Colgate University Orchestra Concert
The Colgate University Orchestra, conducted by Marietta Cheng, will perform Copland’s beautiful Appalachian Spring, music which has come to represent and define the sound of American music. in the Colgate Memorial Chapel. Taken from the original ballet composed for Martha Graham’s modern dance company, the orchestral suite ends with variations on the 1848 Shaker Hymn, Simple Gifts: ‘Tis the gift to be simple, ‘Tis the gift to be free. These lyrics resonated with Copland when he composed the ballet during WW II. The orchestral suite won the Pulitzer Prize in 1945.
Other concert highlights will be Mendelssohn ‘s captivating Fourth Symphony, “Italian”, Mozart’s luminous Third Horn Concerto, and Wagner’s inspiring Prelude to Die Meistersinger. Soloist Tyler Ogilvie is the principal horn of the Colgate University Orchestra. The concert is free and all are invited.
Sunday, February 24 at 3:30pm
Colgate Memorial Chapel
13 Oak Dr., Hamilton, NY 13346