Archive for May, 2011

Students, Alumni, Faculty Dance Collaboration in June

Choreographer Jeffrey Peterson has produced a powerful new dance concert, Men and Women are Created Unequal, and will present it with Gustavus colleague and choreographer Melissa Rolnick and a cast which includes a number of professional dancers along with current Gustavus students and alumni June 2-5 at Intermedia Arts on Lyndale Avenue South in Minneapolis. Fe/Male hypothesizes on gender through a choreographic exploration of power, intimacy and joy.

History of Gustavus Choir Published

Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to announce the publication of David Holdhusen's Commitment to Musical Excellence: The 75 Year History of the Gustavus Choir. Published by Cambridge Scholars, the work is a result of the research Holdhusen, a 1996 Gustavus graduate, compiled for his doctoral dissertation at Florida State University. With information collected from the Gustavus College Archives, interviews with the current and former conductors, alumni and staff, and more than 40 photos dating from the 1891 Lyric Quartette to the 2008 75th Anniversary Alumni Choir, Holdhusen relates the story of the place of the Gustavus Choir and choral music in the life of the Gustavus Adolphus College.

Gustavus Symphony to Present Season Finale Saturday

The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor Ruth Lin, will present the Department of Music's season finale with a performance in Christ Chapel on Saturday, May 28 at 8:00 p.m. The winners of the 2011 Gustavus Concerto/Aria Competition, violinist Taylor Frey '13, baritone Christopher Hall '11 and flutist Antonio Herbert '13, will join Dr. Lin and the members of the symphony for this performance. The symphony's final performance of the year is free and open to the public.

Senior Art Exhibition Continues in Hillstrom

Senior Show 2011: Insert Title Here _____, is on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art, from May 7, through Commencement, May 29. The exhibition is open to the public at no charge. Regular Museum hours are weekdays 9:00 to 4:00 and weekends 1:00 to 5:00.

Wind Orchestras Final Concert Saturday

The Vasa and Gustavus Wind Orchestras from the Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College will present their final formal concert of the year in Christ Chapel on Saturday, May 14. This performance, conducted by Douglas Nimmo and guest conductor Karrin Melffert Nelson, will begin at 3:30 p.m. with the Vasa Wind Orchestra opening the concert. This performance is free and open to the public.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet Returns to Gustavus

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to present the timeless classic Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare. Directed by Amy Seham, this production will continue this week in Anderson Theatre May 12-13 at 8:00 p.m. and May 14 at 7:00 p.m. (please note special May 14 time)

Senior Recitals Include Flute, Saxophone, Voice & Piano

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College will complete its recital season with four senior recitals May 13-15. All four performances will be presented in Jussi Björling Recital Hall and will be free and open to the public. The recitals will feature Jonathan Monk, saxophone, Benjamin Mordecai, piano, Monica Klutzke, flute and Christopher Hall, […]

Knoepfel Leads Philharmonic Sunday

The Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra will present its final performance of the year under the baton of Justin Knoepfel on Sunday, May 15. The 18-member string ensemble will begin the concert at 1:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public. Sunday’s performance will open with the String Symphony No. […]

Saturday Festivities Include Senior Honors Recital

As part the the 2011 Gustavus Adolphus College Honors Day celebration on Saturday, May 7, the Department of Music will present its annual Senior Honors Recital at 1:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. Five student musicians, in piano, voice and bassoon, have been selected to perform in the recital.

Rupp and Wolf Recitals Sunday

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to present two senior recitals on Sunday, May 8 in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. The afternoon opens with a senior piano recital by Tanya Rupp at 3:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., Benjamin Wolf will be accompanied by pianist Brenda Moore as he presents his senior […]