Main Stage
Appropriate for all ages
Main Stage
Appropriate for all ages



VIP Packages Offer Special Opportunity to Meet
the National Medal of Arts Recipient and ‘The People’s Diva’


Additional Events Include Display of More Than 40 Works By Cano Ozgener

And Special “Music and the Mind” Talk by Fleming at Vanderbilt


NASHVILLE, TENN. – Oct. 16, 2017 – Soprano Renée Fleming, one of the most celebrated American singers of our time, will perform an evening-length concert featuring German, French and Italian classics as well as some American contemporary works on Dec. 1 at OZ Arts.

The concert is a special event titled the “Chairman’s Choice” in honor of OZ Arts Chairman and Founder Cano Ozgener, who selected the program.

“For me, it’s important that OZ Arts gives back to the Nashville community by bringing in world-renowned performers,” said Ozgener. “Renée Fleming was at the top of the list of artists I wanted to bring to Nashville. OZ Arts is excited to offer Renée Fleming fans an intimate performance and a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience.”

In addition to the Dec. 1 performance, the two VIP packages feature a unique and informal gathering with Fleming:


Friends of The Chairman Package ($850 per person; a portion will be tax deductible)

  • One ticket to cocktail supper at Cano Ozgener’s home on Nov. 29
  • One ticket to the Dec. 1 concert with premium seating and VIP parking
  • Meet-and-greet with Fleming following her performance


Friends of OZ Arts package ($600 per person; a portion will be tax deductible)

  • One ticket to cocktail supper at Cano Ozgener’s home on Nov. 29
  • One ticket to the Dec. 1 concert with reserved seating


The cocktail supper will include a conversation between Fleming and her good friend Ann Patchett, author of the international bestseller Bel Canto about fictional American soprano Roxane Coss.

Single tickets to the Dec. 1 performance are $200 per person.


Additional Presentations
Cano Ozgener will install a special collection of his artworks at OZ Arts as part of the “Chairman’s Choice” program. He will display more than 40 of his most recent works exploring techniques with acrylic paint skins, abstract designs and color combinations. Art has served as therapy and a creative outlet for Ozgener during multiple battles with cancer over the last decade.

Fleming will present a talk entitled “Music and The Mind” on Nov. 29 (time TBD) at the Wyatt Rotunda at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody Campus. The talk will explore the role of music in society as well as its power to heal and transform lives. Admission is free and open to the public. The program is a partnership between OZ Arts and Vanderbilt University’s Program of Music, Mind & Society.


About Renée Fleming

One of the most beloved and celebrated American singers of our time, Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry and compelling stage presence. At a White House ceremony in 2013, President Obama awarded Fleming the National Medal of Arts, America’s highest honor for an individual artist.

Known as “the people’s diva” and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo, she continues to grace the world’s greatest opera stages and concert halls, now extending her reach to include other musical forms and media. Fleming has explored a number of new-music projects not normally associated with an opera diva, namely a jazz recording with Fred Hersch and Bill Frisell released in 2005 and her recent album, Distant Light featuring modern works by Swedish maestro Anders Hillborg and Iceland’s Björk.

In recent years, Fleming has hosted a wide variety of television and radio broadcasts, including the Metropolitan Opera’s “Live in HD” series for movie theaters and television, and “Live from Lincoln Center” on PBS. She brought her voice to a vast new audience in 2014, as the first classical artist to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.


About OZ Arts Nashville
Since opening in 2014, OZ Arts Nashville, a 501(c)(3) contemporary arts center, has changed the cultural landscape of the city. Housed in the former C.A.O. cigar warehouse owned by Nashville’s Ozgener family, OZ Arts, under the artistic leadership of Lauren Snelling, presents world-class performances and art installations across multiple disciplines, and provides ambitious local artists opportunities to work on a grand scale. The flexible 10,000 square-foot, column-free venue, nestled amidst five acres of artfully landscaped grounds, is continually reconfigured to serve artists’ imaginations, and to challenge and inspire a diverse range of curious audiences. OZ Arts Nashville is supported in part by Metro Nashville Arts Commission, Advance Financial Foundation, UBS, and Tennessee Arts Commission.


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