Archive for August, 2010

A Bit of the Bard: Gustavus Theatre/Dance 2010-11

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to announce its 2010-2011 season, highlighting the broad influence of William Shakespeare with three Shakespeare-inspired production, including Shakespeare’s R&J, a Shakespeare Performance Showcase and the season finale of Hamlet. The 2010-2011 dance season opens with a performance by the Stuart Pimsler Dance and […]

Double Reed & Double Bass: Vecchione & Erdahl Making New Happen

"Quick! Name as many pieces as you can think of written for double bass and oboe. Sorry, time’s up." Bruce Hodges opened the Juilliard Journal On-Line review of the Vecchione/Erdahl Duo's cd, It Takes Two... with this question. And even the most ardent classical music enthusiast would be pressed to name one work. The Vecchione/Erdahl Duo of oboist Carrie Vecchione and double bassist Rolf Erdahl answered with an entire cd of works for the two instruments. Two very different instruments played together with amazing results.