Archive for October, 2013

Anderson Theatre Presents Trojan Barbie

The Theatre and Dance Department at Gustavus Adolphus College is proud to present Trojan Barbie by Christine Evans, an award-winning play that thrusts a 21st century heroine into a prisoner-of-war camp alongside famous characters from Greek playwright Euripedes' Trojan Women, such as Hecuba and Cassandra. Directed by Amy Seham, Trojan Barbie will be performed in the Anderson Theatre on October 31, and November 1-2 at 8 p.m., with a matinee performance on November 3 at 2 p.m.

Zorongo Flemenco Dance Theatre to Perform at Gustavus

The Zorongo Flemenco Dance Theatre will present its show Sol y Luna at Gustavus Adolphus College at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 in Alumni Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Celebrate the exotic and sultry ambiance of the early 1900s in Spain known as “Café Cantante,” when flamenco dancers, musicians, and […]

Winterfeldt Organ Recital November 2

On November 2, Organist Chad Winterfeldt will play the organ for a majestic and spiritual fall recital. Winterfeldt, an instructor of organ at Gustavus Adolphus College, will present his faculty recital which will be comprised of music by Olivier Messiaen and Johann Sebastian Bach. The performance will take place on Saturday, November 2 in Christ […]

Gustavus OcTUBAfest Celebrates the Lows

For years, the Gustavus Department of Music has known how to get low, really low. On Friday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m., the department will once again prove that it can get down as it celebrates its low brass program with an annual recital that’s come to be known as OcTUBAfest. The performance, open to […]

Hillstrom Museum of Art Presents Concurrent Exhibitions

The Hillstrom Museum of Art at Gustavus Adolphus College is currently showing three concurrent exhibitions, Associated American Artists: Art by Subscription, Recent Acquisitions and Debuts of the Hillstrom Museum of Art, and String Theory and the Superconducting Super Collider Series: Paintings by Lucinda Mason. All three exhibitions open through November 10, 2013.

Artist Series Brings Guitarist Robert Gruca to Gustavus Friday

In the tradition of bringing artists of world renown to the St. Peter campus, the Gustavus Artist Series is pleased to present classical guitarist Robert Gruca in concert in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on Friday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. Friday's recital is part of a day-long Artist Series residency by the guitarist that includes a lecture/demonstration, open to the public, in Björling at 2:30 p.m. Tickets for Friday's concert by Robert Gruca are available online at or by calling the Gustavus Ticket Center at 507-933-7590.

Family Weekend Features Department of Music

The annual community celebration called Family Weekend at Gustavus Adolphus College, October 11-13, has a little bit of everything for family, alumni and friends, including attendance at movies, workshops and panels, participation in trivia and treasure hunts, athletic events and a murder/mystery dinner. However, the tradition of Family Weekend at Gustavus would not be complete without a Sunday of non-stop music featuring ten of the College's music ensembles. In addition are two special additions to the schedule this year: the Gustavus Artist Series presentation of internationally-renowned classical guitarist Robert Gruca on Friday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m., and a Department of Music faculty recital by saxophonist John Engebretson on Saturday, October 12 at 3:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall.

Engebretson Saxophone Recital Set for Saturday

The Department of Music at Gustavus welcomes alumnus and adjunct instructor of music John Engebretson in a faculty saxophone recital on Saturday, October 12, beginning at 3:30 p.m. For this faculty recital in Jussi Björling Recital Hall, Mr. Engebretson is joined by two colleagues in the Department of Music, pianist Esther Wang and clarinetist Karrin Meffert-Nelson. The performance is free and open to the public.