‘Music’ Category

A band that welcomes all

The newly formed Gustavus Campus Band held its inaugural performance November 24 and is looking for new members.

Björling Music Festival Kicks Off New Season

The Björling Music Festival offers opportunities for high school musicians to get a taste of life on campus as a Gustie.

Weekend Arts Preview: Family Weekend

The annual Family Weekend chapel service and afternoon concert feature nearly every large ensemble on campus.

Fine Arts Guide to the Nobel Conference

The arts are everywhere at this year’s Nobel Conference September 24-25, “Climate Changed: Facing Our Future.” From dances performed on a melting ice platform to a concert combining music and poetry, attendees can experience different artistic responses to the conference theme. Several events will be livestreamed as noted.  Here’s your guide to arts events at […]

2019 Grad Wins Second Place, The American Prize in Conducting

Michael McKenzie ’19 has been awarded second place in The American Prize in Conducting for his work as founder and conductor of the Gustavus Adolphus College Social Justice Choir.

Gustavus Wind Orchestra shines spotlight on graduating seniors, guest artists

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra closes out its season with a finale concert featuring a stacked list of special guests Friday at 7 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall.

Weekend Preview: From Woodwinds to Handbells

A look at what's going on in the fine arts at Gustavus this weekend!

Gregory Aune’s Final Farewell, “Song Go Ever On”

May 18 marks the end of an era, as the Jon and Anita Thomsen Young Distinguished Endowed Chair and Conductor of The Gustavus Choir Gregory Aune takes the stage for the last time at 3 p.m. in Christ Chapel. Aune retires at the end of the academic year after 24 years of service to the […]

Weekend Preview: Honors Weekend and Jazz!

This weekend the fine arts calendar is filled with jazz performances, including the Gustavus Jazz Ensemble and Adolphus Jazz Ensemble spring concert, as well as the Vocal Jazz showcase. This is also Honors Weekend which means the annual Honors Recital featuring several talented senior musicians on Saturday evening. Honors Weekend also marks the opening reception […]

Weekend Preview: Spotlight on John Sharp, Liba Shacht, and the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra

We kick off the weekend with a special colloquium series performance featuring Chicago Symphony Orchestra principal cello John Sharp and Chicago Lyric Opera violin Liba Schacht along with pianist Esther Wang. Throughout the weekend, the Gustavus Dance Company will also be performing their final performance  titled Suspended Between the Worlds. Saturday and Sunday hold various […]