Category Archives: Performers

Renée Fleming Brings Opera to 100 Million at Super Bowl XLVIII

“Grammy Award-Winner and Soprano Superstar” Renée Fleming brought her silky but power packed voice to Super Bowl XLVII in an artistic performance featuring both vocal command and expressive taste. It was a banner moment for Fleming and a pop culture … Continue reading

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The Making of Chesapeake: Summer of 1814 — An Interview with Director & Designer Anne Patterson

Backstage at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in Reno, Nevada and just prior to the 4 p.m. March 17, 2013 premiere of Michael Gandolfi’s orchestral tone poem Chesapeake: Summer of 1814 with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor … Continue reading

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Great Anthem Performances in Sports—Nominate Your Favorites

Television made sports championships, such as the Super Bowl and World Series, into international entertainment extravaganzas and the role of music in sports has grown alongside. Musicians had long helped entertain, excite (and control) sports crowds since at least the … Continue reading

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Adding a Beat to the Banner: Beyoncé, Whitney & the Magic of 4/4 Time

The hubbub about Beyoncé’s “to lip synch or not” performance of the national anthem at Obama’s second inauguration aside, everyone I’ve spoken with and read LOVED her performance. Soul superstar Aretha Franklin told ABC News that Beyoncé “did a beautiful … Continue reading

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