College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Arts at noon

Date: October 17, 2012
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Cook DeWitt Auditorium

The 35th season of Grand Valley State University's annual Arts at Noon series begins this Wednesday at noon in the Cook-DeWitt Center Auditorium with a performance by the West Michigan jazz quartet “Mind’s Eye.”

There are seven concerts this fall ranging from the chamber music group “Typical Music” to Beethoven’s “Kruetzer” Violin Sonata. All of the concerts are free and open to the public. A complete schedule of performances is listed below or you can check the Department of Music website: http://gvsu.edu/music/arts-at-noon-197.htm

Wednesday, October 17 Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” Sonata

GVSU Violin Professor Gregory Maytan is joined by guest artist Mei-Hsuan Huang, from Iowa State University, to perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 9, Op. 47, “Kreutzer.” Dedicated to the famous violin virtuoso, Rodolphe Kreutzer, this challenging work was premiered in 1803.


Wednesday, October 24 Cello Fest!

Led by GVSU Cello Professor Pablo Mahave-Veglia, Cello Fest! is an annual event that brings to campus some of the leading cello performers and teachers in the country. This year will feature performances by cellists Leah Hagel from the Music Institute of Lexington, Kentucky; Carl Donakowski from James Madison University; and internationally recognized soloist Ian Maksin.


Wednesday, November 14 Pianist Joel Fan

Pianist Joel Fan is one of the most dynamic and accomplished musicians performing before the public today. He is consistently acclaimed for his recitals, recordings, and appearances with orchestras throughout the world. His concerts attract a wide range of audiences, as he has eagerly embraced traditional piano literature as well as an eclectic range of repertoire, including new music commissioned especially for him, world music, and his own transcriptions. Mr. Fan's engaging personality, technical assurance, lyricism, and sheer musicality win over audiences wherever he performs. As a recording artist, Mr. Fan scored two consecutive Billboard Top 10 Debuts with his solo CDs, World Keys and West of the Sun.


Wednesday, November 28 Holiday Music for Brass Quintet

Back by popular demand, the GVSU Brass Quintet presents another concert of “Holiday Music for Brass Quintet.” The sound of brass instruments playing carols is a hallmark of the holiday season and GVSU faculty members Richard Stoelzel and Kevin Good, trumpet; Richard Britsch, horn; Mark Williams, trombone; and Paul Carlson, tuba, will bring out the joy of the season.