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October 2024

Emanuel Ax, piano

Thursday, Oct 10
Concert Hall at GH - Groton Hill Music Center
8:00pm

Hear a master of his craft uncover unexpected connections and share moments of beauty when Emanuel Ax returns to Celebrity Series with a program pairing convention-defying works by Beethoven, Corigliano, and Schumann. 

Emanuel Ax, piano

Sunday, Oct 13
NEC's Jordan Hall
3:00pm

Hear a master of his craft uncover unexpected connections and share moments of beauty when Emanuel Ax returns to Celebrity Series with a program pairing convention-defying works by Beethoven, Corigliano, and Schumann. 

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Friday, Oct 18
NEC's Jordan Hall
8:00pm

In a stunning recasting of The Four Seasons, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, renowned for their innovative collaborations, breathes new life and new perspectives into Vivaldi’s iconic work. Celebrated violinist Richard Tognetti and the seventeen musicians of the Australian Chamber Orchestra will be joined by brothers Joseph Tawadros, oud (Middle Eastern lute) virtuoso, and James Tawadros, a master of the tambourine-like riq.  

Paul Lewis, piano

Friday, Oct 25
NEC's Jordan Hall
8:00pm

Celebrated as the “world’s most compelling interpreter of Schubert piano music” (The Arts Desk), pianist Paul Lewis returns to Celebrity Series to perform Schubert’s final three sonatas. These introspective and profound works offer endless opportunities for reflection, and we invite you to experience these masterworks with the brilliant Paul Lewis.

November 2024

Jerusalem Quartet

Friday, Nov 1
NEC's Jordan Hall
8:00pm

Since debuting in 1996, the Jerusalem Quartet has impressed critics and moved audiences with striking interpretations of time-tested quartet repertoire and beyond. The members of this foursome have grown together as artists, becoming “a virtuosic ensemble with a glorious, meaty sound and irresistible panache” (The Guardian).  

Hiromi’s Sonicwonder 

Saturday, Nov 9
Berklee Performance Center
8:00pm

“One of jazz piano’s most brazenly virtuosic players” (The New York Times), Grammy Award-winning pianist Hiromi returns to Celebrity Series following her explosive solo debut with her latest project, creating an all-electric wonderland of thrilling improvisation, funky arrangements, and exuberant music-making. 

Castalian String Quartet 

Thursday, Nov 14
Longy's Pickman Hall
7:30pm

The Castalian Quartet, currently a quartet-in-residence at the University of Oxford, is gaining renown for interpretations “full of poetry, joy and sorrow, realized to such perfection” (The Observer). In their Celebrity Series debut, the Castalian Quartet unveils a diverse repertoire that showcases their versatility and depth. 

Be Ready When the Luck Happens: An Evening Conversation with Ina Garten

Friday, Nov 15
Symphony Hall
8:00pm

Beloved author, Food Network personality, and cultural icon Ina Garten discusses her long-awaited memoir, Be Ready When the Luck Happens (Crown/Penguin Random House, October 2024). For the first time, Ina Garten will present an intimate, entertaining, and inspiring account of her remarkable journey, sharing her personal story with readers hungry for a seat at her table. 

Abdullah Ibrahim Trio

Saturday, Nov 16
Berklee Performance Center
8:00pm

South African piano titan Abdullah Ibrahim makes his Celebrity Series debut after decades of performance, composition, and activism. Approaching his 90th birthday, Ibrahim continues to build on his legacy, creating new works with his trademark textures, rhythms, and melodies. Don’t miss the Series debut of a performer who transformed the landscape of jazz and uplifted the soul of a nation! 

Berliner Philharmoniker 

Wednesday, Nov 20
Symphony Hall
8:00pm

The magnificent Berliner Philharmoniker returns to Symphony Hall under the baton of Music Director Kirill Petrenko, revealing the intricacies and majesty of Bruckner’s monumental Fifth Symphony. 

Martha Graham Dance Company 

Nov 22-23
Cutler Majestic Theatre
2:00pm, 8:00pm

Martha Graham Dance Company returns to Celebrity Series for the first time in almost two decades. The performance, pairing classic and contemporary works, is part of the three-year GRAHAM100 celebration leading up to the group’s 2026 centennial.  

Alisa Weilerstein, cello & Inon Barnatan, piano

Sunday, Nov 24
NEC's Jordan Hall
3:00pm

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Inon Barnatan reunite for their fourth appearance together on the Series since their joint debut in 2008. After nearly two decades of shared stages, collaborative recordings, and various other artistic projects, their profound artistic connection and heartfelt camaraderie radiate with every performance. 

