Joyce DiDonato Songplay | USA | February-March 2019
Feb 2019 - Mar 2019

Introduction

Over February and March 2019, Joyce DiDonato will embark on a seven-date tour of the US of her latest project, Songplay. 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.

Together with Craig Terry (piano), Chuck Israels (double bass), Jimmy Madison (drums), Lautaro Greco (bandoneon) and Charlie Porter (trumpet), Songplay fuses music from jazz with that from the baroque era, with Joyce and her band creating their own distinct sound-world.

With the first performance in Benaroya Hall in Seattle on 18 February, Joyce and her band will travel then to Berkeley (Zellerbach Hall) and the Ordway Music Theater in St Paul. On 27 February they perform Songplay in Finney Chapel in Oberlin, then to Jordan Hall in Boston on 1 March. On 4 March, Songplay will be performed as part of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook in The Appel Room, with the tour finally finishing with a performance in the Richardson Auditorium in Princeton.

Introducing her latest musical adventure last summer, Joyce said, “I had one of the most exhilarating musical weeks of my life recording the album Songplay with a world-class band. Trust me: you’re going to remember each one of these guys!”

She continues: “It’s joyful, it’s exuberant, it celebrates great music, and it shines a spotlight on the timeless nature of a great song. I hope you’ll want to hear this album over and over, and will grow to appreciate the value of playing with a song!”


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18 Feb 2019 19:30
Taper Auditorium, SEATTLE

PROGRAMME

TOMMASO GIODANI* – Caro Mio Ben (1785)
GIULIO CACCINI* – Amarilli (first publication 1885-98)
ALLIE WRUBLE and HERB MAGISDON – (I’m Afraid) The Masquerade is Over
ALLESANDRO PARISOTTI attrib. to SALVATOR ROSA* – Se tu m’ami / Star Vicino (1885)
________

CHARLIE PORTER – Prologue [Charlie Porter]
________

JERRY BOCK and SHELDON HARNICK – “Will he like me?” from She Loves Me
GIUSEPPE TORELLI* – Tu lo sai
DUKE ELLINGTON – (In my) Solitude
_________

ENRIQUE DELFINE – Griesta [Lautaro Greco]
__________

BENEDETTI MARCELLO – Quella Fiamma
GIOVANNI PAISIELLO* – Nel cor piu mio non sento (1788)
GEORGE SHEARING and GEORGE DAVID WEISS – Lullaby of Birdland (1952)
__________

ZEZ CONFREY – Dizzy Fingers [Craig Terry]
__________

GENE SCHEER – Lean Away (1996)
RICHARD RODGERS and LORENZ HART – With a Song in my Heart

* arrangement by Craig Terry with Chuck Israels

PERFORMERS
Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano
Craig Terry, piano / arranger
Chuck Israels, double bass
Jimmy Madison, percussion
Charlie Porter, trumpet
Lautaro Greco, Bandoneon

20 Feb 2019 20:00
Zellerbach Hall, BERKELEY

PROGRAMME

TOMMASO GIODANI* – Caro Mio Ben (1785)
GIULIO CACCINI* – Amarilli (first publication 1885-98)
ALLIE WRUBLE and HERB MAGISDON – (I’m Afraid) The Masquerade is Over
ALLESANDRO PARISOTTI attrib. to SALVATOR ROSA* – Se tu m’ami / Star Vicino (1885)
________

CHARLIE PORTER – Prologue [Charlie Porter]
________

JERRY BOCK and SHELDON HARNICK – “Will he like me?” from She Loves Me
GIUSEPPE TORELLI* – Tu lo sai
DUKE ELLINGTON – (In my) Solitude
_________

ENRIQUE DELFINE – Griesta [Lautaro Greco]
__________

BENEDETTI MARCELLO – Quella Fiamma
GIOVANNI PAISIELLO* – Nel cor piu mio non sento (1788)
GEORGE SHEARING and GEORGE DAVID WEISS – Lullaby of Birdland (1952)
__________

