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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, Joyce DiDonato, joins forces with London-based baroque orchestra The English Concert, led by director and harpsichordist Harry Bicket, and an all-star vocal cast to bring to life one of Handel’s finest operas. Following DiDonato's stunning portrayal of Alcina in 2014, this latest installment in The English Concert's Handel opera series sees the much-anticipated return of the effervescent mezzo-soprano in the title role. Marking 500 years since the publication of Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando furioso, a tale of knights and entangled love, Ariodante stands as Handel’s final opera on the subject after Alcina and Orlando.

The full vocal cast and roles are Joyce DiDonato, Ariodante; Christiane Karg, Ginevra; Mary Bevan, Dalinda; Sonia Prina, Polinesso; David Portillo, Lurcanio; Matthew Brook, King of Scotland; and Tyson Miller; Odoardo.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Handel: Ariodante, HWV 33
Artist: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: English Concert
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Helzberg Hall
Kansas City, Missouri
Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 7:30 PM
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The Harriman-Jewell Series is pleased to present Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Edgar Meyer (bass), and Chris Thile (mandolin), in an all-Bach recital. The program of Bach trios will be announced from the stage.

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

Earlier this month, Nonesuch Records released the album Bach Trios by Ma, Meyer, and Thile, with the two-LP vinyl edition due to release on April 21. The three star performers also developed musical rapport while they were 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, and now host of the popular radio show A Prairie Home Companion, 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)
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 Harriman-Jewell Series will join with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to present guitarist Bill Frisell and ensemble to Kansas City audiences.

Frisell’s celebrated collaboration with filmmaker Bill Morrison features ensemble musicians Ron Miles (cornet), Tony Scherr (bass, guitar) and Kenny Wollesen (drums, vibraphone) reflecting both visually and musically on the devastating Mississippi River Flood of 1927. The disaster spurred the mass-exodus displacement of rural black southern sharecroppers to northern cities, and saw the Delta Blues electrified and reinterpreted as the Chicago Blues, Rhythm & Blues, more urbane forms of Jazz, and Rock & Roll. Using minimal text and no spoken dialogue, Morrison and Frisell have created a powerful portrait of a seminal moment in America through a collection of silent-film footage matched to an original live soundtrack. LA Weekly reviewer Chuck Wilson wrote that The Great Flood "is cinema as art, and a classic."

Described as being at "the very epicenter of modern American Music” by BBC, Bill Frisell’s career as a guitarist and composer has spanned more than 35 years and 250 recordings, including 40 of his own. Frisell’s recording catalog has been cited by Downbeat as “the best recorded output of the decade,” including his recent albums Sign of Life with the 858 Quartet, Beautiful Dreamers with his trio, and All We Are Saying, a new collection of John Lennon interpretations.

Presenters: Harriman-Jewell Series; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
The Great Flood
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 8 April 2017 - 7:00 PM
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Israeli pianist Tomer Gewirtzman will play a free Harriman-Jewell Series Discovery Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the Folly Theater (300 W. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo.) Gewirtzman's program includes Passacaglia in B minor from Couperin's Pièces de Clavecin, Liszt's Sonata for Piano in B minor, Haydn's Sonata No. 48 in C Major, and Schumann's Fantasie in C Major.

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 Series director Clark Morris. In addition to the Series prize, Gewirtzman also won First Prize of the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions.

Hailed by The Washington Post as an artist of “formidable virtuosity and stylistic sensitivity,” Gewirtzman has impressed audiences around the world. He has performed recitals in London in Steinway Hall and in Paris in the Salle Cortot of the École Normale. He has played throughout Russia and has appeared as soloist with many Israeli orchestras including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, the New Haifa Symphony Orchestra, and the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Symphony Orchestra.

The 26-year-old pianist started his musical education at the age of 8 at the Rubin Conservatory in Haifa. From 2008 to 2011, he served in the Israeli Defense Forces, in the Outstanding Musician program, where he combined regular military service with extensive music studies. Gerwitzman earned his Master’s degree at The Juilliard School in New York City, where he received the prestigious Kovner Fellowship award.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin
Artist: Tomer Gewirtzman (Piano)
Passacaglia in B minor
Liszt: Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178
Artist: Tomer Gewirtzman (Piano)
Haydn: Sonata for Keyboard no 48 in C major, H 16 no 35
Artist: Tomer Gewirtzman (Piano)
Schumann: Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17
Artist: Tomer Gewirtzman (Piano)
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 with pianist Craig Terry for a dream program of operatic arias, spirituals, and selections from the American songbook. The power duo will tag in and out on solo works and then join together for several duets throughout the evening.

