Friday, January 25

Lizz Wright and Lean on Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers

About this Performer
Lizz Wright has garnered widespread attention as one of the most respected jazz and popular singers of her generation through the release of five critically acclaimed albums. Through an inimitable voice that The New York Times touts as, “a smooth, dark alto possessed of qualities you might associate with barrel-aged bourbon or butter-soft leather,” Wright sings with a soaring reflection of the cultural fabric of America. Often referred to as a jazz singer for the hip-hop generation, New York City-based vocalist José James combines jazz, soul, drum'n'bass, and spoken word into his own unique brand of vocal jazz. Celebrating the eightieth birth year of the legendary R&B singer songwriter, José James presents Lean on Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers, an exploration of the deep musical catalogue that touched millions of hearts and united communities worldwide.
About this Performer
Nederlands Dans Theater is one of the world's most celebrated dance companies, thrilling audiences with its unique brand of breathtaking dance, awe-inspiring skill, and passionate creativity. Founded in 1978, NDT2 features some of the best young classically trained dancers from around the world and offers a varied repertoire by established as well as up-and-coming choreographers. NDT2 returns to the Celebrity Series for the first time since their thrilling 2009 debut.
February 8-10

Mark Morris Dance Group, Pepperland

About this Performer
Mark Morris, hailed as “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical” (New York Times) returns to Boston with Pepperland, a unique tribute to the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, accompanied live by an unprecedented band made up of vocals, soprano saxophone, two keyboards, theremin, and percussion. Ethan Iverson’s original score intermingles arrangements of the songs “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “With a Little Help From My Friends,” “A Day in the Life,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Within You Without You,” and “Penny Lane” with six Pepper-inspired original pieces intended especially for Morris’ profound understanding of classical forms: Allegro, Scherzo, Adagio, and the blues. This is a must-see for dance and Beatles fans alike.

Celebrity Series of Boston Announces Live Performance! Arts for All Campaign

Celebrity Series is pleased to announce LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All, a comprehensive campaign for $23 million. This campaign will help build audiences to sustain the organization over the long term making an enduring and positive impact on the arts in Boston.

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We believe in the power of excellence and innovation in the performing arts to enrich life experience, transform lives, and build better communities.
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Established by pianist and impresario Aaron Richmond in 1938, the Celebrity Series of Boston has grown to become one of the nation’s most highly regarded independent performing arts presenting organizations. Learn more about our 80-year history >>
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