Articles by Logan Pitsenberger


New music for wind ensemble

The Jack H. Miller center and those who graced its lustrous concert hall experienced something entirely new on Friday, November 22. Hope College’s wind ensemble, directed by Dr. Southard, performed two never before heard pieces commissioned by the Music Department. These were “Vendetta” and “Summertime Echoes,” written by Josh Trentadue and Justin Rito, respectively. Between…


Music of Japan

On Friday, October 18 the Dimnent Chapel was filled with echoes from Music of Japan, a concert that incorporated a variety of different sounds and consisted of music almost entirely written by Japanese composers. It began in dramatic fashion. Ken Koshio, a professional player of traditional Japanese percussion called taiko, walked into the middle of…