ZEZ CONFREY – Dizzy Fingers [Craig Terry]
__________

GENE SCHEER – Lean Away (1996)
RICHARD RODGERS and LORENZ HART – With a Song in my Heart

* arrangement by Craig Terry with Chuck Israels

PERFORMERS
Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano
Craig Terry, piano / arranger
Chuck Israels, double bass
Jimmy Madison, percussion
Charlie Porter, trumpet
Lautaro Greco, Bandoneon

25 Feb 2019 19:30
Ordway Music Theater , ST PAUL

PROGRAMME

TOMMASO GIODANI* – Caro Mio Ben (1785)
GIULIO CACCINI* – Amarilli (first publication 1885-98)
ALLIE WRUBLE and HERB MAGISDON – (I’m Afraid) The Masquerade is Over
ALLESANDRO PARISOTTI attrib. to SALVATOR ROSA* – Se tu m’ami / Star Vicino (1885)
________

CHARLIE PORTER – Prologue [Charlie Porter]
________

JERRY BOCK and SHELDON HARNICK – “Will he like me?” from She Loves Me
GIUSEPPE TORELLI* – Tu lo sai
DUKE ELLINGTON – (In my) Solitude
_________

ENRIQUE DELFINE – Griesta [Lautaro Greco]
__________

BENEDETTI MARCELLO – Quella Fiamma
GIOVANNI PAISIELLO* – Nel cor piu mio non sento (1788)
GEORGE SHEARING and GEORGE DAVID WEISS – Lullaby of Birdland (1952)
__________

ZEZ CONFREY – Dizzy Fingers [Craig Terry]
__________

GENE SCHEER – Lean Away (1996)
RICHARD RODGERS and LORENZ HART – With a Song in my Heart

* arrangement by Craig Terry with Chuck Israels

PERFORMERS
Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano
Craig Terry, piano / arranger
Chuck Israels, double bass
Jimmy Madison, percussion
Charlie Porter, trumpet
Lautaro Greco, Bandoneon

27 Feb 2019 19:30
Finney Chapel, Oberlin

PROGRAMME

TOMMASO GIODANI* – Caro Mio Ben (1785)
GIULIO CACCINI* – Amarilli (first publication 1885-98)
ALLIE WRUBLE and HERB MAGISDON – (I’m Afraid) The Masquerade is Over
ALLESANDRO PARISOTTI attrib. to SALVATOR ROSA* – Se tu m’ami / Star Vicino (1885)
________

CHARLIE PORTER – Prologue [Charlie Porter]
________

JERRY BOCK and SHELDON HARNICK – “Will he like me?” from She Loves Me
GIUSEPPE TORELLI* – Tu lo sai
DUKE ELLINGTON – (In my) Solitude
_________

ENRIQUE DELFINE – Griesta [Lautaro Greco]
__________

BENEDETTI MARCELLO – Quella Fiamma
GIOVANNI PAISIELLO* – Nel cor piu mio non sento (1788)
GEORGE SHEARING and GEORGE DAVID WEISS – Lullaby of Birdland (1952)
__________

ZEZ CONFREY – Dizzy Fingers [Craig Terry]
__________

GENE SCHEER – Lean Away (1996)
RICHARD RODGERS and LORENZ HART – With a Song in my Heart

* arrangement by Craig Terry with Chuck Israels

PERFORMERS
Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano
Craig Terry, piano / arranger
Chuck Israels, double bass
Jimmy Madison, percussion
Charlie Porter, trumpet
Lautaro Greco, Bandoneon

01 Mar 2019 20:00
Jordan Hall, BOSTON

PROGRAMME

TOMMASO GIODANI* – Caro Mio Ben (1785)
GIULIO CACCINI* – Amarilli (first publication 1885-98)
ALLIE WRUBLE and HERB MAGISDON – (I’m Afraid) The Masquerade is Over
ALLESANDRO PARISOTTI attrib. to SALVATOR ROSA* – Se tu m’ami / Star Vicino (1885)
________

