Archive for April, 2015

Lucia & Philharmonic Team for Spring Concert

The Lucia Singers and the Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra will combine efforts to present their 2015 spring concerts in one event in Christ Chapel on Sunday, May 3. This joint performance under the direction of Brandon Dean and Justin Knoepfel will begin at 3:30 and will feature a performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria with vocal soloists […]

Wind Orchestra Welcomes Coast Guard Soloists Saturday

For its spring concert on Saturday, May 2, the Gustavus Wind Orchestra and Conductor James Patrick Miller will commemorate the 75th anniversary of Composer Percy Grainger’s historic concert tour with the Gustavus Concert Band and also welcome two soloists from the U.S. Coast Guard Band as guest artists. Musician First Class Laurie Baynard, flute and […]

Gustavus Choir Honors Concert Set for Saturday

The Gustavus Choir, under the direction of Dr. Gregory Aune, will present its spring concert on Honors Day, Saturday, May 2, at 3:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus. This year’s performance, “Darkness & Light,” will include solo performances by members of the choir and accompaniment by a chamber string ensemble, […]

Gustavus Celebrates Honors Recitalists Saturday

An annual celebration of the finest musicians in Gustavus’s Class of 2015 will be held Saturday, May 2 at 1:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. The 2015 Senior Honors Recital will feature performances by seven of the Department of Music’s graduating seniors in voice, piano, guitar, horn, double bass and bassoon. This performance is […]

Schaefer Gallery Hosts Junior Art Exhibition

An exhibition of works by junior art and art education majors is currently on display in Schaefer Gallery, located in the Department of Art/Art History on the Gustavus campus. The exhibition will be open to the public April 27 – May 16. Admission to Schaefer is free and the gallery is open to the public […]

Jazz Lab Band Honored at UW-Eau Claire Jazz Festival

The Gustavus Jazz Lab Band, led by director Dave Stamps, won first place in the Collegiate Big Band Division at the 2015 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Jazz Festival, which was held April 17-18. This is the third time that the ensemble has taken first place at the festival, and the first time under the leadership […]

Busy Recital Schedule Continues at Gustavus

Another busy weekend of student recitals and end of the semester concerts is set for the Gustavus campus as the Department of Music continues through its busy spring schedule. For the coming weekend, seven student recitals, with performances by nine student recitalists, and one ensemble spring concert will keep the department busy. Two performances are […]

Student Created Exhibit Now on Display in Washington, D.C. Museum

A 12-panel exhibit commemorating the Dakota-U.S. War of 1862 created by Gustavus students in 2012 is now on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The museum will have the exhibit on display through December 29, 2015. The exhibit, which is titled “Commemorating Controversy: the Dakota-U.S. War of 1862”, […]

Gustavus Jazz Lab Band Home Concert Sunday

The Gustavus Jazz Lab Band, and its new director Dr. Dave Stamps, will return from a short spring concert tour to present its 2015 Home Concert on Sunday, April 19 at 1:30 p.m. For this performance in Jussi Björling Recital Hall, the GJLB will be joined by the Adolphus Jazz Ensemble. Both ensembles are directed […]

Weekend Stacked with Student Recitals

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College moves into another busy weekend of student recitals in Björling Recital Hall. Five recitals over the weekend will include performances by eight recitalists, their accompanists and fellow Gustavus student-musicians who will be assisting them. All five recitals will be presented in Björling Recital Hall, are open to […]