Midori at Seattle Symphony

17 Jun

Don’t Miss Midori — June 18–21EastPhilMidori_000
Classical music superstar Midori — called “one of the most important violinists of our time” by the San Francisco Chronicle — joins Music Director Gerard Schwarz and Seattle Symphony to perform not one, but three violin showpieces.

Thursday, June 18, 2009, at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 19, 2009, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 20, 2009, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 21, 2009, at 2 p.m.+
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
Benaroya Hall

Price ranges from $17-$98
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At age 11, Midori made her historic debut as a surprise guest artist with Zubin Mehta at the New York Philharmonic’s 1982 New Year’s Eve concert. She has since established a record of achievement which sets her apart as a master musician, innovator, and a champion of the developmental potential of children. Highlights of the 2009–2010 season include new music recitals and workshops in San Francisco and at Princeton University; tours of the U.S., Europe and Asia; collaborations with conductors including Carlos Kalmar, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Carlos Prieto, Carl St. Clair and Leonard Slatkin; and increasing her already extensive commitment to music education in her capacity as Chair of the Strings Department at USC’s Thornton School of Music.

Midori is founder of Midori & Friends, a non-profit organization in New York which brings music education programs to thousands of underprivileged children each year. She also founded Music Sharing (Japan) and Partners in Performance (U.S.), two programs which also bring music closer to the lives of people who may not otherwise have involvement in the arts. Midori established an Orchestra Residencies Program to strengthen ties between professional and youth orchestras. Additionally, Midori conducts master classes with young people all over the world. Her two most recent recordings are an album of Sonatas by Bach and Bartók with pianist Robert McDonald and The Essential Midori, a two-disc compilation. Both are issued by Sony BMG Masterworks, for whom she records exclusively.

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