War & Peace

In a world full of chaos, Joyce DiDonato finds peace through music that exalts the human spirit. 

Joyce DiDonato: In War and Peace

Photo by Brooke Shaden

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.


In War & Peace—
Harmony Through Music

Cullen Theater

November 6, 2019

7 p.m.

Tickets start at $45



A limited number of gala tickets,
including an intimate dinner
with Joyce DiDonato, are available
by contacting Brooke Rogers at
713-546-0271 or brogers@hgo.org.


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.