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.

 

 

Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Sets Tour Sights on East Coast

For its 127th concert season, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Ruth Lin have set their sights east and will be presenting concerts through Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia. The 73-member ensemble will leave the campus on March 27 and return April 3. On the tour, the ensemble will present concerts in St. […]

 

Hillstrom Museum Spring Break Hours Announced

During the coming spring break at Gustavus Adolphus College, the Hillstrom Museum of Art will be open as follows: open regular hours this week through Friday, March 27, 2015; open regular hours next week from Monday, March 30 through Thursday, April 2, 2015; open regular hours the following Monday, April 6, 2015 through the end […]

 

First-Ever Jazz Combos Showcase at Gustavus Sunday

Under the direction of first-year jazz studies director Dave Stamps, five jazz combos from the Department of Music will present a showcase of their work on Sunday, March 22 in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. This jazz performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public at no charge. The Jazz Guitar Ensemble […]

Holt & Fasbender Recital Sunday

The Department of Music at Gustavus is pleased to announce the junior voice recital of Karen Holt, soprano and Chase Fasbender, baritone, to be presented on Sunday, March 22 at 3:30 p.m. This joint recital, accompanied by St. Peter pianist Bonnie Jorgensen, will be presented in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. The performance is free and […]

 

Philharmonic Orchestra Welcomes Violin Soloists Sunday

The Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra and Conductor Justin Knoepfel will welcome featured violin soloists Conor O’Brien and Jill Olson Moser to their spring concert on the Bjorling Recital Hall stage on Sunday, March 22 at 1:30 p.m. This performance is free and open to the public. Justin Knoepfel has selected 3 works for the Philharmonic’s spring […]

 

Wind Orchestras to Present Joint Spring Concert

The Vasa Wind Orchestra, Karrin Meffert-Nelson, conductor and the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, James Patrick Miller, conductor, will combine efforts on Saturday, March 21 to present their spring concerts in Bjorling Recital Hall. The program will open at 1:30 p.m. with the Vasa ensemble and conclude with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra. Tickets are not required for […]

Jennessa Runia Recital Set for Friday

Soprano Jennessa Runia will open a busy weekend of music performances with her senior vocal recital in Bjorling Recital Hall on Friday, March 20. Accompanied by pianist Emily Rudquist, Jennessa will begin her recital at 7:30 p.m. The recital is free and open to the public. A senior biology major with minors in sociology/anthropology and […]

 

Spring Student Recitals Open Saturday with Violist Karin Dye

A busy spring semester of student recitals opens on Saturday, March 14 at 3:30 p.m. with Violist Karin Dye’s student recital. Ms. Dye will be accompanied by pianist Beth Winterfeldt and assisted by a number of string players from the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra. This recital is free and open to the public. Karin Dye is […]

Leibundguth & Oshima-Ryan to Present In The Wind

Music faculty members Barbara Leibundguth, flute and Yumiko Oshima-Ryan, piano, will present a faculty recital Saturday, March 14 at 1:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. The recital, “In the Wind, Japanese Contemporary Music: Shakuhachi to Progressive Rock,” will be open to the public at no charge. Tickets are not required. Saturday’s program will include […]

Lane & Kim Guest Recital Friday

The flute and piano duo of Tim Lane and Namji Kim, members of the music faculty at UW Eau Claire, will present a guest recital in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on Friday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. The recital is sponsored by the Department of Music at Gustavus and will be presented at no charge […]