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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


    Fenway Recording Sessions Presents: Gruff Rhys

    Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall

    November 7, 2014

     Gruffydd Maredudd Bowen Rhys is a Welsh musician, composer, producer, filmmaker and author. He performs solo and with several bands, including Super Furry Animals who obtained mainstream...more

    Gary Backstrom & "Rhythm Of The Saints" - A Live Tribute to Paul Simon

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

    November 7, 2014

    Rhythm Of The Saints is a special live tribute to one of America’s most brilliant songwriters, Paul Simon, featuring an amazing seven-piece band featuring Gary Backstrom of Jiggle The Handle...more

    Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra with Riccardo Chailly, conductor and Nikolaj Znaider, violin soloist

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

    November 7, 2014

    The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra 's unique timbre, its virtuosic flexibility, its musicians' rapture-inducing, infectious joy, coupled with the profound sincerity of their music-making,...more

    Family Concert: Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    November 8, 2014

    BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall. In this special afternoon, BYSO play's...more

    Mavis Staples

    Presented by Spectacle Management at John Hancock Hall

    November 8, 2014

    For more than sixty years, from her early days with The Staple Singers to her recent work with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples has been legend of the Gospel and Blues. Staples is a Rock and...more

    Peter Yarrow - A Night of Conversation and Song

    Presented by Regent Theatre and Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

    November 8, 2014

    “We all know the music of Peter, Paul and Mary—folk classics that remain the soundtrack for generations. But our patrons were thrilled to experience the relevancy of that music, and...more

    Bach and Ruehr

    Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall

    November 8, 2014

    Cantata Singers’ 51st season commences with a program featuring the world premiere of Elena Ruehr’s Eve paired with two cantatas by J.S. Bach.  Cantata Singers has commissioned...more

    winds of music, passing on: Schumann, Welcher, Woolrich, Schubert

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

    November 8, 2014

    One of the most imaginative and mercurial composers of the Romantic era, Robert Schumann embraced the dualities of his own nature, cultivating emotion and intellect, heart and mind. Just as...more

    An Evening with Paul Anka

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

    November 9, 2014

    Singer, songwriter, and actor, Paul Anka became famous in the late 1950s, 60s, and 70s with hit songs like “Diana,” “Lonely Boy,” and “Put Your Head on My...more

    Home Free - Crazy Life Tour

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    November 9, 2014

    Columbia Records recording artist Home Free has announced details for their upcoming “Crazy Life Tour,” which will see the band traveling from coast to coast on their first headlining...more

    Yale Alumni Russian Chorus and Yale Women’s Slavic Chorus

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    November 9, 2014

    The Yale Russian Chorus was founded in 1953 at the height of the Cold War by Denis Mickiewicz, a student at the Yale Music School, and George Litton, president of the Yale Russian Club. With its...more

    Cape Symphony: Masterpiece II Opera's Greatest Moments

    Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

    November 8 - November 9, 2014

    JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
    DEBORAH SELIG, SOPRANO | PATRICE HOUSTON, MEZZO SOPRANO | BRIAN THORSETT, TENOR | ANDREW GARLAND, BARITONE
    THE CHATHAM CHORALE, JOSEPH MARCHIO, MUSIC DIRECTOR...more

    Resurrection: Mahler’s Symphony No. 2

    Presented by Cambridge Symphony Orchestra at MIT's Kresge Auditorium

    November 9, 2014

    Resurrection: Mahler’s Symphony No. 2

    featuring:
    Diana Jacklin, soprano;
    Joanna Porackova, mezzo-soprano; and
    New England Conservatory Youth Choir, Walnut Hill...more

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre

    November 9, 2014

    DANIELPOUR: The Awakening Heart
    MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 20 in d minor—featuring Ya-Fei Chuang, piano
    VERDI: "Prelude" to Act I of La Traviata
    GERSHWIN/BENNETT:...more

    Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra presents Dvorak & Bartok

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Symphony Hall

    November 9, 2014

    The real “news” of this concert is the return to Boston of legendary Russian cellist Natalia Gutman. One of the world’s most honored and revered musicians, Gutman has played many...more

    Eric Johnson & Mike Stern

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    November 11, 2014

     The collaboration between “one of the most respected guitarists on the planet” (Guitar Player) and “one of the more distinctive guitarists spanning several decades”...more

    Sergey Antonov, cello

    Presented by Music Worcester, Inc.

