ECO welcomes Jinjoo Cho for concert Saturday

By LAUREN SOVISKY
staff writer
Continuing its fall season, the Erie Chamber Orchestra (ECO) will be “Inspired by the Classics” on Saturday.
The ECO will be playing three classical pieces by composers Mozart, Prokofiev and Poulenc.
The ECO is a local orchestra composed of Erie musicians, who together perform classical concerts free to the public, living by its motto “Hundreds of concerts, not one ticket sold.”
Taking the stage Saturday, critically acclaimed and international violin soloist Jinjoo Cho will be performing with the ECO yet again.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Cho moved to Cleveland at the age of 14 where she studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Although Cho won many awards in Cleveland, her name became known at the age of 17 when she was awarded First Grand Prize and Radio Canada’s People’s Choice Award at the 2006 Montreal International Musical Competition.
In 2014, she became the Gold Medalist of the Ninth Quadrennial International Violin Competition in Indianapolis. Cho has played around the world. She will be playing Mozart’s Violin Concerto Number 5 in A major with the ECO.
Molly Cooke, a sophomore theatre communication major, said she will be viewing the performance this weekend.
“As a musician myself, I love to listen and attend the ECO concerts,” Cooke said. “Jinjoo Cho is known for being a very engaging violinist and I’m excited to see and hear her talent.”
The ECO will perform Sergei Prokofiev’s “Classical Symphony,” and Francis Poulenc’s neoclassical dance work “Sinfonietta,” under the direction of the current music director Matthew Kraemer.
The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Luther Memorial Church. All performances are free and open to the public.

LAUREN SOVISKY
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