By David Salazar
Renée Fleming’s “SongStudio” program is set to return to Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute (WMI) this January.
Scheduled for Jan. 30-Feb. 4, 2023, the program will showcase a series of emerging vocalists and collaborative pianists as they are coached by world-renowned artists, including Fleming herself. During last year’s program, artists received masterclasses from such artists as baritone Christian Gerhaher, pianist Graham Johnson, and countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo.
It all culminates in a recital at Zankel Hall on Feb. 4, 2023.
Last year’s participants included Kathryn Henry, Tamra Grace Jones, Mer Wohlgemuth, Maire Therese Carmack, Deepa Johnny, Daniel Moody, Laurence Kilsby, Joseph Parrish, Samuel Kidd, and Yue Wu.
“SongStudio” is a major component of Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute’s 2023 initiative which will also feature programs led by Claire Chase as well as “The B-Side,” which introduces young people to the business side of the music industry.
“We’re thrilled to continue to work with our creative and vibrant WMI community this year and especially to finally be welcoming families and students back to the hall for concerts this month,” said Sarah Johnson, Chief Education Officer and Director of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, in an official press statement. “WMI’s offerings feature a vast range of musical traditions and artforms including classical music, jazz, hip-hop, and more, reflecting the Hall’s history of diverse programming on its stages, and supporting people in deeply meaningful educational opportunities. We invite people of all ages to tap into their own innate creativity through programs in New York City and beyond in diverse settings including schools, hospitals, correctional facilities, community centers, homeless shelters, and more. We believe that everyone has the capacity to be an artist and often witness firsthand how music and the arts can be a way for people to express their views and raise their voices.”