Archive for April, 2008

Gustavus Choir Home Concert Saturday

The Department of Music is pleased to present the Gustavus Choir's Home Concert, Saturday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. This concert features guest conductor Robert Scholz and concludes the choir's annual concert tour which included concerts throughout the Midwest.

Gustavus Honors Recital Set for Saturday

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College will present its annual senior Honors Recital on Saturday, May 3, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. Selected by audition, six seniors will be performing in the recital, Jessica Gehrke, bassoon, Brian Fahey, baritone, Mark Wirbisky, viola, Rachel Braband, clarinet, Christa Saeger, 'cello and Joel Beachey, piano.

Adolphus Jazz Concert Features Jazz Quartet Friday

The Adolphus Jazz Ensemble of the Department of Music at Gustavus features the A Jazz Quartet in it spring concert Friday, May 2. The concert, directed by Steve Wright, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Sunday Features Percussion and Recitals at Gustavus’ Bjorling Recital Hall

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College presents three events Sunday, May 4 in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. The Gustaus Percussion Ensemble and Director Paul Hill opens the afternoon at 1:30 p.m., followed by Annika Torkelson's Senior Tuba Recital at 3:30 p.m. Senior pianist Joel Beachey concludes Sunday's schedule with his senior piano recital at 7:30 p.m.

Mike Vax Big Band Brings Stan Kenton Alumni to Gustavus

The Department of Music at Gustavus is pleased to present the Mike Vax Big Band (featuring alumni from the Stan Kenton Orchestra) in concert at Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus, Thursday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. This concert is the final event in an afternoon of clinics and demonstrations scheduled in Schaefer Fine Arts Center. Tickets for the evening concert are available by calling the Gustavus Ticket Center at 507-933-7590 or may be purchased at the door.

Gustavus Choir of Christ Chapel Home Concert Friday

Continuing with the theme set at Christmas in Christ Chapel in December, the Choir of Christ Chapel at Gustavus returns from its annual spring concert tour to present its home concert, Music and Poetry: The Ring of Words, Friday, April 25 in Christ Chapel. With Conductor Patricia Kazarow and Organist Chad Winterfeldt, the Choir will present the concert beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Woodwind Chamber Music to be Presented at Gustavus

An afternoon concert of woodwind ensembles is schedule for Sunday, April 27 at 3:30 p.m. on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus. Under the direction of Ann Pesavento, the flute ensemble and the woodwind choir of the Department of Music will present a spring concert in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall.

Gustavus Celebrates Weekend With Student Recitals

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College concludes the month of April with four senior recitals in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall and Christ Chapel. 'Cellist Christa Saeger, trombonist Glade Sietsema and pianist Matthew Wilberg present their final recitals in the recital hall April 26 and 27 while organist Joshua Pioske plans his senior performance in Christ Chapel.

Student Recitals Fill Weekend with Music at Gustavus

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to announce the schedule of four senior recitals, April 19 and 20, on the Gustavus campus. The senior recitals on Saturday, violist Mark Wirbisky, 1:30 p.m., tenor Brian Fahey, 3:30 p.m., and Sunday at 3:30 p.m., mezzo soprano Krista Nelson and tenor Michael Rueckert at 7:30 p.m., are free and open to the public in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall.

Gustavus Jazz Lab Band Presents Spring Concert Saturday

The Gustavus Jazz Lab Band, under the direction of Steve Wright, will present a special 6:30 p.m. performance of its annual spring concert in Bjorling Recital Hall on the Gustavus campus, Saturday, April 19. The 6:30 performance by the jazz band is free and open to the public.