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Christopher Hutton

Guest cello recital to highlight the influence of Bach

While composer Johann Sebastian Bach may be known for his grand orchestral movements, sometimes overlooked are his cello compositions. These pieces of music, made for the solo cello player, are what inspired cellist Christopher Hutton to bring the pieces and their lasting influence to the stage.  Coming to Grand Valley State University Friday, Nov. 3, Hutton will be performing his set at the Haas Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m.

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'Drop-In Studio' lets GVSU students replicate Islamic art

Celebrating Islamic art, geometric designs and hands-on experience, the Grand Valley State University Haas Center for Performing Arts will be hosting a "Drop-In Studio" in the Art Gallery.  At the event, there will be Islamic art, tea and a welcoming environment. The drop-in sessions, happening at different times from Tuesday, Oct. 24, through Friday, Oct. 26, are free and open to the public. 

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GVL/Mackenzie Bush - Kelsey Fraser performs at Oppression Out Loud Poetry Slam, presented by Eyes Wide Open, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 in Area 51.

GVSU student slam poets to host open mic to draw new members

While professional slam poetry can be intense, engaging and competitive, the start for many poets begins at an open mic. Grand Valley State University slam poets Rachel Jenkin, Annie Livingston, Jenna Sobaski and Michelle Roldan hope to inspire creativity at the “Roots of the Future Open Mic” Wednesday, Oct. 25.  

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Arts briefs 10/23/17

The Grand Valley State University Arts Chorale and Cantate Chamber Ensemble will perform in a concert Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Cook-DeWitt Center at 7:30 p.m.

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GVSU to host annual contemporary piano festival

The 20th/21st-Century Piano Festival will bring a range of piano students to Grand Valley State University’s Sherman Van Solkema Recital Hall Saturday, Oct. 28. There will be recitals throughout the day, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing into the afternoon, with performances by professors, college students and young performers alike. 

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Arts briefs 10/16/17

Taking inspiration from Mexican artist Elina Chauvet, the Grand Valley State University department of modern languages and literatures, in conjunction with other GVSU departments and community organizations, will be hosting the installation for the Red Shoes Project Saturday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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