Renée Fleming, Denyce Graves Headline ‘United in Song: Celebrating Resilience in America’By David Salazar
Nouveau Productions and PBS are set to release “United in Song: Celebrating Resilience in America” on New Year’s Eve.
The performance, which was filmed at George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, features a wide array of major artists including soprano Renée Fleming, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, singing actress Audra McDonald, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and violinist Joshua Bell among others.
“Music is a universal language and has the unique power of uniting us. I suspect the majority of us will be celebrating this New Year’s with an inability to gather in-person. Ringing in 2021 with music performed by world-class artists, provides an opportunity to celebrate what makes us American,” stated David M. Rubenstein, co-executive producer of “UNITED IN SONG: CELEBRATING THE RESILIENCE OF AMERICA” in a press release. “When George Washington was leaving office to return to Mount Vernon, he asked that we look to each other and find what we share in common as opposed to what makes us different. That advice appears to be just as relevant today as it was more than 200 years ago. I am sorry that George Washington was not here to greet these extraordinary artists, but I have no doubt that he was listening from above.”