Celebrity Series at Home

May 5: One day until Season Launch!

Dear Friends,

We are so excited to launch the 2020-2021 season tomorrow and thank you for your continued support of everything the arts offer—a sense of community, the thrill of watching music and dance come alive in front of our eyes, and the feeling of joy we share after a moving performance. 

We think you’ll be excited about next season, too, and assure you that the health of our community is our highest priority as we monitor the guidelines about public gatherings.  

In the meantime, we offer a few more sneak peeks at next season and the continuation of our Celebrity Series at Home digital concert series. Let us know where you are finding inspiration using #CelebritySeriesAtHome on social media and tag us @celebrityseries. 

Facebook Live with Veronica Robles

Veronica Robles

Celebrity Series at Home brings you new digital content specially curated by our talented and inspiring Neighborhood Arts artists. This week, mariachi singer Veronica Robles performs a Facebook Live concert on Thursday, May 7, at 8 pm ET. Veronica Robles is a cultural icon for Latinos in Boston who founded the first all-female mariachi band in Boston. She is the co-founder and Director of the Veronica Robles Cultural Center, a non-profit organization that supports community action and economic growth in East Boston. Join her Facebook Live this Thursday!

Sneak Peek at 2020 - 2021

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Rubén Blades

El Cantante - Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis ft. Rubén Blades

Salsa giant and 17-time Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winner Rubén Blades will join Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis this holiday season to wish us Feliz Navidad! Watch their performance of "El Cantante" from their 2018 collaborative album, Una Noche Con Rubén Blades, and join us at Berklee Performance Center in December to get into the holiday spirit!

Taylor Mac

Taylor Mac Performs 'People Have The Power'

In 2016, playwright and performance artist Taylor Mac took audiences for an incredible journey: a 24-hour marathon performance of his Pulitzer-nominated A 24-Decade History of American Popular Music. Each hour, devoted to one decade dating back to 1776, explores the social history of the United States and its disparate communities through popular songs. Get a taste of all the decades in the abridged version in October at the Emerson Colonial Theatre, and preview the 1980s in Mac's rendition of Patti Smith's "People Have the Power" from the Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Pianist Sir András Schiff

András Schiff - Bach. Overture in French Style in B minor BWV831

Sir András Schiff returns in March 2021 with a solo recital of Bach, Beethoven, Haydn, and Schubert in Jordan Hall, for his seventh solo recital and eighth appearance on the Series. Listen to his performance of Bach's Overture in the French Style in B minor, which will open his program. 

Shaw Pong Liu

Violinist and composer Shaw Pong Liu performed a Facebook Live concert on Friday night. She performed on the violin and erhu, and performed some of her original songs. Her concert is now available for on-demand viewing at Facebook (no account required).

Thank you

Your investment in the Celebrity Series is more important than ever! Today, Celebrity Series joins #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of unity and giving in response to the unprecedented and critical needs caused by COVID-19. On this special day, if you are able, please consider making a contribution to Celebrity Series, in any amount. 

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.

Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis' Big Band Holidays con Rubén Blades is part of the Jazz Series which is generously sponsored by Leslie & Howard Appleby. Sir András Schiff’s performance is an Aaron Richmond Recital, endowed by Nancy Richmond Winsten and the late Dr. Joseph Winsten.


Celebrity Series of Boston is grateful to our 2019-20 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.