CHARLIE PORTER – Prologue [Charlie Porter]
________

JERRY BOCK and SHELDON HARNICK – “Will he like me?” from She Loves Me
GIUSEPPE TORELLI* – Tu lo sai
DUKE ELLINGTON – (In my) Solitude
_________

ENRIQUE DELFINE – Griesta [Lautaro Greco]
__________

BENEDETTI MARCELLO – Quella Fiamma
GIOVANNI PAISIELLO* – Nel cor piu mio non sento (1788)
GEORGE SHEARING and GEORGE DAVID WEISS – Lullaby of Birdland (1952)
__________

ZEZ CONFREY – Dizzy Fingers [Craig Terry]
__________

GENE SCHEER – Lean Away (1996)
RICHARD RODGERS and LORENZ HART – With a Song in my Heart

* arrangement by Craig Terry with Chuck Israels

PERFORMERS
Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano
Craig Terry, piano / arranger
Chuck Israels, double bass
Jimmy Madison, percussion
Charlie Porter, trumpet
Lautaro Greco, Bandoneon

04 Mar 2019 20:30
The Appel Room, NEW YORK

PROGRAMME

TOMMASO GIODANI* – Caro Mio Ben (1785)
GIULIO CACCINI* – Amarilli (first publication 1885-98)
ALLIE WRUBLE and HERB MAGISDON – (I’m Afraid) The Masquerade is Over
ALLESANDRO PARISOTTI attrib. to SALVATOR ROSA* – Se tu m’ami / Star Vicino (1885)
________

CHARLIE PORTER – Prologue [Charlie Porter]
________

JERRY BOCK and SHELDON HARNICK – “Will he like me?” from She Loves Me
GIUSEPPE TORELLI* – Tu lo sai
DUKE ELLINGTON – (In my) Solitude
_________

ENRIQUE DELFINE – Griesta [Lautaro Greco]
__________

BENEDETTI MARCELLO – Quella Fiamma
GIOVANNI PAISIELLO* – Nel cor piu mio non sento (1788)
GEORGE SHEARING and GEORGE DAVID WEISS – Lullaby of Birdland (1952)
__________

ZEZ CONFREY – Dizzy Fingers [Craig Terry]
__________

GENE SCHEER – Lean Away (1996)
RICHARD RODGERS and LORENZ HART – With a Song in my Heart

* arrangement by Craig Terry with Chuck Israels

PERFORMERS
Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano
Craig Terry, piano / arranger
Chuck Israels, double bass
Jimmy Madison, percussion
Charlie Porter, trumpet
Lautaro Greco, Bandoneon

10 Mar 2019 15:00
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, PRINCETON

PROGRAMME

TOMMASO GIODANI* – Caro Mio Ben (1785)
GIULIO CACCINI* – Amarilli (first publication 1885-98)
ALLIE WRUBLE and HERB MAGISDON – (I’m Afraid) The Masquerade is Over
ALLESANDRO PARISOTTI attrib. to SALVATOR ROSA* – Se tu m’ami / Star Vicino (1885)
________

CHARLIE PORTER – Prologue [Charlie Porter]
________

JERRY BOCK and SHELDON HARNICK – “Will he like me?” from She Loves Me
GIUSEPPE TORELLI* – Tu lo sai
DUKE ELLINGTON – (In my) Solitude
_________

ENRIQUE DELFINE – Griesta [Lautaro Greco]
__________

BENEDETTI MARCELLO – Quella Fiamma
GIOVANNI PAISIELLO* – Nel cor piu mio non sento (1788)
GEORGE SHEARING and GEORGE DAVID WEISS – Lullaby of Birdland (1952)
__________

