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, e-mail lunch@rochestermusicguild.org or call Carol Benson at 507-206-3283


kalliopeKalliope Duo presents: The Voices of Europe: an Exploration of Chamber music from Baroque to the 20th Century.

Friday, January 20, 2017
Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Ave. SW, Rochester)

A dynamic duo, violinist Kathleen Lamb and cellist Veronica Hudacek bring a fresh perspective to the chamber music scene of Southeastern Minnesota. Chamber Music is meant to make a personal and engaging connection between the musicians and audience. As young adults, Kalliope Duo can relate to both the younger & older generation making chamber music accessible but riveting to people of all ages. Their program includes a wide range of music from Bach to Ravel and lesser known composers like Martinu and Gliere. Kalliope Duo is a recipient of a 2016/17 Emerging Artist Grant through the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council for a series of concerts in Southeastern Minnesota. Kathleen & Veronica are both members of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra.


Jere Lantz
From Death to Life: A Musical Discussion with Maestro Jere Lantz
Friday, February 3rd, 2017
Charter House (Northview Room) – 211 2nd ST NW, Rochester

Jere Lantz, President/CEO and Artistic Director of the Rochester Symphony, returns for his popular symphony preview to discuss works of music from the Romantic period relating to life and death. This will include Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Totentanz, Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration, and Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3. Lantz, who is known for his ability to tell the story behind the music, will provide an in-depth analysis of each work accompanied by audio examples. For more information visit Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale.