skip navigation | text only | accessibility | site map
Midori (Photo of Midori)

Midori, violin, with Miró Quartet

In a rare, intimate performance, the world-renowned violinist is joined by the up-and-coming quartet, whose youthful intensity has made them one of America's brightest chamber groups.

  • Thu., Feb. 14, 2008, 7:30 PM
  • Family Theater
  • Approx. 100 minutes
  • $50.00
This event has already closed.
Please use the event calendar to search for current events.

About

Part of the Kennedy Center Festival Japan! Culture + Hyperculture
with Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano


Midori "makes artful use of her gifts, channeling the spirit of composers."
--Los Angeles Times

The Miró Quartet performs with "irresistible warmth and intensity."
--The New York Times

Since her prodigious debut at age 11, Midori has staked her claim as one of the world's leading violinists. She has appeared with all of today's top orchestras, sharing her gift with international audiences. In a rare, intimate performance in the Kennedy Center Family Theater, Midori is joined by the up-and-coming Miró Quartet, whose youthful intensity has made them one of America's brightest chamber groups. As part of the Kennedy Center's celebration of Japan, the program will include two works by Toru Takemitsu, one of Japan's most distinguished composers of the 20th century. The concert begins with Ravel's blues-influenced Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 and concludes with Debussy's touching String Quartet.

Program and Notes

RAVEL
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major
TAKEMITSU
String Quartet No. 1, A Way a Lone
TAKEMITSU
Between Tides for Violin, Cello, and Piano
DEBUSSY
String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10

Related Events

A Tribute to Toru Takemitsu A Tribute to Toru Takemitsu Celebrating the groundbreaking Japanese composer, this concert curated by daughter Maki Takemitsu features Kazumi Watanabe and Daisuke Suzuki (guitar), Yasuhiro "Coba" Kobayashi (accordion), and Tomohiro Yahiro (percussion).

Laptop Orchestra Laptop Orchestra Interactive computer music meets Japanese traditional music as this Tokyo-based collaborative digitally experiments with the sound of sho, a traditional Japanese instrument (mouth organ).

Maywa Denki Maywa Denki The unique performance art troupe's robotic instruments will be on display and demonstrations will be held twice daily.

All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

Group of 20 or more? Group Sales offers special terms and discounts for most performances.

This event has already closed.

Please use the event calendar to search for current events.

Loading...