The UGA Performing Arts Center presents world-renowned violinist Midori (above) on Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. Tickets are $34 and $29 (half price for UGA students with a valid ID). Discounts are available for groups.
Midori returns to Athens where she performed to a sold-out house during the Performing Arts Center’s 1996–1997 inaugural season. Her Nov. 1 recital is scheduled to include works by Dvorák, Franck, Beethoven and Corigliano.
During the 2007-2008 season, Midori, who was born in Osaka, Japan, is celebrating a quarter-century before the public. She will play more than 90 concerts including six trips to Europe and three trips to Asia.
In addition to her international concert engagements, she is significantly increasing her commitment to the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, where she recently assumed the position of chair of the string department. She also devotes her time to outreach initiatives to help increase public access to quality music.
Midori will be accompanied by pianist Robert McDonald for her appearance. A pre-concert lecture at 7:15 p.m. will be given by Rachael Fischer, a doctoral student in violin performance at UGA. The lecture is open to the public.