Celebrity Series of Boston Announces Neighborhood Arts 2024-25 Season

By Afton Wooten

The Celebrity Series of Boston has released the details of its 2024-25 Neighborhood Arts season.

Neighborhood Arts partners with the Mission Hill Arts Festival for the third year this summer to present free concerts and arts education events across Boston. In a press release, Robin Baker, Associate Director of Community Engagement, says, “We invite you to experience the rich tapestry of cultural diversity in the 2024-25 Neighborhood Arts season, showcasing vibrant live performances spanning global flamenco to Indigenous circle dancing. Join us for an inclusive celebration of artistry by renowned performers, free for all to enjoy, forging connections, and fostering community spirit throughout neighborhoods in Greater Boston. This season, we’re not just spectators; we’re participants in a shared experience through the universal language of creativity. Come be a part of something extraordinary.”

Only featured in this article are classical voice-related works.

Zakiyyah opens the festival with a diverse lineup of opera, hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and gospel.

Performance Date: July 6, 2024 (The Yard at the Tobin Community Center)

The Boston City Singers present “Race and Song: A Musical Conversation,” with vocalists Reggie Harris and Alistair Moock.

Performance Date: December 7, 2024 (Salvation Army Kroc Center) 

Castle of our Skins Wind Quintet performs the works of composers Brian Raphael Nabors, Damien Geter, and Fred Onovwerosuoke.

Performance Date: March 1, 2025 (Bethel A.M.E. Church)