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Homecoming: Kansas City Symphony Presents Joyce DiDonato
was featured in the 2012 PBS Arts Summer Festival.
Premiere Date: July 20, 2012
Homecoming: Kansas City Symphony Presents Joyce DiDonato begins with a building. But it’s no ordinary concert hall. Moshe Safdie designed the dazzling new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts to nurture homegrown talent and showcase great artists.
In this case, they’re one and the same! Kansas City’s own Joyce DiDonato, fresh from a triumphant appearance at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, is heading back home to perform for the first time with Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony.
Go behind the scenes to learn more about the Kauffman’s architecture and acoustics, the joyful and sometimes difficult process of making this performance-documentary and Jake Heggie, a contemporary American composer whose work is featured in the show.
Homecoming: Kansas City Symphony Presents Joyce DiDonato was produced by KCPT and Kansas City Symphony.