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January 2024

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Music From the Sole: I Didn't Come to Stay

January 11-13 at NEC's Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre

Music From The Sole is a tap dance and live music company that celebrates tap’s connections to Afro-Brazilian music and dance, and other influences across the African Diaspora. I Didn’t Come to Stay, a work for eight dancers and a five-piece band, earned a spot on the New York Times’ Best Dance Performances of 2022 list. It explores tap’s diasporic lineage and connections to house, samba, Brazilian funk, and jazz. 

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Ashwini Ramaswamy: Let The Crows Come

January 19 & 20 at NEC's Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre

Evoking potent symbolism of the crow as a messenger between life and death, transcending space and time, Ashwini Ramaswamy explores memory, dislocation, ancestry, and more in the Boston premiere of Let the Crows Come. Profoundly personal and universally resonant, the work is “a fascinating, beautifully developed exchange of dance styles,” according to The Washington Post.

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Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor
Bryan Wagorn, piano

Friday, January 19 at NEC's Jordan Hall

“Super-cool, multi-talented and dauntlessly adventurous American countertenor” (The Telegraph) Anthony Roth Costanzo returns to Boston for an all-new recital program with pianist Bryan Wagorn. A recent Grammy Award winner for his fearless and stunning portrayal of the title character in Philip Glass’ Akhnaten, Anthony Roth Costanzo has drawn public and critical acclaim for his unforgettable performances and the brilliance, power, and agility of his voice.  

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Hélène Grimaud, piano

Saturday, January 20 at NEC's Jordan Hall

French pianist Hélène Grimaud enjoys a busy and varied career on the world’s concert stages as an orchestral soloist, a chamber music partner, and a solo recitalist. Her combination of sheer strength and power tempered by her interpretive subtlety and technical control makes her an impressive pianist in any setting. 

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The Sunday, January 21 performance at Meadow Hall at Groton Hill Music Center is currently sold out.



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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Max Roach Centennial Celebration

Sunday, January 28 at Symphony Hall

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra pay tribute to one of the greats when they celebrate the centennial of drummer Max Roach. Roach, a pioneering legend and innovative master musician and bandleader, spanned a diverse range of styles and influenced generations to follow with his artistry and his commitment to activism. 

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February 2024

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Cécile McLorin Salvant

Friday, February 2 at Sanders Theatre

Brilliant jazz vocalist, composer, and lyricist Cécile McLorin Salvant weaves a tale of women’s secrecy under the male gaze in her latest project, Mélusine. Salvant takes as her inspiration the European folk legend of Mélusine, the woman cursed to spend one day each week as a half-snake. Experience the profound vision of a major talent with this fascinating song cycle from one of today’s most acclaimed singers in any genre. 

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What Makes it Great? with Rob Kapilow, featuring A Far Cry
Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings

Saturday, February 3 at NEC's Jordan Hall

Rob Kapilow, with the assistance of Boston’s self-conducted chamber orchestra A Far Cry, explores Tchaikovsky’s sweeping Serenade for Strings in the context of the composer's life and career. He unpacks and illustrates some of Tchaikovsky’s compositional choices and provides illuminating biographical and historical context about the composer, and how he negotiated the various political and artistic movements of his time.   

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Renée Fleming, soprano
Inon Barnatan, piano
Voice of Nature: the Anthropocene

Sunday, February 4 at Symphony Hall

Renée Fleming is one of the most acclaimed singers of our time, performing on the stages of the world’s greatest opera houses and concert halls, and she teams with pianist Inon Barnatan for the local premiere of Voice of Nature: the Anthropocene inspired by her recent Grammy-winning album. 

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Víkingur Ólafsson, piano

Saturday, February 10 at NEC's Jordan Hall

Drawing out the underlying structures and illuminating extraordinary moments, Víkingur Ólafsson reflects and refracts well-known works to make us hear them in new ways. With its rigorous form and opportunities for flights of virtuosic expression, what will Bach's Goldberg Variations become in the hands of one of Bach’s most innovative and thoughtful interpreters? Let’s find out together.  

