Majestic. Mythic. Vividly picturesque. The esteemed conductor Jun Märkl stirs drama without words with music from Wagner’s epic Ring operas, based on stories from ancient German and Icelandic mythology and brimming with rich character motifs and instrumental effects. Every concert with superstar violinist Midori is a hot ticket. She’s back by popular demand to perform Shostakovich’s First Concerto, music that follows a range of emotions, from mournful to passionate to raucous and brazen—a perfect showcase for this extraordinary virtuoso.