Renée Fleming Returns to Carnegie Hall on 10/23 in Recital with Pianist Inon Barnatan

Renée Fleming Returns to Carnegie Hall on 10/23 in Recital with Pianist Inon BarnatanAcclaimed American soprano Renée Fleming performs in recital with pianist Inon Barnatan on Monday, October 23 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. The program includes works by Brahms, Egon Kornauth, André Previn, selections from Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos, and the world premiere of a new work by Caroline Shaw, commissioned by Carnegie Hall as part of its 125 Commissions Project.

About the Artists
Renée Fleming is one of the most acclaimed singers of our time. In 2013, President Obama awarded her America's highest honor for an artist, the National Medal of Arts. She brought her voice to a vast new audience in 2014, as the first classical artist ever to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. Winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo, Ms. Fleming has sung for momentous occasions from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. A ground-breaking distinction came in 2008 when she became the first woman in the 125-year history of the Metropolitan Opera to solo headline an opening night gala.

Renée Fleming's 2017-2018 tour schedule includes concerts and recitals in Los Angeles, Budapest, Vienna, Paris, Madrid, Brussels, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo. In 2018, she will appear on Broadway in a major revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel. Known for bringing new audiences to classical music and opera, Ms. Fleming has sung not only with Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, and Andrea Bocelli, but also with Elton John, Paul Simon, Sting, Josh Groban, and Joan Baez. She has hosted a wide variety of television and radio broadcasts, including the Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD series, and Live from Lincoln Center. She is currently spearheading a collaboration between the John F. Kennedy Center and the U.S. National Institutes of Health focused on the science connecting music, wellness, and the brain.

Renée Fleming won her fourth Grammy Award for her album Poèmes. Her most recent album Distant Light was released in January by Decca. Recipient of 14 Grammy nominations to date, she has recorded everything from complete operas and song recitals to indie rock, jazz, and the movie soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. She will be heard as the singing voice of Roxane, played by Julianne Moore, in the upcoming film of Ann Patchett's best-selling novel Bel Canto. She is also heard on the soundtrack of Guillermo Del Toro's upcoming film The Shape of Water, which recently won the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival.

In 2016, Renée Fleming was appointed Artistic Advisor for The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In 2010, she was named the first-ever creative consultant at Lyric Opera of Chicago. She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Hall, the Board of Sing for Hope, and the Artistic Advisory Board of the Polyphony Foundation. Her memoir The Inner Voice, published in 2004, is currently in its 16th printing. Among her awards are the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal, Germany's Cross of the Order of Merit, Sweden's Polar Music Prize, and France's Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur.

Celebrated for his poetic sensibility, probing intellect, and consummate artistry, Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan recently completed his third and final season as the inaugural Artist-in-Association of the New York Philharmonic, appearing as soloist in subscription concerts, taking part in regular chamber performances, and acting as ambassador for the orchestra.

A recipient of both the Avery Fisher Career Grant and Lincoln Center's Martin E. Segal Award, Mr. Barnatan has performed extensively with many of the world's foremost orchestras, including those of Cleveland, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and San Francisco; Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; the Royal Stockholm Symphony Orchestra; and the Gulbenkian Orchestra of Lisbon. He has worked with such distinguished conductors as Gustavo Dudamel, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Gaffigan, Susanna Mälkki, Matthias Pintscher, Thomas Søndergård, David Robertson, Edo de Waart, Pinchas Zukerman, and Jaap van Zweden. Passionate about contemporary music, in recent seasons the pianist has premiered new pieces composed for him by Matthias Pintscher, Sebastian Currier and Avner Dorman.

"A born Schubertian" (Gramophone), Mr. Barnatan's critically acclaimed discography includes Avie and Bridge recordings of the Austrian composer's solo piano works, as well as Darknesse Visible, which scored a coveted place on The New York Times' "Best of 2012" list. Last October, the pianist released Rachmaninov & Chopin: Cello Sonatas on Decca Classics with Alisa Weilerstein, which earned rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic.

Program Information
Monday, October 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Inon Barnatan, Piano

JOHANNES BRAHMS "Ständchen," Op. 106, No. 1
JOHANNES BRAHMS "Die Mainacht," Op. 43, No. 2
JOHANNES BRAHMS "Da unten im Tale" from Deutsche Volkslieder, No. 6
JOHANNES BRAHMS "Meine Liebe ist grün," Op. 63, No. 5
JOHANNES BRAHMS "Wiegenlied," Op. 49, No. 4
JOHANNES BRAHMS "Vergebliches Ständchen," Op. 84, No. 4
ANDRÉ PREVIN Lyrical Yeats
ANDRÉ PREVIN "I Can Smell the Sea Air" from A Streetcar Named Desire
EGON KORNAUTH Selections from Lieder, Op. 37
·· Lockung
·· Treue
·· Nachklänge I
·· Waldeinsamkeit
Richard Strauss Selections from Ariadne auf Naxos
·· Ach! Wo War Ich? Tot?
·· Ein Schönes war, hiess Theseus-Ariadne
·· Es gibt ein Reich
CAROLINE SHAW New Work (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)

This performance is sponsored by Bank of America, Carnegie Hall's Proud Season Sponsor.

Lead support for the 125 Commissions Project is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Additional funding is provided by members of Carnegie Hall's Composer Club.

Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
Ticket Information
Tickets, priced $38-$125, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website,

For Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.

In addition, for all Carnegie Hall presentations in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage a limited number of partial view (seats with obstructed or limited sight lines or restricted leg room) will be sold for 50% of the full price. For more information on this and other discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit Artists, programs, and prices are subject to change.

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