Archive for Al Behrends
Al Behrends is the Director of Fine Arts Programs at Gustavus and has served the College in that capacity since 1986 following work with the Office of Admission and Alumni Affairs. Al is a jazz/swing bassist and a member of The Echoes and Rabbit Road ensembles and plays for the vocal jazz octet The Riverlights. He has served on the boards of the Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council (founding member), the Mankato Children's Chorus and was founder and managing director of The Minnesota Valley Sommarfest.
Everyday events. Some make you dance. Others make you smile. Some will have you doing something that gets caught on video and goes viral. Everyday events. And every day it’s different. On December 13-15, the Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College will bring you into that world of everyday events in the […]
The Winds of Christmas, an annual performance of the music of Christmas by the combined Gustavus and Vasa Wind Orchestras, will be presented at morning worship, 10:00 a.m., on Tuesday, December 10, in Christ Chapel. Admission is free to this celebration of the music of Christmas directed by Douglas Nimmo and Karrin Meffert-Nelson. Following the […]
Singer, song-writer, storyteller, and guitarist Michael Johnson will perform in Bjorling Recital Hall at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13.
For forty-five years, Michael Johnson, singer, song-writer, storyteller, and guitarist, has delighted audiences at Gustavus Adolphus College. The College is delighted to have him back again this year as Michael continues the tradition of performing in Björling Recital Hall on Friday, December 13, at 8:00 p.m. with favorites from his 45-year career and his newest […]
An exhibition of photographs by Paula McCartney and Lex Thompson titled The Explorers Club is currently on display in the Schaefer Gallery on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter. With support from the Johnson Endowment for the Arts and the Gustavus Artist Series, the collection will be on display through December 8 […]
Painting the Place Between, a new documentary film produced by Gustavus art professor Kristen Lowe, will be premiered at St. Paul’s Fitzgerald Theatre (10 East Exchange Street) on Friday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. A reception at 6:45 p.m. will allow members of the audience to meet the four artists featured in the documentary and […]
ALL PERFORMANCES OF THE CHOREOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY ARE SOLD OUT The Gustavus Department of Theatre and Dance is pleased to present the innovative and eclectic Choreographers’ Gallery titled, Pure Movement Plus. The dance concert, directed by Melissa Rolnick, will feature the work of eight talented, student choreographers and faculty member, Jill Patterson. Performances will be presented […]
Six woodwind ensembles from the Department of Music at Gustavus will join efforts to present an end of the semester Woodwind Chamber Concert on Sunday, November 24 in Björling Recital Hall. Sunday’s concert begins at 3:30 p.m. and includes performances by the Gustavus Flute Choir, Chamber Winds, Quartet Rooma, Fyra, Little Quartet on the Prairie […]
The Gustavus Jazz Lab Band and the Adolphus Jazz Ensemble, directed by Steve Wright, will present their combined fall concert Sunday, November 24 at 1:30 p.m. Sunday’s performance by the two jazz ensembles will be presented in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public. Sunday’s fall concert will open with […]
The Gustavus and Vasa Wind Orchestras, under the direction of Douglas Nimmo and Karrin Meffert-Nelson, will present their combine fall concert, Autumn Winds, in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College, Saturday, November 23, beginning at 1:30 p.m. This annual event is free and open to the public. The “Autumn Winds” […]