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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


    Britt Connors CD Release, Amy Regan opens

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    August 23, 2014

    Singer/Songwriter Britt (Sawdon) Connors, born and raised in West Boylston, MA, is hard at work preparing to release her second album, a follow-up to to her acclaimed 2010 release “The Bad...more

    Madame Burlesque: An Evening of Tributes

    Presented by Boston Babydolls Burlesque at Cambridge Family YMCA Theatre

    August 20 - August 23, 2014

    The legends of burlesque are still amongst us in spirit. The Boston Babydolls Burlesque are re-creating a magical evening that never was, as classic burlesque performances are re-imagined and...more

    Roger Street Friedman and Sherman Ewing

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    August 24, 2014

    After a zigzagging career in and out of the music business, Friedman is here to stay. His debut, The Waiting Sky, which is set to release this summer, is boldly vulnerable and masterfully played...more

    Berklee American Roots Music series

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    August 25, 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

    Kina Zoré Presents: AFRICA NIGHT!

    Presented by Kina Zoré at Lizard Lounge

    August 5 - August 26, 2014

    TUESDAYS in AUGUST are....AFRICA NIGHT!

    Boston's first weekly night dedicated to AFRICAN music!  Hosted by Mozambican Afro-Pop group Kina Zoré, other African groups...more

    Katie McNally and Hannah Sanders & Liz Simmons

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    August 27, 2014

    Katie was first introduced to fiddle music by her classical violin teacher at age 10 and immediately found in the Celtic traditions her musical home. From the earliest, teachers remarked on her...more

    Bridget Everett Returns to OBERON

    Presented by American Repertory Theater and American Repertory Theater at OBERON

    August 27, 2014

    "Multiply the mouthy, flesh-jiggling early Bette Midler by one hundred, five her the super-plus-size figure and fashion sense of Divine, the John Waters Diva, and the manners of a Flintstone,...more

    The Surviving Kenneallys & Laney Jones

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    August 28, 2014

    The Surviving Kenneallys are back again after performing in Club Passim’s Bluegrass Festival this April. The band, hailing from Somerville, is composed of Joseph Kenneally, Brighid McHugh...more

    Ebinho Cardoso Trio

    Presented by Regattabar at the Charles Hotel at Regattabar

    August 28, 2014

    Ebinho is a new musician in Boston and very respected in Brazil for the way that he uses sophisticated chord progressions, altered tunings on bass...more

    Soul Sessions xix The Lotus Garden

    Presented by 1 o o o v i r t u e s d a n c e at ZuZu @ The Middle East

    August 31, 2014

    1 o o o v i r t u e s d a n c e presents Soul Sessions, a home for artists of any style to come together to express current themes in a creative performance and intimate party. Individual artists...more

    Chris O'Brien and The Sea The Sea

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 3, 2014

    Chris O'Brien grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts. He is the son of two women. Music was always an important part of his life, and after trying a handful of different instruments, Chris picked...more

    Julian Velard Vinyl Release, Chrissi Poland opens

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 4, 2014

    Julian Velard’s engaging style of theatrical, piano-based pop has been hailed by The Sunday Times as “catchy but complicated; a surprisingly rare combination.” Velard turns the...more

    Red Molly

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 5, 2014

    Since 2004, Americana trio Red Molly has been bringing audiences to their feet with gorgeous three-part harmonies, crisp musicianship, and their warm, engaging stage presence. The band consists of...more

    Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 6, 2014

    Laura Cortese has a vision for her band's sound: bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and...more

    Loves It

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 7, 2014

    Born in Austin, Texas in 2010, Loves It is the duo comprised of songwriters of Vaughn Walters and Jenny Parrott that has already played hundreds of shows in the US, Europe and Asia in that short...more

    Dance into Being with Tantric Shamanism

    Presented by Sylvia Brallier and Sylvia Brallier at Dance Complex

    September 5 - September 7, 2014

    Join us for an exciting weekend of deep play, healing and spiritual awakening through dance, rhythm, breath and song featuring the work of Sylvia Brallier & Saffire Bouchelion!

