In 1938, pianist Aaron Richmond brought friends from the concert world to perform in Boston. Now the Celebrity Series celebrates 75 years as a major cultural force in the city, with visiting orchestras, a significant co-commission, and much more.
Executive Director Gary Dunning details the classical music highlights with Classical New England's Brian McCreath. Read about the season below, and to hear the conversation, click on "Listen" above.
In March of 2014, the Israel Philharmonic and conductor Zubin Mehta visit Boston's Symphony Hall to perform Bruckner's Symphony No. 8.
Mark Morris's Acis and Galatea
Mark Morris creates a new production of Handel's opera Acis and Galatea in a Celebrity Series co-commission. The culmination of the 75th anniversary season in May, the performances feature Mozart's arrangement of Handel's music, with the the chorus and orchestra of the Handel and Haydn Society and conductor Nicholas McGegan.
Marc-André Hamelin curates and performs a three concert series, including a solo recital, a duo concert with Emanuel Ax, and a chamber music concert with violinist Anthony Marwood and clarinetist Martin Fröst.
The Takács Quartet the six quartets by Béla Bartók over two concerts in March and April.
Soprano Deborah Voigt visit Boston twice during the season. In November, she'll bring her one-woman show, Voigt Lessons, developed with playwright Terrence McNally and director Francesca Zambello to the Calderwood Pavilion. Then, in April, she'll return for a recital at Symphony Hall.
To hear a conversation with Celebrity Series Executive Director Gary Dunning about the season, click on "Listen" at the top of the page, and for complete information about the 2012-2013 season, visit the Celebrity Series of Boston
Photo of Gary Dunning by Robert Torres, courtesy of Celebrity Series of Boston
Photo of Gustavo Dudamel courtesy of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Photo of Marc-André Hamelin by Fran Kaufman
Photo of the Takács Quartet by Ellen Appel
Photo of Deborah Voigt by Peter Ross
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