Renée Fleming Steps in for Yo-Yo Ma at Tanglewood

The Tanglewood Festival has announced a cast change for its August 12 and 13 concerts. The company said, “With great regret, after testing positive for COVID-19, cellist Yo-Yo Ma must withdraw from this week’s scheduled Tanglewood appearances, including today’s now canceled (8/10) Open Cello Workshop, Saturday’s (8/12) Open Rehearsal, and Sunday’s (8/13) Boston Symphony concert.” As a result, “Unparalleled American {…}

The Cleveland Orchestra Announces ‘Renée Fleming and Friends’

(Photo credit: Andrew Eccles) The Cleveland Orchestra will present “Renée Fleming and Friends” on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at its Mandel Concert Hall. The one-night-only event audiences will hear André Previn and librettist Tom Stoppard’s concert work “Penelope,” which was written specifically for Fleming. Alongside the soprano is actress Merle Dandridge (from “The Last of Us”), pianist Simone Dinnerstein {…}

La Jolla Music Society Announce 2023-24 Winter Season Featuring Lawrence Brownlee, Renée Fleming, and Rhiannon Giddens

La Jolla Music Society has announced its 2023-24 Winter Season, celebrating its 55th anniversary with 71 events scheduled. Vocal highlights include a recital on Valentine’s Day, showcasing the exceptional talents of Rhiannon Giddens, soprano Renée Fleming, and star tenor Lawrence Brownlee. For this article, only classical vocal performances are listed. “To push San Diego’s conceptions of who we are as {…}