Gustavus Department of Music Presents Music Showcase at Orchestra Hall

Posted on February 21st, 2008 by

Gustavus Symphony Conductor Warren Friesen

Gustavus Symphony Conductor Warren Friesen

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.

Among the selections to be performed are Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Eric Whitacre’s Cloudbursts, and David Holsinger’s The Death Tree, featuring long-time Gustavus professor of voice, baritone Michael Jorgensen. The Death Tree is the second movement of Holsinger’s The Easter Symphony which was commissioned by Gustavus Adolphus College and premiered by the college’s ensembles in 1995.

This event is a unique opportunity for music lovers and students of all ages, along with Gustavus students, alumni, parents, and friends, to celebrate the work of the student musicians in the Gustavus Department of Music. Members of the audience will have the opportunity to meet with those students and the conductors of the ensembles at a post-concert reception at Orchestra Hall.

Tickets for the concert are now on sale through the Orchestra Hall box office and may be purchased in-person, online, and via fax or phone. Tickets are $22 for adults and $12 for children ages 6-18 and current Gustavus students with a valid I.D. To purchase tickets contact the Orchestra Hall box office at 612-371-5656, or go online to Tickets for the Gustavus Music Showcase will also be available at Orchestra Hall on the day of the performance.


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