ZEZ CONFREY – Dizzy Fingers [Craig Terry]
__________

GENE SCHEER – Lean Away (1996)
RICHARD RODGERS and LORENZ HART – With a Song in my Heart

* arrangement by Craig Terry with Chuck Israels

PERFORMERS
Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano
Craig Terry, piano / arranger
Chuck Israels, double bass
Jimmy Madison, percussion
Charlie Porter, trumpet
Lautaro Greco, Bandoneon

Schedule

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    19:30 18 Feb 2019 Taper Auditorium SEATTLE

    PROGRAMME

    TOMMASO GIODANI* – Caro Mio Ben (1785)
    GIULIO CACCINI* – Amarilli (first publication 1885-98)
    ALLIE WRUBLE and HERB MAGISDON – (I’m Afraid) The Masquerade is Over
    ALLESANDRO PARISOTTI attrib. to SALVATOR ROSA* – Se tu m’ami / Star Vicino (1885)
    ________

    CHARLIE PORTER – Prologue [Charlie Porter]
    ________

    JERRY BOCK and SHELDON HARNICK – “Will he like me?” from She Loves Me
    GIUSEPPE TORELLI* – Tu lo sai
    DUKE ELLINGTON – (In my) Solitude
    _________

    ENRIQUE DELFINE – Griesta [Lautaro Greco]
    __________

    BENEDETTI MARCELLO – Quella Fiamma
    GIOVANNI PAISIELLO* – Nel cor piu mio non sento (1788)
    GEORGE SHEARING and GEORGE DAVID WEISS – Lullaby of Birdland (1952)
    __________

    ZEZ CONFREY – Dizzy Fingers [Craig Terry]
    __________

    GENE SCHEER – Lean Away (1996)
    RICHARD RODGERS and LORENZ HART – With a Song in my Heart

    * arrangement by Craig Terry with Chuck Israels

    PERFORMERS
    Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano
    Craig Terry, piano / arranger
    Chuck Israels, double bass
    Jimmy Madison, percussion
    Charlie Porter, trumpet
    Lautaro Greco, Bandoneon

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    20:00 20 Feb 2019 Zellerbach Hall BERKELEY

    PROGRAMME

    TOMMASO GIODANI* – Caro Mio Ben (1785)
    GIULIO CACCINI* – Amarilli (first publication 1885-98)
    ALLIE WRUBLE and HERB MAGISDON – (I’m Afraid) The Masquerade is Over
    ALLESANDRO PARISOTTI attrib. to SALVATOR ROSA* – Se tu m’ami / Star Vicino (1885)
    ________

    CHARLIE PORTER – Prologue [Charlie Porter]
    ________

    JERRY BOCK and SHELDON HARNICK – “Will he like me?” from She Loves Me
    GIUSEPPE TORELLI* – Tu lo sai
    DUKE ELLINGTON – (In my) Solitude
    _________

    ENRIQUE DELFINE – Griesta [Lautaro Greco]
    __________

    BENEDETTI MARCELLO – Quella Fiamma
    GIOVANNI PAISIELLO* – Nel cor piu mio non sento (1788)
    GEORGE SHEARING and GEORGE DAVID WEISS – Lullaby of Birdland (1952)
    __________

    ZEZ CONFREY – Dizzy Fingers [Craig Terry]
    __________

    GENE SCHEER – Lean Away (1996)
    RICHARD RODGERS and LORENZ HART – With a Song in my Heart

    * arrangement by Craig Terry with Chuck Israels

    PERFORMERS
    Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano
    Craig Terry, piano / arranger
    Chuck Israels, double bass
    Jimmy Madison, percussion
    Charlie Porter, trumpet
    Lautaro Greco, Bandoneon

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    19:30 25 Feb 2019 Ordway Music Theater ST PAUL

