Last summer, PBS showcased two of Kansas City’s cultural
jewels: the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and mezzo-soprano
Joyce DiDonato. In the program, which was broadcast nationally,
DiDonato sang the praises of Kansas City, letting the world know that
she is as proud of her hometown as it is of her. The Grammy-winning
DiDonato, who recently was named vocalist of the year by Musical
America, will perform Friday with the period instrument orchestra Il
Complesso Barocco as part of the Harriman-Jewell series.