posted January 16, 2013

Hope College Concerto and Aria Concert on Friday, Jan. 25

Hope College will present its annual Concerto and Aria Concert featuring student soloists performing with the college’s orchestra on Friday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The five soloists were selected through a competition held last October. The students are:  senior Matthew Brown of Flint, French horn; senior Jenna Buck of Elburn, Ill., soprano; junior Jordan Ippolito of Pray, Mont., soprano; junior Kelsey O’Brien of Glen Ellyn, Ill., oboe; and senior Alec Norkey of Jackson, violin.

The concert will open with the “Egmont Overture, Op.84,” by Ludwig van Beethoven.  Next, Ippolito will join the orchestra, singing "Lascia: Chio pianga," from the opera “Rinaldo,” by George Frideric Handel. Continuing the program, Brown will perform the “Concerto No. 1, Op. 11 in E flat major,” by Richard Strauss. O’Brien will next be featured, performing the “Concerto for Oboe and Strings,” by Domenico Cimarosa. Following, Norkey will perform the “Concerto in A minor,” by Antonín Dvorak. Buck will join the orchestra singing “Les Oiseaux dans la charmille,” (The Doll Song) from the “Tales of Hoffman,” by Jacques Offenbach. The orchestra will close the concert performing “In the Steppes of Central Asia,” by Alexander Borodin, and “Baba Jaga, Op. 56,” by Anatoly Liadow.

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