‘Music’ Category

Gustavus Goes Global: Music Across the World

The Gustavus Choir and the Gustavus Wind Orchestra are starting off the year by bringing their talents across the world. Continuing on with Gustavus tradition, these music ensembles are embarking on an international tour getting ready to see the world and showcase their fine tuned skills. They have all been hard at work perfecting their […]

Fine Arts Preview: December 5 to 11

This week features the opening reception for artist Marlena Myles, the Winds of Christmas, and the Dance and Theatre productions. Indigenous Salon featuring Artist Marlena Myles – Public Reption December 5, 4:30 p.m. Schaefer Art Gallery Winds of Christmas December 6, 10:00 a.m. Christ Chapel Theatre Production: Theatre Gallery December 9 at 7:00 p.m. | […]

Annual Gustavus Honor Band Festival Brings a Weekend of Musical Experiences

On November 6th and 7th, 2022, Gustavus Adolphus College hosted the 34th annual Gustavus Honor Band Festival. Bringing together over 250 students from more than 60 different high schools to form two all-state caliber symphonic bands, the Gustavus Honor Band Festival is centered on creativity in performance and education. Participating students were given the opportunity […]

Fine Arts Preview November 28 – December 4

Christmas in Christ Chapel: Celestial Wonder, Joy Unfolding Christ Chapel Friday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 3 at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. (performance will also be livestreamed) Sunday, December 4 at 2:30 p.m. Celestial Wonder, Joy Unfolding: Christmas in Christ Chapel 2022 is a celebration in which heaven, earth, […]

Fine Arts Preview November 7 – 13

This week features Gustavus’s Fall Band Concert, The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Concert, The Fall Jazz Showcase, as well as the high school Honor Band evening concert. Honor Band Festival- Evening Performance Christ Chapel November 7, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Alex Terpkosh, Conducting Recital Björling Recital Hall November 11, 3:00 p.m. Fall Band Concert Christ Chapel […]

Gustavus Artist Series: Karen Tanaka

From October 14th through 17th, pianist and composer Karen Tanaka will be visiting Gustavus as a guest artist. She will be hosting lectures, teaching classes and individual lessons, and performing on campus for Gusties, high school students, and the community. “Tanaka is an acclaimed composer in both the U.S. and Japan”, says Professor Yumiko Oshima-Ryan. […]

Fine Arts Preview October 10 – 16

This week features the lecture and performance of Karen Tanaka with Music for Film and Electronic Media, and an Art Party in the Schaefer Art Gallery. Music for Film and Electronic Media lecture with Guest Artist Karen Tanaka October 14, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall Guest Artist Karen Tanaka is presenting the […]

Steve Heitzeg, Emmy Award-winning alumnus, to compose for Gustavus Carillon

As Gustavus Adolphus College host the 58th Nobel Conference, there will be a special reveal of Steve Heitzeg’s “Aequa (Equality Rings, Birds Sing)”: a musical movement specially composed for the Gustavus Carillon. Today at 12 p.m. the Gustavus students, staff, and guests attending this conference will be able to witness the premiere of “Aequa,” which […]

Nobel Conference: Fine Arts Overview

The theme of mental health (in)equity and young people will be presented through an art exhibition, a concert, and a dance performance. Our music ensembles will play a prelude at the start of each session. Then on Saturday and Sunday, our music ensembles will put on their annual family weekend concerts. Music Prelude Wednesday, September […]

Fine Arts Weekly Preview: September 26 to October 2

This week features the annual Family Weekend Showcase at Christ Chapel, the Nobel Dance Feature Concert: Resonance, as well as the public receptions of both FOCUS IN/ON at the Hillstrom Museum of Art, and Are you ok? I am not. And that’s ok. at the Schaefer Art Gallery. Resonance: Songs, Dances, and Poems that explore […]