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Ana Moura

Ana Moura
Friday, November 7
8:00 p.m.
$28/orchestra (reg. $32).
Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 9

Exquisite vocalist Ana Moura possesses a sound unlike any other in fado. Her voice trolls freely though the Portuguese tradition, flirting elegantly with pop and broadening the soul-baring genre with stunning results. The BBC raves, "her melancholic intimacy dominates the moment it sashays out of the speakers . . . setting a mood of mesmerizing sorrow." Examiner.com called Moura’s voice "made for melodrama . . . aesthetically thrilling and emotionally heartbreaking."


Beethoven

Beethoven Symphony No. 5 (BSO)
Saturday, September 20
8:00 p.m.
$52/1st Balcony
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by August 21

Marcelo Lehninger conducts Mozart, Villa-Lobos and Beethoven. Program includes Mozart Sinfonia concertante in E-flat for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn, K.297b; Villa-Lobos Bachianas brasileiras No. 5, for soprano and cellos; and Beethoven Symphony No. 5.


Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group Discounted tickets
$64 (reg. $79) - save $14/ticket
Charles Playhouse, Boston, MA
Box Office now closes at 8:30pm on Saturday
Note: Tickets are not valid for any shows
Thanksgiving or Christmas week
(Nov. 29-30 & Dec. 26-Jan. 1).

Currently Featuring New Material! Kinetic, electric, surprising, sensational...Blue Man Group is a multi-media, multi-sensory theatrical journey that features three bald and blue characters backed by a three-piece band, that take the audience through an experience that is funny, intelligent, and visually stunning - what a ride!

"An absolutely ecstatic experience" (USA Today). Generic discounted tickets are valid for any Blue Man performance, with the exception of Friday @ 7pm; Saturday @ 4pm; and Saturday @ 7pm; and select holiday weeks and weekends. Tickets do not expire. Children under the age of 5 are not admitted. Call the Blue Man Group box office in advance to check on ticket availability. Tickets must be redeemed at the Blue Man box office for specific show dates/times. Tickets cannot be reserved over the telephone or held at the box office.


Reeves

Dianne Reeves (Jazz Vocalist)
Saturday, October 18
8:00pm
$32 (reg. $37)
Berklee Performace Center, Boston, MA Purchase by September 18

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 proudly carried the torch kindled by Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. Steeped in tradition, her rhythmic virtuosity and improvisational ease are breathtaking.


Diego

Diego El Cigala
Friday, November 14
8:00pm
$32/orchestra, (reg. $37)
Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 10

Three-time Grammy Award winner Diego el Cigala is quite simply the most exciting and innovative flamenco singer in the world today. His earthy, exultant, and richly emotive voice marks him as one of the greatest singers of our time.


King Lear

King Lear
Saturday, October 18
8:00 p.m.
$42/Mezzanine seating (reg. $49)
Emerson/Paramount Center Mainstage, Boston, MA
Purchase by September 18

Shakespeare's Globe returns to Arts Emerson after their well received Hamlet with a striking production of King Lear. Joseph Marcell (celebrated classical actor also known for his role as Geoffrey in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air") gives a commanding performance as Lear, a king suspicious of his daughters' loyalty after he has divided his realm among them. With an ensemble of eight actors creating all the characters and music, this production reinvigorates this classic story with extraordinary theatricality.


Itzhak Perlman

Itzhak Perlman
Sunday, November 23
3:00 p.m.
$71/1st balcony (reg. $75)
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 23

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 can afford to miss. "Perlman … played … with perfect control and minimal bow, not wasting any unnecessary energy, but creating exquisite renderings, one after another…" (The Seattle Times).


The Little Prince

The Little Prince
Sunday, November 30
2:00 p.m.
$51/premium seating/center (reg. $60)
New Repertory Theatre, Watertown, MA
Purchase by October 30

An imaginative new take on the beloved novella, The Little Prince tells the story of a world-weary aviator and a mysterious, regal little boy who help each other discover rare and unique insights into love, loss, and laughter. Filled with enchanting music and heartfelt lyrics, it has been touted by critics around the country for its appeal to all ages. This classic parable reminds us that "what is essential is invisible to the eye" and that all grown-ups were once children.


The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute
Sun., October 26
2:00 p.m.
$49/mezzanine (reg. $55)
Emerson/Cutler Majestic, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 9

South Africa's Award-winning Isango Ensemble gloriously bursts on the scene with The Magic Flute, Mozart's classic opera, completely reimagined, transformed and transported. The enchanting story tells of a man's quest to rescue his wrongly captured love, and the trials they must endure to be together. Drawing its artists mostly from the townships surrounding Cape Town, this energetic ensemble has travelled all over the world, and with the help of some magical musical instruments, they are able to bring an old story new joy and pleasure.


