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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


    JazzFest Falmouth - The New Black Eagle Jazz Band

    Presented by ArtsFalmouth

    September 30, 2014

    The Grammy-nominated Black Eagles have delighted audiences with New Orleans style jazz, ragtime, gospel, and blues for over 40 years. Their music has been featured in Ken Burns documentaries, NPR...more

    Piano Masters Series: Awadagin Pratt

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

    September 30, 2014

    American pianist Awadagin Pratt performs works by Bach-Busoni, Brahms and Liszt.


    Leo Blanco / Jason Anick and Jason Yeager

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center

    September 30, 2014

     Berklee assistant professor of piano Leo Blanco kicks off this faculty showcase night with original compositions blending contemporary South American music, modern harmonies, and...more

    Sowah Mensah, West African drummer

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    October 1, 2014

    Sowah Mensah is an ethnomusicologist, composer and a “Master Drummer” from Ghana, West Africa. Sowah has taught music in both Ghana and Nigeria and is currently a music professor at...more

    Mehmet Ali Sanlikol & whatsnext in Concert at Scullers Jazz Club

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club and DUNYA Inc. at Scullers Jazz Club

    October 1, 2014

    “This is classic American-bred jazz with a slight Turkish accent, bold and refreshing in its own way and well worth hearing.” - Jack Bowers, AllAboutJazz.com.

    whatsnext...more

    Erin Rubico & Matt Ban - Stage Door Live!

    Presented by Zeiterion Performing Arts Center at Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

    October 1, 2014

    Fresh off of their respective smash performances – Matt Ban as Dennis DuPree in Broadway’s Rock of Ages, and Erin Rubico as the Baroness Shrader in New Bedford Festival Theatre’s...more

    Currency is Heat

    Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

    October 1, 2014

    The Jazz Club at the Multicultural Arts Center presents the CD Release of Shelley Neill’s The Currency Is Heat which will be performed with her recording partners: Laszlo Gardony on...more

    Red Oblivion CD Release Show ft. The Danger Boys & Dave Stewart Jr.

    Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room at Cafe 939

    October 1, 2014

    Featured at Lollapalooza, and other major festivals around the world, Red Oblivion is a three-piece rock band from Boston. It consists of Zach Adams (vocals/bass), Emma Torres (guitar), and Carson...more

    BACH EXPLORED Concert 1: Bach the Dionysian

    Presented by The Music of First Church Boston at First Church in Boston

    October 2, 2014

    BACH EXPLORED Concert 1: Bach the Dionysian

    Dorian Komanoff Bandy, baroque violin; Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord

    Violinist Dorian Komanoff Bandy and harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa...more

    Legendary Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Oct 2 at Scullers, CD Release Party, 42nd Season Opener

    Presented by Aardvark Jazz Orchestra at Scullers Jazz Club

    October 2, 2014

    The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, one of the longest running large jazz ensembles in the world, has been called “stunning” (Billboard.com), “brilliant” (CultureJazzFrance) and...more

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    October 2, 2014

    All ages, all instruments, and all types of acoustic music are welcome to join us for Open Mic Night, hosted by Winchester Community Music School and singer/songwriter Mike Verge! Individual or...more

    G-Rock Music Presents: Rock Stories I

    Presented by G-Rock Music at Cavern Club at Hard Rock Cafe Boston

    October 2, 2014

    G-Rock Music creates unique experiences for audiences to enjoy emerging, renowned, and legendary women in rock. The first of the series, Rock Stories I promises to be an unforgettable night of...more

    Melissa Kassel & Tom Zicarelli Group

    Presented by Lily Pad at Lily Pad

    October 2, 2014

    Melissa Kassel - Voice

    Tom Zicarelli - Saxophone

    Phil Grenadier - Trumpet

    Bruno Raberg - Bass

    Nat Mugavero - Drums


    DJ Mmmmixer

    Presented by MMMMAVEN and Boston Date Night

    October 2, 2014

    Play the DJ at Mmmmaven, an electronic music production and DJ school. Tour the studios of this “Future Music Academy,” and get hands-on experience and individualized instruction on...more

    The Swingle Singers

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

    October 3, 2014

    The Swingle Singers celebrate 50 years an an acappella institution and a new album "Weather to Fly."

