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Renée Fleming and Paul Simon to perform with The Philadelphia Orchestra at the Academy of Music 154th Anniversary Concert

September 14, 2010

The Philadelphia Orchestra today announced that Renée Fleming and Paul Simon will appear as its special guests for the Academy of Music 154th Anniversary Concert on Saturday, January 29, 2011. Ms. Fleming, one of the world’s leading opera stars, will join the Orchestra for a program including a selection of beloved arias; Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Mr. Simon will perform some of his best-known works with the Orchestra; and the Fabulous Philadelphians and their sound will be showcased in familiar classical treasures, all as part of an evening of memorable music and exciting surprises. New orchestrations of Mr. Simon’s classic songs are being specifically created for his first performance with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Lester Holt, weekend anchor for NBC’s Today and Nightly News, serves as host for the evening.