Celebrity Series of Boston’s
Concert for One: 1 Musician.  1 Listener. 1 Minute of Live Music is a public art project, part concert series, part social experiment that will produce thrilling, intimate free concerts in Boston/Cambridge joining one listener with one local musician for 60 seconds.

Based on a concept by violist and New England Conservatory graduate Rayna Yun Chou. Rayna created the project in Taiwan in 2016 in an effort to address concerns that classical music had become laden with the notion that it’s inaccessible to everyday people and that on the performers’ side, musicians were increasingly isolated from the people for whom they play. In Boston performances will happen inside two specially outfitted shipping containers. The event will focus on making, hearing, and being moved by beautiful music, up-close and personal.


What: Concert for One: 1 Musician.  1 Listener. 1 Minute of Live Music

One minute may be shorter than a concerto or a simple street tune, but is more than enough time to form a strong emotional bond and create a lasting musical memory.  Local solo musicians from a variety of genres including, but not limited to, classical, jazz, world music and contemporary -- who are enthusiastic to participate in this unique community event -- are welcome to apply!

Stipend: Each musician will be paid $85/hour.

September 20-29th 2019
This is a FREE public event!

Where: The project will happen simultaneously in two locations:Harvard Science Center Plaza and The Greenway's Chinatown Park. The Boston/Cambridge installations will utilize retrofitted shipping containers retrofitted shipping containers to create the same effect as the structures in the original Taiwan production.

This event is produced in cooperation with The Rose Kennedy Greenway, Office For the Arts at Harvard and Harvard University Common Spaces   

The application for Concert For One is now closed. Thank you to everyone that applied.
All applicants will be notified by email of their selection status by May 15

For more information or questions, please email concertforone@celebrityseries.org 

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please email Sarah Long Holland at slongholland@celebrityseries.org


Concert for One is sponsored by


through its ArtsAmplified initiative

This event is also made possible in part by support from Celebrity Series LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Endowment & Innovation Funds, with generous leadership support from Donna & Michael Egan. Additional support provided by Reuben Reynolds & Bill CaseyAlfred & Joan GoldbergRandolph Hawthorne & Carliss BaldwinSally S. SeaverEric & Sarah Ward, and Yukiko Ueno & Eran Egozy