Radiant mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato showcases her more playful side with SONGPLAY. The lighthearted program mixes Italian Baroque arias with jazz ballads and songs from the Great American Songbook, and features a versatile ensemble of piano, drums, bass 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).
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For more than five decades, The Chieftains have been recognized for reinventing traditional Irish music on a contemporary and international scale. This Grammy Award-winning group has collaborated with everyone from Pavarotti and Van Morrison to Madonna and the Rolling Stones.