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Orchestra Concert

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Friday, April 19, 2024 7pm to 8:30pm

221 Columbia Avenue, Holland, MI 49423

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The Hope College Symphony Orchestra will perform “The Symphonic Story of Hope” on Friday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

The program includes Hope faculty members Huw Lewis, organ, and Mihai Craioveanu, violin, as guest artists. The program contains a variety of works, including Camille Saint-Saens' “Organ Symphony,” John Williams’ “Schindler’s List,” Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue,” Richard Strauss’ “Also Sprach Zarathustra,” and Sarah Adams’ “Nearer, My God, To Thee.”

The orchestra is directed by Samuel Pang, an assistant professor of music instruction and the director of orchestras at Hope College. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Pang is a conductor, violist, educator and worship music coordinator. He holds a Master of Music degree, a Bachelor of Music degree, and a Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. He is currently an off-campus Master of Arts in Theological Studies student at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The Human Attempt for Supremacy (Genesis 3)
R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra - Prelude

The Horrors of the Holocaust
J. Williams: Theme from Schindler's List

The Sins of the Slave Trade
E. Morricone: Gabriel's Oboe from The Mission

Redeeming Grace to Adam's Race (Romans 5)
M. Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium (arr. for orchestra by S. Pang)


The Pythagorean Search for the Logos
J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

The Orphic Desire for Ecstasy
P. Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana

Irresistible Grace for the Totally Depraved
S. Adams: Nearer My God to Thee

The Children of God before the Son of Man (Philippians 2)
C. Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 In C Minor, Op. 78 "Organ Symphony" - Finale


Samuel Pang, director
Mihai Craioveanu, violin
Huw Lewis, organ
Hope College Orchestra

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