Celebrity Series’ mission is to present 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.
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Celebrity Series of Boston