Entries tagged with ‘Music’

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Senior Trumpet and Piano Recitals this Weekend

Two senior recitals set the stage for music at Gustavus this weekend as Erik Mahon, trumpet and Susan Engberg, piano present solo recitals in Björling Recital Hall. Mahon, a native of Littleton, Colorado, is accompanied by pianist Beth Winterfeldt at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 14. Engberg follows at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. Both performances are free and open to the public.

John McKay Returns to Open Gustavus Music Season with Piano Recital

Long-time professor of music at Gustavus Adolphus College, John McKay, returns to Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall Saturday, September 20, to present the first recital of the new school year at 7:30 p.m. Included in this performance are works by Haydn, Brahms, Chopin and the world premiere of a new work by Mortimer Barron.

Gustavus Presents Flutist John Samuel Roper Recital

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College will present a faculty flute recital by John Samuel Roper, Saturday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. Roper's recital will be presented with pianist Jieun Kim and bassoonist Ann Pesavento. The performance in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall is free and open to the public.

Gustavus Wind Orchestras Perform Friday

The Gustavus and Vasa Wind Orchestras will appear in concert, conducted by Douglas Nimmo, Friday, November 16 in Christ Chapel on the Gustavus campus. This joint concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Family Weekend Showcase Concert Set for Sunday at Gustavus Adolphus College

The Gustavus Department of Music's annual tradition of showcasing major ensembles continues this Sunday, October 14, with a performance for Family Weekend in Christ Chapel. The concert includes the Gustavus Choir, the Gustavus and Vasa Wind Orchestras, the Gustavus Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras and the Lucia Singers and begins at 1:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The performance is free and open to the public.

KSTP Anchor John Mason to Narrate Nobel Concert Tuesday

John Mason, Anchor, KSTP-TV, will narrate the 2007 Nobel Conference Concert, Tuesday, October 2, beginning at 8:00 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The concert, matching the energy theme of the annual Nobel Conference, will feature a 1956 industrial cartoon titled "Energetically Yours" and funded by Standard Oil Company of New Jersey. Mason will narrate the film with music provided by the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra and conductor Warren Friesen. The Gustavus Choir and two quartets will also participate.

Historical Instruments Residency Presented by Trevor Stephenson at Gustavus

Trevor Stephenson, historical keyboard scholar, will present a residency and recital Friday, September 14 on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus. Using his replica 17th-century Flemish harpsichord and replica late 18th-century fortepiano, Stephenson will perform music by Scarlatti, Handel, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, and Schubert. The 7:30 p.m. recital in Jussi Björling Recital Hall is free and open to the public.

Gustavus Opens Artist Series with Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to announce the 2007 Gustavus Artist Series season which opens September 28 with South Africa's Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra follows on October 16 and Michael Johnson's annual Christmas concert concludes the season on December 14.

Gustavus Names Owatonna Native Andrew Jensen as Presser Scholar

The Music Department at Gustavus Adolphus College has named 2004 Owatonna High Shool graduate Andrew Jensen as the 2007 - 2008 recipient of the Presser Scholarship. This award, presented annually, is presented to a senior in the department and is based on musicianship, scholarship and contribution to the department.

Gustavus Symphony Orchestra to Present Season Finale Saturday

The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Warren Friesen, will present the Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Music's season finale, Saturday, May 26, beginning at 8:00 p.m. in Christ Chapel. This final performance includes solo performances by three concerto competition winners, Christopher Fogderud, trumpet, Katherine Johns, saxophone and Justin Schramm, marimba. The public is cordially invited to attend this finale concert.