Archive for February, 2008

Gustavus Presents Vecchione/Erdahl Duo in Bjorling Recital Hall

The Vecchione/Erdahl Duo, Carrie Vecchione, oboe/English horn, and Rolf Erdahl, double bass, brings their unique blend of timbres and tunes to a faculty recital at Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus, Sunday, March 2, 2008, at 7:30 pm. The recital is free and open to the public.

Mankato Violinist Mark Wamma to Present Junior Recital at Gustavus

Mankato area violinist Mark Wamma will present his junior recital on Sunday, March 2, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in Gustavus Adolphus College's Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. Accompanied by pianist Beth Winterfeldt, Mr. Wamma will present works by Barber and Beethoven. The recital is free and open to the public.

Gustavus Presents Flutist John Samuel Roper Recital

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College will present a faculty flute recital by John Samuel Roper, Saturday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. Roper's recital will be presented with pianist Jieun Kim and bassoonist Ann Pesavento. The performance in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall is free and open to the public.

Baumgartners to Present Piano Duet at Gustavus

Paul and Helen Baumgartner, faculty emeriti of the Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College, will present a piano four-hand recital in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall, Friday, February 29. The Baumgartner recital will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Gustavus Department of Music Presents Music Showcase at Orchestra Hall

The three international touring ensembles at Gustavus Adolphus College will present the 2008 Gustavus Music Showcase at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9 at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. Performances by the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra and conductor Warren Friesen, the Gustavus Wind Orchestra and conductor Douglas Nimmo and the Gustavus Choir with guest conductor Robert Scholz will feature works from a recent tour to China by the Symphony and spring concert tours by the Wind Orchestra and Choir.

Gustavus Presents All Bach Piano Recital Saturday

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College will present a tribute to Johann Sebastian Bach on Saturday, February 23 in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. The All-Bach performance will feature members of the Department of Music, Yumiko Oshima-Ryan, Esther Wang and David Fienen. Saturday's performance begins at 4:30 p.m. in the recital hall and is free and open to the public.

Gustavus to Present A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College will present Stephen Sondheim's hilarious musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum February 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, March 1 and 2. These performances in Anderson Theatre begin at 8:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are available by calling the Gustavus Ticket Center at 507-933-7590.

Gustavus Symphony Presents China Tour Concert Sunday in Christ Chapel

The Gustavus Adolphus College Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Warren Friesen with violin soloist Brian Buckstead, will present a Home Concert performance to conclude its 15-day international concert tour in the People's Republic of China. The Home Concert will be presented in Christ Chapel on the Gustavus Adolphus campus on Sunday, February 17, beginning at 1:30 p.m. This performance is free and open to the public.

Gustavus Presents Compositions of Gillman and Merritt

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College opens the 2008 spring semester with a presentation of the works of guest composer Justin Merritt and faculty composer Michele Gillman. The program will be presented in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on Friday, February 15, beginning at 7:30 p.m. It features violinist Benjamin Sung, pianist JiHye Chang, marimbist Justin Schramm, along with a quintet of Gustavus student musicians.