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Frank Sinatra Artists-in-Residence

Rhiannon Giddens: 2020-2021 Frank Sinatra Artist-in-Residence

Grammy-winning singer and musician skilled in an array of genres from fiddle to folk to opera, Rhiannon Giddens returns to SCU to give a number of virtual performances on campus, work with students, and engage with the University community on special projects.

Rhiannon was back October 26-30 with guests Francesco Turrisi and Justin Harrington.


Rhiannon Giddens kicked off the Twin Pandemics Forum with a recorded performance (with Yo-Yo Ma) of "Build a House." Check it out!

About the Frank Sinatra Chair in the Performing Arts

The Frank Sinatra Chair in the Performing Arts was established in 1980 with initial funds from the proceeds of the 14th Annual Golden Circle Theatre Party, headlined by Frank Sinatra. Sinatra Artists-in-Residence energize the arts at Santa Clara University, inspiring our students and bringing life to our mission in a way that is tangible: experiencing the reality and thinking critically about the world in order to emphasize and engage constructively. Previous Chairs include Taye Diggs, W. Kamau Bell, Anna Deavere Smith, and Silk Road Ensemble.