New England Conservatory announced on May 8, 2020 that Jordan Hall and all of their performances and rehearsal facilities are closed to all outside renters for the entire 2020-2021 academic year. Celebrity Series has sixteen performances scheduled in Jordan Hall and the Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre scheduled for the upcoming season.

There are four performances scheduled for Jordan Hall in Spring 2021 that Celebrity Series is attempting to move to alternate locations. Sir András Schiff, piano (March 7, 2021), Dreamers’ Circus (April 17, 2021), Alisa Weilerstein with Trondheim Soloists (April 24, 2021), and the Emerson String Quartet (May 7, 2021) are thereby listed as “Venue TBD.” 

The remaining performances listed below are cancelled and ticket holders will be contacted by the box office to review their options.

Celebrity Series is exploring live stream options as well as the possibility of rescheduling select performances into the 2021-2022 season. Announcements about those efforts will be made as soon as possible.

Currently, Celebrity Series is planning for all other performances to proceed as scheduled, and is committed to keeping audiences and artists fully informed of any cancellations or postponements as they occur in a timely and comprehensive fashion. Celebrity Series is in communication with all of the partner venues as they assess their own situations and respond to governmental guidelines. 

List of cancelled performances at NEC’s Jordan Hall and Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre:

Rob Kapilow’s “What Makes It Great?” with the Ariel Quartet, November 15, 2020 

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, Die Winterreise, November 20, 2020 

Seong-Jin Cho, piano, December 6, 2020 

Tetzlaff Quartet, December 11, 2020 

Sankofa Danzafro, January 21-23, 2021

Doric String Quartet with pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, January 23, 2021

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano, January 29, 2021 

Aakash Odedra Company, January 29-30, 2021 

The Romeros’ 60th Anniversary Tour with Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano, January 30, 2021

Doug Varone and Dancers, February 5-6, 2021

Rob Kapilow’s “What Makes It Great?” The Music of Lerner and Loewe, February 19, 2021

Takács Quartet and pianist Jeremy Denk, February 28, 2021 

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 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.