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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: Com Truise

    Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall, Boston

    October 16, 2014

     Com Truise is one of the many personas of producer and designer Seth Haley, born and raised in upstate New York and operating out of a 12’-overrun apartment in Princeton, New Jersey....more

    Violinist Regina Carter

    Presented by Learning from Performers program (Harvard Office for the Arts)

    October 16, 2014

     Master of improvisational violin and recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Regina Carter will participate in a conversation entitled Down Home: The Musical Heritage of the American...more

    Daniel Ian Smith: The Latin Side of Billy Strayhorn

    Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge

    October 16, 2014

    The weather may be chilly, but the music is HOT! Join us at the multicultural arts center for a Jazz Club performance featuring Daniel Ian Smith and Crew for their "Latin Side of . . . "...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - CROSSROADS

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Cambridge

    October 17, 2014

    Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No. 2 in D Major
    Wolf: Italian Serenade and Mörike-lieder with strings...more

    UnderScore Friday Evening: Brahms and Nielsen

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

    October 17, 2014

    Esteemed Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder joins the BSO for Brahms's vast, emotionally intense D minor piano concerto, which the Viennese composer wrote over the course of several...more

    Regina Carter's Southern Comfort

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    October 17, 2014

    Violinist Regina Carter has established herself as an enduring and creative force in jazz. A MacArthur Fellow (the “Genius” grant), Carter draws from diverse influences, including...more

    Tango Lovers Company

    Presented by TANGO LOVERS Organization at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    October 17, 2014

    With dynamism and high artistic quality, Tango Lovers Company brings all the glamour, passion, and sensuality of tango to the stage. Featuring talented artists from Argentina and Uruguay, Tango...more

    Dawn to Dusk

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

    October 17, 2014

    Lovers parting at dawn and reuniting at dusk. No one knows romance like Nova musicians. Come find out how!

    MARTINU Nonet

    PISTON Divertimento for Nine...more

    A Mass for St. Augustine of Canterbury: Missa sine nomine

    Presented by Blue Heron Renaissance Choir at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Weston

    October 17, 2014

    Blue Heron, "one of the Boston music community's indispensables" (Boston Globe), offers another gem from the Peterhouse Partbooks (copied c.1540). This characterful, quirky,...more

    California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio

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

    October 17, 2014

    Featuring six virtuoso guitarists from four countries (Japan, Canada, Belgium, and US), California Guitar Trio (CGT) and Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3) fuse over 40 years of combined performing...more

    Hidden Falls Presents: Movie! The Musical

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    September 19 - October 17, 2014

    The renowned Boston musical improv troupe, Hidden Falls, returns with their newest installment of jam-packed fun, Movie! the Musical, where classic movies evolve into spectacular musicals on the...more

    Diane Taraz CD Release Party — "Let's Do It!"

    Presented by First Church in Belmont and Second Friday Coffeehouse at First Church in Belmont , Belmont

    October 17, 2014

    Diane's most beloved jazz standards, interpreted in her inimitable style and dulcet tones. She will be joined on the Second Friday Coffee House stage by 4 of the 5 other musicians who...more

    Animal Flag / Jesse Denaro / I/Ø / The Sulk Scouts

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

    October 17, 2014

    Animal Flag is the solo-project of 20-year-old singer-songwriter and producer Matthew Politoski. Matthew is from Westtown, N.Y. and is studying Contemporary Writing & Production at Berklee...more

    Marcus Roberts Trio

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 18, 2014

    A superb pianist with a deep love for New Orleans jazz, blues and gospel, Marcus Roberts has created a sparkling career out of his impressive technical ability, his remarkable interpretive skills...more

    Juilliard String Quartet

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    October 18, 2014

    Founded in 1946, the ever-evolving Juilliard is widely known as "the quintessential American string quartet." Since their last Celebrity Series appearance in 2005, the Quartet has...more

    Across the Pond

    Presented by Lexington Symphony

    October 18, 2014

    The second concert of Lexington Symphony's 2014-2015 20th-anniversary season celebrates two of England’s most notable composers: George Butterworth and Sir Edward Elgar. Butterworth, one...more

