Arts at Noon Series begins new season

Tomas Esparza
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The GVSU Arts at Noon Series will bring seven eclectic performances to the Allendale Campus during the winter/spring semester. Admission is free to each concert, which begins at noon in the Cook-DeWitt Center.

The season opener, Wednesday, January 20, brings one of our region's premier harmonica blues player and his own Grand Rapids-based band, Tomas Esparza & The Blues Experience. Esparza has succeeded at the rare task of creating something original, using the building blocks of the traditional harmonica greats of the 1950s, as well as incorporating the music he heard as a child in his native Mexico.

The Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra will make its yearly Grand Valley visit to perform on Wednesday, January 27. Truly one of West Michigan's cultural landmarks, the GRSO is now in its 10th year under the inspired leadership of Maestro David Lockington.

For more information, and the complete series schedule, call the Department of Music at 331-3678, or visit www.gvsu.edu/music.