CELEBRITY SERIES OF BOSTON ANNOUNCES 83rd SEASON, 2021/22

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Highlights of the 2021/22 season include:

  • In-person concerts beginning September 2021; streaming options also planned
  • The addition of five new performance spaces: GBH Calderwood Studio, Artists For Humanity EpiCenter, First Church in Cambridge, Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge, and Arlington Street Church
  • A new, multi-night jazz festival at the Artists For Humanity EpiCenter, March 2022
  • Neighborhood Arts presents "Four By One" – a new commissioning project for quartets featuring five contemporary composers: Nathalie Joachim, Valerie Coleman, Amir Bitran, Paul Desenne, and Daniel Bernard Roumain
  • Commissioned works and Boston premieres by Jessie Montgomery, Bryce Dessner, Clarice Assad, Reena Esmail, Osvaldo Golijov, and Conrad Tao
  • Brooklyn Rider returns to the Series with three diverse programs and two different collaborators: mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter and mandolinist Avi Avital
  • Actor Alan Cumming and NPR journalist Ari Shapiro perform "Och & Oy! A Considered Cabaret," on October 24, 2021 at Symphony Hall
  • Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pianist Emanuel Ax, and violinist Leonidas Kavakos perform on March 9, 2022 at Symphony Hall
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell, director/violin soloist, on March 6, 2022 at Symphony Hall
  • Social Justice Project "The Just and the Blind," conceived & written by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, with original music by Daniel Bernard Roumain, brings attention to the under-heard experiences of incarcerated youth, April 1 & 2, 2022
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, April 28-May 1, 2022 at the Boch Center Wang Theatre
  • "Let’s Dance Boston!," the five-day social dance extravaganza with live bands and expert dance instructors, May 11-15, 2022 on the Rose Kennedy Greenway
  • Neighborhood Arts concerts and workshops across Boston and Cambridge 

(Boston, MA--June 7, 2021) The Celebrity Series of Boston announces its 2021/22 season today, marking 83 years of bringing the world’s greatest performing artists to Boston. In this new season, audiences will find an array of artists in boldly expanded programming with new venues and models, offering audiences a range of experiences and options including in-person performances and streaming opportunities. 

Special projects which focus on newly commissioned works, social-justice programming, a multi-day jazz festival, and an outdoor public dance extravaganza are among the highlights this reimagined season has to offer.

New venue partnerships include GBH’s world-class Calderwood Studio which allows both a live concert experience and quality streaming on a digital platform. The acoustics and intimacy of First Church in Cambridge, Arlington Street Church in Boston, and the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge provide wonderful settings for chamber, jazz, and global music. And next spring, Celebrity Series transforms Artists For Humanity’s EpiCenter into a vibrant pop-up jazz club setting for a festival featuring a stellar lineup of today’s finest jazz artists.

Gary Dunning, President and Executive Director of the Celebrity Series of Boston, says, “After such a long journey, just thinking about the upcoming season is exciting. Despite all the uncertainties, even the ones that are still out there, our mission of presenting artists who enrich and inspire us seems more compelling than ever before. Certainly, the artists we are presenting have been yearning to perform in front of live audiences again. Every one of them has experienced more than a year of complete and utter disruption to their lives and purpose. For all of us, the joy of sharing a live performance, in person, is something worth celebrating.”

Artistic Director Amy Lam adds, “We can’t wait to welcome back many artists who had their tours and engagements disrupted due to the pandemic in the past year. At the same time, we are thrilled to be expanding our programming with new venues and presentation models, allowing us not only the opportunity to present a wide range of artists and unique projects, but also collaborate on innovative ways for artists to connect with our audiences and community.”

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TICKET INFORMATION

The pre-sale ticket period will begin on August 10, 2021 for donors of $100 and more. 

Public tickets for performances September 2021-January 2022 go on sale August 24, 2021. 

Purchasing just one ticket for a performance in the fall upgrades the ticketholder to a subscriber status for the entire 2021/22 season. Subscribers enjoy benefits such as early access to seats before the general public, guaranteed pricing, advance notice of additional performances, ticket exchange privileges, no service fees, and waiver of the one-time subscriber fee for anyone who subscribes before the first performance of the season.

Further information about streaming performances will be announced later this summer.

Tickets for performances in February-May 2022 go on sale this fall, date TBA.

Performance and ticketing updates may be found at celebrityseries.org.

