Week(end) Preview: Artist Series Finale, Transfer of Memory, and Wind Orchestra Home Concert

Posted on April 8th, 2019 by

This week our week(end) preview actually starts on Monday as we kick off a full schedule of fine arts events through the end of the year. From the final Transfer of Memory exhibit events to the final Gustavus Artist Series performances, it’s going to be a jam-packed week.

Transfer of Memory
Schaefer Art Gallery

This marks the final week of the Transfer of Memory exhibit at the Schaefer Art Gallery. The exhibit features photo portraits of Holocaust survivors living in Minnesota, at home in full color. Accompanying the exhibit is two weeks of special programming, including children of Holocaust survivors telling their parents’ stories. This coming week features the three final events. More information about this exhibit and the programming surrounding it can be found here.

Monday, April 8
Susan Miller, “Judy Baron’s Story”
1:30-2:30 p.m., Olin 103

Wednesday, April 10
“R4CH43L,” a Now What Studios Film
7-8 p.m., FAA Lecture Room (Schaefer Gallery Classroom)

Thursday, April 11
Formal Reception
4:30 p.m., Schaefer Gallery

Gustavus Artist Series: David Briggs, Organ
7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 9
Christ Chapel

David Briggs is an internationally renowned organist whose performances are acclaimed for their musicality, virtuosity, and ability to excite and engage audiences of all ages. With an extensive repertoire spanning five centuries, he is known across the globe for his brilliant organ transcriptions of symphonic music by composers such as Mahler, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Bruckner, Ravel, and Bach.  Briggs will also present a master class which is free and open to the public at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 8 in Christ Chapel. For concert tickets, please visit gustavustickets.com.

Gustavus Artist Series: William Chapman Nyaho, piano
7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10
Björling Recital Hall

William Chapman Nyaho is an active concert pianist performing as a soloist and chamber musician around the world. Appearances include soloing with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, as well as featured segments on NPR’s Performance Today. Chapman Nyaho’s solo CD SENKU: Piano Music by Composers of African Descent, a ground-breaking compilation of music of the African Diaspora, was recently choreographed by the Tony Award winning Garth Fagan. Senku was named one of the “Best of the Year” by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, which called it “altogether enthralling . . . this music deserves a regular place on concert programs.” Gramophone Magazine said, “Nyaho’s gripping performances kept my ears glued to this disc . . . Let’s hope the pianist continues to explore and record more such commanding repertoire.” Dr. Maya Angelou wrote that it holds “moments of discovery so delicious that the listeners will be made to laugh out loud and to compliment not just Dr. Chapman Nyaho, but themselves at their good fortune in finding these composers and this pianist.”  For tickets, please visit gustavustickets.com.

Gustavus Wind Orchestra Home Concert
7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 13
Björling Recital Hall

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra returns from a 10-day tour of Minnesota to present its home concert. The concert’s theme is “Solitude” and features a wide variety of repertoire for wind band including Karel Husa’s “Smetana Fanfare”, Percy Aldridge Grainger’s “Molly on the Shore”, as well as John Mackey’s “The Frozen Cathedral”. The program also features several student soloists, conductors, and performers. Senior dance honors and psychological science major Mia Massaro choreographed a dance for Warren Benson’s “The Solitary Dancer” and will perform it with the band.  She will be joined in the spotlight by Charlie Barnhouse ’19 (saxophone), Oran Clay ’19 (tuba), Andrew DeLuca ’19 (guest conductor), and Emma Silber ’19 (guest conductor).

This performance is free and open to the public.

Evening Choral Service
7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 14
Christ Chapel

The Choir of Christ Chapel, conducted by Brandon Dean, will sing as part of the Palm Sunday service in Christ Chapel. They will perform “O Clap Your Hands” by Ralph Vaughan Williams and “Give Me Jesus” arranged by Larry Fleming as part of worship.

Student Recitals
Elizabeth Neuenfeldt, Mezzo-Soprano
1:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 13
Björling Recital Hall

Kali Malaski, Soprano
3:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 13
Björling Recital Hall

Jonathan Hickox-Young, Percussion
1:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 14
Björling Recital Hall

Kathryn Hagen, Clarinet
3:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 14
Björling Recital Hall

 

 

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