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Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Wednesday, 7 December 2016 - 7:30 PM
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The sensational mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and the Baroque orchestra Il Pomo d'Oro will perform In War & Peace: Harmony Through Music, presented by the Harriman-Jewell Series. The evening's program in two parts, "War" and "Peace," will explore the dichotomy of discord and harmony in times of war. In War & Peace was also released as an album on November 4 to complement an international tour.

"In the midst of chaos, how do you find peace?" This overarching question from DiDonato is directed to anyone worldwide who wishes to share an answer at the "In War & Peace" website.

Prairie Village, Kansas native Joyce DiDonato entrances audiences across the globe and has been proclaimed “perhaps the most potent female singer of her generation” by the New Yorker. With a voice “nothing less than 24-carat gold” according to The Times, DiDonato has soared to the top of the industry both as a performer and a fierce advocate for the arts, gaining international prominence in operas by Handel and Mozart, as well as through her wide-ranging, acclaimed discography.

Italian chamber orchestra Il Pomo d'Oro was founded in 2012 with a special focus on opera, but is equally committed to instrumental performance in various formations. The musicians led by principal conductor and harpsichordist Maxim Emelyanychev are among the best worldwide for authentic and vivid interpretation on period instruments.


RELATED EVENT: FREE PANEL DISCUSSION
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, AT 6:30 P.M.

National WWI Museum and Memorial
J.C. Nichols Auditorium
2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108
In War & Peace – Perspectives on conflict resolution

The Harriman-Jewell Series will partner with the National WWI Museum and Memorial for a panel discussion on conflict resolution through unique and varied perspectives. Operatic mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato will discuss her project In War & Peace: Harmony Through Music and will join Kansas City-area panelists Alvin Brooks, Dr. Joanne Katz, and Dr. Matthew Naylor as they each provide their perspective on finding peace in times of chaos.

R.S.V.P. to attend the discussion at theworldwar.org.


Creative Team Credits
Executive Producer Joyce DiDonato
Direction: Ralf Pleger
Light Design: Henning Blum
Choreography / Dancer: Manuel Palazzo

Il pomo d’oro
Musical direction /harpsichord: Maxim Emelyanychev

Lasha Rostobaia: Costumes for Manuel Palazzo
Vivienne Westwood: Gowns for Joyce DiDonato
Make up Provided by MAC
Greeting cards by Hallmark
Project Managed by Askonas Holt
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Handel: Scenes of horror, scenes of woe (Storge)
Artist: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro
Leo: Andromaca
Artist: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro
Cavalieri: Sinfonia Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo
Artist: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro
Purcell: Ciaconna in sol min for 3 violins and basso
Artist: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro
Purcell: Dido's Lament
Artist: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro
Handel: Pensieri, voi mi tormentate
Artist: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro
Gesualdo: "Tristis est anima mea" for Six Voices
Artist: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro
Handel: Lascia ch’io pianga (E Major)
Artist: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro
Purcell: They tell us that you mighty powers
Artist: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro
Handel: Crystal streams in murmurs flowing
Artist: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro
Handel: Da tempeste il legno infranto
Artist: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro
Pärt: Da Pacem Domine
Artist: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro
Handel: Augelletti, che cantata
Artist: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro
Jommelli: Par che di Giubilo
Artist: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Thursday, 15 December 2016 - 7:00 PM
This Discovery Concert is free to the public. "Print at home" online tickets with parking pass are available now by using the Tickets button above (limit 4 per household).

