Established by Aaron Richmond in 1938, the annual concert series has evolved into New England's major presenting organization and features programs of classical music, modern and classical dance, jazz, folk, world music, family music, multi-media performance and Broadway favorites.
The season kicks off Oct. 3 at 8 PM with Barbara Cook and Marilyn Horne teaming up for "Just Between Friends: Selections from the American Songbook." Long-time Cook associate Wally Harper will be the evening's musical director at Boston's Symphony Hall.
Other events of interest to theatre fans include the Oct. 25 evening at Symphony Hall featuring Tony Award winner Patti LuPone. LuPone brings her acclaimed "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda" concert, which she debuted a few years back at Carnegie Hall. Boasting songs from West Side Story, Peter Pan, Evita and other Broadway favorites, "Coulda, Woulda, Should" features musical direction by Dick Gallagher. Show time is 8 PM.
Sisters Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway will bring their award winning revue, "Sibling Revelry," to the Sanders Theatre Jan. 31, 2004, at 8 PM. The concert, which was recorded live for DRG Records, features such tunes as "It's Today," "The Sweetest Sounds," "Friendship," "Meadowlark," "My Heart Is So Full of You," "The Nanny Named Fran" as well as "The Huge Medley," which features a host of classic duets reinterpreted by the talented siblings.
On Saturday, March 27, 2004, Stephen Bogardus and Judith Blazer will join conductor/commentator Robert Kapilow for "What Makes It Great?" Kapilow's series guides the audience through portions of a piece of music while the guest performers offer tunes to demonstrate each point. Selections from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story will be featured during this evening, which begins at 8 PM. Symphony Hall is located at 301 Massachusetts Avenue in Boston, MA; call (617) 266-1200. NEC's Jordan Hall is located in Boston at 30 Gainsborough Street; call (617) 536-2412. The Sanders Theatre is located in Harvard University's Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge; call (617) 496-2222. For more information, visit www.celebrityseries.org.