GV Piano Chamber Series

BrahmsFest

We are excited to present BrahmsFest in our inaugural year of the GV Piano Chamber Series! 

ALL of Brahms’ chamber music work written for piano and other instruments will be presented through six programs this year - both at GVSU’s Haas Center for Performing Arts and several off-campus locations. Check out the schedule below and choose which performances you’d like to attend. Concerts are free and open to the public, so spread the word!

To receive updates and reminders about upcoming concerts in the series, please fill out our Piano Chamber Series Mailing Form.

We are looking forward to sharing these musical afternoons/evenings with you!

Dr. Sookkyung Cho
Curator, GV Piano Chamber Series
choso@gvsu.edu

If you are interested in supporting this Series, please contact Andrew Bixel in Grand Valley’s University Development Office at 616-331-5619 or bixela@gvsu.edu.

All events that take place on Grand Valley State University's campus will adhere to the following COVID-19 protocols:

  • All performers and audience members will be masked, unless a performer must unmask to play their instrument.
  • All audience members must complete their daily self-assessment and show their green heart upon arrival to the venue. Visitors should fill out this self-assessment: https://www.gvsu.edu/hro/selfassessment-visitor-edit.htm
  • We are recording contact information for all attendees, for contact tracing purposes. Students should be prepared to show their Laker Link Event Pass.
  • We are at reduced capacity, so that distancing can occur between households.

 

All events that take place off-campus will adhere to each location's COVID-19 protocols.

Program 1

Monday, 9/20, Haas Center for Performing Arts, GVSU, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, 9/27, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 7 p.m.

Piano Trio No. 3 in c, op. 101; Viola Sonata No. 1 in f, op. 120, no. 1; Scherzo from F-A-E Sonata, WoO 2; Clarinet Trio in a, op. 114
Sookkyung Cho, piano, Haijin Choi, violin, Paul Swantek, viola, Andrew Laven, cello, Gary June, clarinet

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Haas Center for Performing Arts (GVSU)


Program 2

Monday, 11/1, Mayflower Congregational Church, 7:00 p.m.
Monday, 11/8, Haas Center for Performing Arts, GVSU, 7:30 p.m.

Violin Sonata No. 2 in A, op. 100; Viola Sonata No. 2 in E-flat, op. 120, no. 2; Piano Quartet No.3 in c, op 60
Sookkyung Cho, piano, Letitia Jap, violin, Paul Swantek, viola, Pablo Mahave-Veglia, cello

Mayflower Congregational Church


Program 3

Sunday, 11/21, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 3:00 p.m.
Monday, 11/22, Haas Center for Performing Arts, GVSU, 7:30 p.m.

Violin Sonata No. 3 in d, op. 108; Cello Sonata No. 1 in e, op. 38; Horn Trio in E-flat, op. 40
Sookkyung Cho, piano, Marie-Ève Poupart, violin, Pablo Mahave-Veglia, cello, Richard Britsch, horn

St. Mark's Episcopal Church


Program 4

Sunday, 2/6, Alger Park Church, 3:00 p.m. 
Monday, 2/7, Haas Center for Performing Arts, GVSU, 7:30 p.m.

Piano Trio No. 1 in B, op. 8; Piano Quartet No. 2 in A, op. 26
Sookkyung Cho, piano, Letitia Jap, violin, Pablo Mahave-Veglia, cello, Barbara Corbató, viola

Alger Park Church


Program 5

*Sunday, 3/6, First Reformed Church, Holland, 3:00 p.m. (part of/sponsored by Free@3 Series)
Sunday, 3/20, Central Reformed Church, 3:00 p.m.
Monday, 3/21, Haas Center for Performing Arts, GVSU, 7:30 p.m.

Violin Sonata No.1 in G, op. 78; Cello Sonata No. 2 in F, op. 99; Piano Trio No. 2 in C, op. 87
Sookkyung Cho, piano, Grace Kim, violin, Alicia Eppinga, cello

First Reformed Church

Central Reformed Church


Program 6

*Saturday, 4/9, Haas Center for Performing Arts, GVSU, 7:30pm
Saturday, 4/16, The Block, Muskegon, 7:30 p.m. 
*Sunday, 5/1, First Reformed Church, Holland, 3:00 p.m. (part of/sponsored by Free@3 Series)
Monday, 5/2, Park Church, 7:00 p.m.

Piano Quartet No. 1 in g, op. 25; Piano Quintet in f, op. 34
Sookkyung Cho, piano, Letitia Jap and Megan Crawford, violin, Paul Swantek, viola, Pablo Mahave-Veglia, cello

* denotes locations outside of Grand Rapids and Allendale

The Block

First Reformed Church

Park Church


Programs and performers subject to change without prior notice.