Ira Glass, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Yo-Yo Ma and More Set for Celebrity Series of Boston, March 2014

Ira Glass, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Yo-Yo Ma and More Set for Celebrity Series of Boston, March 2014

Celebrity Series of Boston has announced its upcoming performances for March 2014. Check them out below!

Sweet Honey In The Rock: Forty and Fierce!
Sunday, March 2, 5pm
Symphony Hall: 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA
Tickets: $30 and up
Phone: 617-482-6661
MBTA: Green line E to Symphony

Celebrate 40 years of this vital and innovative a capella ensemble-a musical force and long a Boston favorite!

Spring Quartet
Jack DeJohnette, drums; Joe Lovano, saxophones
Esperanza Spalding, bass; Leo Genovese, piano
Thursday, March 6, 8pm
Sanders Theatre: 45 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA
Tickets: $30 and up
Phone: 617-482-6661
MBTA: Red line to Harvard Sq.

Three generations of jazz masters together: a drummer of legendary status, one of the most accomplished saxophonists of his time, a young bassist that has rocketed to international fame, and her brilliant pianist. Don't miss this remarkable quartet's cross-generational conversation.

Natalie Dessay, soprano
Philippe Cassard, piano

Saturday, March 8, 8pm
NEC's Jordan Hall: 30 Gainsborough St., Boston, MA
Tickets: $40 and up
Phone: 617-482-6661
MBTA: Green line E to Symphony

French soprano Natalie Dessay is one of the biggest stars of today's operatic world, thrilling audiences as both a singer and an actress in her dramatic portrayal of some of the most well-known heroines in the genre. In her Boston recital debut, she focuses on the rich German romanticism of Clara Schumann, Brahms, and Richard Strauss, as well as French songs by Debussy, Duparc, Poulenc, and Fauré. Click here for program.

Ira Glass, Reinventing Radio
Sunday, March 9, 3pm
Symphony Hall: 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA
Tickets: $30 and up
Phone: 617-482-6661
MBTA: Green line E to Symphony

The creator of the public radio show, This American Life, talks about his program and how it's put together. Glass mixes stories from the show, live onstage. He recreates the sound of the show as the audience watches, playing funny and memorable moments from the show, and talking about what was behind their creation.

Vijay Iyer Trio
with special guest Robert Pinsky/POEMJAZZ

Friday, March 14, 8pm
Sanders Theatre: 45 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA
Tickets: $30 and up
Phone: 617-482-6661
MBTA: Red line to Harvard Sq.

In the first part of this program, pianist Vijay Iyer teams up with former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky in POEMJAZZ, a duet performance of poetry and jazz. In the second half, the jazz world's hottest trio takes the stage with its innovative interplay.

Evgeny Kissin, piano
Sunday, March 16, 5pm
Symphony Hall: 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA
Tickets: $30 and up
Phone: 617-482-6661
MBTA: Green line E to Symphony

A commanding pianist of great power and clarity, Evgeny Kissin is a contemporary master. Program will include works by Franz Schubert and Alexander Scriabin.

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Zubin Mehta, conductor

Wednesday, March 19, 8pm
Symphony Hall: 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA
Tickets: $35 and up
Phone: 617-482-6661
MBTA: Green line E to Symphony

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1936 by Bronislaw Huberman and its inaugural concert, on December 26, 1936, was conducted by Arturo Toscanini. In 1968 Maestro Zubin Mehta was appointed Music Advisor to the IPO and in 1977 he became its Music Director. Last seen in Boston in 1998, The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 in C minor.

Takács Quartet, part one
Edward Dusinberre, violin; Károly Schranz, violin;
Geraldine Walther, viola; András Fejér, cello

Thursday, March 20, 8pm
NEC's Jordan Hall: 30 Gainsborough St., Boston, MA
Tickets: $35 and up
Phone: 617-482-6661
MBTA: Green line E to Symphony

The beloved Takács Quartet return to Jordan Hall for Part 1 of a two-concert engagement covering the complete cycle of the six string quartets of Béla Bartók. Program will include Bart?k's String Quartets 1, 3, and 5.

Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Kathryn Stott, piano
Friday, March 21, 8pm
Symphony Hall: 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA
Tickets: $45 and up
Phone: 617-482-6661
MBTA: Green line E to Symphony

Yo-Yo Ma's multi-faceted career is testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences and to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. Whether performing new or familiar works from the cello repertoire, coming together with colleagues for chamber music or exploring cultures and musical forms outside the Western classical tradition, Mr. Ma strives to find connections that stimulate the imagination. Program will include works by Stravinsky, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, Messiaen, and Brahms.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Sunday, March 23, 2pm
Symphony Hall: 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA
Tickets: $45 and up
Phone: 617-482-6661
MBTA: Green line E to Symphony

The Los Angeles Philharmonic is reinventing the concept of a 21st-century orchestra under the vibrant leadership of Gustavo Dudamel. Now in its 94th season, the orchestra is recognized as one of the world's outstanding ensembles. Both at home and abroad, the Los Angeles Philharmonic leads the way in innovative programming and re-defining the musical experience. Program will include works by Corigliano and Tchaikovsky.

Wendy Whelan: Restless Creature
March 28 & 29
Friday | 7:30pm
Saturday | 8pm
Citi Shubert Theatre: 270 Tremont St., Boston, MA
Tickets: $60 and up
Phone: 866-348-9738
MBTA: Green line to Boylston

For over 25 years, Wendy Whelan has captivated audiences of the New York City Ballet with her elegant yet thrilling movement and her exacting, intelligent approach to performing. Restless Creature is a collaboration with four young choreographers to create a suite of duets that will be performed by Wendy and each of the four choreographers in turn.

Jerusalem String Quartet
Saturday, March 29, 8pm
NEC's Jordan Hall: 30 Gainsborough St., Boston, MA
Tickets: $35 and up
Phone: 617-482-6661
MBTA: Green line E to Symphony

The Jerusalem String Quartet continues to be both regular and popular visitors to major venues throughout the world. Hailed by The Strad as "one of the young, yet great quartets of our time," The Jerusalem String Quartet has garnered international acclaim for its rare combination of passion and precision. Program will include works by Haydn, Shostakovich, and Brahms.

Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Lars Vogt, piano

Sunday March 30, 3pm
NEC's Jordan Hall: 30 Gainsborough St., Boston, MA
Tickets: $35 and up
Phone: 617-482-6661
MBTA: Green line E to Symphony

An artist known for his musical integrity, technical assurance and intelligent, compelling interpretations, Christian Tetzlaff is internationally recognized as one of the most important violinists performing today. Named "Instrumentalist of the Year" in 2005 by Musical America, Tetzlaff is in demand as a recitalist and soloist around the world.

German concert pianist Lars Vogt has rapidly established himself as one of the leading pianists of his generation. A keen chamber musician, Lars Vogt performs recitals and chamber projects internationally. Program will include works by Mozart, Bart?k, Webern, and Beethoven.

About Celebrity Series of Boston: Celebrity Series of Boston was founded in 1938 by pianist and impresario AaRon Richmond. Over the course of its 75-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 75 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.

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