An emerging ensemble known for its engaging interpretations of classical music offers up a holiday treat that includes selections from The Nutcracker, folk tunes, and carols. The young and talented quintet includes flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn.
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34
Ensemble: WindSync
Arranger: WindSync
Respighi: Trittico botticelliano
Ensemble: WindSync
Arranger: WindSync
Copland: Simple Gifts
Ensemble: WindSync
Arranger: WindSync
Traditional: Chinese New Year
Ensemble: WindSync
Arranger: WindSync
Traditional: Sonderho Bridal Trilogy
Ensemble: WindSync
Arranger: WindSync
Dvorak: Quartet for Strings no 12 in F major, Op. 96/B 179 "American"
Ensemble: WindSync
Arranger: WindSync
Finale
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (highlights)
Ensemble: WindSync
Arranger: WindSync
Coleman: Umoja
Ensemble: WindSync
Traditional: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (featuring well known carols)
Ensemble: WindSync
Arranger: WindSync
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Muriel Kauffman Theatre
Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, 27 January 2017 - 7:30 PM
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The story ballet of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers along with several great Russian gems will be danced by the renowned Moscow Festival Ballet. The company was founded in 1989 by Sergei Radchenko, a former principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet.
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Romeo and Juliet ballet
after William Shakespeare's tragedy
Music by Tchaikovsky
Original choreography by Petipa
Allegro
Music by Tchaikovsky
The Sleeping Beauty Act I, The Rose Adagio
Music by Tchaikovsky
Choreography by Petipa
Don Quixote Act III, Grand Pas
Music by Minkus
Choreography by Gorsky
The Quatre
Music by Tchaikovsky
The Ocean and the Pearls from The Little Humpbacked Horse
Music by Pugni
Cinderella Act III, Adagio
Music by Prokofiev
The Dying Swan
Music by Saint-Saens
Choreography by Fokine
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Thursday, 16 February 2017 - 7:30 PM
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One of the finest period instrument ensembles will return with another Series favorite, violinist Nicola Benedetti, to play lush concerti by Vivaldi and others. The violinist’s musicianship and dynamic presence has made her one of today’s most influential artists.
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Galuppi: Concerto a quattro no. 2 in G major
Artist: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
Avison: Concerto grosso no. 8 in e minor, after D. Scarlatti
Artist: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
Geminiani: Concerto grosso for strings in D minor, "La Follia" (after A. Corelli Op. V no.12)
Artist: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
Vivaldi: Concerto in D Major for violin, strings, and basso continuo
Artist: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
Corelli: Concerto grosso in D major, Op. VI no. 4
Artist: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
Vivaldi: Concerto in E flat major for violin, strings and basso continuo, RV 257
Artist: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
Vivaldi: Concerto in B minor for violin, strings and basso continuo, RV 386
Artist: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
Vivaldi: Concerto in D major for violin, strings and basso continuo, "Il Grosso Mogul," RV 208
Artist: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Sunday, 26 February 2017 - 3:00 PM
Discovery Concerts are free to the public. Print-at-home tickets can be ordered online starting two months before an event, or received in advance with Complete Series subscriptions. Click the tickets button to subscribe or click "Tickets” in the main menu above for more information.

This 20-year-old Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient has been recognized as an artist of impassioned energy, musical integrity, and vibrant sound. The Los Angeles Times, after referring to Porter as a “future star,” wrote, “Let’s strike the word ‘future.’ She sounds ready. Now.” The violinist was a sensation in her showcase for the Series’ Prelude Gala event in 2015, and was quickly reengaged for this full concert.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in F major, K 376 (374d)
Artists: Armen Guzelimian (Piano); Simone Porter (Violin)
Janacek: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Artists: Armen Guzelimian (Piano); Simone Porter (Violin)
Pärt: Fratres
Artists: Armen Guzelimian (Piano); Simone Porter (Violin)
Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108
Artists: Armen Guzelimian (Piano); Simone Porter (Violin)
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Helzberg Hall
Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, 10 March 2017 - 7:00 PM
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Series patrons have come to expect the best orchestras, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine upholds that standard. The program features Kiev native Alexei Grynyuk as soloist for Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with Dvorák’s “From the New World” No. 9, and Wagner’s “Flying Dutchman” overture.
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Verdi: La forza del destino
Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
Conductor: Volodymyr Sirenko
Overture
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26
Artist: Alexei Grynyuk (Piano)
Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
Conductor: Volodymyr Sirenko
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, “From the New World”
Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
Conductor: Volodymyr Sirenko
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Muriel Kauffman Theatre
Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, 24 March 2017 - 7:30 PM
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Led by charismatic conductor Keith Lockhart, the Boston Pops has become a national treasure. Making its first return to the Series and Kansas City since 2002, the famed orchestra will celebrate the music of America’s most original composer, George Gershwin.
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Ensemble: Boston Pops Esplanade
Conductor: Keith Lockhart
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, 31 March 2017 - 7:30 PM
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Called “the undisputed queen of violin-playing” by The Times (London), Mutter has reigned as one of the world’s most acclaimed violin virtuosos for more than three decades. Since her Lucerne Festival debut in 1976, she has played on stages worldwide. This recital will mark her third Harriman-Jewell Series appearance, and her second Series recital with longtime collaborative pianist Lambert Orkis.
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Currier: Clockwork
Artists: Lambert Orkis (Piano); Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, K 526
Artists: Lambert Orkis (Piano); Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Respighi: Sonata for Violin and Piano in B minor
Artists: Lambert Orkis (Piano); Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Artists: Lambert Orkis (Piano); Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Thursday, 6 April 2017 - 7:30 PM
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Two of today’s greatest American voices will join together for a recital of art songs, arias, and spirituals.

