Archive for Mara Klein

Final Musings on a Grand Adventure

dispatch from Dave Stamps, Director of Jazz Studies We are back from our whirlwind fifteen day tour across Southeast Asia! I hope you’ll join us for our home concert this Sunday, February 16 at 1:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. We will celebrate the experience with stories, music, and the Minnesota premiere of Steve Heitzig’s original […]

Singapore: The Country of the Future

dispatch from Tessa Dethlefs ‘21, biology major, statistics and music minors “Woah, it’s chilly in here!” I exclaimed as I strolled through the automatic doors of Cloud Forest in stifling Singapore. With the mist of the world’s tallest indoor waterfall hitting my skin, I knew I was in my element. My biology major senses were […]

Old Buildings, New Malacca 

Dispatch from Grace Tobin ’21, geography Hello! My name is Grace Tobin and I’m a junior geography major from Olympia, Washington. I play bassoon in the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra.  We recently visited the city of Malacca and during our time there we got to see a lot of the colonial influences from the Portuguese, Dutch, […]

Kuala Lumpur: Reflections on Malaysian Culture

—dispatch from Carley Swanson-Garro '23, communication studies major.

Why Malaysia and Singapore?

Pre-tour dispatch from Dr. Ruth Lin, conductor of the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra

The Band Belongs to You

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra touched down back in the United States this week after 16 days abroad in Scandinavia. James Patrick Miller, the Douglas Nimmo Professor of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, discusses the impact of the many people who made this experience so special.

The Final Performance: reflections from a senior

Senior Ryan O'Neil reflects on what it means to be a part of GWO on his final tour performance.

“Afjording” Norway

Junior Charlie Barnhouse talks about the realities of fjords and funds.

Hej! Jag heter Glenn.

Insights from Professor of Scandinavian Studies Glenn Kranking '98, who spent the month of January teaching GWO about Norway and Sweden prior to their departure, and now accompanies the group on the trip.

Back on the Road: The Alumni Perspective

Gift Planner, Jennifer Vickerman '97, talks about what it's like to be back on tour as an alumna, after spending time on the road with the Gustavus Choir as a student.