Archive for 2011

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Reyelts & Schmidt Recital Sunday

Vocalists Erianna Reyelts and Maria Schmidt will open the student recital season at Gustavus with a joint recital on Sunday, November 20 in Jussi Björling Recital. Reyelts will be accompanied by pianist Ruth Webber and Schmidt by pianist Yanna Georgas. This joint student recital will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Woodwind Chamber Concert at Gustavus Sunday

Under the leadership of Karrin Meffert-Nelson, Ann Pesavento, James DeVoll and John Engebretson, six woodwind ensembles of the Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College will present their fall recital Sunday, November 20. This event includes performances by the The Gustavus Flute Choir, the Gustavus Saxophone Quartet, the Ignotum Nomen, the Gustie Winds, the Fyra Winds and the Kalmar Quintet. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall and is free and open to the public.

Gustavus Presents Choreographers’ Gallery This Weekend

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to present the innovative, unique and eclectic Choreographers’ Gallery, November 17-20 on the Anderson Theatre stage. This production is directed by Melissa Rolnick and features the work of six talented student choreographers as well as Minneapolis choreographer, Jennifer Glaws. Performances will be presented in Anderson Theatre November 17, 18, and 19 at 8:00 p.m. and November 20 at 2:00 p.m.

Performance Added for Five Times God

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to present the Ethan Bjelland ’12 translation of Swedish playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s Five Times God. Three performances of Bjelland’s senior honors project in translation and direction in the Black Box (November 11 & 12 at 7:00 p.m. and 13 at 2:00 p.m.) are sold out. An additional performance of Five Times God has been added on Friday, November 11 at 10:30 p.m. Seating is limited for the production. Tickets for the additional show will be available online at, by calling 507-933-7590, or at the SAO desk.

MacCarthy Directs Opera Omaha’s Hansel & Gretel

When Opera Omaha opens its new orchestration and production of Englebert Humperdinck’s grand opera, Hansel and Gretel, on November 11, 12, and 13 at the Rose Theater in Omaha, Nebraska, Gustavus Assistant Professor of Theatre/Dance Henry MacCarthy will be directing the performances.

Jazz At Gustavus Saturday

The Gustavus Jazz Lab Band and the Adolphus Jazz Ensemble, directed by Steve Wright, present their combined fall concert Saturday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s performance by the two jazz ensembles will be presented in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. The fall jazz concert at Gustavus is free and open to the public. The Adolphus […]

Gustavus Symphony Features Faculty Artists Sunday

The Gustavus Department of Music is pleased to feature faculty members Karrin Meffert-Nelson, clarinet and Justin Knoepfel, viola, in concert with the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Ruth Lin, Sunday, November 13, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. This concert is free and open to the public.

Gustavus & Vasa Autumn Winds Friday

The Gustavus and Vasa Wind Orchestras' fall concert in Christ Chapel on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College will be presented Friday, November 11, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Long-time conductor Douglas Nimmo is joined by the Vasa Wind Orchestra's new conductor Karrin Meffert-Nelson for this performance which is free and open to the public.

Digital Artist Alma Lopez to Visit Gustavus

Los Angeles based digital artist Alma Lopez will be at Gustavus Adolphus College Wednesday, Nov. 9 to talk about her newly released book Our Lady of Controversy: Alma Lopez’s Irreverent Apparition, and screen her new documentary “I LOVE Lupe.” The event will begin at 7 p.m. in Wallenberg Auditorium, located in the Alfred Nobel Hall of Science.

Gustavus Honor Band XXII Concert Monday

More than 100 student musicians from 43 high schools across Minnesota and northern Iowa will converge on Gustavus Adolphus College for the twenty-second annual Gustavus Honor Band Festival, November 6 & 7, 2011. The two-day concert band festival, under the direction of Douglas Nimmo, includes rehearsals, seminars, clinics, master classes and demonstrations with Gustavus faculty. The festival concludes on November 7 with the 2011 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 public