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.

 

Math & Computer Science to Present Art Exhibition in Olin

For the second time in five years, the members of the Department of Math and Computer Science will host an exhibition of art works created by members of the department. The exhibit will be open to the public March 6 through March 20 in the Department’s foyer on the 3rd floor of Olin Hall. The […]

 

Gustavus Black Box to Present ctrl

ctrl: the key in the lower corners of modern keyboards to be used as a “control” key, to give commands or, in conjunction with other keys, to execute complex commands and increase the power of the keyboard. With it the operator can be more or less “in control.” On February 27 – March 1, four […]

 

Gustavus presents The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious Persons

Story by Hailey Donae Moen The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to present its hilarious gender-twisted take on the Oscar Wilde classic The Importance of Being Earnest. Directed by Amy Seham, performances will be held in Anderson Theatre on February 19, 20, 21 at 8:00 p.m. with a matinee […]

Minnesota Opera Woodwind Quintet at Gustavus Tonight

The Woodwind Quintet from the Minnesota Opera Orchestra will present a recital on the Gustavus campus in Björling Recital Hall on Monday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. This performance is brought to Gustavus as part of the Department of Music’s Colloquium Series and will be presented for member of the the Gustavus and St. Peter […]

Hillstrom Opening Reception Moved to February 23

With flight delays caused by the unusual winter conditions on the east coast, tonight’s opening reception in the Hillstrom Museum of Art will be postponed to Monday, February 23. Both artists will (God willing) be on campus for that opening and will speak about their works in the new exhibition in the museum. This exhibition, […]

Knoepfel & Wang To Present Faculty Recital Sunday

Two Gustavus Department of Music faculty members, Violist Justin Knoepfel and Pianist Esther Wang, will present a joint faculty recital on Sunday, February 15. This recital will be begin at 1:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall. Admission is free. Tickets are not required. Knoepfel and Wang’s recital will open with Bach’s Sonata in G. Minor […]

 

Hillstrom Museum Opens Imagined Worlds, Large & Small

The Hillstrom Museum of Art presents Imagined Worlds, Large and Small: the Photographs of Sarah Hobbs and Lori Nix, on view February 16 through April 19, 2015, concurrently with two additional exhibitions, In Memory of Richard L. Hillstrom, 1915-2014, and a continuation of FOCUS IN/ON: Everett Shinn’s Magician with Shears. There will be an opening […]

 

Gustavus Wind & Choir Home Concerts Saturday

Following their successful winter concert tours, the Gustavus Choir, under the direction of Conductor Gregory Aune, and Gustavus Wind Orchestra, with Conductor James Patrick Miller, return to the campus to present their Home Concerts on Saturday, February 14. The Wind Orchestra will open the day with their concert at 1:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall […]

 

Gustavus Wind Orchestra Preparing for its Winter Concert Tour

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra, the nation's oldest collegiate music ensemble west of the Mississippi, will begin its 137th season with its 2015 Winter Concert Tour in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The tour begins on Feb. 1 in Long Lake, Minn., and ends with its Home Concert in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on Saturday, February 14 at 1:30 p.m. All of the concerts on the tour are free and open to the public.

 

Gustavus Wind Orchestra & New Conductor Present Winter Tour

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra, the nation’s oldest collegiate music ensemble west of the Mississippi, will begin its 137th season with its 2015 Winter Concert Tour in Minnesota and Wisconsin. In addition to celebrating its 137th season of making music, the ensemble will introduce new artistic director and conductor James Patrick Miller to the greater Gustavus […]