Midori Orchestra Residencies Program

Midori Orchestra Residencies Program

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 @ 10:00 am – Monday, 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 recognized Midori with an official commendation.


Residency Kick-Off and Welcome
Wednesday, October 31, 7:30 PM
The Academy Chapel, 970 Aurora Ave., Boulder
Free and open to the public, RSVP required
Join us as we welcome Midori to Boulder to celebrate the beginning of her week-long residency with the Boulder Philharmonic and Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras! This is a unique opportunity to hear from a visionary artist, activist and educator as she shares her love of music and passion for cultural diplomacy with the Boulder community, along with an overview of the week’s residency activities and many impacts.

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

Citizen Artist Talk
Saturday, November 3, 1 PM
Naropa University Performing Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder
Free and open to the public

“Where are the paths before me where I can discover the kinds of connections that foster deep personal bonds between music and our world?” ~Midori

Learn more about Midori’s inspiring international career and dedication to community at this one-hour presentation, a part of her week-long Boulder residency. Midori is a visionary artist, activist and educator whose unique career has transcended traditional boundaries through her relentless drive to explore and build connections between music and the human experience. Never at rest, Midori brings the same dynamic innovation and expressive insight that has made her a prominent concert violinist to her other roles as a noted global cultural ambassador and dedicated music educator. The vision that motivates Midori’s activism – discovering and strengthening the bonds between people and music – has led to international honors including being named a Messenger of Peace by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2007, and receiving the Crystal Award from the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2012.

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

Community Play-Along
Sunday, November 4, 12-1:30 PM
Naropa University Performing Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder
Free and open to the public
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.

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

Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras Concert with Midori
Monday, November 5, 6 PM
Macky Auditorium, Boulder
Features Midori as soloist plus Boulder Phil concertmaster Charles Wetherbee will perform the world premiere of Cicero’s Dream by Boulder composer Daniel Kellogg, a Boulder Phil co-commission.

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