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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

    Marshall Crenshaw

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 9, 2015

    A guitar pop craftsman of the highest order, Marshall Crenshaw has been churning out ridiculously catchy rock and roll tunes since the early 80s. Hits like “Someday, Someway” and “Cynical...more

    The Kingston Trio

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

    October 9, 2015

    In 1957 America was ready for a new style of music. The music that Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds, and Dave Guard created took dormant folk music and gave it a comic twist. The music was rooted in...more

    Tarbox Ramblers

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

    October 9, 2015

    Taking listeners to a place where Appalachian music, ancient blues and gospel come together in powerful, unexpected combinations, The Tarbox Ramblers are left-field traditionalists whose...more

    Becca Stevens

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

    October 9, 2015

    Becca Stevens' band expands and blurs the boundaries of folk, jazz, and pop while engaging the listener through keen poetic observation, rich musical language, and beguiling singing. Stevens has...more

    The Boston Conservatory Chamber Series

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    October 9, 2015

    An evening of chamber music featuring Philipp Staeudlin (saxophone), Andrew Mark (cello), Janice Weber (piano), Katie Lansdale (violin), Michael Norsworthy (clarinet), Markus Placci (violin),...more

    Josh Rouse / Christa Gniadek

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

    October 9, 2015

    Josh Rouse is an American folk/roots/pop singer-songwriter. Originally from Nebraska, Rouse started writing songs at age 18 and began his recording career in Nashville, Tennessee in 1998....more

    Choral Classics with Joseph Flummerfelt

    Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    October 10, 2015

    Cantata Singers’ 52nd season commences with a program led by world-renowned choral conductor Joseph Flummerfelt. Hear choral favorites such as Brahms’ charming Liebeslieder...more

    Hey Nineteen “An Evening of Steely Dan" & Don Campbell “An Evening of Dan Fogelberg”

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    October 10, 2015

    Two of the best tribute bands in concert representing two of the biggest international performers in American music history.

    Hey Nineteen is the Nation’s top Steely Dan tribute band! An...more

    Currier, Beethoven and Brahms featuring pianist Paul Lewis

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Boston

    October 8 - October 10, 2015

    The Grawemeyer Award-winning American composer Sebastian Currier's Divisions was co-commissioned by the BSO with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and the National Orchestra of Belgium to...more

    Cheryl Wheeler

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

    October 10, 2015

    You may not be familiar with Cheryl, but you have probably heard her music. Chery's songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Kenny Loggins, Garth Brooks, Suzy Boggus, Bette Midler, and...more

    Dr. Dog

    Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA, North Adams

    October 10, 2015

    With humble origins as a lo-fi recording project from Philly, Dr. Dog has blossomed into today’s great ambassadors of psychedelic music. The band’s seven studio records careen between blissful...more

    Invisible Cities in Performance

    Presented by The Trident Live Arts Series and Trident Gallery

    October 10, 2015

    The Trident Live Art Series is pleased to present Invisible Cities in Performance, an exploration of Italo Calvino's novel Invisible Cites involving spoken text, music,...more

    Badfinger featuring Joey Molland

    Presented by gimmeLIVE at Larcom Theatre, Beverly

    October 10, 2015

    gimmeLIVE brings the British Invasion rock stars, Badfinger, to Beverly for one night only. Hand picked by The Beatles, Badfinger was the first group signed to the Beatles' label Apple Records in...more

    Emma Beaton & Nic Gareiss

    Presented by notloB Music at Gregorian Rugs, Newton Lower Falls

    October 10, 2015

    notloB's Fall season continues at Gregorian Oriental Rugs' beautiful stone, brick and wood mill building overlooking the Charles River with old friends Emma Beaton and Nic Gareiss.

    Crossroads Presents: Tyler Ward

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

    October 10, 2015

    Tyler Ward has become a well-known artist in part through his use of social media, posting a mix of covers and originals on YouTube. Ward has successfully completed four worldwide tours as...more

    Aeolus Quartet­—A Family Concert

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    October 10, 2015

    Rockport Music and the Cape Ann Museum invite you to fill your morning with music!

