Hope College folk ensembles will present “The Music of Bill Monroe: Re-Imagined” on Saturday, Oct. 15, 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 folk ensembles will be performing some of the most well-known compositions from Bill Monroe, who is also known as the father of Bluegrass music. The concert will feature student arrangements of the repertoire, which will range from fairly authentic and traditional, to completely unique and unorthodox. The ensembles featured include the Appalachian String Band, Hope College “Telluride” Folk Ensemble and Hope College “Lomax” Folk Ensemble.
The Appalachian String Band Ensemble includes Madison Buckner, vocals; Carsten Forester, mandolin; Micah Gargala, guitar; Linnea Hjelm, vocals; Justin Merriman, banjo; and Josiah Panning, bass.
The ‘Telluride” Folk Ensemble includes Oswaldo Gallegos, guitar; Tyler Gargala, fiddle; Kaan Kurtulus, bass; Abigail Peecher, vocals; Hadley Roy, vocals, mandolin, guitar; and Stephen Talaga, mandolin.
The “Lomax” Folk Ensemble includes Tianyu Chen, guitar; Michael Combs, banjo; Claire Dickson, mandolin; Scott Joffre, bass; and Ariel Vincent, vocals.
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.