The Hope College Wind Ensemble and Faculty and Student Collaborative Ensemble will perform in combination on Monday, April 8, 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.

Preceding the concert, at 7 p.m., Gabe Southard, who directs both ensembles, will give a talk featuring background on the program.

The combined ensembles will perform a trilogy of works by Joseph Schwantner including “From a Dark Millennium,” “In Evening’s Stillness” and “The Mountain Rising Nowhere.” The group will also perform “Festive Overture,” by Dmitri Schostakovich, and “When Jesus Wept,” by William Shuman.

Southard 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 a number of community orchestras.

The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.