Archive for March, 2013

Hillstrom Museum Hosts Two Exhibitions

SPECIAL SPRING BREAK HOURS FOR THE HILLSTROM MUSEUM: Museum closed: March 29-31 Museum open 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., April 1-5 Museum closed: April 6-7

Ragamala Dance Company Presents 1,001 Buddhas at Gustavus

The Department of Theatre/Dance at Gustavus continues its celebration of the 25th anniversary of the founding of The Gustavus Dance Company by presenting a public performance of the famed Ragamala Dance's 1,001 Buddhas: Journey of the Gods in Anderson Theatre on Wednesday, March 27, beginning at 8:00 p.m. This performance is part of a 2-day residency with events by Ragamala Dance both on the campus and in St. Peter funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board with funds from Minnesota's Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Gustavus to Present Haydn’s Seven Last Words in Christ Chapel

As a special celebration for the final week of Lent, the Department of Music and the Office of the Chaplain will collaborate to present Franz Joseph Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross for String Quartet, Op. 51 in Christ Chapel. This special Lenten presentation of scripture and music will include Chaplain Rachel Larson as the reader and performed by Justin Knoepfel, viola and Sharon Mautner-Rodgers, 'cello, from the Department of Music, and two alumni violinists, Colin McGuire '06 and Mark Wamma '09. The Lenten drama begins at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27 in Christ Chapel. It is open to the pubic.

Gustavus Dance Company Celebrates 25 Years of Dance

This year the Gustavus Dance Company celebrates an exciting milestone: its 25th anniversary concert. The company will once again take to the stage of Anderson Theatre for an innovative, artistic, and thought-provoking concert March 22 – 24. This year’s concert features the choreography of faculty members Melissa Rolnick, Sarah Hauss, and Jennifer Glaws, alumnus Philip […]

Organist David Lim to Present Recital Friday

The Department of Music and the Office of the Chaplain are pleased to present New Prague native David Lim’s student recital on the Christ Chapel organ on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus. Mr. Lim’s recital begins at 7:00 pm. on Friday, March 22 in Christ Chapel. The recital is free and open to the public. […]

Gustavus Philharmonic Presents Music of Our Youth

The Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Justin Knoepfel, will present their spring concert, The Music of Our Youth, Sunday, March 24, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall on the Gustavus campus. This performance is free and open to the public.

Wind Orchestras’ “End of Winter” Concert Saturday

The Gustavus Department of Music is pleased to present the Vasa Wind Orchestra and the Gustavus Wind Orchestra in concert on Saturday, March 23, at 1:30 p.m. in Bjorling Recital Hall. Conductors Karrin Meffert-Nelson and Douglas Nimmo will lead their respective orchestras in this annual spring concert. This performance is free and open to the public.

South African Pianist Franklin Larey Presents Recital Sunday

The Gustavus Artist Series and the Department of Music are pleased to announce a recital by renowned South African pianist Franklin Larey, Sunday, March 17 beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. With support from the Gustavus Artist Series and the Johnson Endowment for the Arts at Gustavus, admission to Mr. Larey’s recital […]

Mason and Allen Present Joint Recital Saturday

The spring semester student recital schedule begins Saturday, March 16 at 1:30 p.m. with the joint recital of juniors Nick Mason, trumpet and Chris Allen, bass trombone. Nick Mason and Chris Allen will be accompanied by pianist Beth Winterfeldt and joined by the other members of the Christ Chapel Brass for the final selection on […]

Friends of Music Opens Doors for Student Musicians

“Music is one of those things I’d feel completely empty if I didn’t have,” says Sophie Haber Wertz ’15, violinist in the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra’s first violin section. You can’t accuse her of overstatement. Playing since childhood, she received a Gustavus music scholarship and her college music career thus far has included performing across South […]