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Gala Concert: Renée Fleming

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At this time the Wisconsin Union Theater is working to reschedule Renée Fleming's performance. Tickets will not be refunded until a final decision has been made. The Wisconsin Union Theater will be in contact with all current ticket holders in the coming weeks. We appreciate your patience and understanding.


100th Anniversary Gala Concert

Renée Fleming is one of the most acclaimed singers of our time. In 2013, President Obama awarded her America's highest honor for an artist, the National Medal of Arts. In 2014, she became the first classical artist ever to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. Winner of four Grammy® awards, Renée has sung for momentous occasions from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.

Renée earned a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the 2018 Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel. Her recent tour schedule has included concerts in New York, London, Vienna, Paris, Madrid, Tokyo, and Beijing. She is heard on the soundtracks of the Best Picture Oscar winner The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and she will soon be heard as the singing voice of Roxane, played by Julianne Moore, in the film of the best-selling novel Bel Canto. As Artistic Advisor to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, she spearheads a collaboration with the National Institutes of Health focused on music, health, and neuroscience.

Renée’s most recent album Distant Light was released in 2017 by Decca. She has recorded everything from complete operas and song recitals to indie rock, jazz, and the soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings.

Among Renée’s awards are the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal, Germany’s Cross of the Order of Merit, Sweden’s Polar Music Prize, and France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur.

Renée will be joined on stage by pianist, and Concert Series veteran, Inon Barnatan.


Gala Reception

Join us for a Gala Reception in honor of the centennial anniversary of the Concert Series. We will celebrate 100 years of classical music excellence and look forward to setting the stage for the next 100 years. The Gala Reception follows Renée Fleming's Anniversary Gala Concert and features an appearance and celebratory toast with Ms. Fleming. You will also enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and live music from the Ben Ferris Octet.


More information about Renée Fleming can be found on her website.

Generous support by: Robert and Janet Montgomery, Stephen Morton

Celebrating 100 Years of Classical Music Excellence

The Wisconsin Union Theater's Concert Series is the longest running classical music series in the Midwest. For the past 99 years, renowned musicians admired throughout the world have graced our stage. The tradition continues with the 100th Anniversary Concert Series. The Wisconsin Union Theater is more than a concert hall - it is an inspiration to students and a proud home for remarkable performances from throughout the world. We remain committed to presenting the very best musical talent without compromise, the great musicians of our time will captivate and delight you with excellent performances.

Learn more about the Concert Series or explore the timeline of artists who have performed.

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