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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


    Greg Abate and Friends

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

    August 30, 2014

    Greg Abate jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer continues as an International Jazz/Recording Artist with 225 days a year touring the globe. In the mid 70's after finishing a four year program...more

    Berklee Summer Concerts at Georges Island

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Georges Island

    August 30, 2014

    Berklee College of Music, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, and the Boston Harbor National Park join forces to bring up-and-coming Berklee students and alumni to Fort Warren on Georges Island for...more

    Bread & Puppet Theater: "Insurrection Oratorio"

    Presented by Bread and Puppet Theater and Contemporary Arts International

    August 30, 2014

    An improvised piece developed by Peter Schumann, artistic director of Bread & Puppet, with instrumental music created on mechanical sound sculptures including "Container Man," a...more

    Blue Man Group

    Presented by Blue Man Group at The Charles Playhouse

    April 1 - August 31, 2014

    OUR SPACE HAS A NEW FACE. Experience Blue Man Group at the newly renovated Charles Playhouse!

     

    Blue Man Group's critically acclaimed show has been called...more

    Tony Bennett at Tanglewood with special guest Antonia Bennett

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

    August 31, 2014

    No one else in popular American music has recorded for so long and at such a high level of excellence as Tony Bennett. His initial successes came via a string of Columbia singles in the early...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

    Family Fun Days

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

    August 30 - September 1, 2014

    Come celebrate Labor Day Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village on August 30-September 1. Play games ranging from base-ball to French & English (tug-of-war). Make a craft, meet oxen in training, or...more

    Seasons of Love: A 20th Anniversary Celebration of Musical Dinner Revues!

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre

    June 15 - September 1, 2014

    Cape Rep Theatre presents Seasons of Love: A 20th Anniversary Celebration of Musical Dinner Revues! at the Old Sea Pines Inn, directed and designed by Scott Storr, running Sundays, June 15...more

    Bread and Roses Heritage Festival

    Presented by Bread and Roses Heritage Committee, Inc.

    September 1, 2014

    This open-air Festival for the whole family is a free, social justice event with great ethnic food, arts and crafts, community workshops, music, theater, dance, trolley and walking tours, and...more

    Jeff Bridges

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    September 3, 2014

     “Natural” is as good a word as any to describe the feeling of Bridges’ self-titled major label debut. Featuring a roster of magnificent songwriters and musicians, and...more

    Fenway Recording Sessions Presents: Fujiya & Miyagi

    Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall

    September 3, 2014

     Despite the name, Fujiya & Miyagi are neither Japanese nor a duo. The electronic trio of singer and guitarist David Best, synth player Steve Lewis, and bassist Matt Hainsby are deeply...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

    National Theatre of London in HD: Medea

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    September 4, 2014

    Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie...more

    An intimate evening with Mary Lambert

    Presented by David Friend Recital Hall at David Friend Recital Hall

    October 5, 2013 - September 5, 2014

     As a performer, Lambert exemplifies the traditions of a singer/songwriter while melding a background in spoken-word. After the powerful body-image poem “I Know Girls (Body Love)”...more

    Charlie Farren and Sarah Blacker

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

    September 5, 2014

    Charlie Farren has long been known for great songs, great singing, and for outstanding live solo acoustic performances. Alone onstage with acoustic guitar in hand, Charlie captures an audience...more

    Classic Albums Live: Abbey Road

    Presented by Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park

    September 5, 2014

    Toronto-based sensation Classic Albums Live performs the works of classic rock bands the same way an orchestra performs the works of Mozart. This skilled ensemble of musicians recreates...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

    Bill Staines

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

    September 5, 2014

    "Any new song that can live comfortably beside the well-worn songs of folk tradition has a good chance of surviving the test of time. Such, we believe, are the songs of Bill Staines" --...more

    Cantrip

    Presented by Rockport Music

    September 5, 2014

     A trio injecting a youthful energy and flair to Scottish traditional music, Cantrip has quickly become one of the most admired Celtic acts working today. Expertly balancing tradition and...more

    Highfield Hall: Skylark A capella Group Presents The Best of Britain

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

    September 5, 2014

    Skylark, a professional chamber choir of over 15 vocalists based in Atlanta, will celebrate choral music of the early 20th century from the UK's greatest composers including classics like...more

    Drummers' Call

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

    September 6, 2014

    A fife-and-drum corps from around the country will assemble at Old Sturbridge Village on September 6. Watch and listen as this talented group demonstrates their unique set of skills, and learn...more

    Philippe Crettien

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

    September 6, 2014

    Philippe R. Crettien is chairman of the jazz department at the Rivers School Conservatory in Weston, MA, leading instrumental instruction, saxophone, Jazz Orchestra, and other ensembles. He has a...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

    Calliope to Present Images of Fate

    Presented by Calliope Inc. at First Church in Boston

    September 6, 2014

    Images of Fate, conducted by Calliope's assistant conductor Jacques Dupuis, is planned to include Bruckner's Te Deum, Beethoven's Elegischer Gesang, Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical...more

    Sharon Isbin

    Presented by Rockport Music

    September 6, 2014

    One of the most acclaimed classical guitarists in the world, Sharon Isbin has made an enormous musical impact. Her fearlessness and curiosity have both expanded the range of classical music and...more

    Celebrate Fruitlands 100!

