Archive for October, 2010

OcTUBAfest At Gustavus Friday

The unusual, yet annual, OcTUBAfest returns to Gustavus Adolphus College on Friday, October 29 and begins at 7:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall. Directed and organized by low brass instructor Paul J. Budde, OcTUBAfest includes solo performances by five Gustavus students on tuba or euphonium. The performance is free and open to the public.

Piano Trio Features Music of Beethoven & Dvořák

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to bring the piano trio of Kenneth Freed, violin, Sharon Mautner-Rodgers, 'cello and Yumiko Oshima-Ryan, piano, to the Björling Recital Hall stage on Sunday, October 31 at 1:30 p.m. The trio will present trios by Beethoven andDvořák in this Sunday afternoon performance which is free and open to the public.

Shakespeare’s R&J opens Theatre Season at Gustavus

The Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Theatre and Dance opens the 2010-11 season with the Joe Calarco adaptation of one of William Shakespeare’s best-loved plays, Shakespeare’s R&J. This adaptation of the classic love story, Romeo and Juliet, is directed by Henry MacCarthy with performances October 28, 29, and 30 at 8:00 p.m. and October 31 at 2:00 p.m. in Anderson Theatre on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus.

Two Alumni Honored by Minnesota Choral Directors Association

Gustavus alumni Thomas Hassig ’76 and Brian Ohnsorg ’97 will be recognized with the two highest honors given annual by the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota in November. Hassig has been selected as Minnesota Choral Director of the Year, while Ohnsorg was named Outstanding Young Choral Director of the Year. Hassig and Ohnsorg will receive their awards on Nov. 20 during the ACDA-MN Fall Conference in St. Cloud.

“Songs From a Woman’s Life” Recital Sunday

Sunday, October 17, brings Soprano Christina Smith to the Jussi Björling stage for a performance of "Songs From a Woman's Life," a collection of music she has performed which gives a glimpse into the life and mind of different women. With Pianist Bonnie Jorgensen, Smith presents her "Songs" at 1:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall on the Gustavus campus. Admission is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Sunday Concert Highlights Family Weekend

Performances by the combined ensembles of the Department of Music highlight the annual Family Weekend festivities on Sunday, October 10. More than 350 students from 10 ensembles will participate during Morning Worship, the Jazz Brunch and the Family Weekend Concert.

Artist Mike Johnson ’10 Awarded Highpoint Center Internship

As Mike Johnson approached graduation in May, 2010, he wasn't intimidated by the lack of internships or other opportunities in his field: the graphic arts. Nor was he concerned that other fields had more openings available. He continued to watch for options and followed websites of companies whose reputations he knew and respected. His patience, along with some serious research, paid off.