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Joyce DiDonato: EDEN


29.08.2024 | 19:00

Turku Concert Hall



Joyce DiDonato, mezzosoprano
Il Pomo d’Oro, Baroque ensemble
Maxim Emelyanychev, conductor
Marie Lambert-Le Bihan
John Torres
Sophie Dand
The choir of the music-oriented classes of Puolala School

CHARLES IVES (1874–1954):
The Unanswered Question

The First Morning of the World

GUSTAV MAHLER (1860–1911):
Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft
from Rückert-Lieder

BIAGIO MARINI (1594–1663):
Con le stelle in Ciel che mai
from Scherzi e canzone op. 5

Toglierò le sponde al mare
from the oratorio Adamo ed Eva

AARON COPLAND (1900–1990):
Nature, the gentlest mother
from 8 Poems of Emily Dickinson

Sonata enharmonica

Piante ombrose
from the opera La Calisto

Danza degli spettri e delle furie: Allegro non troppo
Recitativo accompagnato: “Misera, dove son!”
Aria: “Ah! non son io che parlo”
from the opera Orfeo ed Euridice

As with rosy steps the morn
from the oratorio Theodora

GUSTAV MAHLER (1860–1911):
Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
from Rückert-Lieder

Tickets 69 | 65 | 45 €

Duration 1 h 30 min, no intermission

Finally, the unbelievable Joyce DiDonato will be seen at the Turku Music Festival!

Fusing music, movement and theatre, EDEN is a breath-taking, through-performed tour de force from the multi-award winning Joyce DiDonato that’s been immediately celebrated as “iconic” and “ground-breaking.” By traveling seamlessly through four centuries of music, including a new commission from Academy-Award winning composer, Rachel Portman, a searing and singular experience of hope and connection unfolds. DiDonato is joined by her long-standing, celebrated musical partners, il pomo d’oro and Maxim Emelyanychev. 

In each city, EDEN engages a local children’s choir who will participate in workshops with bespoke curricula created by International Teaching Artists Collaborative on local environmental issues in their city, to raise awareness for climate change. They then perform the EDEN anthem with Joyce and il pomo d’oro on stage as part of the performance.  

And the EDEN experience continues to grow outside of the concert hall as each audience member receives seeds to plant as Joyce asks: “In this time of upheaval, which seed will you plant today?” 

EDEN has been commissioned by University Musical Society of the University of Michigan; the Harriman-Jewell Series, Kansas City; Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation; Cal Performances at University of California, Berkeley; and Stanford Live.

Our audiences have been waiting to see and hear Joyce DiDonato since 2020. Her visit now finally comes true with support from the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation. 

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  • Public Transport: All stops at the city centre are nearby. The bus terminal is nearby and Turku main railway station approx. 1 km away.
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