‘Music’ Category

Gustavus Senior Marta Sikora Makes Big Impact in MN Orchestra Internship

Marta Sikora, a senior studying business management and music, completed a marketing internship with the Minnesota Orchestra over the summer. During this internship, Marta had the opportunity to publish a program note in Showcase—Minnesota Orchestra’s concert program brochure. Marta wrote her program note about Sir James McMillan’s Trombone Concerto, performed by Jörgen van Rijen for […]

Nobel 59 Opening Procession Brings the Gustavus Spirit to Life

On October 3 and 4, Gustavus Adolphus College hosted the 59th Nobel Conference. This year’s conference, “Insects: Little Body, Big Impact”,  addressed the disproportionate effects insects have on human life and aimed to bring awareness to the essential role these beings play in allowing the earth to flourish. Having had the honor of hosting the […]

What To Know About Dr. Justin Knoepfel

Dr Justin Knoepfel became the conductor of the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra very suddenly. He had already conducted the Philharmonic Orchestra for 10 years when the then-GSO conductor left for another position. During a year-long fill-in period, he discovered that it had been a missing piece in his musical career. Now, his recently announced appointment means […]

Gustavus welcomes Singaporean singer award-winning Dr. Sridhar

Dr. Janani Sridhar will be performing at Gustavus Adolphus College with pianist Alexander Woods, on September 30, at 7:30 p.m.. Dr. Sridhar is a world-renowned singer and performer. She is the first Singaporean to win the top prize at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod as well as the first singer to have received the HSBC […]

Celebrating former music faculty Paul and Helen Baumgartner

The Fine Arts Office and Alumni and Parent Engagement Office are pleased to present the Baumgartner Memorial Concert, a recital to honor and celebrate former Gustavus music faculty Paul and Helen Baumgartner.  The recital will be held on Homecoming Saturday, September 23 at 5:30 p.m in Christ Chapel. The recital includes performances by current Gustavus […]

A Gustie Songbird Returns to the Nest

Dr. Andrew Kendall ‘15 is coming back to the Hill as the conductor of the Choir of Christ Chapel and Lucia Singers. What have you been up to since leaving Gustavus? A.K.: Right after I graduated from Gustavus, I taught for three years in Holdingford, MN, where I was responsible for 11 choirs. After that, […]

Fine Arts Weekly Preview: May 1 to 7

This week features the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Concert, the Choral Showcase, the Honors Recital, the Spring Jazz Showcase Concerts, the Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition, and three student recitals. Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Concerto Concert May 5, 7 p.m. Björling Recital Hall Eavan McCormick ‘24 Student Recital May 6, 11:30 p.m. Björling Recital Hall Honors Recital […]

Fine Arts Preview: April 24 to 30

This week features the senior recitals of Zoe Zarth, Manny Green, Kaylynn Weltzien, Lauren Buss, and Ingrid Welna, as well as the Gustavus Choir Spring Concert. The Junior Studio Arts Major Exhibition is opening on Monday. Junior Studio Arts Majors Exhibition Everything and the Kitchen Sink Open Reception April 24, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Schaefer […]

Fine Arts Weekly Preview: April 17 to 23

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 […]

Fine Arts Weekly Preview: April 10 to 16

This week features the Gustavus Dance Company spring recital, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Spring concert, a student recital by Logann Harkness, as well as the Honor Orchestra finale concert. The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert: that single fleeting moment April 13 and 14 | 8:00 p.m. April 16 | 2:00 p.m. Gardner Theatre Revel in […]