    PROGRAMME

    TOMMASO GIODANI* – Caro Mio Ben (1785)
    GIULIO CACCINI* – Amarilli (first publication 1885-98)
    ALLIE WRUBLE and HERB MAGISDON – (I’m Afraid) The Masquerade is Over
    ALLESANDRO PARISOTTI attrib. to SALVATOR ROSA* – Se tu m’ami / Star Vicino (1885)
    ________

    CHARLIE PORTER – Prologue [Charlie Porter]
    ________

    JERRY BOCK and SHELDON HARNICK – “Will he like me?” from She Loves Me
    GIUSEPPE TORELLI* – Tu lo sai
    DUKE ELLINGTON – (In my) Solitude
    _________

    ENRIQUE DELFINE – Griesta [Lautaro Greco]
    __________

    BENEDETTI MARCELLO – Quella Fiamma
    GIOVANNI PAISIELLO* – Nel cor piu mio non sento (1788)
    GEORGE SHEARING and GEORGE DAVID WEISS – Lullaby of Birdland (1952)
    __________

    ZEZ CONFREY – Dizzy Fingers [Craig Terry]
    __________

    GENE SCHEER – Lean Away (1996)
    RICHARD RODGERS and LORENZ HART – With a Song in my Heart

    * arrangement by Craig Terry with Chuck Israels

    PERFORMERS
    Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano
    Craig Terry, piano / arranger
    Chuck Israels, double bass
    Jimmy Madison, percussion
    Charlie Porter, trumpet
    Lautaro Greco, Bandoneon

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    19:30 27 Feb 2019 Finney Chapel Oberlin

    PROGRAMME

    TOMMASO GIODANI* – Caro Mio Ben (1785)
    GIULIO CACCINI* – Amarilli (first publication 1885-98)
    ALLIE WRUBLE and HERB MAGISDON – (I’m Afraid) The Masquerade is Over
    ALLESANDRO PARISOTTI attrib. to SALVATOR ROSA* – Se tu m’ami / Star Vicino (1885)
    ________

    CHARLIE PORTER – Prologue [Charlie Porter]
    ________

    JERRY BOCK and SHELDON HARNICK – “Will he like me?” from She Loves Me
    GIUSEPPE TORELLI* – Tu lo sai
    DUKE ELLINGTON – (In my) Solitude
    _________

    ENRIQUE DELFINE – Griesta [Lautaro Greco]
    __________

    BENEDETTI MARCELLO – Quella Fiamma
    GIOVANNI PAISIELLO* – Nel cor piu mio non sento (1788)
    GEORGE SHEARING and GEORGE DAVID WEISS – Lullaby of Birdland (1952)
    __________

    ZEZ CONFREY – Dizzy Fingers [Craig Terry]
    __________

    GENE SCHEER – Lean Away (1996)
    RICHARD RODGERS and LORENZ HART – With a Song in my Heart

    * arrangement by Craig Terry with Chuck Israels

    PERFORMERS
    Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano
    Craig Terry, piano / arranger
    Chuck Israels, double bass
    Jimmy Madison, percussion
    Charlie Porter, trumpet
    Lautaro Greco, Bandoneon

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    20:00 01 Mar 2019 Jordan Hall BOSTON

    PROGRAMME

    TOMMASO GIODANI* – Caro Mio Ben (1785)
    GIULIO CACCINI* – Amarilli (first publication 1885-98)
    ALLIE WRUBLE and HERB MAGISDON – (I’m Afraid) The Masquerade is Over
    ALLESANDRO PARISOTTI attrib. to SALVATOR ROSA* – Se tu m’ami / Star Vicino (1885)
    ________

    CHARLIE PORTER – Prologue [Charlie Porter]
    ________

    JERRY BOCK and SHELDON HARNICK – “Will he like me?” from She Loves Me
    GIUSEPPE TORELLI* – Tu lo sai
    DUKE ELLINGTON – (In my) Solitude
    _________

