The Hope College Symphony Orchestra presents its spring concert, “The Places We’ll Go,” conducted by faculty member Christopher H. Fashun, on Friday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack Miller Center for Musical Arts.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
The concert will feature works of Brahms, Grieg, Piazzolla, Marquez and Gershwin, displaying global influences of various cultures from Argentina, Austria, China, Hungary, Mexico, Norway, Turkey and the United States. Two of the works will feature Hope College faculty member Mihai Craioveanu on violin performing Piazzolla’s “Oblivion” and “Veraño porteño” and guest artist Matthew Hill on piano performing “I Got Rhythm Variatio” by Gershwin. Other popular works that will be featured include Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance No. 1,” Strauss II’s “Frühlingsstimmen,” Marquez’s “Danzón No. 2,” and Grieg’s “Norwegian Dance No. 2.”
Fashun is an assistant professor of music at Hope, where he serves as the director of orchestras, the music director of the Brazilian Music Ensemble and head of the string area, and as an instructor of instrumental music education. He has served on the music faculties at St. Ambrose University and Goshen College. Additionally, his conducting experience includes leading orchestras and wind bands at the high school and middle school levels, and directing jazz ensembles, percussion ensembles and drumlines at the high school level.
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.