(June 26, 2020) Celebrity Series of Boston announces further updates to Fall 2020 performance programming due to COVID-19 public health safety measures. Ongoing restrictions on international travel and venue closures along tour stops have forced the cancellation of several fall tours. Due to uncertainties in artist travel and restrictions on large gatherings, Celebrity Series is also announcing the postponement of Let’s Dance Boston to May 2021.

This announcement impacts the following performances and events:

Let’s Dance Boston | Sept. 23-27, 2020
This free live music and social dance festival on the Rose Kennedy Greenway moves to May 12-16, 2021

Béla Fleck's “My Bluegrass Heart Tour” featuring Michael Cleveland, Sierra Hull, Mark Schatz,and Bryan Sutton | Sept. 26, 2020
Thisperformance moves to the 2021-2022 performance season

Redman · Mehldau ·McBride · Blade A MoodSwing Reunion | Oct. 4, 2020
This performance moves to the 2021-2022 performance season

Silkroad Ensemble Falling Out of Time, a song cycle by Osvaldo Golijov | Oct. 17, 2020
This performance moves to the 2021-2022 performance season

Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro, Och & Oy, A Considered Cabaret | Oct. 18, 2020
This performance moves to the 2021-2022 performance season

Compañía Nacional de Danza, Carmen | Oct. 24-25, 2020
These performances are cancelled

Berliner Philharmoniker, Kirill Petrenko, conductor | Nov. 11, 2020
This performance is cancelled

Each show page on the celebrityseries.org website contains the most up to date status of each performance this fall.

Those who hold subscriptions to the 2020-2021 season which include the above-mentioned performances will be contacted by the Celebrity Series box office in early July about their ticketing options, including the options to donate tickets, place the value on account for use in the 2020-2021 Season, or a refund.  Subscribers may contact the box office with any immediate questions regarding their order at boxoffice@celebrityseries.org.

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

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. 

Celebrity Series of Boston would like to thank the sponsors of our recently cancelled and postponed 2020-21 season performances: 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; Redman · Mehldau · McBride · Blade AMoodSwing Reunion is sponsored by Susie & Michael Thonis; Silkroad Ensemble Falling Out of Time, a song cycle by Osvaldo Golijov is supported by the Barr Foundation through its ArtsAmplified initiative; Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro, Och& Oy, A Considered Cabaret is sponsored by Reuben Reynolds & Bill Casey; Compañía Nacional de Danza, Carmen was sponsored by Stephanie L. Brown Foundation, Cynthia & John S. Reed Foundation, and Royal Little Family Foundation; and Berliner Philharmoniker with Kirill Petrenko, conductor was sponsored by Foley & Lardner.

Celebrity Series of Boston is grateful to our 2020-21 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. Institutional supporters include the Barr Foundation through its ArtsAmplified initiative,Stephanie L. Brown Foundation, The Catered Affair, Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, D.L. Saunders Real Estate Corp., Foley & Lardner LLP, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, 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.