Event | Lectures and Symposia A Conversation with Jessye Norman
Date and Location
When: Thursday, May 16, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Where: Thomas Jefferson Building - Coolidge Auditorium (LJG45A)
10 1st Street SE, Washington, DC 20540
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Jessye Norman’s incomparable voice and exceptional artistry have made her a legend in the world of the opera stage and the concert hall, indisputably one of the major artists of our time. A triumphant career associated with the highest level of music making has led to many honors and awards, including the Kennedy Center Honors, the National Medal of Arts, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the Glenn Gould Prize for Music, and more than forty honorary doctorates. This conversation will touch on her career and involvement with new music, mentorship for young artists, and thoughtful advocacy for projects like the Jessye Norman School for the Arts, as a crucial avenue for arts education.