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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


    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

    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

    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

    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

    Boston Pops Holiday Concert

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

    December 5, 2014

    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

    Garfunkel & Oates

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    December 6, 2014

    Garfunkel & Oates are a unique musical comedy duo comprised of actresses Kate Micucci (Raising Hope, Bored to Death) and Riki Lindhome (Enlightened, Fun Size, Last House on The Left)....more

    The Worcester Chorus in Handel’s Messiah

    Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

    December 6, 2014

     Saturday, December 6, 8pm, Mechanics Hall

    The Worcester Chorus in Handel’s Messiah
    Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director & Conductor

    An annual tradition for...more

    Jazz Brunch featuring The Ray Santisi Trio & Patricia Adams, vocals

    Presented by Ryles Jazz Club and Patricia Adams Ensembles at Ryles Jazz Club

    March 23 - December 7, 2014

    Ryles Jazz Club, Sunday brunch - - 212 Hampshire Street, Inman Square, Cambridge, MA  617 876 9330 10:00am to 3:00pm

    Featuring:  Ray Santisi, piano; Dave Zox, bass; Gary Johnson,...more

    Cape Symphony: CapePOPS Holiday on Cape Cod

    Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

    December 5 - December 7, 2014

    JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
    SIOBHAN MAGNUS, GUEST ARTIST | JOHN STEVENS, GUEST ARTIST | PATRICK THOMAS, GUEST ARTIST
    THE CHATHAM CHORALE, JOSEPH MARCHIO, MUSIC DIRECTOR
    CAPE...more

    Diane Kelley presents Holiday Spectacular 2014

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

    December 7, 2014

    A holiday show for all ages! An upbeat and fun variety show featuring some of Worcester county's finest singers, dancers and actors, Holiday Spectacular is in it's fourth season. This show...more

    Cape Ann Big Band Holiday Show

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    December 7, 2014

    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. Known for operating like a...more

    Handel's Messiah

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston

    December 7, 2014

    Come hear Boston's only performance of Handel's masterpiece in a sacred space. The Trinity Choirs will sing George Frideric Handel's Messiah (Advent and Christmas portions and...more

    Group Violin & Viola for Adults - Fall 2014

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

    September 22 - December 8, 2014

    Whether you are a complete beginner or looking for a refresher course, our Group Violin & Viola class is for you. This class will cover fun music each week in an enjoyable, relaxed environment...more

    Beginning Piano for Adults - Fall 2014

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

    September 23 - December 9, 2014

    A perfect place to start your study. Less pressure for busy adults, fun, and support from the other class members. Subjects of classes will be note learning, how to practice in limited free time,...more

    Inon Barnatan, piano

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

    December 10, 2014

    A native of Tel Aviv, Inon Barnatan has recently been appointed New York Philharmonic's first Artist in Association. Don’t miss the much anticipated Boston recital debut of this rising...more

    Chris Botti

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    December 10, 2014

    Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences...more

    Returning to the Piano: Group Class for Adults - Fall 2014

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

    October 2 - December 11, 2014

    Piano class for those with some previous study-no matter how long ago, it will come back! Class will focus on reading music, some group playing, and simple harmony.


    The Tallis Scholars

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at St. Paul Church, Cambridge

    December 12, 2014

    Peter Phillips and the legendary voices of The Tallis Scholars return to Boston this holiday season for their 39th concert with BEMF! Their sublime program features some of the most breathtaking...more

    Met Opera Live in HD: WAGNER - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    December 13, 2014

    James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy—back at the Met for the first time in eight years—about a group of Renaissance “master...more

    Candlelight Carols

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston

    December 13 - December 14, 2014

    In one of Boston’s most beloved traditions since 1909, we celebrate the birth of Christ through carols, candlelight, readings, and anthems offered by the Choirs of Trinity Church. Come,...more

    A Christmas Celtic Sojourn

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    December 15, 2014

    Celebrate the holidays with Rockport Music! Brian O’Donovan’s acclaimed Celtic holiday show returns this year with a festive program featuring a stellar line-up of singers, musicians,...more

    Rock Off Main

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

    June 27 - December 19, 2014

    TCAN's successful Rock Off Main rock music program is an all-ages show that provides a venue for bands in this region to take their eclectic mix of music out of their basements and put it on...more

    The Jazz and Latin Workshops at Coolidge Hill Studio

    Presented by The Jazz and Latin Workshop at Coolidge Hill Studio

    July 19 - December 20, 2014

    Berklee Professor of Percussion and five-time GRAMMY winner Mark Walker leads instrumentalists and vocalists in continuing weekly jazz and Latin groups designed to sharpen jazz performance...more

    Family Holiday Pops

    Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre

    December 20, 2014

    Celebrate the holidays with the Boston Civic Symphony and Max Hobart, conductor, as we bring you the most popular, family-friendly holiday concert in New England. Mezzo-soprano Rebecca Krouner...more

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