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 Fall 2018 lineup features an international lineup of award-winning musical artistry!  (Preview each concert by clicking on the right-side menu item.)

Fall, 2018 Performances

  • SEPTEMBER 12  Mirror Visions - Vocal ensemble
  • SEPTEMBER 26  Die Tanzgeiger - Austrian balladiers
  • OCTOBER 3  REBEL - Baroque music ensemble
  • OCOBER  10  Donald Sinta Quartet - Award-winning saxophone quartet
  • OCTOBER 31  Foltýn & Foltýnová - Czech oboist & pianist
  • NOVEMBER 7  The Grand Rapids Symphony
  • NOVEMBER 28  Brass Holiday with the GVSU Brass Quintet

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



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