Arthur Ashe Stadium, one of the venues for the U.S. Open in Flushing, NY, where a brass quintet from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, baritone Will Liverman, and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will perform on Sunday.

In Wednesday’s (9/6) Classic FM (U.K.), Sophia Alexandra Hall writes, “The acclaimed Met Opera Orchestra will perform two beloved U.S. anthems with a Grammy Award-winning baritone at the high-profile tennis final. Sunday 10 September marks the culmination of the 2023 U.S. Open with the highly anticipated Men’s final, and one of the world’s greatest orchestras will be on the court to soundtrack the match. The international tennis championships will play host to members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and their music director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who will accompany … baritone Will Liverman. The ensemble will perform … ‘America the Beautiful’ before the men’s final match this Sunday in a new arrangement by John Sheppard and Tetsuro Hoshii. The arrangement combines the … song with ‘Lift Every Voice,’ a work often known as the ‘Black National Anthem.’… Liverman will be accompanied by … five members of the Metropolitan Opera orchestra: Billy Hunter (trumpet), Brad Gemeinhardt (French horn), Anne Scharer (French horn), Sasha Romero (trombone), and Weston Sprott (trombone). Their conductor, Nézet-Séguin will also accompany Liverman on the piano. This will mark the first time either Liverman or the Metropolitan Opera orchestra have played at the U.S. Open.”