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Music, art & fashion for peace: Joyce DiDonato at UC Berkeley

The Style Almanac

This past week, Cal Performances featured Grammy-winning Joyce DiDonato at UC Berkeley. The mezzo-soprano vocalist, who has been called, “the most potent female singer of her generation,” by The New Yorker, collaborated with the Italian instrumental ensemble Il D’Oro. However, this wasn’t an ordinary performance.

In War and Peace – Harmony Through Music was created by Joyce DiDonato after the horrific attacks in France last year. Joyce was so halted by the senseless violence that she decided to completely change her original program, shifting to one that used music, art, and fashion to promote peace.

Read the entire feature via The Style Almanac

One Comment

  1. awames said…

    The name of the group Joyce toured with late last year is “Il pomo d’oro” (not Il Doro). I believe the group might be a resurrection of one called “Il complesso barocco”, led by the late Alan Curtis.

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