Archive for April, 2012

 

150 Students and Alumni to Perform Koplowitz’s Our Place, In Place

Under the direction of internationally known and veteran director and choreographer Stephan Koplowitz, more than 150 Gustavus Adolphus College students and alumni will perform Our Place, In Place, a series of four site and theme-specific performances created in honor of the College’s Sesquicentennial, Wednesday, May 2 and Saturday, May 5.

 

Khemiri is Out of Scandinavia Week Artist-in-Residence

The Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Scandinavian Studies will welcome Swedish author and playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri to campus the week of April 30 as the College’s Out of Scandinavia Artist-in-Residence. In addition to serving as a keynote speaker at this year’s MAYDAY! Peace Conference, Khemiri will visit classes in the departments of Scandinavian Studies and English and be part of three other events which are all open to the public.

 

Choir of Christ Chapel Sings Home Concert

The Choir of Christ Chapel and first-year Conductor Brandon Dean return to Christ Chapel following weekend concerts in the Metro area to present its home concert in Christ Chapel on May 5. Chaplain Rachel Larson and Christ Chapel Organist Chad Fothergill will assist the Choir for the Home Concert. While the concert features the Choir of Christ Chapel, the program for the event is more in the spirit of a hymn festival. The audience will be encouraged to participate in the liturgical and hymn-singing of the concert. This performance at 4:00 p.m. is free and open to the public.

 

Theatre/Dance & Scandinavian Studies Present Reading of Khemiri’s Montecore: The Silence of the Tiger

In conjunction with the MAYDAY! Peace Conference, the Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Theatre & Dance and the Department of Scandinavian Studies will co-sponsor a reading of sections of Jonas Hassen Khemiri's Montecore: The Silence of the Tiger on Tuesday, May 1, directed by Henry MacCarthy. The novel, originally written in Swedish, was translated into English by Gustavus alumna Rachel Willson-Broyles ’02. For the reading, the Departments welcome back professional actors Rob Berdahl '90 and Kim Braun '11, to work with senior honors in theater major Ben Kolis and first-year theatre major Hannah Enright. The reading of Khemiri's Montecore: The Silence of the Tiger is set for 8:00 p.m. in the Black Box in the lower level of the Schaefer Fine Arts Center. Tickets are not required but seating is limited and you are asked to contact Director Henry MacCarthy at hmaccart@gac.edu to reserve a seat

 

Regional Tour Set for Choir of Christ Chapel

The Choir of Christ Chapel and first-year Conductor Brandon Dean will be presenting concerts in Richfield, West St. Paul and Welch, Minnesota, April 27 - 29, on its annual spring concert tour before returning to present its home concert in Christ Chapel on May 5. Chaplain Rachel Larson and Christ Chapel Organist Chad Fothergill will assist the Choir on tour and for the Home Concert. While the concert features the Choir of Christ Chapel, the program for the event is more in the spirit of a hymn festival. The audience will be encouraged to participate in the liturgical and hymn-singing of the concert. This performance is free and open to the public.

Senior Recitals Highlight Music at Gustavus

Five senior recitals, ranging from piano to voice to double bass highlight a busy music weekend in the Department of Music at Gustavus, April 27 - 29. The weekend recital list includes Yanna Georgas, piano; Brit Barkholtz, piano and flute; Nicole Wamma, piano and double bass; Devon Marschall, voice and piano; and Christopher Gough, voice and trombone. All five recitals will be presented in Björling Recital Hall and are free and open to the public.

 

Spring Percussion Concert Sunday at Gustavus

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to present its spring percussion ensemble's concert, Sunday, April 29 in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on the Gustavus campus. Directed by percussion instructor Paul Hill, the Gustavus Percussion Ensemble will present its concert beginning at 1:30 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public.

Woodwind Chamber Concert Sunday at Gustavus

Four woodwind chamber ensembles from the Department of Music at Gustavus will be in concert Sunday, April 29 at 3:30 p.m. The ensembles, The Gustavus Saxophone Quartet, Fyra, The Gustavus Flute Choir and The Gustie Winds will present this joint concert in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

 

Panel Discussion Announced to Follow May 5 Performance of ORIGIN STORY

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to announce a panel on gender and intersexuality following the May 5, 8:00 p.m. performance of Origin Story in the Anderson Theatre. “The Plight of Pronoun: What Origin Story Reveals bout Gender & Intersexuality” will be an open discussion about the play’s themes with Gustavus Adolphus professors Yurie Hong, Rob Kendrick and Martin Lang. Julia Tindell (’13) will moderate.

 

Gustavus Presents Jazz Pianist Matt Cooper in Residence

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to bring internationally acclaimed jazz and classical pianist Matt Cooper to the campus for an artist's residency, April 21-22. Dr. Cooper's residency includes performances with the Gustavus Jazz Lab Band and the Adolphus Jazz Ensemble at 7:30 p.m., April 21, a Music Colloquium lecture at 5:00 p.m. and a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. on April 22. All three events are free and open to the public.