Hannah honoring Leontyne Price in Mississippi
During the Peavey Awards Honoring a Mississippi Legacy Hannah will be singing music sung by the great soprano Leontyne Price. The event will be held in Mississippi, the United States, May 29th.
"The Swedish trio – pop singer Beatrice and rock singer Anorah and classical star Hannah Holgersson -- reflect the resonance that Mississippi music has around the globe. Beatrice is a pop music sensation throughout Scandinavia. Conservatory trained, she writes and performs her own music but for this event she will be paying tribute to contemporary country music’s reigning queen, Faith Hill with a rendition of the Star, Mississippi native’s hit “What’s In It For Me.” Notes Beatrice, “It's an honor for me to be on the program singing one of Faith Hill's songs. I’m a true fan of hers making it a dream come true to perform this music in her home state.”
The rock side of Mississippi’s musical legacy will be addressed by Sweden’s Anorah who, like Beatrice is an accomplished songwriter, as well. Anorah will offer her version of “Here Without You” as a salute to 3 Doors Down, the multi-platinum selling band from Escatawpa, Mississippi. “They’re one of my favorite groups,” says Anorah “so this was a very easy decision for me to make.”
Lastly, Hannah Holgersson will offer a tribute to Leontyne Price who was born in Laurel, Mississippi and went on to become one of the most celebrated sopranos in opera history with 15 GRAMMY Awards to her credit. Holgersson will perform “Caro Come” from Verdi’s Rigoletto, with which Leontyne Price will always be identified. Kathy Thibodeaux, founder and artistic director of Jackson’s Ballet Magnificat! will offer an interpretation in dance of the piece as it is performed."
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