Celebrity Series is pleased to announce that First Republic Bank has renewed support for our Take Your Seat program for the 2017-18 season. Take Your Seat provides free and discounted tickets for thousands of children, students, and families to attend world-class performances, offering experiences that many participants otherwise would be unable to access and welcoming participants to performances at Symphony Hall, New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, the Boch Center Wang and Shubert Theatres, and other leading venues. First Republic has supported Take Your Seat since 2012.
Each year Celebrity Series reaches out to a broad range of community organizations, including schools, community organizations, after school programs, Boys & Girls Clubs, youth arts ensembles, and more, to encourage them to take advantage of the discounted and complimentary tickets available through Take Your Seat, via complimentary tickets available to 45+ community partners in Celebrity Series’ Neighborhood Arts program, $10 tickets available to community organizations and schools in the city of Boston, 50% discounted child tickets for youth under 18, and discounted student tickets offered to college and conservatory students.
Via Take Your Seat, Celebrity Series was pleased to welcome 2,766 young people to 46 performances in the 2016-17 season, to performances ranging from classical music to dance to jazz to contemporary music and more, featuring artists such as Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Jessica Lang Dance, Emerson String Quartet, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and many more. In 2017-18, we look forward to welcoming Take Your Seat participants to performances by the Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia with Martha Argerich, Ludovico Einaudi, Pilobolus Dance Theater, Chucho Valdes and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Takács String Quartet, and Wu Man and the Huayin Shadow Puppet Band, among many others.
Thank you to First Republic Bank and to the many other generous donors whose support makes Take Your Seat possible!