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Gustavus to Host 28th Honor Band Festival

The Annual Gustavus Honor Band Festival and Concert will celebrate its 28h year on November 6 & 7 with the arrival on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus of over 250 high school musicians from 54 high schools in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and South Dakota. Two concert bands with over 100 members each and one jazz […]

Gustavus Symphony to Perform Works by Schubert, Mozart & Schumann

The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Ruth Lin, will present its fall concert in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on Friday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature Melissa Morey, horn, and includes performances of music by Franz Schubert, W.A. Mozart and Robert Schumann. This performance is open to the public. Tickets […]

Hillstrom Museum of Art Animal & Sporting Paintings Open Through Fall Break

The exhibition Animal and Sporting Paintings in the Penkhus Collection: The Very English Ambience of It All will be open for the Hillstrom Museum of Art’s regular hours during the College’s Fall Break, October 22-25, and will remain on display through November 6, 2016. Museum hours are 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Saturday/Sunday and 9:00 a.m. […]

Minnesota Percussion Trio to Premiere Katherine Johns Bergman ’07 Composition at Gustavus

The Department of Music at Gustavus is delighted to bring the Minnesota Percussion Trio to the campus to premiere a new work by Gustavus composer Katherine Johns Bergman ’07 on Sunday, October 16. This new work, The Land of Cloud-Tinted Water, will be presented by the trio at 1:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Hall. Admission […]

Norton & Wang Faculty Recital Set in Bjorling

The Department of Music at Gustavus will present a combined faculty recital with saxophonist Donnie Norton and pianist Esther Wang on Monday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall. This recital, one of the Department’s Colloquium Series, is free and open to the public. The faculty duo will open the recital with Bernhard […]

Family Weekend Features Music Showcase

The annual Family Weekend at Gustavus is a favorite of the extended Gustavus community as the fall colors bring hundreds of family and friends to the campus. Sunday, October 9, is a special day for the College and the students in the Department of Music. This year many of the department’s choral and instrumental ensembles […]

Nobel Concert to Feature Gustavus Faculty

A long tradition at Gustavus, the Nobel Concert will be presented Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. This year’s concert includes members of the Gustavus Department of Music performing works by Cesar Franck and Francis Poulenc. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public. Tickets are not […]

Gustavus Announces First Concerto/Aria Competition for High School Musicians

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to announce the first Concerto/Aria Competition for high school musicians. The competition is open to instrumentalists and vocalists in high school (9-12) who are currently taking lessons. The winner of the competition will receive a Music Scholarship at Gustavus and will perform with the Gustavus […]

Turtle Island Quartet to Blend Classical & Jazz at Gustavus Concert

Recognized around the world for its unique blend of classical string quartet literature with jazz improvisation and rhythms, the Turtle Island Quartet will bring its “Birth of the Cool” concert to Jussi Björling Recital Hall, Friday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Gustavus Artist Series 2016 concert series. Tickets for the concert […]

Choir of Christ Chapel Invited to Lead Guild of Organists Fall Vespers

The Twin Cities American Guild of Organists (TCAGO.org) is pleased to present EVENING VESPERS on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. showcasing the Composition Competition-winning solo organ piece Elegy, by Brenda Portman.  Chad Winterfeldt, Cantor of Christ Chapel at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, will lead the service on the three-manual, 31-rank, […]