Jazz Along the Charles

At 2:00pm
About this Performer
On a single fall afternoon, 25 jazz ensembles will gather at a series of connected, walkable locations along the Charles River Esplanade, interpreting a curated list of Boston-related tunes in one collective concert that celebrates the great jazz community in Boston today. Such is the vision of Jazz Along the Charles: A Walkable Concert, produced by Celebrity Series of Boston. These 25 jazz ensembles will come together simultaneously to interpret the same set list in their own style. The audience will stroll along the Charles River on a two-mile loop, discovering new songs, artists, and areas of the Esplanade, creating a dynamic and evolving jazz concert experience. Jazz Along the Charles is a free public event, part of Celebrity Series’ commitment to free public performance experiences for the people of Boston. Previous Celebrity Series projects have included Street Pianos Boston (2013 & 2016), Le Grand Continental (2014), and Let’s Dance Boston! (2015 & 2017).

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Sunday, October 7

Alan Cumming: Legal Immigrant

About this Performer
Alan Cumming seems to be up for anything. Well known for his Tony Award-winning Emcee in Cabaret, and his ongoing role as host of PBS's Masterpiece Mystery, Cumming has also hosted the Tony Awards, designed a perfume, worked with Stanley Kubrick, voiced a Smurf and appeared in a JAY-Z video. The versatile actor, singer, author and activist thrilled his Sanders Theatre audience in his first Celebrity Series appearance last season and returns with his new cabaret show, Legal Immigrant.
Thursday, October 11

Max Richter with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble

About this Performer
Composer/bandleader/pianist Max Richter makes his Boston debut alongside American Chamber Music Ensemble (ACME) in their Series debut to perform music from The Leftovers and Infra.
Friday, October 12

Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

About this Performer
The eight-piece Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble is drawn from one of the world's most-renowned chamber orchestras, and will perform works by Nielsen, Françaix, and Schubert.
About this Performer
Ephrat Asherie's Odeon explores connections between various street and club dances and delves into the complexity created when you bring this extended family of dances together.
Saturday, October 27

Day of the Dead Celebration

About this Performer
A Day of the Dead family concert features Mexican singer Veronica Robles and her female mariachi ensemble at the Veronica Robles Cultural Center. Tickets are $5, proceeds to benefit IBA and Veronica Robles Cultural Center.
About this Performer
Beloved pianist Emanuel Ax returns to Symphony Hall for a solo recital.

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