Tenor Lawrence Brownlee first sang for the Harriman-Jewell Series in 2009 on his brilliant path toward being hailed one of the "world’s leading bel canto tenors” by the Associated Press. The New York Times named Brownlee as one of three tenors in “a new golden age of high male voices.“

Bass-Baritone Eric Owens was just named Musical America’s 2017 Vocalist of the Year. Through his powerful poise and expansive voice, Owens “speaks to you even in his silences…and shakes you when he sings” according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Friends on and off stage, Brownlee and Owens are in high demand by top opera companies, orchestras, and presenters around the globe.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 8 April 2017 - 7:00 PM
Discovery Concerts are free to the public. Print-at-home tickets can be ordered online starting two months before an event, or received in advance with Complete Series subscriptions. Click the tickets button to subscribe or click "Tickets” in the main menu above for more information.

A tradition of recognizing and nurturing emerging talent will continue with a free Discovery Concert by this Young Concert Artists Harriman-Jewell Series prizewinner chosen by director Clark Morris. In addition to the Series prize, the Israeli pianist also won First Prize of the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions.
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin
Artist: Tomer Gewirtzman (Piano)
Liszt: Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178
Artist: Tomer Gewirtzman (Piano)
Corigliano: Fantasia on an Ostinato
Artist: Tomer Gewirtzman (Piano)
Schumann: Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17
Artist: Tomer Gewirtzman (Piano)
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Atkins Auditorium
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 22 April 2017 - 5:00 PM
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For a second consecutive season, the Series will collaborate with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to present guitarist Bill Frisell and ensemble to Kansas City audiences. Through the creative mastery of Frisell and filmmaker Bill Morrison, a brilliant film of historic footage coupled with equally brilliant music will offer a compelling glimpse of the disastrous Mississippi River Flood of 1927.
Presenters: Harriman-Jewell Series; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
The Great Flood
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Helzberg Hall
Kansas City, Missouri
Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 7:30 PM
ADDED EVENT: The Harriman-Jewell Series is pleased to present Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Edgar Meyer (bass), and Chris Thile (mandolin), in an all-Bach recital on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (1601 Broadway Blvd.) in Kansas City, Mo.

This Special Engagement is part of a limited tour that includes very few cities across the U.S., with Kansas City among Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles.

The trio of star performers reunites with the musical rapport developed while they were three members of a groundbreaking quartet for The Goat Rodeo Sessions, a 2013 Grammy-Award winning collaborative album with bluegrass fiddler Stuart Duncan.

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma will make his 10th appearance for the Harriman-Jewell Series; his first time was in recital with pianist Emanuel Ax in 1984. The many-faceted career of Ma is testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences and to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. The world-beloved cellist was born in Paris to Chinese parents who later moved the family to New York. Ma began to study cello at age four.

Bassist Edgar Meyer is in demand as a performer and composer, and has formed a role in the music world unlike any other. His unparalleled technique and musicianship, in combination with his gift for composition, was recognized by a MacArthur Award in 2002. Meyer began studying bass at age five under the instruction of his father and then later studied with Stuart Sankey.

Mandolinist Chris Thile, a member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek, has a broad musical range that encompasses classical, rock, jazz, and bluegrass. The McArthur Fellow has released five solo albums including his most recent in 2013, Bach: Partitas and Sonatas, Vol. 1, which was produced by Edgar Meyer. In 2014, Thile and Meyer released a new collaboration, Bass + Mandolin, which won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Artists: Chris Thile (Mandolin); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Edgar Meyer (Double Bass)
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Helzberg Hall
Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, 28 April 2017 - 7:00 PM
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Kansas City’s favorite mezzo-soprano joins forces with London-based baroque orchestra The English Concert, led by Harry Bicket, with vocalists Christiane Karg, Sonia Prina, David Portillo, Joelle Harvey, and Mathew Brook in a concert of Handel’s admired opera.
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Handel: Ariodante, HWV 33
Artist: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: English Concert
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