A concert at Hope College on Friday, April 23, at 8 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel will preview violinist Mihai Craioveanu's appearance at Carnegie Hall two weeks later.
The public is invited to the April 23 concert at Hope, and admission is free.
Craioveanu, professor of music and chair of the strings area in the department of music at Hope, will be performing, by popular demand, for a third consecutive season at Carnegie Hall. The New York concert will take place on Sunday, May 2, in Carnegie Hall's prestigious Weill Recital Hall series.
The event will be the culminating point of a concert tour that also includes appearances in the Detroit area, on the Troy Public Library Concert Series on Sunday, April 25; and in Washington, D.C., on the Corcoran Gallery of Art Concert Series on Tuesday, May 4.
The piano accompanist for the performances will be Irina Kats, who is an international concert pianist and music faculty member at Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C.
The program will include Sonata in D Major "Tamburin" by Leclair and Sonata in C minor Op. 45 by Grieg, as well as popular arias from the famous operas "Faust" by Gounod, "La Traviata" by Verdi, "Carmen" by Bizet, "Porgy and Bess" by Gershwin, and "Barber of Seville" by Rossini in arrangements for violin by legendary violinist/composers.
Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located on College Avenue at 12th Street.