In the operatic first half of the program, audience members will thrill to hear Brownlee's vocal agility when performing favorite arias such as "Ah! mes amis" from La fille du regiment with its famous nine high Cs, in pleasing contrast to Owens' deep and resonant voice singing basso gems such as "Infelice! E tuo credevi" from Ernani.

The program's second half is dedicated to spirituals such as Deep River, Come By Here, Every Time I Feel the Spirit, and Give Me Jesus, along with a generous sampling of American songs from the 20th-century's musical stage and hit parade.

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
Mozart: Così dunque tradisci K.432/421a
Artist: Eric Owens (Bass)
Donizetti: Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fête! from La fille du regiment
Artist: Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor)
Verdi: Infelice! E tuo credevi from Ernani
Artist: Eric Owens (Bass)
Donizetti: Voglio dire, lo stupendo elisir from L'elisir d'amore
Artists: Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor); Eric Owens (Bass)
Donizetti: Una furtiva lagrima from L'elisir d'amore
Artist: Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor)
Gounod: Le veau d'or from Faust
Artist: Eric Owens (Bass)
Bizet: Je crois entendre encore from Les Pêcheurs de Perles
Artist: Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor)
Bizet: Au Fond Du Temple Saint from Les Pêcheurs de Perles
Artists: Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor); Eric Owens (Bass)
Spiritual: All Night, All Day
Artist: Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor)
Arranger: Damien Sneed
Spiritual: Deep River
Artist: Eric Owens (Bass)
Arranger: Hall Johnson
Spiritual: Come By Here
Artist: Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor)
Arranger: Damien Sneed
Spiritual: Give Me Jesus
Artist: Eric Owens (Bass)
Spiritual: He's Got the Whole World In His Hands
Artists: Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor); Eric Owens (Bass)
Arrangers: Margaret Bonds; Craig Terry
Vicars: Song of Songs
Artists: Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor); Eric Owens (Bass)
Arranger: Craig Terry
Warren: Lulu's Back in Town
Artist: Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor)
Arranger: Craig Terry
Loesser: Dolores
Artists: Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor); Eric Owens (Bass)
Arranger: Craig Terry
Velona: Lollipops and Roses
Artist: Eric Owens (Bass)
Youmans: Through the Years
Artists: Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor); Eric Owens (Bass)
Traditional: I Don't Feel No Ways Tired
Artist: Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor)
Traditional: Peace Be Still
Artist: Eric Owens (Bass)
Traditional: Every Time I Feel the Spirit
Artists: Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor); Eric Owens (Bass)
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), Anne-Sophie Mutter reigns as one of the world’s most acclaimed violin virtuosos. This recital will mark her third Harriman-Jewell Series appearance, and her second Series recital with longtime collaborative pianist Lambert Orkis, performing Currier's Clockwork, Mozart's Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, Respighi's Sonata for Violin and Piano in B Minor, and Saint-Saëns' Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso.

Born in Rheinfelden in Baden, Germany, Anne-Sophie Mutter is a musical phenomenon and a virtuoso fixture on the international stages of the world’s major concert halls, and continues to make her mark on the classical music scene as a soloist, mentor and visionary. This season marks the 40-year anniversary of her debut as a 13-year-old soloist at the Salzburg Whitsun Concerts under Herbert von Karajan’s baton.

The four-time Grammy-Award winner is fully committed both to the performance of traditional composers and to the future of music. To date, she has given world premieres of 24 works. She also uses her popularity for charity projects and supports the development of exceptionally talented young musicians. Mutter's last appearance for the Harriman-Jewell Series was to lead The Mutter Virtuosi, a string orchestra composed of young foundation scholars and professional string players who are alumni of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation.

American pianist Lambert Orkis has received international recognition as chamber musician, interpreter of contemporary music, and performer on period instruments. He has appeared worldwide with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter since 1988 and performed in recital with cellist Mstislav Rostropovich for more than 11 years.

