As I wrote in my letter for the subscription brochure for Celebrity Series’ 2020-2021 season, I am profoundly impressed by the relationship that has developed between the artists we present and the Celebrity Series audience. It truly is a mutual admiration society founded on deep appreciation - for artistry, for generosity of spirit, for listening, and for the willingness to embrace the vulnerability to hear and see something new or different.
Little did I know when I wrote that first letter that vulnerability would become the word of the moment, given the invasive effects of COVID-19. Our health, for sure, but also our sense of community, is threatened. I certainly do not have a crystal ball and I realize that the coming months may have more disruptions, small and large. I do believe, however, that we will gather again in celebration of live performance. I believe that the arts can be a salvation after this time of lost community. In that spirit, we offer the 20-21 season to you.
As you consider your cultural future, I do hope you will choose to join us. Select just three performances, or as many that appeal to you, to make a subscription. Know that subscribers enjoy a host of valuable benefits:
- access to the best seats
- no-fee, flexible exchange privileges
- locked-in subscriber prices for future purchases
- advance notice and exclusive access to the Celebrity Series online experience and, yes, an offer for a full refund should a performance be cancelled
I also urge you to consider a donation with your subscription. This remains a challenging financial time for the arts, Celebrity Series included. Your gift will help us continue our more than eighty-year tradition of artistic excellence.
Please check our website – www.celebrityseries.org – for the most up to date information about our artists and performances and for our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thank you. I look forward to seeing you at a Celebrity Series performance.
President & Executive Director
Celebrity Series of Boston