Archive for April, 2009

Gustavus Senior Honors Recital Set for Saturday

The Gustavus Department of Music is pleased to present its annual Senior Honors Recital on Saturday, May 2, in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. Four seniors, Karly Slivik, Hannah Wunsch, Mark Wamma and Erik Mahon have been selected to participate in the Honors Recital which begins at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

Hillstrom Museum to Showcase Student Work

The Hillstrom Museum of Art at Gustavus Adolphus College will present Kaleidoscope: Senior Show 2009, an exhibition featuring the work of ten studio art majors at the College. The show will be on display from Saturday, May 2 through Sunday, May 31 with an opening reception scheduled for 4-6 p.m. May 2.

Gustavus Music Ensembles Fill Sunday

Ensembles from the Gustavus Department of Music provide a full day of music on Sunday, May 3 on the Gustavus campus. The Gustavus Percussion Ensemble opens the afternoon in Christ Chapel at 1:30 p.m., followed by the Woodwind Chamber Ensembles at 3:30 p.m. in Bjorling Recital Hall. The choral ensembles, Birgitta Singers and St. Ansgars Chorus, conclude the performance schedule in Christ Chapel at 7:00 p.m. All three concerts are free and open to the public.

Gustavus Symphony Presents "East Meets West" Concert Saturday

The Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Music and Conductor Warren Friesen present the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra in concert, "East Meets West," Saturday, May 2, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Christ Chapel. This Honors Day performance includes appearances by guest soloists and Gustavus graduates Anders Eckman, tenor and Colin McGuire, violin. The concert is open to the public at no charge.

North Dakota Gustavus Seniors Present Joint Recital Friday

Sisters and Gustavus seniors Marissa and Moriah Brown will present their senior recitals jointly on Friday, May 1, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Bjorling Recital Hall accompanied by pianist Beth Winterfeldt.

Gustavus Wind Orchestra Welcomes Guest Conductor Timothy Mahr on Saturday

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra, under interim conductor James Patrick Miller, welcomes guest conductor Timothy Mahr to Christ Chapel for its final 2009 performance on Saturday, May 2. The concert includes a premiere performance of This Dark World by junior David Mann, and soloists Hanna Schutte, xylophone and Abbie Johnson, piccolo. The concert begins at 3:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel and is open to the public at no charge.

The Impresario From Smyrna Closes Anderson Theatre Season with a Bang

Carlo Goldoni's comedy/farce, The Impresario From Smyrna, directed by Henry MacCarthy, will close the Anderson Theatre season with hilarious extravagance. Performances will be held in Anderson Theatre May 1-2 and May 8 at 8:00 p.m. and May 3 and 9 at 2:00 p.m.

Stimulating the Senses: Sensibilities, a Senior Dance Concert, Set for Weekend

Sensibilities, a Senior Dance Concert by Alexandra Ehrich and Emily Bulling, will be performed on Friday, April 24th and Saturday, April 25th at 7:30 pm in Kresge Dance Studio on the Gustavus campus. Tickets are free of charge and can be obtained in the Theatre/Dance Office in the Schaefer Fine Arts Center or by emailing or

Recitals Set for Weekend at Gustavus

The Department of Music at Gustavus is pleased to announce four student recitals on the performance schedule April 25 and 26. All four performances are in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall and are free and open to the public.

Gustavus Choir of Christ Chapel Returns for Home Concert

The Choir of Christ Chapel of Gustavus Adolphus College returns from on its annual tour in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin to present its Home Tour Concert on Friday, April 24. The choir's performance, under the direction of Patricia Kazarow, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. It is free and open to the public.