Archive for October, 2012

DeVoll Faculty Flute Recital Saturday

The Gustavus Department of Music is pleased to welcome flutist James DeVoll to the campus for a faculty flute recital on Saturday, November 3 at 3:30 p.m. in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. For this performance, DeVoll will be joined by pianist Kevin Hobbs. This faculty recital is free and open to the public.

Gustavus Hosts Pianist Robert Satterlee in Recital

The Gustavus Department of Music is delighted to present guest pianist Robert Satterlee. The concert will take place on Friday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Bjorling Recital Hall. As part of the Department of Music Colloquium Series, Dr. Satterlee’s recital is free and open to the public.

United States Army Field Band and Chorus to Present Public Concert at Gustavus

The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC, will continue its long history of presenting free public performances when it appears at Christ Chapel on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2012 . The Field Band’s concert in St. Peter is sponsored by the Department of Music and the Office of Fine Arts at Gustavus. In the tradition of the Field Band, this performance is free and open to the public. Tickets are free and are available in advance online at or by calling the Gustavus Ticket Center at 507-933-7590. Unclaimed tickets will be available at the door one hour prior to the concert.

Anderson Theatre Opens New Season with Will Eno’s Behold the Coach, In a Blazer, Uninsured

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to open its 2012-2013 season the contemporary dark comedy Behold the Coach, In a Blazer, Uninsured (and Other Good Intentions), a collection of five short plays written by Will Eno and directed by Henry McCarthy. Performances of Behold the Coach will be presented in Anderson Theatre October 25-27 at 8:00 p.m. and October 28 at 2:00 p.m. Following the October 27 performance, Professors Sean Cobb and Martin Lang will lead a discussion to discuss themes raised by the plays. Tickets for all four performances are available online at or by calling the Gustavus Ticket Center at (507) 933-7590. Tickets remaining unsold on the day of the performance will go on sale at Anderson Theatre box office one hour prior to showtime.

Antonio Herbert ’13 Lands Opportunities Through Networking

If Antonio Herbert ’13 of Kissimee, Florida, ever wondered if his decision to attend Gustavus Adolphus College en route to a professional music career was the right one, the summer of 2012 affirmed his decision. Herbert, principal flutist in both the Gustavus Wind and Symphony Orchestras, had planned to spend the summer working on campus and practicing the flute whenever time allowed. That plan changed quickly, much to his benefit.

Gustavus to Stage Reading of Dustin Lance Black’s Documentary 8

The Department of Theatre and Dance and the Chaplain’s Office at Gustavus Adolphus College, in collaboration with Queers and Allies, will present a staged reading of Academy Award-winner Dustin Lance Black’s new documentary play 8 on October 14 on the Gustavus campus. Featuring a stellar cast of students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the College, the reading is being presented as part of the Christ Chapel's Jubilee Celebration and will begin at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, October 14 in Christ Chapel. The performance is directed by Henry MacCarthy, assistant professor of theatre/dance. Tickets are not required and the event is open to the public. Please join us for this unique presentation and stay around for a discussion immediately following the reading.

Homecoming Concert Features The Bend in the River Big Band

The "Busiest Big Band in the Twin Cities," the Bend in the River Big Band is celebrating its 25th anniversary as it returns to Gustavus Adolphus College, the place where it all began for them, for Homecoming 2012, Saturday, October 13. Saturday's performance by the Bend in River Big Band begins at 7:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. The performance is sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations and the Gustavus Artist Series. Tickets are available online at and will also be available at the door.

Sweden’s Duo Gelland in Concert at Gustavus

The Gustavus Department of Music is pleased to present Swedish violin duo Duo Gelland in concert. Guest violinists Cecilia and Martin Gelland will perform on Monday, October 8 in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. The recital is free and open to the public.

Gustavus Family Weekend Showcase Concert Sunday

As part of the annual Family Weekend festivities, the Department of Music is pleased to include a number of its ensembles in the events on Sunday, October 7. Beginning with Morning Worship in Christ Chapel, through the Jazz Brunch in Evelyn Young Dining Room and back to Christ Chapel for the Family Weekend Showcase Concert, more than 400 student musicians in 9 ensembles will be involved over the course of the day.