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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


    Folk Open Mic

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

    October 21, 2014

    The Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night at TCAN has been a tradition since its inception in 1997. Come early to sign-in as a performer, or to get a great seat for one of the most successful and...more

    Stick Men: Featuring Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto & Markus Reuter

    Presented by Regent Theatre and Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    October 21, 2014

    STICK MEN Featuring Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto & Markus Reuter (Exclusive New England Performance! Special Guests Mindset X) Stick Men is a progressive rock band formed in 2008 and created...more

    Trio Cleonice and Friends presents "The German Word: Spoken and Sung"

    Presented by Trio Cleonice

    October 21, 2014

    Trio Cleonice and Friends, a monthly chamber music series in the Parlor of United Parish Brookline, presents The German Word: Spoken and Sung on Tuesday, October 21st at 7 pm. Bass-baritone Josh...more

    Open Mic

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    October 21, 2014

    Our classic open mic night!


    Suzuki Preschool Open House

    Presented by Suzuki Preschool of Newton

    October 22, 2014

    The Suzuki Preschool of Newton will be hosting an open house.  This is a great opportunity to acquaint yourself with our integrated arts curriculum, explore our facility and meet the teachers...more

    Jake Amerding

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    October 22, 2014

    It was the early 1980s when Boston bluegrasser Taylor Armerding, co-founder of the band Northern Lights, started his 5-year-old son, Jake, on Suzuki violin. Jake studied classical violin into high...more

    D’hana Perry’s Live Performance of LOOSE

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art

    October 23, 2014

    D’hana Perry is a New York-based DJ and video artist whose documentary work explores identity construction, gender/racial issues, and self-expression. LOOSE remixes original...more

    Shawn Colvin

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

    October 23, 2014

    In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous, Shawn Colvin stands out as singular and enduring talent. Her songs are works of craft and catharsis that become treasured,...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

    Sam Green: The Measure of All Things

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    October 23, 2014

    Loosely inspired by the popular Guinness Book of Records, this charming “live documentary” weaves together portraits of record-holding people, places, and things. Director Sam Green...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

    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

    Sharing A New Song (SANS)

    Presented by Massachusetts Baptist Multicultural Ministries at Tremont Temple Baptist Church - Converse Hall, Boston

    October 24, 2014

    Massachusetts Baptist Multicultural Ministries presents, Sharing A New Song, an international choral group singing music from across the globe, will perform a benefit concert on Friday, October...more

    Now and Then

    Presented by Musicians of the Old Post Road at First Parish Sudbury, Sudbury

    October 24, 2014

    Musicans of the Old Post Road present an exploration of historical instruments and modern counterparts. A program of stellar works from Baroque, Classical, and later eras; the distinctive...more

    Broadway On Highland

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    October 24, 2014

    An open singing event!  If you love Broadway musicals, come sing your favorite Broadway tune with our fabulous accompanist, or just sit in the audience and enjoy the sing-a-long numbers. All...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

    New at Noon: Location, Location, Location

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Distler Performance Hall, Somerville

    October 24, 2014

    On a bench, on the bus, in a faculty meeting, at lunch, on a napkin, in a garden, near the ocean—New At Noon celebrates works made outside the studio by Tufts Composers. Music composed...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

    The New England Philharmonic Commences 38th Season with Two World Premieres, One NEP Commission

    Presented by New England Philharmonic

    October 25, 2014

    On October 25th, the New England Philharmonic, under the direction of Richard Pittman will commence their 38th season titled...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

    YOUNG PEOPLES CONCERT: The Emperor and the Nightengale

    Presented by Mistral

    October 25, 2014

    Kids can attend for free and are invited to wear their Halloween constumes! An engaging and poignant Hans Christian Andersen story, The Emperor & the Nightingale, set to music by...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

    Purely Classical: An Afternoon with Mozart and Beethoven

    Presented by Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester

    October 25, 2014

    Join Pakachoag Music School for an afternoon of traditional, straight-up music: Mozart and Beethoven. Sonatas for violin and piano; Mozart's Fantasia in c minor for piano solo; and...more

    Mozart -- Rejoice, Exult!

    Presented by Close Encounters With Music at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington

    October 25, 2014

    No composer has survived the shifting tides of ideas, styles and fashion more assuredly than Mozart.

    The celestial blend of strings and winds in major works (Oboe Quartet in F, Flute...more

    Interfaith Concert at JCC in Newton

    Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton Centre

    October 25, 2014

    An interfaith concert featuring soulful songs of healing, renewal and resilience will be held at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Saturday, October...more

    THE BEATLES ARE BACK! "Studio Two," an up-and-coming Beatles tribute band

    Presented by JM Productions

    October 25, 2014

    JM Productions and The Common Market Restaurant of Quincy, MA announces their 2014/2015 Cabaret Concert Series! Guests will enjoy special evenings with top quality music featuring outstanding...more

    Cape Ann Big Band

    Presented by Boston Eventworks at Chevalier Theatre, Medford

    October 25, 2014

     Swing into Fall with Cape Ann Big Band! The Cape Ann Big Band will celebrate its fourth season with a featured fall concert at The Chevalier Theatre in Medford, MA. Formed in December 2010,...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

    Fall Fest: 40th Anniversary Spectacular

    Presented by Suffolk University Performing Arts Office and Suffolk University at C. Walsh Theatre, Boston

    October 24 - October 25, 2014

    Fall Fest is Suffolk University's longest running arts event on campus! The show takes place during homecoming weekend and centers around community and tradition. Each year follows a different...more

    Concord Band Fall Concert: "Monuments"

    Presented by The Concord Band at The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden, Concord

    October 25, 2014

    The Concord Band presents its 2014 Fall Concert, entitled "Monuments", on Saturday, October 25, 2014; 8:00 PM, at The Performing Arts Center, 51 Walden Street, Concord,...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

    The Makanda Project featuring Joe Ford

    Presented by VISIONS, Inc.

    October 25, 2014

    Alto saxophonist Joe Ford, a former Makanda Ken McIntyre student best known for his work with McCoy Tyner and the Fort Apache Band, is featured soloist as the Makanda Project returns to the Dudley...more

    Tufts Wind Ensemble: Songs of Devotion, Songs of Praise

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Distler Performance Hall, Somerville

    October 25, 2014

    The Tufts Wind Ensemble presents a program that draws on the rich vein of European and American hymns. Pieces include Richard Beckel's "The American Dream", Mark Camphouse's...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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Gila Goldstein, piano recital

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

    October 26, 2014

    Acclaimed pianist Gila Goldstein, member of the piano faculty at Boston University's School of Music, will perform a solo recital at the school's concert hall on Sunday, October 26 at 8pm,...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


    Metropolitan Wind Symphony Band Concert: Dancing and Driving

    Presented by Metropolitan Wind Symphony and Metropolitan Wind Symphony

    October 26, 2014

    The Metropolitan Wind Symphony will begin their 44th season with their Fall Band Concert on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 3:00 pm, at the National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA....more

    Musicians of the Old Post Road Concert: "Now and Then"

    Presented by Musicians of the Old Post Road at Old South Church, Boston, Boston

    October 26, 2014

    Now and Then - An exploration of historical instruments and modern counterparts. A program of stellar works from Baroque, Classical, and later eras; the distinctive sonorities of instruments...more

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