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Joyce DiDonato will present eclectic repertoire from her GRAMMY Award-winning 'Songplay' in Harris Theater expanded 2020-21 season / Chicago Tribune

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The Harris Theater's musical offerings will expand significantly during the 2020-21 season. In addition to ongoing attractions such as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, which will mark its 10th year in residence at the Harris, the institution will present a new lineup of vocal recitals. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato will present "Songplay," featuring the stylistically eclectic repertoire from her Grammy Award-winning album of that name. Feb. 17, 2021.

Joyce DiDonato greets you with a song in her heart and twinkle in her eye. The American mezzo-soprano's album Songplay unites extraordinary musicians from the varied worlds of opera, jazz and tango in the pure pleasure of improvisation, experimentation and exchange. Together they create their own musical language, surprising listeners with timeless melodies transformed and universal stories retold over centuries; songs in English, in Italian and - naturally - in the universal language of music. 

The band is:

Joyce DiDonato, voice

Craig Terry, keys

Chuck Israels, double bass

Jimmy Madison, drums

Lautaro Greco, bandoneon

Charlie Porter, trumpet

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