Update on October 9, 2020

Below are two sets of updates regarding the status of several international tours, and performances to be held at Berklee College venues.

INTERnational tours

Due to the ongoing restrictions on international travel due to Covid-19, many international companies and artists scheduled to tour in Winter/Spring 2021 have now officially suspended their plans. The following performances are affected:

CIrca, En Masse (cancelled)
Wed-Sun, March 3-7, 8/8/8/8/3pm
Emerson Paramount Center

KODO (cancelled)
Sun, March 14, 5pm
Symphony Hall

Benjamin Appl, baritone (postponed to 21-22 season)
Wed, April 7, 8pm
Longy's Pickman Hall

Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (cancelled)
Sir Antonio Pappano, Music Director and Conductor
Sun, April 11, 5pm

Jess Gillam, saxophone (cancelled)
Wed, April 28, 8pm
Longy's Pickman Hall

Berklee COllege Of music venues

Berklee College of Music has announced that they are using the Berklee Performance Center venue exclusively for internal and institutional events this winter and spring. This announcement impacts the following performances:

Tribute to Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul (postponed to 21-22 season)
with Damien Sneed and Karen Clark Sheard
Sun, Feb 21, 7pm
Berklee Performance Center

Julian Lage Trio (postponed to 21-22 season)
Thurs, Feb 25, 8pm
Berklee Performance Center

Alfredo Rodríguez & Richard Bona (cancelled)
Sat, March 6, 8pm
Berklee Performance Center

Stave Sessions, Cristina Pato (cancelled)
Tues, March 16, 8pm
160 Mass Ave

Stave Sessions, Westerlies/Blackmann (cancelled)
Wed, March 17, 8pm
160 Mass Ave

Stave Sessions, Nathalie Joachim & Spektral Quartet (cancelled)
Fanm d'Ayiti
Thurs, March 18, 8pm
160 Mass Ave

Stave Sessions, Mark Lettieri (cancelled)
Fri, March 19, 8pm
160 Mass Ave

Stave Sessions, Flor de Toloache (cancelled)
Sat, March 20, 8pm
160 Mass Ave

SFJAZZ Collective (postponed to 21-22 season)
The Music of Joni Mitchell
Thurs, April 15, 8pm
Berklee Performance Center

Update on June 26, 2020

Below are updates to Fall 2020 performance programming due to COVID-19 public health safety measures. Ongoing restrictions on international travel and venue closures along tour stops have forced the cancellation of several fall tours. This announcement impacts the following performances and events:

Let’s Dance Boston | Sept. 23-27, 2020
This live music and social dance festival on the Rose Kennedy Greenway moves to May 10-17, 2021

Béla Fleck's “My Bluegrass Heart Tour” featuring Michael Cleveland, Sierra Hull, Mark Schatz, and Bryan Sutton | Sept. 26, 2020
This performance moves to the 2021-2022 performance season

Redman · Mehldau · McBride · Blade A MoodSwing Reunion | Oct. 4, 2020
This performance moves to the 2021-2022 performance season

Silkroad Ensemble Falling Out of Time, a song cycle by Osvaldo Golijov | Oct. 17, 2020
This performance moves to the 2021-2022 performance season

Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro, Och & Oy, A Considered Cabaret | Oct. 18, 2020
This performance moves to the 2021-2022 performance season

Compañía Nacional de Danza, Carmen | Oct. 24-25, 2020
These performances are canceled

Berliner Philharmoniker, Kirill Petrenko, conductor | Nov. 11, 2020
This performance is canceled

Update on May 18, 2020

The following performances originally scheduled to take place at New England Conservatory has been relocated and/or rescheduled.

Sir András Schiff, piano - Sunday March 7, 7:30 PM (new time) at Symphony Hall

Dreamers' Circus - Saturday April 17, 8:00 PM at Longy's Pickman Hall

Alisa Weilerstein, solo cello - Saturday April 24, 8:00 PM at Longy's Pickman Hall

Emerson String Quartet - Postponed to 2021-22 Season


May 8, 2020

Dear Friends,

New England Conservatory announced on May 8 that Jordan Hall and all of their performances and rehearsal facilities would be closed to all outside renters for the entire 2020-2021 academic year. Celebrity Series had sixteen performances scheduled in Jordan Hall and Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre scheduled for the upcoming season.

There are four performances previously scheduled for Jordan Hall in Spring 2021 that we are attempting to move to alternate locations. Sir András Schiff, Dreamers’ Circus, Alisa Weilerstein with Trondheim Soloists, and the Emerson String Quartet are thereby listed as “Venue TBD.” We hope to be able to make an announcement within a couple of weeks. The remaining performances are canceled and ticket holders will be contacted by our box office to review their options.

We are exploring live stream options as well as the possibility of rescheduling artists into our next -2021-2022- Celebrity Series season. We will make announcements about those efforts when we are able.

I deeply regret that our audiences will not be able to gather at Jordan Hall to see these wonderful performers as planned this season.  Be on the lookout for updates regarding live stream options, new dates and venues of many of these Jordan events in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we continue to offer a wide range of performers, genres and programs in our 2020-21 season. I urge you to explore them on this website.


Gary Dunning

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