Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state, has played Brahms before the Queen of England. On Tuesday night, she played Mozart before the Queen of Soul.
July 27, 2010 Aretha Franklin sings during a performance with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Philadelphia. The occasion was a gala benefit, raising $582,000 for arts education and the Mann Center, the summer home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, which is celebrating its 75th birthday. Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post Buy Photo