Boston / Cambridge
September 20 - 29, 2019 12PM-6PM Two Locations Harvard Science Center Plaza, Cambridge Rose Kennedy Greenway's Chin Park (formerly known as Chinatown Park), Boston
About Concert For One
Over ten days this fall, Celebrity Series of Boston will give powerful, free music experiences to 5,000 people: one listener and one musician at a time.
Concert For One is based on a concept by violist and New England Conservatory graduate Rayna Yun Chou. Rayna created the project in Taiwan in 2016 in an effort to address concerns that classical music had become laden with the notion that it’s inaccessible to everyday people and that on the performers’ side, musicians were increasingly isolated from the people for whom they play.
In Boston, performances for Concert For One will take place inside a temporary art installation featuring two specially outfitted shipping containers, one will serve as a lobby and one as a performance space. The performance space will have with just enough room for two chairs, two people and an instrument. 1 musician will perform for 1 listener for 1 minute at a time. By distilling live performance to its basics, and opening it to everyone, Celebrity Series brings unforgettable experiences to thousands this fall.
Nearly 60 musicians will participate in 120 hours of performance. The group comprises a mix of professionals, conservatory students and highly-trained non-professionals playing a wide range of musical genres, all of whom will be paid to perform. Participating musician were selected through an open application process and are listed below.The Celebrity Series will soon post images and links for the artists below. Check back for updates.
DIANA ALVAREZ + EGOR ANTONEKO + ROBIN BAKER + LOUISE BICHAN + SARAH BOB + EVE BOLTAX + NICHOLAS BROWN + JAVIER CABALLERO + AUDREY CHEN + HAN CHEN + JAMES DAVIDSON + PAMELA DELLAL + KEN FIELD + ASHLEIGH GORDON + SADIE GUSTAFSON-ZOOK + LILY HONIGBERG + JEAN HUANG + KARISH JAVIER + JASON JI + DEBERLY KAUFFMAN + MINA KIM + KLAUA ANNEGRET + SARALYN KLEPACZYK + VASILIS KOSTAS + JONAS KUBLICKAS + BRIANNI LEE + ANITA LEE + JAWOON LEE + PEI-WEN LIAO + MING-HUI LIN + CHARLOTTE MALIN + GABRIELA MARTINA + NORA MAYNARD + ALBINO MBIE + FRANCESCA MCNEELY + FABIOLA MENDEZ + SOPHIE MICHAUX + MAYSHELL MORRIS + NOAH PREMINGER + RHONDA RIDER + MAX RIDLEY + VERONICA ROBLES + DAVID RUSSELL + MIKI SAWADA + CAMERON SHAVE + EUNIKE TANZIL + MARTINE THOMAS + AARON TRANT + YIZHEN WANG + BENJAMIN WENZELBERG + PAUL WHITE + ANDY WILDS + JULIA YANG + HIKARU YONEZAKI + ILANA ZAKS + YINGCHEN ZHANG
Celebrity Series presents “Concert For One” in cooperation with The Rose Kennedy Greenway, Harvard Office For the Arts and Harvard Common Spaces.