Chamber Orchestra - Welcome

The Grand Valley State University Chamber Orchestra provides opportunity for outstanding members of the GVSU Symphony Orchestra to perform a variety of works written specifically for small ensembles. Membership grows out of the Symphony Orchestra.

During May of 2013 the Chamber Orchestra performed three concerts in London, UK.

Fall semester of the 2013-2014 season focuses on the music of Benjamin Britten and includes performances on campus during the Symphony Orchestra concert, during the String Leadership Day concert, and a performance in Cook-DeWitt featuring the beautiful Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with faculty artists Min Jin and Richard Britsch.


During the winter semester wind players will be added to the chamber strings for a collaboration with the University Arts Chorale on Mozart's Coronation Mass.  


Except for dress rehearsals, all rehearsals will be held during the normal 6:00 to 8:50 Mon, Wed orchestra rehearsal schedule.  


In addition, a few members of the Chamber Orchestra will have the opportunity to perform with faculty and other Grand Rapids Symphony members in two Fall Arts Concerts.


Dr. Henry E. Duitman is the conductor, but students will begin to develop the type of independent playing found in the finest chamber ensembles, such as Orpheus.  Contact Dr. Duitman if you would like more information.

Clip from the April 20, 2013 concert
Andrés Alcalde, Der Mondbach II
Artist Faculty, Pablo Mahave-Veglia, cello



Page last modified November 16, 2013