Archive for March, 2009

The Rhythm of Dance and the Visual Arts

The adage of "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" will be put to the test on April 5 and 7 at the Hillstrom Museum of Art at Gustavus as student choreographers and dancers from the Department of Theatre/Dance perform a visual analysis of works currently on display in the Museum. These performances are open to the public and begin at 3:30 p.m. on April 5 and 5:30 p.m., April 7.

Gustavus Choir Presents Home Concert

The Gustavus Choir, the premier choral ensemble at Gustavus Adolphus College as well as one of the nation's premier Lutheran college choirs, will return from a nine-day, eight-concert tour on the West Coast to present its Home Concert in Christ Chapel, Friday, April 3. The Choir's Home Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Senior Trumpet and Piano Recitals this Weekend

Two senior recitals set the stage for music at Gustavus this weekend as Erik Mahon, trumpet and Susan Engberg, piano present solo recitals in Björling Recital Hall. Mahon, a native of Littleton, Colorado, is accompanied by pianist Beth Winterfeldt at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 14. Engberg follows at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. Both performances are free and open to the public.

Gustavus Winds Welcome Interim Conductor James Patrick Miller Sunday

The Gustavus and Vasa Wind Orchestras are pleased to welcome interim conductor James Patrick Miller for a concert in Christ Chapel, Sunday, March 15, beginning at 1:30 p.m. This performance is free and open to the public.

Ying Quartet in Concert at Gustavus Saturday

The Ying Quartet, Eastman School of Music Quartet in Residence, brings its music to Gustavus Adolphus College and the Gustavus Artist Series Saturday, March 14. The quartet's performance, "A Dim Sum Evening," combines traditional western string quartets and contemporary Chinese works in one concert. The performance begins at 8:00 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door.

Flute and Piano’s DuoSolo to Perform at Gustavus

The acclaimed flute/piano duo, DuoSolo will perform at Gustavus Adolphus College on Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 7:00 pm. in Björling Recital Hall. Their program will feature works composed since 1990 by some of today's leading composers, including Forrest Pierce, David Lang, Györgi Ligeti, Ian Clarke, Bruno Mantovani, and Gabriela Frank.

Student Recitals Set for Weekend at Gustavus

The student recital season at Gustavus Adolphus College begins in earnest this weekend with two joint recitals scheduled in Bjorling Recital Hall. Ben Christensen, tenor and Tony Bissen, baritone, join forces for their senior voice recital on Friday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. The voices of Amy Jahnke, soprano and Kathryn Casey, mezzo soprano will be featured in a junior recital on Sunday, March 8 at 1:30 p.m. Both recitals are free and open to the public.