    Fri....more

    BCMFest Celtic Session

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 8, 2014

    BCMFest (Boston's Celtic Music Fest) Session events are held the second Monday of every month at Club Passim to spotlight local Celtic musicians and singers. CMFest showcases Greater...more

    Sidemen Rising: Dinty Child and Zachariah Hickman

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 10, 2014

    The restless multi-instrumentalist, Dinty Child, has brought his incredible range of sounds to live shows and recordings with artists from Laurie Sargent to Chandler Travis. He fronts his own...more

    Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys and The Lonely Heartstring Band

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 11, 2014

    With roots in the Great Lakes State of Michigan, Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys have been traversing the country with instruments in tow since the release of their 2012 record, Release Your...more

    Matt Andersen

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 12, 2014

    Growing up in Perth-Andover, you learn a thing or two about the tough grind. The family-oriented, blue-collar community is home to singer-songwriter and guitarist Matt Andersen. While manual...more

    Erin McKeown, MaryLeigh Roohan opens

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 13, 2014

    Erin McKeown is an internationally known musician, writer, and producer. With 9 full length albums, 2 EPs, and numerous soundtracks to her credit, she has spent the last 15 years crafting a...more

    The Bombadils

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 14, 2014

    The Bombadils are a four piece folk ensemble that unite an eclectic variety of influences to present a unique interpretation of traditional music. Though the group first connected in Montreal, QC,...more

    Introducing Polly Gibbons, A Magical Evening at Ryles Jazz Club

    Presented by Ryles Jazz Club and Ryles Jazz Club at Ryles Jazz Club

    September 16, 2014

    Resonance Records presents singer Polly Gibbons in a special Boston area appearance. The showcase coincides with the release of her new CD and video disc on the Resonance Records Label: Many...more

    Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 17, 2014

    Seven-string guitar master Charlie Hunter has been playing with drummer Scott Amendola since the 1990s, when they were two-thirds of the acclaimed jam-band-meets-jazz Charlie Hunter Trio....more

    Steve Forbert

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 18, 2014

    As a young man from Meridian, Mississippi, Steve Forbert traveled to New York City and played guitar for spare change in Grand Central Station. He vaulted to international prominence with a...more

    Salon Series

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

    September 18, 2014

    Hear some of Boston’s best virtuosos on an intimate scale and join them in lively roundtable discussions in comfortable, friendly surroundings.


    Cheryl Wheeler with special guest Chris Trapper

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 19, 2014

    You may not be familiar with Cheryl, but you have probably heard her music. She is very respected as a songwriter by her peers, which can be seen by how many of them record her songs. Chery's...more

    Joe Stevens & Bethel Steele

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 20, 2014

    California based singer/songwriter, guitar and banjoman, Joe Stevens is a third-generation professional musician in a long line of restless westward moving souls. A prolific writer, the muse began...more

    Harpeth Rising

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 20, 2014

    Harpeth Rising chose to name themselves after a river because water is both dynamic and powerful. These words also describe the music created by the three women – Jordana Greenberg (violin,...more

    Revels RiverSing

    Presented by Revels at Weeks Footbridge

    September 21, 2014

    Wave goodbye to summer at this joyous celebration of the Autumnal Equinox filled with singing, music, and more by the Charles River in Cambridge. Enjoy pre-show festivities in Harvard Square...more

    Cahalen & Eli

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 21, 2014

    Cahalen Morrison & Eli West are, simply put, two of the most innovative and subtle roots musicians today. Their music draws from old folk sources, but it sounds vibrantly alive. Cahalen...more

    Peter Case

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 21, 2014

    Peter Case’s work sets the bar for authenticity, passion and imagination and spans a number of genres, including folk, blues, and rock. Raised in Buffalo, NY, Case came to the Bay area in...more

    Composer Focus: Music of Britten

    Presented by Composer Focus at Lily Pad

    September 21, 2014

    "Composer Focus" is a new classical concert series, specializing in 20th and 21st century chamber music for piano and strings. Each concert focuses on music by a single composer - the...more

    Berklee American Roots Music Series

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 22, 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

    John Mailander & Lukas Pool CD Release

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 24, 2014

    John Mailander is a San Diego based musician currently studying at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He is in demand throughout the Southern California area for performance, session work...more

    Tim Easton

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 25, 2014

    Raised in Akron, OH, alt-country singer/songwriter Tim Easton was influenced by a combination of pop icons (the Beatles, Kiss) and bluegrass/folk legends (Doc Watson, John Prine). Kosher Spears,...more

    Geoff Muldaur

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 28, 2014

    Geoff Muldaur is one of the great voices and musical forces to emerge from the folk, blues and folk-rock scenes centered in Cambridge, MA and Woodstock, NY. During the 1960's and...more

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

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre

    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

    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

    Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

    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

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - CROSSROADS

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

    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

    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

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

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

    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

    Boston Philharmonic present Mozart & Rachmaninoff

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

    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

    Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

    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

    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

    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

    November 9, 2014

    DANIELPOUR: The Awakening Heart
    MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 20 in d minor—featuring Ya-Fei Chuang, piano
    VERDI: "Prelude" to Act I of La Traviata
    GERSHWIN/BENNETT:...more

    Rosanne Cash, The River & the Thread in Concert

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

    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

    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

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