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    Symphony Nova: October 2015

    Presented by Symphony Nova at Old South Church in Boston, Boston

    October 16, 2015

    Symphony Nova performs three delightful gems by Nino Rota, Jean Françaix, and Gustav Helsted, featuring a colorful ensemble of ten musicians led by Music Director Lawrence Isaacson. Nova’s opening concert of the season showcases the new class of talented Nova Fellows, who are hand-selected graduates from top music schools in Boston and beyond. Nino Rota was made famous by his score for The Godfather I ...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

    Dawn Upshaw, soprano and Gilbert Kalish, piano

    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


    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

    Mozart’s “Gran Partita”

    Presented by Grand Harmonie at Memorial Church - Harvard, Cambridge

    October 17, 2015

    Cherished among classical music lovers, Mozart’s “Gran Partita” features 12 wind instruments with string bass to form a complete Harmoniemusik – music for wind band. One of the most...more

    Missa L’homme armé (Ockeghem @600, Concert 3)

    Presented by Blue Heron at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    October 17, 2015

    Blue Heron’s multi-year project to perform the complete works of Johannes Ockeghem (c.1420-1497) enters its second year with a program featuring his Missa L’homme armé, one of the...more

    Pre-Opera Talk (Prior to Verdi’s Otello)

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 17, 2015

    Come early to the Opera for a Pre-Opera Talk led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz, musicology faculty at The Boston Conservatory.  She will also lead Après Opera, an interactive discussion...more

    Bruce Hornsby

    Presented by Spectacle Management at Cary Memorial Hall, Lexington

    October 17, 2015

    Best known for his hits “The Way It Is,” “Every Little Kiss,” and “Mandolin Rain,” and fresh-off playing with the Grateful Dead for their final performances, this special solo concert...more

    Randy Kaplan

    Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA, North Adams

    October 17, 2015

    The exceptional songwriter Randy Kaplan “doesn’t dumb it down for kids, he just expects them to come along for the ride… and they do.” (TimeOut New York) His genre-bending, fingerpicking...more

    Maia Sharp in Concert

    Presented by Milton Art Center

    October 17, 2015

    Maia Sharp has had her songs recorded by The Dixie Chicks, Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, Keb’ Mo’, Cher, Edwin McCain, David Wilcox, Art Garfunkel, Paul Carrack, Lisa Loeb and many...more

    Railroad House Band

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    October 17, 2015

    Not strictly a Bluegrass band, these guys play a range of material that is Bluegrass based; but pulls in Jazz, Country, Rock, and Blues, and it doesn't stop there. They're just playing tunes they...more

    Josh and the Jamtones

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

    October 17, 2015

    Josh and the Jamtones are not pushing an agenda of indoor voices, brushing your teeth or getting to bed on time. The Boston-based outfit is an interactive/untra-powered live band musical...more

    The Paisley Project

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

    October 17, 2015

    Classic rock and pop. Brand new feeling. Hypnotic grooves. Rich vocal harmonies. Creativity and inspiration. A cosmic swirl of psychedelic sounds and dance beats that blow your mind on a...more

    Crash Safely: Benefit for the National MS Society

    Presented by Midway Cafe at Midway Cafe, Boston

    October 17, 2015

    Crash Safely, led by the Maybe Sump’ms team, is hosting multiple events October to raise money for their annual BikeMS ride in New York City.  The events feature bands from all...more

    Discover Haitian Classical Music

    Presented by Cambridge Public Library at Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge

    October 17, 2015

    An overview of Haitian Classical Music at the beginning of the 20th century by 2 panelists and concert by Crossing Borders Music. 

