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Violin virtuoso MIDORI to kick off Omaha Symphony’s 90th Anniversary Season

Child prodigy turned violin virtuoso MIDORI will join the Omaha Symphony September 24 and 25 to open the orchestra’s 2010/11 season. A masterful musician who performs with the world’s most prestigious orchestras, Midori will take the Holland Center stage to enchant Omaha audiences with Sibelius’s beloved violin concerto. The MasterWorks program also includes Tchaikovsky’s popular Fifth Symphony.



Since her debut at the age of eleven with the New York Philharmonic, Midori has established a record of achievement that sets her apart as a classical music star, an innovator, and a champion of the developmental potential of children. Named a Messenger of Peace by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2007, she has created a new model for young artists who seek to balance the joys and demands of a performing career at the highest level with a hands-on investment in the power of music to change lives.

Midori has founded several non-profit organizations (Midori & Friends, Music Sharing, Partners in Performance) that bring music education programs to thousands of underprivileged children all over the world each year.

The Omaha Symphony’s 2010/11 season, under the leadership of music director Thomas Wilkins, offers a spectrum of live musical experiences for the entire community. From Midori to the music of Michael Jackson, Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” to The Oak Ridge Boys, the season ahead is brimming with variety, visuals, energy, and exceptional national and local talent. This collection of concerts is the perfect way to celebrate the Omaha Symphony’s 90th anniversary.

All 2010/11 concert tickets are currently on sale to the public. To reserve tickets, call the Omaha Symphony Box Office at 402.342.3560 or order online at www.omahasymphony.org .www.omahasymphony.org

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