For more detailed information on this season’s more flexible ticketing policies, please visit celebrityseries.org/FAQ.

Venues, artists, and programs are subject to change.

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VENUE SAFETY INFORMATION & COVID-19 PROCEDURES

In the still evolving public health environment, the safety of audiences, artists, and staff remains a top priority. Celebrity Series of Boston’s unwavering commitment to stellar customer service remains unchanged. Transparency and clarity guide audience communications, and ticketholders will receive the clearest details possible about ticket reservations and expected experiences in the venues.

Celebrity Series will work only with venues that meet or exceed standards for audience experience and we expect audiences to abide by host venues’ rules and standards. Updates on venue protocols and standards will be communicated as they become available.

For more information about safety protocols, visit: celebrityseries.org/safety 

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NEW PROJECTS AND NEW WORKS

The poignant social-justice project "The Just and the Blind" illuminates under-heard experiences of incarcerated youth. The project is anchored by a multi-media performance conceived and written by spoken-word artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph with music by composer Daniel Bernard Roumain. 

The season includes several new works and commissions, including Boston premieres and Celebrity Series co-commissioned works by a wide range of talented composers, including Jessie Montgomery, Reena Esmail, Osvaldo Golijov, Bryce Dessner, and Clarice Assad. 

Neighborhood Arts presents "Four By One" – a new commissioning project for quartets featuring five contemporary composers: Nathalie Joachim, Valerie Coleman, Amir Bitran, Paul Desenne, and Daniel Bernard Roumain. The composers were commissioned to write a five-minute piece for a quartet that consists of four one-minute solos for each musician and an ending that includes all four musicians. Participating Neighborhood Arts ensembles include Hub New Music, Unitas Ensemble, Boston String Academy, and Castle of our Skins. All quartets will premiere in Spring 2022 with live concerts and on-demand online viewing.

String quartet Brooklyn Rider returns to the Series with three diverse programs and two different collaborators—mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter and mandolinist Avi Avital—with music spanning from Bach and Boccherini to Rufus Wainwright and Osvaldo Golijov.  

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BOSTON DEBUTS AND CELEBRITY SERIES DEBUTS

The 2021-2022 season will feature the Boston debuts of pianist Alexander Malofeev; violinist Simone Porter in her Boston recital debut; baritone Benjamin Appl; jazz ensemble Anat Cohen Quartetinho; and the social-justice project The Just and the Blind.

Making their Celebrity Series of Boston debuts are journalist Ari Shapiro; guitarist Bryan Sutton; fiddler Michael Cleveland; bassist/multi-instrumentalist Mark Schatz; vocalist Karen Clark Sheard; folk supergroup Bonny Light Horseman; Catalyst Quartet; Matthew Whitaker Quartet; and Julien Labro, bandoneon.

Bass-baritone Dashon Burton will make his recital debut on the Series; he has previously performed on the Series with Roomful of Teeth. Pianist Christian Sands will make his solo debut on the Series; he has previously performed on the Series with Monterey Jazz Festival 60th Anniversary Celebration.

Making their Neighborhood Arts debuts are the Albino Mbie Quartet; 3nity; Claudio Ragazzi Quartet; Charles Overton Group; and Débo Ray and Trio. Charles Overton and Débo Ray have previously performed on the Neighborhood Arts series as part of other ensembles or solo performances. 

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THE DEBUT SERIES

The Debut Series continues for the eighth year at Longy’s Pickman Hall with pianist Alexander Malofeev; bass-baritone Dashon Burton; pianist Conrad Tao; violinist Simone Porter; and baritone Benjamin Appl. The 2021/22 Debut Series is generously sponsored by Harriet & David Griesinger and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.

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PUBLIC PERFORMANCE PROJECT: LET’S DANCE BOSTON!

The Celebrity Series season includes the return of Let’s Dance Boston!, the five-day social dance extravaganza with five live bands and expert dance instructors, May 11-15, 2022. This wildly popular event along the Rose Kennedy Greenway is among the largest, free outdoor music and dance parties that Boston has ever experienced! 

Let’s Dance Boston! is sponsored by Leslie & Howard Appleby, Amy & Joshua Boger, Stephanie L. Brown Foundation, and the Barr Foundation through its ArtsAmplified initiative.

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SEPTEMBER 2021 – JANUARY 2022 MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCES 

pre-sale begins August 10, 2021; public on-sale August 24, 2021

The 2021/22 season is sponsored by Amy & Joshua Boger.

