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Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato opens the new season at the Wigmore Hall, London, accompanied by David Zobel (piano) in songs by Vivaldi, Chausson, Turina, Copland and Gershwin.

Presented by Tom Service.

A characteristically eclectic programme from Kansas-born mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, who creates a festive atmosphere for the beginning of the new season at the Wigmore Hall with a recital packed with varied repertoire in four languages.

Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)
David Zobel (piano)

Vivaldi: Arias:
Col piacer della mia fede (Arsilda)
Regina di Ponto Vedro con mio diletto (Il Giustino)
Da quel ferro che ha svenato (Il Farnace)
Chausson: Hebe; Serenade; Le colibri; Les papillons (7 Melodies, Op 2)
Turina: Poema en forma de canciones
Copland: Songs from Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson
Gershwin: The man I love, by Strauss

Followed by Play to the Nation, Radio 3's celebration of amateur orchestras across the UK:

Sven Fridolfsson: Expectation
Corinne Frost (cello)
Solihull Symphony Orchestra
Martin Leigh (conductor)

Verdi: Dies Irae from Requiem
London Gay Symphony Orchestra
Simon Bowler (conductor)

...and Pianothon, showcasing amateur pianists across the nation:

Bartok: Allegro Barbaro
Christopher Andrews

Rachmaninov: Elegie Op.3 no.1
Jennifer McRitchie

2 hours, 15 minutes

Last on

Mon 13 Oct 2008 19:00


  • Mon 13 Oct 2008 19:00