Archive for September, 2013

Le Grande Bande to Present Haydn and Handel Sunday

The debut solo performance of Le Grande Bande & Chorus (LGBC), a local nonprofit orchestra and chorus established in June 2011, will be performed in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on Sunday, October 6 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Directed by Michael Asmus, a 2013 Gustavus graduate, Le Grande Bande will include student musicians from Gustavus Adolphus College, members of the Mankato Symphony Orchestra, and other musicians from the area. The concert, which will not include the Chorus, will feature the Sinfonia overture from the Armida Symphony No. 87 by Josef Haydn and a performance of George Fredric Handel’s famous Water Music.

Emily Sheehan Exhibition in Schaefer Gallery

The new season of the Gustavus Artist Series has opened with the installation of a series of works by artist Emily Sheehan as part of an artist-in-residence at Gustavus Adolphus College. The exhibition, New Works by Emily Sheehan, is on display daily in Schaefer Gallery through October 13. An artist reception and lecture will be […]

Gustavus Presents the Rose Ensemble’s Roots of Bluegrass Tour

Moving from their traditional repertoire to the traditional music of America, The Rose Ensemble of St. Paul is opening its 8th annual greater Minnesota concert tour, The Roots of Bluegrass, A Journey through America's Folk, Old-time, and Gospel Traditions, with a Gustavus Artist Series presentation on Thursday, October 3 in Christ Chapel. The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available in advance through or by calling 507-933-7590 or on the day of the concert at the door.

Nobel Concert DARK ENERGY Set for Tuesday

Continuing its long tradition of connecting music on the campus to the theme of the annual Nobel Conference, the Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to present a faculty trio and the music of Johannes Brahms and Dmitri Shostakovich in the 2013 Nobel Conference Concert, “Dark Energy.” The faculty piano trio of […]

Guest Cello & Piano Recital Sunday at Gustavus

The Department of Music at Gustavus is pleased to bring guest 'cellist Nickolai Kolarov and pianist Rebekah Richards to the Jussi Björling Hall stage on Sunday, September 29. Performing works by Beethoven, Barber, Rorem, Kodaly, Balyozov and Zlatev-Tcherkin, the duo of Kolarov and Richards will present both combined and solo works. This performance begins at 1:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Andy Juhl & Bluestem Players in Björling Saturday

Musician and song-writer Andy Juhl, a 2002 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, will return to the campus Saturday, September 21 for a concert with his band, the Bluestem Players, at 7:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall. This is the first performance by the northwest Iowa native since his graduation in 2002. With a well-deserved and growing reputation as both a classic folk and folk rock musician, Juhl has presented his music around the Midwest. He has four CDs on the market with one more on the way. Saturday's performance is sponsored by the Office of Fine Arts at Gustavus and is free and open to the public.

Gustavus Opens Performance Season With Brandenburg No. 5

To celebrate the beginning of a new performance season at Gustavus Adolphus College, the Department of Music is pleased to present a concert featuring one of the most respected compositions of the Baroque Era, Johann Sebastian Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, on Friday, September 20, 2013. Performed by a chamber ensemble comprised of Gustavus music faculty and their students and conducted by guest conductor Henry Charles Smith, this opening performance of the season will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the College's Jussi Björling Recital Hall. The performance is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.