Fine Arts Week Preview – This week includes performances at the Yumiko Oshima-Ryan Piano Faculty Symposium, Chad Winterfeldt Organ Faculty, and ongoing art exhibitions. Posted on 11 October 2021 by msousa



This week includes performances at the Yumiko Oshimaa-Ryan Piano Faculty Symposium, Chad Winterfeldt Organ Faculty and an ongoing art exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art and the Schaefer Art Gallery.

Concert Colloquium: Music of Japan
6:00 p.m.
Wednesday October 13
Virtually broadcast

Professor Yumiko Oshima-Ryan presents a lecture-recital on pieces from “Our Planet Earth” by Karen Tanaka (b.1961), one of Japan’s leading living composers. Karen Tanaka is an exceptionally versatile composer and pianist. She has composed extensively for concert music, film scores and electronic media. “His music is delicate and emotional, beautifully crafted, showing a refined ear for detail and large organic forms…”, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. His works have been performed by renowned orchestras and ensembles around the world, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo, Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, Brodsky Quartet, BIT20 Ensemble, Gothic Voices, Anúna, among others. Various choreographers and dance companies, including Wayne McGregor and Nederlands Dans Theater, have often presented his music.

Concert-Symposium: Chad Winterfeldt
7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 15
Chapel of Christ

The Music Department of Gustavus Adolphus College presents Professor Chad Winterfeldt in concert performing the music of Calvin Fuller, JS Bach and Charles Tournemire. A pre-concert conference will begin at 7:00 p.m.

This representation will be broadcast live.

Colloquium concert: Beethoven’s last piano sonata
3.30 p.m.
saturday 16 october
Virtually broadcast

Professor Yumiko Oshima-Ryan presents a musical program featuring the Final Sonata, Op. 111, by Beethoven. Beethoven composed his last three sonatas between 1820 and 1822 after he became completely deaf. He died in 1827 at the age of 56. These sonatas changed the history of the keyboard and initiated the passage from the “classical period” to the “romantic period” by his pianist and his art. This final sonata has only two very contrasting movements. The first movement conveys an intense feeling of fighting life or death, while the second movement brings us to a peaceful place, full of light, beyond the struggle of suffering and death.

There will be a Pre-recital speech at 3 p.m. by Zoom.Dr Oshima-Ryan will discuss and demonstrate to the pianist of Beethoven’s latest piano sonata – his use of trills, complicated rhythms and harmony, before performing the entire work.

Colloquium concert: Winterreise by Franz Schubert
5.30 p.m.
saturday 16 october
Björling recital hall

The Department of Music presents baritone Cory J. Renbarger and pianist Stephen Carlson in concert. This show is free and open to the public. Baritone Cory J. Renbarger is currently the Applied Voice Coordinator and Director of the Opera Theater at Bemidji State University, where he joined the faculty in 2012. He is a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, as well as the Cincinnati College-Conservatory and the University of Minnesota, where he completed his doctoral studies. American pianist Stephen carlson began his undergraduate studies as a Political Science Major and Army ROTC Fellow Cadet. A member of the Music Department at Bemidji State University since 2006, he is a versatile soloist and chamber musician who has performed at numerous colleges, universities and festivals throughout much of the United States and Canada.

Art for all: the Swedish experience in Central America
Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hillström Museum

The Hillstrom Museum of Art presents Art for all: the Swedish experience in Central America, on display from September 13 to November 7, 2021. The exhibition, which was co-organized by the Museum with the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg, Kansas, features 60 paintings, drawings and prints by 20 leading Swedish American artists working in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Putting the data into context, Arlene Birt
Monday – Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Schaefer Art Gallery

The Schaefer Art Gallery presents Put the data in context, an exhibition in creative collaboration with Nobel Conference 57, Big Data Devolution. Arlene Birt, an artist based in Twin Cities and head of the Background Stories group, presents participant-based installations and artwork that use data as a medium for visual creativity.


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