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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


    Summer 2014 Programs at Brookline Music School

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

    June 30 - August 28, 2014

    Whether you are 4 years old looking for a general music and arts experience, 9 years old ready to choose an instrument, or an experienced teen/adult interested in ensemble playing, Brookline Music...more

    The Surviving Kenneallys & Laney Jones

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    August 28, 2014

    The Surviving Kenneallys are back again after performing in Club Passim’s Bluegrass Festival this April. The band, hailing from Somerville, is composed of Joseph Kenneally, Brighid McHugh...more

    Ebinho Cardoso Trio

    Presented by Regattabar at the Charles Hotel at Regattabar

    August 28, 2014

    Ebinho is a new musician in Boston and very respected in Brazil for the way that he uses sophisticated chord progressions, altered tunings on bass...more

    Family Fun Fridays

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens and

    July 11 - August 29, 2014

    Enjoy a family-friendly day at Heritage featuring special activities designed to help you rediscover the joy of being outside together. Musical performance at the Outdoor Concert Stage at 11AM,...more

    Roomful of Teeth

    Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

    August 29, 2014

     WORK- IN-PROGRESS

    Upon receiving a 2014 Grammy, Roomful of Teeth director Brad Wells said, “We wouldn’t have this album without our work at MASS MoCA.” We’re...more

    ICA Summer Fridays

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    June 6 - August 29, 2014

    Your summer getaway is just a T ride away. Every Friday from June through August, you’ll experience something new and exciting at the ICA—from Wavelengths, our new series of waterfront...more

    Concerts in the Courtyard

    Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library

    August 13 - August 29, 2014

    The courtyard of the Central Library in Copley Square, one of Boston's most beautiful spaces, will be filled with music during these free, one-hour concerts throughout the summer. The...more

    EMEFE

    Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

    August 30, 2014

     EMEFE (as in M.F.A. — Music Frees All) is a ten-piece soul-funk- everything band on a mission to prove there are no bad days, only days that need a new soundtrack. The blazing rhythms...more

    Thompson Square

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

    August 30, 2014

    Thompson Square will bring their 2014 Just Feels Good Tour to Indian Ranch in Webster, MA on Saturday, August 30th at 2PM. Recently, Thompson Square released their single “Testing the...more

    Greg Abate and Friends

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

    August 30, 2014

    Greg Abate jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer continues as an International Jazz/Recording Artist with 225 days a year touring the globe. In the mid 70's after finishing a four year program...more

    Berklee Summer Concerts at Georges Island

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Georges Island

    August 30, 2014

    Berklee College of Music, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, and the Boston Harbor National Park join forces to bring up-and-coming Berklee students and alumni to Fort Warren on Georges Island for...more

    Bread & Puppet Theater: "Insurrection Oratorio"

    Presented by Bread and Puppet Theater and Contemporary Arts International

    August 30, 2014

    An improvised piece developed by Peter Schumann, artistic director of Bread & Puppet, with instrumental music created on mechanical sound sculptures including "Container Man," a...more

    Blue Man Group

    Presented by Blue Man Group at The Charles Playhouse

    April 1 - August 31, 2014

    OUR SPACE HAS A NEW FACE. Experience Blue Man Group at the newly renovated Charles Playhouse!

     

    Blue Man Group's critically acclaimed show has been called...more

    Soul Sessions xix The Lotus Garden

    Presented by 1 O O O V I R T U E S D A N C E at ZuZu @ The Middle East

    August 31, 2014

    1 O O O V I R T U E S D A N C E presents Soul Sessions, a home for artists of any style to come together to express current themes in a creative performance and intimate party. Individual artists...more

    Family Fun Days

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

    August 30 - September 1, 2014

    Come celebrate Labor Day Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village on August 30-September 1. Play games ranging from base-ball to French & English (tug-of-war). Make a craft, meet oxen in training, or...more

    Seasons of Love: A 20th Anniversary Celebration of Musical Dinner Revues!

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre

    June 15 - September 1, 2014

    Cape Rep Theatre presents Seasons of Love: A 20th Anniversary Celebration of Musical Dinner Revues! at the Old Sea Pines Inn, directed and designed by Scott Storr, running Sundays, June 15...more

    Bread and Roses Heritage Festival

    Presented by Bread and Roses Heritage Committee, Inc.

