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Classics III: Poetry & Passion

May 1, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7:30pm 

Concert Hall at the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, Hope College

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Suk: Scherzo fantastique, Op.25

Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer

Brahms: Symphony No.4 in E minor, Op.96

David Grogan, baritone

David Grogan has performed extensively throughout the southwest, getting positive reviews from critics. The Dallas Morning News hailed Mr. Grogan as the “perfect Christus” after a performance of the St. Matthew Passion with the Dallas Bach Society. The Albuquerque Tribune, in reference to a performance of Messiah with the New Mexico Symphony, said, “David Grogan had all the range and power required of the part, sounding like the voice of doom in ‘The people that walked in darkness’ and the light of revelation in ‘The trumpet shall sound.’” A recent performance of Elijah had critics praising his ability to “move easily from stentorian declamation to lyrical aria.” Another critic said that he, “….brought an impressive vocal power to the lead role of Elijah, and his rich emotive gift set the level for the other chief performers.” He has performed as a soloist with Dallas area arts groups such as the Dallas Bach Society, Texas Baroque Ensemble, Orpheus Chamber Singers, Mesquite Civic Chorus, the Dallas-based Allegro Artists, and several Texas universities. Recent performances include Elijah with the New Mexico Symphony, Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Arlington Master Chorale, and the Beethoven Missa Solemnis with the Plano Civic Chorus. Earlier this fall, Grogan sang the baritone solos in the Brahms Requiem under Helmuth Rilling at Bass Hall in Fort Worth. Houston appearances have included performances with the Houston Chamber Choir, and Grace Songs, Inc. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Learn more about the music…

We will be hosting not only the Classical Chat series at Freedom Village, but also Pre-Concert Talks!  Details below:

Classical Chats at Freedom Village:  These informative and fun talks are led by Johannes Müller-Stosch and take place at 3:00pm on the Thursday before each Classics concert.  (Freedom Village, 6th Floor Auditorium, 145 Columbia Ave.)

Pre-Concert Talks: These talks, led by Johannes Müller-Stosch and Amanda Dykhouse, take place on the evenings of Classics I, II & III in the Jack H. Miller Center concert hall from 6:30-7:00pm.

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Parking Map at the Miller Center

Holland Symphony Orchestra will reserve and monitor Lot 40 for handicapped parking.  The faculty parking lots are available for parking after 5pm.





May 1, 2021
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts at Hope College
221 Columbia Ave.
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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