Fine Arts

The Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling '89 and wife Jennifer, Tony Cenicola, photographer 

Where Nice Evenings Are Recalled by Kurt Elling ’89

(Written by Joanne Kaufman, The New York Times) The note-bending, soul-patch-sporting, Grammy-winning jazz singer Kurt Elling ’89 lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their daughter, Luiza, in a two-bedroom rental on the Upper West Side. The window in the eat-in kitchen offers a view of glorious sunsets (much photographed by the family); there are gracious […]

Birger Sandzén (Swedish-American, 1871-1954), Mountain Stream, Eldora, Colorado, 1941, oil on board, 25 x 30 inches 

Hillstrom Museum of Art Features Summer Viewing of Two Sanzén Landscapes

The Hillstrom Museum of Art has on view through its front window two oil paintings from its permanent collection.  These are by famed Swedish-American artist Birger Sandzén (1871-1954), who came to America from his native Sweden in 1894, settling in Lindsborg, Kansas, where he spent his career associated with Bethany College. In 1901, the artist […]

 

Symphony Finale Features Aria/Concerto Winners

As the 2014-15 academic year at Gustavus comes to a close, the Department of Music has one final public performance on the calendar. The Season Finale with the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra will include performances by the 2015 Concerto/Aria Competition winners and a student conductor on Saturday, May 30 at 8:00 p.m. Conducted by Dr. Ruth […]

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Senior Art Majors Exhibition Opens May 2 in Hillstrom Museum

Free Art Tasting (And False Advertising): Senior Art Majors Exhibition 2015 will continue to be on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art, Gustavus Adolphus College, through Commencement, May 31, 2015.  The museum is open weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Expanded hours will be in effect for Commencement […]

 

Coming Weekend Concludes Gustavus Recital Season

One more busy weekend of recitals and concerts concludes the end-of-the year performances in music at Gustavus. These events will be presented in Björling Recital Hall May 15 – 17 and will include the annual G Sharp, Vasa Wind Orchestra and Brassworks! spring concerts along with junior and senior recitals in flute, clarinet, guitar, saxophone […]

Hannah Enright '15 (Photography by Annie Galloway '15) 

Ruhl’s In the Next Room Opens in Anderson Thursday

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus presents its final main stage performance of the year, Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room, May 14-16 at 8:00 p.m. and May 17 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets for the Anderson Theatre production are available online at gustavustickets.com. In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play has been […]

The Choir of Christ Chapel, Brandon Dean, conductor 

Chapel Choir to Present “The Heart is the Compass” Tuesday

To conclude its 2015 Spring Concert Tour, the Choir of Christ Chapel, under the direction of Dr. Brandon Dean and accompanied by pianist Michael Asmus ’13, will present its Home Concert on Tuesday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The concert, “The Heart is the Compass,” is the final of 6 performances on […]

 

Chad Winterfeldt Awarded Swenson-Bunn Teaching Award

Chad Winterfeldt, Cantor of Christ Chapel and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College, received the 2015 Swenson-Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence at the College’s Honors Day convocation on Saturday, May 2. The award, which is nominated and selected by students, has been presented annually since 1990. Winterfeldt has served as an […]

 

Weekend of Recitals & Concerts Fills Bjorling Calendar

Another busy weekend of student recitals is scheduled for the Björling Recital Hall stage on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus. Beginning Friday, May 8, a series of six student recitals featuring end-of-the-year performances for eight students headlines the weekend. In addition to the recitals, a flute showcase and the spring concert of the woodwind chamber […]

The Lucia Singers, Brandon Dean, conductor 

Lucia & Philharmonic Team for Spring Concert

The Lucia Singers and the Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra will combine efforts to present their 2015 spring concerts in one event in Christ Chapel on Sunday, May 3. This joint performance under the direction of Brandon Dean and Justin Knoepfel will begin at 3:30 and will feature a performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria with vocal soloists […]