The Hope College Faculty and Student Collaborative Ensemble will present a recital on Monday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
The two works to be performed, “Music for Eighteen Winds,” by John Harbison, and “Serenade No. 10 in Bb ‘Gran Partita’,” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, will feature members of the Hope music faculty in collaboration with students.
This is the first year for the Faculty and Student Collaboration Ensemble (FASCE), which provides Hope students the opportunity to perform professional repertoire while working side-by-side with their studio teachers. It also enables faculty to teach students in a working environment while providing audiences with expert-level performances.
The faculty performers include Gabe Southard (conductor), Genevieve Beaulieu (bassoon), Adam Briggs (saxophone), Allen French (horn), Adam Graham (trombone), Julia Randel (tuba), Joel Schekman (clarinet), Pam Smitter (trumpet), Julie Sooy (flute) and Sarah Southard (oboe).
The student performers include senior Hannah Bauersfeld of McLean, Illinois (oboe); freshman Jack Burrows of Libertyville, Illinois (trombone), sophomore Kivi Davidson of Hinsdale, Illinois (clarinet); junior Claire Dickson of East Dundee, Illinois (oboe); junior Stanna Dorn of Lewiston (flute); freshman Matt Gilbert of Whitehall (trumpet), sophomore Noelle Harrity of Troy (bassoon); senior Josh Kurchinski of Palos Heights, Illinois (bassoon); freshman Kaitlyn Rustemeyer of Naperville, Illinois (clarinet); senior B.J. Schulz of Midland (horn) and junior Jessica Vlisides of Waterford (horn).
Guest performers include David Yandl (clarinet) and Thom Working (horn).
The FASCE anticipates that it will continue performing at least once a semester, including at the Michigan Music Conference in January 2016.
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.