Arts at Noon
Winter 2013 Series
Wednesday, January 16 Grand Rapids Symphony
The Grand Rapids Symphony returns to Grand Valley State University to present an exciting program of orchestral repertoire. Recognized as America’s finest regional orchestra, we hope you will take this opportunity to hear a free performance by this outstanding ensemble, led by Associate Conductor and GVSU faculty member John Varineau. Please note: This concert will be held in the Louis Armstrong Theatre in the Performing Arts Center on the Allendale campus.
Wednesday, January 30 Musicology Lecture: Dr. James Deaville
In a first for Arts at Noon, award-winning musicologist Dr. James Deaville presents his lecture “Wanting the Real Thing: Liszt’s Transcriptions and the Issue of Authenticity.” Dr. Deaville is Associate Professor and Supervisor of Graduate Studies, School for Studies in Art and Culture: Music at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He has been a lecturer at the Smithsonian Institution and serves on the Advisory Board for the Grove Dictionary of American Music.
Wednesday, February 6 Grand Valley Winds
Grand Valley State University's own faculty wind quintet, Grand Valley Winds, presents music for woodwind quintet by composers Petr Eben, Robert Muczynski, and Karl Pills. Grand Valley Winds is dedicated to promoting and sharing their passion for chamber music with audiences in recitals, public school clinics, and during annual instrument days at GVSU.
Wednesday, February 27 Ensemble Caprice: “Salsa Baroque”
Highly-acclaimed Ensemble Caprice presents “Salsa Baroque.” During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the musical dialogue between the Old and the New Worlds produced extraordinary results. This fascinating blend of European polyphony and Latin American traditional music created a unique style that is exemplified by the villancicos of the Bolivian composer Juan de Araujou and the colorful guarachas of his contemporaries. Also included in the program are sonatas by Locatelli and Falconieri.
Wednesday, March 13 Perugino String Quartet
Grand Rapids’ own Perugino String Quartet presents two Classical-era works: Mozart’s Quartet in G Major, K. 387 and Beethoven’s String Quartet, Op. 59, No. 3. Named after Renaissance artist Pietro Perugino of Perugia, Italy (sister city of Grand Rapids), the Perugino String Quartet has been a part of the Arts at Noon series for over 15 years.
Wednesday, March 20 Grand Valley Baroque
Grand Valley Baroque will perform "Viva Musica Barrocca Italiana!" West Michigan's only early music group features soprano Kathryn Stieler, cellist Pablo Mahave-Veglia, harpsichordist Greg Crowell, and trumpeter Jimmy Leach. Among the works on "Long Live Italian Baroque Music!" will be Cello Sonata No. 5 by Antonio Vivaldi, Sonatas for Soprano and Trumpet by Alessandro Scarlatti, and Girolamo Frescobaldi's Toccata Decima for Harpsichord.
Wednesday, April 10 GVSU Faculty String Trio
The GVSU Faculty String Trio was formed in 2009 as a cultural and educational outreach of the Music Department and Orchestra program at Grand Valley State University. The versatile ensemble joins with three guest artists to perform Johannes Brahms’ String Sextet No. 2, Op. 36.
Except as noted on January 16, all of the Arts at Noon concerts will take place in the Cook-DeWitt Center, begin at 12:00 noon, and last approximately one hour. There is no admission charge. All are open to the college community and the general public.
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