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Grammy Award-winning violinist Midori teams up with renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday year with a program of his radiant violin sonatas. Experience her “spectacular tone and clear-sightedness” (The Washington Post) in this highly-anticipated return with the “superb pianist” (The New York Times).

“Midori is a genius, pure and simple” —The Washington Post

“A complete triumph.” —The Boston Globe on Jean-Yves Thibaudet

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    Midori

    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.

    A leading concert violinist for over 30 years, Midori regularly transfixes audiences around the world, bringing together graceful precision and intimate expression that allows the listening public not just to hear music but to be personally moved by it.  She has performed with, among many others, the symphony orchestras of London, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and the Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Berlin, Vienna, New York, Los Angeles, St Petersburg and Czech philharmonics and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. She has collaborated with such outstanding musicians as Claudio Abbado, Leonard Bernstein, Christoph Eschenbach, Mariss Jansons, Paavo Järvi, Yo-Yo Ma, Susanna Mälkki, Menahem Pressler and Mstislav Rostropovich.

    "Midori’s virtuosity, tenderness, and dexterity were just about flawless."—Broad Street Review

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    Jean-Yves Thibaudet

    For more than three decades, Jean-Yves Thibaudet has performed world-wide, recorded more than 50 albums, and built a reputation as one of today’s finest pianists. He plays a range of solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoire – from Beethoven through Liszt, Grieg, and Saint-Saëns; to Khachaturian and Gershwin, and to contemporary composers Qigang Chen and James MacMillan. From the very start of his career, he delighted in music beyond the standard repertoire, from jazz to opera, which he transcribed himself to play on the piano. His profound professional friendships crisscross the globe and have led to spontaneous and fruitful collaborations in film, fashion, and visual art.

    “The performance was so exuberant and inspired it was impossible not to be swept up in the work.”—The New York Times

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 5 in F major, Op. 24, "Spring"

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 6 in A major, Op. 30, No. 1

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 10 in G major, Op. 96

Program Subject to Change Without Notice