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    The Manhattan Transfer

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    August 27 - August 28, 2015

    Featuring Cheryl Bentyne, Trist Curless, Alan Paul, and Janis Siegel

    "When it comes to vocal power, The Manhattan Transfer set the bar. Soprano, alto, tenor and bass come together to create a smooth, thick and rich concoction that’s both refreshing and riveting. They can sing jazz, pop, R&B and world beat music. Once the harmonies kick in, they are so tightly wound that even a bulldozer ...more


    Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College, Boston

    November 7 - November 8, 2015

    Founded and directed by dancer-choreographer Lizt Alfonso, Havana-based Dance Cuba features 25 beautiful and technically superb dancers and live musicians, capturing the heart and soul of Cuba...more

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    November 8, 2015

    Bruce Hangen, conductor 

    HAYDN: Symphony No. 43 ("Mercury") 
    ZWILICH: Flute concerto, featuring Marianne Gedigian, flute *BOSTON PREMIERE* 
    DVORAK: Symphony...more

    Each to Each Impart: Mendelssohn, Villa-Lobos, Stucky, Lutoslawski, Mozart

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

    November 7 - November 8, 2015

    Johann Sebastian Bach is so embedded in our musical consciousness that it’s difficult to imagine how little-known he was in the early 19th century. Mozart knew and studied Bach's work, but it...more

    Each to Each Impart: Mendelssohn, Villa-Lobos, Stucky, Lutoslawski, Mozart

    Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at Goethe-Institut Boston, Boston

    November 8, 2015

    Johann Sebastian Bach is so embedded in our musical consciousness that it’s difficult to imagine how little-known he was in the early 19th century. Mozart knew and studied Bach's work, but it...more

    Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 9, 2015

    The work of Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox has been viewed on the ensemble’s YouTube channel well over a hundred million times.

    Bradlee began his career as a jazz pianist...more

    An Evening with Gordon Lightfoot

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    November 10, 2015

    After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it's safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with...more

    Chucho Valdés: Irakere 40

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    November 12, 2015

    Winner of five Grammy and three Latin Grammy awards, the Cuban pianist, composer and arranger Chucho Valdés is the most influential figure in modern Afro-Cuban jazz. Irakere is the small,...more

    Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    November 12, 2015


    The Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India present "Spirit of India", a new step toward a bold vision in Indian live music and dance being presented to the world for the first...more

    Arlo Guthrie "Alice's Restaurant" 50th Anniversary Tour

    Presented by Zeiterion Performing Arts Center at Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford

    November 13, 2015

    Folk music icon Arlo Guthrie is a legendary artists who shares timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs, and you can see him at The Z for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the...more

    Acoustic Alchemy

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 13, 2015

    The U.K.-based instrumental powerhouse have been torchbearers for acoustic new age music for the last 30 years, and they don’t seem to be slowing down. Whether playing smooth jazz, pan-Latin...more

    Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra Performs Jesus Christ Superstar

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    November 6 - November 14, 2015

    As the Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra’s first studio recording, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar—A 21st Century Tribute to the Brown Album’ was the project that put so many musicians and singers...more

    Chopin Without Piano

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Paramount Center, Boston

    November 11 - November 14, 2015

    Take Chopin’s piano concertos, remove the piano and replace it with a monologue detailing the composer’s life and radical approach to music. The result is Chopin without Piano, a staggeringly...more

    Elias Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 14, 2015

    Taking their name from Mendelssohn’s oratorio, Elijah, by adopting the German form, the acclaimed Elias Quartet has performed internationally at some of the world’s great concert halls...more

    Diploma in a Day

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 14, 2015

    Enjoy engaging workshops led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz, Dr. Jan Swafford and members of the Elias Quartet on Beethoven and his works being performed later that evening.  Activities provide...more

    Clarke, Copland, & Cassandra (Boston)

    Presented by Cappella Clausura

    November 14, 2015

    The first half of the program is devoted to a cappella works by two major 20th century composers: England's pathbreaking Rebecca Clarke and this country's beloved Aaron Copland, whose four motets...more

    Divi Zheni & Zornitsa: Bulgarian Sedenka

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    November 15, 2015

    The Sedenka will include a performance by traditional Bulgarian choruses Divi Zheni and their brother group Zornitsa, participatory singing (taught and led by Director and singing star Tatiana...more

