Archive for March, 2016

En Usannsynlig Hjemkomst (An Unlikely Homecoming)

It’s difficult to imagine the thoughts in Theodora Cormontan’s mind in 1887 as she stood on the deck of the Hekla and sailed from Norway for America with her father and sister, leaving behind an established music career of performance, teaching and composition. As the coastline faded in the distance, the 46-year-old Norwegian composer probably […]

Hillstrom Museum of Art Announces Spring Break Hours

The Hillstrom Museum of Art will be open during the upcoming Spring Break of Gustavus Adolphus College (which is March 25 through April 3, 2016) as follows: Monday-Friday, March 28-April 1, open 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  The Museum will be closed Friday-Sunday, March 25-27, and Saturday-Sunday, April 2-3.  It will reopen with regular hours Monday, […]

Weekend at Gustavus Includes Senior Recitals by Walters and Likely

A busy spring semester continues this weekend at Gustavus Adolphus College as seniors Hannah Walters, voice & viola and Caleb Likely, trombone, present their final Gustavus recitals in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. Walters will present her recital with pianist Bonnie Jorgensen at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 and Likely at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, […]

Pianist Wang to Join Gustavus Symphony for Spring Concert

Gustavus Pianist and Professor of Music Esther Wang will join the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Ruth Lin for the symphony’s spring concert on Saturday, March 19 at 1:30 p.m. This performance will be presented in Jussi Björling Recital Hall at no charge. The public is cordially invited to attend. For those unable to attend, […]

Jazz Combos Spring Concert Set for Friday

The Jazz Studies program at Gustavus Adolphus College will present 5 of its jazz combos in a concert in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on Friday, March 18. The performance, set for 7:30 p.m., will include works by 3 combos named after the great names in jazz history — Duke, Bird, and Dizzy — as well […]

Alexander Rothe to Present Lecture on Wagner’s Ring Cycle

The Department of Music at Gustavus is pleased to present “Myth, Revolution, and Nationalism in Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle” a guest lecture by Alexander K. Rothe, on Thursday, March 17 at 1:30 p.m. The lecture is open to the public and will be presented in Schaefer Fine Arts Music 308. In this lecture, Dr. Alexander […]

Vasa Wind Orchestra Welcomes Chamber Ensembles

The Vasa Wind Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Karrin Meffert-Nelson, will present its 2016 spring concert in Björling Recital Hall on Saturday, March 12 at 1:30 p.m. In addition to performances by the ensemble, the concert will include two guest student conductors, flutist James DeVoll, and three chamber ensembles. Admission to this spring concert […]

Clarinetist Laura Johnson Senior Recital Sunday

A busy spring semester of student recitals at Gustavus Adolphus College begins Sunday, March 6, with Laura Johnson’s senior clarinet recital. The 7:30 p.m. recital will be presented under the sponsorship of the Department of Music at Gustavus in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. The performance will be open and free to the public. Laura Johnson […]