Archive for March, 2006

Gustavus Presents Home Concerts of Symphony and Jazz

The Department of Music presents the Home Concerts for the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra and the Gustavus Jazz Lab Band as the ensembles return from their annual spring break concert tours. The Symphony, under the direction of Warren Friesen, open the weekend with a 7:30 p.m. concert on Friday, April 7. The Jazz ensemble and director Steve Wright will follow with their home concert and guest trombonist Dave Graf on Saturday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall.

Kroumata Percussion Ensemble at Gustavus

On April 2 & 3, the internationally acclaimed Swedish percussion ensemble Kroumata will be in residence at the Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College. On Monday evening, April 3, Kroumata will present a concert in Jussi Björling Recital Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m. With underwriting provided by the Ethel and Edgar Johnson Endowment for the Arts at Gustavus, this concert is free and open to the public.

Gustavus Music Showcase at Orchestra Hall

On Sunday, the Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Music presented the 2006 Gustavus Music Showcase at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. The concert featured the Gustavus Choir, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, and the Gustavus Wind Orchestra.

Student Recitals Set for Sunday at Gustavus

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College has two student recitals set for this Sunday, March 19, at Bjorling Recital Hall. Junior vocalists Jessica Halvorson and Alison Fast present their joint recital at 1:30 p.m. followed by senior pianist Dawn Gehlhar at 3:30 p.m. Both recitals are free and open to the public. A third performance scheduled for the evening, the orchestra's performance of the Seven Last Words of Christ in Christ Chapel, has been cancelled.

Gustavus Presents Spring Dance Concert

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to announce the 2006 spring concert of the Gustavus Dance Company (GDC), entitled Pushing the Limits. This annual event includes works choreographed and performed by its dance faculty and students, and guest artists Megan Flood, Mathew Janczewski, and Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner. Performances will be held on campus in Anderson Theatre on March 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. and March 19 at 2 p.m.

Gustavus Presents Wright and Oshima-Ryan in Faculty Trumpet and Piano Recital

Two members of the Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College will present a joint recital on Friday, March 10, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall on the Gustavus campus. This free concert will be presented by Steve Wright, trumpet and Yumiko Oshima-Ryan, piano, and assisted by Rick Orpen, Jim McGuire and Gary Gauger.

Student Recitals Fill Weekend with Music at Gustavus

Three student recitals are scheduled for March 11 in Bjorling Recital Hall on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus. The day of music includes performances at 1:30 by Erin Crimmins, flute, at 3:30 by Jonathan Grimsby, trumpet and Mark Iverson, euphonium, and at 7:30 p.m. by Kate Neely, flute and Amanda Nehotte, flute. All three performances are free and open to the public.