    Soweto Gospel Choir

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 15, 2015

    Winner of two Grammys, one Emmy, three SAMAS and one Oscar nomination, Soweto Gospel Choir is one of South Africa’s most accomplished performing groups. This 24-member choir’s signature mix of...more

    Circa, Opus, with Quatuor Debussy

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    November 13 - November 15, 2015

    Opus is a work of stunning power, virtuosity and poetry. Fourteen acrobats and a string quartet celebrate the music of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. In Opus, three of his quartets form the...more

    The von Trapps In Concert

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    November 15, 2015

    Meet The von Trapps, the next generation. Siblings Sofia (26), Melanie (24), Amanda (23) and August (20), the great-grandchildren of the Captain and Maria von Trapp, are reinventing the legacy of...more

    Clarke, Copland, & Cassandra (Newton)

    Presented by Cappella Clausura

    November 15, 2015

    The first half of the program is devoted to a cappella works by two major 20th century composers: England's pathbreaking Rebecca Clarke and this country's beloved Aaron Copland, whose four motets...more

    Made in America: Songs by Barber, Copland, and Fine

    Presented by Cantata Singers

    November 17, 2015

    Aaron Copland: Walls of Zion; Selections from Emily Dickenson Songs; Simple Gifts
    Irving Fine: Mutability
    Samuel Barber: Hermit Songs
     


    Yo Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 17, 2015

    The many-faceted career of cellist Yo-Yo Ma is testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences and to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. We are all...more

    Whitford/St. Holmes Band

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 17, 2015

    After selling tens of millions of records around the world with Aerosmith and Ted Nugent, Brad Whitford and Derek St. Holmes have reunited for their second record and world tour....more

    Jennifer Koh and Shai Wosner, Bridge to Beethoven

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

    November 18, 2015

    Grammy-nominated violinist Jennifer Koh joins Avery Fisher Career Grant winner and pianist Shai Wosner for Bridge to Beethoven, a project to explore the impact and significance Beethoven and...more

    Madeleine Peyroux

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 20, 2015

    A jazz singer with a distinct voice and impressive songwriting skills, Madeleine Peyroux has been enchanting audiences with her unique Parisian-flavored talents for almost two decades.


    Children of the Light with special opening by pianist Joey Alexander

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    November 20, 2015

    Pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade are three jazz masters of their era—each a powerful leader in his own right—who came together under the leadership of tenor...more

    Robert Cray with Shemekia Copeland

    Presented by Spectacle Management at Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall), Lexington

    November 20, 2015

    ROBERT CRAY

    Five time Grammy award winner Robert Cray is considered to be one of the most expressive vocalists and impressive guitarists on the contemporary rhythm and...more

    Billy Collins and Aimee Mann: An Evening of Poetry, Acoustic Music and Conversation

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    November 21, 2015

    Former U.S. Poet Laureate and a Guggenheim Fellow Billy Collins and Oscar- and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Aimee Mann come together for a rare evening of poetry, acoustic music and...more

    An Evening With Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters

    Presented by Regent Theatre and Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    November 21, 2015

    An Evening with Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters
    with Special Guest Diane Blue

    “I feel the respect and affection for him that a father feels for his son. He is one of the most...more

    Colin Hay

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 21, 2015

    Colin Hay is familiar to millions as the frontman, songwriter, and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work (“Down Under,” “Overkill,” “Who Can it Be Now?”). Hay is justifiably proud of...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Lulu

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 21, 2015

    William Kentridge returns to the Met for his first new production since the company premiere of The Nose, which caused a sensation when it opened in 2010. The inventive visual artist...more

    Boston Philharmonic presents Wagner featuring Alwyn Mellor

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    November 21, 2015

    Seven years ago the Boston Philharmonic performed an all-Wagner program, and last year the BPYO played the entire third act of Siegfried in Symphony Hall. Both of these events were among the...more

    Exiles & Miracles

    Presented by Commonwealth Chorale at Holy Name Church, West Roxbury

    November 21, 2015

    We launch our debut season as Commonwealth Chorale with Handel’s monumental Israel in Egypt. Beloved by audiences worldwide for the dazzling breadth and variety of its choral...more

