Midori Orchestra Residencies Program

Midori at Santa Rosa_CCThe 2016-17 Season will be a memorable one as the orchestra welcomes internationally acclaimed violinist, Midori to Marin. The Marin Symphony and its Youth Orchestra have been selected as this season’s sole recipient of her Prestigious Orchestra Residency Program Award.

Designed by Midori as a means of supporting the American youth orchestra, the Orchestra Residencies Program is a collaborative project which provides meaningful musical experiences now for the next generation of classical musicians. The program aspires to help establish the youth orchestra as a presence in the community, as well as to build upon relationships with the local professional symphony, visiting artists and administrative staff.

Over a period of five to seven days, Midori will participate in a wide range of activities tailored to optimize the involvement of the youth orchestra. Through masterclasses, performance workshops, and meals with Q&A sessions, a substantial portion of the residency is devoted to the youth orchestra and its members. During her tenure in Marin, Midori will be participating in the following activities:

Symphony Day – Friday, January 27, 2017: 4th grade classes are invited to our concert hall at the Civic Center to hear Midori perform with the Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra. Concert will be 45 minutes and tickets are free to Marin County Schools!

Interested schools, please visit the Symphony Day page to learn more and sign up.

Midori School Visits:  Midori will be available for 30 minute visits to Marin County schools Thurs-Fri, January 26-27, 2017.

Orch’apalooza! – Concert with Marin Symphony Youth Ensembles:  In the grand finale of her residency, Midori will perform with all three of our youth orchestras on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm.

For inquiries about school visits or Symphony Day, please contact Jenny Douglass at education@marinsymphony.org.