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Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano: Songplay

  • Zellerbach Hall Berkeley, CA (map)

Returning after her captivatingly theatrical War and Peace program in 2016, radiant mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato showcases her more playful side with Songplay. The lighthearted recital program mixes Italian Baroque arias with jazz ballads and songs from the Great American Songbook, and features a versatile ensemble of piano, drums, bass, bandoneon, and trumpet seamlessly connecting the improvisational spirit of Baroque ornamentation with the free-spirited charm of American popular music. "The perfect 21st-century diva—an effortless combination of glamour, charisma, intelligence, grace and remarkable talent" (The New York Times). 

featuring
Craig Terry, keyboards
Chuck Israels, double bass
Jimmy Madison, drums
Lautaro Greco, bandoneon
Charlie Porter, trumpet

Earlier Event: February 20
Wednesday Night Meditation Practice
Later Event: February 21
Q-Talk