Five-time GMA Dove Awards Female Vocalist Natalie Grant, platinum recording artist Brett Young, and the Grammy-winning “Queen of Bluegrass” Rhonda Vincent will be joining the American Pops Orchestra for this year’s national PBS concert, “United in Song”. Hosted by Renée Fleming, the TV special features a star-studded line-up including Chris Jackson, Matt Doyle, Mandy Gonzalez, Jacqueline Schwab, and more. The American Pops Orchestra conducted by Luke Frazier, features a newly commissioned performance by New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Tiler Peck, and Soloist Roman Mejia.
This special highlights three historic theaters: People’s Bank Theater in Marietta, OH, built in 1911 and recently restored; the 87-year-old Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta, GA; and in Idaho, Boise’s premiere historical theatre, The Egyptian Theatre. Joining the cast of stars from stage and screen include three regional, collegiate choirs: Boise State University Meistersingers, led by Dr. C. Michael Porter; Ohio University Singers, led by Dr. Bradley Naylor; Spelman College Glee Club, led by Dr. Kevin P. Johnson.
It will stream simultaneously with broadcast and be available on all station-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and the PBS Video App, available on iOS, Android, Roku streaming devices, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Samsung Smart TV, and Chromecast.