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

    September 6, 2014

    Come celebrate Fruitland's centennial year and the opening of our anniversary exhibition 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum. This free event will be fun for the whole...more

    Jan Luby, Bernice Lewis, Honor Finnegan In Concert

    Presented by The Center for Arts at the Armory at Center for the Arts at The Armory

    September 6, 2014

    Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents Rhode Island singer-songwriter Jan Luby, Williamstown singer-songwriter Bernice Lewis and New York singer-songwriter Honor Finnegan. The...more

    Serenade

    Presented by A Far Cry at St. John's Church, JP

    September 6, 2014

    The Criers launch the concert season by taking a good multi-dimensional look at one of our most beloved string orchestra works – the Tchaikovsky Serenade! We begin with a nocturnal...more

    CCM Fall Open House

    Presented by Concord Conservatory of Music at Concord Conservatory of Music

    September 6, 2014

    Come to The Concord Conservatory of Music on Saturday, September 6th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, and experience the music! Feel what it’s like to play the violin, cello, and other instruments at...more

    Blue Hat, Yeah!

    Presented by notloB Music

    September 6, 2014

    Blue Hat, Yeah! is a new band on the forefront of the New England bluegrass and progressive acoustic music scene. Their blend of traditional bluegrass and original instrumentals...more

    Cambridge Carnival International

    Presented by Cambridge Carnival International, Inc. at Kendall Square

    September 7, 2014

    The largest Cambridge festival is undertaking it´s 22nd year. It´s a colorful and festive celebretion rooted in African and Caribbean traditions, with thousands of...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

    Opera at the Theatre: DON CARLO

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    September 7, 2014

    For the 2013 Salzburg Festival, Peter Stein and Antonio Pappano are working with the original version of the opera – albeit in Italian and minus the ballet. 

    By retaining this...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

    Audition for the NEW Concord Youth Chorus Project

    Presented by Concord Conservatory of Music at Concord Conservatory of Music

    September 9, 2014

    Love to sing? Want to improve your singing voice, learn how to harmonize, and gain performance experience? Join us! No prior singing experience required. Placement Auditions will take place on...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

    Loudon Wainwright III

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

    September 11, 2014

    "...one of America's most astute lyrical commentators...lyrically compelling and emotionally overpowering." - Mojo Magazine

    Loudon Wainwright III has had a long and...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

    Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters

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

    September 12, 2014

    "One of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today.  He makes me proud!”...B.B. King

    Having performed with such greats as Carlos Santana, Muddy Waters, Eric...more

    David Mallett

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

    September 12, 2014

    David Mallett is one of America's finest singer/songwriters. Period.

    David Mallett hails from a small town in northern Maine, and in a career that spans four decades, his music...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

    An Evening of Song

    Presented by The Church of St. John the Evangelist at Church of St. John the Evangelist

    September 12, 2014

    On Friday, September 12, 2014 at 7 p.m., start off your weekend right and indulge in an Evening of Song at The Church of St. John the Evangelist, 35 Bowdoin Street in Boston. Featuring soprano...more

    Return to the Idyll

    Presented by A Far Cry at NEC's Jordan Hall

    September 12, 2014

    Thomas Adès’s metaphysical meditation on life, death, and memory gives way to Shostakovich’s brilliantly expanded, terrifying Violin Sonata, performed by the unbelievable...more

    Bret Michaels

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

    September 13, 2014

    Multiplatinum global superstar Bret Michaels will take the stage at Indian Ranch on September 13 at 2PM. He has turned his passion for music into a multi-faceted brand that encompasses record...more

    Ronan Tynan

    Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

    September 13, 2014

    North Shore Elder Services presents Ronan Tynan. Mr. Tynan is truly a modern day "Renaissance Man." Faced with numerous challenges throughout his well documented life, he has persevered...more

    Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra Perform British Rock Classics!

    Presented by Regent Theatre and Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

    September 13, 2014

    The Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra is a giant 10-vocalist rock band that performs thunderous, fist-in-the-air renditions of classic ‘60s & ‘70s Brit Rock. As the works of Mozart and...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

    Titan I

    Presented by Cape Symphony

    September 13, 2014

    Mozart Sonata in E minor

    Brahms Sonata in D minor
    Beethoven “Kreutzer” Sonata

    Jae Cosmos Lee, Violin
    Mikael Darmanie,...more

    An Evening of True Blues at The Spire

    Presented by Spire Center for Performing Arts

    September 13, 2014

    The Spire Center for Performing Arts presents an evening of True Blues featuring Les Sampou and Mark Small. Les Sampou is a blues/rock musician, who got her start n the Boston folk scene. Because...more

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