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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


    Chris Young

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

    September 21, 2014

    Chris Young has accomplished more by 28 than some artists do in a lifetime. He has already scored 5 consecutive #1 hits on country radio, and his new single “Who I Am With You” from...more

    Cape Symphony: Masterpiece I The Firebirds

    Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

    September 20 - September 21, 2014

    JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
    LINDSAY DEUTSCH, VIOLIN

    Three masters. Three sparks that flicker, then burst into flames. This season opener is a musical bonfire, and you’re at the...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

    Boston's Hub On Wheels afteparty and Music Festival

    Presented by Wonkka Productions at City Hall Plaza

    September 21, 2014

    Directly following Boston's Hub on Wheels ride where 10,000 cyclists converge on the city for a morning ride there will be a free party/music festival at Boston's City Hall Plaza with live...more

    MISTRAL Presents: SONGS WITHOUT WORDS

    Presented by Mistral at West Parish Church, Andover

    September 21, 2014

    The season kicks off in Andover with “Songs Without Words,” a program of beguilingly lyrical chamber works by ‘songful’ composers: Felix Mendelssohn's sunny String...more

    Freisinger Chamber Orchestra

    Presented by Freisinger Chamber Orchestra at Old South Church, Boston

    September 21, 2014

    Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme featuring Edevaldo Mulla, cello soloist
    Jakov Jakoulov: The Horizon...more

    Barnstable @ 375

    Presented by Cape Symphony at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

    September 21, 2014

    It’s Barnstable’s birthday, and Cape Symphony is in charge of the music. So, they pulled a few strings and drummed up an orchestra! Then they called a few friends who could hit all the...more

    The David Haas Group: A Coalition of the Willing

    Presented by The Lily Pad at Lily Pad

    September 21, 2014

    David Haas, piano

    Kevin Frenette, guitar

    Scott Getchell, trumpets

    Glenn Dickson, clarinet

    Larry Terry, alto sax

    Kit Demos, bass and modular...more

    Rhiannon Giddens

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Sanders Theatre

    September 21, 2014

    While Rhiannon Giddens continues to shine with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which she cofounded in 2005, she still finds time to take on thrilling special projects and solo appearances. Last fall...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

    Highland Glee Club 14-15 Season Open Rehearsals

    Presented by Highland Glee Club at The First Baptist Church in Needham

    September 8 - September 22, 2014

    The Highland Glee Club has been performing choral music for men since 1908. Its members include singers from all walks of life and many communities in Boston's suburbs. The club performs a...more

    Emmylou Harris

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

    September 23, 2014

    A 13-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylous Harris' contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her...more

    The Wiggles: Ready, Steady, Wiggle! Tour

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

    September 24, 2014

    Ready, Steady Wiggle, will bring more of the toe tapping, laughter-inducing Wiggle-tastic excitement to families all over the US and Canada, stopping in nearly 40 markets across the continent....more

    Bruce Hornsby

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    September 24, 2014

    Bruce Hornsby’s work displays a creative iconoclasm that’s been a constant in the artist’s two-and-a-half decade recording career. His commercial stock soared early on, when...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

    Bill Staines

    Presented by Gore Place at Gore Place

    September 24, 2014

     Bill's music is a slice of Americana, reflecting with the same ease his feelings about the prairie people of the midwest or the adventurers of the Yukon, the on-the-road truckers, or the...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

    Joan Osborne

    Presented by Rockport Music

    September 25, 2014

    Armed with her strong, sultry voice, Joan Osborne’s genre-crossing prowess has garnered accolades as a singer-songwriter, pop hitmaker, and rootsy soul singer for almost two decades. Since...more

    Ricky Nelson Remembered Starring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    September 25, 2014

    He is the only artist to have a No. 1 song, No. 1 movie and No. 1 TV show in the same week. Life Magazine coined the phrase ‘Teen Idol’ after him and he is credited with...more

    Kathy Kosins - The Art Of The Duo

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

    September 26, 2014

    Vocalist Kathy Kosins is an ASCAP award winning songwriter, record producer and recognized modern abstractionist painter.

    the SPACE between Kathy Kosins new CD, (MAHOGANY JAZZ...more

    Andris Nelsons conducts Wagner and Respighi

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    September 27, 2014

    This wide-ranging one-night-only event celebrates the start of BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons' tenure with the orchestra, and features two close colleagues of the conductor as soloists-his...more

    The Remains - LIVE at the Regent Theatre!

