Arts at Noon brings nationally and internationally-known musicians to Grand Valley State University for hour-long performances at noon on 14 Wednesdays each year.  All performances are held in Cook-DeWitt Center on the Allendale campus (see map) and are free for students, faculty, and the general public.

The Winter 2018 lineup includes a string quartet, a well-known new music ensemble, an internationally-known early music ensemble, an Indian classical dancer, a Jazz Duo, and the GVSU Faculty Woodwind Quintet and String Trio!

2017-18 Performances

  • NOVEMBER 29 - Nick Photinos - new music
  • DECEMBER 6 - GVSU Brass Quintet Holiday Concert

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  • JANUARY 24 - Perugino Quartet
  • FEBRUARY 14 - NOW Ensemble - new music
  • MARCH 14 - Ensemble Caprice - early music
  • MARCH 21 - Sanjukta Banerjee
  • MARCH 28 - Bertoncini and Knific Jazz Duo
  • APRIL 4 - Grand Valley Winds
  • APRIL 18 - GVSU String Trio

Winter 2018 Flyer

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Note to Students

We are delighted to make this wide variety of outstanding performances available so that you can have a 50 minute musical respite in the middle of a hectic day of classes.  We simply ask that you abide by the following concert good manners so that other audience members and the performers are not disturbed:

  1. Arrive on time.  Latecomers will be seated between numbers or after a movement.  However, when you have to search for a seat in the middle of an aisle during the concert, it is always a distraction.
  2. Leave on time.  And that time is 12:50!  We take great pains to make sure that performances are finished by 12:50 so that you have the standard 10 minutes between classes.  Just as you do not leave your classes before the professor dismisses you, do not leave the performance before 12:50.
  3. Look at only one "device" during the concert...your concert program.  All electronic devices must be out of sight and silenced.

Parking Information

  • On the day of a performance, GVSU visitors may park in LOT H between 11 am and 2 pm without getting a ticket.  See the map.
  • Those who have difficulty walking from LOT H to Cook-Dewitt Center may park in the west end of LOT H and take a shuttle to Cook-DeWitt.  If you desire to use this shuttle service, please arrive no later than 11:45.  See the parking map for location of the shuttle pickup.

Parking Map

small parking map



Page last modified November 20, 2017