Carnegie Hall’s “Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg” online tribute, Nov. 19

Posted on: November 11, 2020

“The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept. 18, at age 87, prompted tributes from around the world,” writes Howard Reich in Monday’s (11/9) Chicago Tribune. “But none more touching than … ‘Live with Carnegie Hall: Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg,’ a prerecorded program to be posted online Nov. 19. Chicago vocalist Patrice Michaels—Ginsburg’s daughter-in-law—will sing ‘My Dearest Ruth,’ by … Stacy Garrop. Its lyrics are drawn from a letter that Martin D. Ginsburg, the justice’s husband, wrote to his wife on June 17, 2010, 10 days before his death at age 78…. To hear … those words sung to composer Garrop’s intensely lyrical music is to feel the profundity of one couple’s long life together…. The composition is drawn from ‘Notorious RBG in Song,’ a 2018 Cedille Records album conceived by Michaels and featuring her suite ‘The Long View: A Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Nine Songs,’ plus music by other composers…. Hosted by mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, the [‘Live with Carnegie Hall’] program will reflect Justice Ginsburg’s love of opera, featuring performances by vocalists Joyce DiDonato, Renée Fleming, Denyce Graves and Michaels, as well as interviews with [Bader Ginsburg’s children] James Ginsburg and his sister, Jane Ginsburg.”