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The Celebrity Series of Boston Announces 2014-2015 Season

The Celebrity Series of Boston Announces 2014-2015 Season

The Celebrity Series of Boston announced its 2014-2015 season today, marking 76 years of bringing the world's greatest performing artists to Boston. The season opens on Sunday, October 5, 2014 with Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini in recital. In total, the 2014-2015 season will include 46 music, dance and entertainment engagements. The 2014-15 season is sponsored by Amy and Joshua Boger.

The 2014-2015 season offers a five-performance debut series, three orchestras, seven ensembles, six piano recitals, six instrumental recitals, three vocal recitals, thirteen jazz and popular song performances, six dance and physical movement companies and two spoken word performances. Celebrity Series events in the 2014-2015 season will take place in NEC's Jordan Hall, Symphony Hall, Pickman Hall, Berklee Performance Center, Sanders Theatre, Citi Shubert Theatre, and the Citi Wang Theatre.

SUBSCRIPTION AND SINGLE TICKET SALES

Subscription sales, both online and by mail, will begin on April 16, 2014.
Online subscriptions will be available beginning at 9:00am on April 16 at www.celebrityseries.org. Subscription brochures with ticket order forms will be mailed the week of April 16. Subscription sales include half-price child ticket pricing for most events.

Persons who wish to receive a copy of the new brochure in the mail should email brochures@celebrityseries.orgwith their full name and mailing address or write to Celebrity Series of Boston, 20 Park Plaza, Suite 1032, Boston, MA 02116.

Subscription orders by phone will begin on Monday, June 9, 2014, and single ticket sales for most events will begin on Monday, September 8, 2014.

BOSTON DEBUTS

The 2014-2015 season will feature the Boston debuts of pianist Vadym Kholodenko, the Simón Bolívar String Quartet, Tania Pérez-Salas Compañia de Danza, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Brian Brooks Moving Company, organist Cameron Carpenter, Dublin Guitar Quartet, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Kyle Athayde Dance Party, chamber ensemble Trio Jean Paul, and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet.

CELEBRITY SERIES DEBUTS

Making their Celebrity Series debuts during the 2014-2015 season are dancers Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass, violinist Lisa Batiashvili, tenor Joseph Calleja, singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, Voices Boston (formerly PALS Children's Chorus), Calder Quartet, alto saxophonist Donald Harrison, jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, violinist Janine Jansen, jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, Radiolab co-host Jad Abumrad, and jazz saxophonist Ravi Coltrane.

THE DEBUT SERIES

The Debut Series continues for the third year at Pickman Hall with pianist Vadym Kholodenko, the Simón Bolívar String Quartet, pianist Inon Barnatan, Dublin Guitar Quartet, and Trio Jean Paul. The Debut Series is sponsored by Harriet and David Griesinger in partnership with the Longy School of Music at Bard College.

ORCHESTRAS

Celebrity Series will present conductor Riccardo Chailly with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and violin soloist Nikolaj Znaider in a program of Mendelssohn's The Hebrides Overture and Symphony No. 5, "Reformation," and Beethoven's Violin Concerto on Friday, November 7, 2014 at Symphony Hall; Sponsored by Eleanor and Frank Pao.

The San Francisco Symphony conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas with violin soloist Gil Shaham will perform Liszt Mephisto Waltz No. 1, Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2, Samuel Carl Adams Drift and Providence, and Ravel Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2 at Symphony Hall on Sunday, November 16, 2014; Media partner 99.5 WCRB.

Pianist/conductor Leif Ove Andsnes will lead the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in their Boston debut in his epic project The Beethoven Journey as they perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Opus 19, Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Opus 37, and Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Opus 58 on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Jordan Hall; Sponsored by Tufts Health Plan; Media partner 99.5 WCRB.

PIANISTS

The 2014-2015 Celebrity Series season will feature six piano recitals, beginning with pianist Maurizio Pollini in a program of R. Schumann and Chopin at Symphony Hall on Sunday, October 5th, 2015; Sponsored by Eleanor and Frank Pao; Media partner 99.5 WCRB.

Van Cliburn International Piano Competition 2013 gold medalist Vadym Kholodenko makes his Boston debut on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Pickman Hall.

On Saturday, November 1, 2014, American pianist Richard Goode performs an all-Beethoven program at NEC's Jordan Hall; An Aaron Richmond Recital; Sponsored by the D.L. Saunders Real Estate & Hotel Investors Group, AMO.

Pianist Inon Barnatan will make his Boston recital debut on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Pickman Hall.

Pianist Daniil Trifonov returns to the Celebrity Series for the first time since his 2012 sold-out debut on March 13, 2015 at NEC's Jordan Hall; An Aaron Richmond Recital.

