Midori presenting works of living female composers (October 2019)
From 2 to 8 November, Midori will present a program consisting only of works by living female composers. Together with pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute she will perform at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., in Le Poisson Rouge in New York and in London’s Kings Place. The program includes works by Olga Neuwirth, Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, Vivian Fung, Sofia Gubaidulina and a world premier by Tamar Diesendruck.
Here you can find the announcement of the concert in New York by the magazine The New Yorker .
On her facebook channel, Midori talks about the project in general as well as about the pieces of the program.
About the project in general:
Midori's own words on her upcoming project
Midori talks about how the upcoming project of presenting pieces written by female living composers came along. Five composers' works will be featured in her recitals on November 2nd (Washington, D.C.), 4th (New York) and 8th (London).
Posted by Midori on Wednesday, October 16, 2019
About Vivian Fung’s Birdsong:
Midori talks about Vivian Fung's "Birdsong" which will be featured in her upcoming concerts in Washington D.C., New York and London next month.
Posted by Midori on Wednesday, October 23, 2019
About Sofia Gubaidulina’s Dancer on a Tightrope:
Midori: "Dancer on a Tightrope" by Sofia Gubaidulina
Check out this video of Midori introducing Sofia Gubaidulina's "Dancer on a Tightrope," one of the pieces to be fetured in her upcoming recitals in Washington, D.C., New York and London. The recitals present works composed by five living female composers. Guibaidulina's "Dancer on a Tightrope" was comissioned by the Library of Congress in 1993.
Posted by Midori on Saturday, October 26, 2019
About Olga Neuwirth’s Quasare / Pulsare:
Midori: Olga Neuwirth "Quasare/Pulsare"
In this video, Midori talks about Olga Neuwirth's "Quasare/Pulsare," one of the contemporary works featured in her upcoming recitals– how daunting it was to enounter unknown symbols on the score, and how creative and imaginative the composer utlizes the violin and the bow in the piece.
Posted by Midori on Tuesday, October 29, 2019
About Franghiz Ali-Zadeh’s Habil Sayagi:
Midori: Franghiz Ali-Zadeh's "Habil Sayagi"
Check out this video in which Midori introduces Azerbaijani composer Franghiz Ali-Zadeh's "Habil Sayagi." Midori says, "Music has such incredible possibilities of exploring what ears can catch and stretches the listening capacity. When we hear and listen, it opens our minds, too.""Habil Sayagi" and four other works all by living women composers will be featured in her upcoming concerts in Washington D.C., New York and London.
Posted by Midori on Friday, November 1, 2019
About Tamar Diesendruck‘s Unruly Strands – the work commissioned by the Library of Congress’s:
Midori: Tamar Diesendruck's "Unruly Strands"
Today at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., Midori and pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute will present five works by living women composers, including Tamar Diesendruck's "Unruly Strands" commissioned by the Library of Congress.
Posted by Midori on Saturday, November 2, 2019
Overview on the concerts:
2 November – Washington, D.C., Library of Congress
Vivian Fung: Birdsong
Sofia Gubaidulina: Dancer on a Tightrope
Olga Neuwirth: Quasare / Pulsare
Tamar Diesendruck: Unruly Strands – Uraufführung
Franghiz Ali-Zadeh: Habil-Sayagi
Ieva Jokubaviciute – Piano
4 November – New York, Le Poisson Rouge
see 2 November
8 November – London, Kings Place
see 2 November