The Hope College Wind Symphony will perform a joint concert with the Interlochen Arts Academy (IAA) Band on Saturday, March 11, at 4 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
The concert is part of a four-day tour the IAA
Band is conducting of southern Michigan. The band's
repertoire includes Ron Nelson's "Rocky Point Holiday";
Philip Sparke's "Dance Movements"; John Philip Sousa's "The
Northern Pines March," written for Interlochen; and Leroy
Anderson's "Bugler's Holiday," featuring IAA students Sarah,
Kristin and Mary Stoneback.
The Wind Symphony will join the Interlochen group for
the last two pieces of the concert: "On a Hymnsong of Philip
Bliss," a setting by David Holsinger of the hymn "It Is Well
With My Soul"; and "Pas Redouble" by Saint Saens.
In addition to the concert at Hope, tour
performances open to the general public include a concert
sponsored by the Hartford Foundation at the Hartford
Middle/High School Auditorium in Hartford on Friday, March
10, at 7 p.m., and a performance with the Grand Rapids
Symphonic Band at Fairhaven Church in Hudsonville on Sunday,
March 12, at 2 p.m. Admission to the Hartford concert is
free; admission to the Fairhaven concert is $6 for adults,
$5 for senior citizens and $4 for students 18 and under,
payable at the door.
The band's appearances will also include an
assembly performance for students at the Hartford
Middle/High School, and performances for students at Shelby
High School and Hart Middle School. The band will travel
nearly 500 miles during the four-day tour.
Interlochen Center for the Arts is home to
Interlochen Arts Academy; the summer Interlochen Arts Camp;
Interlochen Arts Festival, a year-round presentation of more
than 750 performances/exhibitions; and Interlochen Public
Radio. Interlochen Center for the Arts is situated on a
1,200-acre campus southwest of Traverse City.
Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 12th Street
and College Avenue. Further information about the Hope
College visit may be obtained by contacting the college's
department of music at (616) 395-7650.