Vanessa Thomas: From Clay Center, Kansas to Carnegie Hall

Virtual talk and performance

Vanessa Thomas: “Growing up in a small Kansas rural-farming community, I had somehow always known I would be a professional singer, and I was exposed to all kinds of music in my home and community. I had no idea that one day I’d grace the stages of all the major symphony halls in the country, including Carnegie Hall. I hadn’t even heard of Doc Severinsen or the Hollywood Bowl. After a year in NYC, I was determined to be an opera singer, but I soon realized that wasn’t gonna be enough!”

Join Vanessa Thomas for a discussion on Zoom to learn more about her journey to become an acclaimed vocalist, renowned for her five-octave range. Following the discussion, Vanessa will give a performance from the Lied Center stage.

The Lied Center is excited to partner with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to present a safe and accessible Performance and Lecture Series for Osher participants and other community members. This collaboration aims to provide free access to quality, engaging performing arts experiences and education from the comfort and safety of participants’ homes, during times of social distancing.

6:30 pm — Pre-performance talk with Vanessa Thomas

This Zoom event is free, but participants must register in advance through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Online Osher registration
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  • Osher will provide the Zoom information to registered participants.

7:15 pm — Livestream performance by Vanessa Thomas from the Lied Center stage

Free performance. No registration required.

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