Archive for March, 2014

Gustavus Jazz Takes Texas Tour

The Gustavus Jazz Lab Band, the top touring jazz ensemble from Gustavus Adolphus College and one of the Midwest’s finest collegiate jazz ensembles, and Director Steve Wright, well-known Minnesota jazz trumpet player and composer, will travel through South Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Iowa and Minnesota on its 2014 Jazz Concert Tour, March 28 – […]

Gustavus Choir Receives Invitation to Perform for ACDA

For the second time in the Gustavus Choir’s 82-year history, it has received an invitation to perform at the American Choral Directors Association North Central Division Conference. This concert by the Gustavus Choir, conducted by Dr. Gregory Aune, is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on March 21 at St. Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines, Iowa. It […]

Hillstrom Museum Announces Spring Break Hours

The Hillstrom Museum of Art is currently presenting complementary exhibitions: Minna Citron: The Uncharted Course from Realism to Abstraction, and Peggy Bacon, Keeping the Realist Course, on view through April 17, 2014. During the coming spring break of Gustavus Adolphus College (Saturday, March 29 through Sunday, April 6, 2014), the Hillstrom Museum of Art normal […]

Briana Baker Teams Up with Friends For Senior Vocal Recital

With a major in Environmental Studies and a Religion minor, Briana Baker will graduate this spring. However, this Sunday, March 23 in Björling Recital Hall at 3:30 p.m., she will sweep the audience members off its feet with her lovely alto voice. Admission is free for the public and refreshments will follow the conclusion of […]

Gustavus Jazz Trio Joins Adolphus Jazz Ensemble for Spring Concert

The Adolphus Jazz Ensemble and Director Steve Wright will be joined by the Gustavus Jazz Trio for their spring concert on Sunday, March 23, at 1:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. This performance is open to the public and admission is free. Under the direction of Steve Wright, the Adolphus Jazz Ensemble will open […]

Gustavus Faculty Recital Features Leibundguth and Wang

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to present two of its faculty members, Flutist Barbara Leibundguth and Pianist Esther Wang, in a faculty recital on Saturday, March 22 in Björling Recital Hall. This performance by Leibundguth and Wang is free and open to the public and begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s […]

Gustavus Music Showcase Concert is Sunday

The biennial Gustavus Music Showcase, featuring performances by the Gustavus Choir, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, the Gustavus Wind Orchestra and the Gustavus Jazz Lab Band, will be presented at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church (900 Stillwater Avenue) in Mahtomedi on Sunday, March 16. The performance is free and open to the public and will begin at […]

New Prague’s David Lim ’15 Wins National Organ Competition

Ask any musician. If he’s being honest with you, will tell you there’s never enough time for practice. When organist David Lim ’15 was informed that he had won the 12th annual Immanuel Lutheran Church Organ Competition in Evanston, Illinois, he realized that it would mean some additional time at the keyboard during a very […]

Students Reflect on Life-Changing Tour to Eastern Europe

Posted on March 5th, 2014 by Brianna Furey ’15 Participating in music ensembles at Gustavus Adolphus College involves much more than simply making music – it can have life-changing effects. Ensembles at Gustavus are often described by students as families that form a special bond and grow together in pursuit of producing magical sounds for […]

Gustavus Artist Series Features Aeolus Quartet Friday

The 2013-14 Gustavus Artist Series concludes Friday, March 8, with a performance by the renowned Aeolus Quartet, as part of a 3-day residency at Gustavus. The Aeolus Quartet is a string quartet founded at the Cleveland Institute of Music and currently serving as the Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School of Music. They […]