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.

 

 

Senior Art Majors Exhibition Opens May 2 in Hillstrom Museum

Free Art Tasting (And False Advertising): Senior Art Majors Exhibition 2015 will continue to be on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art, Gustavus Adolphus College, through Commencement, May 31, 2015.  The museum is open weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Expanded hours will be in effect for Commencement […]

 

Coming Weekend Concludes Gustavus Recital Season

One more busy weekend of recitals and concerts concludes the end-of-the year performances in music at Gustavus. These events will be presented in Björling Recital Hall May 15 – 17 and will include the annual G Sharp, Vasa Wind Orchestra and Brassworks! spring concerts along with junior and senior recitals in flute, clarinet, guitar, saxophone […]

 

Ruhl’s In the Next Room Opens in Anderson Theatre on Thursday

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus will present its final main stage performance of the year, Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room, May 14-16 at 8 p.m. and May 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets for the Anderson Theatre production are available online at gustavustickets.com.

 

Ruhl’s In the Next Room Opens in Anderson Thursday

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus presents its final main stage performance of the year, Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room, May 14-16 at 8:00 p.m. and May 17 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets for the Anderson Theatre production are available online at gustavustickets.com. In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play has been […]

 

Chapel Choir to Present “The Heart is the Compass” Tuesday

To conclude its 2015 Spring Concert Tour, the Choir of Christ Chapel, under the direction of Dr. Brandon Dean and accompanied by pianist Michael Asmus ’13, will present its Home Concert on Tuesday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The concert, “The Heart is the Compass,” is the final of 6 performances on […]

 

Weekend of Recitals & Concerts Fills Bjorling Calendar

Another busy weekend of student recitals is scheduled for the Björling Recital Hall stage on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus. Beginning Friday, May 8, a series of six student recitals featuring end-of-the-year performances for eight students headlines the weekend. In addition to the recitals, a flute showcase and the spring concert of the woodwind chamber […]

 

Lucia & Philharmonic Team for Spring Concert

The Lucia Singers and the Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra will combine efforts to present their 2015 spring concerts in one event in Christ Chapel on Sunday, May 3. This joint performance under the direction of Brandon Dean and Justin Knoepfel will begin at 3:30 and will feature a performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria with vocal soloists […]

 

Wind Orchestra Welcomes Coast Guard Soloists Saturday

For its spring concert on Saturday, May 2, the Gustavus Wind Orchestra and Conductor James Patrick Miller will commemorate the 75th anniversary of Composer Percy Grainger’s historic concert tour with the Gustavus Concert Band and also welcome two soloists from the U.S. Coast Guard Band as guest artists. Musician First Class Laurie Baynard, flute and […]

 

Gustavus Choir Honors Concert Set for Saturday

The Gustavus Choir, under the direction of Dr. Gregory Aune, will present its spring concert on Honors Day, Saturday, May 2, at 3:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus. This year’s performance, “Darkness & Light,” will include solo performances by members of the choir and accompaniment by a chamber string ensemble, […]

 

Gustavus Celebrates Honors Recitalists Saturday

An annual celebration of the finest musicians in Gustavus’s Class of 2015 will be held Saturday, May 2 at 1:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. The 2015 Senior Honors Recital will feature performances by seven of the Department of Music’s graduating seniors in voice, piano, guitar, horn, double bass and bassoon. This performance is […]