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November 18, 2013

Midori Goto, Japanese violinist, performs with the Houston Symphony (October 17-19, 2013)

Ms. Midori Goto, Japanese violinist, performed with the Houston Symphony as a guest artist from Thursday, October 17 through Saturday, October 19. 

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Ms. Midori Goto’s American concert stage debut in 1982 when she performed with the New York Philharmonic at the age of 11.  While touring the world performing over 70 concerts a year, Ms. Goto is also active in the promotion of music education for youth and leads various charitable projects.   Currently she serves as Distinguished Professor and chair of the strings department, and Jascha Heifetz Chair in Violin at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.

Ms. Goto has performed with the Houston Symphony many times in the past, the most recent one being five years ago. Under the direction of the newly appointed Music Director Designate, Andres Orozco-Estrada, Ms. Goto’s performance of Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concert” truly enchanted and captivated the audience. After the Friday, October 18th performance, Ms. Goto enjoyed friendly conversation with the members of the Japan US Society of Houston and Consul-General Takaoka. “




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