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On Record with Renee Fleming: "Letters from Georgia"

Nov 7, 2016

On November 12, Renee Fleming and the Eastman Philharmonia under the baton of Neil Varon, will premiere "Letters from Georgia," a new work by Eastman School of Music alum Kevin Puts.  The song cycle, which sets letters from Georgia O'Keeffe to music, was created on commission from the school and tailored to the voice of Ms. Fleming. After the world premiere in Rochester, they will repeat the performance in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.

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WXXI Music Director Julia Figueras chatted with Renee Fleming about the piece, and about her involvement with her alma mater.