    A live performance at the Cape Ann Museum featuring the exciting, young Aeolus String Quartet....more

    Opera with the Tsars

    Presented by Commonwealth Lyric Theater

    October 10, 2015

    Opera with the TsarsA Royal Evening, featuring Tsars, Tsaritsas, Kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses from the world operatic literature, highlighting the works of the...more

    Vinkensport, or the Finch Opera

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210, Boston

    October 9 - October 11, 2015

    Vinkensport, or The Finch Opera plays off of a Belgian folk competition focused on who owns the most melodious bird in the town. What seems to be a rather simple competition...more

    Echoes of Celestial Song

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

    October 10 - October 11, 2015

    We open our 18th season with three very special programs exploring the influence of J. S. Bach and Baroque music on subsequent generations of composers. Shostakovich shapes his Quintet like a...more

    Emmanuel Music: Bach Cantata BWV 95, “Christus, der ist mein Leben”

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

    October 11, 2015

    Ryan Turner conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music

    Sunday, October 11, 2015 at the 10 am Service at Emmanuel Church.Free and open to the public.

    Sunday at Tufts-Community Concert Series -- Sarita Uranovsky and Hisako Hiratsuka

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Granoff Music Center, Somerville

    October 11, 2015

    Join performance faculty members Sarita Uranovsky, violin, and Hisako Hiratsuka, piano, for an afternoon of music to include Debussy’s "Violin Sonata in G minor" and Ravel’s "Tzigane"....more

    HONK! Festival 2015

    Presented by HONK! Festival and Somerville Arts Council at Davis Square, Somerville

    October 9 - October 11, 2015

    A wide variety of events scheduled in Somerville, Cambridge, & Boston.

    Special attention must be paid to milestone birthdays. The HONK! Festival's 10th Annual Festival of...more

    The 10th Annual Cultural Survival Bazaar in Amherst

    Presented by Cultural Survival

    October 10 - October 12, 2015

    A Festival of Indigenous Art, Music, & Cultures from Around the World. 

    We feature Indigenous artists, performers, and handmade products benefiting the livelihoods of artists,...more

    WAR & The Family Stone

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    October 13, 2015

    WAR is the quintessential Los Angeles street band, first discovered by producer/writer Jerry Goldstein in a North Hollywood club. Eric Burdon and WAR burst onto the charts with the classic...more

    Piano Works by Alexander Scriabin - A 100th Anniversary Concert

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

    October 13, 2015

    Matthew Bengtson, piano. Sponsored by the Boston College Music Department.

    The Spinners

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    October 14, 2015

    Sophisticated up-tempo R&B with precision choreography defines a Spinners show. With over 60 million records sold in their illustrious career, the mighty Spinners have performed for...more

    Jeff LeBlanc / Hayley Sabella

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

    October 14, 2015

    Native New Yorker Jeff LeBlanc’s new album, Vision, looks to distinguish him from a crowded field of singer-songwriters. A mix of R&B and soul, the record elevates his signature...more

    Ancient Mesopotamian Music

    Presented by Harvard Semitic Museum at Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge

    October 14, 2015

    Richard Dumbrill, Professor Emeritus, Institute of Musical Research, School of Advanced Studies, University of London

    Irving Finkel, Assistant Keeper, The British...more

    Titus Andronicus

    Presented by Fenway Recordings at Brighton Music Hall, Boston

    October 15, 2015

    As part of the Fenway Recordings Sessions, Titus Andronicus will be performing at the Brighton Music Hall.

    Irish Dance and Céilí, directed by Kieran Jordan

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

    October 15, 2015

    Dances will be taught by Kieran Jordan, a renowned dance performer and teacher as well as a member of the Boston College faculty. Dancers of all ages are welcome to join in, and no prior...more

    Music of Johannes Ockeghem, featuring Missa L’homme armé

    Presented by Boston College

    October 15, 2015

    Featuring the Blue Heron Choir, with Scott Metcalfe as director.


    This event is sponsored by the Boston College Music Department and the Jesuit Community. 