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Takács Quartet

Friday, February 16 at NEC's Jordan Hall

The Takács Quartet are renowned around the world for their elegant, incisive accounts of the classic quartet repertoire and for their appetite for new music. Their program for this engagement offers two notable nineteenth-century string quartets alongside flow, a new work and Celebrity Series co-commission from violist and composer Nokuthula Ngwenyama.   

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Justin Austin, baritone
Howard Watkins, piano

Wednesday, February 21 at Longy's Pickman Hall

Praised in Opera News as “a gentle actor and elegant musician” and in The Wall Street Journal for his “mellifluous baritone,” vocalist Justin Austin is quickly making a name for himself on opera, oratorio, musical theatre, and concert stages around the United States and Europe. Austin’s beautifully “burnished” (The New York Times) baritone voice and compelling stage presence make this recital a can’t-miss Boston debut from a young artist who is rapidly scaling the heights of the operatic world. 

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Time For Three

Saturday, February 24 at NEC's Jordan Hall

To experience this trio live is to hear the various eras, styles, and traditions of Western music – Americana, pop, classical, and more – fold in on themselves and emerge anew. Time For Three—Charles Yang (violin, vocals), Nicolas “Nick” Kendall (violin, vocals), and Ranaan Meyer (double bass, vocals)—have found a unique and captivating niche. The Sydney Morning Herald praised their “brilliant classical technique, stylistic eclecticism, improvisatory flair, and imaginative wildness to produce performances of energy, humour, and fun.” 

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An Evening with Audra McDonald

Tuesday, February 27 at Symphony Hall

Audra McDonald returns to Boston in a one-night-only engagement with an orchestra of local musicians. An icon on stage and screen, the six-time Tony Award-winning McDonald lends her luminous voice and committed stage presence to Broadway favorites, standards, and much more.

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March 2024

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Arturo Sandoval and Pedrito Martinez
Double bill!

Friday, March 8 at Berklee Performance Center

Two generations of brilliant Cuban musicians come together when Arturo Sandoval and Pedrito Martinez share a double bill at Berklee Performance Center! Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval is an undisputed legend: a protégé of Dizzy Gillespie, who helped him defect from Cuba, he helped redefine the sound of Cuban jazz as a founding member of Irakere. Percussionist Pedrito Martinez, born in Havana, grew up surrounded by rumba music. He became a specialist in rumba and Afro-Cuban percussion, bringing his folkloric music to partnerships with musicians from around the world. 

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Sierra Hull

Saturday, March 9 at Sanders Theatre

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and brilliantly talented multi-instrumentalist Sierra Hull returns with her band for an evening of virtuosity, honesty, and heart. She creates music inspired and informed by bluegrass but with a soundscape and point of view all her own. Folk, pop, and bluegrass come together with Hull’s heartfelt and clever lyrics and often-ethereal vocals for an unforgettable evening of music. 

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Jess Gillam, saxophone
Thomas Weaver, piano

Tuesday, March 12 at Longy's Pickman Hall

English saxophonist Jess Gillam is delighting the music world with her outstanding talent and irresistible personality. Gillam’s program will show off her range and versatility. Recent recital programs have spanned the Renaissance and Baroque, through the twentieth century, to the present day. Passionate about inspiring and bringing joy to people through music, Gillam invites audiences around the world on journeys of musical discovery through her electrifying performances and eclectic programming. 

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Alan Cumming is Not Acting His Age

Friday, March 15 at Sanders Theatre

Scottish-American polymath Alan Cumming returns with his new cabaret show Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age, an evening of story and song celebrating and exploring his puckish, eclectic spirit and joie de vivre, with a joyful and mischievous exploration of that most communal of pastimes: aging! 

