Back to All Events

Joyce DiDonato and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, mezzo-soprano and pianist, performing Schubert's Winterreise

  • Folly Theater 300 West 12th Street Kansas City, MO, 64105 United States (map)

Listen to the Audience/Artist Conversation

Use the audio player below to listen to Joyce DiDonato and Yannick Nézet-Séguin talk with the audience following their performance of Schubert’s Winterreise.

Whether she's singing in one of the world's top concert halls or performing for refugees in Greece, Prairie Village native Joyce DiDonato represents the best of the human spirit. The Harriman-Jewell Series is proud to bring our hometown heroine back — this time with one of today's brightest stars, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who will prove he plays the piano as superbly as he conducts. Nézet-Séguin led The Philadelphia Orchestra for the Harriman-Jewell Series in September.

Schubert’s Winterreise (Winter’s Journey) is a profound meditation on the meaning of life. This will be Joyce DiDonato’s first performance of the work. It is rare to hear the entire cycle performed in concert; it is even more rare to hear it performed by artists of DiDonato and Nézet-Séguin’s caliber.

Credit Simon Pauly (1).jpg
yannick-Hans van der Woerd.jpg


SCHUBERT Winterreise, an evening-length song cycle to be performed in German with English supertitles.

Program notes by Joyce DiDonato:

The word “masterpiece” appears often in my line of business, and while the majority of works I participate in unquestionably fall into that category, there still remains THE Masterpieces: those holy relics of unparalleled genius that have changed the course of the art form entirely. Winterreise is this singular, crowning achievement in song.
{ read more }

In addition, Dr. Hali Fieldman will give a pre-concert talk at 6:30 in the Folly Theater Shareholder’s Room. See the education event page for more information.

An audience/artist conversation from the stage will immediately begin after the concert.

** Please note that the artists have requested no late seating for this performance. ** Winterreise will be performed without pause or intermission (approximately 75 minutes).

Single tickets: $36.50 $41.50 $61.50 $71.50 $81.50 $91.50.