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STAVE SESSIONS - TIGUE and Innov Gnawa
STAVE SESSIONS - TIGUE and Innov Gnawa
TIGUE is a percussion trio using members’ conservatory training and eclectic influences to create music that sits at the intersection of contemporary music and art rock. Innov Gnawa performs Moroccan gnawa music: hypnotic Islamic liturgical chants with plucked string and percussive instrumentation. Together, they’ll explore traditional and modern approaches to trance.
Fri 3/24/17 8:30PM 160 Massachusetts Ave


STAVE SESSIONS - Blonde Redhead featuring ACME
STAVE SESSIONS - Blonde Redhead featuring ACME
Formed by Japanese lead singer and guitarist Kazu Makino and Italian twin brothers Amedeo (guitar/vocals) and Simone Pace (drums), Blonde Redhead have built their decades-long career as a driving creative force on the indie music scene. They will perform their seminal 2004 album Misery is a Butterfly in its entirety featuring ACME: American Contemporary Music Ensemble. NPR called ACME “contemporary music dynamos,” and The New York Times described their performances as “vital,” “brilliant,” and “electrifying.”
Sat 3/25/17 8:30PM 160 Massachusetts Ave


Paul Lewis, piano
Paul Lewis, piano
Paul Lewis is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. His numerous awards have included the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year, two Edison awards, and three Gramophone awards.
Sun 3/26/17 3:00PM NEC's Jordan Hall


Sanam Marvi
Sanam Marvi
A gifted singer, Sanam Marvi is known as one of the finest singers of Sufi devotional music and Pakistani folk songs. Her work with major Bollywood stars has made her one of the leading voices in India and Pakistan. Whether singing in Urdu, Sindhi, or Saraiki, Marvi aims to reach across generations and cultures to create an inspiring experience, meditative and trance-inducing one moment and then thrillingly ecstatic the next. Like that of the late Nustrat Fateh Ali Khan, Marvi’s devotional joyousness and intoxication with divine love are completely awe-inspiring.
Sun 3/26/17 7:30PM Sanders Theatre


Che Malambo
Che Malambo
The Argentine dance company Che Malambo is a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle that celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho. This powerhouse all-male company of 14 gauchos is directed by French choreographer and former ballet dancer, Gilles Brinas. Che Malambo brings fiery Malambo traditions and virtuosic dancing to the stage for an exhilarating and entertaining show that is perfect for the entire family.

Fri 3/31/17 7:30PM Boch Center Shubert Theatre
Sat 4/1/17 8:00PM Boch Center Shubert Theatre


Hilary Hahn, violin<br>Robert Levin, piano
Hilary Hahn, violin
Robert Levin, piano
In the two decades since her professional debut, three-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn has brought her virtuosity, expansive interpretations, and creative repertoire choices to Celebrity Series audiences. She has become among the most beloved of recitalists.
Sat 4/1/17 8:00PM NEC's Jordan Hall


Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis<br>
<i>Buddy Rich Centennial: Celebrating the Jazz Drum</i>
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Buddy Rich Centennial: Celebrating the Jazz Drum
Ali Jackson will propel the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in a virtuosic display of big band drums and rhythm. Jackson will arrange the music of Buddy Rich, an innovative big band genius who would have turned 100 this year. Rich was a renowned musical powerhouse for most of the 20th century, influencing generations and offering a visceral excitement that few drummers could capture. For the program’s second half, audiences will witness the Boston premiere of Jackson’s Rhythm Concerto, an extended piece written in the innovative spirit of drum greats like Rich.
Sun 4/9/17 5:00PM Symphony Hall


Escher String Quartet
Escher String Quartet
The Escher String Quartet has received acclaim for its profound musical insight and rare tonal beauty. Avery Fisher Career Grant recipients, the Eschers were recognized and championed by none other than the Emerson String Quartet, from which the group’s rise has been swift: BBC New Generation Artist; appearances on the Young Artists Program at Canada’s National Arts Centre; to being named Artists of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Wed 4/12/17 8:00PM Longy's Edward M. Pickman Hall


Roomful of Teeth with A Far Cry
Roomful of Teeth with A Far Cry
Roomful of Teeth is a GRAMMY-winning vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice. Celebrity Series audiences got a taste of this ensemble’s particular brand of magic at last season’s Stave Sessions. At Sanders Theatre, Roomful of Teeth will be joined by Boston’s own 17-piece collective, A Far Cry, in an innovative and exciting program that will include selections from Ted Hearne’s Law of Mosaics and Coloring Book, and Caroline Shaw’s arrangement of Josquin’s La déploration de la mort de Johannes Ockeghem and Music In Common Time.
Thu 4/13/17 8:00PM Sanders Theatre


Yo-Yo Ma–Edgar Meyer–Chris Thile, <i>The Bach Trios</i>
Yo-Yo Ma–Edgar Meyer–Chris Thile, The Bach Trios
A collaboration forged when the three performed as part of the Goat Rodeo Sessions bears fruit in a superb evening of the music of J.S. Bach. MacArthur Grant winners, world-renowned stars, supremely gifted artists — think of them however you like, this concert is about witnessing three master musicians at the peak of their powers. A must see!
Fri 4/21/17 8:00PM Symphony Hall


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
On March 30, 1958, Alvin Ailey led a group of young African-American modern dancers in a now-fabled performance at the 92nd Street Y in New York City that forever changed the perception of American dance. And in 1968, Celebrity Series of Boston first presented the Ailey company in what has become an annual tradition and celebration.

Thu 4/27/17 7:30PM Boch Center Wang Theatre
Fri 4/28/17 8:00PM Boch Center Wang Theatre
Sat 4/29/17 2:00PM Boch Center Wang Theatre
Sat 4/29/17 8:00PM Boch Center Wang Theatre
Sun 4/30/17 3:00PM Boch Center Wang Theatre


Natalie Dessay, soprano
Natalie Dessay, soprano
Natalie Dessay explores “Portraits of Women” through lieder by Schubert and Mendelssohn, arias by Mozart and Gounod, and more. Don’t miss the long-awaited follow up to her sold-out 2014 Series debut!
Sat 4/29/17 8:00PM NEC's Jordan Hall


An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth
An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth
Emmy- and Tony-award winning singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth brings her boundless talent and charisma to Symphony Hall for an unforgettable evening of personal favorites: Broadway, pop, songbook classics, and more.
Sun 4/30/17 7:00PM Symphony Hall


Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Marc-André Hamelin is among the elite world pianists for his unrivaled blend of musicianship and virtuosity in the great works of the established repertoire, as well as for his intrepid exploration of the neglected music of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Fri 5/5/17 8:00PM NEC's Jordan Hall


AZIZA featuring Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke and Eric Harland
AZIZA featuring Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke and Eric Harland
Each of these musicians has an impressive list of accomplishments, but this band of leaders, a working band that plays together regularly – that means the kind of focused, musical mind reading that the very best improvisers can bring nightly. This will be an unforgettable night of great jazz.
Sat 5/6/17 8:00PM Sanders Theatre


L.A. Dance Project
L.A. Dance Project
Founded in 2012 by renowned choreographer and dancer Benjamin Millepied (former New York City Ballet Principal Dancer and Artistic Director of the Paris Opera Ballet), L.A. Dance Project has made an impact on the dance world with what the Los Angeles Times describes as “a defining artistic vision for our time” with its contemporary approach to art and movement.

Fri 5/19/17 7:30PM Boch Center Shubert Theatre
Sat 5/20/17 8:00PM Boch Center Shubert Theatre
Sun 5/21/17 3:00PM Boch Center Shubert Theatre