Archive for November, 2009

Gustavus’ “Falling Awake”: A Breathtaking, Aggressive and Hilarious Physical Theatre Project

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to present the Physical Theatre Project directed by Henry MacCarthy. The performances of this exciting production will be held in the department's black box, December 10, 11, and 12 at 8:00 p.m. and December 13 at 2:00 p.m. A limited number of tickets are available online at or by calling (560) 933-7980.

Letters and Carols: Christmas in Christ Chapel 2009

The campus of Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter prepares to welcome visitors from across the country to Christmas in Christ Chapel, 2009, December 4, 5 & 6, a community celebration of Advent and the birth of Christ which has brought the Christmas season to 6000 visitors annually since 1973. This year’s service is titled LETTERS & CAROLS and is based on the English Christmas service of “Lessons and Carols."

Connected with Water Opens at Hillstrom Museum

The concurrent exhibitions Connected with Water (Paintings by Gudrun Westerlund) and Swedish-American Works from the Hillstrom Collection will be on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art from November 23, 2009 through January 29, 2010. There will be an opening reception for the exhibitions on Monday, November 23, 2009, from 7 to 9 p.m. with Swedish artist Gudrun Westerlund in attendance.

Mendelssohn Piano Recital Sunday

Piano duettists Helen and Paul Baumgartner will present a recital Sunday, November 22, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus. This performance celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Felix Mendelssohn. It is free and open to the public.

Gustavus Jazz Saturday

The Gustavus Jazz Lab Band and the Adolphus Jazz Ensemble, directed by Steve Wright, present their combined fall concert Saturday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday's performance by the two jazz ensembles will be presented in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Wind Orchestras’ Concert Friday

The Gustavus and Vasa Wind Orchestras will present their fall concert in Christ Chapel on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College, Friday, November 20, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Douglas Nimmo conducts this performance which is free and open to the public.

Ensemble Performances Fill Gustavus Weekend

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College hosts three performances by student ensembles this weekend beginning with the Philharmonic Orchestra, Friday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, November 15, the Gustavus Percussion Ensemble performs at 1:30 p.m. followed by a Woodwind Chamber concert at 3:30 p.m. All three concerts will be presented in Bjorling Recital Hall and are open to the public at no charge.

David Mann Composition & Saxophone Recital Saturday

David Mann, senior music major with honors in theory/composition, will present his senior recital Saturday, November 14, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Bjorling Recital Hall on the Gustavus campus. He is assisted by Beth Winterfeldt, piano, the Gustavus Saxophone Quartet and Bethany Mann, trombone.

Gustavus Choreographers’ Gallery Features Student Work

The 2009 Choreographer’s Gallery: New Horizons, directed by Melissa Rolnick, features eleven talented student choreographers and over forty Gustavus dancers. Performances are scheduled in Anderson Theatre November 19, 20, and 21 at 8:00 p.m. and November 22 at 2:00 p.m.

Gustavus Symphony Performs “Reformation” Symphony Sunday

The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Gregory Aune, will feature Felix Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5, the "Reformation" Symphony, on Sunday, November 8, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.