    Harvest Festival- Make Your Own Instrument

    Presented by Rockport Music

    October 18, 2014

    Engage in Rockport’s annual Harvest Festival activities by making your own instrument—tambourine, maracas, guitar, and more—using fun, everyday items. All ages are welcome to...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Mozart- Le Nozze di Figaro

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 18, 2014

    Met Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy in a 19th-century...more

    A Mass for St. Augustine of Canterbury: Missa sine nomine

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

    October 18, 2014

    Blue Heron, "one of the Boston music community's indispensables" (Boston Globe), offers another gem from the Peterhouse Partbooks (copied c.1540). This characterful, quirky,...more

    The Trio of Poets: Album Release

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at First Parish Unitarian Universalist, Lexington, Lexington

    October 18, 2014

    In Spring 2014, Lexington's own Regie Gibson, Jena Kirkpatrick (Austin, TX) and Tim Mason (Utah and Cambridge, MA) known as The Trio of Poets, recorded their debut album in front of a live...more

    Dianne Reeves

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

    October 18, 2014

    Four-time Grammy Award–winner Dianne Reeves is among the most prominent and influential vocalists in jazz. She’s a glorious singer with a sumptuous sound, who has for three decades...more

    Kids' Shows: Ben Rudnick & Friends

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    October 18, 2014

    Multiple award winners in family music, Ben Rudnick & Friends' adventurous acoustic music and lyrically humorous style have won them fans of all ages. Whether on stage or record, the...more

    The Met Live in HD: Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro

    Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players, Peterborough

    October 18, 2014

    A New Production Met Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy in...more

    TCAN Benefit 2014 featuring Jake Shimabukuro

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

    October 18, 2014

    Join us for the TCAN Annual Benefit 2014, celebrating our 17th year of providing top quality arts programming to the MetroWest communities. Our musical guest, Jake Shimabukuro, is a musical...more

    PRECIOUS BANE THE MUSICAL

    Presented by Historic Newton

    October 18, 2014

    PRECIOUS BANE THE MUSICAL
    The Durant-Kenrick House kitchen is very like the Sarn kitchen in poet Mary Webb’s celebrated novel “Precious Bane.” Imagine...more

    Music of Vienna

    Presented by Back Bay Chorale at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    October 18, 2014

    Scott Allen Jarrett conducts the Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra in Mozart's "Great Mass in C Minor" along with works by Haydn, Beethoven, and Schoenberg.  Soloists include...more

    Escape Reality: Come to King Richard's Faire

    Presented by King Richard's Faire

    August 30 - October 19, 2014

    King Richard's Faire, New England's largest and longest-running Renaissance Festival, announces its 2014 season, to run August 30 through October 19, 2014 on...more

    Boston Symphony Chamber Players

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    October 19, 2014

    The centerpiece of the opening program of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players' 2014-15 season is Nielsen's Wind Quintet, Op. 43, composed in 1922 for an outstanding Copenhagen...more

    Terezin Music Foundation Gala

    Presented by Terezin Music Foundation

    October 19, 2014

    The Symphony Hall Gala Concert of the Terezín Music Foundation (TMF) will feature internationally celebrated musicians to mark the seventieth anniversary of the production of the Nazi...more

    Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    October 19, 2014

    Proving that everything new can be old again, pianist Scott Bradlee has become a viral pop sensation after creating a series of clips for YouTube that finds him and his ad hoc group Postmodern...more

    John Hiatt

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 19, 2014

    After forty years, John Hiatt remains one of America’s most respected and influential singer-songwriters today with the Los Angeles Times hailing that, “(Hiatt) writes the...more

    Patriotic Overtures, Haydn and Hovahness with Trumpeter Joseph Foley

    Presented by The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra at McKenzie Auditorium, Wellesley Hills

    October 19, 2014

    Please join The Wellesley Symphony as we welcome trumpet virtuoso Joseph Foley performing the Haydn Trumpet Concerto and Hohvaness' Prayer of St. Gregory. Also Grieg's Symphonic Dances op....more

    String Masters Series: Roberto Díaz and Max Levinson

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    October 19, 2014

    Violist Roberto Díaz performs works by De Falla, Hindemith, Brahms and Bloch. Featuring guest artist Max Levinson (piano).


