While thousands of Americans will participate in anti-inauguration protests all over the United states and abroad, the National Sawdust Theatre in Brooklyn produces a special musical film project which airs online on the Inauguration Day (January 20) at noon, Eastern Time, in conjunction with the presidential inauguration ceremony.

The film presents two of Hillary Clinton’s speeches set to music by composer and conductor Glenn Roven. American lyric tenors Matthew Polenzani and Lawrence Brownlee are featured alongside a spectacular roster of classical music and Broadway artists including Nathan Gunn, Patricia Racette, Michael Kelly, Isabel Leonard, and many more, with an introduction by actress Annie Potts.

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, 2016.

Glen Roven turned the text into a classical art song: « I wanted to involve as many artists from the classical community as possible and split up all the lines. I reached out to colleagues and the response was overwhelming. Given the sheer number of artists participating, Camille Zamora and I decided to put The Hillary Speeches together as a film: each artist would be shot individually and then we’d edit it together. »

National Sawdust is an artist-led, non-profit venue, and a place for exploration and discovery.

The concert will be streamed on www.NationalSawdust.org  on Friday, January 20 at 12:00PM Eastern Time.





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