December 2024

rob kapilow and george gershwin

What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow: Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

Friday, Dec 6
NEC's Jordan Hall
8:00pm

As the 100th Anniversary year of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue comes to a close, Rob Kapilow—author, pianist, composer, conductor, and NPR contributor—returns to highlight the rarely heard original version, written for piano and jazz big band. 

The Kingdom Choir 

Sunday, Dec 15
Berklee Performance Center
5:00pm

London’s Kingdom Choir captured the world’s attention when they sang at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018. With just one performance, the gospel choir wowed a global audience, and achieved a new level of fame and renown. As they perform all over Britain and the world, the group’s foundational values shine through, keeping them committed to each other and to sharing their talents with delighted audiences. 

January 2025

Yulianna Avdeeva, piano

Wednesday, Jan 15
Longy's Pickman Hall
7:30pm

Pianist Yulianna Avdeeva, a Chopin Competition gold medalist with a flourishing career throughout Europe, makes her eagerly anticipated Celebrity Series debut, offering a bold and audacious program featuring short works by Liszt and Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata. 

Yulianna Avdeeva, piano

Thursday, Jan 16
Groton Hill Music Center
8:00pm

Pianist Yulianna Avdeeva, a Chopin Competition gold medalist with a flourishing career throughout Europe, makes her eagerly anticipated Celebrity Series debut, offering a bold and audacious program featuring short works by Liszt and Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata. 

Malpaso Dance Company 

Jan 17-18
Emerson Paramount Center's Robert J. Orchard Stage
2:00pm, 8:00pm

Cuba’s most in-demand contemporary dancers return to Boston with a vibrant program showcasing the company’s commitment to working with international choreographers while also nurturing Cuban artistry. 

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis 

Wednesday, Jan 22
Symphony Hall
8:00pm

Impeccably tight and always in the pocket, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis returns, after a sold-out performance at Symphony Hall in 2024, to lend their old-school class and effortless polish to covers of jazz standards, 20th-century classics, originals by Marsalis and other band members, and more.  

Dafnis Prieto’s Sí o Sí Quartet

Friday, Jan 24
Berklee Performance Center
8:00pm

Cuban-born drummer Dafnis Prieto returns to Celebrity Series with his dynamic Sí o Sí Quartet. Prieto—a Grammy Award winner and MacArthur Fellow—is known for blending Cuban percussion instrumentation, rhythms, and textures with the classic jazz drum kit, providing a distinctive pulse for the foursome’s “ecstatic and intelligent” (AllAboutJazz) contemporary post-bop explorations.  

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Jamie Barton, Matthew Lipman, Tamar Sanikidze

Saturday, Jan 25
NEC's Jordan Hall
8:00pm

In a Celebrity Series first, the thrilling combination of a mezzo-soprano, a violist, and a pianist share the stage for a program featuring Romantic-era classics and culminating in the Boston premiere of a Celebrity Series co-commission by Joel Thompson written for the ensemble.   

Jad Abumrad 

Friday, Jan 31
Sanders Theatre
8:00pm

Journalist Jad Abumrad, creator and former co-host of NPR’s Radiolab, returns to Celebrity Series with his latest project, How to Talk to a Human, an innovative, lively, and timely presentation about the art and science of interviews and tough conversations.  

February 2025

Meklit 

Saturday, Feb 1
Berklee Performance Center
8:00pm

Meklit Hadero is an Ethiopian American vocalist, songwriter, composer, and former refugee known for her electric stage presence, innovative sound, and cultural advocacy. Meklit refracts American funk, soul, indie pop, and jazz through traditional Ethiopian styles, incorporating complex polyrhythms and propulsive grooves with her soulful, melismatic vocals. The result is an irresistible sound that is entirely her own. 

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Seong-Jin Cho, piano 

Sunday, Feb 2
Symphony Hall
3:00pm

Pianist Seong-Jin Cho returns to Celebrity Series with an all-Ravel program following his sold-out debut in 2023. Cho’s affinity for Ravel’s works—encompassing orchestral appearances, a forthcoming recording, and this recital tour—promises a performance full of depth, mastery, and commitment. 

