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.



Busy Recital Schedule Continues at Gustavus

Another busy weekend of student recitals and end of the semester concerts is set for the Gustavus campus as the Department of Music continues through its busy spring schedule. For the coming weekend, seven student recitals, with performances by nine student recitalists, and one ensemble spring concert will keep the department busy. Two performances are […]


Senior Art Majors Exhibition Opens May 2 in Hillstrom Museum

Free Art Tasting (And False Advertising): Senior Art Majors Exhibition 2015 will be on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art, Gustavus Adolphus College, from Honors Day, May 2, through Commencement, May 31, 2015.  An opening reception at the Museum will be held as part of Honors Day, May 2, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. […]


Gustavus Jazz Lab Band Home Concert Sunday

The Gustavus Jazz Lab Band, and its new director Dr. Dave Stamps, will return from a short spring concert tour to present its 2015 Home Concert on Sunday, April 19 at 1:30 p.m. For this performance in Jussi Björling Recital Hall, the GJLB will be joined by the Adolphus Jazz Ensemble. Both ensembles are directed […]

Weekend Stacked with Student Recitals

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College moves into another busy weekend of student recitals in Björling Recital Hall. Five recitals over the weekend will include performances by eight recitalists, their accompanists and fellow Gustavus student-musicians who will be assisting them. All five recitals will be presented in Björling Recital Hall, are open to […]


Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus to Present Concert at Gustavus

Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus continues its 34th season of Entertainment Worth Coming Out For by announcing a performance at Bjorling Recital Hall at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter on Friday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. Repertoire will include music from TCGMC’s most recent Twin Cities concerts, Here Comes the Sun: The Music of […]

Instrumental, Voice & Piano Recitals Set for this Weekend

The Gustavus Department of Music is gearing up for the busy student recital season with three recitals this weekend. These recitals showcase the variety and talent of the young musicians studying in the Department of Music. The events are open to the public at no charge. A reception for the recitalists will follow each recital […]


Gustavus Features U of MN Quartet Saturday

The Department of Music at Gustavus is pleased to present the University of Minnesota Trombone Quartet in a public performance in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on Saturday, April 11. This recital by students in the graduate school of music at the University will begin at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free. Tickets are not required. Bass trombonist […]


Sunday’s Symphony Home Concert set as Starfish Project Fund-Raiser

As a fitting conclusion to their recent 7-day concert tour to the east coast, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Ruth Lin will present the symphony’s Home Concert in Björling Recital Hall on Sunday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m. That concert, presented free to the public, has been set as a fund-raiser for The Starfish […]


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 […]