posted August 30, 2012

Great Performance Series to Open with DePue Brothers Band Sept. 14

The Hope College Great Performance Series will open its season with the DePue Brothers Band on Friday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

The DePue Brothers Band is bluegrass band composed of classically trained musicians. The performers merge their technical skills with a highly creative joy to create a new sound, merging genres such as classical, bluegrass, Americana and folk. Featuring two brothers of legendary DePue family, along with colleagues from the Philadelphia Orchestra, the ensemble is blurring the lines of musical genres.

After a performance at the Kimmel Center, the center’s vice president of programming commented, “Incredible energy and virtuosity… This band delivers.”

The band began performing and recording in 2004. The group’s CD, “Weapons of Grass Construction,” mixes genres and gives a direct nod to the band’s bluegrass tradition and classical training, while adding a deeper infusion of rock and blues. From original tunes to “Orange Blossom Special,” the DePue Brothers Band is known for high-energy shows.

Individual tickets are $18 for regular admission, $13 for senior citizens, and $6 for children 18 and under.  Individual and season tickets are available at the ticket office in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse, which is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890.

The DeVos Fieldhouse is located at 222 Fairbanks Ave., between Ninth and 11th streets.  Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 277 College Ave., on College Avenue at 12th Street.

Additional information may be obtained online at hope.edu/gps.