Ensemble Touring Blog

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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.

Hej kompisar! (Hello Friends!)

A re-cap of GWO's first performance in Stockholm through the eyes of first year student, Natalie Johnson.

Hello from the other side of the world!

Notes from the road written by GWO President, Emily Komperud '18.

Here we go, GWO!

Thoughts as we depart campus for the 2018 Gustavus Wind Orchestra Sweden/Norway tour!

Thoughts on Tour from the Conductors

After coming back from tour, GSO and G-Jazz had a flurry of concerts including a MMEA performance, our home concert, and others. When we were asked to write about our touring experience for the Friends of Music Newsletter, we were glad to have some time to reflect and collect our thoughts. The 2016 Gustavus Symphony […]

Back to Greece

Written by Kris Reiser February first, we arrived at Anatolia College after a luxurious 10am departure from our hotel. (there were series of 5;30 AM wake up calls in the days before) The word Anatolia refers to sunrises, the direction east, and a region of Turkey. The college we were visiting was on a hill […]

Afternoon Jazz and the Return to Greece

Blog written by Eric Hanson ’16. After a successful concert at the Bitola opera last night, we were up and at it early again this morning. Following a 6am wakeup call and a quick breakfast at the hotel, we hit the road around 7:30. Our destination was Ohrid, a small city in the mountains on […]

Just Across the Street

As the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra and Gustavus Jazz Lab Band’s international concert tour moved from Skopje to Bitola in Macedonia, the beauty of Macedonia became even more obvious.¬†After spending two days in the smothering winter fog of Macedonia’s capitol city of Skopje, it was wonderful to move south and through one of the¬†mountain ranges that […]

First Impressions – Lasting Memories

Blog written by Bailey Hilgren On our long drive from Volos across the border on January 28, we were surprised with an announcement that our performance in the Skopje Opera House the next day was actually going to be broadcast live all throughout Macedonia. Further, the Macedonian pop star Laura Krliu was going to be […]