Hope College is hosting a “Music of Japan” concert on Friday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

The event is being co-sponsored by the college’s Asian Studies program and the Holland Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. The performance will involve solo Japanese organ and Japanese marimba works, as well as works for a taiko drum ensemble and a piece for an organ and taiko player.  The concert will close with a piece influenced by Japan, for organ, marimba, and percussion by American composer Carson Cooman.

Musicians involved in the performance include Carolyn Koebel, a percussionist from Kalamazoo College; Mark Lopez, a percussionist from Hope College; Rhonda Sider Edgington, an organist from Hope College; and Jung Woo-Kim, an organist and vocalist from Hope College; along with special guest Ken Koshio, taiko, of Arizona.

Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 277 College Ave., at the corner of College Avenue and 12th Street.