Fine Arts

Anderson Theatre 2016-17 Season Includes Rob Gardner as King Lear

Written by Micah J Maatman The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to announce an exciting season of new works and forever friends. The 2016-17 schedule features cutting-edge contemporary theatre, student playwrights, award-winning choreography, and the return of Emeritus Professor, Robert Gardner, in the title role of King Lear! The […]

Delftware Porcelain Portrait of Gustav II Adolf on Display at Hillstrom Museum of Art

Through the first week of July, the Hillstrom Museum of Art has on view through its window a large Delftware porcelain portrait plaque depicting Swedish King Gustavus Adolphus (1594-1632), namesake of Gustavus Adolphus College. One of several portraits on campus of the King, this one was made in the famous Delft Porcelain factory (De Porcelyne […]

Symphony Welcomes Concerto/Aria Winners to Finale Concert

As the 2015-16 academic year at Gustavus Adolphus College 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 2016 Concerto/Aria Competition winners on Saturday, May 28 at 8:00 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. Conducted […]

Rudi Thompson Senior Recital Set for Saturday

As part of the 2016 Commencement Weekend at Gustavus Adolphus College, the Department of Music has scheduled a senior clarinet recital by Heather “Rudi” Thompson at 1:30 on Saturday, May 28 in Jussi Björling Rectal Hall. This recital will be accompanied by pianist Beth Winterfeldt and will be presented free to the public. Rudi Thompson […]

Skifton Junior Flute Recital Set for Sunday

Flutist Nikki Skifton, from Stewartville, Minn., will present her junior flute recital in Björling Recital Hall on Sunday, May 15 at 1:30 p.m. Ms. Skifton will be accompanied by pianist Ben Marti and assisted by flutist Erin Grev. Originally scheduled for 3:30, this recital has been moved to 1:30 p.m. to accommodate the Brassworks! concert. […]

Another Weekend of Music in Bjorling & Christ Chapel

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College is happy to present the final weekend of major concerts in the 2016 school year. The weekend schedule includes concerts by the Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra, and the annual Brassworks! concert in Jussi Björling Recital Hall and three handbell choirs in Christ Chapel. Admission to these four concerts […]

Wind Orchestras Wind Up Season Saturday

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra and the Vasa Wind Orchestra from the Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College will present their spring concert in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on Saturday, May 14 at 1:30 p.m. Under the direction of Conductors Karrin Meffert-Nelson (VWO) and James Patrick Miller (GWO) the ensembles will bring three student guest […]

Hillstrom Museum of Art Presents Senior Exhibition

Epoch: Senior Art Majors Exhibition 2016 will be on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art, Gustavus Adolphus College, from Honors Day, May 7, through Commencement, May 29, 2016. This exhibition is a culminating event in the curriculum of the graduating senior studio art majors and is a required component of their studies.  It demonstrates […]

Gustavus Dance Company Presents Next Best Steps

Press Release written by Callie Fischer ’17 The faculty of the Gustavus Dance Program and students of the Gustavus Dance Company are proud to present the 2016 spring dance concert, Next Best Steps, a compelling show featuring the work of faculty, guest artist and selected student choreographers. Performances are set for May 13 – 14 […]

Sunday Music Includes Woodwinds & Senior Recitals

Another busy weekend on the Gustavus campus includes spring concerts and recitals on Sunday, May 8. The afternoon opens with a senior recital at 1:30 p.m. by pianist Shannon Graham, followed by the Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Concert at 3:30 p.m., and a 7:30 p.m. recital by soprano Chelsea Rojas. These three performances are presented at […]