GVL / Luke Holmes - Jack Sligh held his recital in the Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

GVSU student composers to give concert of original music

At Grand Valley State University, many music majors perform recitals with their instrument for their senior project. While these recitals give music students an opportunity to share their talent, a number of students compose their own pieces and have few chances to share them with others. Recognizing this, GVSU senior Josh Doane organized the GVSU Composer Concert, which is scheduled for Friday, March 16, from 9 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. in the Haas Center for Performing Arts. 


Arts briefs 2/26/18

For those interested in perfecting their Shakespeare monologues, Katherine Mayberry, Grand Valley State University professor and director of the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, will be leading a Shakespeare workshop, scheduled for Friday, March 16, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 1721of the Haas Center for Performing Arts.  


Arts briefs 2/19/18

Levi Rickert, editor and publisher for “Native News Online,” captured a series of photographs of the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in the Standing Rock reservation.  His photos, amounting to 1,500, covered the movement of the protests from Standing Rock to Washington, D.C., to Lansing. They are currently on display in the Exhibition Space of the Mary Idema Pew Library.


Arts briefs 2/5/18

Elton John will be coming to the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on Monday, Oct. 15, during his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour. This will be the last tour of his musical career, so if you’ve ever wanted to see him perform live, this is the time.  


Arts briefs 1/29/18

Judy Collins, award-winning singer and songwriter, will be coming to St. Cecilia Music Center in Grand Rapids on Thursday, Feb. 1.  Tickets are on sale for $45 and $55 and can be purchased by calling the St. Cecilia Music Center at 616-459-2224 or online at www.scmc-online.org.

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Guest pianist to perform at GVSU

Kicking off the first guest artist recital at Grand Valley State University in the new year, pianist Mika Sasaki will be performing Friday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sherman Van Solkema Recital Hall in the Haas Center for Performing Arts.