Brooke Waggoner will be performing with special guest Jonathan Ytterock as part of the Hope College Concert Series on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.
Brooke Waggoner is a piano-playing singer/songwriter from Nashville, Tenn. She began playing piano at age four and received classical lessons all the way through her senior year in college, when she graduated with a degree in music composition and orchestration from Louisiana State University. It was in college that she also began to perform her own music. In Waggoner's own words, her music strives to "connect the 'classical world' with the 'mainstream world' by showing people it all works hand-in-hand." "Paste Magazine" has said that her classical background enables her to approach pop melodies in a way that makes her stand out in an often crowded genre of pop piano.
Waggoner was also recently named to "Paste Magazine's" "Best of What's Next: 26 Emerging Artists You Must Know" list. Her other honors include being a finalist in MTVU's Best Music on Campus competition and becoming a semi-finalist in the national John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
Jonathan Ytterock will be opening the concert. A Hope junior from Swartz Creek, he has performed often at Lemonjello's as well as previously for the Hope College Concert Series.
In addition, 2005 Hope graduate and cellist Hannah Schroeder of Holland will be performing with Waggoner. Scroeder was a music performance major at Hope.
Tickets are $5 for the general public and free with a Hope College ID, and are available at the ticket office in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse. The ticket office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be called at (616) 395-7890. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door.
Additional information about the show and other Hope College Concert Series events may be obtained online at www.hope.edu/concerts.
The DeVos Fieldhouse is located at 222 Fairbanks Ave., between Ninth and 11th streets. The Knickerbocker Theatre is located in downtown Holland at 86 E. Eighth St.
The doors will open at 7:30 p.m. the night of the concert.