Clinton’s music director will conduct a counter-inauguration with opera stars
January 11, 2017 by norman lebrecht
Glen Roven conducted both inauguration concerts for President Bill Clinton and was on standby to repeat the honour for Hillary. When that dream failed, he decided to set two of Hillary’s speeches to music and have them performed by some of the leading names in opera on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Here’s what Glen tells us:
You don’t know it but I conducted both Clinton Inaugurations.
I felt I had to do something for this nightmare and obviously it couldn’t involve you know who!
So I set of two of Hillary’s powerful speeches, and I asked some of the greatest singers in the world to each sing a section, then we’d shoot it as a movie with everyone performing their sections and run it on January 20, 2017 at noon.
We are almost done shooting and starting to edit. It’s coming out very well.
National Sawdust is hosting an event for us at noon and they will stream it from their site.
Here’s the list of singers:
David Adam Moore
Glenn Seven Allen
Donna Lynne Champlin
Chilina Kennedy Adrienne Danrich
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