The Hope College Orchestra will perform on Friday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts
The public is invited. Admission is free.
Titled “Music is a Process,” the program will include “In C,” by Terry Riley; “Low Symphony,” by Philip Glass; “Three Pieces in Old Style,” by Henryck Gorecki; and “Mothership,” by Mason Bates. Featured musicians are Brad Philips (violin) and Ivan Ikansiima (guitar and piano).
Directed by Dr. Christopher Fashun, assistant professor of music, the Hope College Orchestra offers music majors and non-majors alike the opportunity to perform major works from the standard orchestral repertoire. The ensemble regularly presents four concerts during the school year, and features guest artists, concerto/aria winners and faculty soloists as part of the concert season.
A member of the Hope faculty since 2015, Fashun serves as director of orchestras, music director of the Brazilian Music Ensemble, head of the string area and an instructor of instrumental music education. In addition to his conducting activities at Hope College, he is an active guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator.
Fashun holds a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, received his Master of Music degree in percussion performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Iowa. He previously served on the music faculties at St. Ambrose University and Goshen College.
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.