Thanks for joining us at the start of a new week of music appreciation. This week, we’re celebrating child prodigies, musicians under the age of ten who play at the level of an adult. It’s not very common, but we’ve found some tremendously talented performers whose music we’ll enjoy all week long. We start the with Japanese violinist, Midori Goto (pronounced GO-toe). She usually is referred to by her first name, Midori. Her mother was a violinist and Midori’s first teacher. She even brought Midori to orchestra rehearsals where she would fall asleep in the front row of the auditorium. Midori has many accomplishments and earned many professional achievements throughout her life. Today, we’ll listen to a recording made when Midori was just eleven years old, performing with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Stick around after the music for this week’s Kids Commute Quizlet.
Violin Concerto in C minor, RV 199, Movement 3 - Allegro
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Prodigy: Midori Goto
Conductor/Orchestra: Pinchas Zukerman/St. Paul Chamber Orchestra