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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


    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

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra: Life, Death and the Afterlife—in Reverse

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre

    October 5, 2014

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra performs works by Theofanidis, Strauss and Tchaikovsky. Featuring Boston Conservatory faculty member guest artist Kerry Deal (soprano).


    The New England Tenors "A Fall Concert Featuring The New England Tenors and Friends"

    Presented by The Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College at Rogers Center for the Arts

    October 5, 2014

    The New England Tenors return for their annual concert featuring Jeffrey Hartman, Damien Corcoran, and John Middleton-Cox. This concert is always a crowd-pleaser and we welcome them back for what...more

    A Family Affair: Music of Liszt, von Bulow, & two Wagners

    Presented by Park Avenue Congregational Church

    October 5, 2014

    The 2014/2015 PACC Concert Series opens on October 5th at 3 PM, with a dramatic Organ Concert, "A Family Affair, Music of Liszt, von Bulow, & two Wagners where Jeffrey Brody uses his...more

    Laurence Berman Lecture-Recital

    Presented by First Parish in Needham

    October 5, 2014

    In this second of 3 lecture-recitals, concert pianist and retired UMass-Boston professor Laurence Berman explores the question of what makes a piece of music meaningful? Today's theme is...more

    The Weston Wind Quintet and Friends

    Presented by Weston Wind Quintet at St. John's Church, JP

    October 5, 2014

    JP Concerts presents The Weston Wind Quintet (Michael Tabak - flute, William Smith - oboe, Danby Cho - clarinet, Elizabeth Jones - French horn, Shu Satoh - bassoon) and Friends (Kristyn Morey -...more

    Mozart and More

    Presented by Boston Classical Orchestra at Faneuil Hall

    October 5, 2014

    Guest artists Lucia Lin (violin) & Cathy Basrak (viola)

    Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2

    Mozart: Sinfonia concertante

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 1

    Boston...more

    Celebrating Frank! Sunday at Tufts Community Concert Series

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Distler Performance Hall

    October 5, 2014

    Performance faculty violist Scott Woolweaver and pianist Frank Glazer celebrate Glazer's 100th birthday. Pieces to be performed include:

    Hindemith: Sonata, Op. 11, no. 4 (1919)...more

    Granoff Music Center Colloquium Series -- “Music, Mediation, and Post-Secular Religion"

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Granoff Music Center

    October 6, 2014

    Amherst College Professor of Music Jeffers Englehardt presents our first colloquium of the semester. Lunch to be served after the lecture.

    This colloquium has been made possible by the...more

    Muir String Quartet in Residence at Boston University

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Tsai Performance Center

    October 6, 2014

    Faculty members Peter Zazofsky (violin), Lucia Lin (violin), Steven Ansell (viola) and Michael Reynolds (cello) perform Hugo Wolf’s Italian Serenade; Janacek’s String Quartet...more

    Faculty Recital featuring Rieko Tanaka

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    October 6, 2014

    Join piano faculty member Rieko Tanaka for an evening of great works for solo piano. Ms. Tanaka will perform "Sonatine" by Ravel, works by Chopin, and the "Waldstein" Sonata by...more

    Folk Open Mic

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

    October 7, 2014

    Tickets sold at the door for all performances. Performer sign-up begins at 7:30pm.

    The Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night at TCAN has been a tradition since its inception in 1997. Come...more

    Irish Dance and Ceili

    Presented by Boston College

    October 7, 2014

     Live music by Seamus Connolly with Boston College students and special guests. Directed by Kieran Jordan.


    Second Hand Rose

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

    October 7, 2014

    Liang Long, singer and band leader of Second Hand Rose, experimented with blending local instruments from Harbin, a city in far northeast China near Siberia. He has woven these performance styles...more

    Suzuki Preschool Open House

    Presented by Suzuki School of Newton

    October 7, 2014

    The Suzuki Preschool of Newton will be hosting an open house.  This is a great opportunity to acquaint yourself with our integrated arts curriculum, explore our facility and meet the teachers...more

    Patitucci, Wooten, Bailey and Bailey

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center

    October 7, 2014

    Join John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, Victor Bailey, and Steve Bailey as they explore the inner and outer limits of the bass, with special guest drummer Derico Watson. Aside from their work as solo...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

    Nick Jonas

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    October 8, 2014

    Multi-talented recording artist and actor,Nick Jonas has already intrigued the public and impressed the masses with the release of his new song “Chains,” earlier this summer (Watch the...more

