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In a career spanning more than 30 years, Renée Fleming has performed for heads of state and royalty. She has thrilled audiences around the globe with her magnificent soprano voice. Fleming, who performs at Stanford's Bing Concert Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 31, presents a diverse repertoire at her recitals. This concert will include pieces by Handel, Brahms and Oscar Straus, new works by Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw, an aria from a Rufus Wainwright opera, as well as a tribute to Broadway/cabaret star Barbara Cook, a friend of Fleming's who died in August.

Fleming, artistic advisor at large at the Kennedy Center, has been exploring the relationship between neuroscience and music, and on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at Stanford, she will speak about music and wellness, joined in conversation by UCSF's Dr. Charles Limb. "It's sort of the greatest hits of what I've learned about childhood development and music, about research and music and about therapies and music," Fleming said. 

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