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The Celebrity Series Holiday Offer gives you an inside track to great gift ideas at great prices. Performances with the Celebrity Series are memorable and fun holiday gifts!
 
Holiday Offer for special holiday pricing.
Holiday Offer tickets are available through December 31!

Share your love of the performing arts with friends, family, neighbors, or anyone on your holiday gift list this year with discounted tickets to these fabulous performances:

   
 
 
DECEMBER 2017 (Back to top)    
 
    What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow
and NEC Chamber Orchestra, Mozart Symphony No. 40
Sunday, December 3
NEC’s Jordan Hall at 3pm

  Rob Kapilow and the NEC Chamber Orchestra will explore Mozart's Symphony No. 40, examining the elements of this essential and influential work, uncovering Mozart’s brilliant details and making you hear this great music with new ears.  
 
 
JANUARY 2018 (Back to top)    
 
    Tony Kushner and Sarah Vowell
The Lincoln Legacy
Saturday, January 20
Sanders Theatre at 8pm

  Award-winning playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner and bestselling author Sarah Vowell will examine the life’s work and legacy of Abraham Lincoln, the nation’s 16th president.   Holiday Offer Tickets
 
    Jeremy Denk, piano
Stefan Jackiw, violin

Complete Ives Violin Sonatas

Friday, January 26
NEC’s Jordan Hall at 8pm
 

Jeremy Denk and Stefan Jackiw play Charles Ives’ complete sonatas for violin and piano in a fresh, re-imagined format, with vocal group Hudson Shad performing the hymns and songs Ives drew from.

  Holiday Offer
 
    Grupo Corpo
January 26-28
Boch Center Shubert Theatre
 

Brazil’s Grupo Corpo, renowned for its stunning physicality, dynamic ability, and rich visual finesse, returns for the first time since 2013 with a program featuring two thrilling works by Rodrigo Pederneiras.

  Holiday Offer
Friday & Saturday Only
Use code: Holiday17
Boch Ctr tix fees apply
 
 
FEBRUARY 2018 (Back to top)    
 
    Compagnie Accrorap - Kader Attou
February 2-3
Boch Center Shubert Theatre

 

Compagnie Accrorap founder, creative director, and dancer Kader Attou is a leader in the French hip-hop dance movement. His evening-length work, The Roots, blends hip hop, circus, and contemporary dance into a compelling whole.

  Holiday Offer
Use code: Holiday17
Boch Ctr tix fees apply
 
 
    eighth blackbird
Saturday, February 3
Sanders Theatre at 8pm
 

This contemporary music sextet return to the Series with a program including Murder Ballades, by Bryce Dessner of the indie rock band The National, and DoubleSpeak, an homage to Phillip Glass by Nico Muhly.

  Holiday Offer
 
    Sérgio & Odair Assad, guitar duo
Avi Avital, mandolin

Saturday, February 10
NEC’s Jordan Hall at 8pm
 

Brazil-born guitar duo Sérgio and Odair Assad team up with Israeli mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital for an evening featuring classical selections as well as Brazilian Choro music, known for its upbeat rhythms and brazen virtuosity.

  Holiday Offer
 
    Chucho Valdés & Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Friday, February 16
NEC’s Jordan Hall at 8pm
 

Two generations of Cuban jazz pianists join forces for Trance, an acoustic two-piano project coming to Jordan Hall.

  Holiday Offer
 
    Emanuel Ax,
Leonidas Kavakos,
Yo-Yo Ma

Wednesday, February 21
Symphony Hall at 8pm
  Three of the world's greatest classical musicians—pianist Emanuel Ax, violinist Leonidas Kavakos, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma—form a “super trio” for an intimate performance exploring the piano trios of Johannes Brahms.  
 
 
MARCH 2018 (Back to top)    
 
    Circa, “S”
March 2-4
Boch Center Shubert Theatre
 

Australia’s stunning contemporary circus visionaries return to Boston with “S” – an evening inspired by the sensual, the sinuous, the seductive, sophisticated, and savage 19th letter of the alphabet.