Caleb Teicher & Conrad Tao

Feb 7-8
BAA - Boston Arts Academy Theater
2:00pm, 8:00pm

Counterpoint is the latest collaboration between pianist and composer Conrad Tao and choreographer and tap dancer Caleb Teicher, last seen together on the Series in More Forever (2020). In this dynamic duet performance, the artists engage in a mesmerizing dialogue of harmonic, theatrical, and rhythmic interplay, bridging their disparate traditions and creating a collective experience that fires the imagination and opens the heart. 

Courtney Swain 

Tuesday, Feb 11
Crystal Ballroom Somerville Th - Crystal Ballroom
7:30pm

Courtney Swain, heard with Bent Knee at a Stave Sessions show in 2018, makes her debut as a headliner. A multi-instrumentalist, composer, vocalist, songwriter, and sound artist, Swain is artistically fearless, conjuring soundscapes that surround audiences with murmuring, echoing electronics, providing a canvas for her vocals, live instruments, and witty, insightful songwriting.  

Owls 

Wednesday, Feb 12
Crystal Ballroom Somerville Th - Crystal Ballroom
7:30pm

Called “a dream group” by The New York Times, Owls’ two-cello sound and eclectic programming—offering new works and their arrangements of music from the 1600s to the present—make them a must-hear group for adventurous music lovers. 

Seth Parker Woods, cello and voice 

Thursday, Feb 13
Crystal Ballroom Somerville Th - Crystal Ballroom
7:30pm

Hailed by The Guardian as “a cellist of power and grace” who possesses “mature artistry and willingness to go to the brink,” two-time Grammy-nominated cellist Seth Parker Woods is a versatile artist and innovator across multiple genres.  

The Westerlies 

Friday, Feb 14
Crystal Ballroom Somerville Th - Crystal Ballroom
7:30pm

The Westerlies are a New York-based brass quartet comprised of Riley Mulherkar and Chloe Rowlands on trumpet and Andy Clausen and Addison Maye-Saxon on trombone. From Carnegie Hall to Coachella, The Westerlies navigate a wide array of venues and projects with the precision of a string quartet, the audacity of a rock band, and the charm of a family sing-along. 

Dover Quartet

Friday, Feb 14
NEC's Jordan Hall
8:00pm

The Dover Quartet returns to Boston following their appearance on the Debut Series in 2018, marking a thrilling opportunity for audiences to experience their continued excellence and artistic growth. The Quartet will perform Schumann’s Quartet No. 1 alongside Tchaikovsky’s moving first string quartet, and Dvořák’s 1893 “American” quartet, written in an Iowa Czech immigrant community.  

vikingur olafsson and yuja wang

Víkingur Ólafsson & Yuja Wang

Friday, Feb 21
Symphony Hall
8:00pm

Pianists Víkingur Ólafsson and Yuja Wang have consistently wowed audiences as solo recitalists, chamber music partners, and orchestral soloists. This season, they come together on Symphony Hall’s stage for a two-piano and piano four hands recital featuring Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, John Adams’ Hallelujah Junction, and more. 

Lang Lang, piano 

Friday, Feb 28
Symphony Hall
8:00pm

Lang Lang’s expressive piano mastery and passion are evident to audiences across the globe. He consistently and expertly conveys the sweeping drama of music through his gestures, expressions, and sumptuous playing.  

March 2025

Jason Moran 

Saturday, Mar 1
Berklee Performance Center
8:00pm

Guided by Duke Ellington’s great canon, Moran takes a solo piano climb up “Mount Ellington” in this extraordinary celebration of the composer’s enduring legacy 125 years after his birth. Experience the timeless genius of Ellington’s music, brilliantly reimagined by Moran. 

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Leonidas Kavakos, violin & Daniil Trifonov, piano

Wednesday, Mar 5
Symphony Hall
8:00pm

Two superstars join forces for a chamber recital spanning highlights of the piano and violin repertoire. Violinist Leonidas Kavakos makes a return to the Series for the first time since 2019, appearing with Daniil Trifonov for an evening of virtuosity highlighting 19th- and 20th-century classics from Beethoven, Bartók, and more. 

midori

Midori, violin & Özgür Aydin, piano

Thursday, Mar 6
Groton Hill Music Center
8:00pm

Renowned for the expressive agility of her playing, violinist Midori returns to the Series for the first time since 2012 with a program that lends her finely honed touch to songs of mourning and lamentation across cultures. 

midori

Midori, violin & Özgür Aydin, piano

Friday, Mar 7
NEC's Jordan Hall
8:00pm

Renowned for the expressive agility of her playing, violinist Midori returns to the Series for the first time since 2012 with a program that lends her finely honed touch to songs of mourning and lamentation across cultures. 

