Midori’s wide-ranging residency at Marin Symphony

Posted on: January 24, 2017

Marin Symphony Music Director Alasdair Neale is “jazzed to be working with Midori next week,” writes Jesse Hamlin in Thursday’s (1/19) San Francisco Chronicle. “The Japanese-born virtuoso will be in full residence mode for five days, playing concerts with the symphony and its three youth orchestras, giving workshops, visiting schools and meeting with bigwigs to talk about why music education matters and should be funded. The Marin Symphony will be the only recipient this year of the sought-after Orchestra Residency Program that Midori’s foundation brings to regional symphonies and their youth orchestras.… Says Neale, ‘Midori has an incredibly intense schedule here.… She wants to do as much education and outreach as possible.’ That means master classes and workshops with the musicians in the three youth orchestras led by Ann Krinitsky, visiting schools Jan. 26-27, playing a concert with the top Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra on Jan. 27 and that night performing the Britten Violin Concerto with Neale and the Marin Symphony…. [On January 29, Midori] performs with all three Marin youth orchestras. Neale … is keen to conduct the Britten concerto for the first time,” on a program with “Mason Bates’ grooving ‘Devil’s Radio’ … and Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra.”

Posted January 24 2017