Massachusetts
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
NEFA Grant Recipient
Cultural Nonprofit
Celebrity Series of Boston

Celebrity Series’ mission is to present world-class performing artists who inspire and enrich our community. We believe in the power of excellence and innovation in the performing arts to enrich life experience, transform lives, and build better communities. Since 1938, the Celebrity Series has brought the world’s finest performing artists to venues across Boston. Founded by pianist and promoter Aaron Richmond, the first season included artists such as Rudolf Serkin, Marian Anderson and the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Seven decades later, classical music and dance retain their robust presence, and presentations now include jazz, world music, and literary artists, in up to 75 performances each season. Beyond the mainstage, our Arts for All! community engagement programs reach 10,000+ individuals annually, through master classes with mainstage artists, interactive youth workshops led by local artists, free concerts in Boston neighborhoods, free and discounted tickets to mainstage performances, and large-scale, public participatory performance projects.

I Have Worked With

  • Sol y Canto has worked with Celebrity Series in our Neighborhood Arts program, which offers hands-on, interactive workshops and free community concerts focused in the Boston neighborhoods of Dorchester, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale, Roxbury, and the South End.

  • Boston Public Quartet has worked with Celebrity Series in our Neighborhood Arts program, which offers hands-on, interactive workshops and free community concerts focused in the Boston neighborhoods of Dorchester, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale, Roxbury, and the South End.

  • The Guy Mendilow Ensemble has worked with Celebrity Series in our Neighborhood Arts program, which offers hands-on, interactive workshops and free community concerts focused in the Boston neighborhoods of Dorchester, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale, Roxbury, and the South End.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Sara
Job Title/Position: 
Director of Development
Fax: 
617-482-3208
Mailing Address: 
20 Park Plaza, Suite 1032
Boston, MA 02116
Physical Address: 
20 Park Plaza, Suite 1032
Boston, MA 02116
Last Name: 
Robinson
Phone: 
617-482-2595

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Multi-Disciplinary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Ballet
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Music - General
Music - Band
Music - Chamber
Music - Children's
Music - Choral
Music - Composition
Music - Ethnic / World
Music - Folk
Music - Jazz
Music - New
Music - Opera
Music - Orchestral
Music - Pop / Rock
Music - Solo / Recital
Theater - General
Theater - Musical
Year Founded: 
1938
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
American Sign Language
Institution/Business Type: 
Cultural Series Organizations
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
175
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
New England Presenters, Association of Performing Arts Presenters, International Society for the Performing Arts, Dance/USA, Boston Dance Alliance, Chamber Music America
Dance/USA
Member of APNNE or NEP presenter consortium
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
All Celebrity Series venues for mainstage and community programs are accessible to people with disabilities and are located in proximity to public transportation and serviced by The Ride, door-to-door public transportation for people with physical, cognitive, or mental disabilities. Sign language interpretation, assistive listening devices, large print programs, and wheelchair and companion seating are available upon request for all Celebrity Series performances and events, including workshops, master classes, and panel discussions.