KODO 

Sunday, Mar 9
Symphony Hall
5:00pm

Kodo returns to the Celebrity Series with Warabe, a soul-stirring program created to celebrate the group’s 40th anniversary. In this performance, Kodo’s drummers, singers, and other traditional instrumentalists look to the group’s classic repertoire and early days, blending simple forms of taiko expression that celebrate their unique sound, resonance, and physicality. Come and experience the soul-stirring rhythm of life firsthand. 

Sean Mason Quartet 

Mar 13-13
Arrow Street Arts
7:00pm, 9:00pm

Pianist and composer Sean Mason artfully navigates the confluence of contrasts, masterfully blending the past and the future, the fresh and the timeless, uptown glamor and downtown grit, the blues joint and the church pew. This visionary young bandleader illuminates the rich tapestry of jazz history to show a new path forward. 

Linda May Han Oh 

Mar 14-14
Arrow Street Arts
7:00pm, 9:00pm

Malaysian Australian bassist and composer Linda May Han Oh shares her remarkable musicianship and distinctive voice with Celebrity Series audiences. Celebrated for her pivotal role as both the inspiration for a character and a featured bassist in the Pixar movie Soul, Linda also earned a Grammy Award for her contributions to Terri Lyne Carrington’s New Standards, Vol. 1 in 2023. The Financial Times lauded “her vibrant tone, close control, and confident attack,” underscoring her status as a highly sought-after talent in the music world. 

Mali Obomsawin Quartet

Mar 15-15
Arrow Street Arts
7:00pm, 9:00pm

Mali Obomsawin, from Odanak First Nation, is a multifaceted artist known for her prowess as a bassist, singer-songwriter, and composer. Recognized as one of GRAMMY.com’s top ten emerging jazz artists to watch in 2023, Obomsawin stands out among the vibrant community of up-and-coming Indigenous jazz artists.  

An Evening with Meow Meow 

Saturday, Mar 15
Sanders Theatre
8:00pm

International cabaret goddess Meow Meow returns to Boston for her Series debut, An Evening with Meow Meow, featuring an array of the chansons, cabaret classics, and covers that have made her a favorite around the world. Expect mischief, mayhem, marvelous singing, and, perhaps, a little audience participation.  

Brandee Younger Trio

Mar 16-16
Arrow Street Arts
5:00pm, 7:00pm

Harpist Brandee Younger, current Resident Artistic Director at the illustrious SF Jazz, is carving a unique path in the music world while honoring the legacy of those who paved her way. Her most recent album, Brand New Life, pays tribute to jazz harp trailblazer Dorothy Ashby, a Black female musician who defied expectations by becoming a bandleader and composer on an unconventional instrument.  

fleur barron and kunal lahiry

Fleur Barron, mezzo-soprano & Kunal Lahiry, piano

Tuesday, Mar 18
Longy's Pickman Hall
7:30pm

Mezzo-soprano Fleur Barron and pianist Kunal Lahiry’s program, The Power and the Glory, weaves together works from Latin America, Europe, and Asia, bringing a new voice to traditional and historical works, and showcasing contemporary creations. Together, Barron and Lahiry create meaningful moments of profound beauty, making space for empathy and understanding.  

Calidore String Quartet with Xavier Foley, bass 

Sunday, Mar 23
NEC's Jordan Hall
3:00pm

With over a decade of shared experiences, the Calidore Quartet has cultivated a deep chemistry and musical kinship that demonstrates “the kind of sublimity other quartets spend a lifetime searching [for]” (Los Angeles Times). Celebrated bassist and composer Xavier Foley joins the group for quintet works by Jessie Montgomery and Antonín Dvořák, plus his own Good Times (2022) 

Action at a Distance: Graveyards and Gardens

Mar 28-29
Arrow St - Full - Arrow Street Arts
2:00pm, 8:00pm

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and vocalist Caroline Shaw, twice heard on the Series as a founding member of Roomful of Teeth, and esteemed dancer and choreographer Vanessa Goodman draw profound inspiration from the life of soil in their innovative dance and music installation, Graveyards and Gardens

julia fischer and jan lisiecki

Julia Fischer, violin & Jan Lisiecki, piano

Friday, Mar 28
NEC's Jordan Hall
8:00pm

Renowned German violinist Julia Fischer, also a concert pianist of note, takes the stage with acclaimed Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki for a recital program featuring a selection of violin sonatas from Mozart, Beethoven, and Schumann. The artists are well-matched, sharing a commitment to precision, balance, and detail; their pairing promises an evening of sublime artistry and technical prowess as they make Celebrity Series debuts.  

