Fine Arts

Gustavus Announces First Concerto/Aria Competition for High School Musicians

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to announce the first Concerto/Aria Competition for high school musicians. The competition is open to instrumentalists and vocalists in high school (9-12) who are currently taking lessons. The winner of the competition will receive a Music Scholarship at Gustavus and will perform with the Gustavus […]

Turtle Island Quartet to Blend Classical & Jazz at Gustavus Concert

Recognized around the world for its unique blend of classical string quartet literature with jazz improvisation and rhythms, the Turtle Island Quartet will bring its “Birth of the Cool” concert to Jussi Björling Recital Hall, Friday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Gustavus Artist Series 2016 concert series. Tickets for the concert […]

Choir of Christ Chapel Invited to Lead Guild of Organists Fall Vespers

The Twin Cities American Guild of Organists ( is pleased to present EVENING VESPERS on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. showcasing the Composition Competition-winning solo organ piece Elegy, by Brenda Portman.  Chad Winterfeldt, Cantor of Christ Chapel at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, will lead the service on the three-manual, 31-rank, […]

Hillstrom Museum of Art Opens Fall Exhibition of Animal & Sporting Paintings

The Hillstrom Museum of Art at Gustavus Adolphus College presents Animal and Sporting Paintings in the Penkhus Collection: The Very English Ambience of It All, on view September 12 through November 6, 2016, with an opening reception Monday, September 12, 7 to 9 p.m., and a reception during the annual Nobel Conference of Gustavus Adolphus […]

It’s August in Minnesota: It’s Fringe Festival

For most Minnesotans, summer means family vacation, time at the lake or in the Boundary Waters, a slower pace, and some time to themselves. For others, as July rolls into August, it means Minnesota’s Fringe Festival and their lives go from wild to crazy. Playwrights, directors, choreographers, dancers, actors and theatre enthusiasts from around the […]

Hillstrom Museum of Art Announces New Season

Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 schedule of exhibitions in the Hillstrom Museum of Art on the Gustavus campus. The Museum’s season includes works from the Hillstrom collection and traveling exhibitions from major collections in the US, and it concludes with the annual Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition in May. The Hillstrom […]

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 […]