Founded in 2008 and directed by Hope College piano professor Dr. Andrew Le (Drew), Brown Bag has rapidly become one of the most popular and innovative music events in the Holland area. Built on the premise that classical music should be accessible by all, the series presents classical art music in a setting that is completely free of pretense: performers are required to wear jeans and talk to the audience about their selections, people of all ages are encouraged to come and go as they please, and everyone is encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch and make as much or as little noise as they wish.
UPDATE (NOVEMBER 22, 2017)
The December 2017 Brown Bag has been cancelled due to departmental restructuring. Please direct any questions or concerns to Dr. Andrew Le (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please accept our apologies.
There will still be a free Brown Bag-like event on Friday, April 6, 2018, at 12 o'clock noon in the lobby of the Jack H. Miller Center for the Musical Arts on the campus of Hope College. Please stay tuned for details. For up-to-date information, please see and follow our Brown Bag Facebook page.
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