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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


    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

    Cinema Jukebox: STOP MAKING SENSE

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    September 29, 2014

    Universally acclaimed as one of the best concert films ever made, Stop Making Sense documents the groundbreaking Talking Heads at their peak and was directed by Jonathan Demme.


    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.


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    “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  Dave Zinno Quartet

    Presented by ArtsFalmouth

    October 8, 2014

    All members of the quartet have played with music luminaries including icons Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Gary Burton, Esperanza Spalding, Phil Woods, Scott Hamilton, Roy Haynes, Herbie Hancock,...more

    Schubert and Mozart - Open Rehearsal

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    October 9, 2014

    Join the BSO for a special open rehearsal prior to the official conert opening. The German pianist-conductor Christian Zacharias returns to the BSO in his dual role for Mozart's Piano...more

    Gaelic Storm with Enter the Haggis

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    October 9, 2014

    Gaelic Storm steps back into the ring with the dazzling #1 Billboard World Album Chicken Boxer, a heavyweight record that comes out swinging with a mix of empowering anthems and traditional...more

    An Intimate Evening with Clint Black

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

    October 10, 2014

    Prolific singer-songwriter Clint Black has long been heralded as one of Country music’s brightest stars. His many talents have helped shape his long career, as Black has transcended genres...more

    Kira Seamon's Bird Ballet

    Presented by Kira Seamon's SEA-MOVES DANCE at Traditions of Dedham

    October 10, 2014

    As one of the most successful and popular dancer/choreographers in New England (she now has over 180,000 total view of her artistic works including her blogs, films, books, websites, videos and...more

    Schubert and Mozart with conductor and pianist Christian Zacharias

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    October 9 - October 11, 2014

    The German pianist-conductor Christian Zacharias returns to the BSO in his dual role for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, performing from the keyboard as Mozart would have done for...more

    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

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Verdi - Macbeth

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    October 11, 2014

    Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lucic’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met. Adrian...more

    Monteverdi Madrigals: Songs of Love and War

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at NEC's Jordan Hall

    October 11, 2014

    The all-star performers of BEMF’s own Vocal & Chamber Ensembles kick off our 25th Anniversary Season with an exquisite program featuring music from Monteverdi’s eighth and final...more

    Harvey Robbins Doo-Wopp Hall of Fame of America

    Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

    October 12, 2014

    2014 INDUCTEES INCLUDE:

    Kathy Young and The Innocents
    The original members of The Duprees
    The Clovers
    The Persuasions
    The Shades of Blue

    LIFETIME...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

    The Lion King

    Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Boston Opera House

    September 9 - October 12, 2014

    Experience the phenomenon. The most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the stage. Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you’ve...more

    Cape Symphony: CapePOPS Radio Days

    Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

    October 11 - October 12, 2014

    JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
    FIVE BY DESIGN, GUEST ARTISTS

    Pardon me boys, is that the Chattanooga Choo-Choo? Let’s take a Sentimental Journey back to the days when bands were big...more

    Baroque Fireworks! H+H Turns 200

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

    October 10 - October 12, 2014

    Celebrate in Baroque style with a Bicentennial kickoff concert overflowing with virtuosity and pomp. H+H musicians display their full range with Harry Christophers leading familiar orchestral and...more

    Arrival from Sweden- The Music of ABBA

    Presented by Rockport Music

    October 15, 2014

    Arrival from Sweden, the world’s most popular ABBA tribute show, magnificently replicates the infectious songs and Nordic pop pageantry of Sweden’s greatest musical export....more

    Fenway Recording Sessions Presents: Com Truise

    Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall

    October 16, 2014

     Com Truise is one of the many personas of producer and designer Seth Haley, born and raised in upstate New York and operating out of a 12’-overrun apartment in Princeton, New Jersey....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

    UnderScore Friday Evening: Brahms and Nielsen

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    October 17, 2014

    Esteemed Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder joins the BSO for Brahms's vast, emotionally intense D minor piano concerto, which the Viennese composer wrote over the course of several...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

    Tango Lovers Company

    Presented by TANGO LOVERS Organization at Berklee Performance Center

    October 17, 2014

    With dynamism and high artistic quality, Tango Lovers Company brings all the glamour, passion, and sensuality of tango to the stage. Featuring talented artists from Argentina and Uruguay, Tango...more

    Dawn to Dusk

    Presented by Symphony Nova at Old South Church, Boston

    October 17, 2014

    Lovers parting at dawn and reuniting at dusk. No one knows romance like Nova musicians. Come find out how!

    MARTINU Nonet

    PISTON Divertimento for Nine...more

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

    Presented by Blue Heron Renaissance Choir at St. Peter's Episcopal Church

    October 17, 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

    Juilliard String Quartet

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

    October 18, 2014

    Founded in 1946, the ever-evolving Juilliard is widely known as "the quintessential American string quartet." Since their last Celebrity Series appearance in 2005, the Quartet has...more

    Harvest Festival- Make Your Own Instrument

    Presented by Rockport Music

    October 18, 2014

    Engage in Rockport’s annual Harvest Festival activities by making your own instrument—tambourine, maracas, guitar, and more—using fun, everyday items. All ages are welcome to...more

    Across the Pond

    Presented by Lexington Symphony

    October 18, 2014

    The second concert of Lexington Symphony's 2014-2015 20th-anniversary season celebrates two of England’s most notable composers: George Butterworth and Sir Edward Elgar. Butterworth, one...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Mozart- Le Nozze di Figaro

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    October 18, 2014

    Met Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy in a 19th-century...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

    Escape Reality: Come to King Richard's Faire

    Presented by King Richard's Faire

    August 30 - October 19, 2014

    King Richard's Faire, New England's largest and longest-running Renaissance Festival, announces its 2014 season, to run August 30 through October 19, 2014 on...more

    Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at NEC's Jordan Hall

    October 19, 2014

    The centerpiece of the opening program of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players' 2014-15 season is Nielsen's Wind Quintet, Op. 43, composed in 1922 for an outstanding Copenhagen...more

    Terezin Music Foundation Gala

    Presented by Terezin Music Foundation

    October 19, 2014

    The Symphony Hall Gala Concert of the Terezín Music Foundation (TMF) will feature internationally celebrated musicians to mark the seventieth anniversary of the production of the Nazi...more

    Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    October 19, 2014

    Proving that everything new can be old again, pianist Scott Bradlee has become a viral pop sensation after creating a series of clips for YouTube that finds him and his ad hoc group Postmodern...more

    John Hiatt

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    October 19, 2014

    After forty years, John Hiatt remains one of America’s most respected and influential singer-songwriters today with the Los Angeles Times hailing that, “(Hiatt) writes the...more

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