Archive for March, 2012

Gustavus Choir Prepares for Annual Tour

The Gustavus Choir, the premier choral ensemble at Gustavus Adolphus College, as well as one of the nation’s premier Lutheran college choirs, will perform six concerts in three different states during its upcoming tour March 30-April 5.

Britta Peterson ’08 Selected for ACDFA Dance Regional Finale

A dance by dancer/choreographer Britta Peterson '08, a graduate student in the Master of Fine Arts in Dance at Arizona State University, was selected for the gala finale program in the 2012 American College Dance Festival Association's Baja Regional Conference at California State University. The dance, Violet Flight: Pursuit of Significance, represented ASU at the conference held March 23 - 26, and included Denise Stein '11, who is also in the graduate program in dance at ASU, as a dancer. It was one of 8 dances out of 38 selected for the Gala. The Gala Performance was presented at 7:30 p.m. March 26, at the University Theatre on the CSU campus.

Wind Orchestra Preparing for Florida Tour

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Douglas Nimmo, is currently preparing to embark on a week-long tour of Florida April 1-8.

Department of Theatre & Dance Occupies Anderson Social Science Center

With the Occupy Wall Street movement in mind, the Department of Theatre & Dance at Gustavus will stage its own occupation this weekend in Anderson Social Science Center as the Department combines its courses in Playwriting and Directing to create a 48-hour intensive theatre laboratory project. The project, Occupy SSC, begins on March 23 and ends, with public performances that begin at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, March 25, in the Anderson Social Science Center. The performances are free and open to the public.

Gustavus Music Showcase at Ted Mann on March 25

Gustavus Adolphus College and the Department of Music will feature its four premier touring ensembles at this signature event on Sunday, March 25 at the Ted Mann Concert Hall on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. The Gustavus Music Showcase will allow audience members to see the Gustavus Choir, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, and the Gustavus Jazz Lab Band in one performance beginning at 2 p.m.

Zicheng He Senior Violin Recital Saturday

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to present the senior violin recital by Zicheng (Martin) He, Saturday, March 24, at 1:30 p.m., in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. He, a senior from Shunde, China, will be accompanied by pianist Beth Winterfeldt and assisted by violist Justin Knoepfel. This recital is open to the public. Admission is free.

Chamber Groups Join Vasa Wind Orchestra in Concert Friday

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to announce a spring concert by the Vasa Wind Orchestra under the directions of Conductor Karrin Meffert-Nelson, Friday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. In addition to the wind orchestra, this performance will feature three chamber ensembles, the Vasa Trio, the Vasa Saxophone Quartet, the Vasa Brass Quintet and, under the direction of James DeVoll, the Gustavus Flute Choir. Friday's performance is free and open to the public.

Gustavus presents Something Like Flight: The Spring Dance Concert

As Gustavus Adolphus College celebrates its 150th anniversary of inspiring, educating, and cultivating young minds, the Department of Theatre & Dance celebrates the Sesquicentennial with its Spring Dance Concert, titled Something Like Flight. It features the choreography of four Gustavus faculty, three guest artists, and one student. The concert displays talent, artistic vision, and the Gustavus Department of Theatre & Dance continuing pursuit of innovation.

Faculty Chamber Concert Sunday

Four members of the Gustavus Department of Music will present a faculty chamber concert on Sunday, March 18. This performance by Peter McGuire, violin, Justin Knoepfel, viola, Sharon Mautner-Rodgers, 'cello and Yumiko Oshima-Ryan, piano is set to begin at 1:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public.

MN Orch Oboist John Snow at Gustavus Wednesday

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to welcome Minnesota Orchestra’s Associate Principal Oboist John Snow to Jussi Björling Recital Hall for a trio concert with Gustavus faculty Peter McGuire, violin and Esther Wang, piano, Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Department of Music, this guest appearance by Mr. […]