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Renée Fleming VOICES

Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor at Large Renée Fleming returns to curate another season of her concert series that heralds the power of the voice across a wide range of genres, from jazz to opera to Broadway and more.

Sample some of the soaring voices coming your way in the new season. Listen Now!

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NSO Pops: Maxwell: A Night at the Symphony

Sep 19 – 21, 2019

The multi-Grammy® winner has artfully managed to transfix music lovers for more than two decades with songs ranging from “Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder)” and “Pretty Wings” to “Lake by the Ocean.” Maxwell redefined soul music with his acclaimed debut album Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite, and this year releases the final installment of his blacksummers’NIGHT trilogy.
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Renée Fleming VOICES: Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient and Nashville star Rhiannon Giddens performs music from her latest album, there is no Other, with Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi. Tracked over an intensely productive five-day period in Dublin, Ireland, there is no Other is at once a condemnation of “othering” and a celebration of the spread of ideas, connectivity, and shared experience.

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Renée Fleming VOICES: Gavin Creel

Thu, Oct 3, 2019

Gavin made his Broadway debut originating the role of Jimmy Smith in Thoroughly Modern Millie, earning him his first Tony® nomination. He has since received a Tony Award® for his performance as Cornelius Hackl in Hello, Dolly! with Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce, and starred on Broadway as Jean-Michel in La Cage Aux Folles and Claude in Hair.

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Renée Fleming VOICES: Joyce DiDonato

Nov 8 – 9, 2019

"In the midst of chaos, how do you find peace?"
One of opera's most outspoken and impassioned personalities, multi-Grammy Award® winner Joyce DiDonato presents a fully-staged performance of music from her album In War & Peace - Harmony through Music. This selection of arias from Handel and Purcell, among other great opera masters, conveys how powerfully Baroque opera explores the extremes of human nature and the eternal search for serenity. Join DiDonato on a unique and timely journey with prize-winning orchestra Il Pomo d'Oro in this striking and powerful stage production.

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Renée Fleming VOICES: Norm Lewis

Sat, Feb 29, 2020

Tony®-nominee Norm Lewis, recently seen in NBC's Emmy®-winning broadcast of “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!,” joins Renée Fleming VOICES for a spellbinding showcase of his remarkable talent and charisma. He's starred in Broadway's Porgy & BessThe Little Mermaid, Les Misérables, Chicago, Side Show, Miss Saigon, and The Who’s Tommy, and made history as the first African American Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera.  His television credits include The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Gotham, The Blacklist, and Blue Bloods, as well as his recurring role as Senator Edison Davis on the hit drama Scandal.

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René Marie

Sat, Apr 18, 2020

René Marie, a "jazz singer with the talent, the imgaination, and the sheer presence to be included in the very top level of performers" (The Los Angeles Times), joins Renée Fleming's VOICES series in an unforgettable and intimate performance. In her 20-year career as a singer, Rene Marie has portrayed Ella Fitzgerald and Dinah Washington on stage and earned a Grammy nomination for her album I Wanna Be Evil: With Love to Eartha Kitt.

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Renée Fleming VOICES: Mariza

Mon, May 4, 2020

In less than twelve years, Mariza has risen from a local phenomenon to one of the most widely acclaimed stars of the International Music circuit, seducing audiences worldwide with her breathtaking voice, charismatic stage presence, and powerful blend of traditional and contemporary song forms. Mariza’s career now proceeded with even greater success than ever, with multi-platinum album releases, and appearances on some of the most important stages in the world.

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Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Emerson String Quartet and Renée Fleming

Thu, May 14, 2020

The Grammy Award®–winning Emerson String Quartet reunites with Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor at Large Renée Fleming for another “rapturous recital” (The Washington Post).  At the center of the evening is Penelope, a new monodrama inspired by Homer’s The Odyssey from the Academy Award®–winning composer André Previn and libretto by playwright Tom Stoppard.

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