The Kansas City Symphony performs Handel's "Messiah" in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts on Dec. 2, 2011.
Photographer: Ryan Kath/KSHB
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A crescendo for the Kansas City Symphony was heard around the country Friday evening.
PBS featured the symphony on a national broadcast that was seen on Kansas City’s KCPT, among other public television stations.
The performance, "Homecoming: The Kansas City Symphony Presents Joyce DiDonato" featured the Kansas City native, Grammy-winning Mezzo Soprano.
DiDonato is freshly returned from her performance "The Enchanted Island" at the Met in New York and was awarded Gramophone's Artist of the Year in an online public vote this year.
DiDonato and the Kansas City Symphony performed in March, filmed as part of the 2012 PBS Summer Arts Festival which aired on PBS nationwide July 20. The performance will be streamed again at 10 o'clock Saturday night on KCPT.
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts served as the backdrop for this appearance.
The repertoire includes Rossini's "Giovanna d'Arco", Jake Heggie's "Deepest Desire" and Arlen's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." Audio from the performance is available on iTunes as of July 17.
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