The Wind Ensemble at Hope College will perform on Friday, Nov. 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The program will feature two world premieres: “Vendettam,” by Justin Rito; and “Summertime Echoes for Soprano Saxophone and Wind Ensemble,” by Joshua Trentadue.  Trentadue’s work is the result of a commission led by Dr. Jordan VanHemert who is an assistant professor of music at Hope and will be soloing with the ensemble.  Both composers will be attending the concert.

The Concert Band is conducted by Dr. Gabe Southard, who is an associate professor at Hope, where he also conducts the Concert Band, and the Faculty and Student Collaborative Ensemble. He completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in conducting at Michigan State University, and has performed with the Madison Symphony Orchestra and the Lucca, Italy, Opera Orchestra, as well as with a number of community orchestras.

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 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 10th and 13th streets.