Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
She has been called “perhaps the most potent female singer of her generation.” With Songplay, multiple Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato delivers innovative interpretations of music spanning from Baroque Italian Art Songs to the American Songbook, effortlessly weaving between genres and moods along the way.
DiDonato will be joined by legendary jazz players Craig Terry (piano), Chuck Israels (double bass), Jimmy Madison (percussion), Lautaro Greco (bandoneon), and Charlie Porter (trumpet).
For more about the concert, read "Opera Superstar Joyce DiDonato Gets Playful Feb. 27 at Oberlin."
Caro mio ben by Tommaso Giordani, arr. Israels and Terry
Amarilli, mia bella by Giulio Caccini, arr. Israels and Terry
(I'm Afraid) The Masquerade is Over by Allie Wrubel and Herbert Magidson
Se tu m’ami/Star vicino Allesandro Parisotti and Salvator Rosa, arr. Israels and Terry
Prologue Charlie Porter
Will He Like Me? (from She Loves Me) by Jerry Bock
Tu lo sai by Giuseppe Torelli, arr. Israels and Terry
Solitude by Duke Ellington
Griseta by Enrique Delfino
Quella fiamma by Francesco Bartolomeo Conti
Nel cor più non mi sento by Giovanni Paisiello, arr. Israels and Terry
Lullaby of Birdland by George Shearing
Dizzy Fingers by Zez Confrey
Lean Away by Gene Scheer, arr. Andrew Thomas
With a Song in My Heart (from Spring is Here) by Rodgers and Hart