posted March 1, 2010

Hope College Orchestra to Perform on March 12

The Hope College Orchestra will be performing along with the Hope College Symphonette Strings on Friday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

The concert will feature works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Dag Wiren, Antonio Vivaldi, John Corigliano and Felix Mendelssohn.

The first piece on the program will be Mozart's "Divertimento in D major." Following, the strings will perform the "Serenade for String Orchestra, Op. 11," by Wiren.

Continuing with the program, four senior violinists from the Symphonette will be performing "L'Estro Armonico; Concerto for Four Violins in b minor," by Vivaldi. The featured performers will be Beth Barnadyn of BoyneCity, Tori (Baar) Zokoe of Holland, Kirsten Schroeder of Warren and Sarah Borzym of Elmhurst, Ill.

Following the Vivaldi, the Symhonette Strings will turn to the 20th century composition, "Voyage for String Orchestra," by John Corigliano. To close the program, the Symphonette Strings will perform "Sinfonia No. 9 in c minor," by Mendelssohn.

The orchestra is directed by Richard Piippo of the Hope music faculty, who is an associate professor of cello/chamber music at the college. Piippo has taught at Hope since 1999.

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