Homecoming: The Kansas City Symphony Presents Joyce DiDonato
Architect Moshe Safdie’s extraordinary new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts provides the stunning backdrop for a performance-documentary that profiles the Grammy Award-winning Kansas City Symphony, their vibrant artistic director and conductor Michael Stern, and the radiant, celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato. A concert wrapped by documentary narratives, this special tracks DiDonato’s nostalgic return to her hometown — and her thrilling Kauffman Center debut — after a triumphant appearance with Plácido Domingo at The Metropolitan Opera in New York.
“Homecoming: The Kansas City Symphony Presents Joyce DiDonato” was made possible by:
David T. Beals III Charitable Trust
The Hall Family Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
The Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts
Contributions to your PBS stations from viewers like you. Thank you.
Producer/Writer: James Arntz KCPT Producer: Angee Simmons Directors: Michael Beyer & John Paulson Sound: Clayton Stubbs & Dirk Sobotka Lighting: Jeff Ravitz Editor: John Paulson Line Producer: Sven Nebelung Executive Producer: Randy Mason Production Manager: Mark Stamm