We Recommend

She's No. 1

by

comment

Classical-violin phenom Midori first caused a stir in 1982, at the age of 11, when she played with the New York Philharmonic on New Year's Eve. In 1986, under the baton of Leonard Bernstein, she broke a violin string while playing the fifth movement of "Serenade after Plato's 'Symposium' for Solo Violin, String Orchestra, Harp, and Percussion." In 1993, at 22, she performed at a fund-raiser for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, part of a day of events celebrating the newly unveiled $780,000 upgrade of the South Hall at Ellis Auditorium, which was razed in 1999. On December 11th at 3 p.m., Midori, whose instrument is a 1734 Guarnerius del Gesù "ex-Huberman," will perform with the IRIS Chamber Orchestra at the Germantown Performing Arts Centre, a venue she played nine years ago at age 25.

Midori, 3 p.m. Sunday, December 11th, at the Germantown Performing Arts Centre, $45

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.


Add a comment