Fifth-year art apprentice Tony Clune's recent show in the Dittmann Center tackled themes of religion and American nationalism in a bold and fearless manner. The exhibit, which ran through this Sunday, consisted of six carefully constructed pieces.
A faculty concert in Urness Recital Hall on Nov. 13 condensed five centuries of Western music into a one-hour program of varied vocal and instrumental works. The recital, organized by Music Professor Kent McWilliams, featured music ranging from a Renaissance lament by Claudio Monteverdi to a contemporary vocal trio by Northfield composer Tom Schnauber. The program was the third in this years seven-part Centennial Concert series, which marks the 100th anniversary of the St. Olaf music department.
On Nov. 8, from 8-10 p.m., Thorson lounge was the setting for one of the best concerts at St. Olaf this year. The show featured musician Dennis Driscoll, who performed on an audience member's acoustic guitar, due to his own electric guitar freezing on the car ride to Northfield.
Members of the St. Olaf community were treated to the sweet sounds of a faculty jazz sextet on Thursday night in the Pause. The one and one half hour long concert consisted of a handful of tunes that ranged from fast swing to gutsy 12/8 to laid back blues. The performers included St. Olaf music faculty members Keith McCuchen on piano, David Hagedorn on vibes, Scott Kallestad on tenor and soprano saxophone, and Marty Hodel on trumpet and flugelhorn; non-faculty regional musicians Kevin Clements and Eric Hanson played bass and drums, respectively.