Fall Concerts Abound! Posted on November 3rd, 2017 by

Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, Ruth Lin, conductor

The Gustavus music department will be a bustling place for the next two weeks as fall concerts and the Björling Music Festival take over performance spaces on campus. All concerts are free and the public is encouraged to attend. If you can’t make it to campus, all three events will be livestreamed.

Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert
7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 3
Björling Recital Hall

The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Ruth Lin, performs “Overture” from The Magic Flute and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 3 in C Major.  As a special treat, voice faculty member and baritone, Michael Jorgensen, will also join the ensemble for selected movements from Gustav Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn.

Björling Music Festival Performance
7 p.m.
Monday, November 6
Christ Chapel

Gustavus is thrilled to welcome nearly 250 band students from more than 50 high schools to campus for the 29th annual Björling Music Festival. This year’s event, will be conducted by James Patrick Miller, Douglas Nimmo Professor of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, and Heidi Johanna Miller, conductor of the Gustavus Wind Symphony. The two-day event culminates in this Monday evening concert featuring the two high school honor bands and the Gustavus Wind Orchestra performing works by Frank Ticheli, Samuel Hazo, Henry Fillmore, and John Philip Sousa, among others.

Gustavus Wind Orchestra and Gustavus Wind Symphony Fall Concert
1:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 11
Björling Recital Hall

This performance features both the Gustavus Wind Orchestra and Gustavus Wind Symphony, as well as the Gustavus Chamber Winds. The program features a wide variety of music including works by Malcolm Arnold, Julie Giroux, and J.S. Bach. The Gustavus Wind Symphony will perform Mother Earth Fanfare and Heart Songs in memory of composer David Maslanka, a legend in the world of wind band composing who passed away earlier this year. The Gustavus Wind Orchestra will also add an exciting multimedia element to their part of the performance for a unique concert experience.



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