  Holiday Offer
Use code: Holiday17
Boch Ctr tix fees apply
 
 
 
 
 
    Benjamin Beilman, violin
Orion Weiss, piano

Wednesday, March 7
Longy’s Pickman Hall at 8pm

  Benjamin Beilman is one of his generation's fastest rising international stars. Orion Weiss’ deeply felt and exceptionally crafted performances go far beyond his technical mastery and have won him worldwide acclaim.   Holiday Offer
 
    What Makes It Great? with
Rob Kapilow and Jessica Rivera

The Songs of Leonard Bernstein

Friday, March 9
Sanders Theatre at 8pm
 

In honor of the centennial of his birth, Rob Kapilow examines the songs of Leonard Bernstein with contemporary works from Broadway of the era.

  Holiday Offer
 
    Anat Cohen Tentet and Ben Wendel
Seasons Grou
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Saturday, March 10
Sanders Theatre at 8pm
  Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen brings her unique ten-piece band into a double-bill with Grammy nominee and Stave Sessions alum, Ben Wendel.   Holiday Offer
 
    I’m With Her - Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan
Friday, March 16
Sanders Theatre at 8pm
  I'm With Her is Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan. All three musicians had crossed paths many times in their careers, yet it was an impromptu performance at the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival that sparked the formation of I'm With Her.  
 
  STAVE SESSIONS        
    Jazzmeia Horn
Tuesday, March 20 • 160 Mass Ave., Boston
  Dallas-born singer Jazzmeia Horn supercharged her young career with a win in the 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute competition, and impressed critics with her 2017 debut album A Social Call.  
 
    House of Waters
Wednesday, March 21 • 160 Mass Ave., Boston
  Brooklyn’s House of Waters blends unexpected instrumentation with influences spanning four continents and as many genres: jazz, folk, world, indie rock. Fronted by “the Jimi Hendrix of the hammered dulcimer” (NPR)  
 
    Ensemble Mik Nawooj
Thursday, March 22 • 160 Mass Ave., Boston
  Oakland-based Ensemble Mik Nawooj, led by Berklee alum and composer/pianist Joowan Kim, injects Western European classical compositional techniques into hip hop to create “something that sounds giant and important” (East Bay Express).
 
 
    Claire Chase and
My Brightest Diamond

Friday, March 23 • 160 Mass Ave., Boston
  Flutist Claire Chase – MacArthur fellow, Avery Fisher Prize winner, founder of the International Contemporary Ensemble, and “staggering virtuoso with the assurance of a rock star” (LA Times) – makes her Celebrity Series debut on a double bill that also features the return of My Brightest Diamond, fronted by relentlessly collaborative and versatile composer and vocalist Shara Nova.  
 
    Bent Knee
Boston Conservatory at Berklee Percussion Ensemble
Saturday, March 24 • 160 Mass Ave., Boston
  This Boston-based six piece experimental rock band breaks “new stylistic and temperamental ground” (The Boston Globe) by bringing rock, pop, minimalist, and avant-garde elements into a lush, thrilling whole that’s “equal parts ingenuity and deliciousness” (The Wall Street Journal).
 
 
    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
March 22-25
Boch Center Wang Theatre
  In the turbulent year of 1968, then Celebrity Series Executive Director Walter Pierce took a chance with a single night engagement of a dynamic, emerging, African-American dance company. The success of the Boston debut of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has led to a 50-year relationship between this iconic dance company and the city of Boston.  
Holiday Offer
Thursday & Friday Only
Use code: HOL17
Boch Ctr tix fees apply
 
    Takács Quartet
Friday, March 23
NEC’s Jordan Hall at 8pm
  Long a favorite of Celebrity Series audiences, the Takács Quartet never disappoints; they are as consistent as they are brilliant.   Holiday Offer
 
    Wu Man and the Huayin Shadow Puppet Band
Sunday, March 25
NEC’s Jordan Hall at 3pm
  World-renowned master of the pipa Wu Man joins the brilliant Huayin Shadow Puppet Band for an evening of traditional Chinese music and other selections with shadow puppetry.   Holiday Offer
 
 
APRIL 2018 (Back to top)    
 
    Eric Owens, bass-baritone
Lawrence Brownlee, tenor

Saturday, April 7
NEC’s Jordan Hall at 8pm
  Bass-baritone Eric Owens has a unique reputation as an esteemed interpreter of classic works and a champion of new music, and Lawrence Brownlee was recently nominated for “Male Singer of the Year” by the International Opera Awards. Don't miss this pair of operatic superstars!
  Holiday Offer
 
