Celebrity Series of Boston had a better idea than putting candles on a cake to kick off their 75th season. Instead they brought their joy to the streets with 75 pianos around Boston and Cambridge for the public to use as they wish through Monday, October 14.
The Celebrity Series of Boston Kickoff party offered live performances and an impromptu music session on a couple of those artfully-designed pianos while a montage of the series greatest moments played on Saturday, October 5. Skillful musicians played and sang from a wide variety of music genres, anything from planned performances to a little piano improvisation. All were welcome to play. Guests enjoyed a selection of wine, a Ben and Jerry’s ice cream bar, and delectable desserts from Davios. The reception took place inside the Galleria, 10 Saint James Street in Boston.
The new season has begun and upcoming performances include acclaimed pianist Yuja Wang playing works by Stravinsky, Chopin, and Prokofiev on Friday, October 18 at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall at 8 p.m. Returning mandolinist Chris Thile rounds out the weekend with sonatas, his own compositions, and his contemporary music on Sunday, October 20 at the Sanders Theatre at 7 p.m. Other live performances include the extensive, extraordinary works of composer Harold Arlen with ‘What Makes it Great with Rob Kapilow Over the Rainbow: The Songs of Harold Arlen.’ The evening pays tribute to Harold Arlen’s Broadway and timeless songs such as ‘Stormy Weather,’ ‘I’ve Got the World on A String’ and much more performed by singing trio Rob Kapilow, Rebecca Luker, and Michael Winther at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall.
Visit www.celebrityseries.org for the wide range of performances in store for the 2013-2014 season!