Violinist Midori visited T.C. Williams High School March 27 as part of an exclusive residency in Alexandria and Arlington public schools, part of her award-winning Orchestra Residencies Program. The week of outreach will culminate in two performances by Midori, students and the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, including a world premiere piece honoring the victims and survivors of the 2001 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Midori also performed with the symphony in 2006.
Midori, a native of Japan, is a former child prodigy who for years has been regarded as one of the finest violinists of her generation. She will perform with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra on March 31 and April 1, featuring Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite” and Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concerto.”