Archive for May, 2014

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String & Wind Orchestras Share Spring Concert

Two ensembles from the Department of Music at Gustavus will join forces to present their spring concerts on Saturday, May 17, at 1:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall. The Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Justin Knoepfel will open the concert followed by the Vasa Wind Orchestra, conducted by Karrin Meffert-Nelson. This performance in Björling Recital […]

The Department of Theatre and Dance Presents Shakespeare’s Midsummer in Arboretum

What do you get when you put fairies, love and a magic, all-powerful flower together? Chaos. That, and the thrilling and epic story of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, put on the grassy stage of the Linnaeus Arboretum by theatre professor Henry MacCarthy. This workshop version of Shakespeare’s classic story of love and unintended consequences features […]

Karl Grant Piano Recital in Bjorling Friday

On Friday, May 16, senior music and classics double major Karl Grant, who is from Stillwater, Minnesota, will display his piano skills in Björling Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. This recital will be free for the public to attend and there will be refreshments afterwards. Karl’s musical repertoire will feature a great variety of styles. […]

Wind Orchestra Spring Finale Celebrates Nimmo & Wright

In any other year, the spring concert on the Gustavus campus by the Gustavus Wind Orchestra would simply be the spring concert — the wind orchestra’s final major performance of the year. However, with the College, its alumni and the music community gathering in Christ Chapel on Saturday, May 10, to celebrate the over 50 […]

Dynamic Brass Duo to Perform in Bjorling

Senior instrumental music education major Matt Bauer and junior physics major Will Doebler will present their joint student recital on Sunday May, 11 at 5:30 p.m. in Bjorling Recital Hall. Their recital is free and open to the public and flowers will be given to all mothers who attend this concert on Mother’s Day. Will […]

Riley Lass Senior Recital in Björling Sunday

On Sunday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m. in Bjorling Recital Hall, tenor Riley Lass, an ACS chemistry major from Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, will present his senior voice recital. The public may attend this concert free and there will be refreshments afterwards. Riley’s performance will contain a wide range of repertoire from different time periods. He […]

Foster & Pothen Combine for Junior Recital Sunday

The Department of Music at Gustavus is pleased to present the junior recital by Kacie Foster, piano and Eric Pothen, baritone, Sunday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. This joint recital by Foster and Pothen will be performed in Jussi Björling Recital Hall with accompanist Bonnie Jorgensen. The recital is open to the public. Tickets are […]

Thompson, May & Coulter Recital Sunday

Senior vocalists Rebecca Thompson, Zoë May and Darcy Coulter will join forces on Sunday, May 11, to present their combined senior recital in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. This recital by Thompson, May and Coulter will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will be accompanied by pianists Leah Rodmyre and Claire Merchen. The performance is free and […]

Senior Olivia Reininger Will Display Two Talents in Bjorling

Pacific Palisades, California is the hometown of music performance major Olivia Reininger. On Saturday May 10 in Bjorling Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m., Olivia will take the stage to present her senior recital, performing works for voice and for solo piano. This performance is free for the public to attend and there will be refreshments […]

Lucia Singers & Gustavus Choir Concert Sunday

The combined voices of the Lucia Singers, an 80-voice women’s chorus under the direction of Conductor Brandon Dean, and the Gustavus Choir, a 64-voice mixed ensemble led by Conductor Gregory, will combine for their final concert of the year on Sunday, May 4, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel on the Gustavus campus. This […]