    Monsters Dance Convention Worchester

    Presented by Monsters Dance Conventions at DCU Center, Worcester

    November 20 - November 22, 2015

    Monsters Dance will be returning to Worcester, MA on our 2015-2016 'Unleash the Beat' tour from November 20-22, 2015! Join us at the DCU Center for a full weekend of classes and events instructed...more

    Jimmy Webb & Karla Bonoff

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 22, 2015

    In a concert showcasing two of the most successful pop songwriters of the modern era, the legendary Jimmy Webb (“Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” “MacArthur Park”) teams up with Karla...more

    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 22, 2015

    Hailed as "an extraordinarily versatile orchestra" by The Los Angeles Times, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is composed of fifteen of jazz music's finest soloists under the leadership of...more

    This Is Tango Now

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    November 20 - November 22, 2015

    Formed by renowned, Tony-winning tango artists Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo and musician Alfredo Minetti, This Is Tango Now represents a unique approach to tango, reflecting an unconditional...more

    uCarmen / A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College, Boston

    November 10 - November 22, 2015

    After the nonstop joy parade that was last season’s The Magic Flute, South Africa’s world-renowned Isango Ensemble returns to Boston with two new reimagined opera classics: uCarmen and...more

    Boston Philharmonic presents Wagner featuring Alwyn Mellor

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    November 18 - November 22, 2015

    Seven years ago the Boston Philharmonic performed an all-Wagner program, and last year the BPYO played the entire third act of Siegfried in Symphony Hall. Both of these events were among the...more

    Flight

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater, Boston

    November 19 - November 22, 2015

    This delightful contemporary comedy takes place entirely in an airport. The characters are an interesting cross-section of “complicated” people all meeting while in transit, emotionally as...more

    Handel Messiah

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 27 - November 29, 2015

    A tradition for 162 years—make it yours! H+H’s 2014 Messiah was “triumphant,” raved The Hub Review. “One of the finest Messiahs to be heard in Boston in many a year. …...more

    Tara Erraught, mezzo soprano

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

    December 2, 2015

    Irish-born mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught’s star is rising. Since stepping in on five days’ notice to sing the role of Romeo in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Bayerische Staatsoper...more

    Grand Harmonie Presents: Through the Looking Glass

    Presented by Grand Harmonie at Distler Performance Hall, Somerville

    December 3, 2015

    Grand Harmonie, Boston's groundbreaking period-instrument ensemble, presents a program of German Romantic music in unusual chamber settings. Wagner's Siegfried Idyll and Brahms's Serenade no. 1...more

    Takács Quartet

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

    December 4, 2015

    The masterful Takács Quartet return to the Celebrity Series with a program featuring the Boston premiere of a new work by Timo Andres.
    ...more

    Jack DeJohnette Trio

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

    December 4, 2015

    In a career that spans five decades and includes collaborations with some of the most iconic figures in modern jazz, NEA Jazz Master and Grammy-winner Jack DeJohnette has established an...more

    Boston Pops Holiday Concert

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    December 4, 2015

    Join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with conductor Keith Lockhart for their sparkling and beloved Holiday Pops concert. Capturing the magic of the Christmas season and the winter charms of...more

    Elvis & The Beatles: The Greatest Concert That Never Was

    Presented by Regent Theatre and Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    December 5, 2015

    A Regent Theatre Legends Series Exclusive—Performed By The Mahoney Brothers
    In their latest production “The Greatest Concert That Never Was”,  The Mahoney Brothers have brought...more

    Handel's Messiah - Worcester Chorus, Festival Orchestra

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    December 5, 2015

    The Worcester Chorus of Music Worcester has been an integral part of the organization since its foundation in 1858.

    The Worcester Chorus of Music Worcester has the unique distinction of...more

    Cape Ann Big Band Holiday Show

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    December 5, 2015

    Enjoy the holidays with Cape Ann’s own 17-piece big band performing holiday favorites, old and new, infused with a bit of jazz, swing, and rock n’ roll.  In just a short span of time, the...more

    Chris Botti

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    December 6, 2015

    Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music, including Sting, Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell,...more

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