Jamie Barton Featured on The Open Ears Project

September 17, 2019

“It transports me back into this bedroom that I had as a kid. Sitting in my bay window, overlooking the field, leading up to the forest. There’s nothing else out there.”
— Jamie Barton

American mezzo Jamie Barton joined WQXR’s Creative Director Clemency Burton-Hill on the new hit podcast The Open Ears Project to share the story of the classical music piece that transformed her life’s path.

“Barton grew up in an isolated rural community in northwest Georgia. Her first listen to Chopin's Nocturne No. 21 in C Minor — found on a CD titled Chopin and Champagne — began an obsession with classical music that turned her teenage alienation into a powerful sense of belonging to music and connection with its listeners, whoever they are and wherever they come from.”

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