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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


    Milton Nascimento

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

    November 16, 2014

    One of Brazil’s greatest stars of all time, Milton Nascimento celebrates a 50-year career with his latest album and world tour, Uma Travessia, featuring classic songs in his repertoire. His...more

    Swan Lake

    Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House, Boston

    October 30 - November 16, 2014

    Boston Ballet presents the world premiere of Mikko Nissinen's Swan Lake, the classic fairytale of the Swan Queen Odette, Prince Siegfried, and the sorcery, betrayal, and love that...more

    Simón Bolívar String Quartet

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

    November 18, 2014

    MENDELSSOHN
    String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13

    GINASTERA
    String Quartet No. 1

    BRAHMS
    String Quartet in C minor, Op. 51, no. 1

    Seating for this...more

    An Evening with Randy Newman

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 19, 2014

     With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical and a host of unforgettable film scores, Randy Newman has used his many talents to create musical masterpieces widely recognized...more

    Ethel

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 20, 2014

    Acclaimed as “indefatigable and eclectic” (The New York Times), “vital and brilliant” (The New Yorker), and “one of the most exciting quartets...more

    Mary Chapin Carpenter

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 21, 2014

    Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter will embark on a unique series of intimate, acoustic performances this...more

    Redbird featuring Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault, Peter Mulvey

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

    November 22, 2014

    "A record made by people who sound like they genuinely enjoy playing together (which can't be said for many groups), and who've found strong common ground." – Minor...more

    Andris Nelsons conducts Harbison, Esenvalds, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 20 - November 22, 2014

    Andris Nelsons demonstrates his thoughtful, adventurous programming with this wide-ranging selection of works. He and the BSO are joined by cellist Yo-Yo Ma for Prokofiev's Symphony-Concerto...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: ROSSINI - Il Barbiere di Siviglia

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 22, 2014

    The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy – featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera – stars Isabel Leonard as the...more

    Faith Joyously Affirmed! A Holiday Prelude

    Presented by The Spectrum Singers Inc. at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    November 22, 2014

    The Spectrum Singers presents choral music from diverse cultures celebrating end-of-year festivities in a program entitled "Faith Joyously Affirmed! A Holiday Prelude" -- including works...more

    Focusing the Abstract

    Presented by Boston Musica Viva at Tsai Performance Center, Boston

    November 22, 2014

    Join us for a poignant and powerful collaborative new work of video and music by Richard and Deborah Cornell, paired with the vivid imagery and emotion of Berio’s Folk Songs.


    DakhaBrakha

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts

    November 22, 2014

    DakhaBrakha creates wild and unforgettable music that is at once sacred and modern. The award-winning quartet grounds its musical experimentation in the ritualistic songs of Ukraine and its Slavic...more

    Boston Bhangra Competition 2014

    Presented by Boston Bhangra, Inc at Orpheum Theatre, Boston

    November 22, 2014

    If you like excitement, culture and dance, don't miss the 11th Annual Boston Bhangra Competition! Watch as twelve of the best Bhangra teams from North America compete to be crowned the Boston...more

    Boston Philharmonic presents Sibelius & Brahms

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    November 20 - November 23, 2014

    Calling all Sibelius lovers! On this program you will hear three works by the great Finnish master that essentially define him as a composer. First and most famous is Finlandia, turbulent at the...more

    Itzhak Perlman, violin

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 23, 2014

    Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Hearing this living legend perform live is an experience no music lover...more

    The Play of Daniel

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    November 21 - November 23, 2014

    The Trinity Concert Series welcomes the Boston Camerata as they celebrate their 60th anniversary with a new production of The Play of Daniel. Featuring Boston Camerata soloists and the Trinity...more

    The Italian Girl in Algiers (L’Italiana in Algeri)

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater, Boston

    November 20 - November 23, 2014

    Rossini’s acclaimed comic opera gem, The Italian Girl in Algiers, tells the story of a young woman who travels to Algiers to find her missing lover. Sung in Italian with English...more

    Various Variations 3: All Brahms: Ops. 99, 100, 101

    Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    November 23, 2014

    Brahms   Cello Sonata in F major, Op. 99

    Brahms   Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 100
    Brahms   Pianno Trio...more