Béla Fleck brings “My Bluegrass Heart” featuring guitarist Bryan Sutton, fiddler Michael Cleveland, mandolinist Sierra Hull, and bassist/multi-instrumentalist Mark Schatz to Berklee Performance Center on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 8pm. “My Bluegrass Heart” will spotlight some of the best of the new generation of bluegrass players. This performance is sponsored by Kathleen & Chris Gaffney.

Brooklyn Rider’s first of three concerts this season is Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 8pm at GBH Calderwood Studio. The performance showcases the quartet’s intrepid musical appetite by featuring original works written specifically for them by globe-spanning composers including Kinan Azmeh, Gonzalo Grau, Matana Roberts, and the premiere of a new work by Boston’s own Osvaldo Golijov. The 2021/22 season performances at GBH Calderwood Studio are sponsored by Susan & Michael Thonis and the Barr Foundation through its ArtsAmplified initiative.

Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro perform "Och & Oy! A Considered Cabaret," on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 7pm at Symphony Hall. Actor Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro of NPR’s All Things Considered both transport audiences to other worlds through their stories. Now, they are joining forces in song for an evening of tunes and tall tales. Media Partner is WGBH. This performance is sponsored by Reuben Reynolds & Bill Casey and Sally S. Seaver, PhD.

Mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter joins Brooklyn Rider string quartet for the ensemble’s second Celebrity Series appearance of the season. Their program, "Songs of Love and Death: The Music of Franz Schubert & Rufus Wainwright," features the Boston premiere of Wainwright’s Trois valses anglaise on Friday, November 12, 2021 at 8pm at GBH Calderwood Studio. The 2021/22 season performances at GBH Calderwood Studio are sponsored by Susan & Michael Thonis and the Barr Foundation through its ArtsAmplified initiative.

Daniil Trifonov performs a solo piano recital on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 3pm at Symphony Hall. He will perform works by Prokofiev, Szymanowski, Debussy, and Brahms. Media Partner is 99.5 WCRB. This performance is sponsored by Melinda & James Rabb.

Author and humorist David Sedaris returns to Symphony Hall on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 7pm to read new and unpublished works, and offer an audience Q&A. Media Partner is 90.9 WBUR.

Pianist Conrad Tao makes his in-person Celebrity Series solo recital debut as part of the Debut Series on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 8pm at Longy’s Pickman Hall. He has previously appeared on the Series with dancer Caleb Teicher and in a streaming recital in the spring of 2021. The program includes the premiere of a self-composed work, as well as selections by Bach, Schumann, and Beethoven, John Adams, Jason Eckardt, and Fred Hersch. The 2021/22 Debut Series is sponsored by Harriet & David Griesinger and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.

Julian Lage performs on the Berklee Performance Center stage Friday, December 3, 2021 at 8pm. Guitarist Lage and his rhythm section build on jazz fusion, jam band liberation, standards, and embryonic rock ‘n’ roll with virtuosic precision and adventurous improvisation. 

Bass-baritone Dashon Burton makes his Celebrity Series solo recital debut on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 8pm at Longy’s Pickman Hall as part of the Debut Series. Media Partner is 99.5 WCRB. The 2021/22 Debut Series is sponsored by Harriet & David Griesinger and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.

What Makes it Great? with Rob Kapilow: "The Music of Lerner and Loewe" equips audiences to hear the music of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe like they might otherwise never have on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 8pm at the GBH Calderwood Studio. This performance is generously sponsored by Amy & Joshua Boger. The 2021/22 season performances at GBH Calderwood Studio are sponsored by Susan & Michael Thonis and the Barr Foundation through its ArtsAmplified initiative.

Baritone Benjamin Appl makes his Celebrity Series debut with pianist James Baillieu on the Debut Series on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 8pm at Longy’s Pickman Hall. The 2021/22 Debut Series is sponsored by Harriet & David Griesinger and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.

Danish String Quartet returns to the Series on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 4pm at First Church in Cambridge. They perform a uniquely curated suite of dances—allemandes, courantes, and sarabandes—by composers ranging from Marc-Antoine Charpentier to John Adams; along with Schubert’s String Quartet in G Major, D. 887. Media partner 99.5 WCRB. This performance is An Aaron Richmond Recital, endowed by Nancy Richmond Winsten and the late Dr. Joseph Winsten.