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

    September 27, 2014

    Inspired by a trip to swinging London, The Remains formed in 1964. Along with groups like The Lovin’ Spoonful and The Byrds, The Remains were a strong American response to the sounds of The...more

    Melanie

    Presented by Rockport Music

    September 27, 2014

    A singer-songwriter known for her surprise starring role at Woodstock and her subsequent #1 hit “Brand New Key,” Melanie has remained an iconic voice for the “summer of...more

    JazzFest Falmouth - The Birth of the Blues Recital and Lecture by Robert Wyatt

    Presented by ArtsFalmouth at Highfield Hall

    September 27, 2014

    Steinway Artist Robert Wyatt, an expert on Gershwin, has performed throughout the United States and internationally, gathering critical acclaim for sensitive and colorful solo and chamber music...more

    World of Klezmer

    Presented by Boston Musica Viva at Tsai Performance Center

    September 27, 2014

    Explore contemporary music rooted in Jewish heritage and tradition with new works by Israeli composer Eitan Steinberg featuring soprano Etty Ben-Zaken.

    David Schiff: Divertimento from...more

    Let’s Make a Sandwich: An Experiment in Opera Production

    Presented by Guerilla Opera and The Boston Conservatory at The Zack Box

    September 25 - September 27, 2014

    Let’s Make a Sandwich is comprised of two short chamber operas; RareBit with music and libretto by Curtis K. Hughes, and Ouroboros with music and...more

    music heard above the sway: Vaughan Williams, Adams, Tanaka, Schubert

    Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at First Church in Boston

    September 27 - September 28, 2014

    PROGRAM:
    Ralph Vaughan Williams, Along the Field for tenor & violin
    Karen Tanaka, Invisible Curve for flute, string trio & piano
    John Luther...more

    Snarky Puppy / Kneebody

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center

    September 28, 2014

     With the release of its live, two-disc album/DVD Tell Your Friends, Snarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to one of the most internationally respected names in instrumental music,...more

    Sunday Funday

    Presented by Faneuil Hall Marketplace at Faneuil Hall

    September 7 - September 28, 2014

    Faneuil Hall Marketplace is welcoming back college students to Boston with Sunday Funday's @ Faneuil! Every Sunday in September, Faneuil Hall Marketplace will host performances by...more

    JazzFest Falmouth - Pianist Alan Broadbent in Concert

    Presented by ArtsFalmouth at Highfield Hall

    September 28, 2014

    Two-time Grammy winner Alan Broadbent has been a pianist for Irene Kral, Woody Herman, and Nelson Riddle. His first Grammy came from his arrangement of When I Fall in Love for Natalie Cole;...more

    iFest - See, Hear, Taste, Experience the Best of Ireland at Seaport World Trade Center

    Presented by iFest Ltd. at Seaport World Trade Center

    September 26 - September 28, 2014

    Ireland is coming to visit!

    iFest, a three day festival of contemporary Irish Culture comes to the prestigious Seaport World Trade Center, Boston from September 26th - 28th 2014. The...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

    Music Heard Above the Sway: Vaughan Williams, Adams, Tanaka, Schubert

    Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at First Church in Boston

    September 27 - September 28, 2014

    Our season opener explores the region between human imagination and the world around us: music that shimmers with the spirit of place, including recent Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther...more

    Pink Martini

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Symphony Hall

    September 28, 2014

    Influenced by Latin music, jazz, cabaret, cinema scores, and more, Pink Martini brings melodies and rhythms from different parts of the world together to create a fabulously eclectic, modern...more

    #i{craft}history Celebration

    Presented by Plimouth Plantation at Plimoth Plantation

    September 25 - September 28, 2014

    Plimoth Plantation will be holding the FIRST #icrafthistory WEEKEND to celebrate the launch of its Craft Center and Plimoth Bread Company from 9/27-9/28! PLYMOUTH RESIDENTS ARE FREE that weekend!...more

    Various Variations 1: Bach and Mendelssohn

    Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Sanders Theatre

    September 28, 2014

    Bach   Goldberg Variations (integrated versions for piano and for string trio)
    Mendelssohn   Piano Trio in D minor, Op....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

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