Archive for April, 2012

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Student Recital Weekend at Gustavus

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College has scheduled a weekend of senior and junior recitals in Jussi Björling Recital Hall including Patrick Pisani, piano; Brittney Raasch, horn; a joint vocal recital by Anna Giles, mezzo soprano and Joseph Thomas, tenor; and concluding with Antonio Herbert, flute. The recitals are open to the public. […]

Gustavus Hosts Sweden’s Södra Vätterbygdens Folkhögskola Choir

The Södra Vätterbygdens Folkhögskola Choir of Jönköping, Sweden, will present a concert at Gustavus Adolphus College’s Christ Chapel on Thursday, April 19, as part of its concert tour of the U.S. This performance is free of charge and begins at 7:00 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The concert is entitled " A Swedish Bouquet" and features choral music from different times and traditions.

Ben Kolis Directs Senior Honors Project, Glass

A man walks into a bar.......... It's an opening line of a joke and an everyday occurrence. Public places and their place in our lives is part of the fabric of our culture. It is also the basis for the senior honors project of Theatre Honors major Ben Kolis. His vision and his challenge was to take a public place, Patrick's on Third in St.Peter, and create a physical theatre performance that would be staged while the bar was open, involving the public, the wait staff, the sounds and energy of the venue. Everyday occurrences. Glass, conceived and directed by Gustavus senior Ben Kolis, is the product of the collaborative process between Kolis and the 7 other members of the cast. Performances are scheduled at 8:30 p.m. April 20, 21 & 22 at Patrick's on Third. Admission is free. The drinks are not.

Gustavus Spring Jazz Features Pianist Matt Cooper

The 2012 spring concert by the Gustavus Jazz Lab Band and the Adolphus Jazz Ensemble will feature acclaimed jazz pianist Matt Cooper, Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. Directed by Steve Wright, the two ensembles will present a number of solo works as well as selections with their guest artist. The concert is free and open to the public.

Mixed Blood Theatre to Present Hijab Tube at Gustavus

Minneapolis-based Mixed Blood Theatre will present Hijab Tubeat 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 in Gustavus Adolphus College’s Alumni Hall. The event is sponsored by the Gustavus Diversity Center and is free and open to the public. Hijab Tube explores American-Muslim identity and offers a unique, entertaining, and eye-opening perspective on Islam in 21st century America. […]

Choir Returns to Christ Chapel for Home Concert

The Gustavus Choir, one of the nation’s premier Lutheran college choirs, returns from its 3-state concert tour on Saturday, April 14 to present its Home Concert in Christ Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of Conductor Gregory Aune, the Gustavus Choir presented Gustavus Sesquicentennial Celebration Concerts in Carver and Red Wing, the first two locations of the college, Center City, Middleton (Wisc.), Schaumburg & Oak Park (Ill.) The Choir's Home Concert is free and open to the public.

Gustavus Wind Orchestra Florida Tour Ends with Home Concert

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Douglas Nimmo, returns from its week-long tour of Florida to present its Home Concert in Christ Chapel, Saturday, April 14 beginning at 1:30 p.m. Performing with the wind orchestra is Christ Chapel Organist & Cantor, Chad Winterfeldt. The concert tour in Florida included performances in St. Petersburg, Venice, Naples, Lady Lake and Easter Morning Celebrations in Vero Beach, The ensemble's Home Concert if free and open to the public.

Kalmar Quintet in Concert Sunday

The Kalmar Quintet, one of several student chamber ensembles in the Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College, will present its spring concert, Sunday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. This concert includes performances by the quintet as well as solo performances from each of its five members. The event is open to the public at no charge.

Busy Student Recital Schedule Begins in Björling Recital Hall

As usual, the weekend following spring break opens a busy junior and senior recital schedule in the Department of Music at Gustavus. This year is no exception as seniors Anthony Cesnik, oboe and Andy Phillips, alto saxophone, along with juniors Ben Whalen, trombone and Tim Grev, trumpet, bring their work to the Björling Recital Hall stage. These recitals are free and open to the public.

Faith-Based Theatrical Production to Feature Jonathan Swenson ’88

The one-man play Witnesses, written by Curt Cloninger and featuring professional actor and Gustavus alumnus Jonathan P. Swenson ’88, will be performed at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 in Christ Chapel. The performance is free and open to the public.