HILLARY CLINTON’S SPEECHES SET TO MUSIC FOR CONCERT FILM TO STREAM ON INAUGURATION DAY, JAN. 20; NATHAN GUNN, ISABEL LEONARD, CHILINA KENNEDY AND MORE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC & BROADWAY’S BRIGHTEST STARS SET TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS LANDMARK MUSIC EVENT

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HILLARY CLINTON’S SPEECHES SET TO MUSIC
FOR CONCERT FILM TO STREAM ON INAUGURATION DAY, JAN. 20
 
NATHAN GUNN, ISABEL LEONARD, CHILINA KENNEDY
AND MORE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC & BROADWAY’S BRIGHTEST STARS
SET TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS LANDMARK MUSIC EVENT
 
A selection of the brightest stars of classical music and Broadway will participate in a filmed concert performance of two of Hillary Clinton’s watershed speeches, both of which have been set to music by the composer and conductor Glen Roven. The concert film will be streamed from National Sawdust on January 20, 2017, in conjunction with the presidential inauguration ceremony. The two speeches that have been set to music are Mrs. Clinton’s first announcement of her candidacy on January 7, 2007, and her presidential concession speech on November 9, 2017.
Among the cast of international music and theatre stars set to participate in the concert film are:
 
Isabel Leonard
Nathan Gunn
Patricia Racette
Lawrence Brownlee
Matthew Polenzani
Chilina Kennedy
Donna Lynne Champlin
Carin Gilfy
Lester Lynch
Kyle Ketelsen
Laquita Mitchell
Camille Zamora
Sidney Outlaw
Arianna Zukerman
Eve Gigliotti
Glenn Seven Allen
Daniel Sumegi
Dominic Armstrong
Blythe Gaissert
Andrew Garland
Michael Kelly
Gilda Lyons
David Adam Moore
Jonathan Blalock
 
Glen Roven, who conducted the concerts at the Lincoln Memorial at Bill Clinton’s presidential inauguration ceremonies, was inspired to set Mrs. Clinton’s speeches to music following her defeat in the 2016 presidential race.
“Setting Hillary’s words was a very emotional experience,” said Glen Roven. “Phrases that fly by in a speech are naturally elongated in a musical setting, and as I set each word, slowly and methodically I was in tears. When I mentioned this project to these singers, their immediate response was, ‘I’m in.'”
Selected images from the concert film are available HERE.
The concert, co-produced by Camille Zamora, will be streamed from www.NationalSawdust.org, as well as other web outlets to be announced, on Friday, January 20 at 12:00PM. The concert film is directed by James Gray, Warren Elgort, and Larry Robbins.
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