Bossa Nova was born in a recording studio in Rio in 1958, created by João Gilberto. His daughter Bebel, now a thrilling Bossa Nova vocalist teams with multi-Grammy-winning keyboardist and vocalist Sérgio Mendes to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the cultural phenomenon.
Nine all-star cellists from many of the city's illustrious performing and educational institutions come together to celebrate the legacy of the great Pablo Casals, who brought the Bach Cello Suites back to world-class concert stages and founded one of Puerto Rico's most enduring and beloved music festivals. This event is a part of our Boston Tribute to Pablo Casals.
Where else will you hear over 50 cellists performing cello choir masterpieces, lively Puerto Rican music with bombas and Spanish Sardanas by Pablo Casals? Students and faculty cello choirs from Berklee College of Music, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Boston University, Longy, New England Conservatory and 14 professional organizations share the stage for the first time in the magnificent Wimberly Theatre. This event is a part of our Boston Tribute to Pablo Casals.
Chick Corea, Christian McBride, and Brian Blade – Celebrity Series audience favorites with an easy rapport and a history together that includes two Grammy Awards – come together at Symphony Hall for an unmissable trio performance.
Fabiola Méndez is the first Berklee College of Music graduate with the Puerto Rican cuatro as principal instrument. She makes her Celebrity Series debut in a trio Puerto Rican folk and jazz concert at Church of the Holy Spirit. This event is part of our season-long celebration of Puerto Rico and Pablo Casals.
with Andris Nelsons, Leonidas Kavakos & Gautier Capuçon
Presented in association with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. BSO music director Andris Nelsons leads the Gewandhausorchester and soloists Leonidas Kavakos and Gautier Capuçon in Brahms’ Double Concerto and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 (“The Great”).
Featuring: Roomful of Teeth with Alicia Hall Moran & Isaiah Robinson
Composer Bryce Dessner and librettist Korde Arrington Tuttle unite music, poetry, and photography to reflect on the works of Robert Mapplethorpe. Trailblazing vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth return to the Series in this theatrical production. Presented by ArtsEmerson in association with Celebrity Series.