List of Events

  • September 15
    Ever since the death of diva Cesária Évora in 2011, fans have been waiting for another Cabo Verdean singer to carry on her powerful legacy. We may have found her in Lucibela, an expressive singer with a truly magnificent voice. She’ll be performing with her band. Subscription discounts are not... MORE »
  • September 19
    Conversation moderated by Haden Guest, Director of the Harvard Film Archive. See KOYAANISQATSI LIVE! Life out of Balance performed by Philip Glass & the Philip Glass Ensemble on SEP 20 at the Orpheum Theatre. Get tickets now! Presented in association with 
  • September 19
    The High Kings, one of today’s most popular Irish folk bands, showcases the incredible versatility and multi-instrumentalist skills of Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, and Darren Holden, who bring a rousing and reflective approach to new songs and old favorites. You might also like KOYAANISQATSI LIVE... MORE »
  • September 20
    A sensational live band, Tinariwen electrifies traditional Tuareg melodies with edgy blues, rock, Berber, and Arabic influences, producing a gritty, hypnotic sound. Lonnie Holley will open. Subscription discounts are not available for this concert.Presented in association with  You might also like... MORE »
  • September 20
    A prophetic and apocalyptic vision of the collision of urban life, technology, and the environment, KOYAANISQATSI LIVE! Life out of Balance is a brilliant performance experience with Glass and his ensemble playing live on stage to Godfrey Reggio’s cinematic classic. “Reggio's images haunt the... MORE »
  • September 24
    Award-winning musician Yuval Ron and his ecstatic ensemble perform Unity of the Heart, an exhilarating evening of music from East and West, sacred and secular. The quartet features musician, composer, producer, and peace activist Yuval Ron on oud and backing vocals, the great Arabic vocalist Najwa... MORE »
  • September 30
    Born out of a late-night jam session at the American University of Beirut, Mashrou' Leila's name roughly translates to "Overnight Project." The first Middle Eastern artists to make the cover of Rolling Stone, they have challenged the status quo of the Middle Eastern pop industry with rousing,... MORE »
  • October 01
    Paris-based electro swing band Caravan Palace delivers a rip-roaring party bursting with hedonistic house and vintage sounds to euphoric effect. Subscription discounts are not available for this concert.  Presented in association with  You might also like Tinariwen and CRASHFEST A Global Music... MORE »
  • October 03
    Grammy-winning Rhiannon Giddens and Italian pianist and percussionist Francesco Turrisi embark on a musical voyage of discovery from Africa and the Middle East to Europe and the Americas. The duo discovered a shared creative ground after their paths crossed a few years back. Her 19th century... MORE »
  • October 11 - October 13
    At its core, tango is an elegant form of communication. Two dancers embrace and harness opposing energies to move as one. The Fernanda Ghi Dance Company (FGDC) fuses Argentine tango with other styles of dance to present the Boston premiere of Black + White, a theatrical dance performance that... MORE »
  • October 15
    From the independent republic of Tuva, bordering Mongolia, Huun Huur Tu performs an ear-twisting vocal technique called khӧӧmei. In this style, a single vocalist produces two or three notes simultaneously, often a low drone along with a high-pitched whistle. Accompanied by traditional instruments,... MORE »
  • Produced by 10-time Latin Grammy winner Javier Limón, The Paco de Lucía Project reassembles the band that toured with the legendary flamenco guitarist for the last 10 years of his illustrious career, including Antonio Sánchez on guitar, David de Jacoba on vocals, Alain Pérez on bass, Piraña on... MORE »
  • October 20
    Cuban singer and percussionist Pedrito Martinez and his band go beyond the traditional form, drawing on complex rhythms, jazz, and pop. Subscription discounts are not available for this concert.Presented in association with  You might also like Seu Jorge or Omar Sosa & Yilian Cañizares.
