Masterson to Present Piano Recital

LINDSBORG, KAN., November 7, 2011—Bethany College music professor Dr. Daniel J. Masterson will present a piano recital on Saturday, November 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall. Stephanie Gerry, soprano and Bethany voice instructor, is also featured. The recital is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the recital, provided by the Associated Music Students of Bethany College.

The recital features works of Franz Liszt in commemoration of his 200th birthday observed this year. Masterson comments, “Few individuals hold such a place in music history as Franz Liszt. He was considered the most advanced piano virtuoso performer of his time and left his mark also as a composer, conductor, and teacher.” Part of the program includes several popular 19th century art songs that were transcribed into piano solos by Liszt. Continue reading

Swedish Artist Jordi Arkö Unveils Original Print for Auction

"The Swedish Rooster" by Jordi ArkoLINDSBORG, KAN., November 2, 2011—Artist Jordi Arkö unveiled an original print, “The Swedish Rooster,” that will be sold via silent auction to benefit the Bethany College Alternative Gift Market at his last public address on November 1.  Email bids to Jane Tubbs, administrative assistant of the art department, at tubbsj@bethanylb.edu. Bids will be accepted until December 2.

The winner of the print will be announced at Bethany’s Alternative Gift Market. Additional originals of the print will also be for sale at the Market in the Levin Room of Pihlblad Memorial Union on December 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on December 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Continue reading

Alumnus Publishes Book on History of Lindsborg

"Lindsborg Then and Lindsborg Now" By Bill CarlsonLINDSBORG, KAN., November 1, 2011—Lindsborg native and Bethany College alumnus Bill Carlson has published Lindsborg Then and Lindsborg Now featuring the history of Lindsborg from the late 1860s to early 1900s. The book shares community history and modern-day insights.

Lindsborg was founded in 1869 by religious Swedish immigrants has grown to a population of of 3,300. It well-known for its festivals, such as Svensk Hyllningsfest, varied music and art, such as at the annual Messiah Festival of the Arts, foods, and active churches. Swedish visitors have said that “Lindsborg is more Swedish than Sweden!” Continue reading