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ICEP Japan 2017 2

Nepal 2016 ICEP quartet reunites for events in Japan in June 2017

The International Community Engagement Program (ICEP) quartet that traveled and performed in Nepal in December 2016, is visiting hospitals, schools and special institutions in Japan this month in the second part of their ICEP experience.  They are also giving public performances in Oji Hall, Tokyo and Phoenix Hall, Osaka of works by Ginastera, Dvorak and...

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Midori offers an all-Bach recital at the Singapore Violin Festival

As a faculty member at th3 2017 Singapore Violin Festival, Midori conducted masterclasses and performed an all-Bach recital at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Concert Hall. Click here to read notes on these works that Midori prepared for this concert. Below, in full is the review that appeared in The Straits Times of Singapore. A TEACHER'S CRYSTAL CLEAR...

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Midori & Friends – 25th Anniversary Celebration

Midori & Friends held a Gala on May 15th to celebrate the organization’s 25th anniversary and to honor two founding Board members, Alan and Laraine Fischer. The setting for the Gala was the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, where the evening’s festivities shone the...

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Strings Magazine interviews Midori about ICEP

The June 2017 issue of Strings Magazine features an interview with Midori about the International Community Engagement Program (ICEP). In December 2016, three young string players, violinist Jeremias Velazquez (Argentina), violist Wenhong Luo (China) and cellist Michael Katz (Israel) joined Midori for visits to and performances in schools, hospitals and other institutions in Nepal marking...

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Midori & Friends is 25 years old

Midori & Friends will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a Dinner and Concert on Monday May 15th at Lincoln Center in New York City. The evening will include performances by Emanuel Ax, Heather Headley and Midori. For further information and to order tickets ...

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Midori joins panel discussion on cultural diplomacy

Midori appeared on a panel at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. to discuss ways in which cultural diplomacy can help better address today’s most pressing global challenges. The event, which took place on May 8th 2017, was moderated by Dr. Kent E. Calder, Director...

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Britten Violin Concerto / Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

www.cincinnati.com  May 5, 2017 By JANELLE GELFAND [Midori] delivered a riveting performance of the Britten Violin Concerto with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra [and Robert Treviño]. She sailed through its treacherous technical challenges, taking her time to communicate its lyrical passages with breathtaking beauty. She phrased with emotion and a pure, sweet...

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5 May 2017

Dear Friends, The flowers are blooming, and the school year has already ended at USC. The graduating students are now just eagerly waiting for their graduation celebrations. I look forward to my usual summer fare of teaching and performances in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Having said that, the terrible ongoing and...

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日本の皆様へ 日本だけでなく世界各地で発生した台風や地震などの自然災害により、被災され た多くの方々に心よりお見舞い申し上げます。 今週は京都市交響楽団の創立60周年記念ツアーに参加するため日本に戻ります。 今回のツアーは、静岡、刈谷、三重、京都でのコンサートとなります。 いつもは東京をベースに活動をすることが多いので、東京に立ち寄らない今回の 滞在は私にとっては非常に珍しいケースです。来月も読売日本交響楽団との共演 で帰ってきますので、2ヶ月連続でロスとの往復をするのも珍しいことです。 そのときは六本木の国立新美術館で6月に続き、ミュージック・シェアリングの 楽器指導支援プログラムの子供たちと一緒にロビーコンサートをするのを とても楽しみにしています。 どうぞご自愛ください。 五嶋みどり...

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