GVL / Luke Holmes - The chamber orchestra begins their performance. The Chamber Music Concert took place in the Cook-DeWitt Center Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2016.

GVSU Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven with local high school students

Silence floods the performance hall at Caledonia High School. With only a swift motion from the conductor, the space fills with a single, resonating note to begin Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture.” As the formerly separate chamber and symphony orchestras unite, the annual Grand Valley State University "Side by Side Concert" blends the high school and collegiate musicians.

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Students attend Game of Heros: HOMERATHON 6. A Non-Stop Performance of Homer's ILIAD on Tuesday, October, 10, 2017.

GVSU president, provost speak at biennial 'Homerathon'

The biennial “Homerathon," a 24-hour event put on by the Grand Valley State University classics department, the Classics Society and Eta Sigma Phi, included the reading and performance of Homer’s "The Iliad," an extended piece of literature that stands at the fountainhead of the Greek literary tradition.

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

GVSU to welcome poet Denice Frohman for spoken-word performance

As the semester continues, an artistic event such as a poetry reading may offer students a chance to be entertained in the midst of studying for exams, as well as an opportunity to be engaged with thought-provoking ideas. To encourage this, Grand Valley State University will host a spoken-word event featuring award-winning poet Denice Frohman. 

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