Faculty and guest musicians will present “From Armenian Dance to Argentinian Tango” on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. at Hope College in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
Violinist Mihai Craioveanu, cellist Alicia Eppinga and pianist Christina Giuca-Krause will perform Arno Babajanian’s “Trio in F # Minor” and Astor Piazzolla’s “Four Seasons of Buenos Aries.” A reception will follow in the lobby.
The program brings together Armenian and Argentinian folk and popular-inspired music written by iconic composers of these cultures. “The Trio in F sharp minor” by renowned Armenian composer Arno Babajanian combines the soulful touch of Armenian song with the exuberant energy of the Armenian dance rhythm. “The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires” is by celebrated Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla, and the piece is a cornerstone of the tango repertoire.
The event will be led by Craioveanu, who is a professor of music at Hope. Giuca-Krause performs with the Chicago Lyric Opera and Northwestern University, while Eppinga is principal cellist of the Grand Rapids Symphony and cello instructor at Hope College.
The concert is sponsored by a grant from the Patrons for the Arts at Hope College.
Audience members who need assistance to fully enjoy any event at Hope are encouraged to contact the college's Events and Conferences Office by emailing email@example.com or calling 616-395-7222 on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.