Calendar

APRIL 2017

Saturday, April 1, 7:30 pm – State Theatre, Zumbrota — $28, $32 at the door
Crossings Concert: Hallelujah, We Love Him So – A Night of Ray Charles. Mick Sterling will be joined by one of his heroes in the Twin Cities music scene, Wain McFarlane, as they deeply honor the genius of Ray Charles.

Sunday, April 2, 3:00 p.m. – Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester – $5/adults, $4/seniors, $2/children
Mayo Clinic Chamber Symphony: presents “Dvorak Symphony 8 in G Major, and Lalo Cello Concerto in D Minor”, with soloist Theodore Thayib, cello.

Sunday, April 2, 4:00 p.m. – First Presbyterian Church, Rochester – Freewill offering
A Festival of Music: Presents “Brass Roots Trio” featuring Rosetta Senkus Bacon, Travis Heath, and Douglas Lundeen from Flemington, New Jersey. The “Brass Roots Trio” has played at the White House, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and festivals throughout Europe and Asia.

Monday, April 3, 7:00 pm – State Theatre, Zumbrota — $38/ $42 at the door
Crossings Concert: An Evening with George Winston. Inspired by the seasons and topographies, George Winston’s concerts feature a variety of styles including melodic folk piano, New Orleans R&B piano, and stride piano.

Wednesday, April 5, 12:15-12:45 pm – First Presbyterian Church, Rochester – Freewill Offering
First Presbyterian Church: 2017 Lenten Organ Recital Series featuring Rev. Mathew Lehman, Organist at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Prior Lake, Minnesota.

Friday, April 7, 7:30 pm – Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota — $20, $24 at the door
Crossings Concert: Folk Legends featuring Michael Monroe\. Rich vocals, guitar, bamboo and glass flutes, combining musical styles of acoustic folk and jazzy reggae.

Saturday, April 8, 7:30 pm – Christ United Methodist Church – Free
Rochester Chamber Music Society: The Merling Trio – The Merling Trio, based in Michigan, has performed around the world to critical acclaim. Their program includes Selected Hungarian Dances by Brahms, selections from their new CD – The Great American Songbook, and the “Dumky” Trio by Dvorak

Friday, April 21, 12:00 pm – Charter House (Northview Room) – FREE
Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale: Maestro Jere Lantz discusses the orchestra’s season finale, Journey Through Space. Lantz will discuss orchestral works devoted to the beauty, mythology, and mystery of the sun, moon and stars in a program that he calls a symphonic celebration of all things celestial. Musical works to include The Planets by Holst, Helios Overture by Nielsen, Clair De Lune by Debussy, and Star Wars Medley by John Williams.

Friday, April 21, 7:00 pm – Lourdes High School – FREE
Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale: Free Family Preview of Journey Through Space – Our season finale reaches to the stars with a symphonic celebration of all things celestial. Immerse yourself in the beauty, mythology and mystery of the sun, moon and stars. Williams’ Star Wars Suite tops this musical journey of interstellar proportions.

Saturday, April 22, 3:00 pm – Madonna Towers, 4001 19th Ave NW, Rochester
Rochester Flute Choir: Spring Concert – The Rochester Flute Choir will be celebrating Earth Day by sharing music that has been inspired by nature.

Saturday, April 22, 7:30 pm – State Theatre, Zumbrota — $34, $38 at the door
Crossings Concert: GUITAR HEROES (Legends of the Six String). In their latest show, the talent-packed Fabulous Armadillos pay tribute to the great guitar innovators of many genres.“Guitar Heroes (Legends of the Six String)” is a concert for any and all fans of the guitar.

Saturday, Apr. 22 at 7:30 pm – Lourdes High School –$20 and $30, 18 and Under $5
Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale: Journey Through Space – Our season finale reaches to the stars with a symphonic celebration of all things celestial. Immerse yourself in the beauty, mythology and mystery of the sun, moon and stars. Williams’ Star Wars Suite tops this musical journey of interstellar proportions.

Sunday, April 23, 2:00 pm – Christ United Methodist Church, Rochester – FREE
A Special Celebration of Joy: Presenting Dr. Lily Pan Diehl, piano and John Varona, organ.

Sunday, Apr. 23 at 2:00 pm – Lourdes High School –$20 and $30, 18 and Under $5
Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale: Journey Through Space – Our season finale reaches to the stars with a symphonic celebration of all things celestial. Immerse yourself in the beauty, mythology and mystery of the sun, moon and stars. Williams’ Star Wars Suite tops this musical journey of interstellar proportions.

Sunday, April 23 – 3:00 and 5:00 pm, Bethel Lutheran Church – $10, $14 & $20
Honors Choirs: Spring Finale – Featuring performances by all five Honors Choirs ensembles.

Friday, April 28, 7:00 pm – Calvary Evangelical Free Church, 5500 25th Ave. NW, Rochester – free
RAACHE: auditioned choirs of Arioso and Cantabile present their spring concert, Accelerando!

Friday, April 28, 7:30 pm – Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester – $25, $20, $10, free for Rochester Music Guild members
Lyra Baroque Orchestra: Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto – Violinist Marc Destrubé leads all six of J.S. Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concertos.

Saturday, April 29, 7:30 pm – State Theatre, Zumbrota — $22, $26 at the door
Crossings Concert: Wylie and the Wild West. Hugely popular on the festival and theater circuit, Wylie brings a refreshing blend of cowboy, swing, folk and yodeling music to the stage.


