Mezzo-Soprano Susan Graham to Sing at Senator Edward M. Kennedy's Funeral on Saturday, August 29
The Grammy® Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham will sing at the funeral mass for Senator Edward Moore Kennedy. The service will be held on Saturday, August 29, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Boston, Massachusetts. President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy.
Susan Graham is one of today's foremost stars of opera and recital. She can be heard in the great opera houses and with the most prestigious orchestras of the world. Her extensive discography includes a Grammy® Award-winning recording of the songs of American composer Charles Ives on the Warner Classics label. An expert in French music, Graham holds the honorary title of Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, bestowed by the French government.
Born in New Mexico and raised in Texas, Susan Graham studied at Texas Tech
University and the Manhattan School of Music, which awarded her an honorary
doctorate in 2008. She won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions
and the Schwabacher Award from San Francisco Opera, as well as a Career Grant
from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation. She was Musical America's 2004 Vocalist
of the Year, and, since 2006, her hometown of Midland, Texas has proclaimed
September 5 "Susan Graham Day."
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