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)
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 Harriman-Jewell Series and Kansas City since 2002, the famed orchestra will celebrate the music of America’s most original composer, George Gershwin.

By George! The Pops Plays Gershwin will feature several of the Boston Pops highly acclaimed orchestrations of Gershwin's most iconic works, taken from its unparalleled library of 3,400 exclusive arrangements and compositions.

The program will kick off with a new arrangement of the overture from George and Ira Gershwin’s musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, followed by additional popular works such as the original Paul Whiteman version of George Gershwin’s An American in Paris.

Fascinating Rhythm and the instantly recognizable Rhapsody in Blue and I Got Rhythm variations will showcase the talents of longtime Boston Pops piano collaborator Michael Chertock. After intermission, acclaimed vocalists Justin Hopkins and Erica Spyres will sing audience-pleasing Gershwin duets Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off from the 1937 film Shall We Dance, and a medley entitled ’S Wonderful, ’S Marvelous, ’S Gershwin.

Affectionately known as “America's Orchestra,” the Boston Pops is the most recorded and arguably the most beloved orchestra in the country, beginning with the establishment of the modern-era Pops by Arthur Fiedler and continuing through the innovations introduced by John Williams and the new-millennium Pops spearheaded by Keith Lockhart. With the 125th anniversary season in 2010, the Boston Pops reached a landmark moment in a remarkable history that began with its founding in 1885.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Gershwin: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
Ensemble: Boston Pops Esplanade
Conductor: Keith Lockhart
Arranger: Elliott Carter
Gershwin: Walking the dog (Promenade)
Ensemble: Boston Pops Esplanade
Conductor: Keith Lockhart
Arranger: Elliott Carter
Gershwin: Fascinatin' Rhythm
Ensemble: Boston Pops Esplanade
Conductor: Keith Lockhart
Arranger: Elliott Carter
Gershwin: Variations on "I got rhythm" for Piano and Orchestra
Artist: Michael Chertock (Piano)
Ensemble: Boston Pops Esplanade
Conductor: Keith Lockhart
Arranger: William C. Schoenfeld
Gershwin: An American in Paris
Ensemble: Boston Pops Esplanade
Conductor: Keith Lockhart
Gershwin: Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
Artists: Justin Hopkins (Baritone); Erica Spyres (Vocals)
Ensemble: Boston Pops Esplanade
Conductor: Keith Lockhart
Arranger: Don Sebesky
Gershwin: By Strauss
Artist: Erica Spyres (Vocals)
Ensemble: Boston Pops Esplanade
Conductor: Keith Lockhart
Arranger: Don Sebesky
Gershwin: Slap That Bass
Artist: Justin Hopkins (Baritone)
Ensemble: Boston Pops Esplanade
Conductor: Keith Lockhart
Arranger: Don Sebesky
Gershwin: Summertime
Artist: Charles Dimmick (Violin)
Ensemble: Boston Pops Esplanade
Conductor: Keith Lockhart
Arranger: John Williams
Gershwin: I've Got To Be There
Artist: Justin Hopkins (Baritone)
Ensemble: Boston Pops Esplanade
Conductor: Keith Lockhart
Arranger: Elliott Carter
Gershwin: The Man I Love
Artist: Erica Spyres (Vocals)
Ensemble: Boston Pops Esplanade
Conductor: Keith Lockhart
Arranger: Don Sebesky
Gershwin: 'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin
Artists: Justin Hopkins (Baritone); Erica Spyres (Vocals)
Ensemble: Boston Pops Esplanade
Conductor: Keith Lockhart
Arranger: Don Sebesky
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Artist: Michael Chertock (Piano)
Ensemble: Boston Pops Esplanade
Conductor: Keith Lockhart
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Helzberg Hall
Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, 10 March 2017 - 7:00 PM
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Harriman-Jewell Series patrons have come to expect the best orchestras, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine conducted by Volodymyr Sirenko upholds that standard. The program will feature Kiev-born Alexei Grynyuk as soloist for Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with Dvorák’s “From the New World” No. 9, and Verdi's La forza del destino.

Formed by the Council of Ministers of Ukraine in November of 1918, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine is considered to be one of the finest symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe. Since 1993, the Orchestra has released more than 100 recordings, and many have received international acclaim.

