Celebrity Series of Boston presents rapper, recording artist, and educator Devin Ferreira in a live streaming living room concert. Ferreira has carved out a career as a performing artist and as a music educator for Boston youth. In this living room performance, Devin will showcase new and original works, including songs from his most recent album, "Seeds of Greatness."
The live streaming concert takes place on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 8pm ET as part of the “Celebrity Series at Home” Neighborhood Arts Community Concerts virtual concert series.
Tickets for the digital concert are free with RSVP and are available online at celebrityseries.org/productions/devin-ferreira-seeds-of-greatness.
To browse the entire “Celebrity Series at Home” series and learn more about all of the free and paid performances, visit: celebrityseries.org/athome.
About Devin Ferreira
Devin Ferreira was never your traditional rapper. In fact, he is in a class all by himself as a rapper who plays saxophone. He was born in New Sharon, and spent his childhood years engaged in freestyling, writing, and recording as early as age 6. During his adolescent years, he honed his skills with the rap group, Exodus. He formed a collaboration with an established rap group, Syndicate Crew and recorded in a professional studio at age 15, under the mentorship of lead artist Luchiano. At 18, Devin had recorded multiple albums and toured through the region of Central Maine. This experience was formative for Devin as he would attend UMass–Lowell and graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Business in 2007.
In 2009, he began working with young people in Boston teaching Hip-Hop music production and coordinating performances. Along with earning his M.Ed from Lesley University in 2013, Devin has taught music to 6,000+ youth in the Greater Boston area and received a Berklee Urban Service Award in 2014.
He continues to evolve as a professional rapper & recording artist and took a leap of faith to pursue his music career full–time in December, 2017. Devin has recorded two mixtapes, No Tomorrow Vol. I & II, which were distributed via street marketing to 15,000+ people, while he toured the U.S. Northeast opening for rap icons such as KRS–One and Rakim.
Since 2016, Devin has released two albums, Urban Classic and his most recent, Mustard Seed. Devin has earned commercial songwriting success with the Emmy Nominated New England Patriots song “Full Throttle”. He was featured on WBZ-TV 4 News and he won a New England Emmy Award for creating & recording, “Unstoppable” which is an ode to the Boston Marathon following the bombing in 2013. Devin completed his newest album, Seeds of Greatness while conducting artist residencies for Boston Lyric Opera, Celebrity Series of Boston, and Landmarks Symphony Orchestra.
About Celebrity Series of Boston
Celebrity Series of Boston was founded in 1938 by pianist and impresario Aaron Richmond. The 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 81 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, Mr. & Mrs. Peter Coxe, Amy & Ethan d’Ablemont Burnes, D.L. Saunders Real Estate Corp., First Republic Bank, Foley & Lardner LLP, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, 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 and John S. Reed Foundation, Royal Little Family Foundation, Stifler Family Foundation, Anonymous, and many 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.