Fine Arts Weekly Preview: April 17 to 23 Posted on April 17th, 2023 by

This week features the student recitals of Jessica Mendez-Robles, Alex Blegen, Mikayla Bohner, Dana Howell, Moriah Jensen, and Elyse Doeden, as well as a Bass Workshop performance, a Brassworks! concert, and the closing of the current Hillstrom Museum exhibitions.

Jessica Mendez-Robles ‘23 Student Recital
April 21s, 7:30 p.m.
Björling Recital Hall

A Murmur in the Trees: Bass Workshop Performance
April 22, 4:00 p.m.
Björling Recital Hall and the Arboretum

The Gustavus Fine Arts Office, Arboretum, and Zeitgeist are proud to present A Murmur in the Trees, an Earth Day recital celebration of double bass solos and ensembles concluding with Eve Beglarian’s A Murmur in the Trees for 24 Basses in the Gustavus Arboretum. Featuring guest and faculty bassists Kristen Bruya, Volkan Orhan, Nick Gaudette, and Rolf Erdahl. The performance will start at 4:00 p.m. in Bjorling and it will finish outside in the Arboretum.

Gustavus Jazz Ensemble at Crooners Supper Club
April 22, 1:00 p.m.
Crooners Supper Club
6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis

The Gustavus Jazz Ensemble is thrilled to be playing at Crooners Supper Club for the second year in a row! Tickets are required.
More information can be found here: Gustavus Jazz Ensemble at Crooners Info and Tickets

Alex Blegen ‘23 Student Recital
April 22, 7:30 p.m.
Björling Recital Hall

Mikayla Bohner ‘24 Student Recital
April 23, 10:00 a.m.
Björling Recital Hall

Dana Howell ‘23 Student Recital
April 23, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Björling Recital Hall

April 23, 3:30 p.m.
Björling Recital Hall

The Gustavus Department of Music is proud to present Brassworks 2023! A collection of performances by our various brass ensembles on campus including the Christ Chapel Brass, Tuba & Euphonium Ensemble, Trombone Choir and the Horn Choir.

Moriah Jensen ‘23 Student Recital
April 23, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Björling Recital Hall

Elyse Doeden ‘23 Student Recital
April 23, 7:30 p.m.
Björling Recital Hall

Improvised Structures: Recent Sculptural Works by Nicolas Darcourt
February 13 – April 23, 2023 (Closing Weekend!)
Exhibit open: Mon-Fri 9 AM – 5 PM, and 1-5 PM Sat-Sun

Elizabeth Catlett in the Hillstrom Museum of Art
February 13 – April 23, 2023 (Closing Weekend!)
Exhibit open: Mon-Fri 9 AM – 5 PM, and 1-5 PM Sat-Sun

African American artist Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012) is considered through recently acquired works and through new poetry by exhibition collaborator Philip Bryant, a faculty member in the African/African Diaspora Studies Program and the English Department of Gustavus Adolphus College.  Catlett’s artworks and Bryant’s poetry are supplemented by paintings by Catlett’s contemporaries Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) and Eldzier Corter (1916-2015), lent by the Art Bridges Foundation of Bentonville, Arkansas.


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