Greeted at the airport by approximately 70 seventh-grade orchestra students from Horizon Middle School, classical music star Midori arrived in Fargo-Moorhead Feb. 10 for a weeklong residency.
During her week in Fargo-Moorhead, Midori will teach young and adult violinists in public master classes, coach ensembles, address the community in public forums, and perform as a soloist with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra and FM Area Youth Symphonies.
As part of Midori’s residency, a Super String Day, which will be Feb. 13 at Horizon Middle School, has been organized with workshops for young string musicians from throughout North Dakota and Minnesota. The final concert for Super String Day will be at 3 p.m. It will include performances by Super String Day participants â€” both the Junior and Senior High Orchestras â€” a performance by Midori, and a grand finale by the combined mass orchestra. The concert will be webcast live at http://www.livestream.com/mhdorchestra.
The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra and the F-M Area Youth Symphonies were selected by the Midori Foundation as one of only two orchestras in the nation to receive a weeklong residency by this world-famous violinist and educator. Additional information is available at www.fmsymphony.org.