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THE MAGIC OF MIDORI – IN TUCSON, ONE NIGHT ONLY

Inspirational Musical Master MIDORI performs BRAHMS Violin Concerto with JOSÉ LUIS GOMEZ and the TUSCON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

This Friday evening, 2 November 2018, at 7:30 P.M., world-renowned concert violinist, dedicated educator, and global music ambassador Midori Goto will perform the Brahms Violin Concerto with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Music Director, José Luis Gomez.
Midori, who performed in Carnegie Hallwith orchestra at the tender age of eleven, brings striking, penetrating musicality and dazzling technique to all repertoire she covers. Midori's riveting stage presence flows from an endless series of supple rotations, as whole body motions are applied to each note, arpeggio, double-stop, and trill. Not only by virtuosity do her performances thrill. The delicacy and power Midori draws from the 1734 Guarnerius del Gesu ex-Huberman violin she plays, belie her petite physical stature. On stage, Midori appears as a soul subsumed in the music. The spirit is dancing…

AN AFFAIR OF THE HARP and ONE GIANT LEAP FOR BRAHMS

REVIEW, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, 12 October 2018: Following his overall smashing Inaugural Season as TSO Music Director, Maestro José Luis Gomez said, for his second season, he would show us his Latin side. This concert delivered two fine South American masterworks, counterbalanced by Johannes Brahms orchestral coming-out party – his first symphony, completed at age 43. "...and she was hanging from my lips, as the word of flesh that made the Poem live, because I told him, friends, the Parable of the Volcano and the Seven Stars."
  ~ Andrés Eloy Blanco
'El Río de las Siete Estrellas' (The River of the Seven Stars) is Evencio Castellanos' seminal orchestral musical political history of Venezuela – a tour de force of orchestral coloration and of artistic settings of suggestive fragments of folkloric melodies. In tracing Venezuela's journey of “discovery” by Christopher Columbus, through Simón Bolívar's final victorious battle for Venezuelan independence from S…