The Hope College Wind Ensemble will perform in concert on Friday, Nov. 12, 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.
The event was originally to have been presented as the Wind Ensemble’s annual Halloween Concert on Oct. 30, with the pieces selected and ensemble attired to reflect the holiday thematically, but was postponed. Although the musicians will not be in costume, the program will be the same: Hector Berlioz’s “March to the Scaffold”; Alex Turley’s “City of Ghosts”; “Dancing with the Devil,” by Dana Wilson; “Come Sweet Death,” by J.S. Bach; Kevin Houben’s “Arcana”; and “Music of Amber,” by Joseph Schwantner.
The Wind Ensemble is directed by Gabe Southard. 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. As a flute player, he maintains an active performing schedule by playing the principal flute in the Holland Symphony Orchestra and giving solo and chamber recitals. Southard is currently engaged in recording a CD of works by Dana Wilson. In 2020 he was named a Pearl Flute Artist by Pearl Musical Instrument Company.
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Due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, Hope is currently requiring that masks be worn by all individuals while indoors on campus unless in their living space or alone in their workspace.
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.