The Kennedy Center

Higher: Renée Fleming and Patricia Barber Perform the Music of Patricia Barber

Higher: Renée Fleming and Patricia Barber Perform the Music of Patricia Barber

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Holidays

Working outside her traditional genre, legendary soprano Renée Fleming sings a program of songs written by American jazz artist Barber. The evening concludes with Fleming and Barber performing an assortment of holiday favorites.

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Legendary soprano Renée Fleming, who dazzled audiences during her American Voices festival, headlines an intimate recital with American jazz singer, pianist, songwriter, and bandleader Patricia Barber. A multiple Grammy Award winner, Fleming is acclaimed for her "vocal radiance and uncommon ability to hold an audience in the palm of her hand" (Baltimore Sun). The evening's program features songs by Barber, "one of the most significant jazz artists to come out of Chicago in the past two decades or more" (The Chicago Tribune) and who pulls out all the stops at the few venues where she chooses to perform, arranged by Simon Frisch as well as an assortment of holiday favorites.

Performance Timing: Approximately 75 minutes, with no intermission