Stave Sessions

Five nights of discovery, five nights of experimentation, five nights of thrilling and path-breaking music: Stave Sessions returns to 160 Mass. Ave.

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Celebrity Series audiences will remember the Hagen Quartet’s thrilling Boston debut in 2012. The renowned Salzburgers, siblings Lukas (violin), Veronika (viola), and Clemens (cello), and violinist Rainer Schmidt make their much-anticipated return to the Celebrity Series.
Sunday, March 24

San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Christian Tetzlaff, violin soloist

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The acclaimed San Francisco Symphony return for their eighth Celebrity Series appearance, their final under the baton of visionary music director Michael Tilson Thomas, who has announced his retirement in 2020. The program features “an artist who considers the ordinary unacceptable” (New York Times), the brilliant German violinist Christian Tetzlaff – who has more recently dazzled audiences in recital and chamber performances – in his first Series performance in more than 25 years as an orchestral soloist.
Sunday, April 28

Joshua Bell, violin; Steven Isserlis, cello; Jeremy Denk, piano

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Virtuosos, stars, standouts: of course the members of this trio excel as performers. But the three longtime friends and collaborators are also compelling communicators and ambassadors who have variously defined what it means to be a 21st century classical musician. Their joint performance promises masters at the top of their crafts, offering brilliant interplay and “magical intimacy” (The Strad).
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The infectious sense of joy and freedom of spirit that the Ailey company communicates with every electrifying work performed and every inspiring moment on stage by every brilliant dancer is a wonder. Don’t miss one of the most beloved dance companies in the world.
Sunday, April 7

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guest Charles McPherson

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The annual sold-out performances by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra are mainstays of each Celebrity Series concert season. Beloved by Boston audiences, the group features fifteen of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players in jazz today. In this performance, the Orchestra plays the music of two elder statesmen of jazz: pianist McCoy Tyner, who began his rise as a member of John Coltrane’s legendary quartet, and alto saxophonist Charles McPherson, best known for his work with Charles Mingus. Both artists are, of course, known for their individual accomplishments, and this concert will feature new big band arrangements of their compositions, plus the fiery alto work of Charles McPherson himself. Don’t miss this rare chance to hear special guest Charles McPherson with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

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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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