Kennedy Center Announces Web Simulcasts of “American Voices”

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American Voices Hosted by Renée Fleming November 22-24, 2013 The Kennedy Center

Today through Sunday, you’re invited to watch free web simulcasts from the festival!
Curated and hosted by world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming, this weekend’s American Voices festival will be a celebration of the very best of American vocalism—bringing together some of the nation’s top vocalists and industry professionals in popular, jazz, country, Broadway, gospel, and classical music.
The six master sessions, three symposia, and three Millennium Stage concerts that are part of the festival will be broadcast live online. More event details and links to their simulcasts can be found below. Visit the festival web site for more information about all related events and resources. We hope to see you online!

Vocal master sessions

Observe some of the nation’s top singers as they coach pre-selected young vocalists in the genre of their expertise, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with industry professionals.
Eric Owens

Classical Music with Eric Owens

Hailed asan American marvel” by the Chicago Sun-Times, two-time Grammy Award® winner Eric Owens is an esteemed interpreter of classic works and operatic roles, from Alberich in Wagner’s Ring cycle at the Metropolitan Opera to Porgy in the Washington National Opera production of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. His master session concludes with a panel discussion moderated by Renée Fleming that includes Edith Bers, Voice Faculty, Juilliard, Bard, Manhattan School of Music, and NYU; Anthony Freud, General Director of Lyric Opera of Chicago, former chairman of both Opera America and Opera Europa, and former jury chair for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition; and Matthew Horner, Vice President, Artist Manager at IMG Artists.
Fri., Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. | Event info | Watch live here
Dianne Reeves

Jazz with Dianne Reeves

Four-time Grammy Award® winner and Blue Note recording artist Dianne Reeves—”the only jazz singer with a voice big enough to rival Sarah Vaughan’s” (The New York Times)—is renowned for her virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique jazz and R&B stylings. Her master session concludes with a panel discussion moderated by Renée Fleming that includes vocalist Kurt Elling; Darryl Pitt, Artist Manager, Owner, Depth of Field Management; Larry Rosen, producer, arranger, and historian; and Don Was, President of Blue Note Records.
Fri., Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. | Event info | Watch live here
Alison Krauss

Country Music with Alison Krauss and Dr. Thomas Cleveland

As the most awarded female artist in Grammy® history (with 27 to her credit and counting), country/bluegrass star Alison Krauss has been praised for her “sweet and powerful voice” (The New York Times). She joins Dr. Thomas F. Cleveland, Director of Vocology at the Vanderbilt Voice Center and Professor of Otolaryngology in the School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University. Their master session concludes with a panel discussion moderated by Renée Fleming that includes Darrell Brown, producer, songwriter, arranger; Mike Dungan, Chairman and CEO of Universal Nashville; and Chris Sampson, Vice Dean of the Division of Contemporary Music, Founding Director of Popular Music Program, USC Thornton School of Music.
Sat., Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. | Event info | Watch live here
Ben FoldsSara Bareilles

Pop/Rock with Ben Folds and Sara Bareilles

Ben Folds continues to achieve critical acclaim for his platinum-selling recordings, live performances, and as leader of the celebrated piano-rock trio Ben Folds Five. Sara Bareilles is a Billboard chart-topper and three-time Grammy® nominee, renowned for her hits “Love Song” and “King of Anything,” among others. They are also both co-judges on NBC’s The Sing-Off. Their master session concludes with a panel discussion that includes Kristen Foster, Executive Vice President and head of the Music Department at PMK*BNC public relations firm; Peter Mensch, Band Manager for Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Muse, founder of Q Prime; William Riley, voice trainer and singer; Chris Sampson, Vice Dean of the Division of Contemporary Music, Founding Director of Popular Music Program, USC Thornton School of Music; Don Was, President of Blue Note Records; and Dr. Steven Zeitels, otolaryngologist and preeminent laryngeal surgeon, whose patients include Adele, Steven Tyler, and Roger Daltrey.
Sat., Nov. 23 at 3:30 p.m. | Event info | Watch live here
Sutton Foster

