(For Immediate Release—January 10, 2022, Boston) Celebrity Series of Boston announces that three in-person and digital performances scheduled in January will solely be offered as digital options. Due to the current surge of the Covid-19 omicron variant in the Boston area, Celebrity Series will not be welcoming audiences in person for the three performances taking place between now and January 26th. These three performances will proceed as previously scheduled livestreamed digital performances, with an on-demand viewing period of seven days.

“In conjunction with our venue partners, we have decided to offer three of our January performances as virtual events,” says Gary Dunning, President and Executive Director of the Celebrity Series of Boston. “For the safety of audiences, artists, staff, and venue partners and their communities, we feel this is the best decision possible in order to keep performances safe and moving ahead this month.”

Celebrity Series is proud to share that all performers and on-site staff members are fully vaccinated. Additionally, artists and key event personnel participating in these performances will be tested prior and throughout the production. Only essential personnel will be on site during the livestream of the digital performances in order to ensure the safest possible environment. Learn more about the Celebrity Series' health and safety policies: celebrityseries.org/safety.

Performances affected are:

Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Streaming live: January 19, 2022 at 8pm
On-demand: January 19-25, 2022
Digital performance tickets: $20

“What Makes it Great? with Rob Kapilow: The Music of Lerner and Loewe”
Streaming live: January 21, 2022 at 8pm
On-demand: January 21-27, 2022
Digital performance tickets: $20

Benjamin Appl, baritone and James Baillieu, piano: Schubert’s “Winterreise”
Streaming live: January 26, 2022 at 8pm
On-demand: January 26-February 1, 2022:
Digital performance tickets: $20

Ticketing Information:

For patrons who hold tickets to the in-person performances, they may transfer their tickets to the digital option, donate the value of their tickets, put the value of their tickets on their account, or receive a refund. Ticket holders will be contacted by the box office, or may email boxoffice@celebrityseries.org.

Performance Sponsors: 

The 2021/22 Debut Series performance by Dashon Burton, bass-baritone, is sponsored by Harriet & David Griesinger and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.

“What Makes it Great? with Rob Kapilow” 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.

Benjamin Appl, baritone and James Baillieu, piano: Schubert’s “Winterreise” is generously sponsored by Peter J. Wender. Additional support is provided by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany. The 2021/22 Debut Series is sponsored by Harriet & David Griesinger and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.


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 Jill & David Altshuler, Leslie & Howard Appleby, the Barr Foundation through its ArtsAmplified initiative, Stephanie L. Brown Foundation, The Catered Affair, D.L. Saunders Real Estate Corp., First Republic Bank, 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, Yawkey Foundation, Anonymous (3), and many others.