A Time to Sing: An Evening with Renée Fleming and Vanessa Williams, which launches the Washington, D.C. venue's On Stage at the Opera House series, marks the first in-person performance at the Center since the pandemic began. The evening, which will also be live streamed and offered for on-demand viewing, includes a new song written for the concert by Tony nominee Andrew Lippa. Rob Mathes serves as music director.
The theatre has been re-imagined to place the artists on a 30 x 24-foot stage extension built over the orchestra-level seating area. An invited audience of 40 will sit in physically-distanced pairs on the stage facing the interior of the hall.
Passes to view the concert are available for $15 here. Future performances featuring members of the National Symphony Orchestra, Dover Quartet, Escher Quartet, and Jazz Gallery All-Stars are now on sale via the Kennedy Center website.
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(Updated September 26, 2020.)