Frederica von Stade’s impressive career began with the Metropolitan Opera in 1970 and includes such honors as a performance at the inauguration of Jimmy Carter and at the 50th Presidential Inaugural Gala, before the second inauguration of Ronald Reagan. In addition to opera, von Stade has also performed in many musicals. She has made over sixty recordings, including operas, symphonic works, and popular music.
Frederica von Stade was kind enough to extend her best wishes to the Miller project: “I am delighted to encourage the community of Augusta to support this wonderful orchestra and rejoice in the fact that you have this treasure in your midst. It’s a wonderful accomplishment for a community to create and maintain an orchestra and it adds more to a community than can be measured in any but the highest terms. Imagine the thought of never hearing anything as beautiful as a symphony by Mozart. I hope that you will support this orchestra and additionally find ways to take it to every corner of your community. “