Archive for 2006
A busy schedule of recitals and concerts completes the Department of Music's fall semester at Gustavus Adolphus College. Beginning at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 9, performances will be presented in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall and Christ Chapel throughout the weekend. These solo recitals and ensemble performances are free and open to the public.
Michael Johnson, the singer, song-writer, storyteller, and guitarist who has performed to sold-out audiences at Gustavus Adolphus College annually for over thirty-five years, returns to Björling Recital Hall once again. The holiday season tradition continues on Friday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m. and is one of only two performances Michael will present in Minnesota this season.
The Gustavus Jazz Ensembles will present their combined fall concert on Saturday, November 11, beginning at 7:30 p.m. This performance in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall, directed by Steve Wright, will include performances by the Adolphus Jazz Ensemble and the Gustavus Jazz Lab Band performing a variety of works from Sammy Nestico, Frank Mantooth, Thelonius Monk, Thad Jones and others. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Gustavus and Vasa Wind Orchestras, from Gustavus Adolphus College, will join to present their fall concert in Christ Chapel, Friday, November 10, beginning at 7:30 p.m. This performance, directed by Douglas Nimmo, includes a work dedicated to the work of long-time conductor Myron Falck who passed away earlier this year.
Two Gustavus woodwind ensembles, the Gustavus Flute Choir and the Gustavus Woodwind Choir, will present their combined fall concert Sunday, November 12, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall on the Gustavus campus. This concert, conducted by professor of music Ann Pesavento, if free and open to the public.
Two student recitals are scheduled for Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus Sunday, November 12. North Mankato's Luke Royer, a 2003 Mankato West graduate, will present his senior voice recital at 1:30 p.m. Later, at 7:30 p.m., Joel Beachey and Mark LaVoie join efforts for a junior piano recital. Both recitals are free and open to the public with receptions following the performances.
An Experiment With An Air Pump, Shelagh Stevenson's play written as the world prepared to enter the 21st century, opens the 75th anniversary season of theatre at Gustavus, November 9 - 12, in Anderson Theatre. Directed by Rob Gardner, An Experiment With An Air Pump confronts essential, moral questions in the development of understanding of the human race in situations which, although similar, are separated by 200 years.
The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to announce the fall concert of the Gustavus Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras, Sunday, November 5. The two ensembles, under the direction of Warren Friesen, will present this concert in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall beginning at 1:30 p.m.
One of the Midwest's most sought-after a capella vocal groups, Tonic Sol-fa, appears in concert at Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus in St. Peter on Saturday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. This performance is part of the Gustavus Artist Series. Tickets are available by calling the Gustavus Ticket Center at 507-933-7590. Tickets not reserved before Saturday will be on sale in the recital hall lobby one hour prior to showtime.
The trio of Nina Tso-Ning Fan, violin, David Carter, 'cello and Esther Wang, piano, will present a recital of the music of Beethoven, Faure and Tchaikovsky in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus, Sunday, October 29, beginning at 1:30 p.m. This performance is free and open to the public.