    BU Symphony Orchestra and BU Symphonic Chorus at Symphony Hall

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 24, 2014

    Benjamin Britten: War Requiem
    David Hoose, conductor, BU Symphony Orchestra
    Ann Howard Jones, conductor, BU Symphonic Chorus
    Featuring Anthony Trecek-King, artistic...more

    Kira Seamon's HARVEST CORNUCOPIA (A Thanksgiving Tradition)

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

    November 26, 2014

    As one of the most successful and popular dancer/choreographers in New England (she now has over 175,000 total views of her artistic works including her blogs, films, books, websites, videos and...more

    Arturo Sandoval

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    November 28, 2014

    He is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and has been seen by millions at the Oscars performing with Celine Dion, at the Grammy Awards with Justin Timberlake and in...more

    Bartok, Haydn, and Mussorgsky featuring Leonidas Kavakos, conductor and violin

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 25 - November 29, 2014

    The Greek-born violin virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos returns to the BSO as both soloist and conductor in Bela Bartok's Two Portraits for violin and orchestra, which the BSO has never...more

    The Blind Boys of Alabama Holiday Tour

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 30, 2014

    The Blind Boys of Alabama will ring in the season and hit the road in support of their new album Talkin’ Christmas! The new release features veteran roots artist Taj Mahal as a...more

    Handel Messiah

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 28 - November 30, 2014

    A holiday tradition for 161 years—make it yours!  A favorite that never goes out of fashion, this classic oratorio is kept fresh each year by the vision of Harry Christophers, the...more

    La Serva Padrona & Livietta e Tracollo

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

    November 29 - November 30, 2014

    The BEMF Chamber Opera Series returns for its 6th production, with a double bill of Neapolitan comic opera by Pergolesi. Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs along with Stage...more

    Piano Masters Series: David Korevaar

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    December 2, 2014

    One of America's most probing, intellectually curious, versatile and pianistically-refined musicians, David Korevaar's mastery extends from J.S. Bach to Lowell Liebermann. Featuring a...more

    Michael McDonald

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    December 3, 2014

    Two notes. That’s all it takes to recognize the voice of Michael McDonald. Distinctive and soulful, it is one of the most yearningly emotive instruments of our times. To this add formidable...more

    The Fresh Beat Band Greatest Hits Live

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre, Worcester

    December 3, 2014

    The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon’s preschool music group and stars of the hit Emmy Award-winning TV series of the same name, are bringing an all new concert to cities across the U.S. The...more

    Boston Pops Holiday Concert

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre, Worcester

    December 5, 2014

    Join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with Conductor Keith Lockhart for their sparkling and beloved Holiday Pops concert. Capturing the magic of the Christmas season and the winter charms of...more

    Tony Kenny's "Christmas Time in Ireland"

    Presented by The Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College at Rogers Center for the Arts, North Andover

    December 5, 2014

    Imagine Christmas time in Ireland……A warm turf fire on a cold night, a rousing sing-along by the hearth, favorite Christmas songs and hymns, laughter as everyone gathers for a...more

    Garfunkel & Oates

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    December 6, 2014

    Garfunkel & Oates are a unique musical comedy duo comprised of actresses Kate Micucci (Raising Hope, Bored to Death) and Riki Lindhome (Enlightened, Fun Size, Last House on The...more

    Handel's Messiah - A Holiday Tradition in Worcester

    Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    December 6, 2014

    Each year the chorus performs with orchestras and soloists in Mechanics Hall as part of the Music Worcester season, including an annual performance of Handel's Messiah. For over...more

    JP Plays A(rlen)B(erlin)C(ole)

    Presented by Highland Jazz

    December 6, 2014

    Trumpeter Jason Palmer and his quintet pay homage to composers Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter.


