Michigan musicians to perform free concert



ROSWELL, Ga. – The Hope College Symphonette from Holland, Mich., will present a free concert on Monday, March 17 in Roswell.

The Hope Symphonette is selected each year from students who perform in the college’s larger symphony orchestra. The group has been featured on the nationally televised “Hour of Power” and performed across the U.S. as well as in Europe, New Zealand and other locations across the globe.

The performance will take place at 7 p.m. at Bridge to Grace Church, 2385 Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell.

Also performing is Associate Professor Linda LeFever Dykstra, lyric soprano, who has been featured as a soloist in wide-ranging locations across the world. Dykstra’s credits include an invitation to perform for the family of noted composer Richard Strauss.

Hope College’s Symphonette is conducted by Richard Piippo who has won national cello competitions and appeared as a soloist and chamber player throughout the U.S. and Canada. His work with the Detroit Symphony has included performances in Europe and Japan as well as at Carnegie Hall.

RN 03-06-14

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