Each month, musicians perform a free, noontime program in Rochester. See specific event for details.
An optional lunch is available 30 minutes prior to the program.
11:30 am – Lunch
12:00-12:45 pm – FREE program
$10 catered lunch – bag lunches welcome
To purchase lunch contact Corey Henke at firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-696-2023
Holiday Celebration with the Rochester Flute Choir
Friday, December 11, 2015
Zumbro Lutheran Church – 624 3rd Ave SW, Rochester
The Rochester Flute Choir, founded in October 2012 by Artistic Director, Linn Kezer, will join us in December for a Holiday Concert. Following an introduction to the different flutes used in their ensemble – piccolo, C flute, alto flute, and bass flute – they will provide a program of sacred and secular carols, most of which will be familiar tunes, that have been arranged for flute choir. Questions about the various instruments, the Rochester Flute Choir, or flute choirs in general will be welcomed. For more information about the ensemble, please visit rochesterflutechoir.org.
Revolutions in Music
Friday, February 5, 2016
Charter House (Northview Room) – 211 2nd ST NW, Rochester
Jere Lantz, President/CEO and Artistic Director of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Choral, presents Revolutions in Music. Well-known for his ability to tell the story behind the music, Maestro Lantz will examine three revolutionary works: Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, Lizt’s Les Preludes, and Jennifer Higdon’s Pulitzer Prize winning work Blue Cathedral. For more information on Jere Lantz and the Rochester Symphony visit Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale.
The aim of any classical music performance is to make the music jump off the page with a strong sense of emotion, vitality, and spontaneity. To do this, a musician must make countless interpretive decisions in the practice room. At this Lunch and Learn classical guitarist Ben Gateno will give listeners a sneak peek into this fascinating process by presenting several pieces from the vast, centuries-wide guitar repertoire, explaining what choices he has made, how he arrived at those conclusions, and demonstrating alternate possibilities. A native of southern Minnesota, guitarist Ben Gateno graduated with a doctoral degree in performance from the Eastman School of Music in 2005. From 2009 to 2014 he performed extensively as a member of the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet. In addition to performing in a variety of settings, Ben maintains a busy teaching schedule, both privately and at Rochester Community and Technical College.
Jere Lantz returns for his second Rochester Symphony preview to discuss the orchestra’s all-Russian and Polish program. Lantz will provide an in-depth analysis of Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and Witold Lutoskawski’s Concerto for Orchestra. For more information on Jere Lantz and the Rochester Symphony visit Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale.
International concert pianist Mark Ochu will present a Concert/Lecture on the music of Chopin and Gershwin. Listeners will discover parallels between the two composers lives and their music while enjoying familiar repertoire. Mark combines informal yet informative commentary based in history, mythology, and philosophy which has brought an enlightening musical experience to thousands of concert goers. Mark’s decision to become a non-traditional performing artist was influenced by Leonard Bernstein’s “Young People’s Concerts” and the work of Joseph Campbell. Mark has performed in over 25 Countries on 4 Continents and throughout the US.