The Department of Music at Hope College will present a student guitar recital on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
Students participating in a guitar ensemble class will be performing a recital to showcase their work accomplished over the course of the semester. The recital will include both solo and group performances.
Soloists in the program include senior Michael Graverson of Hamilton with “Romance” and “Koshkin,” by Nikita Koshkin; freshman Michael Kiley of Muskegon with “Snowflight,” by Andrew York; freshman David Moening of Livonia with “Musette” and “Prelude BWV 998,” both pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach; senior Ryan Skowronek of Northville with “Classical Gas,” by Mason Williams; and junior Patrick Wolf of Ann Arbor with “Sound Picture 24,” by Carlo Domeniconi.
Group performances include junior Leland Cook of Ada, sophomore Adam Rolain of Rochester and freshman Brianna Van Reenen of Livonia performing “Adante,” by Fernando Sor, and “Rondino,” by Jean Philippe-Rameau; Graverson and senior Matt Rolain of Rochester performing three pieces by Alfonso, “La Acequia,” “Cancion” and “Milonga Montes”; and Cook, Graverson, Adam Rolain, Matt Rolain and Van Reenen with Thomas Campion’s “Never Weatherbeaten Sail,” and “Waltz,” by Sor.
All the guitarists are students of David Martin, adjunct assistant professor of music. He has his master’s degree from University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, and performs as a soloist and a member of the Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet and the Folias Tango Quartet.
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.