    The Nick and Knight Tour

    Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre

    October 8, 2014

    Mega boy band singer-songwriters Nick Carter from Backstreet Boys and Jordan Knight from New Kids on The Block are releasing a collaborative album titled ‘Nick &...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

    Joe Perry Book Signing 'Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith'

    Presented by Brookline Booksmith at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    October 9, 2014

    In the tradition of the mega-bestseller Life by Keith Richards, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry opens up for the first time about the wild, inside story of his life in the legendary band he...more

    Gary Wright

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

    October 9, 2014

    Visionary songwriter, performer and all-around musical pioneer Gary Wright has spent more than thirty years shattering conventional ideas about how to make chart-topping rock music. His timeless...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

    Alton C Bynum Series: Triforia Winds

    Presented by Gordon College Department of Music at Phillips Music Center, Gordon College

    October 10, 2014

    Program featuring: Ange FLegier's Concert Suite, Lamar Stringfield's Chipmunks, Beethoven's Variations on the theme "La ci darem la mano",...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

    Kids' Shows: Mister G

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    October 11, 2014

    Mister G is Ben Gundersheimer, a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter who spent 20 years as a Boston-based rock frontman and solo artist before transitioning to family music.

    Recently,...more

    JO&CO at the Seaside Festival

    Presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

    October 11, 2014

    The family band JO&CO will lend their soulful sounds to the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce's annual Seaside Festival.


    The Kami Lyle Trio

    Presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and Addison Art Gallery

    October 11, 2014

    With a distinctive voice and unique style, this singer/songwriter, trumpet player/pianist has a powerful impact on audiences, leaving listeners spellbound with the musical potions she creates....more

    Carlene Carter

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

    October 11, 2014

    "Carlene Carter has one of those personalities that make it difficult to be somber when she's in the room." - Rolling Stone

    The daughter of country music legends June...more

    EllipsisTrio in Concert

    Presented by Ellipsis Piano Trio at Killian Hall at MIT

    October 11, 2014

    Ellipsis Trio, one of New England’s premier piano trios, will perform Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E-Flat Major, D. 929 and Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op....more

    The Met Live in HD: Verdi's MacBeth

    Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

    October 11, 2014

    The Met Live in HD: Verdi's MacBeth

    Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lu?i?’s doomed Macbeth, for...more

    Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band Fall Concert

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

    October 11, 2014

     The Gordon College Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will perform their annual Fall Concert featuring a wide variety of music from the wind band repertoire.

     


    Charles Burney's Musical Tour

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Distler Performance Hall

    October 11, 2014

    Annette Richards and David Yearsley (organ, harpsichord, fortepiano)
    Video by Bug Davidson and the Hyphen Collective

    Dr. Charles Burney was one of the first great music historians....more

    Gary Lucas: The Goddess

    Presented by MASS MoCA

    October 11, 2014

    Magical guitarist Gary Lucas performs his original live score to a touchstone of Chinese cinema. Directed by Wu Yonggang and starring the incomparable Shanghai diva Ruan Lingyu, The Goddess (1934)...more

    Radius Ensemble -- Exhale

    Presented by Radius Ensemble

    October 11, 2014

    Boston-based Radius Ensemble, ensemble in residence at Longy School of Music of Bard College and winner of a 2013 CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, begins its sixteenth concert season...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

    Bert Jackson Quartet

    Presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and S.A.F.E Studio

    October 12, 2014

    Since the prolific writer was a huge fan of jazz, it seems fitting for the Bert Jackson Quartet to join the Kurt Vonnegut Festival's celebrations with their original upbeat jazz and...more

    Sukkot Community Celebration

    Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC

    October 12, 2014

    Sukkot is a time to gather and surround ourselves with nature. Gather up materials to decorate the sukkah, join together to shake a lulav (palm branch), and shake your body to...more

    The Boogers

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

    October 12, 2014

    "The only sedation going on here is an after-show nap." - Chicago Tribune

    The anti-Barney... the Wiggles' worst nightmare.. it’s the world's most dangerous...more

    HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands

    Presented by HONK! Festival at Davis Square

    October 10 - October 12, 2014

    HONK! is a rousing spectacle featuring social activist street bands from all over who come together to share their different approaches to merry making while also instigating positive change in...more

    South Shore Conservatory’s Concert Series presents The World’s End Trio

    Presented by South Shore Conservatory (Duxbury)

    October 12, 2014

    South Shore Conservatory’s renowned Conservatory Concert Series (CCS) kicks off its 2014/2015 season with The World’s End Trio performing beautiful, traditional chamber music in an...more

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