Colgate classical music concert Sunday

HAMILTON — The Colgate University Orchestra, conducted by Marietta Cheng, will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in the Colgate Memorial Chapel.

This famous and distinctive symphony has been considered the defining classical musical experience, particularly because of its dramatic progression from struggle to triumph. Also featured on the program will be Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, "Turkish" by Violinist Elena Urioste; Verdi’s La Forza del Destino Overture (The Force of Destiny); and Berlioz’ Marche Troyenne from Les Troyens (The Trojans). The concert is free and the public is invited.

Urioste, recently selected as a BBC New Generation Artist and featured on the cover of Symphony magazine, has been hailed by critics and audiences for her rich tone, nuanced lyricism, and commanding stage presence. Since making her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age 13, she has appeared with major orchestras in the U.S. and abroad including the London and New York Philharmonics, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Boston Pops, and the Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and National Symphony Orchestras.

Winner of Switzerland’s Sion International Violin Competition, recipient of London Music Masters and Salon di Virtuosi career grants, and a Sphinx Medal of Excellence, Urioste has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, Telemundo, Performance Today, From the Top, and the Emmy award-winning documentary Breaking the Sound Barrier.

Urioste performs with an Alessandro Gagliano violin, Naples c. 1706, and a Pierre Simon bow, both on extended loan from the private collection of Dr. Charles E. King through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.

For more information call Lorraine Joseph, Colgate University Department of Music, at 228-7642.