Archive for May, 2008
The Gustavus Wind Orchestra and Conductor Douglas Nimmo will present the Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Music's Season Finale on Saturday, May 31 at 8:00 p.m. The finale concert, scheduled as part of the College's annual Commencement festivities is free and open to the public and will be performed in Christ Chapel.
The Department of Theatre & Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to present a series of performances to conclude the Spring 2008 semester. Under the guiding hands of the faculty, majors and non-majors alike have taken independent strides in creating their own inspired works in theatre and dance. Performances have already begun, so act fast to take advantage of the opportunities that remain.
The annual Brassworks! concert, showcasing the work of the Christ Chapel Brass and the Gustavus Trombone and Brass Choirs, will be presented in Bjorling Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, May 18. This concert conducted by Scott Moore is free and open to the public.
Michele Gillman, an instructor in the Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College, will lead a cast of faculty members, students, alumns and friends in a recital of new compositions, Cirque de les Ridicule, Sunday, May 18. This performance includes performances and works by Gillman, Gustavus alumnus Paul Fraser, Jeffrey Kowalkowski, Paul Tierney, Phillip Cooke and Justin Merritt and begins at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall on the Gustavus campus. It is free and open to the public.
The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College will present the final weekend of senior recitals this weekend in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall on the campus. Clarinetist Rachel Braband is scheduled to present her recital at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. Kathryn Patterson, French horn, will open her recital at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 17, followed by vocalist/pianist Samuel Eckberg at 3:30. All three events are free and open to the public.
The Department of Theatre & Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College completes a successful 2007-08 season with Fefu & Her Friends, a look into the complexities of women's lives and relationships. Written by Maria Irene Fornes in 1977, this production of Fefu features a cast of eight diverse women brought together by director Amy Seham. Performances are May 8 - 10 at 8:00 p.m. and May 11 at 2:00 p.m. in Anderson Theatre.
The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor Warren Friesen, will present its spring concert Saturday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus. This concert includes performances by soprano Karly Slivik, 'cellist Jacqueline Johnson and bass trombonist Scott Simpkins, selected by audition to perform in the Department of Music's annual Concerto/Aria Concert.
The Lucia Singers and the St. Ansgar's Chorus, from the Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College, are scheduled for solo performances in Christ Chapel on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11. The Lucia Singers (women's chorus) opens with Conductor Patricia Snapp at 1:30 p.m. Conductor Timothy O'Brien leads the men's chorus in a 7:30 p.m. performance in Christ Chapel. Both performances are free and open to the public.
Members of the Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vasa Wind Orchestra will combine efforts to share a joint concert, May 9, on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus. Department of Music conductors Brian Buckstead and Douglas Nimmo will lead their respective ensembles in solo performances in the 7:30 p.m. concert in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall.
Two Department of Music vocalists, Michelle Kolhoff and Christine Beatty, are scheduled to present their senior recitals in Bjorling Recital Hall on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus this weekend. Both sopranos have recitals scheduled at 3:30 p.m., with Michelle Kolhoff opening the weekend on May 10 and Christine Beatty set May 11. Both events are free and open to the public.