Volodymyr Sirenko has been the artistic director and chief conductor of the Orchestra since 1999. Born in 1960 in the Poltava region of Ukraine, Sirenko has been compared by the international press to other brilliant conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen and Simon Rattle. Sirenko was previously chief conductor of the Ukrainian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Pianist Alexei Grynyuk attracted wide attention at 13 when he won the first prize at the Sergei Diaghilev All-Soviet Union Competition in Moscow. Later he went on to achieve numerous awards at international competitions including first prizes at the Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition in Kiev and the Shanghai International Piano Competition in China. Now enjoying worldwide critical acclaim, Grynyuk was described by Le Figaro as a “master of transparent and sovereign touch…astonishing personality and absolutely transcendental virtuosity.”

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
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Sunday, 26 February 2017 - 3:00 PM
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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)
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Thursday, 16 February 2017 - 7:30 PM
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Nicola Benedetti is an incredibly versatile musician, performing everything from the great Romantic violin concertos by Brahms and Tchaikovsky to modernist works by James MacMillan and even lush Hollywood scores. Her Folly Theater concert will feature music by Italian Baroque composers Francesco Geminiani, Arcangelo Corelli and Antonio Vivaldi. See full program below.

Benedetti, who began playing the violin when she was four, studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School for young musicians in England. One of her memorable early experiences was playing second violin in Johann Sebastian Bach’s Double Concerto for Two Violins. The great violinist Menuhin himself was the conductor. “He was such a powerful force when he entered a room,” Benedetti said. Everybody was hushed. It was a very special moment when he would come to the school.

Over the years, Benedetti has studied with early music specialists, learning the subtleties of Baroque performance practice. But she says her playing and that of the Venice Baroque Orchestra is far from academic or clinical. “If you were not to analyze it and just listen to the wildness of a composer like (Antonio) Vivaldi, it inspires a certain freedom,” she said. “To me, it’s just unavoidable, no matter how much you would choose to do something different, you have to go in that direction.”

The Venice Baroque Orchestra, last presented by the Harriman-Jewell Series in 2002, is certainly not known for staid performances. They bring 18th-century music alive, with verve and fire. Benedetti will be featured in almost every work on the program, but she says that she will be “integrated” into the ensemble. “They are a very collegial orchestra and also have a lot of spontaneity and they inspire a lot of trust in me,” she said. Founded in 1997 by Baroque scholar and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon, the Venice Baroque Orchestra is recognized as one of the premier ensembles devoted to period instrument performance. The Orchestra has appeared in many more cities across the United States than any other Baroque orchestra in history.

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
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
The Ocean and the Pearls from The Little Humpbacked Horse
Music by Pugni
Cinderella Act III, Adagio
Music by Prokofiev
The Quatre
Music by Tchaikovsky
Russian Dances
Music by Tchaikovsky
Choreography by Alexander Daev
Don Quixote Act III, Grand Pas
Music by Minkus
Choreography by Gorsky
The Dying Swan
Music by Saint-Saens
Choreography by Fokine
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Thursday, 15 December 2016 - 7:00 PM
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* Ticket holders can select seats in the Folly Theater beginning at 6 p.m.
Please be seated before 6:45 p.m.

* The concert will start at 7 p.m., will have one intermission, and will end at approximately 8:45 p.m.

* An artist/audience conversation from the stage will immediately follow the concert.

* Performers will autograph CDs and programs in the lobby after the conversation.

WindSync, known for its engaging interpretations of classical music, offers up a holiday treat that includes selections from The Nutcracker, folk tunes, and carols. {See the program list below. } The talented quintet includes Garrett Hudson, flute; Emily Tsai, oboe; Julian Hernandez, clarinet; Kara LaMoure, bassoon; and Anni Hochhalter, horn.

Hailed by the Houston Chronicle as “revolutionary chamber musicians,” WindSync is internationally recognized for dramatic and engaging interpretations of classical music. This young, adventurous group plays exclusively from memory, includes elements of staging and choreography, and focuses on building a connection with audiences through dynamic concert programming and charismatic stage presence.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Shostakovich: Dance No. 1 from Suite for Variety Orchestra
Ensemble: WindSync
Respighi: Trittico botticelliano
Ensemble: WindSync
Arranger: WindSync
The Adoration of the Magi
Copland: Simple Gifts
Ensemble: WindSync
Arranger: WindSync
Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64
Ensemble: WindSync
Ravel: Boléro
Ensemble: WindSync
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
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
The Midland: Arvest Bank Theatre
Kansas City, Missouri
Thursday, 1 December 2016 - 7:30 PM
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New York City magic is coming to town with Big Band Holidays, presented by the Harriman-Jewell Series and performed by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guest Catherine Russell.

