October 11, 2023
Midori Joins Festival Strings Lucerne for US Tour, Nov 3-16

9 U.S. Cities, November 3-16

Worcester, MA | Brookville, NY | Newark, NJ | Santa Barbara, CA | Northridge, CA | Costa Mesa, CA | Wheaton, IL | Iowa City, IA | Atlanta, GA

The incomparable violinist, activist and Kennedy Center Honoree Midori embarks on a nine-city U.S. tour in November with the distinguished Swiss chamber orchestra Festival Strings Lucerne, under the leadership of Music Director Daniel Dodds.

Midori joins the orchestra to perform one of Robert Schumann's last works, his Violin Concerto in D minor, and Beethoven’s Romance No. 2 in F major, which she recorded with Festival Strings Lucerne for her Beethoven album (Warner Classics, 2020). 

"I am looking forward to this tour with Festival Strings Lucerne and to performing the Schumann Violin Concerto," Midori said. "This is a musical partnership that has become very special for me, and to play such a moving work as the Schumann and the celestial Romance of Beethoven will connect me with a diverse range of emotions, imaginations, and inspirations. We have been touring with various repertoire in Europe, and it is a pleasure to now be joining FSL on their US tour, from coast to coast."

Rounding out the orchestra's program are Honegger's Pastorale d’Été; Richard Dubugnon's Caprice No. 4 (“Es muss sein!”) and Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, performed by Festival Strings Lucerne. 

Midori has an intensity to her playing that doesn’t shout but that draws you in and reveals itself in layers.
Philadelphia Inquirer

Midori’s interpretation, in a word, was simply magical... 
Houston Chronicle

Midori with Festival Strings Lucerne - US Tour Dates

Friday, November 3 at 8:00 pm | Worcester, MA
Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall | Link to Event

Saturday, November 4 at 8:00 pm | Brookville, NY (Long Island)
Tilles Center for the Performing Arts | Link to Event

Sunday, November 5 at 3: 00 pm | Newark, NJ
NJPAC | Link to Event

Wednesday, November 8 at 7:00 pm | Santa Barbara, CA
UCSB Arts & Lectures | Link to Event

Thursday, November 9 at 8:00 pm  | Northridge, CA
Soraya Center | Link to Event

Friday, November 10 at 8:00 pm | Costa Mesa, CA
Philharmonic Society of Orange County | Link to Event

Monday, November 13 at 7:30 pm | Wheaton, IL
Wheaton College Artist Series | Link to Event

Tuesday, November 14 at 7:30 pm | Iowa City, IA
Hancher Auditorium | Link to Event

Thursday, November 16 at 8:00 pm | Atlanta, GA
Emory University Schwartz Center for the Arts | Link to Event



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