    ENRIQUE DELFINE – Griesta [Lautaro Greco]
    __________

    BENEDETTI MARCELLO – Quella Fiamma
    GIOVANNI PAISIELLO* – Nel cor piu mio non sento (1788)
    GEORGE SHEARING and GEORGE DAVID WEISS – Lullaby of Birdland (1952)
    __________

    ZEZ CONFREY – Dizzy Fingers [Craig Terry]
    __________

    GENE SCHEER – Lean Away (1996)
    RICHARD RODGERS and LORENZ HART – With a Song in my Heart

    * arrangement by Craig Terry with Chuck Israels

    PERFORMERS
    Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano
    Craig Terry, piano / arranger
    Chuck Israels, double bass
    Jimmy Madison, percussion
    Charlie Porter, trumpet
    Lautaro Greco, Bandoneon

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    20:30 04 Mar 2019 The Appel Room NEW YORK

    PROGRAMME

    TOMMASO GIODANI* – Caro Mio Ben (1785)
    GIULIO CACCINI* – Amarilli (first publication 1885-98)
    ALLIE WRUBLE and HERB MAGISDON – (I’m Afraid) The Masquerade is Over
    ALLESANDRO PARISOTTI attrib. to SALVATOR ROSA* – Se tu m’ami / Star Vicino (1885)
    ________

    CHARLIE PORTER – Prologue [Charlie Porter]
    ________

    JERRY BOCK and SHELDON HARNICK – “Will he like me?” from She Loves Me
    GIUSEPPE TORELLI* – Tu lo sai
    DUKE ELLINGTON – (In my) Solitude
    _________

    ENRIQUE DELFINE – Griesta [Lautaro Greco]
    __________

    BENEDETTI MARCELLO – Quella Fiamma
    GIOVANNI PAISIELLO* – Nel cor piu mio non sento (1788)
    GEORGE SHEARING and GEORGE DAVID WEISS – Lullaby of Birdland (1952)
    __________

    ZEZ CONFREY – Dizzy Fingers [Craig Terry]
    __________

    GENE SCHEER – Lean Away (1996)
    RICHARD RODGERS and LORENZ HART – With a Song in my Heart

    * arrangement by Craig Terry with Chuck Israels

    PERFORMERS
    Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano
    Craig Terry, piano / arranger
    Chuck Israels, double bass
    Jimmy Madison, percussion
    Charlie Porter, trumpet
    Lautaro Greco, Bandoneon

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    15:00 10 Mar 2019 Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall PRINCETON

    PROGRAMME

    TOMMASO GIODANI* – Caro Mio Ben (1785)
    GIULIO CACCINI* – Amarilli (first publication 1885-98)
    ALLIE WRUBLE and HERB MAGISDON – (I’m Afraid) The Masquerade is Over
    ALLESANDRO PARISOTTI attrib. to SALVATOR ROSA* – Se tu m’ami / Star Vicino (1885)
    ________

    CHARLIE PORTER – Prologue [Charlie Porter]
    ________

    JERRY BOCK and SHELDON HARNICK – “Will he like me?” from She Loves Me
    GIUSEPPE TORELLI* – Tu lo sai
    DUKE ELLINGTON – (In my) Solitude
    _________

    ENRIQUE DELFINE – Griesta [Lautaro Greco]
    __________

    BENEDETTI MARCELLO – Quella Fiamma
    GIOVANNI PAISIELLO* – Nel cor piu mio non sento (1788)
    GEORGE SHEARING and GEORGE DAVID WEISS – Lullaby of Birdland (1952)
    __________

    ZEZ CONFREY – Dizzy Fingers [Craig Terry]
    __________

    GENE SCHEER – Lean Away (1996)
    RICHARD RODGERS and LORENZ HART – With a Song in my Heart

    * arrangement by Craig Terry with Chuck Israels

    PERFORMERS
    Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano
    Craig Terry, piano / arranger
    Chuck Israels, double bass
    Jimmy Madison, percussion
    Charlie Porter, trumpet
    Lautaro Greco, Bandoneon