Sun, Oct 30, 7:30 p.m.
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
A rare opportunity to experience the brilliance of Midori in an intimate chamber-music setting!
We are thrilled to welcome back the peerless violinist, respected educator, committed arts advocate, and 2020 Washington Performing Arts Ambassador of the Arts Midori in person to our concert season! Last seen under our auspices in a COVID-19-necessitated, pre-recorded, online-only program in July 2021, Midori now offers a next-level live experience, performing in a venue of rare intimacy for an artist of her premier stature.
The evening’s program is also very special, as Midori juxtaposes classics by J.S. Bach with works by 20th/21st-century composers. Midori’s performances of J.S. Bach are legendary, generating both popular and critical passion—as in this 2013 Los Angeles Times rave for an evening of Bach sonatas and partitas: “This is the Everest for violinists, a test of fingers and feeling, and here she reached such new heights…. Something came pouring out of Midori. The violin playing was…phenomenal…. She played Bach as if the ink were still wet and she didn’t know where the movements were headed. She mined notes like an archaeologist on a dig to see what they might reveal.” Experience Midori’s latest Bach revelations and more this October—but please act soon, as tickets promise to go very quickly.
BACH – Sonata No. 1 for Solo Violin in G minor, BWV 1001
JESSIE MONTGOMERY – Rhapsody No. 1
BACH – Violin Partita No.1 in B minor, BWV 1002
JOHN ZORN – Passagen
BACH – Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006
The performance is approximately two hours. There is an intermission.
This performance is an external rental presented in coordination with the Kennedy Center Campus Rentals Office and is not produced by the Kennedy Center.
This performance is made possible through the generous support of Anne and Burton Fishman.
Washington Performing Arts’s classical music performances this season are made possible in part through the generous support of Betsy and Robert Feinberg.
His Excellency Koji Tomita, Ambassador of Japan, is the honorary patron of this engagement.
This is one of twenty 2022/23 season performances included in Washington Performing Arts’s The World in Our City initiative, which promotes cross-cultural understanding and cultural diplomacy via the presentation of international visiting artists, globally inspired local programming, and the award-winning Embassy Adoption Program, a partnership with D.C. Public Schools.
Special thanks to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.