The famous jazz ensemble has been a Harriman-Jewell Series favorite since its 1999 Kansas City debut, and its Big Band Holidays concert will be another first for Kansas City. The Orchestra led by trumpeter Wynton Marsalis showcases 15 of today’s finest jazz players and will be joined by vocalist Catherine Russell. The next generation in a family of jazz royalty, Russell possesses a transcendent voice and uplifting spirit that have secured her spot as an audience favorite at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is a New York native. Her mother, Carline Ray, was a distinguished musician, graduating with advanced degrees from Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music. Her father, Luis Russell, was born in Panama, but eventually found his way to New Orleans and New York to become Louis Armstrong’s musical director and collaborator. With this lineage it’s not surprising that Russell exudes musicality. Her gorgeous voice is on full display on her just-released album Harlem on My Mind. But Russell sings much more than jazz. In fact, she’s one of the most versatile performers around, having worked with Steely Dan, Cyndi Lauper and David Bowie.

Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis is another versatile performer, moving comfortably between the worlds of classical music and jazz. He has won nine Grammy Awards for music ranging from jazz standards and classical trumpet concertos to a spoken word album for children. In 1987, Marsalis co-founded the jazz program at Lincoln Center in New York City where he is now artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Marsalis won the Pulitzer Prize for his oratorio “Blood on the Fields” in 1997.

Click to listen to the "Big Band Holidays" album on Spotify.

Click to watch "Big Band Holidays" videos on YouTube.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program works to be announced from the stage
Artists: Catherine Russell (Voice); Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet)
Ensemble: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

In addition to the classic selections found on the Big Band Holidays album released in 2015, the Orchestra will perform new arrangements of songs, from Billie Holiday’s “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm” to favorites like “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, 28 October 2016 - 7:30 PM
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Since his triumph in 1998 at the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition, Matsuev has become a virtuoso in the grandest of Russian pianistic traditions and has quickly become one of the most prominent pianists of his generation. The New York Times has hailed his “athletic virtuosity and steely power.”

For many years Denis Matsuev has led numerous musical festivals and educational projects which have added to his role as a prominent public figure. Since 2004 he has organized “Stars on Baikal” in Irkutsk, Siberia (in 2009 he was awarded the title of Honorary Citizen of Irkutsk), and since 2005 he has been the artistic director of the music festival “Crescendo” (a series of events held in international cities such as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Tel Aviv, Kaliningrad, Paris, and New York).

In 2010 he became the artistic director of Annecy Music Festival in Annecy, France, with the goal to bring together Russian and French music cultures. Matsuev is the president of the charitable Russian foundation “New Names” that discovers and supports talented children and helps to develop music education in regions of his native Russia.
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110
Artist: Denis Matsuev (Piano)
Schumann: Sinfonische Etuden, Op. 13
Artist: Denis Matsuev (Piano)
Liszt: Mephisto Waltz no 1 for Piano, S 514 "Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke"
Artist: Denis Matsuev (Piano)
Tchaikovsky: Meditation, Op. 72 No. 5
Artist: Denis Matsuev (Piano)
Prokofiev: Sonata for Piano no 7 in B flat major, Op. 83
Artist: Denis Matsuev (Piano)
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 22 October 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).

Tenor Ben Bliss will return to the Kansas City community to sing his American recital debut as a Harriman-Jewell Series free Discovery Concert with pianist Lachlan Glen on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at 7 p.m. at the Folly Theater (300 W. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo.).

Ben Bliss, who is rapidly making his mark on the opera world, will soon join an elite list of renowned tenors who sang their American recital debuts for the Harriman-Jewell Series: most noteworthy are Luciano Pavarotti (1973), Ben Heppner (1997), Juan Diego Flórez (2002), and Michael Fabiano (2013).