MAY 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 7:00-8:00 pm, Christ United Methodist Church – FREE
Rochester Mennonite Church and Christ United Methodist Church: “Come Sing Along” concert presents Canadian singer/songwriter Bryan Moyer Suderman who brings an intergenerational and inspirational experience for all ages. Audiences respond to the warmth of his voice and the contagious nature of his songs of faith for small and tall.

Friday, May 5, 2017, 12:00 pm – Christ United Methodist Church, Rochester – FREE
Lunch & Learn: Andrea Een Performs Hardanger Fiddle– Andrea Een, Norwegian-American Hardanger fiddler, received the St. Olav Medal in 2002, given by King Harald V of Norway for her promotion of greater knowledge of Norwegian culture abroad. Een has studied the Hardanger fiddle, a nine-string folk violin unique to Norway, with some of the leading fiddlers in that country. An optional $10 catered lunch is available at 11:30 am and must be reserved by e-mailing lunch@rochestermusicguild.org.

Friday, May 5, 7:00 pm – Christ United Methodist Church, Rochester – FREE
Rochester Music Guild: 2017 Winners’ Recital. Since its founding in 1964, the Rochester Music Guild has sponsored an annual Young Musicians Scholarship Competition. This annual competition, held each spring, has been a source of motivation and inspiration for countless musicians from the SE Minnesota area and awards approximately $10,000 annually to young musicians. The Music Guild’s goal is to expand the passion for classical music through dynamic competition and compelling live performance. Winners are from both Jr. Division (grades 7-9) and Sr. Division (grades 10-12) in piano, strings woodwinds/brass, and voice.

Saturday, May 6, 3:00 pm – Unitarian Universalist Church, Rochester – FREE
South Eastern Minnesota Suzuki Association: Ensemble Recitals featuring young musicians playing strings, piano, and other ensemble instruments.

Saturday, May 6, 7:30 pm – State Theatre, Zumbrota – $26, $30 at the door
Crossings Concert: Oh, What a Night! Ronn Easton & Pearl Productions pays tribute to the music of The Temptations, Sam Cooke, The Chi-Lites, The Spinners and many more.

Saturday, May 6, 7:30 pm – Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Rochester – $20 Adults/$5 Students
Choral Arts Ensemble: MUSIC OF THE SPHERES. The heavens, the stars, “this brave o’erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire,” have intrigued, humbled and astonished humankind for all recorded history, inspiring great poetry and exquisite music. Choral Arts Ensemble will sing The Heavens are Telling by Heinrich Schütz, Stars by Ēriks Ešenvalds, Evensong by Stephen Paulus, and contemporary arrangements of celestially-themed love songs. We will also premiere a new piece by Carol Barnett on a “starry” text by Rabindranath Tagore.

Thursday, May 11, 7:00 pm – Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota – $26, $29 at the door
Crossings Concert: Tannahill Weavers. The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies.

Saturday, May 13, 1:30 pm – Trinity Lutheran Church, Rochester – $10
Zumbro Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines: presents “Be Our Guest”. Come celebrate Mother’s Day or come for a relaxing afternoon – the whole family is welcome – and enjoy four-part barbershop music. Some of the songs for your listening pleasure will be “Please Don’t Talk About Me”, “One Fine Day”, “Yesterday”, and “Chase the Rain Away”. Simply Magic and Lady Slippers will be our guest.

Saturday, May 13, 8 pm – Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota – $21, $29 at the door
Crossings Concert: “Buddy & Beyond: The History of Rock ’n Roll” – Johnny Rogers will transport his audience back in time when you could go to the malt shop with your favorite girl and dance to your favorite bands.

Thursday, May 18, 7:30 pm – Charter House, Edwards Hall, Rochester – Free
Rochester Community Band: Presnts a variety of music under the direction of Tony Boldt and performed by music lovers from all walks of life and all ages. The musical selections include “Belle of the Ball Waltz”, “Mancini”, “Ross Roy”, and “American Riversongs”. The concert is open to the public.

Saturday, May 20, 8:00 pm – Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota – $20, $23 at the door
Crossings Concert: Eric Taylor is a master storyteller and one of the finest southern songwriters for the last four decades. Enjoy an evening of his anecdotal musical and storytelling style in true Texas form.


JUNE 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2:00 pm – Central Park, Rochester- Free
Rochester Community Band: “Summer Concert in the Park”. Bring lawn chair or blanket.

Thursday, June 22, 7:30 pm – Autumn Ridge Church – $10, $12, $14, $20 & $25
Honors Choirs: Summer Musical – STATE FAIR. 10th annual summer musical featuring local singers, actors, dancers and musicians.

Friday, June 23, 7:30 pm – Autumn Ridge Church – $10, $12, $14, $20 & $25
Honors Choirs: Summer Musical – STATE FAIR. 10th annual summer musical featuring local singers, actors, dancers and musicians.

Saturday, June 24, 8:00 pm – Autumn Ridge Church – $10, $12, $14, $20 & $25
Honors Choirs: Summer Musical – STATE FAIR. 10th annual summer musical featuring local singers, actors, dancers and musicians.

Sunday, June 25, 2:30 pm – Autumn Ridge Church – $10, $12, $14, $20 & $25
Honors Choirs: Summer Musical – STATE FAIR. 10th annual summer musical featuring local singers, actors, dancers and musicians.