Musical Theater with Sutton Foster

Two-time Tony® winner Sutton Foster (Anything Goes; Thoroughly Modern Millie)—”the musical theater dynamo with the long legs and cheery smile” (The Washington Post)—has been taking center stage on Broadway for more than a decade. Her master session concludes with a panel discussion moderated by Renée Fleming that includes David Caddick, Broadway musical director, music producer, and conductor; Joan Lader, vocal coach and pedagogue; David Lai, Senior Vice President, Artist Manager at IMG; and Tara Rubin, Casting Director (Les Misérables, Jersey Boys, Mary Poppins, The Phantom of the Opera).
Sun., Nov. 24 at 11 a.m. | Event info | Watch live here
Kim Burrell

Gospel with Kim Burrell

Dubbed “the divine diva of gospel music” (New York Daily News), Grammy® nominee and multiple Stellar Award winner Kim Burrell has overwhelmed the music industry with her appearances at Lincoln Center and on BET‘s Celebration of Gospel, and her hit albums The Love Album and Everlasting Life. Her master session concludes with a panel discussion moderated by Renée Fleming that includes Dr. Cedric Dent, professor, member of Take 6; Richard Smallwood, Stellar, Dove (gospel music’s highest honors), and Grammy winner; Dr. Deborah Smith Pollard, professor and author; and Rev. Nolan Williams Jr., CEO of NEWorks Productions, songwriter, musicologist, and producer.
Sun., Nov. 24 at 3 p.m. | Event info | Watch live here

Expert-led symposia

Vocal Health and Illness: Insights into the Past, Present, and Future

Otolaryngologist and laryngeal surgeon Dr. Steven Zeitels and speech-language pathologist and rehabilitation specialist Dr. Linda Carroll speak in a symposium on vocal health.
Fri., Nov. 22 at 4:30 p.m. | Event info | Watch live here

The Business and Technology of Popular Singing Today

Chairman/CEO Universal Nashville Mike Dungan, Executive VP at PMK*BNC Kristen Foster, Q Prime founder and manager Peter Mensch, Vice Dean USC Contemporary Music Div. Chris Sampson, and Blue Note Records President Don Was, discuss business trends for vocalists.
Sat., Nov. 23 at 1:30 p.m. | Event info | Watch live here

Voice Training Today

How has voice training evolved with advances in voice research? Leading American voice teachers Joan Lader, William Riley, and Dr. Thomas Cleveland speak on training singers across multiple genres.
Sun., Nov. 24 at 1:30 p.m. | Event info | Watch live here

Millennium Stage concerts

WNO’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program / Afro Blue

Don’t miss a classical music performance featuring members of the Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and a jazz performance by Howard University’s premier jazz vocal group Afro Blue, under the direction of Connaitre Miller.
Fri., Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. | Event info | Watch live here

Vanessa Williams / Mama Tried featuring Dede Wyland

Enjoy an inspiring performance by D.C. gospel singer Vanessa Williams and a country music set by the band Mama Tried featuring Dede Wyland, which offers a blend of country, rock, blues, and soul music.
Sat., Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. | Event info | Watch live here

Erin Driscoll / Jon Carroll

Experience musical theater numbers performed by D.C. actress and singer Erin Driscoll and a performance by singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jon Carroll, whose accolades include a Grammy for his arrangement of the 1976 hit “Afternoon Delight.”
Sun., Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. | Event info | Watch live here
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Explore the Arts, part of the Rubenstein Arts Access Program, is generously funded by

David and Alice Rubenstein.

 

Additional support is provided by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.
The Millennium Stage is brought to you by
Target / Marriott Foundation

The Millennium Stage was created and underwritten by James A. Johnson and Maxine Isaacs to make the performing arts accessible to everyone in fulfillment of the Kennedy Center’s mission to its community and the nation.

 

Additional funding for the Millennium Stage is provided by DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, The Isadore and Bertha Gudelsky Family Foundation, Inc., Jaylee M. Mead†, The Meredith Foundation, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Suzy and Bob Pence, Dr. Deborah Rose and Dr. Jan A.J. Stolwijk, U.S. Department of Education, and the Millennium Stage Endowment Fund.

 

The Millennium Stage Endowment Fund was made possible by James A. Johnson and Maxine Isaacs, Fannie Mae Foundation, James V. Kimsey, Gilbert† and Jaylee† Mead, Mortgage Bankers Association of America and other anonymous gifts to secure the future of the Millennium Stage.

 

Education and related artistic programs are also made possible through the generosity of the
National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.
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