Archive for September, 2006
Minneapolis folk duo and Gustavus alumni Neal and Leandra return for a special Homecoming Weekend concert at the place where they met 25 years ago, Gustavus Adolphus College. With six successful cds on the market and concert tours taking them from coast to coast, the Red House Recording artists will appear in concert on Saturday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the College's Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. Tickets for the performance are available at the Gustavus Ticket Center (507-933-7590) or at the door.
The annual Family Weekend/Homecoming Showcase Concert at Gustavus Adolphus College is set for Sunday, October 8, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. This concert features mini-performances by the Gustavus Choir, the Gustavus and Vasa Wind Orchestras, the Lucia Singers, the Gustavus Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras. Sunday's Showcase is presented in conjunction with Family Weekend, but is free and open to the public.
The annual Nobel Conference Concert takes this year's theme of "Medicine: Prescription for Tomorrow" and expands it to include musical references in history. The program includes the "Transformation" scene from the Jekyll and Hyde musical to tunes for patents medicines to a premiere of a symphonic score for the first horror film ever filmed, Thomas Edison's Frankenstein from 1910. This performance begins at 8:00 p.m. in Christ Chapel, Tuesday, October 3. The event is free and open to the pubic.
John McKay, long-time professor of piano at Gustavus Adolphus College, returns to Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall on Saturday, September 30 to present a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. His program for this recital includes works by Mozart, Debussy, Chopin and Franck. The recital is free and open to the public.
Sachiya Isomura, 'cellist with the Minnesota Orchestra and Yumiko Oshima-Ryan, pianist at Gustavus Adolphus College, will present a recital of works by Boccherini, Chopin, Mayuzumi and Brahms in a joint guest/faculty appearance on Saturday, September 23. This performance begins at 1:30 pm. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on the Gustavus campus. It is free and open to the public.
Chad Winterfeldt, assistant organist at Christ Chapel on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus will present a faculty recital Friday, September 22, beginning at 7:30 p.m. This performance in Christ Chapel is free, open to the public and includes works by Buxtehude, Mendelssohn, Decker, Bolcom and Franck.
Christ Chapel organist and professor of music David Fienen will present a faculty recital in Christ Chapel on Saturday, September 16, beginning at 7:30 p.m. This performance is sponsored by Christ Chapel and the Department of Music and is free and open to the public.
The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College welcomes Pianist R. Kent Cook as its first guest artist of the new performance season. Cook will perform the Preludes for Piano by Claude Debussy on Friday, September 15, 2006, beginning at 7:30 p.m. This guest artist recital will be presented in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on the Gustavus campus. Dr. Cook's performance is sponsored by the Department of Music and is free and open to the public.