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"Glimpse of Spring" Concert

By Cindy McNicholl

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Date(s) & Time(s)::

March 4, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Location: Colgate Memorial Chapel, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Event Description

The Colgate Chamber Players, in their 24th year under the direction of Laura Klugherz will perform "Glimpse of Spring" in the Colgate Memorial Chapel on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 3:30 p.m.

In addition to excerpts from beloved chamber music of Schubert, Mozart, and Louis Spohr, the program will feature the sparkling "Navarra" for two violins, by Spanish virtuoso, Pablo de Sarasate, played by guest violinist Michael Judd Sheranian, of the Utah Symphony Orchestra, and Chamber Player director, Laura Klugherz.

As an active violin soloist, chamber player, and pedagogue, Dr. Sheranian is a valuable asset to the Stradivarius International Violin Competition. He started his early violin training in Salt Lake City and then began his Bachelor of Music degree at the Juilliard School with Dorothy DeLay. Studies at Juilliard were interrupted for two years in order to fulfill a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He completed his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees at University of Texas at Austin with Leonard Posner. Dr. Sheranian was subsequently awarded a Fulbright-Hays grant which took him to Berlin, Germany to do post-graduate work.

After returning to the United States, he auditioned and won a position in the Utah Symphony at the first national audition ever held by the USO. Dr. Sheranian is currently still a member of the Utah Symphony. He spearheaded the Melba Lindsay Burton Youth String Competition, which though held only one time, served as partial impetus for the Stradivarius International Violin competition. He has also been on the faculties of Brigham Young University, The University of Arizona, and Utah State University. Students of Dr. Sheranian have won places in major symphony orchestras, and prizes at competitions.

Dr. Sheranian holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Arizona. An avid animal lover, he has been on the board of the Humane Society of Utah. He owns Arabian horses and loves dressage and pleasure riding.

This concert is free and all are most welcome.

For more information, or a complete 2011/2012 Concert Calendar, call Lorraine Joseph, Concert Coordinator, Colgate University Department of Music at 315-228-7642.
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