    Presented by Equilibrium Concert Series at Cambridge YMCA Theatre, Cambridge

    October 15, 2015

    Equilibrium Concert Series presents Late, its first Equilibrium Ensemble program of the season. This concert features Peter Van Zandt Lane’s Chamber Symphony, the first of three pieces by...more

    Crossroads Presents: Fiction Plane

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

    October 15, 2015

    Fiction Plane, an alternative/indie-rock band formed in London, engages listeners with their gritty vocals and melodic guitar lines. The band, which includes lead vocalist/guitar/bassist Joe...more

    Longy Conservatory Orchestra

    Presented by Longy School of Music of Bard College at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    October 15, 2015

    The Longy Conservatory Orchestra and Sistema Side by Side Orchestra make their 2015-2016 season debut under the baton of conductor Jorge Soto. 

    Longy Conservatory Orchestra...more

    Carlos Averhoff, Jr. & iRESI Cuban Influenced Jazz In our Jazz Club

    Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge

    October 15, 2015

    Carlos Averhoff Jr is a Cuban tenor saxophonist, composer and educator. 

    Carlos brings the music of his debut album iRESI to Multicultural Arts Center! He will showcase original...more

    Livingston Taylor

    Presented by Spectacle Management at Cary Memorial Hall, Lexington

    October 16, 2015

    Cary Hall’s 2015-2016 Season opens with Boston native Livingston Taylor, whose well crafted, introspective, and original songs such as “I Will Be in Love with You” “First Time Love,” and...more

    Mozart’s “Gran Partita”

    Presented by Grand Harmonie

    October 16, 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

    Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff featuring mezzo-soprano Nadezhda Serdyuk

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Boston

    October 6 - October 16, 2015

    Andris Nelsons leads two very different Russian works written within a year of one another. He and the BSO are joined by Moscow-born mezzo-soprano Nadezhda Serdyuk for Sergei Prokofiev's...more

    Jazz at the Cabaret Room

    Presented by Boston College Bands

    October 16, 2015

    BC bOp!, Boston College's premiere instrumental and vocal jazz ensemble lights up the night with jazz standards and contemporary favorites.

    Kallet, Epstein and Cicone

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

    October 16, 2015

    Cindy Kallet, Ellen Epstein and Michael Cicone have had the pleasure of performing together in concerts, coffeehouses, and festivals throughout New England for over 30 years. Their close harmonies...more

    The Garcia Project

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

    October 16, 2015

    Melvin Seals and Shirley Starks to join The Garcia Project for a special night! The Garcia Project will perform two complete sets from two different eras! This show will sell...more

    Gessner-Shocken Concert: Ann Moss, Soprano

    Presented by Longy School of Music of Bard College at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Cambridge

    October 16, 2015

    Ann Moss, soprano (MM '02), Steven Bailey, piano, and Justin Ouellet, viola (UD '15)

    Join us as we welcome soprano Ann Moss, a Longy alumna (MM Vocal Performance, '02) and...more

    Fenway Sessions: Joywave

    Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall, Boston

    October 16, 2015

    Come see indie rockers Joywave at Brighton Music Hall. 

    Presented by Fenway Sessions. There may or may not be Snapchats, crazy outfits, and vigorous jumping. ...more

    Scottish Fiddle Concert and Barn Dance for the Family

    Presented by Cairn Hill, An Educational Collaborative

    October 16, 2015

    Celebrate autumn with entertainment and dancing in Concord's historic Scout House!

    We invite the whole family to a delightful evening of fiddling music and dancing...more

    Concert:-The BluesRockers with The Griffins-opener Beneficiary: The Belmont Food Collaborative

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

    October 16, 2015

    Greater Boston’s Original All-Benefit Coffeehouse, Celebrating the completion of our 30th year. The main act is The BluesRockers playing a diverse set of Blues, New Orleans funk, country and jam...more

    Solamente Naturali

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    October 16, 2015

    Musica Globus: 17th- and 18th-century Folk and Dance Music from Middle Europe

    A favorite of audiences and critics alike for their appearances at our biennial...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

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