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Miho Hazama and m_unit

Saturday, March 16 at Berklee Performance Center

Grammy-nominated composer and conductor Miho Hazama is one of the most promising and talented composers/arrangers of her generation. Lauded in DownBeat as one of “25 for the Future,” Hazama creates inventive, complex, and surprising compositions for m_unit, the 13-piece jazz chamber orchestra that she leads.

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Orchestre de Paris
Klaus Mäkelä, conductor
Yunchan Lim, piano soloist

Sunday, March 17 at Symphony Hall

Conductor Klaus Mäkelä, just twenty-eight, already has a major career, with prestigious appointments at Paris, Oslo, and the Concertgebouw. Yunchan Lim, who in 2022 became the youngest pianist to win the Cliburn Competition, takes the soloist part for Prokofiev’s breathtaking, fiendishly difficult Second Piano Concerto. 

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Max Raabe & Palast Orchester
Dream a Little Dream

Tuesday, March 19 at Symphony Hall

Max Raabe and the Palast Orchester bring the sophistication and glamour of Weimar-era Berlin to Symphony Hall, with a cool, contemporary twist. Swing and cabaret big band classics from Germany’s Roaring Twenties meet Broadway and Tin Pan Alley standards by Cole Porter and Irving Berlin.

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Stave Sessions: Nathalie Joachim

Wednesday, March 20 at Crystal Ballroom at Somerville Theatre

In this Stave Sessions concert, flutist, composer, and vocalist Nathalie Joachim performs Ki moun ou ye, an intimately staged song cycle that ponders the title question: who are you? Performed in both English and Haitian Kreyòl, the immersive work weaves a vibrant tapestry of Joachim’s live voice, and intricate electronically sampled vocal textures underscored by an acoustic instrumental ensemble. 

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Stave Sessions: JIJI

Thursday, March 20 at Crystal Ballroom at Somerville Theatre

“One of the 21 composers / performers who sound like tomorrow” (The Washington Post), JIJI is equally at home on acoustic and electric guitar, and is the first guitarist to win the prestigious Concert Artists Guild Award in 30 years. She is a must-hear, once-in-a-generation artist.  

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Stave Sessions: Chromic Duo

Friday, March 22 at Crystal Ballroom at Somerville Theatre

Lucy Yao and Dorothy Chan, as Chromic Duo, use toy pianos, “real” pianos, electronics, and multimedia to uncover truths and reimagine human connection. Their program Room of Oceans invites audiences to reflect on the question, “how can we create moments of connection and empathy?” 

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Stave Sessions: Mark Lettieri Group

Saturday, March 23 at Crystal Ballroom at Somerville Theatre

Five-time Grammy Award winner Mark Lettieri creates acclaimed guitar-based instrumental music and is a member of leading jazz fusion collective Snarky Puppy and The Fearless Flyers. As a session musician proficient in a multitude of styles, he has recorded and performed in virtually every genre of popular music with both independent and major-label artists.  

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Bruce Liu, piano

Saturday, March 23 at NEC's Jordan Hall

Pianist Bruce Liu, launched on the fast track to classical superstardom when he won the 18th Chopin Competition in 2021, makes his Boston debut at Jordan Hall. With a program that spans the centuries, Liu will demonstrate the versatility and virtuosity that will make him a must-hear artist for decades to come. 

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Isidore String Quartet

March 27 at Longy's Pickman Hall
March 28 at Meadow Hall at Groton Hill Music Center

This red-hot young quartet's artistry and limitless potential were recognized with a win at the 2022 Banff Competition and a 2023 Avery Fisher Career Grant. The playful, adventurous, and talented group is in the earliest stages of what promises to be a major career: be there for the Isidore String Quartet’s local debut concerts, featuring works by Haydn, Billy Childs, and Beethoven. 

