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    Italian Night

    Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade, Boston

    August 5, 2015

    The Golden Age of Italian opera is about passion writ large. Its music now occupies a central place on the concert stages of the world. The thrilling voices of two stars of American opera join a coalition of outstanding Boston-area choruses. One of Fellini’s greatest films luxuriates in the festive and lyrical music of Nino Rota—who later composed music for The Godfather.
    Barbara Shirvis, soprano ...more


    The Seven Deadly Sins

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210, Boston

    October 2 - October 4, 2015

    Composed by Kurt Weill. Libretto by Bertolt Brecht. In The Seven Deadly Sins, widely considered among Weill’s masterpieces, two immigrant sisters embark on a...more

    Winery Dogs

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    October 5, 2015

    It would be easy to call The Winery Dogs a supergroup: Vocalist and guitarist Richie Kotzen made his mark with Poison and Mr. Big, bassist Billy Sheehan has been rocking for decades with Steve...more

    The Zombies

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    October 6, 2015

    For the first time ever, British psychedelic pop legends, The Zombies, will bring their seminal 1968 album “Odessey & Oracle” to American stages – an event fans have awaited for almost...more

    Jonny Lang

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    October 7, 2015

    Jonny Lang started playing the guitar at the age of twelve, after his father took him to see the Bad Medicine Blues Band, one of the few blues bands in Fargo, North Dakota. Lang was signed to...more

    Sun Kil Moon

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    October 7, 2015

    Mark Kozelek, frontman of Sun Kil Moon, is renowned for his intense, highly autobiographical songs. An expressive, talented guitarist with a beautiful and evocative voice, Kozelek has been...more

    Dave Davies

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    October 8, 2015

    DAVE DAVIES founded the Kinks in the early 1960s and forever changed music after he sliced up the speaker cone of a little green amp and created a revolutionary, distorted guitar tone and frenetic...more

    Marshall Crenshaw

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 9, 2015

    A guitar pop craftsman of the highest order, Marshall Crenshaw has been churning out ridiculously catchy rock and roll tunes since the early 80s. Hits like “Someday, Someway” and “Cynical...more

    Choral Classics with Dr. Joeseph Flummerfelt

    Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    October 10, 2015

    Cantata Singers’ 52nd season commences with a program led by world-renowned choral conductor Dr. Joseph Flummerfelt. Hear choral favorites such as Brahms’ charming Liebeslieder...more

    Hey Nineteen “An Evening of Steely Dan" & Don Campbell “An Evening of Dan Fogelberg”

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    October 10, 2015

    Two of the best tribute bands in concert representing two of the biggest international performers in American music history.

    Hey Nineteen is the Nation’s top Steely Dan tribute band! An...more

    La Boheme

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    October 2 - October 11, 2015

    Music by Giacomo Puccini
    Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

    Sung in Italian with projected English translation

    Puccini’s poetic masterpiece is reimagined against...more

    Vinkensport, or the Finch Opera

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210, Boston

    October 9 - October 11, 2015

    Vinkensport, or The Finch Opera plays off of a Belgian folk competition focused on who owns the most melodious bird in the town. What seems to be a rather simple competition...more

    The 10th Annual Cultural Survival Bazaar in Amherst

    Presented by Cultural Survival

    October 10 - October 12, 2015

    A Festival of Indigenous Art, Music, & Cultures from Around the World. 

    We feature Indigenous artists, performers, and handmade products benefiting the livelihoods of artists,...more

    Titus Andronicus

    Presented by Fenway Recordings at Brighton Music Hall, Boston

    October 15, 2015

    As part of the Fenway Recordings Sessions, Titus Andronicus will be performing at the Brighton Music Hall.


