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Winners of College's Concerto/Aria
Competition to Perform on January 26th

Posted January 18, 2001

HOLLAND -- The winners of the Hope College Concerto/Aria competition will perform on Friday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

The college's annual Concerto/Aria concert features the winners of a competition for students who wish to perform accompanied by the Hope College Orchestra or Symphonette. Three judges selected the students who are being featured.

The concert will open with the overture to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute," performed by the Orchestra.

The program continues with junior Sarah Proulx of Ionia singing the aria "Quia Respexit" from Bach's "Magnificat." Eric DeWitt, a junior trombonist from Hamilton, will perform the first movement of the Gordon Jacob trombone concerto. Following will be sophomore violinist Joe Deller of Dearborn performing the fifth movement of the "Symphonie Espagnole" of Edouard Lalo. Nick Toben, a sophomore cellist from Troy, performs the third movement of Haydn's "Cello Concerto in C." Closing the first half of the concert will be organist Krista Shinew, a senior from Somerset, Pa., performing Guilmant's "Symphony No. 1" for organ and orchestra.

The second half begins with junior violinist Jennifer Walvoord of Holland performing the first movement of Tchaikovsky's "Violin Concerto in D." Continuing, junior pianist Piper Spratt of Kalamazoo will be performing the first movement of Macdowell's "Piano Concerto in d minor." Greg Frens, a senior bass-baritone from Grand Rapids, follows, singing the aria "Madamina! il catalogo" from the opera "Don Giovanni." To close the program, freshman violinist Titus Munteanu of Brasov, Romania, will be performing the "Ziguenerweisen" of Sarasate.

Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located on College Avenue at 12th Street. Additional information about the event may be obtained by calling the college's department of music at (616) 395-7650.

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