BANGOR — Bangor Symphony Orchestra and the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras announced that they will host internationally acclaimed violinist Midori and her Orchestra Residencies Program, an educational residency and set of concerts, scheduled to take place in Bangor and Orono.
Midori and violinist Ga Hyun Cho, a doctoral candidate at USC, will work with BSYO ensembles and students at rehearsals Wednesday, Jan. 28 and Thursday, Jan. 29. In addition, Midori will host a round-table discussion on college auditions for BSYO families and local teachers at Thursday’s rehearsal. The culmination of the BSYO’s work with Midori will be a special concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Peakes Auditorium, Bangor High School. The concert will feature Midori as a soloist in Bruch’s famous Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as in Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins alongside student soloists Julia Malcolm of Trenton, Brandon and Colin Aponte of Brooklin, and Will Somes of Cherryfield. Seating is general admission with a suggested $5 donation at the door. Tickets may be reserved in advance at bangorsymphony.org/midori.
On Thursday, Jan. 29, Midori will conduct an outreach tour with Ga Hyun Cho and three members of the BSYO, Abigail Szewc of Hermon, Lily Dudley-Holland of Mattawamkeag and Kate Brenner-Simpson of Sullivan. The group will first visit Acadia Hospital, performing for pediatric and adult inpatients as part of the BSO and Acadia’s Music and Wellness Program. At St. Joseph Hospital, they will participate in the hospital’s music program for staff, patients and visitors.
On Friday, Jan. 30, Midori will visit Bangor High School, Orono High School and the University of Maine for a series of demonstrations and master classes.
Midori will coach the Orono High School Orchestra before leading a violin demonstration at Orono High School. At 5 p.m. in Minsky Hall at the University of Maine, Midori will conduct the annual Dr. Maurice P. King Master Class for BSYO and University of Maine violin students.
The Bangor Symphony Orchestra will present its next Masterworks concert, Midori and More!, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, at the Collins Center for the Arts. Maestro Lucas Richman and Midori will lead a pre-concert talk at 2 p.m. at the Collins Center for ticket holders. Tickets may be purchased through the Collins Center for the Arts Box Office at 800-622-TIXX or bangorsymphony.org. Ticket cost ranges from $19 to $45, $13 students.