Celebrity Series of Boston trades candles for pianos for dynamic 75th season (Video)
Kristin Cavallari A lot of alliteration with this one. Arnold Schwarzenegger Remember Busy Philipps? Ryan sees her L, then raises her one. Barbra Streisand Don’t forget the E, though it’s pronounced just like Lord. Nicolas Cage Double the X, double the fun. Amanda Seyfried Qu-ven-zhane (Bonus: sounds like Kwa-van-je-nay). Will Ferrell Two Rs, two Ls, two Es. Not to be confused with Colin Farrell. Saoirse Ronan Sa-oir-se (Bonus: sounds like Seer-sha). Shia LaBeouf La-B-eou-f. Short of i, you have all the vowels.
Instead they brought their joy to the streets with 75 pianos around Boston and Cambridge for the public to use as they wish through Monday, October 14. The Celebrity Series of Boston Kickoff party offered live performances and an impromptu music session on a couple of those artfully-designed pianos while a montage of the series greatest moments played on Saturday, October 5. Skillful musicians played and sang from a wide variety of music genres, anything from planned performances to a little piano improvisation. All were welcome to play. Guests enjoyed a selection of wine, a Ben and Jerrys ice cream bar, and delectable desserts from Davios . The reception took place inside the Galleria, 10 Saint James Street in Boston. The new season has begun and upcoming performances include acclaimed pianist Yuja Wang playing works by Stravinsky, Chopin, and Prokofiev on Friday, October 18 at New England Conservatorys Jordan Hall at 8 p.m. Returning mandolinist Chris Thile rounds out the weekend with sonatas, his own compositions, and his contemporary music on Sunday, October 20 at the Sanders Theatre at 7 p.m. Other live performances include the extensive, extraordinary works of composer Harold Arlen with What Makes it Great with Rob Kapilow Over the Rainbow: The Songs of Harold Arlen . The evening pays tribute to Harold Arlens Broadway and timeless songs such as Stormy Weather, Ive Got the World on A String and much more performed by singing trio Rob Kapilow , Rebecca Luker , and Michael Winther at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. Visit www.celebrityseries.org for the wide range of performances in store for the 2013-2014 season!