Archive for June, 2011

Violinist Taylor Frey ’14 Featured in Fairbanks News

It was only natural Taylor and Kendra Frey would be introduced to classical music at an early age. The daughters of two classical musicians, teacher Sheryl Frey and the late John Frey, they began learning the violin as preschoolers.

Huff Wins Playwrighting Award

Doug Huff, Professor of Philosophy at Gustavus Adolphus College, was recently named the winner of the 2010 Hidden River Arts Playwrighting Award for his play A Far Shore. For winning the award, Huff will receive a monetary award, the manuscript of A Far Shore will be published by Hidden River Arts, and the play will receive a reading in Philadelphia in the fall of 2011.

Jussi Bjorling Centennial Celebration at Gustavus

As part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jussi Bjorling, the Jussi Bjorling Society-USA, in cooperation with Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota, will present a concert in memory of the legendary Swedish tenor on Friday, June 24. The performance will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Jussi Bjorling Recital […]

Gustavus Hosts Minnesota All-Lutheran Choir

The 40-voice Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 24 in Christ Chapel on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College. The concert is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be collected.

Alumni & Faculty in Chanhassen’s Superstar

Beginning in March and running through July 30, Minnesota's Chanhassen Dinner Theatre is presenting Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's classic '70s rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar. Among the large cast on stage and in the opera's band are Gustavus graduates Nickie Kromminga '98 and Chad M. Anderson '08. Adjunct professor of music Paul Hill is the percussionist for performances in March and April.

Dawn Gehlhar Williams ’06, Music & Story-Telling

Dawn Michelle (Gehlhar) Williams ’06 reveals her true heart and soul at the piano. She states that in many ways, her music is like her dad’s story telling.  Using notes instead of words, Dawn draws on her own experiences as she strives to write music that includes bits of her — her feelings, heart, dreams—and […]

Gomez Dance Group ‘Reunions’ Includes Gustie Alumni

Gomez Dance Group will present Reunions - a show that reunites past and present company members for a concert with tremendous range of physicality and emotion at Patrick's Cabaret in Minneapolis, June 3 & 4 at 8:00 p.m. Artistic Director Maria Gomez Tierney, former member of the Gustavus Department of Theatre & Dance, has invited former company members Sarah Hauss and Eric Boone back for the performance, along with dance alumni from Gustavus who studied with Gomez Tierney between 1998 and 2007.