Superstar violinist Midori may be Japanese by birth, but through her American education and training, her talent is largely made in the U.S.A. Furthermore, her contributions to the next generation of musicians in America through her organizations Music Sharing, Partners in Performance, and the Orchestra Residency Program make her an ideal participant in Chamber Music Across America.
Midori, alongside performing friends Nobuko Imai on viola, Antoine Lederlin on cello, and Jonathan Biss on piano, perform in a concert that brings together great works from across chamber music's classical canon, culminating in Dvorák's striking Piano Quartet No. 2. These four players show that America's musical talent is not all native-born. Like the country itself, our musical strength lies in a rich history of cultural cross-pollination.
Program and Notes
- Franz Haydn
- Piano Trio in A major, Hob. XV:9
- Franz Schubert
- Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat major, D 898
- Bohuslav Martinu
- Madrigals for Violin and Viola
- Antonín Dvorák
- Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 87
Chamber Music Across America is made possible through the generosity of the Charles E. Smith Family Foundation.
The Fortas Chamber Music Concerts are supported by generous contributors to the Abe Fortas Memorial Fund and by a major gift to the fund from the late Carolyn E. Agger, widow of Abe Fortas.
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