In celebration of the Asian Cultural Council’s (ACC) 50th Anniversary, world-renowned violinist Midori will be conducting a special education and outreach programme from May 26 – 28, 2013 which will open with a benefit recital at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) at 5 pm on May 26, 2013.
The Asian Cultural Council (ACC) is extending an exclusive invitation to 30 Art Explorers to attend the concert for free. Regular concert ticket is HKD1000 each. Money goes towards Musicians with disabilities and a masterclass for APA students. Should you wish to donate, you can bring along a cheque to the concert and give it to staff of the ACC on the spot on the day.
Each spot is very precious, should you decide last minute that you cannot go, please remove your rsvp so as to allow the next one in line attend the concert.
Event: Midori Moments
You can’t have Bach, Mozart and Beethoven as your favorite composers. They simply define what music is!
Michael Tilson Thomas
Date: 26 May 2013, Sunday
Time: 5pm - 6:30pm (audience are welcome to meet with Midori after the concert)
Venue: Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA)Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre
Ticket pick-up: Tickets are to be picked up on the day of the concert at the ACC reception desk with your name on the ticket.
*Each member is entitled to one ticket. Members whose friends are interested in attending the concert, please ask them to sign up as a member of the art exploration society and sign up to the event themselves.
*Only members who have provided us with full name and contact details will be qualified.
*We will be sending out a confirmation email to all who are confrimed to attend.
*Should your plans change, please inform us by 19 May, so that your ticket could go to the next person in line.
*Those who do not adhere to any of the above rules would get an "x".
Midori is recognized as an extraordinary performer, a devoted and gifted educator, and an innovative community engagement activist. In recognition of the breadth and quality of her work in these three entirely separate fields, in 2012 she was given the prestigious Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum in Davos, was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and was awarded an honorary doctorate in music by Yale University. In 2007, she was named a Messenger of Peace by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. 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. Midori is now teaching at University of Southern California as the Chair of the Strings Department and she has been given the title of "Distinguished Professor" in recognition of her outstanding accomplishments in teaching. She is also the holder of the Jascha Heifetz Chair in Violin.
Established in 1963 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, the ACC has been a leader in cultural exchange in the arts between the United States and Asia and amongst the countries of Asia for five decades. Fellowships are annually awarded to artists, scholars, and arts and humanities professionals at the highest level of artistic standing who are also influential catalysts in their local communities. The ACC has now awarded over 6,000 fellowships and our extensive network of alumni include luminaries of the visual and performing arts including Cai Guo-Qiang (1995 Fellow, Visual Artist), Chen Kaige (1986 Fellow, Film Director), Meredith Monk (1997 Fellow, Performance Artist), and Wucius Wong (1971 Fellow, Visual Artist).