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FEBRUARY – MAY 2022 MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCES

ticket on sale date fall 2021, TBA

Pianist Alexander Malofeev makes his Boston debut as part of the Debut Series. The recital, with works by Mozart, Schubert, Medtner, and Rachmaninoff, is on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 8pm at Longy’s Pickman Hall. The 2021/22 Debut Series is sponsored by Harriet & David Griesinger and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.

Jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant brings her fresh and fearless music to the Berklee Performance Center on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 8pm. Media Partner is 89.7 WGBH.

Violinist Simone Porter makes her Boston recital debut as part of the Debut Series on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 8pm at Longy’s Pickman Hall. The program sees the Boston premiere of a new work by Reena Esmail, as well as works by Andrew Norman, Heinrich Biber, Esa Pekka Salonen, and César Franck. The 2021/22 Debut Series is sponsored by Harriet & David Griesinger and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.

Songwriter Anaïs Mitchell whose Broadway hit Hadestown won 8 Tony Awards, joins Eric D. Johnson (Fruit Bats and The Shins) and Josh Kaufman (Hiss Golden Messenger, Bob Weir, and The National) to form folk supergroup Bonny Light Horseman. The group performs Friday February 18, 2022 at 8pm at the Berklee Performance Center.

"A Tribute to Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul" with Damien Sneed and Karen Clark Sheard brings an accomplished cast of jazz, gospel, and soul musicians in a heartfelt tribute to “The Queen of Soul” on Friday, February 25, 2022 at 8pm at the Berklee Performance Center.

Sankofa Danzafro brings Rafael Palacios’ full-length work for the Colombian dance company, "Accommodating Lie," to the Boch Center Shubert Theatre Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 8pm and Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 3pm. Accommodating Lie showcases seven dancers with live music, and seeks to dismantle stereotypes, clichés, and falsehoods about the black body and what it means to be of African descent. Palacios most recently collaborated with the Series on the storytelling and movement project, "Black Voices Boston." The 2021/2022 Dance Series is sponsored by Leslie & Howard Appleby, Stephanie L. Brown Foundation, Foley & Lardner LLP, Cynthia & John S. Reed Foundation, and Royal Little Family Foundation.

Imani Winds & Catalyst Quartet’s program, "(im)migration: music of change," highlights the experience of migration. The program features the Boston premiere of the co-commissioned work, Sergeant McCauley by Jessie Montgomery, Valerie Coleman’s arrangement of Afro Blue by Ramón “Mongo” Santamaría, Florence Price’s Negro Folksongs in Counterpoint, and Roberto Sierra’s Concierto de Cámara. The concert is on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 8pm at First Church in Cambridge. This performance is an Aaron Richmond Recital.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell, director/violin soloist returns for the ensemble’s 13th Celebrity Series performance in a program of works by Bach, Barber, and Beethoven on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 3pm at Symphony Hall. Media Partner is 99.5 WCRB.

Pianist Emanuel Ax, violinist Leonidas Kavakos, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma join forces as a powerhouse trio for this all-Beethoven concert on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 8pm at Symphony Hall. Media partner 99.5 WCRB. This performance is sponsored by Susan & Michael Thonis and Foley & Lardner LLP.

Brooklyn Rider & mandolinist Avi Avital perform the third and final appearance of the Brooklyn Rider series of concerts on Friday, March 18, 2022 at 8pm at GBH Calderwood Studio. The 2021/22 season performances at GBH Calderwood Studio are sponsored by Susan & Michael Thonis and the Barr Foundation through its ArtsAmplified initiative.

Social justice project "The Just and the Blind," conceived & written by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, with original music by composer Daniel Bernard Roumain, brings attention to the under-heard experiences of incarcerated youth, Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 8pm at the Emerson Paramount Center. This performance is sponsored by the Stephanie L. Brown Foundation with support provided by the Barr Foundation and its ArtsAmplified initiative.

Pianist Jeremy Denk performs Bach’s “Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1” on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 8pm and Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 3pm at GBH Calderwood Studio. The 2021/22 season performances at GBH Calderwood Studio are sponsored by Susan & Michael Thonis and the Barr Foundation through its ArtsAmplified initiative. This performance is An Aaron Richmond Recital.

SFJAZZ Collective: "New Works Reflecting the Moment" is a vital program of new compositions by the band inspired by and in response to the extraordinary social and global issues faced over the last year. The performance is Friday, April 8, 2022 at 8pm at Berklee Performance Center. Media Partner is 89.7 WGBH.