  • October 23
    From the Venezuelan island of Margarita, Nella draws from Venezuelan folk and the music of Spain’s Andalusian region to create her own contemporary, soulful songs. A Berklee College of Music graduate, she was recently featured in Todos lo saben (Everybody Knows), a film by Oscar-winning director ... MORE »
  • October 25 - October 26
    Internationally renowned Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal presents the Boston premiere of Dance Me, an exclusive creation inspired by the rich and profound work of Montréal-based poet, artist, and songwriter Leonard Cohen. Approved by Cohen during his lifetime and under the artistic direction of Louis... MORE »
  • October 26 - October 27
    Pink Martini is turning 25 and invites fans to come celebrate the milestone on its Silver Jubilee tour this fall! Led by the gorgeous vocals of China Forbes, Portland’s “little orchestra” will be performing songs from throughout its nine studio album career. Drawing inspiration from music from all... MORE »
  • Blending Malian desert grooves with hard-driving guitar licks, Songhoy Blues brings an infectious energy to its electric live performances. 2019 sees the release of the group’s new album and expectations are high, for good reason. “Picture what would happen if Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin met Ali... MORE »
  • Brazilian singer-songwriter Seu Jorge is perhaps best known for singing poignant covers of David Bowie songs in Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. He will perform with a live orchestra to present new songs from his upcoming album along with old favorites.  You might also like... MORE »
  • One of the most talented and innovative fado singers of her generation, Carminho sings with an outstanding, heartfelt voice that Songlines magazine describes as “beautifully translucent and stunning in its emotional charge.” She draws inspiration from fado legends Lucília do Carmo, Fernando... MORE »
  • November 15 - November 17
    Los Angeles‒based BODYTRAFFIC is internationally recognized for its high-caliber work, blending contemporary, jazz, and ballet. Founded in 2007 by Lillian Rose Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett, the company performs a wide range of provocative dance commissioned from today’s most dynamic... MORE »
  • November 17
    Raised in Havana, Daymé Arocena effortlessly blends jazz with contemporary R&B influences, traditional Santerian chant, and Afro-Cuban rhythmic complexity. Her passion for the musical traditions of her Cuban homeland is boundless, “reigniting the Cuban soundtrack wherever she plays.” (NPR)... MORE »
  • December 13 - December 15
    Under the co–artistic direction of Jessie Jeanne Stinnett and award-winning Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili, Boston Dance Theater (BDT) is a Boston-based contemporary dance company committed to presenting relevant works by acclaimed choreographers. BDT showcases the talents of Boston-based... MORE »
  • Groundbreaking Montréal-based company RUBBERBAND brings together contemporary dance composition and West Coast hip-hop like none other. Choreographer Victor Quijada, who was a b-boy in Los Angeles before signing on with Twyla Tharp and later Les Grands Ballets Canandiens de Montréal, creates an... MORE »
  • Suitcase Stories® features foreign- and US-born residents sharing powerful and inspiring stories of refugee and immigrant life. Featured nationally on PBS, Suitcase Stories exposes the complexity of immigrant experiences through personal narrative. Part of the proceeds support critical programming... MORE »
  • Yamato’s new show, Jhonetsu (Passion), is a thrilling, high-energy interpretation of the centuries-old Japanese taiko tradition. With virtuosity, strength, spirit, and sheer endurance, Yamato displays its breathtaking performance on more than 20 drums as well as with bronze cymbals, vocals, and... MORE »
  • Philadanco! is celebrated for its innovation, creativity, and preservation of predominantly African-American traditions in dance. Founded in 1970 in Philadelphia by Joan Myers Brown, Philadanco! is recognized worldwide for its artistic integrity, superbly trained dancers, and electrifying... MORE »
  • February 02
    With the power of gospel and the precision of Broadway, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is the undisputed king of mbube, South African a cappella singing. The multi-Grammy-winning group came together in the early 1960s and continues to thrill audiences around the world with its strong, proud melodies... MORE »
  • Founded in 1985 by artistic director David Parsons and Tony Award‒winning lighting designer Howell Binkley, the New York City‒based company is known around the world for choreography and dancers bursting with unstoppable energy. “Relentlessly high energy . . . this is a ‘dance your heart out’ (at... MORE »
  • A timeless voice and improvisational soul-jazz prowess mark Dianne Reeves as one of the world’s preeminent vocalists. She has received five Grammys for Best Jazz Vocal Album, was awarded an honorary doctorate of music from Juilliard, and was recently named a 2018 National Endowment for the Arts... MORE »
  • Celebrating music without borders, CRASHFEST transforms the House of Blues into an indoor global music festival. With more than ten bands playing on three stages, CRASHFEST features an expansive dance floor and seated balcony overlooking the main stage, and additional stages in the... MORE »
  • Regarded by many as the world's finest traditional Irish band, Altan is renowned for its heartwarming, dynamic live performances that range from touching ballads to hard-hitting reels and jigs. Throughout its career Altan has shown an unwavering commitment to the beauty of traditional music,... MORE »
  • Pianist Omar Sosa and violinist-vocalist Yilian Cañizares draw on their Afro-Cuban roots, along with Western classical music and jazz, to perform beautiful and personal music from their recent album Aguas. The recording is dedicated to water and especially to Oshun, the Goddess of Love and Mistress... MORE »
  • An exceptional contemporary company from Cuba, Malpaso Dance Company is committed to working with top international choreographers while also nurturing new voices in Cuban choreography. Passionate, fluidly athletic dancers perform Indomitable Waltz by Aszure Barton; Carrying Floor, a solo danced... MORE »
  • Terry Riley turns 85 on June 24, 2020, and celebratory performances have already begun. This larger-than-life character created an unconventional minimalist musical style that inspired many: Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Brian Eno, John Cale, Pete Townshend, and many more. Terry Riley: Live at 85!... MORE »
  • Acclaimed co‒musical directors Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone) and Terri Lyne Carrington (drums) celebrate one of the most innovative and influential artists in modern musical history. Joined by a superb lineup including Charenée Wade (vocals), Adam O’Farrill (trumpet), Kris Davis (piano),... MORE »
  • Over the last two decades, pianist Brad Mehldau has forged his own path, embodying the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism, and pop allure. With an inspired range of expression and intensity, he has transformed the paradigm of jazz and classical performance. He will perform a solo... MORE »
  • World-famous tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, renowned violinist Kala Ramnath, and master veena player Jayanthi Kumaresh perform a brilliant evening of traditional Indian classical music.
  • Known for his “artful and mesmerizing” (Dance Magazine) take on hip-hop and breaking, Raphael Xavier takes this movement vocabulary to uncharted territory with a transcendent mix of poetry, precision, and spontaneity. His new work, Sassafrazz: Roots to Mastery, explores the three stages of Break... MORE »