NEW YORK, April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that soprano Renee Fleming will sit down for a rare Q&A session, hosted by Peabody and Edward R. Murrow award-winning SiriusXM host Bob Edwards, with a select group of SiriusXM listeners at the SiriusXM studios in New York City.
"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Renee Fleming" will air live on Symphony Hall, channel 76, on Thursday, April 12 at 6:00 pm ET. The special is part of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series, intimate gatherings with iconic musicians and studio audiences of SiriusXM listeners. Previous "SiriusXM Town Hall" specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Coldplay, Ringo Starr and the surviving members of Nirvana.
Hosted by Edwards, the "SiriusXM Town Hall with Renee Fleming" will feature the iconic American soprano answering questions from the studio audience.
"I'm excited about this opportunity, both to interact with listeners who know my work, and to share music I love with people who may be new to the genre," said Renee Fleming.
"Renee Fleming is an American treasure and we are excited to present her in a forum that is rare for her and her fans," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "We are looking forward to celebrating her number one record and welcoming her as the first classical superstar to join the illustrious ranks of those who have participated in our Town Hall series."
Soprano Renee Fleming recently released Poemes, an album of 20th century French vocal masterpieces, which debuted at number one on the Billboard Classical Album Chart. Poemes is her first solo album of classic repertoire since 2009's Grammy Award®-winning Verismo.
Edwards is the host of The Bob Edwards Show on SiriusXM Public Radio.
Symphony Hall plays classical music by top orchestras, chamber music ensembles and instrumental soloists. Listeners will hear Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Copland, Gershwin, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Haydn, Corelli, Vivaldi, John Adams, Joshua Bell, Leonard Bernstein, Alfred Brendel, Simone Dinnerstein, Sir Simon Rattle, Richard Egarr and Musica Antiqua of Cologne.
For more information on Renee Fleming, please visit www.reneefleming.com.
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