American mezzo Susan Graham sang "Ave Maria" in a funeral mass for the late senator in Roxbury, Boston.
Ted Kennedy and his wife, Vicki, kept classical music as a focal point in their lives. The NY Times reported:
The senator proposed to her [Victoria Reggie Kennedy] in January 1992 at a performance of “La Bohème” at the Metropolitan Opera in New York — a love of opera was a passion they shared.
Placido Domingo and Yo-Yo Ma also performed, teaming up for Cesar Franck's "Panis Angelicus".