The celebrated soprano RenÃ©e Fleming will give a personal concert in the hall on June 24th at the Irvine Barclay Theater.
Fleming, who was awarded the National Medal of Arts, will play pieces by Handel, Schubert and Strauss, excerpts from Maria Schneider’s album âWinter Morning Walksâ, âFableâ from the Broadway show âThe Light in the Piazzaâ and Joni Mitchell’s “Both sides … now.” The 7pm concert, with pianist Inon Barnatan Fleming, will also include âAnd the People Stayed Homeâ, a 2020 song about the COVID-19 pandemic with music by John Corigliano and lyrics by Kitty O ‘ Meara holding the words for. composed a Facebook post that went viral worldwide.
The 750-seat venue will be roughly two-thirds full, according to the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, with one seat vacant between each party. The venue requires all visitors to wear masks.
Additional health and safety measures include contactless ticketing, in which tickets are scanned for printing at home or mobile devices at the entrance. The concession bar will serve prepackaged food and drinks and the programs will be digital instead of printed.
Tickets, $ 90- $ 250, are available at the Philharmonic Society box office at 949-553-2422 or www.PhilharmonicSociety.org, or from Barclay at 949-854-4646 or www.thebarclay.org. A video of the performance will be available for $ 20 approximately 2 days after the live event.
Fleming was nominated for 17 Grammy Awards, won four and received a 2018 Tony Award nomination for her performance on Broadway in “Carousel.” She performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony, the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace and the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. In 2014 she became the first classical artist to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl.