Rachael Walters Brightwell
- Associate Director for Programing and Outreach
Renée Fleming ©Decca/Andrew Eccles
One of the most celebrated vocalists of our time, soprano Renée Fleming returns to Emory University for a sold-out show Friday, February 17 at 8 p.m. in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts as part of the Candler Concert Series. Fleming last performed at Emory’s Glenn Auditorium in 2002.
A four-time GRAMMY Award winner, Fleming is known to captivate audiences with her artistry and compelling stage presence. Along with countless opera and concert performances, Fleming has sung before Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, President Barack Obama, during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and was the first classical artist to perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl in 2014. She was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2013, America’s highest honor for an individual artist. In 2008, Fleming had the distinction of being the first woman in the 125-year history of the Metropolitan Opera to solo headline an opening night gala.
For her performance at Emory, Fleming will be accompanied by pianist Gerald Martin Moore, performing opera classics from Johannes Brahms, Jules Massenet, Leo Delibes and more, as well as favorites from “The Sound of Music” “The King and I” and “The Wizard of Oz.”
Candler Concert Series
Each year the Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series brings internationally-renowned artists to Emory University's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts with the aim of engaging the Emory and Atlanta communities with world-class artists. The series is made possible by a generous gift from the late Flora Glenn Candler, a friend and patron of music at Emory University.