    24th Christmas Gala

    Presented by Gordon College Department of Music at A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel, Wenham

    December 5 - December 6, 2014

    The Department of Music presents it Annual Christmas Gala, an event that has become a staple of the Christmas celebration on the North Shore. Featured are the Gordon College Women's Choir,...more

    Jazz Brunch featuring The Ray Santisi Trio & Patricia Adams, vocals

    Presented by Ryles Jazz Club and Patricia Adams Ensembles at Ryles Jazz Club, Cambridge

    March 23 - December 7, 2014

    Ryles Jazz Club, Sunday brunch - - 212 Hampshire Street, Inman Square, Cambridge, MA  617 876 9330 10:00am to 3:00pm

    Featuring:  Ray Santisi, piano; Dave Zox, bass; Gary Johnson,...more

    Cape Symphony: CapePOPS Holiday on Cape Cod

    Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center, Barnstable

    December 5 - December 7, 2014

    JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
    SIOBHAN MAGNUS, GUEST ARTIST | JOHN STEVENS, GUEST ARTIST | PATRICK THOMAS, GUEST ARTIST
    THE CHATHAM CHORALE, JOSEPH MARCHIO, MUSIC DIRECTOR
    CAPE...more

    Diane Kelley presents Holiday Spectacular 2014

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre, Worcester

    December 7, 2014

    A holiday show for all ages! An upbeat and fun variety show featuring some of Worcester county's finest singers, dancers and actors, Holiday Spectacular is in it's fourth season. This show...more

    Cape Ann Big Band Holiday Show

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    December 7, 2014

    Enjoy the holidays with Cape Ann’s own 17-piece big band performing holiday favorites, old and new, infused with a bit of jazz, swing, and rock n’ roll. Known for operating like a...more

    Handel's Messiah

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    December 7, 2014

    Come hear Boston's only performance of Handel's masterpiece in a sacred space. The Trinity Choirs will sing George Frideric Handel's Messiah (Advent and Christmas portions and...more

    Merrimack College Jazz Ensemble presents Its 6th Annual "A Jazzy Christmas"

    Presented by The Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College at Rogers Center for the Arts, North Andover

    December 7, 2014

    The Merrimack Jazz Ensemble presents a fun-filled concert to celebrate the season. The Ensemble, composed of students, faculty, and alumni of Merrimack College, will perform big band arrangements...more

    Group Violin & Viola for Adults - Fall 2014

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music, Cambridge

    September 22 - December 8, 2014

    Whether you are a complete beginner or looking for a refresher course, our Group Violin & Viola class is for you. This class will cover fun music each week in an enjoyable, relaxed environment...more

    Boston College Chamber Music Society

    Presented by Boston College at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100, Chestnut Hill

    December 8, 2014

    Performances by Boston College students.

    Sandra Hebert, director.


    A Christmas Festival of Music

    Presented by Boston College and Boston College Bands at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100, Chestnut Hill

    December 9, 2014

    Join us for a festival of Christmas music performed by the Boston College Symphonic Band and the University Wind Ensemble of Boston College. Come hear your favorite Christmas music performed by...more

    Beginning Piano for Adults - Fall 2014

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music, Cambridge

    September 23 - December 9, 2014

    A perfect place to start your study. Less pressure for busy adults, fun, and support from the other class members. Subjects of classes will be note learning, how to practice in limited free time,...more

    The Return of Aimee Mann's Chrismas Show

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    December 9, 2014

    After a hiatus of three years, Aimee Mann announces the return of her annual holiday tour, this time in partnership with her bandmate Ted Leo from her new project The Both. In past years...more

    Inon Barnatan, piano

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

    December 10, 2014

    A native of Tel Aviv, Inon Barnatan has recently been appointed New York Philharmonic's first Artist in Association. Don’t miss the much anticipated Boston recital debut of this rising...more

    Returning to the Piano: Group Class for Adults - Fall 2014

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music, Cambridge

    October 2 - December 11, 2014

    Piano class for those with some previous study-no matter how long ago, it will come back! Class will focus on reading music, some group playing, and simple harmony.


    Chris Botti

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    December 10 - December 11, 2014

    Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences...more

    The Tallis Scholars

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at St. Paul Church, Cambridge, Cambridge

    December 12, 2014

    Peter Phillips and the legendary voices of The Tallis Scholars return to Boston this holiday season for their 39th concert with BEMF! Their sublime program features some of the most breathtaking...more

    Met Opera Live in HD: WAGNER - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    December 13, 2014

    James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy—back at the Met for the first time in eight years—about a group of Renaissance “master...more

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