    November 11, 2014

    Winner of the most famous music competition and educated at the Moscow Conservatory, cellist Sergey Antonov makes his Music Worcester debut in a program mixing rarities and Rachmaninoff’s...more

    Andris Nelsons conducts Gubaidulina and Sibelius featuring violinist Baiba Skride

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    November 6 - November 11, 2014

    New BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons returns for his second series of 2014-15 concerts, joining forces with several longtime collaborators for music with a Scandinavian and Slavic accent. This...more

    Rosanne Cash, The River & the Thread in Concert

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

    November 13, 2014

    Singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash celebrates her acclaimed new album, The River & the Thread, a collection of new original songs that connect and re-connect Rosanne to the American South, the...more

    Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

    November 13, 2014

    The rhythmic backbone of Progressive Rock’s first supergroup, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Carl has been hailed as one of the world’s greatest drummers, astounding rock fans worldwide...more

    Irving Berlin’s “Watch Your Step”

    Presented by American Classics at Follen Community Church

    November 14, 2014

    It was Irving Berlin’s debut musical. “Play a Simple Melody” and “They Always Follow Me Around” as well as “When I Discovered...more

    Trace Adkins: The Christmas Show

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

    November 15, 2014

    TRACE ADKINS: THE CHRISTMAS SHOW is a reverent, family-friendly theatrical production, featuring songs from his Celtic Christmas album, “The King’s Gift.” The show combines...more

    Boston Baroque: Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610

    Presented by Boston Baroque at NEC's Jordan Hall

    November 14 - November 15, 2014

    Boston Baroque's Grammy-nominated Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 returns this Fall to Jordan Hall with the debut of soloists soprano, Yulia Van Doren and tenor Thomas Cooley. They are joined by...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - Mendelssohn and Wolf Chamber Series, Concert 2

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston

    November 16, 2014

    This second concert also features the early works of Mendelssohn and the complete Mörike-lieder of Hugo Wolf.

    Mendelssohn: Violin Sonata in F minor, op 4
    Mendelssohn: String...more

    Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing

    Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

    November 16, 2014

    An evening of acoustic string jazz featuring Grammy Award-winning Mark O’Connor. O'Connor's jazz performances and compositions pay tribute to his...more

    San Francisco Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor and Gil Shaham, violin soloist

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

    November 16, 2014

    LISZT
    Mephisto Waltz No. 1

    PROKOFIEV
    Violin Concerto No. 2

    SAMUEL CARL ADAMS
    Drift and Providence

    RAVEL
    Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2...more

    Trace Adkins, The Christmas Show

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    November 16, 2014

    Country star Trace Adkins’ The Christmas Show 2014 Tour is a reverent, family-friendly theatrical production, featuring songs from his Celtic Christmas album, The King’s Gift. The show...more

    Celebrating Richard Strauss at NEC's Jordan Hall

    Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at NEC's Jordan Hall

    November 16, 2014

    Join the Boston Civic Symphony, Max Hobart, conductor, at NEC's Jordan Hall where we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss, performing one of his favorite works,...more

    Sergey Schepkin, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    November 16, 2014

    One of the world’s leading interpreters of Bach, pianist Sergey Schepkin has earned a reputation as an artist of remarkable technical ability with a passionately enthusiastic...more

    String Masters Series: Andrew Mark and Max Levinson

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

    November 16, 2014

    Cellist and Boston Conservatory faculty member Andrew Mark perform works by Martinu, Beethoven, Harbison and Strauss. Featuring guest artist Max Levinson (piano).


    Irving Berlin’s “Watch Your Step”

    Presented by American Classics at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

    November 16, 2014

    Watch Your Step, was Irving Berlin’s debut musical. “Play a Simple Melody,” “They Always Follow Me...more

    Simón Bolívar String Quartet

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

    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

    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

    Boston Philharmonic presents Sibelius & Brahms

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

    November 20, 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

    Ethel

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...more

    Itzhak Perlman, violin

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

    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 Italian Girl in Algiers (L’Italiana in Algeri)

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater

    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

    Boston Philharmonic presents Sibelius & Brahms

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

    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

    Kira Seamon's HARVEST CORNUCOPIA (A Thanksgiving Tradition)

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

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

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    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

    Handel Messiah

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

    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

    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

    Michael McDonald

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    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

    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

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