— John Corigliano
On Sunday, June 14 2020 at 2pm Eastern Time, soprano Renée Fleming, four-time Grammy Award and National Medal of Arts-winner, will premiere And the People Stayed Home by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Corigliano and author Kitty O'Meara in "We Are Here: A Celebration of Resilience, Resistance, and Hope," a free livestreamed concert presented by the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, and Sing For Hope, and over 100 organizations around the world. The event commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the 77th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, even as it speaks to the challenges of the current moment.
These New York City-based institutions have enlisted an international network of more than 125 supporting museums and partner institutions — from 34 states and 10 foreign countries, including Australia, Belarus, Canada, France, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, and South Africa — to show the 90-minute afternoon event, which will be livestreamed and available to watch for free at wearehere.live.
"Both the recent COVID-19 pandemic and the centuries-old pandemics of racism and antisemitism highlight the need for resistance and resilience," said Sing for Hope Co-Founder Camille Zamora. Added Sing for Hope Co-Founder Monica Yunus, "As we seek to listen, learn from, and serve our communities in the days ahead, thoughtful organizational partnerships will be key. It is an honor to unite artists and stand together as allies with a global network that fosters resilience, resistance, and hope."
Sheet music for And the People Stayed Home, for soprano solo, is available exclusively from Classical on Demand.