Archive for May, 2006

Gustavus Brings Sophocles’ Electra to the Anderson Theatre Stage

Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Theatre/Dance brings Sophocles' Electra to the Anderson Theatre stage May 11 - 14. Using a new translation by colleague Eric Dugdale, music written by Michael Croswell and choreography by Maria Gomez Tierney, director Rob Gardner brings the classic Greek tragedy to life. Performances are scheduled each evening at 8 p.m., May 11—13 and at 2 p.m., May 14.

New Music Concert Scheduled at Gustavus

The Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Music will introduce a concert of new music in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall on Saturday, May 13, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Under the direction of Michele Gillman and Scott Kallestad, student ensembles will present new compositions, including two by Gillman. This performance is free and open to the public.

Lucia Singers Present Annual Mother’s Day Concert

The Lucia Singers from the Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College will present its annual Mother's Day concert this Sunday, May 14. Under the direction of Patricia Snapp, the women's chorus will present this concert beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The performance is free and open to the public.

Winds and Symphony Orchestras Combine for Spring Concert

The Vasa Wind Orchestra and the Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra will present a combined concert on Friday, May 12, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Gustavus Adolphus College. This performance, under the direction of Douglas Nimmo and Warren Friesen, is free and open to the public and will be presented in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall.

Weekend Recitals Close Performance Season at Gustavus

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College presents three student recitals this weekend in Bjorling Recital Hall as another recital season comes to a close. Percussionist Todd Swingle opens the weekend with his senior recital at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, May 13. Baritone Greg Dokken and soprano Jamie Hultgren combine efforts at 7:30 p.m. Aaron Hanson, saxophone, presents his senior recital in the recital hall beginning at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, May 14. All three recitals are open to the public.

Gustavus Honors Recital Set for Saturday

As part of the schedule of events for Gustavus' annual Honors Day, the Department of Music will present its Honors Recital, Saturday, May 6, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. Participation in the Honors Recital is determined by audition and is limited to graduating seniors in the department. Those honored for inclusion in this year's recital include Shannon Schultze, 'cello; Kathryn Filius, soprano; Chad Fothergill, organ; Sara Butwinick, soprano; Colin McGuire, violin and Eric Wilberg, piano.