A wide range of musical styles and instruments will bring DeVos Hall in Grand Rapids alive when Hope College presents its 26th annual Musical Showcase concert on Monday, March 3, at 8 p.m.
Hope College students take the stage for this fast-paced, musical spectacular, during which audience members hear everything from opera to jazz. The hardest part for those seeing the show is containing their enthusiasm, at least at first. In the tradition of the quick-moving musical event, audience members are asked to hold their applause until intermission and the end of the performance.
The concert unveils the gifts of all Hope College’s major musical groups, along with soloists, chamber groups, and small ensembles.
The program will open with the Percussion Ensemble performing “Sacrificial Rite,” by David Gillingham.
Violinist Manna Shintani, a freshman from Tokyo, Japan, will perform “Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice,” by Fritz Kreisler, followed by sophomore Aaron Goodyke of Zeeland performing an organ solo, Henri Mulet’s “Tu Es Petra.”
Soprano Danielle Meyer, a junior from Dearborn, accompanied by faculty member Linda Strouf, pianist, will perform “Porgi Amor” from “Le Nozze de Figaro,” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Flute and piano duo Elizabeth Schubkegel, a sophomore from Portage, and Jane Bosko, staff accompanist, will perform “The Carnival of Venice,” by Guilio Briccialdi.
Pianist James Schippers, a senior from Grand Haven,” will perform the “Piano Sonata no. 3 in B minor, op. 58 IV. Presto non tanto; Agitato,” by Frederic Chopin. “La Separazione,” by Gioachino Rossini, will be performed by mezzo-soprano Rosemary Walsh, a sophomore from Evanston, Ill., and Linda Strouf, piano. Freshman Stanna Dorn, a flautist from Lewiston, and Linda Strouf, piano, will perform “Ballade,” by Frank Martin.
Jason Robert Brown’s “Christmas Lullaby,” from “Songs for a New World,” will be performed by soprano Jordan Ippolito, a senior from Linwood, Ill, and Jane Bosko, piano. Senior Bill Getschman of Bloomfield Hills, euphonium, and Jane Bosko, piano, will perform Stjepan Sulek’s “Vox Gabrieli.” “Love’s Philosophy,” by Roger Quilter will be performed by soprano Rebecca Flinker of Leeds, Mass., and Linda Strouf, piano.
“Samba” was written and will be performed by cellist Jacob Bonnema, a senior from Peotone, Ill., and guitarist John Boss, a sophomore from Charlevoix.
“Melodia de Arrabal,” by Carlos Gardel and arranged by Diego Colatti, will be performed by senior violinists Larissa Fall of Grand Rapids and Rachael Whitmore of Clarkston. Oboist Kelsey O’Brien, a senior from Glen Ellyn, Ill., will perform “Pan,” from “Six Metamorphoses After Ovid,” by Benjamin Britten.
Organist Kristin Baron, a senior from Holland, will perform the “Finale” from Louis Vierne’s “Symphonie No. 1.”
In addition to the Percussion Ensemble, groups featured during the concert will include the Jazz Quintet performing Chick Corea’s, “Captain Marvel”; Pentatonic Quintet performing “Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet, Allegro con spirit,” by Gyorgy Ligeti; Orchestra performing “Mazzeppa: Cossack Dance,” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Chapel Choir performing Mack Wilberg’s “Cindy,” with senior pianists Kristin Baron of Holland and Emily Young of Clinton Township; Saxophone Quartet performing “Drastic Measures,” by Russell Peck; Jazz Arts Collective performing “Chippin’ In,” by Brian Lynch; String Quartet performing Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Quartet No. 8, Mvmt. 2;” and the Women’s Choir performing “Las Amarillas,” arranged by Steven Hatfield.
To conclude the program, the Hope College Wind Ensemble will perform Dana Wilson’s “Dance of the New World.”
Tickets for Musical Showcase are $10 each, and may be ordered through at the Hope College Ticket Office located in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse at 222 Fairbanks Ave. The ticket office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and may be called at (616) 395-7890. Tickets can also be purchased online through Hope’s ticket office at https://tickets.hope.edu/ticketing/
Tickets may also be purchased over the counter at the Grand Center Ticket Office, which is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In addition, tickets may be ordered by phone through Ticketmaster by calling (616) 456-3333 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com. A service fee is added to the cost of each ticket purchased this way.