Midori has been chosen as one of the recipients of the 43rd Kennedy Center Honors in recognition of lifetime artistic achievement! Midori, actress Debbie Allen, singer-songwriter Joan Baez, singer-songwriter Garth Brooks and actor Dick Van Dyke will be honored in a gala to be broadcast on CBS as a 2-hour primetime special on June 6, 9 pm (ET).
In Midori’s words:
“Artists have a singular responsibility, through our work and deeds, to echo and mirror our society and serve its needs. As a new chapter of life is about to begin for all of us, I especially feel the current moment’s necessities and opportunities to explore a spring of new and preserved energies and discoveries, to play my part in seeking various avenues and forms of creativity and recovery. From an early age, I have been gifted with extraordinary experiences. I consider them to be my treasure and fortune that I might now draw upon. I wish to accomplish much going forward. My plans are to be making music again, in both pioneering and traditional ways, to sing out and to stir what lies within us, to describe mysteries, of the heart and of the mind. So, in the spirit of peace and connectivity through this country and the world, I am thrilled to be a recipient of one of this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, as we, together, reach toward renewed expression of the dreams and hopes that unify us all.”
For more information on the 43rd Kennedy Center Honors, please visit the Kennedy Center website