    SpokFrevo Orquestra

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

    October 19, 2014

    An astounding 17-piece big band from northeast Brazil, SpokFrevo Orquestra draws inspiration from frevo, a vibrant, old style of carnaval music packed with high energy, driving rhythms, and...more

    Laurence Berman Lecture-Recital

    Presented by First Parish in Needham

    October 19, 2014

    In this third 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

    La Traviata

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    October 10 - October 19, 2014

    Music by Giuseppe Verdi  |  Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
    Sung in Italian with projected English translation

    Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, not seen at BLO...more

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

    Presented by South Shore Conservatory at Ellison Center for the Arts, Duxbury

    October 12 - October 19, 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

    Faculty Artist Series: "In Memoriam" by Duo Ibáñez

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    October 19, 2014

    Brookline Music School presents "In Memoriam" with violin faculty, Luis Ibáñez and special guest, pianist, composer, and brother Jorge Ibáñez. The duo will...more

    A Tribute to Thelonious Monk - featuring Lewis Porter & Dave Liebman

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Follen Community Church, Lexington

    October 20, 2014

    Thelonious Monk is revered as a genius of modern jazz. His compositions are quirky, hard swinging, brilliantly logical, and unforgettable. The legendary Dave Liebman on saxophone and Lewis Porter...more

    The Good, The Bad, and The Crazy: Madrigals of Gesualdo, Marenzio, and Monteverdi

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

    October 20, 2014

    One committed a scandalous murder. One almost became a "gift" to the King of France. One, now famous for his operas, joined the priesthood. Yet all three spent a significant portion of...more

    Brahms and Nielsen featuring pianist Rudolph Buchbinder

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

    October 16 - October 21, 2014

    Esteemed Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder joins the BSO for Brahms's vast, emotionally intense D minor piano concerto, which the Viennese composer wrote over the course of several...more

    In Collaboration: The Milk Carton Kids & Sarah Jarosz

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    October 21, 2014

     Following their meeting at the renowned Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2013, Sarah Jarosz and The Milk Carton Kids have pursued a collaboration with a depth and identity all its own. Their...more

    Folk Open Mic

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

    October 21, 2014

    The Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night at TCAN has been a tradition since its inception in 1997. Come early to sign-in as a performer, or to get a great seat for one of the most successful and...more

    Robin Trower

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    October 23, 2014

     The Robin Trower story started in the mid Sixties when he began his recording career in the Southend rhythm and blues band the Paramounts. But the first time Trower truly surfaced on...more

    West Point Woodwind Quintet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 23, 2014

    The West Point Woodwind Quintet of the West Point Band is made up of members of the Concert Band. The group performs at many different events, such as military social functions, school...more

    D’hana Perry’s Live Performance of LOOSE

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art

    October 23, 2014

    D’hana Perry is a New York-based DJ and video artist whose documentary work explores identity construction, gender/racial issues, and self-expression. LOOSE remixes original...more

    Shawn Colvin

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

    October 23, 2014

    In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous, Shawn Colvin stands out as singular and enduring talent. Her songs are works of craft and catharsis that become treasured,...more

    Allen Toussaint and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    Presented by MASS MoCA

    October 23, 2014

    As both a brilliant pianist and as the city’s premier composer, arranger, and producer, Allen Toussaint is New Orleans’ musical foundation, having worked with a who’s who of Big...more

    The Worcester Chorus & Arcadia Players - OPENING NIGHT

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

    October 24, 2014

    Music Worcester starts the 2014-2015 Season in the biggest way possible – Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 9, famous for its rousing use of “Ode to Joy,” with The...more

    BC bOp!

    Presented by Boston College Bands

    October 24, 2014

    BC's award-winning vocal and instrumental jazz ensemble's first outing of the year will feature old favorites and new gems. Sebastian Bonaiuto, conductor.


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