Marin Symphony Welcomes Midori For Two Concerts In January

Marin Symphony and Youth Orchestras and conductor Alasdair Neale welcome international violin phenomenon Midori for two concerts capping off a week's residency focusing on community and school programs in January. As the sole recipients of Midori's prestigious Orchestra Residency Program award this year, Marin Symphony and Youth Orchestra will host the violinist in a variety of venues and programs designed to enhance music education in the schools and community. She will then perform Britten's Violin Concerto with the Symphony on a program that also includes Bay Area composer Mason Bates' Devil's Radio and Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra at 8 pm Friday andSaturday, January 27 and 28, at the Marin Center Veterans' Memorial Auditorium in San Rafael. Pre-concert talks begin at 6:30 pm and are free for all ticket holders. All concert attendees are also invited to the post-concert gathering at Gaspare's Pizzeria in San Rafael, minutes away from the concert hall. Tickets for the concerts are $15-$80 and may be purchased or by calling 415-473-6800.

About Midori's Marin Residency

Designed by Midori as a means of supporting the American youth orchestra, the Orchestra Residencies Program is a collaborative project which provides meaningful musical experiences for the next generation of classical musicians. The program aspires to help establish the youth orchestra as a presence in the community, as well as to build upon relationships with the local professional symphony, visiting artists and administrative staff.

In Marin, Midori will participate in a wide range of activities tailored to optimize the involvement of the youth orchestra. Through masterclasses, performance workshops, and meals with Q&A sessions, a substantial portion of the residency is devoted to the youth orchestra and its members. During her tenure in Marin, Midori will be participating in the following activities:

Symphony Day - Friday, January 27, 2017: 4th grade classes are invited to the concert hall at the Civic Center to hear Midori perform with the Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra. Concert will be 45 minutes and tickets are free to Marin County Schools. Interested schools should visit the Symphony Day page to learn more and sign up at

Midori School Visits: Midori will be available for 30 minute visits to Marin County schools Thurs-Fri, January 26-27, 2017.

Decision Makers meeting: Midori will address and confer with an assembled group of Marin County decision-makers, including county Supervisors, mayor, school superintendents, and others. The meeting will focus on the importance of music in school and community settings, and the need to support youth music programs.

Orch'apalooza! - Concert with Marin Symphony Youth Ensembles: In the grand finale of her residency, Midori will perform with all three of our youth orchestras on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm.

(Photo Credit: Marin Symphony Facebook)

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