Join the Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra as we celebrate our 2019 Concerto Prize Winner, Hope Rogers ’22, in her solo debut with Frank Martin’s fiendishly virtuosic Ballade for Flute, piano and strings. This is complemented by Mozart’s Horn Concerto in Eb by Mount Holyoke College’s beloved horn faculty, Jean Jeffries. The orchestra then rounds off the Fall’s last concert, with Brahms’s third symphony, lauded by his good friend Clara Schumann, as a feast of chamber-like textures and intimacy in a symphonic context!
Hope Rogers ’22 is planning to double major in Music and Environmental Studies. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, she began playing flute and piano at a young age.
Joining the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras in seventh grade introduced Hope to large ensemble performance. As a student in CYSO, she played with the Symphony Orchestra in concerts all over Chicago and on tour in Central Europe, performed for WFMT Introductions with her woodwind quintet, and learned steel pan in Kaiso Steel Orchestra.
Her high school conductor’s investment in music by living composers sparked Hope’s interest in composition. She composed an overture for orchestra as her senior year independent study. This past summer she produced an interdisciplinary work with a choreographer for Trifecta Dance Collective. In the summer of 2019, she was also a programs intern for The People’s Music School in Chicago.
Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 8:00pm to 9:30pm