Bienen School of Music Lecturer in Voice and Opera Patrice Michaels will appear in the Carnegie Hall live stream event “Live With Carnegie Hall: Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg” on Thursday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m. Central.
Hosted by mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, the event features an interview with the late Justice Ginsburg’s children, together with remarks and performances by Michaels, Joyce DiDonato, Renée Fleming, and Denyce Graves. Access to the live stream is free.
A tireless advocate for equal justice under the law throughout her career, Justice Ginsburg was also an opera and classical music enthusiast.
Michaels, Ginsburg’s daughter-in-law, composed a song cycle in the late Justice’s honor, THE LONG VIEW: A Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Nine Songs. The song cycle illuminates important aspects of Justice Ginsburg’s life and career through letters, remembrances, conversations, and Supreme Court opinions. It appears on the 2018 Cedille Records release Notorious RBG in Song, featuring works by contemporary American composers celebrating Justice Ginsburg’s family and professional life—all performed by Michaels and alumni pianist Kuang-Hao Huang ’05 CERT.
Michaels will perform and record a selection from THE LONG VIEW for the November 19 Carnegie Hall event.
Host Isabel Leonard, as well as performers Joyce DiDonato, Renée Fleming, and Denyce Graves, have all led vocal master classes at the Bienen School of Music. Graves presented the Bienen School Convocation address in June 2015, and Fleming was the Northwestern University Commencement speaker in June 2018.