Hopes Present Concerto/Aria Concert on Friday,
Posted January 16, 2003
HOLLAND -- Hope College will present its annual
Concerto/Aria Concert on Friday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m. in
Dimnent Memorial Chapel.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
The concert is presented each January to highlight
students from Hope College who have successfully passed the
The Hope College Symphonette will open the event
with the Overture to the opera "Semiramide" by Giocchino
Pianist Sara Bolkema of Flushing, a junior in
music education, from the studio of Mansoon Han Kim, will
perform the Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 102 by Dmitri
Shostakovich. Cellist Nicholas Toben of Troy, a senior in
music performance, from the studio of Richard Piippo, will
perform the Cello Concerto in B minor by Antonin Dvorak.
Vocalist Abbie Matthews of Fort Wayne, Ind., a sophomore in
music performance, from the studio of Margaret Kennedy-
Dygas, will perform the aria from the opera "Il Seraglio"
titled "Durch Zartlichkeit und Schmeichein."
Violinist Titus Munteanu of Romania, a junior in
music performance, from the studio of Mihai Craioveanu, will
perform the Concerto in D minor by Jean Sibelius. Cellists
Hannah Schroeder of Holland, a sophomore in music education,
and Octavia Reese of Detroit, a sophomore in classical
studies and music, from the studio of Richard Piippo, will
perform the Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor, by Antonio
Vivaldi. Organist Heidi Dykema of Grand Rapids, a junior in
music performance, from the studio of Huw Lewis, will
perform the Symphony No. 1 for Organ and Orchestra.
The judges this year were Julianne VanWyngaarden
and Dale Schreimer from Grand Valley State University, John
Scholten from West Ottawa High School and David Holland from
Interlochen Music Academy.
Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located on College
Avenue at 12th Street.