Archive for 2008

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Gustavus Brings China’s Orchid Ensemble to Bjorling Recital Hall

The Gustavus Artist Series brings the sounds of China to Jussi Björling Recital Hall this week as the Orchid Ensemble presents its "Road to Kashgar" concert Saturday, November 15. This performance of traditional and contemporary Chinese music begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for the performance will be available at the door.

Esther Wang Faculty Piano Recital Saturday

Pianist and Gustavus Adolphus College faculty member Esther Wang will present a recital Saturday, November 8, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall on the Gustavus campus. For this performance, she will be joined by violinist Ariana Kim and 'cellist David Carter. The recital is free and open to the public.

Intimacy of Language and Power: Eugene Ionesco’s The Lesson to be Performed at Gustavus Adolphus College

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College presents an intimate performance of Eugene Ionesco's comic drama The Lesson. Directed by Henry MacCarthy, performances will be held in Anderson Theatre November 20, 21, and 22 at 8:00 p.m. and November 23 at 2:00 p.m.

Gustavus Symphony Presents Concert of American Music

The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Warren Friesen, will present a concert of works by American composers Samuel Barber, Victor Herbert and the team of Randy Edelman and Trevor Jones on Sunday, November 9, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus.

Gustavus Presents First Annual OcTUBAfest

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College will present the first OcTUBAfest in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on Saturday, November 1, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Paul Budde, instructor of euphonium and tuba at the college, will direct this first annual celebration of music for euphonium and tuba. The event is free and open to the public.

Gil-Sheridan’s Topsy Turvy Mouse Opens Theatre Season at Gustavus

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to open the 2008-09 Anderson Theatre season with Topsy Turvy Mouse. Written by Peter Gil-Sheridan and directed by Amy Seham, this award winning play will be performed in Anderson Theatre on October 24, 25, 31 and November 1 at 8:00 p.m., with a matinee performance on October 26 at 2:00 p.m.

Folk Duo Neal and Leandra Present Coming Home Concert at Gustavus

Minneapolis folk duo and Gustavus alumni Neal and Leandra return for a special Homecoming/Family Weekend concert at the place where they met 27 years ago, Gustavus Adolphus College. With seven successful cds on the market and concert tours taking them from coast to coast, the Red House Recording artists will appear in concert on Saturday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the College's Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. Tickets for the performance are available at the Gustavus Ticket Center (507-933-7590) or at the door.

Bass-Baritone Simon Estes to Perform at Gustavus

Internationally acclaimed bass baritone Simon Estes will perform at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3 in Christ Chapel at Gustavus Adolphus College. Estes' performance will be in lieu of the standard 20-minute daily worship service in Christ Chapel and will set the tone for a day of celebration at the College as Jack R. Ohle will be installed later that day as the College's 16th president.

Artaria String Quartet Returns to Gustavus

Minneapolis-based Artaria String Quartet returns to Gustavus Adolphus College on September 28 and reunites with Gustavus pianist Yumiko Oshima-Ryan for a concert including works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Dmitri Shostakovich. Sunday's event begins at 3:00 p.m. with a pre-concert lecture. The concert follows in Bjorling Recital Hall at 3:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

John McKay Returns to Open Gustavus Music Season with Piano Recital

Long-time professor of music at Gustavus Adolphus College, John McKay, returns to Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall Saturday, September 20, to present the first recital of the new school year at 7:30 p.m. Included in this performance are works by Haydn, Brahms, Chopin and the world premiere of a new work by Mortimer Barron.