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APRIL 2020



Saturday, April 18 – 7:30 p.m. 

Rochester Chamber Music Society – Christ United Methodist Church – free

Jazz from Broadway. Starting this season, Rochester Chamber Music Society’s annual jazz concert will now be in April.  A selection of songs, representing the history of Broadway from 1928 forward, will be performed, as well as a newly composed jazz suite – Three Mornings by Robert S. P. Gardner.  All will be presented by a quintet of musicians consisting of Gardner, Steve Gilbertson, Simon Harding, Jon Ailabouni, and Terry Gresser.

Please check our website for the latest concert status


Sunday, April 19, 2020 – 3:00 p.m.
Mayo Clinic Chamber Symphony – Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester – tickets at the door: $7 adults, $3 children
The Mayo Clinic Chamber Symphony will present its Spring Concert at Mount Olive Lutheran Church.  Please join us!


Monday, April 20  – 6:00 p.m.

Community Education Adult Enrichment – Kellogg Middle School, Room 115 – $9

The Spirit of Us: The Rochester Symphony caps its centennial season with a program exploring how music brings people together. Walt Whitman’s poetry as set by Howard Hanson shows how America became unified. Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony revives community with its message of all people becoming one family. or 507-328-4000


Saturday, April 25 – 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 26 – 2:00 p.m.

Rochester Symphony – Lourdes High School – tickets $5 (youth), $20, $30

Rochester Symphony: The Spirit of Us – Featuring the Rochester Symphony Chorale performing Beethoven’s Ninth – We close our centennial season reflecting on the power of music to break down barriers and unify people. We open with Song of Democracy, based on poetry of Walt Whitman that calls on Americans to consider how we live in community together. Our first century ends with Beethoven’s revolutionary vision calling for universal community in his triumphant Ninth Symphony. or 507-286-8742

Sunday, April 26 — 4 p.m.
 A Festival of Music presents ANCIA Saxophone Quartet — First Presbyterian Church, Rochester — Free will offering
Celebrated for its artistry, virtuosity and exquisitely blended sound, the ANCIA Saxophone Quartet has delighted audiences throughout North America, Europe and Asia. The group’s repertoire spans centuries and musical styles. For more information: 507-282-1618,

MAY 2020

Friday, May 1, 7:00 p.m.

RAACHE Choirs (Arioso and Cantabile) Accelerando! Spring Concert – Rochester Covenant Church, 4950 31st Ave. NW, Rochester – Free

A variety of styles, cultures, and types of music will be shared. We hope you are able to come and celebrate the culmination of this year’s hard work and growth as singers.

Contact information:  507-261-6538,


Sunday, May 3 — 3:00 pm

Rochester Pops Orchestra — Bethel Lutheran Church, Rochester – children are free, seniors $12, adults $14 and students $7

European Invasion – With the Rochester Pops Women’s Chorale, we celebrate the music of Abba, Queen & the Beatles


Friday, May 8, 7:30 p.m. – Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist – $20, $5

Horacio Lavandera – International Pianist

Argentinean Pianist HORACIO LAVANDERA is coming back to the US and will offer a concert here before heading to Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and Florida. Awarded by the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala (Milan) at the age of 16, Sony recording artist, rated among the 20 best albums of the year by Ted Gioia (critic from the New York Times). This is a once-in-a-lifetime recital in Rochester!  Tickets are $20 (students: $5) and the availability is limited. Remember the church was full when he came in 2018, so hurry up to get yours! You may order tickets online at or purchase them directly at the Co-Cathedral’s Parish Office (Mon.-Fri. 8 am-4:30 pm; Sun. 8:30 am – 12:30 pm).


Saturday, May 9 — 7:30 p.m.

Choral Arts Ensemble – Christ United Methodist, Rochester – Adults $25/Students $10

Half the Sky  Marking the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 2020, this will be a concert of all female composers.  According to a Chinese aphorism, “women hold up half the sky,” and we celebrate this with a new premiere by Karen P. Thomas, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Seattle Pro Musica.  We will also highlight the work of the Jeremiah Program which supports single mothers in our community.


Monday, May 11 – 6:30 p.m.

Dover-Eyota Schools Choirs – DEHS Auditorium, Eyota

May Choir Concert featuring all choirs:  6:30 (6th gr) 7:00 pm (MS) 7:45 (HS)