Friday, May 10

Alfredo Rodríguez & Pedrito Martinez Duo and Arturo O'Farrill Quintet

About this Performer
Grammy®-nominated artists Alfredo Rodríguez and Pedrito Martinez each bring a different approach to their duo performances. A protégé of Quincy Jones, Alfredo was schooled in the rigorous classical conservatories of Havana, while Pedrito’s musical training came directly from the streets of the Cayo Hueso neighborhood of Old Havana in which he was raised. Together, these two master musicians take listeners on a unique and exciting journey. Joining the Duo in this double bill is Arturo O’Farrill, son of one of Cuba’s most famous bandleaders, Chico O’Farrill. Celebrity Series audiences will recall his spectacular turn leading his Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble with Malpaso Dance Company in 2016 and his Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra in 2015. Now appearing for the first time with his quintet, featuring his sons Adam on trumpet and Zack on drums, this two-time Grammy Award-winner keeps the family flame burning bright while breaking new ground in contemporary Latin Jazz.
Sunday, April 28

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

About this Performer
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).
May 2-5

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Celebrating 60 Years
About this Performer
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.

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