Provided by the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra
Tickets to experience Renée Fleming, the best classical vocalist of our time and known as "the people's diva," go on sale June 23 to the public through the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra.
Fleming is a world-renowned vocalist who has sung more than 50 operatic roles, yet transcends all musical genres via her music theatre, jazz and many other broad-spectrum projects. The four-time Grammy award-winning soprano opens the LSO's season on Sept. 9, 2014 with the Renée Fleming Opening Night Gala Concert.
Gala tickets are on sale to the public at 9AM on June 23rd and are available by calling the LSO at 806-762-1688 or in person at 601 Avenue K. Table sponsorships are also available. Individuals can purchase up to four tickets to the concert.
Fleming is most recently known for performing the National Anthem at this year's Super Bowl, the first classical vocalist in history to do so. Fleming's next stop this fall is to perform in Lubbock in accompaniment with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra as a fundraiser for the organization.
LSO President and CEO, Dr. Mary Saathoff, said the organization is happy and proud to feature a singer of Fleming's caliber in Lubbock. "We have worked diligently to establish ourselves as a quality organization," Saathoff said. "To open our 2014-15 season with superstar Renée Fleming is an honor, and we are thrilled that she will share her talents with our community."
The Renée Fleming Opening Night Gala Concert will be presented one night only on Sept. 9th at 7:30 p.m. at the Lubbock Civic Center Theatre. Tickets range from $50 to $250. Student pricing is not available for this concert. More information can be found at www.lubbocksymphony.org.
Patrons who purchase the Premier Gala tickets will enjoy a catered dinner prior to the concert in the Civic Center Banquet Hall at 6:00PM to enrich their concert experience.
Renée Fleming Gala Ticket Prices:
Premier Gala $250 (includes dinner)
GALA TABLE SPONSORSHIPS (tables of eight with Premier Gala tickets):
BIO (ABRIDGED): Renée Fleming As a musical statesman, Renée has been sought after on numerous distinguished occasions, from the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to performances in Beijing during the 2008 Olympic Games. In 2012, in an historic first, she sang on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in the Diamond Jubilee Concert for HM Queen Elizabeth II. In January 2009, Ms. Fleming was featured in the televised We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial concert for President Obama. Ms. Fleming has also performed for the United States Supreme Court and, in November 2009, celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Czech Republic's "Velvet Revolution" at the invitation of Václav Havel. An additional distinction was bestowed in 2008 when, breaking a precedent, Ms. Fleming became the first woman in the 125-year history of the Metropolitan Opera to solo headline an opening night gala.
A four-time Grammy winner, Ms. Fleming won the 2013 Best Classical Vocal Solo Grammy Award for Poèmes (Decca, 2012), a collection of 20th-Century French music, including works composed especially for her by Henri Dutilleux. In June 2010, Decca and Mercury records released the CD Dark Hope, which features Ms. Fleming covering songs by indie-rock and pop artists. Her most recent opera dvd, Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos, was released by Decca in July. Other recent DVD releases include Handel's Rodelinda, Massenet's Thaïs and Rossini's Armida, all three in the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series, and Verdi's Traviata, filmed at London's Royal Opera House. Ms. Fleming's 2010 DVD Renée Fleming & Dmitri Hvorostovsky: A Musical Odyssey in St. Petersburg follows Ms. Fleming and baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky to Russia, where they explore and perform in some of St. Petersburg's most historic locations. In recent years, this fourteen-time Grammy nominated artist has recorded everything from Strauss's complete Daphne to the jazz album Haunted Heart to the movie soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. She recorded Alexandre Desplat's theme song, "Still Dream" for the soundtrack of the Dreamworks Animation feature, Rise of the Guardians. Her recording honors range from the 2009 Echo Award for Strauss's Four Last Songs to the Prix Maria Callas Orphée d'Or by the Académie du Disque Lyric for TDK's DVD production of Capriccio. In February, 2012, Ms. Fleming received the Victoire d'Honneur, the highest award conveyed by the French Victoires de la Musique.
Ms. Fleming is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Hall Corporation, the Board of Sing for Hope, and the Advisory Board of the White Nights Foundation of America. In 2010, she was named the first-ever Creative Consultant at Lyric Opera of Chicago, where she is also a member of the Board and a Vice President. She is currently curating the creation of a world-premiere opera based on the best-seller Bel Canto for Lyric Opera's 2015-2016 season.
Additional information about the gala or about the Lubbock Symphony's 2014-15 Heroes and Heroines season can be found on the LSO website at www.lubbocksymphony.org. Season ticket packages for the upcoming season are currently available.