    "To Life! A musical celebration to support cancer research"

    Presented by Voices of Hope Boston at North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly

    October 17, 2015

    “To Life! A musical celebration to support cancer research” benefitting The Henri and Belinda Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies at MGH Cancer Center

    Dmytro Pavlyuk, bass, and Friends

    Presented by Commonwealth Lyric Theater

    October 17, 2015

    DMYTRO PAVLYUK, bass, and FRIENDS: a Concert of opera arias, art songs and ensembles by Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Verdi, Rachmaninoff,  Dankevych; featuring world-renowned bass from Ukraine,...more

    Music for Peace: Music of Schumann and Beethoven

    Presented by Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund at Harvard Epworth Church, Cambridge

    October 17, 2015

    Introducing our 2015-16 Music for Peace Concert Series, internationally renowned violinist James Buswell joins three Boston-based luminaries for Schumann’s romantic and...more

    Ellipsis Trio: Inspired by Folk Music

    Presented by Ellipsis Piano Trio

    October 17, 2015

    Ellipsis Trio, one of New England's premier piano trios, playsHaydn's Piano Trio in G major, Hob. XV/25 "Gypsy" Trio, Frank Martin's Piano Trio on Popular Irish Folk Tunes, and Mendelssohn's Piano...more

    Orchestra of Indian Hill: Russian Masterpieces Then & Now

    Presented by Indian Hill Music at First Church Unitarian, Littleton, Littleton

    October 17, 2015

    Maestro Bruce Hangen and the Orchestra open their 41st season with Russian masterpieces, including Mussorgsky's 'Pictures at an Exhibition' and Rachmaninoff's 'Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini'...more

    Bowery Boston Presents: Andra Day

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

    October 17, 2015

    Andra Day has been gifted with a brassy yet alluring voice that is as powerful as it is expressive. The San Diego native attended a performing arts high school while working with various producers...more

    The Orlando Consort Vocal Soundtrack to the 1928 Film

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Houghton Chapel at Wellesley College, Wellesley

    October 17, 2015

    RESERVATIONS available, register here

    The Orlando Consort is considered one...more

    Lydian String Quartet with Tony Arnold, soprano

    Presented by Slosberg Music Center, Brandeis University at Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University, Waltham

    October 17, 2015

    In an event dedicated to the late musician, scholar and beloved Brandeis University professor of music Robert Koff, the world-renowned Lydian String Quartet kicks off their Brandeis University...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

    Four Strings Around the World - A Global Tableau of Solo Violin Repertoire

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

    October 18, 2015

    This event features Irina Muresanu on the violin.   This event is sponsored by the Boston College Music Department.

    Bands of the Beanpot

    Presented by Boston College Bands at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    October 18, 2015

    The Beanpot tradition continues as the four schools of the hockey Beanpot tournament come together for this special performance. The bands of Boston College, Harvard University, Northeastern...more

    Voices of Imani Fall Jam

    Presented by Boston College

    October 18, 2015

    Join Voices of Imani for their annual fall jam concert! The performance will feature opening acts from Boston College a capella groups and a fun, uplifting worship by the choir.

    All Beethoven! featuring pianist Sonya Ovrutsky Fensome

    Presented by Wellesley Symphony Orchestra at MassBay Community College, Wellesley

    October 18, 2015

    Max Hobart, Music Director

    Sonya Ovrutsky Fensome solos on Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 1. The WSO plays Beethoven's Egmont Overture and Symphony No 5


    String Masters Series: Katie Landsdale, violin

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    October 18, 2015

    Joining The Boston Conservatory violin faculty in 2016, Lansdale is an active performer throughout the U.S. and Europe. The program works by Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Copland, and Szymanowsky,...more

    Emmanuel Music: Bach Cantata BWV 187, “Es wartet alles auf dich”

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

    October 18, 2015

    Ryan Turner conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music

    Sunday, October 18, 2015 at the 10 am Service at Emmanuel Church.Free and open to the public.

    Trio Klaritas at Park Ave. Congregational Church

    Presented by Park Avenue Congregational Church

    October 18, 2015

    Trio Klaritas (Karl Ørvik - violin, Grace Keith - cello, and Baekyu Kim - piano) presents three wonderful trios from their diverse repertoire:   Lowell Liebermann’s Trio no. 1, op. 32,...more

    A Cappella Competition

    Presented by Faneuil Hall Marketplace at Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market, North Market, and South Market), Boston

    October 17 - October 18, 2015

    Join us on Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18th for the 19th Annaul A Cappella Competition at Faneuil Hall Marketplace! Watch as over 30 of New England's best A Cappella groups compete...more

    Boston Chamber Symphony

    Presented by Boston Chamber Symphony at St. John's Church, JP, Boston

    October 18, 2015

    The Boston Chamber Symphony (Avlana Eisenberg, conductor) begins its fourth season with Masterpieces by Mozart and Stravinsky -- Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in g minor and Stravinsky's Pulcinella...more

    FPAC's 36th Annual Open Studios Event

    Presented by Fort Point Arts Community at FPAC Gallery, Boston

    October 16 - October 18, 2015

    The Fort Point Arts Community’s 36th Annual

    Open Studios Weekend

    October 16, 17 and 18, 2015

    Friday Preview 4-7:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday...more

    Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras' 58th Season Opening Concert

    Presented by Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) at Symphony Hall, Boston

    October 18, 2015

    Boston Youth Symphony
    Federico Cortese, Conductor 

    BRAHMS Tragic Overture
    MOZART Symphony No. 31, Paris
    STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring

    Repertory Orchestra...more

    Sights and Sounds of French Impressionism

    Presented by Scandinavian Cultural Center

    October 18, 2015

    "Sights and Sounds of French Impressionism" - Pianist Kathryn Rosenbach

    In a program titled "The Sights and Sounds of French Impressionism,"...more

    Sunday at Tufts-Community Concert Series -- Tall Tale Trio

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Distler Performance Hall, Somerville

    October 18, 2015

    Fueled by the inspirational compositions of bassist Andrew Blickenderfer, Tall Tale Trio brings jazz into the chamber music setting with a delicate balance of improvisation and composition...more

    Resilient Voices: 1915-2015

    Presented by Boston Modern Orchestra Project at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    October 18, 2015

    A concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, in collaboration with the Friends of Armenian Culture Society. 



    Moonbox Cabaret

    Presented by Moonbox Productions at OBERON, Cambridge

    October 19, 2015

    Moonbox Productions takes the stage for a one-night-only cabaret extravaganza!  More than thirty of the brightest stars in Boston will shine in this dazzling and uproarious musical revue,...more

    Now Is Our Time: The Pleasures and Perils of Our Third Chapter in Plays, Poems, Prose, and Song

    Presented by New Center For Arts & Culture at Arsenal Center for the Arts Charles Mosesian Theater, Watertown

    October 19, 2015

    Boston’s own beloved and celebrated Annette Miller presents Now Is Our Time: The Pleasures and Perils of Our Third Chapter. A new theater piece, Annette created it as a Resident...more

    Orlando Consort: Newhouse Salon/Workshop

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall 237, Wellesley College, Wellesley

    October 19, 2015

    This Newhouse Salon performance and discussion offers the ensemble an opportunity to discuss the genesis of their musical accompaniment for the film La Passion de Jeanne D'Arc and its...more

    Amazing Arts Appetizer Series: Carmine Orsini-Tenor

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    October 20, 2015

    Part of our new Amazing Arts Appetizers Series!  Join us for a mid-morning performance to satisfy your craving for creativity!  The show will be approximately one hour long, starting...more

    NOVI / Kyle Thornton & the Company / Rachel Siegel

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

    October 20, 2015

    NOVI is a contemporary R&B duo based out of Boston. A new wave of electronic groove, NOVI explores the roots of hip-hop, the soul of rhythm and blues, and the power of rock and roll. A place...more

    The Beatles, The '60s, and Popular Culture featuring Dr. Jeremy Yudkin

    Presented by City Salon: Boston at St. Paul's Church, Brookline, Brookline

    October 20, 2015

    American and British culture of the 1960s is reflected more in the music of the Beatles than in that of any other group. The group shattered many sales records and charted more than fifty top-40...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

    Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra

    Presented by Falun Dafa Association of New England at Symphony Hall, Boston

    October 21, 2015

    Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra presents Eastern and Western musical traditions in a concert like no other. Shen Yun’s original music is inspired by 5,000 years of Chinese civilization and blends...more

    Chris Cornell

    Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    October 21, 2015

    Chris Cornell is a modern icon who transcends genre. He was the chief architect of the 90s grunge movement and remains one of the most iconic rock voices of all time. Achieving multi-platinum...more

    Midday Muse: The Orlando Consort All the Ends of the Earth

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Houghton Chapel at Wellesley College, Wellesley

    October 21, 2015

    The 13th century was an exciting time in the western world as major leaps forward were made in the arts and sciences, in religion and education, in law and politics, and in music. At the center of...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

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