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American Voices with Renée Flemming

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American Voices with Renée Flemming

I was fortunate to purchase tickets far enough in advance (almost 10 weeks) for last weekend’s program at the Kennedy Center, hosted by Renée Fleming. It entailed 6 masters classes and concluded with a star-studded concert Saturday night. I attended the concert as well as the Vocal Jazz and Pop masters classes, which were fascinating. Vocal Jazz Master Class Dianne Reeves led the jazz class in the Terrace Theater, which entailed  four voice students about a couple hundred of us spectators. Each student took a turn singing a song, after which Ms Reeves worked with them to improve certain aspects of their performance. The best part was when she’d have the singer re-sing part of the song while focusing on a particular interpretation technique. In every...

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