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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


    ICA Summer Fridays

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    June 6 - August 29, 2014

    Your summer getaway is just a T ride away. Every Friday from June through August, you’ll experience something new and exciting at the ICA—from Wavelengths, our new series of waterfront...more

    Concerts in the Courtyard

    Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library

    August 13 - August 29, 2014

    The courtyard of the Central Library in Copley Square, one of Boston's most beautiful spaces, will be filled with music during these free, one-hour concerts throughout the summer. The...more

    Berklee Summer Concerts at Georges Island

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Georges Island

    August 30, 2014

    Berklee College of Music, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, and the Boston Harbor National Park join forces to bring up-and-coming Berklee students and alumni to Fort Warren on Georges Island for...more

    Blue Man Group

    Presented by Blue Man Group at The Charles Playhouse

    April 1 - August 31, 2014

    OUR SPACE HAS A NEW FACE. Experience Blue Man Group at the newly renovated Charles Playhouse!

     

    Blue Man Group's critically acclaimed show has been called...more

    Jeff Bridges

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    September 3, 2014

     “Natural” is as good a word as any to describe the feeling of Bridges’ self-titled major label debut. Featuring a roster of magnificent songwriters and musicians, and...more

    Fenway Recording Sessions Presents: Fujiya & Miyagi

    Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall

    September 3, 2014

     Despite the name, Fujiya & Miyagi are neither Japanese nor a duo. The electronic trio of singer and guitarist David Best, synth player Steve Lewis, and bassist Matt Hainsby are deeply...more

    An intimate evening with Mary Lambert

    Presented by David Friend Recital Hall at David Friend Recital Hall

    October 5, 2013 - September 5, 2014

     As a performer, Lambert exemplifies the traditions of a singer/songwriter while melding a background in spoken-word. After the powerful body-image poem “I Know Girls (Body Love)”...more

    Jim Kweskin at David Friend Recital Hall

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at David Friend Recital Hall

    September 5, 2014

    Jim Kweskin created one of the bedrock guitar styles of the folk revival, adapting the ragtime-blues fingerpicking of artists like Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Boy Fuller to the more complex...more

    Calliope to Present Images of Fate

    Presented by Calliope Inc. at First Church in Boston

    September 6, 2014

    Images of Fate, conducted by Calliope's assistant conductor Jacques Dupuis, is planned to include Bruckner's Te Deum, Beethoven's Elegischer Gesang, Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical...more

    Serenade

    Presented by A Far Cry at St. John's Church, JP

    September 6, 2014

    The Criers launch the concert season by taking a good multi-dimensional look at one of our most beloved string orchestra works – the Tchaikovsky Serenade! We begin with a nocturnal...more

    Cambridge Carnival International

    Presented by Cambridge Carnival International, Inc. at Kendall Square

    September 7, 2014

    The largest Cambridge festival is undertaking it´s 22nd year. It´s a colorful and festive celebretion rooted in African and Caribbean traditions, with thousands of...more

    Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Brighton Music Hall

    September 7, 2014

    Seun Kuti carries on the musical tradition of his iconic father, Fela Kuti, while expanding the mix to include his own high-energy, danceable Afrobeat/jazz/funk fusion. With the same energetic and...more

    MFA Community Day: Celebrating 20 Years of Director Malcolm Rogers

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts Boston

    September 7, 2014

    Join us as we celebrate twenty years of Malcolm Rogers as the MFA's Ann and Graham Gund Director, with a free day of fun and activities for the community.


    Boston Calling Music Festival

    Presented by CrashLine Productions at City Hall Plaza

    September 5 - September 7, 2014


    3 day Music Festival on City Hall Plaza featuring:

    The National
    Lorde
    The Replacements
    Nas
    The Roots
    Neutral Milk Hotel
    Childish Gambino...more

    Boston Choral Ensemble - Open Rehearsal

    Presented by Boston Choral Ensemble

    September 2 - September 9, 2014

    Come sing with the Boston Choral Ensemble (music provided) before auditioning for the 2014-2015 season! Open Rehearsals: September 2 and 9 at Old South Church in Copley Square...more

    An Evening of Song

    Presented by The Church of St. John the Evangelist at Church of St. John the Evangelist

    September 12, 2014

    On Friday, September 12, 2014 at 7 p.m., start off your weekend right and indulge in an Evening of Song at The Church of St. John the Evangelist, 35 Bowdoin Street in Boston. Featuring soprano...more

    Return to the Idyll

    Presented by A Far Cry at NEC's Jordan Hall

    September 12, 2014

    Thomas Adès’s metaphysical meditation on life, death, and memory gives way to Shostakovich’s brilliantly expanded, terrifying Violin Sonata, performed by the unbelievable...more

    What a World

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

    September 12, 2014

    What a World offers a captivating look at DÜNYA (the Turkish, Arabic, Persian, Greek word for “world”), a Boston-based musicians' collective which has explored a wide range of...more

    Odyssey Opera: Die Tote Stadt

    Presented by Odyssey Opera at NEC's Jordan Hall

    September 13, 2014

    Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
    by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
    Libretto by Paul Schott (pseudonym of Erich and Julius Korngold), after the novel Bruges-la-Morte by Georges...more

    Embracing the Journey of Spanish Jewry: An Evening of Music, A Fusion of Traditions

    Presented by Vilna Shul. Boston's Center for Jewish Culture. Inc

    September 14, 2014

    From Spain to Morocco, Greece, Turkey, Israel, South America, Mexico, Cuba and the United States, the dispersion of Sephardic Jewry led to a far-reaching exchange of customs and ideas. This year,...more

    String Masters Series: Colin Carr

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

    September 14, 2014

     Renowned cellist Colin Carr performs works by J.S. Bach.


    The Beatles Remixed

    Presented by The Beehive at The Beehive

    September 18, 2014

    On Thursday, September 18th, 2014 The Beehive, located in Boston’s South End, presents a tribute to The Beatles with an evening of live performance featuring cutting edge re-interpretations...more

    Break of Reality / I/Ø

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

    September 19, 2014

    Break of Reality has been applauded for its “genuine technique” and ability to “rock out like they mean it,” according to Time Out/New...more

    HarborArts Festival 2014

    Presented by HarborArts

    September 20, 2014

    East Your Art Out!

    HarborArts Festival 2014 is the fourth annual anniversary celebration of the HarborArts Shipyard Gallery. The tradition...more

    Marcelo Lehninger conducts Mozart, Villa-Lobos and Beethoven

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    September 18 - September 20, 2014

    BSO Associate Conductor Marcelo Lehninger returns to the Symphony Hall podium for a concert spotlighting members of the orchestra. Four BSO principals take center stage for Mozart's seldom...more

    The Dan Band

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    September 20, 2014

    Dan Finnerty caught America’s attention as the foul-mouthed wedding singer in the box-office smash Old School, performing his now-infamous rendition of "Total Eclipse of the...more

    Gino Vannelli

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center

    September 20, 2014

    Since the 1973 release of his debut album, Crazy Life...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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 Guerilla Opera 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

    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

    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

    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.


    Mehmet Ali Sanlikol & whatsnext in Concert at Scullers Jazz Club

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club and Scullers Jazz Club 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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