Noam Pikelny & Friends

Saturday, Mar 29
Berklee Performance Center
8:00pm

Bluegrass banjo standout Noam Pikelny brings together accomplished friends for this concert that promises virtuosity, playful and unbounded musicianship, and, if Pikelny’s self-deprecatingly hilarious YouTube outings are any indication, plenty of smiles and humor.  

April 2025

Zlata Chochieva, piano

Tuesday, Apr 1
Longy's Pickman Hall
7:30pm

Pianist Zlata Chochieva, celebrated by critics and embraced by audiences throughout Europe, returns to the United States for her long-awaited Boston debut with a program that reflects her deep affinity for Rachmaninoff. Acclaimed for her “performances of huge emotional scope and intense drama” (The Guardian), Zlata Chochieva promises a can’t-miss Celebrity Series debut! 

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What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow: The Music of Simon & Garfunkel

Saturday, Apr 5
NEC's Jordan Hall
8:00pm

Rob Kapilow shines the What Makes It Great? spotlight on Simon & Garfunkel for an illuminating exploration of the duo’s songwriting process and compositional choices. Featuring live performances by two vocalists, Kapilow shares the surprising stories behind iconic hit songs and helps us listen to these longtime favorites with fresh ears.  

David Sedaris 

Sunday, Apr 6
Symphony Hall
7:00pm

The more things change—in our aging bodies, in our families and our relationships, in politics and society in general—the more we need David Sedaris. He slices through the chaos with spot-on observations, incisive wit, and, somehow, a humane and relatable point of view. Share a smile, a laugh, or a knowing smirk with fellow fans when David Sedaris returns to Symphony Hall to read new and unpublished material you can only hear live and in-person! 

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Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain 

Friday, Apr 11
NEC's Jordan Hall
8:00pm

Making a much-anticipated return to Boston for the first time since 2018, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain promises a mix of unexpected delights and genre-hopping virtuosity. The group’s two previous appearances on the Series were smash hits with subscribers, so get your seats early and make sure you don’t miss the fun! 

Zlatomir Fung, cello

Wednesday, Apr 16
Longy's Pickman Hall
7:30pm

The youngest cellist to win a Gold Medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition, 24-year-old Zlatomir Fung enjoys a busy and varied international career. For his Celebrity Series debut, the passionate film fan has chosen works that conjure iconic moments from opera and screen, including a new fantasia on Bizet’s Carmen, written for him by Marshall Estrin. 

Zlatomir Fung, cello

Thursday, Apr 17
Groton Hill Music Center
8:00pm

The youngest cellist to win a Gold Medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition, 24-year-old Zlatomir Fung enjoys a busy and varied international career. For his Celebrity Series debut, the passionate film fan has chosen works that conjure iconic moments from opera and screen, including a new fantasia on Bizet’s Carmen, written for him by Marshall Estrin. 

Evgeny Kissin, piano 

Tuesday, Apr 29
Symphony Hall
8:00pm

Room-shaking power and soul-soothing poetry come together during Evgeny Kissin’s return to Symphony Hall. Bach's Partita No. 2 for Keyboard gives way to Chopin’s contemplative Nocturnes. Shostakovich’s intense Piano Sonata No. 2 pairs with selections from his homage to Bach, his 24 Preludes and Fugues. Don’t miss a modern master of the keyboard when Evgeny Kissin takes the stage! 

May 2025

Samara Joy

Saturday, May 3
Berklee Performance Center
8:00pm

Vocalist Samara Joy has reached tremendous heights as a prolific rising star in the jazz world. Linger Awhile, her 2022 debut album with Verve Records, drew critical acclaim and earned her two Grammys—Best Jazz Vocal Recording and Best New Artist in any genre. We invite you to experience her artistry and her open-hearted authenticity during this extraordinary Celebrity Series debut concert! 

edgar meyer, tessa lark, joshua roman sit on a step outside a whitewashed building

Tessa Lark, Joshua Roman, Edgar Meyer

Friday, May 9
Sanders Theatre
8:00pm

Tessa Lark, at once a widely praised classical violinist and an acclaimed Appalachian fiddler, blends the elegance and expressiveness of her classical training with the spontaneity and verve of bluegrass and mountain music. Her joyful style sets a beautifully collaborative tone when paired with Edgar Meyer and Oklahoma-born cellist, composer, and curator Joshua Roman.