Lunch & Learn

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, or 507-696-2023

Brass 101
Friday, March 7th, 2014
Zumbro Lutheran Church (Fireside Room) – 624 Third Avenue Southwest, Rochester

Featuring Med City Brass
Southeast Minnesota’s premier brass chamber ensemble, Med City Brass, will perform a variety of music in the styles of jazz, classical, and popular music while educating listeners in the art of brass playing. Med City Brass performs frequently in Rochester at area churches, at the Mayo Clinic, and in 2012 appeared as a guest with the Rochester Choral Arts Ensemble. For more information visit

Moved by Music
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Rochester Public Library (Auditorium) — 101 2nd Street SE, Rochester 55904

Featuring Rick Kvam
Join artistic director Rick Kvam on April 16th to discuss the Choral Arts Ensemble’s season finale Moved by Music concert. Works to be discussed included Benjamin Britten’s evocative work Rejoice In the Lamb and a brand new work by local composer Kevin Dobbe. For more information visit Choral Arts Ensemble.

Harmony and Music: the works of Bach, Couperin, and Rameau
Friday, May 30, 2014
Rochester Public Library (Auditorium) — 101 2nd Street SE, Rochester 55904

Featuring Paul Boehnke
Harmony, along with melody and rhythm, is one of the three main tools composers use to make a piece of music. Harpsichordist Paul Boehnke will explore how harmony works and demonstrate how composers such as Bach, Couperin, and Rameau have used harmony to create some of the most beautiful music. Paul Boehnke is an accomplished harpsichordist, organist, sought after lecturer of baroque music, and currently president of the Bach Society of Minnesota. For more information visit