

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    October 24, 2014

    Named ‘Best Group/Duo’ in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards, acoustic-duo Ryanhood have performed more than 800 shows in 42 U.S. states over the past decade. They’ve...more

    Debo Band

    Presented by Harvard Music Department at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    October 25, 2014

    Debo Band is a 11-member group led by Ethiopian-American saxophonist Danny Mekonnen and fronted by charismatic vocalist Bruck Tesfaye. Since their inception in 2006, the band has won raves for...more

    Sam Amidon

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    October 25, 2014

    A musician who glides through unlikely set of genres from traditional folk to free jazz, Amidon has released four solo albums, and also plays in the New York-based indie-rock bands Doveman and...more

    From the Ardent Pen: Choral Music from the Romantic Era

    Presented by Musica Sacra at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    October 25, 2014

    Musica Sacra's 55th season begins with stormy music that will sweep you off your feet with quintessentially Romantic gales of emotion. Join us for an evening of choral works featuring...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

    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


    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

    Wesley Stace

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    October 26, 2014

    A British singer/songwriter of considerable charm, intelligence, and moxie, Wesley Stace, better known as John Wesley Harding, has been releasing albums since the early 1990s that walk the fine...more

    Berklee American Roots Music

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    October 27, 2014

    A night of American roots music featuring performers in a wide range of American roots styles—including blues, gospel, folk, early country music, bluegrass, old-time, cajun, western swing,...more

    2nd Annual Regattabar Klezmer Music Festival

    Presented by Regattabar at the Charles Hotel and Regattabar at the Charles Hotel at Regattabar, Cambridge

    October 28, 2014

    The Regattabar, Boston’s premiere venue for world music, presents the second annual Regattabar Klezmer Music Festival, featuring Klezwoods and Klezperanto, on Tuesday, October 28, 7:30 pm at...more

    Open Mic

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    October 28, 2014

    Our classic open mic night!


    Gorelesque Idol

    Presented by The Duchess Group at OBERON, Cambridge

    October 28, 2014

    Coming straight from five successful years in London's prestigious West End, a critically-acclaimed national tour of Australia, and a monthly residency at one of New York City's most...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

    Master Class with Pianist Jonathan Bliss

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

    October 30, 2014

     A pianist the New Yorker has described as “playing with unerring sophistication,” Jonathan Bliss will lead a master class for undergraduate musicians. Observers are welcome;...more

    "Halloween Throw-Down" with the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble

    Presented by Regattabar at the Charles Hotel at Regattabar, Cambridge

    October 31, 2014

    After crowd-stunning performances this summer at the UFO Festival in Roswell, NM and the Festa del Redentore in Venice, Italy, New England Music Awards nominee Revolutionary Snake Ensemble (RSE)...more

    Samhain Soiree

    Presented by Mobius

    October 31, 2014

    Samhain Soiree' is a roaming performance party and series of public (+private) art interventions. Artists will create work for the bustling street-scapes of Central Square on Halloween night....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

    Dia de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead Evening Celebration

    Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Cambridge

    November 1, 2014

    Celebrate the Day of the Dead with a festive evening of music, food, and community. Remember departed loved ones in front of this year’s Día de los Muertos altar, savor Mexican...more

    Gorefest: The Gruesome Tale of Penny Dreadful

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    October 23 - November 1, 2014

    The perfect Halloween outing! An ImprovBoston tradition, GoreFest is an intimate splatter musical with a steampunk vibe, dripping with unidentifiable bodily fluids and lacking in good taste. This...more

    Open Mic

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    November 4, 2014

     Our classic open mic night!


    Melissa Kassel & Tom Zicarelli Group

    Presented by The Lily Pad at Lily Pad, Cambridge

    November 6, 2014

    Melissa Kassel - Voice

    Tom Zicarelli - Piano

    Bill Jones - Saxophone

    Dave Clark - Bass

    Nat Mugavero - Drums


    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).


    Big Band Beat!

    Presented by Beat Hotel

    October 19 - November 9, 2014

    On Sunday, October 19, 2014, The Beat, located in Cambridge’s Harvard Square, kicks off the first night of its new Big Band Beat Series. Every Sunday from 7:00PM to 11:00PM the restaurant...more

    The Gondoliers; or, The King of Barataria

    Presented by Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club at Agassiz Theatre, Cambridge

    October 30 - November 9, 2014

    Soon after his birth, the Prince of Barataria was married to another infant. However, shortly after this happy union, the young prince was kidnapped and hidden in Venice by the Grand Inquisitor....more

    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

    Open Mic

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    November 11, 2014

     Our classic open mic night!


    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

    Prière - 17th Century French Sacred Music for Voices and Viols

    Presented by Tramontana at Cambridge Friends Meeting House, Cambridge

    November 15, 2014

    Tramontana presents Prière - 17th century French sacred music for voices and viols with special guests Long & Away viol consort, keyboardist Dylan Sauerwald, and tenor Alexander...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

    A Sea Symphony by Vaughan Williams

    Presented by Newton Choral Society at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    November 16, 2014

    Inspired by the humanistic vision of Walt Whitman, Vaughan Williams selected texts from several of Whitman's poems, using the sea and sailors as metaphor for the voyage of the soul through...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

    Open Mic

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    November 18, 2014

     Our classic open mic night!


    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

    Open Mic

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    November 25, 2014

     Our classic open mic night!


    Cultural Survival Bazaar

    Presented by Cultural Survival

    November 28 - November 30, 2014

    A festival of native arts & cultures from around the world, featuring native artisans and performers, fairly traded products benefiting the livelihoods of artisans, projects in their...more

    Open Mic

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    December 2, 2014

     Our classic open mic night!


    The Muse of Winter - Cambridge

    Presented by The Oriana Consort at University Lutheran Church, Cambridge, Cambridge

    December 5, 2014

    Come celebrate Oriana Consort's 20th Anniversary season! Concert to include Britten's "Ceremony of Carols", Handel's "Let God Arise", with period orchestra,...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.


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