Archive for November, 2012

Christmas in Christ Chapel is Nov. 30-Dec. 2

Christmas in Christ Chapel, the annual holiday tradition at Gustavus Adolphus College, will be held Nov. 30-Dec. 2 and is themed “Jubilee: Proclaiming the Year of the Lord’s Favor.” The College will be celebrating two anniversaries during this year’s celebration as it is the 40th year of Christmas in Christ Chapel and the 50th year – the Jubilee year – of Christ Chapel.

Hillstrom Museum’s 150 Years of Swedish Art Closes December 2

150 Years of Swedish Art: Highlights from the Swedish National Collections in Stockholm (Moderna Museet and Nationalmuseum) will be on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art at Gustavus Adolphus College from Monday, Sept. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 2. There will be a reception during the College’s Nobel Conference, on Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Fall Winds Concert at Gustavus Saturday

The Gustavus and Vasa Wind Orchestras' fall concert in Bjorling Recital Hall on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College will be presented Saturday, November 17, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Conductors Douglas Nimmo and Karrin Meffert-Nelson will lead their respective ensembles in this annual event. The performance in Bjorling Recital Hall is free and open to the public.

Gustavus Jazz in Concert Sunday

The Gustavus Jazz Lab Band, one of the Midwest’s finest collegiate jazz ensembles, and Director Steve Wright, well-known Minnesota jazz trumpet player and composer, will team up with the Adolphus Jazz Ensemble to present the annual fall jazz concert in Bjorling Recital Hall. As part of the Jazz Lab Band's fall concert tour, the two bands will open this concert in Bjorling at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to the concert is free.

Woodwind Chamber Ensemble Concert at Gustavus Sunday

The Gustavus Department of Music is pleased to present four of its woodwind chamber ensembles, including the High Five Quintet, the Gustavus Flute Choir, Clarinet Trio and Saxophone Quartet, in concert on Sunday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be presented in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.

Music and Visual Art Collaboration in Bjorling Sunday

Working with the music of composer Richard Danielpour, pianist Beth Winterfeldt and sculpture Nicole Hoiland join forces Sunday, November 11, to present "Enchanted Gardens" on the Gustavus campus. The Winterfeldt & Hoiland collaboration will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall and is sponsored jointly by the Departments of Art/Art History and Music at Gustavus. "Enchanted Gardens" is free and open to the public.

Artist Binod Shrestha in Residency at Gustavus

Artist Binod Shrestha, professor of art at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, will present a public lecture as part of a two-long residency in the Gustavus Department of Art/Art History, November 14-15. The residency is funded through the Edgar and Ethel Johnson Endowment for the Arts at Gustavus. Shrestha's lecture will focus on his work on the transitory nature of challenging political issues and will begin at 4:30 p.m. on November 14 in the Art Lecture Hall on the upper level of the studio arts building of the Schaefer Fine Arts Center. With funding from the Johnson Endowment, the lecture is free and open to the public.

Minnesota Orchestra Violinist Peter McGuire with Gustavus Symphony Saturday

The Gustavus Department of Music is pleased to present the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra with Mankato-area native and Minnesota Orchestra violinist Peter McGuire, under the direction of Ruth Lin, for their annual fall concert. The performance will take place on Saturday, November 10 at 1:30 p.m. in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. Admission is fre

Gustavus Honor Band XXIII Sunday & Monday

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra and the Department of Music welcomes the twenty-third annual Gustavus Honor Band Festival to the campus this weekend and celebrates it with the Festival Concert at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 5 in Christ Chapel. This annual Gustavus music event, organized and conducted by Dr. Douglas Nimmo, concludes the two-day honor band festival which includes rehearsals, seminars, clinics, master classes and demonstrations for the 101 high school musicians representing 43 high schools from across the region who are participating in the festival.