The Annette and Jack Friedland Memorial Lecture
Renee Fleming is perhaps the most celebrated operatic figure of all time. Among other awards, the legendary soprano has been awarded the National Medal of Arts and the French Legion of Honor; she has been nominated for 18 Grammy Awards — winning five. Her career, though anchored in the Opera, has spanned genres: she has had notable performances in jazz, musical theatre, rock, and more. In her lecture at the Four Arts, Fleming will discuss her storied career, her musical method, and more.
Annette and Jack Friedland were long-time members of The Society of the Four Arts. They met in 1947 and married in June 1948. Jack was the owner and president of the former Food Fair supermarket chain, and the couple were frequent guests at galas and events in Philadelphia, New York, and Florida. In addition to The Four Arts, the Friedlands were supporters of the Norton Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes Foundation, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Museum of the American Revolution. Annette was a trustee of the Four Arts and assiduous participant in Four Arts programs.