Events - Friday, 16 November 2012

Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, 16 November 2012 - 8:00 PM
Two free educational events are associated this performance. Members of Il Complesso Barocco chamber orchestra will host a free master class in Founders' Hall at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral (415 W. 13th St.), at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 15. This event is free to the public and reservations aren’t needed; admittance to the Hall will be allowed until its capacity is reached.

The Harriman-Jewell Series is also offering a free daytime performance by Il Complesso Barocco orchestra. The 60-minute performance/demonstration at 10 a.m., Friday, November 16 at the Folly Theater. The educational event is appropriate for all school-aged students. Please contact Melissa Carter for more information at carterme@hjseries.org or by calling 816-415-7682.

All seats for this concert are currently sold out. A wait list has begun. Please call 816-415-5025 to be added to the wait list.

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato winner of the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo, will return to sing her fifth performance for the Harriman-Jewell Series in her hometown at 8 p.m. Friday, November 16, at the Folly Theater (300 W. 12th St.), in Kansas City, Mo.

The concert's program titled Drama Queens will feature arias from Baroque operas sung by royal characters and will be exclusively performed for Harriman-Jewell Series and Carnegie Hall audiences. DiDonato's collaborators for the concert are violinist and director Dmitry Sinkovsky and the renowned period ensemble Il Complesso Barocco.

The Drama Queens album, a complement to the concerts, will be released by Virgin Classics on November 6. The highly antipated recording will also feature arias from the 17th and 18th centuries, composed by figures as famous as Handel and Vivaldi and as little known as Orlandini and Porta, and will see DiDonato portraying a parade of royal personages in a variety of challenging situations and extreme states of mind. Alan Curtis and Il Complesso Barocco accompanied her on the recording. “For me, this is my most exciting recording project to date,” says DiDonato, “because it is everything I deeply adore about the world of opera: high drama, profound emotion, fearless vocal writing, time-stopping passages, historical significance and real discovery. What more could I ask for?”

DiDonato's most recent appearance for the Series was on her birthday (February 13) in 2011. Kansas City Star reviewer Timothy McDonald wrote that the recital “surpassed the hopes and expectations of even the most ardent fans of one of the world’s most successful and popular singers.”
Sponsor: Mrs. Beth Ingram
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Cesti: Orontea
Artists: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano); Dmitry Sinkovsky (Violin)
Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
Scarlatti: Sinfonia in C major
Artists: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano); Dmitry Sinkovsky (Violin)
Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
Monteverdi: L'Incoronazione di Poppea
Artists: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano); Dmitry Sinkovsky (Violin)
Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
Giacomelli: Merope
Artists: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano); Dmitry Sinkovsky (Violin)
Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
Vivaldi: Concerto for violin and strings RV 242 "per Pisendel"
Artists: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano); Dmitry Sinkovsky (Violin)
Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
Orlandini: Berenice
Artists: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano); Dmitry Sinkovsky (Violin)
Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
Hasse: Antonio e Cleopatra
Artists: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano); Dmitry Sinkovsky (Violin)
Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
Handel: Giulio Cesare, HWV 17
Artists: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano); Dmitry Sinkovsky (Violin)
Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
Handel: Radamisto, HWV 12
Artists: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano); Dmitry Sinkovsky (Violin)
Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
Porta: Ifigenia in Aulide
Artists: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano); Dmitry Sinkovsky (Violin)
Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
Handel: Alessandro, HWV 21
Artists: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano); Dmitry Sinkovsky (Violin)
Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
1 - 1 of 1

Give to the Series

Harriman-Jewell Series

Download Our Mobile App

Media Partner