The Hope College Music Department will host a Wind Chamber Recital featuring student performers on Monday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Dede Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The event will feature four student chamber groups and three student wind soloists.  The chamber groups are the Gone with the Winds Quintet, playing pieces by Bozza and Lefebvre; the Retrograde Saxophone Quartet, playing a piece by Florio; the Fantastic Five Quintet, playing a piece by Piazolla; and the Flute Ensemble, playing a piece by Whitacre. The wind soloists are flautist Claire Martin, playing a work by Franck; clarinetist Roger Veldman, playing a work by Debussy; and percussionist Matthew Tallman, playing a work by Kraft.

The concert will be directed by Dr. Robert “Gabe” Southard, associate professor of music, who conducts the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, teaches flute, and leads the instrumental division of the Music Education Department. He completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Conducting at Michigan State University, where he worked with Professor John Whitwell.  Prior to his residence at MSU, he served as Wind Symphony conductor and Flute Studio teacher at the University of Michigan-Flint, where he also taught orchestration, music appreciation and advanced conducting.

The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.