‘Music’ Category

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 […]

Fine Arts Preview: December 5 – 12

This week features the annual Gustavus Winds of Christmas Concert, The Choreographers’ Gallery, the Theatre Production entitled Solstånd, the continuation of the Battle at the River Bottom Hillstrom exhibit, as well as the final days of the Creative Summer exhibit. Gustavus Winds of Christmas 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 7 Christ Chapel The annual Gustavus Winds […]

Fine Arts Preview: November 29 to December 5

This week features the Christmas in Christ Chapel and the continuation of both the Creative Summer and Battle at the River Bottom exhibits. Christmas in Christ Chapel 2021 Thursday – Saturday 7:30 p.m. Sunday 3:30 p.m. Christ Chapel Christmas in Christ Chapel 2021 places our stories of lament and meaning-making among the stories of the […]

Fine Arts Preview: November 22 – 28

This week features the opening of the new Hillstrom Museum exhibit, Battle at the River Bottom: Drawings and Videos by Kristen Lowe, as well as the continuation of the Creative Summer art exhibit. Creative Summer Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday, November 15 – Wednesday, December 8 Schaefer Art Gallery Recent work […]

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 […]

The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Embarks on Minnesota Tour

The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Ruth Lin, launches its 2021 Minnesota tour on October 23. The ensemble will perform in schools and churches throughout the state. “The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra is looking forward to our first fall break break”, says Dr. Lin. The symphony orchestra will be performing works of Verdi and Dvorak […]

Fine Arts Week Preview

This week includes colloquium performances by piano faculty Yumiko Oshimaa-Ryan, organ faculty Chad Winterfeldt, and on-going art exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art and the Schaefer Art Gallery. Colloquium Concert: Music from Japan 6:00 p.m . Wednesday, October 13 Streamed Virtually Professor Yumiko Oshima-Ryan presents a lecture-recital on pieces from “Our Planet Earth”  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 […]

Busy Summer for Gusties

Summer is a time to enjoy the weather, to spend time with family and friends, and to turn off school mode. However, our students and faculty keep creating and working their craft. Let’s look at what our Gusties have been up to. Gustavus Adolphus College music professor and conductor Dr. Elisabeth Cherland presented What we […]