Joyce DiDonato delivers brilliantly gorgeous message of war and peace at Folly ...

The Kansas City Star

Challenging fear, turmoil, hate and chaos with the sublime beauty of the Baroque, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and Il Pomo d’Oro brought their project “In War & Peace: Harmony Through Music” to the Folly Theater Wednesday night, presented by the Harriman-Jewell Series.

This was no typical diva-in-the-spotlight recital. Trying to combat the distress and grief that followed the Paris terrorist attacks, Prairie Village native DiDonato imagined a project with a greater global message and longer lasting influence. The project, along with the album and international tour, includes a website,, devoted to gathering answers to the question: “In the midst of chaos, how do you find peace?”

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