Archive for March, 2011

Hillstrom Museum of Art Spring Break Hours

The Hillstrom Museum of Art will be open with restricted hours during the College’s spring break. The Museum will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, March 28 through Friday, April 1.  The Museum will be closed during the weekends of March 26/27 and April 2/3. The Museum is pleased to present Many-Fold […]

Renee Guittar Honored at American College Dance Festival

The Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Theatre and Dance has announced that student choreographer Renee Guittar's dance Temporary was selected for performance at the Regional Gala Concert of the American College Dance Festival held on March 22 at the Kelsey Theater on the campus of St. Olaf College. Guittar's work was one of only 9 dances, out of 37 entries, selected for the finale of the conference titled "Dancing Beyond the Discipline." It is the third time in four years a Gustavus choreographer has been selected for this honor.

Low Brass Invasion Hits Gustavus

A low brass invasion is taking place on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus this weekend. Tubonium 8.5, the annual celebration of two instruments -- the euphonium and the tuba -- has brought college and high school musicians from across the state along with guest artists to the campus for the two-day conference. Developed and managed by Gustavus adjunct professor of music Paul Budde, the 8th annual Tubonium will take place in Schaefer Fine Arts March 18 and 19, 2011. The sessions and performances are open to the public with tickets available at the registration in Jussi Björling Recital Hall Lobby.

Spring Winds Concert Friday

The Gustavus and Adolphus Wind Orchestras will present a special, Spring Winds, concert on Friday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus. In addition to its tradition of including a number of smaller wind ensembles in the program, the wind orchestras will welcome three guest artists from the 2011 Tubonium Conference on campus March 18-19. These guest artists include Marc Dickman, euphonium, James Gourlay, tuba and Barbara Young, piano. Friday's performance is free and open to the public.

Emily Sapa Faculty Flute Recital Sunday

Freelance flutist and member of the Gustavus Department of Music Emily Sapa will present a faculty flute recital beginning at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, March 20 in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. For this performance, Ms. Sapa will be assisted by a number of friends including pianist Leah Siltberg, soprano Jennifer French and violist Valerie Little. This recital is free and open to the public.

Voice, Piano, Horn and Trumpet Recitals Sunday

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College will present two student recitals this weekend which will include vocalist and pianist Devon Marschall, French hornist Brittney Braasch and trumpet Cory Ruegg. Both recitals will be presented on Sunday, March 20 with Marschall’s recital beginning at 1:30 p.m. and the joint recital by Braasch and Ruegg […]

Gustavus Jazz Quartet Welcomes Guest Jim Whitman

The Gustavus Faculty Jazz and the Department of Music welcome guest pianist Jim Whitman and senior percussionist Andrew Evans for a special evening of jazz on Friday, March 11 in Björling Recital Hall on the Gustavus campus. The quintet performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Engebretson Faculty Saxophone Recital Saturday

The Department of Music at Gustavus welcomes adjunct professor of music John Engebretson in a faculty saxophone recital on Saturday, March 12, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Mr. Engebretson is accompanied by pianist Beth Winterfeldt for this recital in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public. For his program, Mr. […]

Gustavus Symphonies in Concert Sunday

The Gustavus Department of Music brings both of its large string ensembles to the Christ Chapel stage on Sunday, March 13 at 1:30 p.m. The concert includes performances by the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, under Conductor Ruth Lin and the Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Justin Knoepfel. Sunday's orchestra concert is free and open to the public.

Georgas Piano Recital Saturday

The Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Music is pleased to present a junior piano recital by Yanna Georgas on Saturday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on the Gustavus campus. This performance is free and open to the public.