Meet clarinetist Gloria Orozco Dorado and don’t miss her soloing with the Arizona Symphony Orchestra this weekend!
49th Annual President’s Concert – Arizona Symphony Orchestra
with 2022-2023 Concerto Competition winners
Gloria Ines Orozco Dorado, clarinet
Wenxin Guan, piano
Martina Portychova, mezzo-soprano
Emmy Tisdel, violin
February 4, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
February 5, Sunday, 3:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $10 music.arizona.edu/tickets
The concert will feature the Arizona Symphony Orchestra and student soloists who won the highly competitive University of Arizona Concerto Competition. Featuring clarinetist Gloria Ines Orozco Dorado, performing the “Black Dog Concerto” by Scott McAllister; pianist Wenxin Guan, performing movements II and III of the Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25 by Felix Mendelssohn; mezzo-soprano Martina Portychova, performing “Nobles Seigneurs, salut!” from Les Huguenots by Giacomo Meyerbeer; and violinist Emmy Tisdel, performing movement I of the Violin Concerto in D major, Opus 35 by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The students are selected from each area of the Fred Fox School of Music – strings, voice, wind and percussion, and keyboard. They represent the depth of talent at the school, shining in this performance with the Arizona Symphony Orchestra. Graduate students Yudai Ueda and Fátima Corona del Toro will conduct the students’ performances. The program will also include works by Myroslav Skoryk and Alexander Borodin, under the baton of Dr. Thomas Cockrell.
About Gloria Orozco Dorado
Clarinetist Gloria Orozco Dorado was born and raised in Colombia. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed in the United States, Colombia, Mexico, and the Netherlands. Gloria is a founding member of Q’iru Duet, a guitar and clarinet Chilean–Colombian duet that performs mainly Latin American music. Q’iru Duet was selected to perform at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest 2022 in Reno, Nevada. In 2015, she created Soplan Vientos de Paz project (Winds of Peace are Blowing). Through this program, Gloria has been an in-residence teacher and has raised resources to donate musical equipment to the clarinetists in music schools of four towns going through a decades-long heavy civil war in Cauca, Colombia. Gloria won the 2018 Max Graves Moody Spirit of Innovation scholarship to continue her project in the isolated Leticia Amazonas. With the help of the University of Arizona Fellows Program Professional De-velopment Award, she continued with her initial project. In the summer of 2022, Gloria went to two different towns in Cauca and gave workshops at the Universidad del Cauca. Gloria won the Colombian Republican Bank Youth Artists Competition with ClarINÉS Clar-inet Quartet in 2015. She was selected through an audition to be part of the World Youth Wind Orchestra in 2015 and was a winner of the NEIU Concerto Competition in 2018. Gloria has earned degrees from Universidad del Cauca, Northeastern Illinois University, and Southern Illinois University. Currently a second-year doctoral student at the Universi-ty of Arizona, Gloria studies with Dr. Jackie Glazier under the auspices of a prestigious University Fellows Award.
Gloria Orozco Dorado
Doctoral: MUS 925 – Solo
Monday, February 13, 2023 7:00p