    September 1, 2014

    This open-air Festival for the whole family is a free, social justice event with great ethnic food, arts and crafts, community workshops, music, theater, dance, trolley and walking tours, and...more

    Jeff Bridges

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    September 3, 2014

     “Natural” is as good a word as any to describe the feeling of Bridges’ self-titled major label debut. Featuring a roster of magnificent songwriters and musicians, and...more

    Fenway Recording Sessions Presents: Fujiya & Miyagi

    Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall

    September 3, 2014

     Despite the name, Fujiya & Miyagi are neither Japanese nor a duo. The electronic trio of singer and guitarist David Best, synth player Steve Lewis, and bassist Matt Hainsby are deeply...more

    Chris O'Brien and The Sea The Sea

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 3, 2014

    Chris O'Brien grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts. He is the son of two women. Music was always an important part of his life, and after trying a handful of different instruments, Chris picked...more

    Julian Velard Vinyl Release, Chrissi Poland opens

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 4, 2014

    Julian Velard’s engaging style of theatrical, piano-based pop has been hailed by The Sunday Times as “catchy but complicated; a surprisingly rare combination.” Velard turns the...more

    National Theatre of London in HD: Medea

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    September 4, 2014

    Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie...more

    An intimate evening with Mary Lambert

    Presented by David Friend Recital Hall at David Friend Recital Hall

    October 5, 2013 - September 5, 2014

     As a performer, Lambert exemplifies the traditions of a singer/songwriter while melding a background in spoken-word. After the powerful body-image poem “I Know Girls (Body Love)”...more

    Charlie Farren and Sarah Blacker

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

    September 5, 2014

    Charlie Farren has long been known for great songs, great singing, and for outstanding live solo acoustic performances. Alone onstage with acoustic guitar in hand, Charlie captures an audience...more

    Classic Albums Live: Abbey Road

    Presented by Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park

    September 5, 2014

    Toronto-based sensation Classic Albums Live performs the works of classic rock bands the same way an orchestra performs the works of Mozart. This skilled ensemble of musicians recreates...more

    Red Molly

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 5, 2014

    Since 2004, Americana trio Red Molly has been bringing audiences to their feet with gorgeous three-part harmonies, crisp musicianship, and their warm, engaging stage presence. The band consists of...more

    Bill Staines

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

    September 5, 2014

    "Any new song that can live comfortably beside the well-worn songs of folk tradition has a good chance of surviving the test of time. Such, we believe, are the songs of Bill Staines" --...more

    Cantrip

    Presented by Rockport Music

    September 5, 2014

     A trio injecting a youthful energy and flair to Scottish traditional music, Cantrip has quickly become one of the most admired Celtic acts working today. Expertly balancing tradition and...more

    Highfield Hall: Skylark A capella Group Presents The Best of Britain

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

    September 5, 2014

    Skylark, a professional chamber choir of over 15 vocalists based in Atlanta, will celebrate choral music of the early 20th century from the UK's greatest composers including classics like...more

    Jim Kweskin at David Friend Recital Hall

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at David Friend Recital Hall

    September 5, 2014

    Jim Kweskin created one of the bedrock guitar styles of the folk revival, adapting the ragtime-blues fingerpicking of artists like Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Boy Fuller to the more complex...more

    Drummers' Call

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

    September 6, 2014

    A fife-and-drum corps from around the country will assemble at Old Sturbridge Village on September 6. Watch and listen as this talented group demonstrates their unique set of skills, and learn...more

    Philippe Crettien

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

    September 6, 2014

    Philippe R. Crettien is chairman of the jazz department at the Rivers School Conservatory in Weston, MA, leading instrumental instruction, saxophone, Jazz Orchestra, and other ensembles. He has a...more

    Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 6, 2014

    Laura Cortese has a vision for her band's sound: bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and...more

    Calliope to Present Images of Fate

    Presented by Calliope Inc. at First Church in Boston

    September 6, 2014

    Images of Fate, conducted by Calliope's assistant conductor Jacques Dupuis, is planned to include Bruckner's Te Deum, Beethoven's Elegischer Gesang, Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical...more

    Sharon Isbin

    Presented by Rockport Music

    September 6, 2014

    One of the most acclaimed classical guitarists in the world, Sharon Isbin has made an enormous musical impact. Her fearlessness and curiosity have both expanded the range of classical music and...more

    Celebrate Fruitlands 100!

