Celebrity Series of Boston 2019-20: Leipzig Gewandhaus, Boston Symphony, LA Phil, Kronos Quartet, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Posted on: April 15, 2019

“The Celebrity Series of Boston will welcome the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and a number of high-profile soloists and chamber ensembles to Boston in the 2019-2020 season,” writes Aaron Keebaugh in Wednesday’s (4/10) Boston Classical Review. “The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra will return to town in a series of concerts as part of its ongoing relationship with the Boston Symphony Orchestra … Gustavo Dudamel leads the [Los Angeles Philharmonic in the] local premiere of John Adams’s new concerto Why Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes, featuring Yuja Wang … The other orchestra to come to town will be the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, which will perform Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 and Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1, spotlighting Joshua Bell… Kronos Quartet [will perform] a program entitled Music for Change—The Banned Countries, which will focus upon music from the seven countries affected by President Trump’s travel ban…. Several groups and musicians will offer performances of Beethoven’s music in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth…. Instrumentalists and other chamber groups to perform next season include cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and his sister, pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason … violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and cellist Jay Campbell [and] the Jerusalem String Quartet.”

Posted April 15, 2019