Archive for Fine Arts Office
Sweden's renowned young guitarist Mattias Jacobsson presents a special guest recital at Jussi Björling Recital Hall on the Gustavus campus Saturday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at the door for $10.
William Street, saxophone and Roger Admiral, piano present a guest artist recital in Bjorling Recital Hall.
Building on its mission to work toward social justice through performance, the Department of Theatre/Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College announces the 2009-2010 Anderson Theatre season. The season opens with three one-act plays -- Far Away and Seven Jewish Children by Caryl Churchill and Seven Palestinian Children by Deb Margolin and continues with New Horizons, a dance concert featuring works choreographed by students in the department. December brings a physical theatre project directed by Henry MacCarthy to the stage. The spring semester opens in February with the musical Urinetown with book and lyrics by Greg Kotis and music by Mark Hollman, followed by Mary Zimmerman's The Arabian Nights in April and Time to Soar: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert, with faculty, guest and student choreographers in May.
This year's Minnesota Fringe Festival will feature the work of hundreds of Gustavus Theatre & Dance students, alumni and faculty. This year is no exception with a special story focusing on the challenges of adoption in Keiko Kasza's "A Mother for Choco (& other Mother Stories)," a Kid's Fringe piece developed by Amy Seham and Anne Sawyer-Aitch, in collaboration with a cast of student performers.
The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra and the Gustavus Choir combine forces Saturday, May 30, to present the concert season's finale performance at 8:00 p.m. in Christ Chapel. Concerto/Aria Competition winners Azra Halilovic, piano and Tom Oelfke, trombone are among the featured performers as the the symphony and choir drop the final curtain of the fine arts season on the Gustavus campus.
From voice to violin, flute to bass trombone and piano to percussion, the weekend of May 15 - 17 and the Department of Music at Gustavus will provide the community with a lot of everything. Eight junior and senior recitals will feature the work of ten Gustavus student musicians. It's a great weekend of music in Jussi Björling Recital Hall and it's all free.
Following an opening weekend which featured a sold-out opening night, The Impresario from Smyrna, Anderson Theatre's season finale, presents its final two performances May 8 and 9. The Impresario lived up to its billing as a laugh-out-loud comedy set in 18th Century Venice. From the script adapted by Director Henry MacCarthy, to the acting, the costumes, make-up and set, The Impresario from Smyrna is a "prima" extravaganza that delights the audience from the opening insult to the final twist of the knife.
Four senior recitals will be featured on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus this weekend as the spring semester music schedule is in full swing. Recitals on Saturday, May 9, include Sara Hallberg, organ in Christ Chapel at 1:30 p.m., Heidi Larson, soprano and piano at 3:30 p.m., and David Lick, tenor at 7:30 p.m. in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. Sunday, May 10, includes a percussion recital by Andrew Haaheim at 7:30 p.m.
Student music ensembles from the Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College fill the the weekend of May 8-10 as the semester nears completion. Friday, May 8 features the Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasa Wind Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. The Lucia Singers are set for Sunday, May 10 at 1:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel and Brassworks! follows in Björling Recital Hall at 3:30 p.m. All performances are free and open to the public.
Sisters and Gustavus seniors Marissa and Moriah Brown will present their senior recitals jointly on Friday, May 1, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Bjorling Recital Hall accompanied by pianist Beth Winterfeldt.