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

    September 6, 2014

    Come celebrate Fruitland's centennial year and the opening of our anniversary exhibition 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum. This free event will be fun for the whole...more

    Jan Luby, Bernice Lewis, Honor Finnegan In Concert

    Presented by The Center for Arts at the Armory at Center for the Arts at The Armory

    September 6, 2014

    Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents Rhode Island singer-songwriter Jan Luby, Williamstown singer-songwriter Bernice Lewis and New York singer-songwriter Honor Finnegan. The...more

    Serenade

    Presented by A Far Cry at St. John's Church, JP

    September 6, 2014

    The Criers launch the concert season by taking a good multi-dimensional look at one of our most beloved string orchestra works – the Tchaikovsky Serenade! We begin with a nocturnal...more

    CCM Fall Open House

    Presented by Concord Conservatory of Music at Concord Conservatory of Music

    September 6, 2014

    Come to The Concord Conservatory of Music on Saturday, September 6th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, and experience the music! Feel what it’s like to play the violin, cello, and other instruments at...more

    Blue Hat, Yeah!

    Presented by notloB Music

    September 6, 2014

    Blue Hat, Yeah! is a new band on the forefront of the New England bluegrass and progressive acoustic music scene. Their blend of traditional bluegrass and original instrumentals...more

    Cambridge Carnival International

    Presented by Cambridge Carnival International, Inc. at Kendall Square

    September 7, 2014

    The largest Cambridge festival is undertaking it´s 22nd year. It´s a colorful and festive celebretion rooted in African and Caribbean traditions, with thousands of...more

    Loves It

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 7, 2014

    Born in Austin, Texas in 2010, Loves It is the duo comprised of songwriters of Vaughn Walters and Jenny Parrott that has already played hundreds of shows in the US, Europe and Asia in that short...more

    Opera at the Theatre: DON CARLO

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    September 7, 2014

    For the 2013 Salzburg Festival, Peter Stein and Antonio Pappano are working with the original version of the opera – albeit in Italian and minus the ballet. 

    By retaining this...more

    Dance into Being with Tantric Shamanism

    Presented by Sylvia Brallier and Dance Complex at Dance Complex

    September 5 - September 7, 2014

    Join us for an exciting weekend of deep play, healing and spiritual awakening through dance, rhythm, breath and song featuring the work of Sylvia Brallier & Saffire Bouchelion!

    Fri....more

    MFA Community Day: Celebrating 20 Years of Director Malcolm Rogers

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts Boston

    September 7, 2014

    Join us as we celebrate twenty years of Malcolm Rogers as the MFA's Ann and Graham Gund Director, with a free day of fun and activities for the community.


    Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Brighton Music Hall

    September 7, 2014

    Seun Kuti carries on the musical tradition of his iconic father, Fela Kuti, while expanding the mix to include his own high-energy, danceable Afrobeat/jazz/funk fusion. With the same energetic and...more

    BCMFest Celtic Session

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 8, 2014

    BCMFest (Boston's Celtic Music Fest) Session events are held the second Monday of every month at Club Passim to spotlight local Celtic musicians and singers. CMFest showcases Greater...more

    Audition for the NEW Concord Youth Chorus Project

    Presented by Concord Conservatory of Music at Concord Conservatory of Music

    September 9, 2014

    Love to sing? Want to improve your singing voice, learn how to harmonize, and gain performance experience? Join us! No prior singing experience required. Placement Auditions will take place on...more

    Boston Choral Ensemble - Open Rehearsal

    Presented by Boston Choral Ensemble

    September 2 - September 9, 2014

    Come sing with the Boston Choral Ensemble (music provided) before auditioning for the 2014-2015 season! Open Rehearsals: September 2 and 9 at Old South Church in Copley Square...more

    Sidemen Rising: Dinty Child and Zachariah Hickman

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    September 10, 2014

    The restless multi-instrumentalist, Dinty Child, has brought his incredible range of sounds to live shows and recordings with artists from Laurie Sargent to Chandler Travis. He fronts his own...more

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