Archive for 2010

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Fall Percussion Concert Sunday at Gustavus

Under the direction of Professor Robert Adney, the Percussion Ensemble from the Department of Music at Gustavus will present its fall concert on Sunday, November 14. This performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall and is free and open to the public. Sunday’s performance opens with Jaime Texidor’s Amparito Roco and the Argentiean […]

Gustavus Symphony in Concert Sunday

The Gustavus Department of Music is pleased to present the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra and its new Conductor Ruth Lin in a concert of All-American music on Sunday, November 14 beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. This concert of works by American composers George Whitefield Chadwick, Aaron Copland and Alan Hovhaness is free and open to the public.

Nicole Wamma Junior Piano and Bass Recital Saturday

Mankato native Nicole Wamma will present her junior recital Saturday, November 13 at 3:30 p.m. on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus. This recital includes performance on two instruments, piano and double bass, and will be presented in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on the Gustavus campus. She is accompanied by pianist Beth Winterfeldt. The recital is free and open to the public.

Alumnus Starring in Guthrie Production of The 39 Steps

Robert O. Berdahl, a 1990 alumnus of Gustavus Adolphus College is currently starring in the Guthrie Theatre production of The 39 Steps. Combining a spy thriller with farcical comedy and ingenious theatrical invention, The 39 Steps is an engaging, fast-paced whodunit that celebrates the magic of theater. Closely following the storyline of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 […]

Home Free in Concert at Gustavus Saturday

The award-winning a cappella sensation, Home Free, comes to Gustavus’ Jussi Björling Recital Hall for an Artist Series performance Saturday, November 6. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Conceived in Mankato, the ensemble features Mankato natives and Gustavus alumni, Chris and Adam Rupp along with Mankatoan Matt Atwood. Tickets […]

XXI Gustavus Honor Band Festival Concert Monday

Under the direction of Douglas Nimmo, the twenty-first Gustavus Honor Band Festival will be hosted on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus, November 7 & 8. The two-day concert band festival includes rehearsals, clinics, master classes and demonstrations with Gustavus faculty. The festival concludes with the 2010 Gustavus Honor Band and the Gustavus Wind Orchestra performing the Festival Concert at 7:00 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The Festival Concert is free and open to the publ

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.