Last year was a season of many highlights, starting with the return of Street Pianos Boston. For 18 days in the fall of 2016, Celebrity Series placed 60 decorated pianos in public outdoor spaces in every Boston neighborhood and Cambridge for people to encounter, play, and enjoy. Each piano featured the simple invitation: “Play Me, I’m Yours.” This project is a direct manifestation of our vision that the arts are for everyone.
Our Arts for All! program brought the joy of live performance to Boston communities throughout the year with more free concerts, residencies, workshops, and demonstrations than ever before.
The season was filled with great performances from well-known luminaries to future stars in the making. We presented the third season of Stave Sessions, our mini-festival of new, contemporary artists. We continue to attract new households to our audiences and our donor base grew for a fourth consecutive year. Thanks to your generous support and a vibrant audience, Celebrity Series posted another modest operating surplus, our third in a row.
As another season gets underway, we remain deeply grateful to our Board of Directors and Overseers, our donors and audiences, and to all who support the performing arts in Boston.
We invite you to explore our 2016-17 season in review in our latest issue of BRAVO! magazine below. (Click on the thumbnail to launch a full-screen view)