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Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
February 3, 8pm
NEC's Jordan Hall
  The woodwind and French horn section chairs of one of the world’s great orchestras come together to exemplify clarity, unity, and expressiveness. They’ll perform works by Mozart, Ligeti, Carl Nielsen, and the Boston premiere of a new piece by Kalevi Aho, composed in 2015 for the Quintet. More info.

  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet

Susanna Phillips, soprano
February 4, 8pm
NEC's Jordan Hall
  Celebrity Series audiences will remember her stunning Debut Series performance in 2013 with tenor Joseph Kaiser. We are delighted to present Ms. Phillips for her first Celebrity Series of Boston solo recital. More info.

  Susanna Phillips

Budapest Festival Orchestra
Ivan Fischer, conductor
Richard Goode, piano soloist
All-Beethoven program

February 12, 3pm
Symphony Hall
  Enjoy this magnificent orchestra with conductor Ivan Fischer and renowned master pianist Richard Goode when they bring their special all-Beethoven project to Symphony Hall. More info.


Philharmonia Quartett Berlin
March 3, 8pm
NEC's Jordan Hall

  Don’t miss one of the world's premier string quartets with 20-plus years of international concerts and a large and diverse discography. More info.


Vijay Iyer Sextet
Vijay Iyer, piano; Graham Haynes, trumpet; Mark Shim, tenor saxophone; Steve Lehman, alto saxophone; Stephan Crump, bass; Justin Brown, drums

March 9, 8pm
Sanders Theatre
  DownBeat Magazine’s 2015 Artist of the Year and a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, this remarkable, continually exploring artist has more than justified the avalanche of praise heaped on him in recent years. More info.


Che Malambo
March 31, 7:30pm
April 1, 8pm
Shubert Theatre
  Great for the entire family, the Argentinian company Che Malambo presents a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle that celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho. More info.

  Che Malambo

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Buddy Rich Centennial: Celebrating the Jazz Drum

April 9, 5pm
Symphony Hall
  Ali Jackson will propel the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in a virtuosic display of big band drums and rhythm, capped off with the Boston premiere of Jackson’s  Rhythm Concerto, an extended piece written in the innovative spirit of drum greats like Rich. More info.




Roomful of Teeth
with A Far Cry

April 13, 8pm
Sanders Theatre

The Grammy-winning vocal project, Roomful of Teeth, is joined by Boston’s own 17-piece collective, A Far Cry, in an innovative and exciting program featuring selections from Ted Hearne’s Law of Mosaics and Coloring Book, and Caroline Shaw’s arrangement of Josquin’s La déploration de la mort de Johannes Ockeghem and Music In Common Time. More info.


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
April 27, 7:30pm
April 28, 8pm
April 29, 8pm
Wang Theatre

They’re one of the great treasures of American culture, and the return of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is always a highlight of our season. The company shines in new works and classics alike, and always delivers an unforgettable performance. More info.


Natalie Dessay, soprano
April 29, 8pm
NEC's Jordan Hall

Natalie Dessay explores “Portraits of Women” through lieder by Schubert and Mendelssohn, arias by Mozart and Gounod, and more. Don’t miss the long-awaited follow up to her sold-out 2014 Series debut! More info.


Marc-André Hamelin, piano
May 5, 8pm
NEC’s Jordan Hall
  Marc-André Hamelin is among the elite pianists in the world for his unrivaled blend of musicianship and virtuosity in the great works of the established repertoire, as well as for his intrepid exploration of the neglected music of the 19th and 20th centuries. More info.


Chris Potter, tenor saxophone; Dave Holland, bass; Kevin Lionel Loueke, guitar
Eric Harland, drums

May 6, 8pm
Sanders Theatre

  This band of leaders, a working band that plays together regularly, will deliver the kind of focused, musical mind reading that the very best improvisers can bring nightly. This will be an unforgettable night of great jazz.
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L.A. Dance Project
May 19, 7:30pm
Saturday, May 20, 8pm
Sunday, May 21, 3pm
Shubert Theatre

  Founded in 2012 by renowned choreographer and dancer Benjamin Millepied (former New York City Ballet Principal Dancer and Artistic Director of the Paris Opera Ballet), L.A. Dance Project has made an impact on the dance world with its contemporary approach to art and movement.
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