    Livingston Taylor

    Presented by Spectacle Management at Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall), Lexington

    October 16, 2015

    Cary Hall’s 15-16 Season opens with Boston native Livingston Taylor, whose well crafted, introspective, and original songs such as “I Will Be in Love with You” “First Time Love,” and...more

    Dawn Upshaw

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

    October 17, 2015

    The inimitable Dawn Upshaw and her perfectly matched partner pianist Gilbert Kalish bring a special program inspired by folk songs, to include works by Schubert, Messiaen, Bartók, Kodály, Ives...more

    Spellbound Contemporary Ballet, Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons)

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    October 16 - October 17, 2015

    Spellbound was a revelation when they made their Boston debut for the Celebrity Series in 2013. For this engagement, the company dances choreographer Mauro Astolfi’s reimagined Le Quattro...more

    Cimarrón

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    October 17, 2015

    With a wild, powerful, and unbridled sound, Cimarrón lives up to the meaning of its name, untamed. The Grammy-nominated Colombian ensemble creates a fiery kind of music called música...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Otello"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 17, 2015

    A new staging of Verdi’s masterpiece Otello, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and directed by Bartlett Sher, opens the Met season. Aleksandrs Antonenko sings his first Met...more

    Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    October 18, 2015

    Recognized as South Africa’s foremost jazz pianist, Abdullah Ibrahim has a unique and dynamic compositional approach that successfully fuses universal and often seemingly disparate styles....more

    Cœur de Pirate

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Brighton Music Hall, Boston

    October 21, 2015

    Cœur de Pirate (French for pirate heart) is the stage name for award-winning French-Canadian singer/songwriter and pianist Béatrice Martin. Her whimsical, magical pop songs blend cabaret...more

    Raheem Devaughn and Leela James - The Love 'N Soul Experience

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    October 21, 2015

    It’s often said that love makes the world go ‘round and three-time Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter RAHEEM DEVAUGHN knows that to be the truth. With the release of his fourth studio album, A...more

    Pavel Haas Quartet

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Cambridge

    October 22, 2015

    Since the Pavel Haas Quartet won the Paolo Borciani competition in Italy in spring 2005, this young Czech quartet has established itself as one of the leading chamber ensembles of the day,...more

    Joe Jackson

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    October 22, 2015

    For this tour Jackson has reunited with longtime bassist Graham Maby, and added two distinguished and eclectic New York-based musicians, guitarist Teddy Kumpel and drummer Doug Yowell. “We’re...more

    Ben Sollee and Mother Falcon

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    October 23, 2015

    Kentucky-based cellist, singer-songwriter, and composer Ben Sollee teams up with Austin's 18-piece chamber-pop group Mother Falcon for an evening of innovative, genre-bending musicianship. Known...more

    An Evening with David Deveau

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 24, 2015

    Now in his twentieth year as Artistic Director of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, pianist David Deveau has been critically acclaimed internationally for his expressive and poetic...more

    Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series, Year II - Mendelssohn

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston, Boston

    October 25, 2015

    Emmanuel Music will continue its exploration of the works of Felix Mendelssohn, (the man who revived public interest in Bach pretty much all by himself). The series will feature the Arneis Quartet...more

    Ricky Nelson Remembered: Featuring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    October 24 - October 25, 2015

    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 pioneering the...more

    Lang Lang

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    October 25, 2015

    One of the world’s most acclaimed pianists and best-selling classical artists, Lang Lang will perform an exciting program of J.S. Bach, Tchaikovsky, Chopin.


    BACH: Italian Concerto...more

    The Bad Plus Josh Redman

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    October 25, 2015

    As though it was always destined to be, powerhouse trio The Bad Plus finds its fated fourth member in longtime friend and collaborator, saxophonist Joshua Redman. When Redman joined the trio as a...more

    Zoltán Mága: From Budapest with Love

    Presented by Attila Glatz Concert Productions USA Inc. at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    October 26, 2015

    Zoltán Mága, Hungary’s foremost violin virtuoso and PBS television star, will bring his fiery Gypsy music to the Shubert Theatrer, Monday, October 26 at 7:30 pm, for one night...more

    Iggy Azalea

    Presented by TD Garden at TD Garden, Boston

    October 29, 2015

    THE WHO, one of rock's most legendary and defining bands, will celebrate their 50-year legacy when they bring their "THE WHO HITS 50!" tour to North America in 2015. "THE WHO...more

    Carmina, Gala, and A Cabaret - Opening Night!

