Gustavus Celebrates Honors Recitalists Saturday

Posted on April 29th, 2015 by

G-PinAn 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 part of the College’s annual Honors Day festivities and will be presented free and open to the public.

These seven recitalists were selected by the faculty in the department through an audition process earlier in the semester. Although a major in music is not a requirement for participation in the recital, this year each performer will graduate with either a major or minor in music. The variety of style and instrument is evident in Saturday’s Honors Recital program and showcases the musical depth of these young performers from the Gustavus Department of Music.

  • Erik Carlson, tenor, vocal performance and Scandinavian studies double major from Fridley, Minn., 2 movements from Franz Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin
  • Kacie Foster, piano, music and communication studies double major from Chanhassen, Minn., Souvenir de Porto Rico, Op. 31 by Louis Moreau Gottschalk
  • Chris Bram, guitar, music major from Rochester, Minn., Capricho Árabe by Franciso Tárrega
  • Will Doebler, horn, physics honors major with music and Japanese studies minors, Valparaiso, Ind., 1st movement of Kurtt Atterburg’s Concerto for Horn and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 28
  • Michael Eastwood, double bass, music performance major from Decorah, Iowa, Concerto for Double Bass, Kr. 172 by Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf
  • Eric Pothen, baritone, music education major from Mounds View, Minn., three songs from Gerald Finzi’s song cycle Let Us Garlands Bring
  • Katie Landreville, bassoon, music major and arts administration minor from Edina, Minn., Premiere Solo for Bassoon and Piano by Eugène Bourdeau

Saturday’s Honors Day celebration of these seven musicians from the Gustavus Department of Music will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. Admission to the Senior Honors Recital is free.


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