Archive for 2005

Michael Johnson Continues 35 Year Tradition at Gustavus

Michael Johnson, the singer, song-writer, storyteller, and guitarist who has performed to sold-out audiences at Gustavus Adolphus College for over thirty-five years, returns to Björling Recital Hall once again. The holiday season tradition continues on Friday, December 9 at 8:00 p.m.

Gustavus Adolphus College Presents Brassworks in Concert

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College will present its annual Brassworks concert on Sunday, December 11, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Bjorling Recital Hall. Under the direction of Professors Scott Moore and Matt Wilson, the Gustavus Trombone Choir, Horn Choir, Christ Chapel Brass, Horn Quintet and Brass Choir will take part in the season ending performance.

Pianists Sowden and Stauffer to Present Piano Recital

Gustavus Adolphus College pianists Phil Sowden and Beth Stauffer will present their junior recital on Sunday, December 11 in Bjorling Recital Hall on the Gustavus campus. This event, open to the public at no charge, begins at 3:30 p.m.

Gustavus Department of Music Presents a Weekend of Recitals

The Gustavus Adolphus College presents a weekend of student recitals as the end of the semester draws near. Four separate recitals are scheduled for Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20 in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall on the Gustavus campus. The programs include performances by Ana Sietsema, Glade Sietsema, Briana Monson, Dorea Ruggles, Erika Galazen, Charlote Seibel and Seyward Mattson.

Gustavus Premieres Beautiful Savior Commission

On Friday, November 18, the Gustavus Wind Orchestra from Gustavus Adolphus College will premiere a newly written work, commissioned by the College and based on the hymn tune, Beautiful Savior. The new work, Light of My Soul, was written by David Gillingham and commissioned for the ensembles' 2006 Eastern European Concert Tour. Friday's concert in Christ Chapel begins at 7:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Gustavus Department of Music Presents a Day of Music

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College presents a day of music, Sunday, November 13, as guest artists, student recitalists and ensembles fill Bjorling Recital Hall with music. Performances are scheduled for 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. All performances are free and open to the public.

Gustavus Orchestra Set for Friday’s Concert in Christ Chapel

The Gustavus Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras will present their fall concert in a joint performance on Friday, November 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus. Conductor Warren Friesen leads the two student ensembles in this concert which is free and open to the public.

Gustavus Dumke and Michelson to Present Student Voice Recital

Senior soprano Kirsten Dumke and junior tenor Travis Michelson will present a combined voice recital on Saturday, November 5, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus. The recital is free and open to the public.

A Pair of Duo Piano Recitals Set for Weekend at Gustavus

Two duo piano recitals will be presented in Bjorling Recital Hall on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus this weekend. Husband and wife pianists Du Huang and Xiao Hu open the weekend on Friday, September 30 and Paul and Helen Baumgartner follow with a performance on Saturday, October 1. Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

New Play at Gustavus Commissioned to Explore Einstein and Time

Award-winning playwright Janet Allard's newest play, Clockworks: Einstein Time, commissioned by Gustavus Adolphus College, premieres in Anderson Theatre on the Gustavus campus, Tuesday, September 27, as part of the 2005 Nobel Conference, The Legacy of Einstein. Other performances are scheduled September 29 through October 2.