Nelson County, Virginia
On March 27, 2019, American Public Media’s Performance Today announced the nominees for the Classical Woman of the Year Award. Erin Freeman was among the six finalists who included Emily Remington, Hilary Hahn, Jeannette Sorrell, Jennifer Higdon, and Marin Alsop; JoAnn Falletta was announced as the winner.
“Dr. Erin Freeman: Aside from the fact that she is brilliant, fun, and charismatic, Erin’s leadership in the Richmond, VA community is extraordinary. In a place burdened with histories of racial and economic disparity, she is a creative light of hope for our future. She understands and conveys the power of music to touch our souls, heal our hurts, and dissolve our divisions. Conducting for the Richmond Ballet, Symphony, or Chorus, she emanates and shares the potency of the music she helps create. (Roy Hoagland)”
Don’t Miss Artistic Director Erin Freeman at the Wintergreen Music Festival:
This summer, enjoy the transformative programming at the Wintergreen Music Festival all month long, from July 7-August 8. You can catch Erin Freeman leading Seminars, Music 101 sessions, and conducting Movie Night with Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde and MountainTop Masterworks III: Grandeur & Glory, July 27 and July 28 with Arianna Zukerman, soprano; members of the Richmond Symphony Chorus and the Oratorio Society of Virginia; and the 2019 Sing with Us! Chorus.
Visit their website for full information on guest artists, concerts, and new season announcements!
Congrats on the nomination Erin!