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Posted Nov 11, 2013 at Aisle Be Seeing You
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"The 'Play Me I’m Yours' public art project comes to Boston this week as Celebrity Series of Boston places 75 pianos around the city to celebrate its 75th anniversary. The first pianos were installed Wednesday, with the full project starting Friday and running through Oct.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2013 at Aisle Be Seeing You
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Pianist Vijay Iyer is on this year's list of MacArthur Fellows; rarified air, indeed. Howard Reich talked to Iyer regarding his award for the Chicago Tribune: "'I'm really inspired by the composer-pianists of the last century, particularly (Duke) Ellington and (Thelonious) Monk and people in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2013 at Aisle Be Seeing You
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The pianos are not on the street, yet, but the listings are! A map of all the locations of all 75 pianos in the Street Pianos Boston Festival, plus artists and host info are available online at: www.streetpianosboston.com. Another small step in a season filled... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2013 at Aisle Be Seeing You
Our new YouTube channel is up and running! In honor of our 75th Anniversary Season we are featuring special messages from Celebrity Series of Boston performers. Our first posting is from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater artistic director Robert Battle. Celebrity Series of Boston on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2013 at Aisle Be Seeing You
In honor of our 75th anniversary, Celebrity Series of Boston is presenting Play Me, I'm Yours, the Boston street piano festival from September 27 to October 14. The event places 75 pianos on streets all over Boston for the public to play at any time.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2013 at Aisle Be Seeing You
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Miles Davis and Wayne Shorter "The six years I was with Miles, we never talked about music. We never had a rehearsal. Jazz shouldn’t have any mandates. Jazz is not supposed to be something that’s required to sound like jazz. For me, the word 'jazz'... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2013 at Aisle Be Seeing You
Check out Listen Magazine's interview with pianist Yuja Wang. Yuja Wang performs on the Celebrity Series of Boston 75th Anniversary Season at Jordan Hall on October 18. Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2013 at Aisle Be Seeing You
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director, Robert Battle, was kind enough to tape some personal thoughts before tonight's performance on the Celebrity Series of Boston's 75th Anniversary. Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at Aisle Be Seeing You
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The renowned dancer and ballet master Frederic Franklin died on May 4 at age 98. Mr. Franklin made his Boston debut in November 1938 with Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo during the first season of the Celebrity Series of Boston. In addition to multiple Celebrity... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2013 at Aisle Be Seeing You
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Gustavo Dudamel of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, March 23, 2014 Subscription sales are now live on celebrityseries.org. Check out our complete 13-14 Calendar! Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2013 at Aisle Be Seeing You
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"This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before." —Leonard Bernstein Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2013 at Aisle Be Seeing You
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Spellbound Dance Company dancers Maria Cosso (center) and Giacomo Todeschi (left) lead a masterclass at Rindge & Latin High School in Cambridge on April 4, 2013. The class was part of Celebrity Series' Arts for All! program. Complete 2013-14 season is now on sale at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2013 at Aisle Be Seeing You
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Broadway and cabaret star Barbara Cook did an interview with Vanity Fair's Patrick Monahan back in November. Here's a snippet: "Is there a standard you feel differently about singing now than when you first heard it? “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”—I’ve heard that, of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2013 at Aisle Be Seeing You
Musings on Van Cliburn He was a phenomenon. He was a larger than life personality. He was a genuine American hero. He was a gifted pianist who brought world attention to American classical music. He was the quintessential Southern gentleman -- a tall Texan who... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2013 at Aisle Be Seeing You
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Pianist Van Cliburn in Tel Aviv, 1962 Pianist Van Cliburn has died at age 78. The Shreveport, Louisiana native's triumph at the 1958 Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow made him a household name. Van Cliburn made his Celebrity Series debut in 1960 and performed on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2013 at Aisle Be Seeing You
Subscriptions for our 2013-14 season (our 75th season) go on sale April 18, 2013. Some performances may be announced in advance of that date, but all performances begin subscription sales on April 18. Check this blog or www.celebrityseries.org for more details as they become available.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at Aisle Be Seeing You
Karita Mattila's concert, scheduled for this evening, has ben cancelled. Ticket holders please visit performance page for options. Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2013 at Aisle Be Seeing You
“In 1999, Edward Said and myself formed the West-Eastern Divan orchestra, composed of musicians from Israel, Palestine, and other Arab countries; countries where the open ear has been too often replaced by the unsheathed sword, to the detriment of all. Now, over 10 years later,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2013 at Aisle Be Seeing You
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Vishnevskaya with husband, cellist Mistislav Rostropovich Russian soprano and political dissident Galina Vishnevskaya died yesterday in Moscow. Ms. Vishnevskaya appeared twice on the Celebrity Series, in her first American recital in 1960 and again in 1961. Boston Globe critic Kevin Kelly reviewed her second Celebrity... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2012 at Aisle Be Seeing You
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Pioneering jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck has died of heart failure at the age of 91. Brubeck was presented 11 times by Celebrity Series of Boston between 1971 and 1984, including appearances with his quartet and alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, with his son, Darius... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2012 at Aisle Be Seeing You
Watch the uniquely delightful Swiss performance group Mummenschanz perform on the Muppet Show in 1976. Mummenschanz will celebrate 40 years of innovative non-verbal theatre (with toilet paper, giant blobs of felt, and squishable masks) in Boston from December 5-9th at Citi Shubert Theatre. Presented by... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at Aisle Be Seeing You
Read Jeremy Eichler's review of Sunday afternoon's Celebrity Series concert by the Emerson String Quartet (login req'd), the ensemble's last in Boston with David Finckel in the cello chair. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at Aisle Be Seeing You
Cellist David Finckel makes his last appearance in Boston with the Emerson String Quartet this Sunday. He has been doing some thinking as he makes other "final" appreances on his tour. Here is a sample: "What am I really leaving? Is it three incredible colleagues,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2012 at Aisle Be Seeing You
Previews: Boston Globe (login req) Reviews: Boston Globe (login req) Boston Musical Intelligencer Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2012 at Aisle Be Seeing You