    The a cappella ensemble has pushed the boundaries of what the human voice can...more

    Andris Nelsons conducts Beethoven, Bartok, and Tchaikovsky

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    October 1 - October 3, 2014

    For his second program of 2014-15, Andris Nelsons leads three great works reflecting his lifelong immersion in the world of symphonic repertoire-works that also demonstrate the commanding...more

    Valiant Veterans and the LiveLife Center presents: Faces of Freedom

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

    October 3, 2014

    A benefit concert to establish a wellness center and living community, in MA, for combat veterans and their families suffering from the invisible wounds of war. Post Traumatic Stress (PTS);...more

    Ryan Montbleau

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    October 3, 2014

    A Boston-based troubadour known for his soulful vocals and deft, bluesy fingerpicking guitar, Ryan Montbleau blends folk, soul, blues and rock together for a joyful hybrid of sound. He has now...more

    Beatlemania and Pop-Up Dining

    Presented by Boston Date Night and The Brattle Theatre at The Brattle Theatre

    October 3, 2014

    Treat yourself to a rockin’ good time with the classic, “A Hard Day’s Night,” starring the world’s most famous rock band, The Beatles, as you enjoy gourmet renditions...more

    JazzFest Falmouth - Catherine Russell in Concert

    Presented by ArtsFalmouth

    October 4, 2014

    Grammy-winner Catherine Russell, one of the foremost interpreters of mid-century 20th century American music, is a genuine jazz and blues vocalist – who can sing virtually anything. She has...more

    THE TANNAHILL WEAVERS with Fresh Haggis

    Presented by notloB Music

    October 4, 2014

    notloB Parlour Concerts presents...THE TANNAHILL WEAVERS in their only Boston-area appearance with FRESH HAGGIS

    The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland...more

    Two Nashville Outlaws, One Outlaw Night

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

    October 4, 2014

    Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings were two of the most important figures in the 1970’s Outlaw movement within Country Music. Two great friends that shared many stages together over their...more

    Arts in the Village presents the Phoebus Ensemble

    Presented by Arts in the Village at Goff Memorial Hall

    October 4, 2014

    The Arts in the Village Concert Series opens its 14th season on Saturday, October 4, with a program by the Phoebus Ensemble, a clarinet and bassoon duo. Formed 14 years ago, Phoebus quickly...more

    Zakir Hussain, Kumaresh Rajagopalan & Jayanthi Kumaresh

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Tsai Performance Center

    October 4, 2014

    Each renowned for exceptional individual accomplishments, Zakir Hussain, Kumaresh Rajagopalan, and Jayanthi Kumaresh come together to offer a virtuosic performance of traditional Indian classical...more

    Bushwalla

    Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room at Cafe 939

    October 4, 2014

    The self-proclaimed "Original Gangster from Cleveland," Bushwalla represents the eclectic talents of Billy "Bushwalla" Galewood. Bushwalla started performing musical theater at...more

    Sound Energy

    Presented by Equilibrium Concert Series at Cambridge Friends Meeting House

    October 4, 2014

    Sound Energy is Micah Ringham, violin; Ashleigh Gordon, viola; Robert Mayes, cello. Founded in 2014, Sound Energy explores the wide range of sonic possibilities inherent in the ensemble. In...more

    Homecoming: Jazz Ensemble Concert

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

    October 4, 2014

    The Gordon College Jazz Ensemble ("The Coy Pong Piranhas"), under the direction of Dr. David W. Rox, celebrates Homecoming with a concert of jazz favorites in a variety of styles.


    People's Champs

    Presented by MASS MoCA

    October 4, 2014

    With twenty hands, People’s Champs synthesize rhythms from all over the world — from Rio to Lagos to Detroit to Budapest — yet their roots-dance music is always deeply inflected...more

    Roberto Carlos

    Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Wang Theatre

    October 4, 2014

    With a career spanning 52 years, Roberto Carlos is the number-one artist in Brazil as well as in Latin America. A singer and songwriter with over 500 songs to his credit, a youth idol, and the...more

    Two Nashville Outlaws, One Outlaw Night: A Tribute to Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

    October 4, 2014

    Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings were two of the most important figures in the 1970's Outlaw movement within Counry Music. This is a full band concert extravaganza proudly recreated by The...more

    Maurizio Pollini, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

    October 5, 2014

    A paragon of virtuosity and musical excellence, Maurizio Pollini’s position among the top instrumental soloists in the world has been secure for nearly a generation.

