Sara Bareilles thrilled the audience at the Kennedy Center with a stirring rendition of her song “Once Upon Another Time” while performing alongside the National Symphony Orchestra.
The six-time Grammy®-nominated, platinum-selling, singer/songwriter has written many songs, but this one is a song she wrote “about the loss of innocence and the nostalgia of childhood.”
In this arrangement of her song done by Rob Moose, Sara sings alongside Pulitzer prize-winning composer/singer Caroline Shaw. It’s a haunting, beautiful version that will stay with you long after it’s finished.
“Sara Bareilles has written a lot of really amazing songs but this one is definitely my favorite. It’s just so gorgeous and transports me to an entirely different world,” one person commented.
“My entire body is covered in goosebumps and I’m crying! There are no words for how beautiful this is!” wrote another.
“I wanna cry that was flawless and heartfelt.”
Listen for yourself in the video below.