Gustavus Department of Music Presents a Day of Music

Posted on November 8th, 2005 by

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.

The afternoon opens at 1:30 p.m. with the Gustavus Flute Choir, Woodwind Quintet and the Woodwind Choir under the direction of Michele Gillman and Scott Kallestad. The Flute Choir opens with works by Mozart and Samuel Adler, along with Erik Satie’s Sports and Divertissements, arranged by Michele Gillman. The Woodwind Quintet follows with two works by Henry Purcell and Aaron Copland. The recital ends with the Woodwind Choir and performances by J.S. Bach, Josef Haydn and Dmitri Kabalevsky.

At 4:30 p.m., the Minneapolis-based Encore Wind Ensemble and Conductor Jerry Luckhardt take the stage for a special guest appearance in Bjorling Recital Hall. The ensemble, including five former members of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, will present a program of compositions written or arranged for concert band. The program includes Britten’s Courtly Dances, Op. 53 and Gustav Holst’s First Suite in Eb major, Op. 28a, as well as works by Gordon Jacob, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Zo Elliot under the direction of the ensemble’s founding conductor, Dr. Charles B. Olson.

This Sunday of music concludes with a student violin recital by senior Emily Wang at 7:30 p.m. in Bjorling Recital Hall, accompanied by pianist Emily Najjar. Wang, a 2002 graduate of Mankato/Loyola High School and the daughter of Midas and Serena Wang of Mankato. She is a double major in music and elementary education and has selected a recital program which includes Handel’s Sonata III in F major, Hong’s Spring Breezes and Concerto No. 3 in G, composed by W. A. Mozart and arranged by Sam Franko.

These three events are free and open to the public. All three events will be presented in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall.


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