Saxophonist Joshua Redman, pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Brian Blade join forces in "A MoodSwing Reunion," a celebration of their 1994 album, "MoodSwing" on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 7pm at Symphony Hall. Media Partner is 89.7 WGBH. This performance is sponsored by Susan & Michael Thonis.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is one of the world’s premier modern dance companies. Under the direction of Robert Battle, the company nurtures a new generation of choreographers steeped in the African American experience while performing works from around the world. They return to the Boch Center Wang Theatre April 28–May 1, 2022. The 2021/22 Dance Series is generously sponsored by Leslie & Howard Appleby, Stephanie L. Brown Foundation, Foley & Lardner LLP, Cynthia & John S. Reed Foundation, and Royal Little Family Foundation.

Takács Quartet with Julien Labro, bandoneon perform two new Boston premiere commissions by Bryce Dessner and Claire Assad for quintet, as well as a solo set by Labro and Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 8pm at First Church in Cambridge. This performance is An Aaron Richmond Recital.

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason take the stage at Symphony Hall for their triumphant return to Boston after their sold-out debut performance in 2019. The sibling duo performs cello and piano sonatas by Beethoven, Shostakovich, Frank Bridge, and Britten on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 8pm at Symphony Hall. Media Partner is 99.5 WCRB.

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JAZZ FESTIVAL AT THE ARTISTS FOR HUMANITY EPICENTER

The 2021/22 Jazz Festival is sponsored by Leslie & Howard Appleby with support provided by the Barr Foundation through its ArtsAmplified initiative.

Anat Cohen Quartetinho, the latest ensemble created by the clarinetist and bandleader, kicks off the new multi-day Celebrity Series Jazz Festival with a globally-inspired program on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 5pm & 8pm at the Artists For Humanity EpiCenter. This performance is sponsored by Margaret Eagle.

Matthew Whitaker Quartet showcases the astonishing talents of the 20-year old Matthew Whitaker, a piano and organ phenomenon, on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 4pm & 7pm.

Pianist Christian Sands brings his fresh take on jazz to the Celebrity Series Jazz Festival on Friday, March 25, 2022 at 7:30pm.

Vocalist Veronica Swift and her band perform a range of originals and reimagined classics from the Great American Songbook and jazz tunes, all while showcasing her exceptional skills at vocalese and improvised scat singing on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 5pm & 8pm.

Violinist and educator Regina Carter’s newest project, "Gone in a Phrase of Air," explores areas across America where hundreds of thousands of its citizens, most often African Americans, immigrants, and the disadvantaged, witnessed their homes, businesses, and churches being demolished, all in the name of urban renewal. Part of the Celebrity Series Jazz Festival, the performances are on Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 4pm & 7pm. This performance is sponsored by Margaret Eagle.

Additional Jazz Festival performances to be announced.

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ARTS FOR ALL!

The 2021/22 Neighborhood Arts Program is sponsored by the Stephanie L. Brown Foundation.

Celebrity Series’ Arts for All! community engagement programs reach over 10,000 individuals annually, through master classes with artists in public schools and conservatories; hands-on, interactive workshops for youth led by a core group of Boston area artists; community concerts in Boston neighborhoods; free and discounted tickets to main stage performances; and large-scale, public performance projects. Neighborhood Arts programming in 2021/22 will be anchored in partnerships with Boston-area artists and ensembles, and will showcase the rich diversity of musical offerings they perform. 

Performances begin Summer 2021 with three free outdoor concerts co-presented with Nuestra Comunidad at the Sanative Arts Fest at Bartlett Station in Nubian Square, Roxbury. The three co-presented concerts take place on select Saturdays at 3pm. Visit nuestracdc.org for complete festival and lineup information.

Fabiola Méndez Trio, July 10, 2021 

Albino Mbie Quartet, July 24, 2021

3nity, August 7, 2021

Fall 2021 programming centers around a four-concert Jazz & Contemporary Music series featuring Claudio Ragazzi Quartet, Charles Overton Group, Débo Ray and Trio, and Jason Palmer Quintet. Concerts will take place on select Saturdays at 3pm at Arlington Street Church and Salvation Army Kroc Center. All concerts will be digitally recorded and available on the Celebrity Series website for on-demand viewing the following Thursday.

