Celebrity Series of Boston October 2015 Events

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Celebrity Series of Boston
October 2015 Events


David Sedaris
Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 8pm
Symphony Hall: 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA
Tickets: $40 and up
Phone: (617) 482-6661
MBTA: Green line E to Symphony

One of America’s preeminent humorists and a Celebrity Series favorite, David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and Diabetes With Owls, a GRAMMY Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album.

Performance includes an audience Q&A and post-show book signing.

Spellbound Contemporary Ballet, U.S. Premiere of Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons)
Friday, October 16, 2015 | 7:30pm
Saturday, October 17, 2015 | 8pm
Citi Shubert Theatre: 270 Tremont St., Boston, MA
Tickets: $60 and up
Phone: (617) 482-6661
MBTA: Green line to Boylston

Spellbound was a revelation when they made their Boston debut for the Celebrity Series in 2013. For this engagement, the company dances choreographer Mauro Astolfi’s reimagined Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons) in its U.S. premiere performance. The work is a stunning achievement that pushes past the traditional symbols associated with the passing of the seasons and dives into a visceral reconnection with the cycles of renewal in nature. Dancers explore the kaleidoscope of the seasons to segments of Antonio Vivaldi’s masterpiece juxtaposed with original music by Luca Salvadori and fragments of bird song, modal ancient melody, abstract electronic sound bites, the glass harmonica, and bass flute.

Dawn Upshaw
Saturday, October 17, 2015, 8pm
NEC’s Jordan Hall: 30 Gainsborough St., Boston, MA
Tickets: $30 and up
Phone: (617) 482-6661
MBTA: Green line E to Symphony

The inimitable Dawn Upshaw and her perfectly matched partner pianist Gilbert Kalish bring a special program inspired by folk songs, to include works by Schubert, Ravel, Bartók, Kodály, Bolcom, and the Boston premiere of a set of songs by modern composer Sheila Silver.

Pavel Haas Quartet
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 8pm
Pickman Hall: 27 Garden St., Cambridge, MA
Tickets: Sold Out
Phone: (617) 482-6661
MBTA: Red line to Harvard Square

Since the Pavel Haas Quartet won the Paolo Borciani competition in Italy in spring 2005, this young Czech quartet has established itself as one of the leading chamber ensembles of the day, performing at the world’s most prestigious concert halls and recording five award-winning CDs. They recently won the Gramophone Chamber Music Award for their recording of Smetana’s String Quartets Nos 1 & 2. The recording was released by the quartet’s label Supraphon in April 2015.

MARTINU: Quartet No. 3, H. 183

DVOŘÁK: Quartet No. 9 in D minor, Opus 34

BEETHOVEN: Quartet in E minor, Op. 59, no. 2, “Rasumovsky”


Lang Lang, piano
Sunday, October 25, 2015, 3pm
Symphony Hall: 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA
Tickets: $40 and up
Phone: (617) 482-6661
MBTA: Green line E to Symphony

One of the world’s most acclaimed pianists and best-selling classical artists, Lang Lang will perform an exciting program of J.S. Bach, Tchaikovsky, Chopin.
BACH: Italian Concerto in F Major, BMV 971

CHOPIN: Four Scherzos

“The ebullient Lang Lang is maturing as an artist…his playing is refined, almost severe. He has an intelligent way of shaping phrases, controlling dynamics, varying articulations . . . a captivating performance, the kind that you remember as much for its quiet stretches as for its wow factor.” —The New Yorker
About Celebrity Series of Boston

Celebrity Series of Boston was founded in 1938 by pianist and impresario Aaron Richmond. Over the course of its 77-year history, Celebrity Series has presented an array of the world’s greatest performing artists, including Sergei Rachmaninoff, Arturo Toscanini, Ignace Paderewski, Artur Rubenstein, Vladimir Horowitz, Glenn Gould, Fritz Kreisler, Jascha Heifetz, Isaac Stern, Andrés Segovia, Kirsten Flagstad, Marian Anderson, Luciano Pavarotti, Béla Bartók, Igor Stravinsky, Martha Graham, Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Mstislav Rostropovich, and the New York City Opera Company.

The Celebrity Series has been bringing the very best performers–from orchestras and chamber ensembles, vocal and piano music, to dance companies, jazz, and more–to Boston’s major concert halls for 77 years. The Celebrity Series of Boston believes in the power of excellence and innovation in the performing arts to enrich life experiences, transform lives and build better communities. Through its education initiatives, the Celebrity Series seeks to build a community of Greater Boston where the performing arts are a valued, lifelong, shared experience–on stages, in schools, at home– everywhere. For more information on Celebrity Series of Boston, call (617) 482-2595 or visit us online at www.celebrityseries.org.



Stephanie Janes PR

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