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Orchestra Concert

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Thursday, November 4, 2021 7:30pm to 9pm

221 Columbia Avenue, Holland, MI 49423

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The Hope College Orchestra will perform on Thursday, Nov. 4, 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.

Titled “Master and Apprentice,” the concert will highlight the teacher-student relationship and compositional styles of Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven. The orchestra will perform Haydn's Symphony No. 94 in G Major, “Surprise,” and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C Major, op. 21.

The Hope College Orchestra performs under the leadership of Christopher Fashun, director of orchestras and the music director of the Brazilian Music Ensemble, as well as teaching applied percussion and instrumental music education.

Fashun was a 2018 recipient of a U.S. Postdoctoral Fulbright Award in All Disciplines and lived and researched Afro-Brazilian music in Salvador da Bahia in 2019. His project focused on the dissemination of Afro-Brazilian music and culture in the city of Salvador da Bahia.

In addition to his activities at Hope College, Fashun is an active guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator and percussionist. He has served on the music faculties at St. Ambrose University and Goshen College, and has directed orchestras, wind bands, jazz ensembles, percussion ensembles and drum lines at the secondary level.

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. Updates related to events are posted when available in the individual listings at

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 work space.

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

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