Weekend Arts Preview: The Final Countdown

Posted on December 6th, 2017 by

It’s true, Christmas in Christ Chapel is over and gone, but the final weekend of the semester on the hill will be anything but quiet. Between the nearly sold-out theatre/dance productions and several concerts over the next few days, there is no shortage of events to attend. Here is our weekend concert rundown (for more information on the theatre/dance productions please see the link above):

Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra
7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 6
Björling Recital Hall

The Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Justin Knoepfel, performs Ralph Vaughan William’s Rhosymedre, Béla Bartók’s Rumanian Folk Dances for String Orchestra, Gustav Holst’s St. Paul Suite for String Orchestra. They will be joined by special guests, the Gustavus Cello Choir, to open the program.

Jingle Jam Jazz
8:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 7
Courtyard Café

This annual event features the jazz combos and vocal jazz for an evening of festive holiday music. Alumni from the jazz program are welcomed back to campus to jam with current students, and the entire community is invited to sit back, relax, and enjoy a break during a busy time of year.

Gustavus Women’s A Capella Concert
8 p.m.
Friday, December 8
Björling Recital Hall

Come out and support Gustavus’ newest student-run a capella ensemble, Gustavus Women’s A Capella, on its first performance in Björling Recital Hall.

Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Fall Concert
1:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 9
Björling Recital Hall

The Flute Choir, Clarinet Ensemble, Saxstreet Boiz, Bassoons Inc., Four-Fifths Woodwind Quintet, and the Gustavus Chamber Winds join forces for an afternoon of music. The program features works by Haydn, Bizet and Strauss among many other more contemporary favorites.

Percussion Ensemble Fall Concert
3:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 9
Björling Recital Hall

The Gustavus Percussion Ensemble presents its fall concert featuring works by Dmitry Kabalevsky, Elliot Cole, and Takayoshi Yoshioka.

Legacy A Capella
5:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 10
Björling Recital Hall

Join student-run Legacy A Capella as it presents its fall concert with some holiday favorites thrown in.

A Very GSharp Christmas
7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 12
Björling Recital Hall

GSharp, Gustavus’ student-run men’s a capella group performs its annual holiday concert.


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