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    October 30, 2015

    An evening you'll not soon forget! First, let the Worcester Chorus serenade you with Orff's complete Carmina Burana. Second, be a part of our silent auction fundraiser catered by Pepper's Fine...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Tannhäuser"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 31, 2015

    James Levine conducts the first Met revival of Wagner’s Tannhäuser since 2004, seen in Otto Schenk’s 1977 production. Johan Botha sings his first company performances of the demanding title...more

    2015 Haiti Movie Awards

    Presented by Motion Picture Association of Haiti, Inc

    November 1, 2015

    Once a year,  The Motion Picture Association of Haiti (MPAH) comes together with various businesses, civic leaders, renowned Haitian actors, and Hollywood actors of Haitian descent to...more

    Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series, Year II - Featuring the Lydian String Quartet

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston, Boston

    November 1, 2015

    Emmanuel Music will continue its exploration of the works of Felix Mendelssohn, (the man who revived public interest in Bach pretty much all by himself). The series will feature the Arneis Quartet...more

    Gil Shaham, solo violin with original films by David Michalek

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    November 1, 2015

    Gil Shaham performs the Sei solo, “six alone,” as J.S. Bach labeled his set of three sonatas and three partitas for solo violin in a fascinating multi-media performance at Sanders Theatre....more

    Buena Vista Social Club

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 1, 2015

    Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® bids adios with a farewell world tour. The group, which has been touring the globe in various forms and combinations since 1997, grew out of the release of...more

    "Visions of Cape Breton and Beyond" A Celtic Family Celebration By Natalie MacMaster

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 3, 2015

    No single artist has done more for popularizing Cape Breton fiddle music than Natalie MacMaster. A dynamic and enchanting performer as well as a prolific composer, MacMaster has been recording and...more

    Turnpike Troubadours

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 3, 2015

    If Turnpike Troubadours are playing in your town, you’ll know it. A block or two from the venue, you’ll see the crowds lining up. Get closer and you’ll start to hear the music — rockin’...more

    Opera 102 Class

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 7 - November 4, 2015

    The popular Opera 101 series is expanding!  Opera 102 is broken down into two separate series (each four nights long) to gain a deeper knowledge of opera throughout the centuries.  They...more

    Lido

    Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall, Boston

    November 4, 2015

    Hailing from the humble country of Norway, Lido is a relatively name new in the EDM world, only rising to popularity in the last year.  With a style difficult to categorize in any formal...more

    Stan Strickland

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    November 5, 2015

    Tonight we have two special artists returning to perform at artKitchen Café: vocalist and Sax player Stan Strickland & vocalist/composer Titilayo

     


    Hugo Wolf Quartet and Olivia Vote, mezzo soprano

    Presented by Music Worcester

    November 5, 2015

    This acclaimed Austrian string quartet will perform Schumann's Quartet Op. 41 no. 3, Respighi's Il Tramonto for Mezzo Soprano and String Quartet, and Wolf's Intermezo &...more

    What Makes It Great? With Rob Kapilow, All the Things You Are, American Song

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

    November 6, 2015

    From Jerome Kern to Aaron Copland, from Broadway to art songs, America produced a stunningly varied and brilliant array of songs in the 20th century in a variety of styles. Rob Kapilow will unpack...more

    Frankie Valli

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 7, 2015

    Oh, what a story. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning...more

    Mavis Staples and Joan Osborne, Solid Soul

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    November 7, 2015

    From her early days with the iconic Staple Singers, when she was on top of the charts with songs like the 1972 #1 hit "I’ll Take You There", to her recent albums with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy,...more

    Frankie Valli

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 8, 2015

    Oh, what a story. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning...more

    Bach Collegium Japan with Masaaki Suzuki

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

    November 8, 2015

    Bach Collegium Japan is widely recognized as one of world’s leading interpreters of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries. Its inspirational Music Director Masaaki Suzuki founded Bach Collegium Japan...more

    Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College, Boston

    November 7 - November 8, 2015

    Founded and directed by dancer-choreographer Lizt Alfonso, Havana-based Dance Cuba features 25 beautiful and technically superb dancers and live musicians, capturing the heart and soul of Cuba...more

    Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 9, 2015

    The work of Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox has been viewed on the ensemble’s YouTube channel well over a hundred million times.

    Bradlee began his career as a jazz pianist...more

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