British pianist Stephen Hough will perform on Friday, May 8, 2015 at NEC's Jordan Hall; An Aaron Richmond Recital; Sponsored by the D.L. Saunders Real Estate & Hotel Investors Group, AMO; Media partner 99.5 WCRB.

CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

On Saturday, October 18, 2014, the Juilliard String Quartet will perform a program of Webern, Berg, and Schubert at NEC's Jordan Hall. The Quartet has welcomed two new members since their last appearance in 2005, violinist Joseph Lin and violist Roger Tapping; An Aaron Richmond Recital; Sponsored by the D.L. Saunders Real Estate & Hotel Investors Group, AMO; Media partner 99.5 WCRB.

The Simón Bolívar String Quartet makes its Boston debut at Pickman Hall as part of The Debut Series on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 with a program of Mendelssohn, Ginastera, and Brahms. Created from within the Fundación Musical Simón Bolívar, the Simón Bolívar String Quartet is composed of principal musicians of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra (SBYOV) of Venezuela, an important product of El Sistema founded by maestro José Antonio Abreu.

On Thursday, January 22, 2015, the Emerson String Quartet will perform with new cellist Paul Watkins at NEC's Jordan Hall in a program of Purcell, Beethoven, and the premiere of Lowell Liebermann's String Quartet, which was co-commissioned by Celebrity Series of Boston.

The Calder Quartet will perform the Boston premiere of Andrew Norman's Sabina, Ravel String Quartet in F Major, ThomasAdès Arcadiana, and Beethoven's String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Opus 95, "Serioso" at NEC's Jordan Hall on Friday, February 20, 2015; An Aaron Richmond Recital; Sponsored by the D.L. Saunders Real Estate & Hotel Investors Group, AMO; Media partner 99.5 WCRB.

Classical guitar ensemble the Dublin Guitar Quartet performs at Pickman Hall in their Boston debut on April 8, 2015 as part of The Debut Series. In keeping with the Quartet's devotion to new music, the program will include works by John Tavener, Leo Brouwer, György Ligeti, and Arvo Pärt.

Trio Jean Paul presents a chamber music program at Pickman Hall in their Boston debut on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 as part of The Debut Series. The program will consist of Beethoven's Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Opus 1, No. 1, Wolfgang Rihm's Fremde Szenen III, and Dvo?ák's Piano Trio No. 3 in F minor, Opus 65.

ENSEMBLES

Bassist/composer Edgar Meyer and mandolinist/composer Chris Thile team up on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Sanders Theater to cross traditional musical boundaries in a diverse program featuring original music. These two MacArthur Fellows were last seen on the Celebrity Series stage as part of the Grammy-winning "Goat Rodeo Sessions."

Banjo virtuosos and husband and wife team Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn bring a riveting blend of unique yet familiar duet music to Sanders Theatre on Thursday, October 30, 2014.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain will perform a blend of joyous and rhythmic popular music full of personality and warmth in their Boston Debut at NEC's Jordan Hall on Friday, January 16, 2015; sponsored by the D.L. Saunders Real Estate & Hotel Investors Group, AMO.

The Silk Road Ensemble with cellist Yo-Yo Ma celebrates its 15th anniversary on March 4, 2015 at Symphony Hall; Sponsored by Foley & Lardner LLP; Media partner is 99.5 WCRB.

INSTRUMENTALISTS

Reigning violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman will perform at Symphony Hall on Sunday, November 23, 2014; Sponsored by Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC; Media partner is 99.5 WCRB.

Dutch violinist Janine Jansen and Lithuanian-born Israeli pianist Itamar Golan present a program of Prokofiev's FiveMelodies, Beethoven's Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 10 in G Major, and Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Piano and Tzigane at NEC's Jordan Hall on Friday, February 6, 2015; Media partner is 99.5 WCRB.

Juilliard trained organist Cameron Carpenter will perform selections from his large and diverse organ repertoire at Sanders Theatre on March 5, 2015 in his Boston debut; Presented in association with the American Guild of Organists; Sponsored by Adrianne and Michael Canning.

Violinist Lisa Batiashvili and pianist Paul Lewis will perform Schubert's Violin Sonata in A Major, Opus 162, D. 574,"Grand Duo" and Rondo in B minor, Opus 70, D. 895, Bach's Sonata in E minor, BWV 1023, and Beethoven's Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 10 in G Major on Sunday March 29, 2015 at NEC's Jordan Hall; An Aaron Richmond Recital; Sponsored by the D.L. Saunders Real Estate & Hotel Investors Group, AMO; Media partner 99.5 WCRB.


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