    Maurizio Pollini, piano
Sunday, April 8
Symphony Hall at 3pm
  A paragon of virtuosity and musical excellence, pianist Maurizio Pollini’s position among the top instrumental soloists in the world has been secure for nearly a generation.   Holiday Offer
 
    Audra McDonald
Friday, April 13
Symphony Hall at 8pm
  With a record six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and a long list of other accolades to her name, Audra McDonald is among today’s most highly regarded performers.  
 
    Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Saturday, April 14
NEC’s Jordan Hall at 8pm
  With a repertoire ranging from Lady Gaga to The Ride of the Valkyries, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain tackles an ambitious range of music—on just four strings. This group of eight genre-benders performs covers (with vocals!) of pop, jazz, country, and classics from film, along with anything else they think is ripe for the picking.  
 
    Ira Glass - "Seven Things I've Learned"
Sunday, April 15
Symphony Hall at 7pm
  Ira Glass is the creator, producer & host of This American Life, the iconic weekly public radio program with millions of listeners around the world.   Holiday Offer
 
    Evgeny Kissin, piano
with Emerson String Quartet

Sunday, April 22
Symphony Hall at 3pm
  Evgeny Kissin makes a rare chamber music appearance alongside the superb Emerson String Quartet, creating a still rarer musical experience.  
 
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Wednesday, April 25
Symphony Hall at 8pm
  Conductor Gustavo Dudamel’s arrival in Los Angeles in 2009 was an earth-shaking event, with the giddy breathlessness suggesting a rock star or other A-list celebrity. Since that time, Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic have lived up to their billing, delivering on their artistic promise.
  Holiday Offer
 
 
MAY 2018 (Back to top)    
 
    Julia Bullock, soprano
Wednesday, May 2
Longy’s Pickman Hall at 8pm
  Winner of the 2014 Naumburg International Vocal Competition, soprano Julia Bullock has been hailed as an “impressive, fast-rising soprano… poised for a significant career” (The New York Times).   Holiday Offer
 
    Company Wayne McGregor
May 4 & 5
Boch Center Shubert Theatre
  Wayne McGregor CBE is a multi-award winning British choreographer and director, internationally renowned for trailblazing innovations that have redefined dance in the modern era.   Holiday Offer
Use code: Holiday17
Boch Ctr tix fees apply
 
 
    Body Music
Saturday, May 5
Sanders Theatre at 8pm
  Body Music is a dynamic and deeply visceral cross-cultural conversation using only the instrument we all share: the human body.
  Holiday Offer
 
    Yuja Wang, piano
Friday, May 11
NEC’s Jordan Hall at 8pm
  Yuja Wang has secured a place of distinction among the world’s finest performers due to her rare blend of technical refinement, musical insight, and emotional sensitivity.   
 
    Joshua Redman & Brooklyn Rider
Saturday, May 19
Berklee Performance Center at 8pm
  Esteemed saxophonist Joshua Redman joins forces with the game-changing string quartet Brooklyn Rider, along with fellow all-star collaborators Satoshi Takeishi (percussion) and Scott Colley (bass), for an entirely unique convergence of their respective worlds.  
 
 
JUNE 2018 (Back to top)    
 
    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
with Wynton Marsalis

Sunday, June 10
Symphony Hall at 6pm
  Versatile, hard-swinging, and polished to the max, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is composed of 15 of jazz music’s leading soloists under the leadership of musical director Wynton Marsalis.   Holiday Offer
 
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  • Prices subject to change and availability
• Availability for individual performances may be limited
• Most Tickets will be in 2nd, 3rd or 4th price sections, depending on availability.
• Limit of 10 tickets per person.
• Seating is based on availability; seating for some performances is limited.
• All sales are final; no refunds, no exchanges for holiday tickets. Discounts may not be applied retroactively.
• Holiday Offer tickets do not count towards a subscription.

Open to all ticket buyers: Nov. 27 - Dec. 31
Box office closed: Nov. 23-24, Dec. 25-26
   
               
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