Students who have received music scholarship awards from Hope College will present a recital on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 4 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.
Soprano saxophonist Hilary Hunsberger, recipient of the James and Irene Swaby Music Scholarship, will perform “Fantasia,” by Heitor Villa-Lobos, and will be accompanied by pianist Sarah Bast. Distinguished Alumni Award recipients on the program include alto saxophonist Hannah Dirkse, who will perform “Improvisation 1,” by Ryo Noda; pianist Kennadi Hawes, who will perform “Prelude in G-Sharp Minor, Op. 32, No. 12,” by Sergei Rachmaninoff; baritone David Jansen, who will perform “Sebben, crudele,” by Antonio Caldara, and be accompanied by pianist Janice Faber; violinist Madalyn Navis, who will perform an arrangement from “Fiddler on the Roof”; and violinist Caleb Stuckey, who will perform “Danse Espagnole” from “La Vide Breve,” by Manuel de Falla, and will be accompanied by pianist Jennifer Wolfe.
Several music scholarships at the college, including the James and Irene Swaby Music Scholarship and the Distinguished Artist Award (DAA), are available based on auditions which take place in the fall and spring prior to enrollment at Hope. Music scholarships are given based on musical performance, academic achievement and leadership potential in the department. The recital is taking place in conjunction with the college’s Family Weekend, which is running Friday-Sunday, Oct. 28-30.
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.