Claudio Ragazzi Quartet, Saturday, September 18, 2021, Arlington Street Church

Charles Overton Group, Saturday, October 16, 2021, Salvation Army Kroc Center

Débo Ray and Trio, Saturday, November 13, 2021, Salvation Army Kroc Center

Jason Palmer Quintet, Saturday, December 11, 2021, Arlington Street Church

Spring 2022 sees the launch of the "Four By One" commissioning project that features five contemporary composers: Nathalie Joachim, Valerie Coleman, Amir Bitran, Paul Desenne, and Daniel Bernard Roumain. The composers were commissioned to write a five-minute piece for a quartet that consists of four one-minute solos for each musician and an ending that includes all four musicians. The idea was inspired by Associate Director of Community Engagement Robin Baker’s involvement in our 2019 Public Performance Project, Concert for One. 

Participating Neighborhood Arts ensembles include Hub New Music, Unitas Ensemble, Boston String Academy, and Castle of our Skins. The quartets will premiere the composers’ pieces during their concerts in the spring of 2022. All live "Four By One" concerts will be recorded and available on the Celebrity Series website for later on-demand viewing. Additional "Four by One" programming will include masterclasses, a virtual composer panel, and composer visits.

Hub New Music premiering Nathalie Joachim’s work, Saturday, March 12, 2022 

Flute quartet premiering Valerie Coleman’s work, Saturday, April 2, 2022 

Unitas Ensemble & Boston String Academy Stringfest premiering Amir Bitran & Paul Desenne’s works, Thursday, April 14, 2022 

Castle of our Skins premiering Daniel Bernard Roumain’s work, Saturday, April 23, 2022 

Also in Spring 2022 is a cross-cultural collaboration with Grammy-award winners Sandeep Das and Nino de los Reyes in an Indian classical music/flamenco dance performance on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 3pm at the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge.

Additional spring Neighborhood Arts programming will be announced later this fall.

Castle of our Skins is funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

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CELEBRITY SERIES GALA 

The 2022 Gala will be held on Friday, May 6, 2022. Join the Celebrity Series for a spectacular evening that will recognize the Celebrity Series’ history and its impact on Boston’s cultural community. Supporters, patrons, and community leaders will come together to celebrate the future of the Celebrity Series of Boston during this black-tie event. We invite you to experience this innovative event that delights guests with dramatic surprises. Proceeds from the Gala will benefit the education, programming, and outreach efforts of the Celebrity Series.

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MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCE VENUES

Artists For Humanity EpiCenter (100 W 2nd Street, Boston)

Berklee Performance Center (136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston)

Boch Center Shubert Theatre (265 Tremont Street, Boston)

Boch Center Wang Theatre (270 Tremont Street, Boston)

Emerson Paramount Center (559 Washington Street, Boston)

First Church in Cambridge (11 Garden Street, Cambridge)

GBH Calderwood Studio (1 Guest Street, Boston)

Longy’s Pickman Hall (27 Garden Street, Cambridge)

Symphony Hall (301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston)

NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS PERFORMANCE VENUES

Arlington Street Church (351 Boylston Street, Boston)

Bartlett Station (Nubian Square, Roxbury)

More Than Words Bookstore (242 East Berkeley Street, Boston)

Multicultural Arts Center (41 Second St, East Cambridge)

Roxbury Community College Theatre (1234 Columbus Avenue, Boston) 

Salvation Army Kroc Center (650 Dudley Street, Boston)

Additional venues TBA

ABOUT CELEBRITY SERIES OF BOSTON

Celebrity Series of Boston was founded in 1938 by pianist and impresario Aaron Richmond. 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 83 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 2021/22 Season Sponsors Amy & Joshua Boger and to the many individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies whose support helps fulfill our mission to present performing artists who inspire and enrich our community. Individual and institutional supporters include Leslie & Howard Appleby, the Barr Foundation through its ArtsAmplified initiative, Stephanie L. Brown Foundation, D.L. Saunders Real Estate Corp., Margaret Eagle, Foley & Lardner LLP, Kathleen & Chris Gaffney, Peter & Anna Kolchinsky, Richard K. Lubin Family Foundation, Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Eleanor & Frank Pao, Stephen C. Perry & Oliver Radford, Melinda & James Rabb, Cynthia and John S. Reed Foundation, Reuben Reynolds & Bill Casey, Sally S. Seaver, PhD, Stifler Family Foundation, Susan & Michael Thonis, Dorothy & Stephen Weber, Anonymous (2), and many others.

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