Midori Plays Tchaikovsky
Thursday at 8:00PM
Saturday at 8:00PM
Sunday at 3:00PM
What can be said about Midori that hasn't already been said? One of the leading concert violin soloists for more than 35 years, Midori remains in constant demand by orchestras around the world. Later this year she will be honored at the 43rd annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington D.C., in recognition of lifetime artistic achievement. No matter what she's playing, Midori brings new life and vision to each performance.
While it's challenging to rank Tchaikovsky's works by their beauty, his Violin Concerto is arguably one of his finest, and in the hands of Midori, is a not-to-be-missed experience.
Also on the program, Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena leads the orchestra in James Lee III's Sukkot Through Orion's Nebula, composed with a vision of two heavens: the spiritual (Orion's Nebula) and the physical (the Jewish observance of Sukkot), where happy family feasts take place outside under tents. The evening concludes with Schumann's striding Fourth Symphony.