Celebrity Series at Home

June 6: Débo Ray and Circa

Dear Friends,

In this week’s Celebrity Series at Home newsletter, we explore Circa, the Brisbane-based circus ensemble that creates consistently awe-inspiring performances for audiences worldwide. They bring the new work, En Masse, to the stage in March 2021 with circus settings of Schubert’s Winterreise and selections from Schwanengesang, as well as Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.

And in our digital concert series, we continue to highlight the inspiring local Neighborhood Artists who have been broadcasting performances live online. The series continues through June - browse all of the free Celebrity Series at Home online concerts here.

Débo Ray, vocalist, Facebook Live

Michael Avitabile

Débo Ray, vocalist and founding member of Neighborhood Arts ensemble Women of the World, believes that music has the power to transport us to another time and place. She harnesses that power with a broad audience of fellow music lovers and passionate musicians alike. Join her Facebook Live concert this Thursday, June 11, at 8 pm ET.

Staff Pick: Circa En Masse

En Masse by Circa (trailer)

Robin Baker, Associate Director of Community Engagement at Celebrity Series, is especially excited to see Circa perform their piece En Masse. Renowned for blurring the lines between dance, theatre, and the circus arts in innovative ways, Circa left a lasting impression on Boston audiences during our 2011-12 season. Now Circa returns with imaginative settings of Schubert’s Winterreise and selections from Schwanengesang, as well as Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.

Watch Mike Avitabile's Virtual Concert

Celebrity Series at Home Mike Avitabile, flute

Michael Avitabile is a flutist, entrepreneur, and educator dedicated to the music of our time. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Hub New Music, a Boston-based mixed quartet and Neighborhood Arts ensemble that has quickly become a prominent force among contemporary music organizations. Watch his flute recital that premiered two weeks ago on Facebook and YouTube.


David Lang, Thorn
Gala Flagello, Fake Smile
Nina Shekhar, Adrift
George Darrah, Gilgamesh
David Biedenbender, Detroit Steel
Pascal Le Boeuf, Vicodin

Thank you

Your investment in the Celebrity Series is more important than ever! Your tax-deductible donation will help the Celebrity Series team continue to bring high-quality artistic programming to households in Boston and beyond. Whether that programming takes place onstage, in the community, or online, your gift will ensure that Celebrity Series remains strong, innovative, and resilient now and in the future. If you are able, please consider making a contribution to Celebrity Series, in any amount. 

Circa is generously sponsored by the 2020-21 Dance Series Sponsors: Stephanie L. Brown Foundation, Cynthia & John S. Reed Foundation, and Royal Little Family Foundation.


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 and our vision of a community of Greater Boston where the performing arts are a valued, lifelong, shared experience - on stages, on streets, in neighborhoods - everywhere.