Archive for May, 2009
The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra and the Gustavus Choir combine forces Saturday, May 30, to present the concert season's finale performance at 8:00 p.m. in Christ Chapel. Concerto/Aria Competition winners Azra Halilovic, piano and Tom Oelfke, trombone are among the featured performers as the the symphony and choir drop the final curtain of the fine arts season on the Gustavus campus.
From voice to violin, flute to bass trombone and piano to percussion, the weekend of May 15 - 17 and the Department of Music at Gustavus will provide the community with a lot of everything. Eight junior and senior recitals will feature the work of ten Gustavus student musicians. It's a great weekend of music in Jussi Björling Recital Hall and it's all free.
Following an opening weekend which featured a sold-out opening night, The Impresario from Smyrna, Anderson Theatre's season finale, presents its final two performances May 8 and 9. The Impresario lived up to its billing as a laugh-out-loud comedy set in 18th Century Venice. From the script adapted by Director Henry MacCarthy, to the acting, the costumes, make-up and set, The Impresario from Smyrna is a "prima" extravaganza that delights the audience from the opening insult to the final twist of the knife.
Student music ensembles from the Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College fill the the weekend of May 8-10 as the semester nears completion. Friday, May 8 features the Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasa Wind Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. The Lucia Singers are set for Sunday, May 10 at 1:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel and Brassworks! follows in Björling Recital Hall at 3:30 p.m. All performances are free and open to the public.
Four senior recitals will be featured on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus this weekend as the spring semester music schedule is in full swing. Recitals on Saturday, May 9, include Sara Hallberg, organ in Christ Chapel at 1:30 p.m., Heidi Larson, soprano and piano at 3:30 p.m., and David Lick, tenor at 7:30 p.m. in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. Sunday, May 10, includes a percussion recital by Andrew Haaheim at 7:30 p.m.