Joyce DiDonato
In War and Peace:
Harmony through Music

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07:00 PM

November 6, 2019
7:00 PM Concert in the Cullen Theater
9:00 PM Dinner on the Brown Theater Stage

Honorary Chair: Sara Morgan

“In the midst of chaos, how do you find peace?”

In the aftermath of the 2015 Paris attacks, world-renowned mezzo-soprano and HGO Studio alumna Joyce DiDonato began work on a project that she hoped would take listeners on a journey from despair to hope, and in doing so remind them of the best of humanity. In War & Peace—Harmony Through Music is a concert event designed to open up conversations about art that unifies and exalts the spirit. Featuring some of the best Baroque arias—from Leonardo Leo’s “Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!” to Handel’s “Dopo notte,” the evening is presented in two parts, first war, then peace, and DiDonato hopes it will illustrate a “valiant path to peace” for the audience.

Following the concert, Joyce will join us on the Brown Theater stage—one that helped to launch her career—for an intimate seated dinner event.

Gala package tickets/tables start at $1,000/$10,000 and include Premium Orchestra concert seating and the post-concert dinner event.

To reserve your tickets or table, click here or contact Brooke Rogers, brogers@hgo.org or 713-546-0271.

For those wishing to purchase concert tickets only click here.


Joyce DiDonato would like to thank The Pure Land Foundation for its generous support.

She would also like to thank Five Arts Foundation as recommended by Helen Berggruen, Susan and John Singer, Helen and Peter Bing, The Howard and Sarah D. Solomon Foundation and Marnie and Kern Wildenthal for their additional support.