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April 2024

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Patti LuPone: A Life in Notes

Tuesday, April 2 at Symphony Hall

Spend an evening with a true Broadway legend as three-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone returns to Celebrity Series with a brand-new program, A Life in Notes. In this personal musical memoir, LuPone, backed by her band, shares the indelible songs that define her life on and off the stage. 

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Vertigo Dance Company: MAKOM

April 5 & 6 at Boch Center Shubert Theatre

Standout Jerusalem-based contemporary dance company Vertigo returns to Boston with Artistic Director Noa Wertheim’s newest work MAKOM. The title of the evening-length piece derives from the Hebrew word for “place,” and the work that dramatizes humanity’s striving for unity and wholeness. 

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Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Kirill Gerstein, piano

Sunday, April 7 at NEC's Jordan Hall

Two brilliant artists come together as a chamber music duo for the first time on the Series: violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Kirill Gerstein join forces for a program featuring sonatas by Janáček, Bartók, and Brahms, a work by György Kurtág, and the Boston premiere of Thomas Adès’ suite from his opera The Tempest.  

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Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Kathryn Stott, piano

Tuesday, April 9 at Symphony Hall

Yo-Yo Ma is an icon around the world for his staggering talent, his warmth and charisma, and his zest for musical partnerships. He enjoys a long and fruitful performing and recording partnership with pianist Kathryn Stott, acclaimed as one of Britain’s most versatile and imaginative pianists. Ma and Stott make their first recital appearance together at Symphony Hall since 2015: be there when they share a virtuosic and moving evening of music! 

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David Sedaris

Friday, April 12 at Symphony Hall

Through decades of his essays and diaries, David Sedaris has made us consider the absurdities of human nature and modern life: family, travel, relationships, aging, the pandemic and political upheavals…all of it. Laugh along with fellow fans when David Sedaris returns to Symphony Hall to read new and unpublished selections, take questions, and sign books. 

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Brentano String Quartet

Sunday, April 14 at NEC's Jordan Hall

“My best advice is never to pass up an opportunity to hear the Brentano String Quartet,” raves The Strad, citing the group’s intensity, commitment, and intelligent interpretations. The Quartet’s selections span the standard quartet repertoire, from Mozart to Shostakovich; they will bring together works from three centuries and vastly different styles, and will infuse each with the exuberance, sensitivity, and care for which they are renowned. 

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Bamberg Symphony
Jakub Hrůša, conductor
Lukáš Vondráček, piano

Tuesday, April 23 at Symphony Hall

Jakub Hrůša, a “serious, thoughtful conductor” (ArtsDesk) whose star is on the rise around the world, leads the distinctive Bamberg Symphony in this all-German, all-Romantic program. The orchestra performs Wagner’s Lohengrin Prelude and Tannhäuser Overture and Brahms’ Third Symphony, as well as Schumann’s Piano Concert with Lukáš Vondráček as the soloist.

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May 2024

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

May 2-5 at Boch Center Wang Theatre

An Ailey performance is always a special experience. From the moment the house lights dim until the jubilant curtain calls at the end of Revelations, a performance by the “phenomenal” and “electrifying” (TV host Tamron Hall) dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will excite you, inspire you, and uplift you.

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Duets: Dianne Reeves, Chucho Valdés, and Joe Lovano

Saturday, May 4 at Berklee Performance Center

Three all-time greats come together for a rare evening of intimate duets. Winner of seven Grammy and four Latin Grammy Awards, Chucho Valdés is the most influential figure in modern Afro-Cuban jazz and a perennial Celebrity Series audience favorite. Five-time Grammy Award winning vocalist and 2018 NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves is “the most admired jazz diva since the heyday of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday,” according to the New York Times. Her arsenal of talents is richly on display in every song of her limitless repertoire. Hailed by the New York Times as “one of the greatest musicians in jazz history,” Grammy Award-winning saxophone titan Joe Lovano has distinguished himself as a prescient and pathfinding force in jazz for decades. 

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