The Hope College Concert Series will feature San Fermin with special guest Esmé Patterson on Saturday, April 9, at 8 p.m. at the Park Theatre.

Brooklyn-based San Fermin is an eight-piece American Baroque-pop ensemble and touring enterprise. Composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone started the ensemble upon his graduation from Yale with a music composition degree.

National Public Radio has given the group rave reviews, and Ludwig-Leone brings to Hope a unique and sophisticated approach to pop music.  The Line of Best Fit has said that San Fermin’s most recent album acts as a “testament... to the band’s ability to turn their hands to pop, while the dissonant and traditional orchestral sections make it worthy of the classical charts. This LP is deliciously ambitious and stunning in the production and collation of such varied elements and influences.”

Tickets for the concert are $15 for the general public, $5 for Hope students, and $10 for members of the college’s faculty and staff, and are available at the ticket office in the Events and Conferences Office located downtown in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. Eighth St.). The office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890. Tickets are also available online at

The Park Theatre is located at 248 South River Ave., at the intersection at River Avenue and 10th Street.