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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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San Francisco Chronicle, January 28, 2017

By JOSHUA KOSMAN  More than 30 years after bursting on the scene as a pint-size violin prodigy, Midori continues to set an example for how to be an engaged musician in the modern world. Sure, she gives first-rate performances — that’s item one on the job description, and she did it...

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Britten Violin Concerto / Marin Symphony

San Francisco Chronicle, January 28, 2017 The sheer musical impact of [Midori’s] presence was evident in the performance of Britten’s Violin Concerto that she gave with Music Director Alasdair Neale and the [Marin Symphony]. This early masterpiece, written when the composer was in his mid-20s, has for too long been a relatively overlooked...

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Midori and her students perform in some non-traditional venues

(Photo/Moises Encino) Midori travelled to Mexico with her University of Southern California students over the winter break. There they performed at a music academy, a community music school, an orphanage, a convent, a juvenile hall and a reservation. Read about their experience and how Midori encourages her students to reach out to non-traditional...

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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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