The Hope College Great Performance Series will feature Mucca Pazza on Friday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

Deemed “crazy, fun and eccentric” by “WNYC” and praised for its frenetic visual presence and “geeky freak-outs,” Mucca Pazza continues performing everything from movements of Igor Stravinsky to Ennio Morricone themes to funk-rock. Truly a band that is hard to describe but fun to see, Mucca Pazza has expanded from the Chicago underground music scene to performing at numerous national music festivals including Lollapalooza, Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors and the Montreal Jazz Fest.

The 30-odd members take their liberties in best do-it-yourself style, mixing and matching the brass and reeds and percussive with classical strings, mandolin, accordion and electric guitar; doing the same with whatever scraps, hats and uniforms they have left over from school, and topping their onslaught with a brace of free-thinking cheerleaders.

The New York Music Daily has said, “Mucca Pazza are an exceptionally tight, well-rehearsed unit…played what had to be the most exciting, lavishly intense live show by any band in New York…”

Individual tickets are $22 for regular admission; $16 for senior citizens, hope faculty and staff; $6 for children 18 and under; and free for Hope College students.  Tickets are available online at as well as at the ticket office in the Events and Conferences Office located downtown in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. Eighth St.).  The ticket office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890.

More information about the season may be obtained online.