What makes the Bliss debut especially exciting is that he is a Prairie Village, Kansas native. His mother, Judy Bliss, is well known among local opera lovers for her work with the chorus of the Lyric Opera of Kansas City; clearly something of the mother’s talent has rubbed off on the son. The young tenor is in good company in his opera successes: fellow Prairie Village native Joyce DiDonato is a global opera superstar who regularly appears for the Harriman-Jewell Series, and will star in two concerts (December 7 and April 28) for the Series this season.

After graduating from Shawnee Mission East in 2004, Ben Bliss received a degree in film but in 2011 he decided to pursue a singing career. It was a wise choice, as his career has been skyrocketing ever since. After auditioning for none other than Plácido Domingo, Bliss was invited to join the Los Angeles Opera’s L.A. Young Artist Program.

In 2013, Bliss was accepted into the New York-based Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, which resulted in Bliss singing the role of Vogelsang in the Met’s 2014 HD broadcast of Die Meistersinger. Bliss is also the recipient of the Mozart and Plácido Domingo awards at the 2015 Francisco Viñas International Competition in Barcelona.

Australia-born pianist Lachlan Glen is a graduate of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program (2015) and The Juilliard School (M.M. 2013), and maintains a private vocal coaching studio in New York City. In addition to other creative pursuits, Glen co-hosts The Operative Podcast, which features conversations with star singers, emerging artists, and other opera insiders.



In addition to the Discovery Concert, Ben Bliss will lead a free vocal master class with preselected vocal students on Sunday, October 23 at 1 p.m., at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Rd., Prairie Village, Kansas 66208. The public is welcome to observe the master class.


Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Strauss: Lieder (6), Op. 17
Artist: Ben Bliss
Strauss: Morgen! Op. 27 no 4
Artist: Ben Bliss
Boulanger: Clairières dans le ciel
Artist: Ben Bliss
Mozart: "O wie angstlich" from Die Entfuhrung aus dem Seral (The Abduction from the Seraglio)
Artists: Ben Bliss (Tenor); Lachlan Glen (Piano)
Donizetti: "Una furtiva lagrima" from L'elisir d'amore (The Elixir of Love)
Artists: Ben Bliss (Tenor); Lachlan Glen (Piano)
Gruen: Spring is Like a Perhaps Hand from Three by E.E. Cummings
Artist: Ben Bliss
Gruen: Lady will You Come with Me Into from Three by E.E. Cummings
Artist: Ben Bliss
Liebermann: The Arrow and The Song from Six Songs on Poems of Henry W. Longfellow
Artist: Ben Bliss
Chanler: I Rise When You Enter
Artist: Ben Bliss
Rorem: Stopping by woods on a snowy evening
Artist: Ben Bliss
Britten: The Last Rose of Summer
Artist: Ben Bliss
Britten: The Choirmaster's Burial (from Winter Words)
Artist: Ben Bliss
Britten: Children and Sir Nameless
Artist: Ben Bliss
Ahbez: Nature Boy
Artist: Ben Bliss
Arlen: One for My Baby (and One more for the Road)
Artist: Ben Bliss
Charles: Hallelujah I Love Her So
Artist: Ben Bliss
Bernstein: Maria (from West Side Story)
Artists: Ben Bliss (Tenor); Lachlan Glen (Piano)
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Helzberg Hall
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 15 October 2016 - 7:00 PM
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The Harriman-Jewell Series will present beloved American soprano Renée Fleming on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Pianist Hartmut Höll will join Fleming for songs and arias by Massenet; Saint-Saëns; Straus; Schumann; Tosti; Donaudy; Boito; Leoncavallo; Ponce; Gómez; and selections from Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I.

Fleming's lustrous voice, warm personality and movie-star charisma have endeared her to audiences even beyond the world of opera. Witness her rendition of the national anthem at the 2014 Super Bowl when she became the first opera singer to perform at the event. Fleming’s performance dazzled not only the crowd in the MetLife Stadium, but television viewers around the world, who shared the video of her performance in a viral frenzy on social media.

The “Fleming Effect” should be especially powerful in the acoustically brilliant Helzberg Hall on October 15. This will mark the fourth time Fleming has appeared on the Harriman-Jewell Series since her first recital in Kansas City in 1993. Each of her previous appearances was a concert-of-the-year, and her first recital in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is certain to be memorable as well.

