Midori in concert!
Midori joins The Austin Symphony Orchestra for a performance of the extraordinary Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47. Rounding out the concert are Joseph Suk's Fantastické Scherzo, Op. 25 and Antonin Dvořák's third symphony. Considered Finland's greatest composer, Jean Sibelius is known for vast, sweeping melodies. This extraordinary work for violin and orchestra is the only concerto he composed. Considered to be symphonic in scope, the orchestral parts and solo violin have equal voices. The other works on the concert have a connection - Joseph Suk was Dvořák's student (and he married Dvořák's daughter Otýlie). The Scherzo was composed in 1903, just a few years after the marriage. In hindsight, these were some of Suk's happiest years and the scherzo reflects this. The final piece on the program, Dvořák's Third Symphony, is comprised of just three movements and contains expansive flowing melodies that he was known for.
Midori Goto (whose stage name is simply 'Midori') has been gracing the world's stages since she was a small child. She initially began performing at age six in Japan, then moved to New York City where she made her debut at the age of 11. During this time, she studied with Dorothy Delay at the Pre-College Division of Juilliard. Midori has a global career and is passionate about music education. Over the past thirty years over 300,000 students' lives have been enriched by tuition-free music education through Midori and Friends.
Don't miss this opportunity to hear Midori in concert!
Retired and active military personnel can receive complimentary tickets via Vet-Tix for this symphony concert, which is part of the ASO's program "Soldiers at the Symphony".
Your Austin Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1911, The Austin Symphony Orchestra is Austin's oldest performing group. Eight concert pairs from September through May comprise the Masterworks concerts. The Sarah & Ernest Butler Pops Series presents concerts in October, December, February and June. Family concerts include the Halloween Children's Concert, Sounds of the Season, James C. Armstrong's Youth Education Programs and a variety of outreach and school performances.
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