Midori Orchestra Residencies Program

Midori Orchestra Residencies Program

October 31, 2018 @ 10:00 am – November 5, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Various locations around Boulder

The Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra will collaborate with Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras and the Midori Orchestra Residencies Program (ORP) to bring the outstanding violinist and educator Midori to Boulder for a five-day immersive residency. Through a competitive selection process, the Boulder Phil and GBYO were chosen from a national pool of applicants to host the residency this year and are committed to maximizing the community impact and cultural value of the residency for Boulder residents.

Throughout her career, Midori has been devoted to working with youth and communities in a way that few performing artists of her caliber can claim. Through the ORP, she visits one or two mid-sized communities each year to share her impressive artistry and inclusive vision of the vital role that music and the arts can play – not only in the concert hall, but across the entire community and in the life of every citizen.

While in Boulder, Midori will perform concerts with both the Boulder Phil and with GBYO at Macky Auditorium, engage in numerous community-facing events focused on youth and civic engagement, and participate in a world premiere of a work composed especially for the residency by Daniel Kellogg. The City of Boulder will recognize Midori with an official commendation.


Residency Kick-Off and Welcome
Wednesday, October 31, 7:30 PM
The Academy Chapel, Boulder
Free and open to the public

CU College of Music Master Class
Thursday, November 1, 9:30 AM
Grusin Music Hall, CU Boulder
Free and open to the public

Citizen Artist Talk
Saturday, November 3, 1 PM
Venue TBA
Free and open to the public

“Glitter” Gala to benefit the Boulder Phil and GBYO
Saturday, November 3, 5:30 PM
Rocky Mountain Metro Airport
details & tickets

Community Play-Along
Sunday, November 4, 12-1:30 PM
Naropa University Performing Arts Center, Boulder
ALL musicians are welcome to join violinist Midori to play repertoire from Twinkle, Twinkle to Bach’s Double Violin Concerto. Area teachers will lead read-throughs of common pieces. Bring your instrument and a music stand. Cellists and bassists, please bring an endpin holder. Register here to receive the music.
Free and open to the public

Midori Plays Sibelius with the Boulder Phil
Sunday, November 4, 7 PM
Macky Auditorium, Boulder
details & tickets

Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras Concert with Midori
Monday, November 5, 6 PM
Macky Auditorium, Boulder
details & tickets

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