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Black Voices Boston Showcase

Our Stories in Words and Movement

BLACK VOICES BOSTON is a storytelling and movement project based on experiences of individuals from Boston’s Black communities.

Virtual Performance
Members of Boston's Castle of our Skins artist collective -- dedicated to advancing Black artistry through music and related performance -- team with youth ensembles from City Strings United, Boston Citywide String Orchestra, and Boston String Academy in the latest in our Stringfest series.
Monday Jan. 18
Virtual Concert
7:30pm
Free, Current Season, Virtual Concert, Classical, Community
Virtual Performance
Music from Puerto Rico with a modern twist
Vocalist and Cuatro player Fabiola Méndez leads her trio -- featuring Juan Maldonado on bass and Miguel Martínez on percussion -- in a set of Latin jazz and Puerto Rican-inspired originals with a modern twist.
Thursday Jan. 21
Virtual Concert
7:30pm
Free, Current Season, Virtual Concert, Community, World
Virtual Performance
Remember King
Castle of our Skins -- a collective of artists of all kinds dedicated to advancing Black artistry through music -- remembers Dr. King's legacy and his complicated life, and presents the most-performed works of two essential 20th-century American composers. Daniel Bernard Roumain's String Quartet No. 2 ("King") is a meditation on the recordings of phone calls between King and his mistresses and the women's roles in shaping the Civil Rights Movement. George Walker's Lyric for Strings is a poignant navigation of the space between pain and hope dedicated to Walker's memories of his grandmother, who had been enslaved. Her grandson grew up to be the first Black composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for music and emerged as one of the most-honored American composers of the late 20th century.
Thursday Feb. 4
Virtual Concert
7:30pm
Free, Current Season, Virtual Concert, Classical, Community, Quartet
Virtual Performance
Violinist Alyssa Wang, heard most recently on the Series in her work with Hub New Music, shares a program of solo works from her home.
Thursday Feb. 11
Virtual Concert
7:30pm
Free, Current Season, Virtual Concert, Classical, Community
Virtual Performance
A longtime favorite of Series audiences, the consistently astounding Sir András Schiff returns for his seventh solo recital and eighth appearance on the Series. “He is tireless and seemingly infallible, and his playing is window-clear. Listening to Schiff play is like looking into a running stream and seeing all the colorful, round pebbles beneath the water." —San Jose Mercury
Friday Feb. 19
Virtual Concert
7:30pm
Ticketed, Current Season, Virtual Concert, Piano soloist, Classical
Virtual Performance
The Songs We Make
Quartet Kalos features a roster of artists whose lives have intertwined in unique ways - from tours abroad, to schooling, summer workshops, and Midwestern roots. The ensemble will present a program of self-composed works paired with folk music arrangements and commissioned works, offering joyful and reflective songs for their unique instrument combination: marimba, clarinet, cello, and voice.
Thursday Feb. 25
Virtual Concert
7:30pm
Free, Current Season, Virtual Concert, Classical, Quartet, Community
Virtual Performance
The Emerson String Quartet has maintained its status as one of the world’s premier chamber music ensembles for more than four decades. “With musicians like this,” wrote a reviewer for The Times, London, “there must be some hope for humanity.” The Quartet has made more than 30 acclaimed recordings, and has been honored with nine GRAMMY Awards (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year” award. An Emerson String Quartet performance is simply indispensable.
Friday Feb. 26
Virtual Concert
7:30pm
Ticketed, Current Season, Virtual Concert, Classical
Virtual Performance
Thursday Mar. 4
Virtual Concert
6:30pm
Ticketed, Current Season, Virtual Concert, Celebration
Virtual Performance
Listening Local
Hub New Music returns to Celebrity Series at Home with a program entitled "Listening Local," featuring five world premieres by Shaw Pong Liu, Eric Nathan, Natalie Diettrich, Molly Herron, and Dai Wei.
Thursday Mar. 11
Virtual Concert
7:30pm
Free, Current Season, Virtual Concert, Quartet, Community, Classical, New Music
Virtual Performance
Called “a vocalist of unerring instinct” by the New York Times, Boston native Aoife O’Donovan is one of the most sought after vocalists and songwriters of her generation. A co-founder of the bands Crooked Still and I’m With Her, O’Donovan’s career has allowed her to collaborate with some of the most eminent names in music across a wide variety of genres. Multiple Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile, a member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist. These two frequent collaborators bring the spark and joy of their musical friendship to a special digital performance recorded exclusively for the Celebrity Series audience.
Friday Mar. 12
Virtual Concert
7:30pm
Ticketed, Current Season, Virtual Concert, Americana, Folk