Hope College faculty member and folk musician Nate Roberts will present a faculty recital at Hope on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
The program will include “Partita No. 2 in D minor,” by Johann Sebastian Bach; a set of original duo compositions for mandolin and bass; and a set of progressive folk music by The Field Hymnal.
Roberts teaches mandolin, guitar and banjo lessons at Hope. In addition, he directs Hope’s Folk Ensemble and teaches First-Year Seminar courses. As an educator, Roberts brings diverse experience to his music. He began his musical education at a young age, amid the folk and bluegrass traditions of the Allegheny Mountains in New York. He later received a scholarship into the new Acoustic String Department at Berklee College of Music, studying mandolin with John McGann, and later graduated with a degree in jazz performance from Hope in 2011. He was then awarded a graduate fellowship in jazz studies from the University of Oregon, where he completed his Master of Music in jazz performance and pedagogy. Roberts continues to maintain an active performing schedule with jazz groups and progressive folk ensembles.
Roberts will be accompanied by bassist Jared DeMeester, vocalist Angelee Berrian and fiddler Luke Panning.
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.