posted April 14, 2009

Wind Symphony Concert to Include World Premiere

The final concert of the semester by the Hope College Wind Symphony will include the world premiere of work that features contributions from both the music and art departments.

The concert will contain pieces that draw from other artistic media, and will take place on Wednesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.  There will be a pre-concert talk in the chapel beginning at 7 p.m.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The highlight of the program will be the world premiere of "Points, Colors, and Lines," by Steven Talaga, instructor of music.  The work is a joint collaboration between Talaga; Dr. Anne Heath, who is an assistant professor of art and director of the De Pree gallery; and Dr. Gabe Southard, who is the Wind Symphony's conductor and an assistant professor of music.  Three art students submitted their work and were chosen to be part of the project: senior Nikolas Burkhart of Brutus; junior Evan Dawson of Tokyo, Japan; and senior Emilie Puttrich of Arlington Heights, Ill.

The concert itself is titled "Spotlight Series 2: External Influences."  In addition to the premiere, three of the pieces on the program are:  "In evening's stillness," by Joseph Schwantner, based on a poem by Schwantner; "Piece of Mind," by Dana Wilson, which is Wilson's representation of the workings of the human mind; and "Of Sailors and Whales," by Francis McBeth, based on "Moby Dick," by Herman Melville.

Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 277 College Ave., on College Avenue at 12th Street.