Archive for March, 2008

Sweden’s Thomas Schoenberg and St. Paul Chris Kachian Guest Artists at Gustavus

Swedish 'cellist Thomas Schoenberg and St. Paul classical guitarist Chris Kachian will present a guest recital of contemporary works for guitar and 'cello at Gustavus Adolphus College on Sunday, April 6. This performance in Jussi Björling Recital Hall begins at 3:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Gustavus Wind Orchestra Presents Home Concert at Christ Chapel

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Douglas Nimmo, will present its annual Home Concert in Christ Chapel on Saturday, April 5 beginning at 3:00 p.m. This pubic performance by the ensemble will feature St. Peter baritione Michael Jorgensen following the wind orchestra's spring concert tour to Florida. Saturday's concert in Christ Chapel is free and open to the public.

Emily Johnson Clarinet Recital Sunday at Gustavus

The Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Music will present Emily C. Johnson in her junior clarinet recital Sunday, March 16 in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. Accompanied by pianist Bonnie Jorgensen, Ms. Johnson will present works by Lutoslawski, Caravan and Robert Schumann in recital beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Gustavus Philharmonic Presents Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Sunday

The Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Brian Buckstead, will present Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons on Sunday, March 16, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. Daniel Jacobsen, Amara Berthelsen, Rachel Dorr and Mark Wamma will be featured as violin soloists. This performance is free and open to the public.

Gustavus Features Faculty Trio Recital Friday

Gustavus Adolphus College faculty members Yumiko Oshima-Ryan, piano, Brian Buckstead, violin and guest 'cellist Joseph Rodgers will be in concert at Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall, Friday, March 7, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Works by Beethoven, Ravel and Shostakovich will be presented in this performance which is free and open to the public.

Erik Mahon to Present Trumpet Recital Saturday

Colorado native and junior at Gustavus Adolphus College, Erik Mahon, will present his junior trumpet recital in Bjorling Recital Hall beginning at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 8. Mr. Mahon will be accompanied by St. Peter pianist Beth Winterfeldt and joined by the members of the Christ Chapel Brass for this performance.

Neal Hagberg Presents CD-Release Concert Saturday

Neal Hagberg, award-winning singer/songwriter with the Neal & Leandra folk duo, will present a concert at Gustavus Adolphus College on Saturday, March 8, to release his new solo cd, It's Not As Simple As It Seems. Hagberg's performance is part of a week-long residency in which he will present a series of homilies at Morning Worship each day in Christ Chapel and conclude with the solo performance in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m.