Archive for 2012

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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.

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.