In a region rich with cultural offerings, Celebrity Series is a critical part of the cultural fabric of Boston and New England, not only bringing great artists to Boston whom our audiences might not otherwise experience but also introducing our audiences to new artists, new art forms, and new artistic experiences.
Over the past eight decades, Celebrity Series has presented an array of the world’s greatest performing artists, from great classical artists such as Sergei Rachmaninoff, Arturo Toscanini, Ignace Paderewski, Artur Rubenstein, Vladimir Horowitz, Glenn Gould, Fritz Kreisler, Jascha Heifetz, Isaac Stern, Andrés Segovia, Kirsten Flagstad, Marian Anderson, Luciano Pavarotti, Béla Bartók, Igor Stravinsky, Martha Graham, Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Mstislav Rostropovich, Cecilia Bartoli, Renee Fleming, Joshua Bell, Yo-Yo Ma, and Daniil Trifonov; to jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Diana Krall, Regina Carter, Chick Corea, and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis; to icons of contemporary dance such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Mark Morris Dance Group; and more.
Today, Celebrity Series’ audiences experience the world’s great orchestras, chamber ensembles and soloists, and leading artists in contemporary dance, jazz, world and folk music, and spoken word. Alongside mainstage performances, Celebrity Series’ Arts for All! community engagement programs connect us with a dynamic network of hundreds of community collaborators, reaching thousands of individuals annually.