Archive for Sara Cronk '22

Ópera Afuera: Gustavus Alum Plays Mariachi with the Minnesota Opera

Mariachi Mi Tierra performing at Minnesota Opera's first performance of the season. From L to R: Uriel Torres, Carlos Balbuena '21, Eduardo Castro, Rosalio Castro, José Rendon, Jorge Rendo, Jenny Castro. Singer: Vanessa Alonzo Picture provided by Balbuena Carlos Balbuena ’21 recently played with the Minnesota Opera with the mariachi band, Mariachi Mi Tierra. Ópera […]

Christmas in Christ Chapel 2021 Sends Audiences Forth Singing

Gustavus Adolphus College welcomed audiences back to campus for Christmas in Christ Chapel 2021. Christmas in Christ Chapel returned with joyous song, as befitting the program name, We Shall Go Forth Singing. With safety precautions in place, Gustavus Adolphus College was able to welcome alumni, families and friends, and supporters of Gustavus music back to […]

Ring In the Season With Gustavus Alumni at the Guthrie’s Christmas Carol

Clay Man Soo '18 (center) plays Young Scrooge in the Guthrie's Christmas Carol. Photo by Jenny Graham Going to A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie Theater this holiday season? You’ll see a few familiar Gustavus Theatre & Dance alumni on stage – and there’s a few who worked on it behind the scenes, too! “Christmas […]

Mixing Avant Garde with 1660s French Fashion: Gustavus Senior Designs Costumes for Fall Production of “The Misanthrope”

Kjerstin Anderson '22 is the costume designer for the fall production of "The Misanthrope." For Gustavus Adolphus College’s fall production of The Misanthrope, senior Theatre major Kjerstin Anderson ’22 is the costume designer. The play, written by Moliere and directed by Visiting Assistant Professor Kimberly Braun ’11, is set in 1660s France and explores the […]

Fine Arts Week Preview: October 27-31

The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra returns from their Fall Break Tour with a home concert in Christ Chapel. As Gustavus students come back from Fall Break, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra returns from their Fall Break Tour in a home concert at Christ Chapel. Plus, don’t miss Gustavus Violin faculty Natalia Moiseeva in her recital, or the […]

VocalEssence Christmas Concert Featuring Gustavus Alumni Wins Upper Midwest Emmy

The VocalEssence Chorus features multiple Gustavus Alumni. Picture Credit Bruce Silcox, courtesy of VocalEssence At the 22nd annual Upper Midwest Regional Emmys, Minneapolis-based VocalEssence’s Christmas concert, Welcome Christmas, received the Emmy for Entertainment, Long Form Content. Five Gustavus alumni performed in the concert, and VocalEssence Artistic Director/Founder Philip Brunelle was awarded an honorary Gustavus doctorate […]

Upcoming Dance Installation at JFK Center Features Work by Gustavus Alumni

Filming for 'already there' - Photo by Lauren Jessica Brown Pictured: Britta Joy Peterson '08, Aaron Tucker, and Candance Scarborogh Britta Joy Peterson ’08 is directing and choreographing already there, an immersive dance installation at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, supported by the Local Dance Commissioning Project. Featuring scenic design by […]

Fine Arts Preview: Family Weekend

The Gustavus Jazz Ensemble is one of the many Gustavus ensembles performing in Family Weekend Showcase concerts. Gustavus Fine Arts welcomes families to the hill for Family Weekend 2021! Families will have the chance to hear most of Gustavus Adolphus College’s large music ensembles in three concerts throughout Sunday. Plus, don’t miss the art exhibits […]

Homecoming Panel Explores Potential of New Laboratory Theatre

(From left to right): Panelists Michele Rusinko, Karla Leitzman '13, Jacob Korver '23, and Terena Wilkens discuss the new Gardner Laboratory Theatre. Picture Credit: Kelsey Backer During Homecoming, alumni and their families gathered in the new Rob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre to listen to panelists discuss the opportunities the new space makes possible. Panelists […]

Senior Spotlight: Andrew Stumbo

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Andrew Stumbo is a Vocal Music Education major from Ogden, Iowa. After graduation, he hopes to get a job as a choir director. Jon and Anita Thomsen Young Distinguished Chair in Music and Conductor of the Gustavus Choir Dr. […]