The Hope College Faculty and Student Collaborative Ensemble (FASCE) will present a concert with a world premiere piece by Helen Werling on Monday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 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.
The world premiere will be a quartet for oboe, horn, cello and harpsichord by Helen Werling, a French horn performer, recording artist, composer and educator. This piece was commissioned by and funded by Tim Pennings of Holland, who is chair of the Department of Mathematics at Davenport University and is a former member of the Hope mathematics faculty.
Other works to be performed include a trio for flute, clarinet and cello by Werling; “Serenade for Winds” by Richard Strauss; and “Serenade, Op. 44” by Antonín Dvořák.
The FASCE provides Hope students the opportunity to perform professional repertoire while working side-by-side with their studio teachers. It also enables faculty to teach students in a working environment while providing audiences with expert-level performances.
The faculty performers include Sarah Bast (harpsichord), Alicia Eppinga (cello), Gabe Southard (flute) and Sarah Southard (oboe).
The student performers include Genevieve DeHart (bassoon), Claire Dickson (oboe), Stanna Dorn (flute), Bryanna Howard (horn), David Kallgren (horn) and Kaitlyn Rustemeyer (clarinet).
Guest performers include Greg Bassett (horn), Hannah O’Reilly (bassoon), Werling (horn) and David Yandl (clarinet).
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.