Midori: An All-Bach Solo Violin Concert to Benefit The Sunday Love Project

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Monday November 22

7:30 PM  –  9:00 PM

 

Join The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and Music For Food for an intimate, all-Bach solo violin concert by the legendary Midori. All proceeds benefit The Sunday Love Project whose mission is to share food among the homeless, while simultaneously building community. This concert is part of Music for Food, a musician-led initiative for local hunger relief.  

 

Tickets are limited so register today! 100% of your donation goes to The Sunday Love Project, this year's beneficiary of Music for Food.

 

About The Sunday Love Project:

 

The mission of The Sunday Love Project is to share food among the homeless, while simultaneously building community.  It serves 2,000 meals each week to the hungry, in the streets of Kensington and other Philadelphia locations, including the Church of the Holy Trinity (19th & Walnut streets).  It also distributes 285 grocery boxes, monthly, to students and families.  100% of its donations go directly to the needy.  The Sunday Love Project is entirely volunteer-run.  For more information and to donate, go to sundaylove.org

 

About Midori:

 

Midori is a visionary artist, activist, and educator who explores and builds connections between music and the human experience and breaks with traditional boundaries, which makes her one of the most outstanding violinists of our time.

Midori has performed with, among others, the London, Chicago, and San Francisco Symphony Orchestras, the Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. She has collaborated with such outstanding musicians as Claudio Abbado, Emanuel Ax, Leonard Bernstein, Jonathan Biss, Constantinos Carydis, Christoph Eschenbach, Daniel Harding, Paavo Järvi, Mariss Jansons, Yo-Yo Ma, Susanna Mälkki, Joana Mallwitz, Antonello Manacorda, Zubin Mehta, Donald Runnicles, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Omer Meir Wellber.

Midori’s latest recording with the Festival Strings Lucerne of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and two Romances was released in October 2020 by Warner Classics. Her diverse discography by Sony Classical, Ondine and Onyx includes recordings of Bloch, Janáček and Shostakovich and a Grammy Award-winning recording of Hindemith’s Violin Concerto with Christoph Eschenbach conducting the NDR Symphony Orchestra as well as Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin filmed at Köthen Castle, which was recorded also for DVD (Accentus).

 

As someone deeply committed to furthering humanitarian and educational goals, she has founded several non-profit organizations. Midori & Friends provides music programs for New York City youth and communities, and MUSIC SHARING, a Japan-based foundation, brings both western classical and Japanese music traditions into young lives in Japan and throughout Asia by presenting programs in schools, institutions, and hospitals. Through Partners in Performance (PiP), Midori co-presents chamber music concerts around the U.S., focusing on smaller communities that are outside the radius of major urban centers and have limited resources. 

In recognition of her work as an artist and humanitarian, she serves as a United Nations Messenger of Peace. For her lifetime of contributions to American culture, Midori is the recipient of the 2021 Kennedy Center Honors.

Midori was born in Osaka in 1971 and began her violin studies with her mother, Setsu Goto, at an early age. In 1982, conductor Zubin Mehta invited the then 11-year-old Midori to perform with the New York Philharmonic in the orchestra’s annual New Year’s Eve concert. Midori is the Dorothy Richard Starling Chair in Violin Studies at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and is a Distinguished Visiting Artist at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

 

About Music For Food:

Music for Food is a musician-led initiative for local hunger relief.  Its concerts raise resources and awareness in the fight against hunger, empowering musicians to use their artistry to further social justice.  Music for Food believes both music and food are essential to human life and growth.  Music has the power to call forth the best in humanity, inspiring awareness and action when artists and audiences work together to transform ineffable musical experiences into tangible and needed food resources.  In 2010, inspired by Carol Rodland’s Rochester-based “If Music be the Food…” food drive concerts, violist Kim Kashkashian launched Music for Food with a group of Boston-based musicians and guest artists.  It has grown to include chapters in 16 U.S. cities, additional collaborative concerts across the nation, and a growing international presence.  To date, Music for Food has supported over 1.5 million meals through donations made at concerts for nearly 100 hunger-relief organizations.  For more information, go to www.musicforfood.net

 

Please Note:

 

  • For College events, proof of vaccination is required and will be checked prior to the event at the door. When indoors, staff and visitors over the age of two years old, regardless of vaccination status, are also required to wear a mask or face covering over their nose and mouth unless actively eating or drinking.
  • The concert begins promptly at 7:30PM. Seating is first-come, first served.
  • There will not be an intermission.
  • The Mütter Museum will not be open during this event.
  • Event registration is non-refundable but is transferable.
  • ASL interpretation is available for any event upon request. Please contact Meredith Sellers msellers@collegeofphysicians.org to place a request for an ASL interpreter or for any other accessibility accommodations.

 

 

*BY ENTERING OUR PREMISES, ALL VISITORS ASSUME THE RISK OF CONTRACTION OF COVID-19 AND OTHER VIRUS-RELATED ILLNESSES AND AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND ITS MANAGEMENT AND STAFF FOR ANY CLAIMS OR LIABILITIES RELATING TO ALL SUCH ILLNESSES, EVEN IF CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS, ITS MANAGEMENT OR ITS STAFF.

 

*The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the Mütter Museum reserve the right to refuse or revoke the admission of any visitor whose conduct violates our policies. If you have questions or concerns, please contact events@collegeofphysicians.org

 

 

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