Midori to perform two PiP (Partners in Performance) recitals.
On February 10th, Midori and Özgür Aydin will perform a program to include works by J.S.Bach, Beethoven and Richard Strauss at the Juneau Douglas High School Auditorium in Juneau, Alaska. The recital, part of the 2014/2015 Juneau Jazz and Classics series, is the first PiP concert to be given outside of the 48 continental United States.
On February 12th, Midori and Özgür will perform a recital of works by J.S.Bach, Beethoven and Fauré, among others, at V. Sue Cleveland High School Concert Hall in Rio Rancho, New Mexico presented byMusic in Corrales. The New Mexico date will also feature piano and violin master classes.
Both PiP recitals will be followed by Q&A sessions and receptions so that members of the audience can meet and speak with the artists.
Midori founded Partners in Performance in 2003 to co-present chamber music concerts with a goal of stimulating interest in classical music, specifically in smaller communities outside the radius and without the financial resources of major urban centers. To date, there have been recitals in Plymouth NH, Reno NV, Fergus Falls and Dawson MN, McHenry MD, Morehead KY, Camden and Fort Kent ME, Hot Springs AR, among many others.
Another aspect of the Partners in Performance program is a solo, duo or small group recital the following year in the same community by a rising young artist or artists selected by PIP. As a follow up to Midori’s PiP recital last year, the Lysander Trio will perform works by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Ben-Haim and Ciupiński in St Cloud, Minnesota on January 24th. As part of the PiP program, the Lysander Trio will also work with area string, orchestra and piano teachers and their students earlier on the day of their PiP recital.