For more than a decade, German pianist Hartmut Höll has accompanied Renée Fleming in concerts across Europe, Australia, Asia, and North America. For him, Fleming is the quintessential singer of our world community. He admiringly notes how this unique singer chooses from a wide repertory of works created over four centuries to transmit musical enthusiasms to people of different cultures around the world.

See the program list below.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Massenet: C'est Thais, l'idole fragile from Thais
Artists: Renée Fleming (Soprano); Hartmut Höll (Piano)
Saint-Saëns: Soirée en mer
Artists: Renée Fleming (Soprano); Hartmut Höll (Piano)
Straus: Je t'aime quand même from Les Trois Valses
Artists: Renée Fleming (Soprano); Hartmut Höll (Piano)
Schumann: Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42
Artists: Renée Fleming (Soprano); Hartmut Höll (Piano)
Tosti: Aprile
Artists: Renée Fleming (Soprano); Hartmut Höll (Piano)
Donaudy: O del mio amato ben
Artists: Renée Fleming (Soprano); Hartmut Höll (Piano)
Boito: L’altra notte in fondo al mare from Mefistofele
Artists: Renée Fleming (Soprano); Hartmut Höll (Piano)
Leoncavallo: Mattinata
Artists: Renée Fleming (Soprano); Hartmut Höll (Piano)
Hammerstein: Selections from The King and I
Artists: Renée Fleming (Soprano); Hartmut Höll (Piano)
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Muriel Kauffman Theatre
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 1 October 2016 - 7:30 PM
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Jessica Lang is being recognized as one of the finest choreographers of her generation, but it’s been a lifelong journey to her current success. She started dancing when she was three years old, growing up in a suburb of Philadelphia. Then fresh out of Juilliard, she joined Twyla Tharp Dance. After touring with the company for two years, it disbanded, and Lang was presented with the opportunity to take a new direction in her life.

“It was a really good thing for me because through that two-year experience, I realized I actually didn’t want to be a dancer, that I missed the creative process,” she said. “I had been exploring the creative process when I was at Juilliard and thought maybe it was something I could do. The commissions came quickly, and I just decided I didn’t want to be a dancer. I wanted to create dance instead.”

And create she did, choreographing works for companies around the world, including Joffrey Ballet, Sydney Ballet and the Kansas City Ballet. Lang’s choreography is a combination of classical technique and beautiful line, as well as a true understanding of modern dance. Lang has been hailed as “a master of visual composition” by Dance Magazine.

Jessica Lang Dance, founded by its namesake in 2011, will perform several works in Kansas City, but two will serve as the centerpiece of the program, Tesseracts of Time — A Dance for Architecture and Thousand Yard Stare. Both are substantial works that deal with complex and important themes.

Tesseracts of Time — A Dance for Architecture was a collaboration with architect Steven Holl. The work will have special interest to Kansas Citians, as Holl designed the Bloch Building expansion of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The building won the 2008 American Institute of Architecture Honor Award and made many lists for the best new building of 2007.

Thousand Yard Stare is another new work by Lang. Its name comes from a 1945 Life magazine story’s description of a traumatized soldier’s mental state. Lang says that the work focuses on “war and those affected by it, most importantly veterans.”

“I set it to one of Beethoven’s late string quartets, Op. 132, when he himself was battling with his own illness and facing what he thought was certain death,” Lang said. “I think you hear that in the music. I did a lot of research, working with music therapists and talking to some veterans who were kind enough to share their stories.”

The Harriman-Jewell Series’ presentation of Jessica Lang Dance will reinforce the Series’ historic commitment to dance and the best in modern art. It promises to be an exciting and revelatory evening.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
The Calling
Ensemble: Jessica Lang Dance
Duet from i.n.k.
Ensemble: Jessica Lang Dance
Thousand Yard Stare
Ensemble: Jessica Lang Dance
Tesseracts of Time
Ensemble: Jessica Lang Dance
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 24 September 2016 - 7:00 PM
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The Harriman-Jewell Series will inaugurate its new season with the Sphinx Virtuosi, an acclaimed chamber orchestra that exemplifies how diversity is enriching classical music in America. The group of 18 young Black and Latino classical string soloists will play a free Discovery Concert at the Folly Theater on Saturday, September 24. In addition, the ensemble will give a special performance as part of the Harriman-Jewell Series’ gala, Prelude 2016, on Monday, September 26.

