Renowned violinist Midori, with Özgür Aydin on piano, will perform at the following Southland venues:


• Friday, April 25, at 8 p.m. at MCASD Sherwood Auditorium, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. Tickets: $80, $44, $30. Presented by La Jolla Music Society. Info:

• Saturday, April 26, at 8 p.m. at Soka Performing Arts Center, 1 University Dr., Aliso Viejo. Tickets: $38 general, $28 for students and seniors (62+). Group tickets: (949) 480-4278. Info:

Soka Bistro is open Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. Only $10.75 for an all-you-can-eat buffet.

In the 2012-2013 season, Midori celebrated the 30th anniversary of her performing career. Today Midori is recognized as an extraordinary performer, a devoted and gifted educator at University of Southern California’s Thornton School and Japan’s Soai University, and an innovative community engagement activist as a founder of multiple music outreach programs, such as Midori & Friends, Partners in Performance, and more. In essence, over the years 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.

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Program for both concerts:

Mozart, Sonata for Violin and Piano in F Major, K. 377

Bloch, Violin Sonata No. 2 “Poème mystique”

Beethoven, Violin Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 12, No. 3

Fauré, Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 13

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