    SCHUMANN...more

    Family Concert - Disney, the Beatles, & Looney Tunes

    Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre

    October 5, 2014

    The Boston Civic Symphony opens its 90th season with music from the greatest rock group of all time and two cartoon giants; Walt Disney and Looney Tunes. Jordan Rich will be our guest host and 17...more

    “With A Little Help From His Friends” Record Release Party & Concert for Brad Delp Foundation

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

    October 5, 2014

    Support The Brad Delp Foundation by joining us for a very special event. Sunday, October 5th will see the release of “Two Days a Week”, produced as a 45rpm vinyl in a limited edition...more

    JazzFest Falmouth  Brunch with Emmy Winners Goodis and Glenn

    Presented by ArtsFalmouth

    October 5, 2014

    Goodis and Glenn have each won Emmy Awards for their television work. Glenn has performed with such notables as Chuck Berry, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Nancy Wilson, Alice Cooper, Captain...more

    From the Top Live in Boston

    Presented by From the Top at NEC's Jordan Hall

    October 5, 2014

    Meet “young musicians who will knock your socks off” (NBC’s “Today”) when From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on WCRB 99.5, tapes...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).


    The New England Tenors "A Fall Concert Featuring The New England Tenors and Friends"

    Presented by The Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College at Rogers Center for the Arts

    October 5, 2014

    The New England Tenors return for their annual concert featuring Jeffrey Hartman, Damien Corcoran, and John Middleton-Cox. This concert is always a crowd-pleaser and we welcome them back for what...more

    A Family Affair: Music of Liszt, von Bulow, & two Wagners

    Presented by Park Avenue Congregational Church

    October 5, 2014

    The 2014/2015 PACC Concert Series opens on October 5th at 3 PM, with a dramatic Organ Concert, "A Family Affair, Music of Liszt, von Bulow, & two Wagners where Jeffrey Brody uses his...more

    Laurence Berman Lecture-Recital

    Presented by First Parish in Needham

    October 5, 2014

    In this second of 3 lecture-recitals, concert pianist and retired UMass-Boston professor Laurence Berman explores the question of what makes a piece of music meaningful? Today's theme is...more

    The Weston Wind Quintet and Friends

    Presented by Weston Wind Quintet at St. John's Church, JP

    October 5, 2014

    JP Concerts presents The Weston Wind Quintet (Michael Tabak - flute, William Smith - oboe, Danby Cho - clarinet, Elizabeth Jones - French horn, Shu Satoh - bassoon) and Friends (Kristyn Morey -...more

    Mozart and More

    Presented by Boston Classical Orchestra at Faneuil Hall

    October 5, 2014

    Guest artists Lucia Lin (violin) & Cathy Basrak (viola)

    Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2

    Mozart: Sinfonia concertante

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 1

    Boston...more

    Celebrating Frank! Sunday at Tufts Community Concert Series

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Distler Performance Hall

    October 5, 2014

    Performance faculty violist Scott Woolweaver and pianist Frank Glazer celebrate Glazer's 100th birthday. Pieces to be performed include:

    Hindemith: Sonata, Op. 11, no. 4 (1919)...more

    Vissi d’arte - Vissi d’amore . . . Così è la vita!

    Presented by Karen Amlaw Music at First Unitarian Church, Worcester

    October 5, 2014

    Soprano Karen Amlaw, accompanied by pianist Yukiko Oba, present selections of women’s musing moments in songs & arias.  This program is planned to open with Amy Beach’s...more

    Granoff Music Center Colloquium Series -- “Music, Mediation, and Post-Secular Religion"

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Granoff Music Center

    October 6, 2014

    Amherst College Professor of Music Jeffers Englehardt presents our first colloquium of the semester. Lunch to be served after the lecture.

    This colloquium has been made possible by the...more

    Muir String Quartet in Residence at Boston University

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Tsai Performance Center

    October 6, 2014

    Faculty members Peter Zazofsky (violin), Lucia Lin (violin), Steven Ansell (viola) and Michael Reynolds (cello) perform Hugo Wolf’s Italian Serenade; Janacek’s String Quartet...more

    Faculty Recital featuring Rieko Tanaka

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    October 6, 2014

    Join piano faculty member Rieko Tanaka for an evening of great works for solo piano. Ms. Tanaka will perform "Sonatine" by Ravel, works by Chopin, and the "Waldstein" Sonata by...more

    Folk Open Mic

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

    October 7, 2014

    Tickets sold at the door for all performances. Performer sign-up begins at 7:30pm.

    The Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night at TCAN has been a tradition since its inception in 1997. Come...more

    Irish Dance and Ceili

    Presented by Boston College

    October 7, 2014

     Live music by Seamus Connolly with Boston College students and special guests. Directed by Kieran Jordan.


    Second Hand Rose

    Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room at Cafe 939

    October 7, 2014

    Liang Long, singer and band leader of Second Hand Rose, experimented with blending local instruments from Harbin, a city in far northeast China near Siberia. He has woven these performance styles...more

    Suzuki Preschool Open House

    Presented by Suzuki School of Newton

    October 7, 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

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