The Hope College Symphonette will present its first concert of the 2003-04 season on Friday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

The concert will feature works by Schubert, Haydn, Barber and Mozart.The first work "Overture in D major" by Franz Schubert, features the typical Schubertian overture, sweetly melodic and song-like.

Next will be Joseph Haydn's "Symphony No. 6 in D Major (Le Matin)." One of Haydn's early works, the piece features the violin and cello in solo.The "First Essay for Orchestra," a modern 19th century rhythmic and harmonic composition by the American composer Samuel Barber, will be played after Haydn.

The concert closing will feature recent Hope College graduates Jennifer Walvoord and Lauren Kruse. They will each be playing in solo the violin and the viola in the "Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Members of the college's Class of 2002, they are both currently pursuing master's degrees in music, from the University of Michigan and Michigan State University respectively.

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