516 ARTS announces a very special benefit concert with the renowned singer Rufus Wainwright, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the nonprofit 516 ARTS.
Praised by the New York Times for his "genuine originality," Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. The Grammy-nominated singer songwriter has released seven studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums. Musically he has collaborated with artists including Elton John, David Byrne, Boy George, Joni Mitchell, Pet Shop Boys and producer Mark Ronson among others. In addition to being a celebrated contemporary pop singer, Rufus has made a name for himself in the classical world composing operas, and he has distinguished himself by playing original orchestrated pop songs and pieces from an extensive classical repertoire with well-respected opera singers and orchestras around the world.