The New York Times reported that the conductorless Sphinx Virtuosi displays “all the hallmarks of a first-rate string ensemble.” That’s not surprising, given the high quality of its young musicians. Members of Sphinx have completed and continue to pursue their studies at the nation’s top music schools.

For its free concert on September 24, the Sphinx Virtuosi will play a full-evening program of Latin music, “Viajes Latinos” (Latin Journeys). The concert of sizzling Latin music will give ample demonstration of the group’s prowess.

In addition to the Discovery Concert and Prelude 2016, other community events are planned for the Sphinx Virtuosi’s visit to Kansas City:

Saturday, September 24 – post-performance Q&A/autograph signing
The Series will host a Q&A with Sphinx artists and the audience following the performance and the ensemble members will sign autographs in the lobby after the Q&A.

Sunday, September 25 – 2 p.m. Catalyst Quartet at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
The Series and The Nelson-Atkins Museum will partner to present the Catalyst Quartet in an intimate performance setting onsite at the Museum. The event will be open to the public and will occur in the American Rotunda on the 2nd floor of the east wing.

Monday, September 26 – 10 a.m. School Performance – Sphinx Virtuosi at Ewing Marion Kauffman School
The Series will bring the Sphinx Virtuosi to perform for the students at Ewing Marion Kauffman School. Not open to the public.

Monday, September 26 – 6 p.m. Prelude 2016: An Evening of Discovery
The Series will present Sphinx Virtuosi at its annual Prelude gala benefit – a fundraiser for Education Events and Discovery Concerts. Tickets can be purchased here.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Piazzolla: Libertango
Ensemble: Sphinx Virtuosi
Williams: Premera Suite Argentina
Ensemble: Sphinx Virtuosi
Alvarez: Metro Chabacano
Ensemble: Sphinx Virtuosi
Espejo: Prelude Iberique
Artist: Hannah White (Violin)
Ensemble: Sphinx Virtuosi
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras no.5, Aria
Ensemble: Sphinx Virtuosi
Piazzolla: La muerte del Angel
Ensemble: Sphinx Virtuosi
Golijov: Last Round
Ensemble: Sphinx Virtuosi
Ginastera: Concerto per corde, Op. 33
Ensemble: Sphinx Virtuosi
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, 29 April 2016 - 7:00 PM
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French cellist Edgar Moreau will perform a free Discovery Concert presented by the Harriman-Jewell Series at 7 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the Folly Theater (300 W. 12th St.) in downtown Kansas City, Mo. Moreau's program to be played with American pianist Jessica Osborne will include Bach's Sonata No. 3 in G minor BWV 1029; Franck's Sonata in A major, M. 8; Schnittke's Sonata No. 1; and Chopin's Introduction and polonaise brillante, Op. 3.

Moreau first became interested in the instrument at four when he happened upon a girl’s lesson while visiting an antique shop with his father. By 11, he was playing concerts with major orchestras. Moreau, who turned 22 this month, was awarded the Harriman-Jewell Series Young Concert Artists Performance Prize for 2015.

Moreau released his debut album in March 2014 on the Erato label with pianist Pierre-Yves Hodique: Play is a collection of short pieces and brilliant encores from Popper, Paganini, Chopin, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Dvorák, Massenet, Schubert, Poulenc and Tchaikovsky among others. His October 2015 release, Giovincello, presents 18th-century cello concertos recorded with the Italian Baroque ensemble Il Pomo d'Oro. (Il Pomo d'Oro will be presented by the Harriman-Jewell Series on December 7, in a concert with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.)

Jessica Osborne has been hailed by the Washington Post as a pianist “with a refreshing mellowness and poetic touch” after her debut with the National Symphony Orchestra, and is one of the most intensely expressive, passionate artists of her generation.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Bach: Sonata no. 3 for Cello and Piano in G minor BWV 1029
Artists: Jessica Osborne (Piano); Edgar Moreau (Cello)
Franck: Sonata in A Major, M. 8
Artists: Jessica Osborne (Piano); Edgar Moreau (Cello)
Schnittke: Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1
Artists: Jessica Osborne (Piano); Edgar Moreau (Cello)
Chopin: Introduction and Polonaise brillante for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 3
Artists: Jessica Osborne (Piano); Edgar Moreau (Cello)
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