Celebrity Series at Home Streaming Concert by Castle of our Skins Rescheduled to February 18, 2021
(For Immediate Release, February 2, 2021) Celebrity Series of Boston announces that due to COVID-19 safety measures, the Castle of our Skins “Remember King” streaming performance is rescheduled to Thursday, February 18th at 7:30pm ET.
The streaming concert takes place from The Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA as part of the “Celebrity Series at Home” Neighborhood Arts Community Concerts virtual concert series. This performance is sponsored by Foley & Lardner LLP.
Tickets for the digital concert are free with RSVP and are available online at https://www.celebrityseries.org/productions/castle-of-our-skins/
To browse the entire “Celebrity Series at Home” series and learn more about all of the free and paid performances, visit: celebrityseries.org/athome.
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.
Gabriela Díaz, violin
Mina Lavcheva, violin
Ashleigh Gordon, viola
Francesca McNeeley, cello
About Celebrity Series of Boston
Celebrity Series of Boston was founded in 1938 by pianist and impresario Aaron Richmond. The Celebrity Series has been bringing the very best performers–from orchestras and chamber ensembles, vocal and piano music, to dance companies, jazz, and more–to Boston’s major concert halls for 82 years. The Celebrity Series of Boston believes in the power of excellence and innovation in the performing arts to enrich life experiences, transform lives and build better communities. Through its education initiatives, the Celebrity Series seeks to build a community of Greater Boston where the performing arts are a valued, lifelong, shared experience—on stages, on streets, in neighborhoods–everywhere.
Celebrity Series of Boston is grateful to our 2020-21 Season Sponsors Amy & Joshua Boger, 2020-21 Neighborhood Arts Presenting Sponsor Stephanie L. Brown Foundation, and to the many individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies whose generosity supports Arts for All! and help fulfill our mission to present performing artists who inspire and enrich our community. Individual and Institutional supporters include the Barr Foundation through its ArtsAmplified initiative, Leslie & Howard Appleby, Stephanie L. Brown Foundation, The Catered Affair, Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Amy & Ethan d’Ablemont Burnes, D.L. Saunders Real Estate Corp., First Republic Bank, Foley & Lardner LLP, George & Lizbeth Krupp, Liberty Mutual Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Outside the Box: A Production of the Boston Arts Summer Institute, Cynthia & John S. Reed Foundation, Royal Little Family Foundation, Stifler Family Foundation, Anonymous (2), and others.
Arts for All! programs are also made possible by support from the LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Endowment & Innovation Funds of the Celebrity Series of Boston.