Mary Black

Mary Black
Saturday, November 8
8:00 p.m.
$32/Balcony (reg. $37)
Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 9

Performing for more than 25 years and retiring after this farewell tour, Mary Black has long been considered one of the finest female vocalists in the Celtic world. An unparalleled interpretive singer with a beautiful, dynamic voice, she draws on her traditional Irish folk and ballad background to create music that soars with a contemporary edge. Her daughter Róisín O will open.


Motown

Motown: The Musical
Sunday, February 8, 2015
6:30 p.m.
$72.50/orchestra seating
Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Purchase by December 12

It began as one man's story… became everyone's music… and is now Broadway's musical. Motown the Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience it live on stage in the record-breaking smash hit Motown the Musical!


Preservation Hall

New Orleans Legends: Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint
Sunday, October 26
7:30pm
$42/orchestra (reg. $48)
Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA
Pick up tickets by September 26

Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint join forces for an evening of legendary music making. With current director Ben Jaffe, Preservation Hall Jazz Band brings the spirit of New Orleans jazz to glorious life, as it has for more than 50 years. New Orleans icon Allen Toussaint has also been making music for over five decades and has written dozens of hits, including "Southern Nights," "Working in the Coal Mine," and "Whipped Cream."


Nutcracker

The Nutcracker (Boston Ballet)
Saturday, November 29
7:30 p.m.
$83/Orchestra (reg. $108)
Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 30

A dazzling holiday tradition for the entire family! This critically-acclaimed production debuted in 2012, and has been called "the most magical version of The Nutcracker." See it again or for the first time, and be swept away in a winter wonderland. Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Peter and the Wolf

Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf (Family Concert with the BSO),
Saturday, November 8
12:00 noon
$22/2nd Balcony ages 18+, Children under 18 free (must register when ordering adult tickets)
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 9

BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall. Program includes Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.


Pink Martini

Pink Martini
Sunday, September 28
7:30 p.m.
$51/mid-price seating (reg. $58).
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by August 28

Influenced by Latin music, jazz, cabaret, cinema scores and more, Pink Martini brings melodies and rhythms from different parts of the world together to create a fabulously eclectic, modern sound. The 12-piece award-winning band is led by Thomas M. Lauderdale and features an illustrious roster of regular guest artists, including, in the past, NPR correspondent Ari Shapiro and many others


Cash

Roseanne Cash: The River & the Thread
Thursday, November 13
8:00pm
$52 (reg. $55)
Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA
Purchase by October 10

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 place of her birth and the home of her ancestors. "The soul and richness of the people and the music of the south resonates in a particular way for all of us. It's a deep connection" (Rosanne Cash). "… Ms. Cash has a voice both dark and sweet, with a gentle but reliable vibrato, and she knows how to convey the quiet sting of heartache" (The New York Times).


Solas

Solas (Celtic Band)
Saturday, September 20
8:00pm
$25 reserved seating (reg. $28)
Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA
Purchase by August 21

One of the most popular, influential, and exciting Celtic bands, Solas presents Shamrock City, a multimedia show of original music with remarkable photos and tales from turn-of-the-century copper boomtown Butte, MT. Inspired by a family story of immigration, mining, and , Solas and bandleader Seamus Egan take you on the unforgettable journey of his great-great-uncle Michael Conway's life in Ireland and mysterious death in America. Solas will present Shamrock City for the first half of the program, followed by an additional set of Solas favorites. "Solas populates their newly minted, wily western landscape with gamblers, drinkers, and women . . . a richly textured musical backdrop that could be a first cousin once removed of Springsteen’s The Seeger Sessions."—Siobhan Long, The Irish Times.


Swan Lake

Swan Lake
Saturday, November 1
7:30 p.m.
$94/Orchestra (reg. $108)
Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 2

This luscious romance follows the Swan Queen Odette and Prince Siegfried in their timeless tale of sorcery, deceit, and eternal love. This new production features choreography by Mikko Nissinen, after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, and stunning costumes and sets by award-winning designer Robert Perdziola (costume and set designer of the new Nutcracker). Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Spirit of America

The United States Army's "Spirit of America"
Saturday, September 13
7:30pm
Free!
TD Garden, Boston, MA
Pick up tickets by Sept. 12

See the history of the nation come to life through historical reenactments, musical entertainment and precision military drills with performances by more than 300 active duty Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" and much more. First come, first served.


Yo-Yo Ma (with BSO)
Saturday, November 22
8:00pm
$89/1st Balcony
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Purchase by October 23

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 for cello and orchestra, whose title suggests the symphonic nature of the score. Nelsons also leads the BSO's first world premiere and BSO commission of the season, a new work for chorus and orchestra by the conductor's Latvian compatriot Eriks Ešenvalds, who has secured a strong international reputation especially for his choral works. Opening the program is John Harbison's choral scherzo Koussevitzky Said:. Written for the 75th anniversary of Tanglewood and premiered there in 2012, this short piece sets words about music by the BSO's great former music director, Serge Koussevitzky. Setting Konstantin Balmont's Russian translation of Edgar Allan Poe's poem The Bells, Rachmaninoff's work for vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra is considered one of his highest achievements.



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