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FEBRUARY 2020

Thursday, February 13, 7:00 p.m.
RAACHE Choirs — Trinity Lutheran Church, 222 6th Ave. SW, Rochester — Free
Winter Serenade Concert (featuring Arioso, Cantabile, and Con Brio choirs) with audience sing-a-longs and special performances by students.
Contact information:  507-261-6538

 

Sunday, February 16 — 3:00 pm

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

Contemporary Classics features modern contemporary classical music from the 20th and 21st century.

 

Sunday, February 16 — 4:00 p.m.
A Festival of Music presents Heartland Marimba Quartet (HMQ) — First Presbyterian Church, Rochester — Free will offering
Established in 2016 by acclaimed marimba soloist Matthew Coley, HMQ seeks to provide a platform for the music of American composers while continuing to expand its repertoire with works from composers worldwide. For more information: 507-282-1618, www.fpcrochester.org

 

Monday, February 17 – 6:00 p.m.

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

Century of Cinema – Though movies began as silent, they had music with them even then. We explore the evolution of music in film over the last century, emphasizing the greatest and most popular scores. Has the best music of the last few decades been introduced in theaters rather than on concert stages? Rochesterce.org/register or 507-328-4000

 

Friday, February 21 – 12:00 p.m. 

Randy Sabien, Jazz Violin – Christ United Methodist Church – Free

Rochester Music Guild Lunch & Learn

 

Friday, February 21 – 7:00 p.m.

Rochester Symphony – Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall – Free

Century of Cinema – Free Family Preview – Explore symphony music, scaled down for young audiences.  Reservations required;   rochestersymphony.org or 507.286.8742

 

Saturday, February 22 – 7:30 p.m

Sunday, February 23 – 2:00 p.m.

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

Century of Cinema – Celebrating the evolution of film music from the early years to today, we dedicate this concert to all who love movie music and ask whether the greatest of music of recent times has been found more in theaters than on the concert stage. The program will be selected from requests of Rochester Symphony patrons and film lovers of our region. rochestersymphony.org or 507-286-8742

 

Saturday, February 29 – 7:30 p.m. 

Rochester Chamber Music Society – Christ United Methodist Church – free

Hidden Treasures from the 19th Century.  Rochester Chamber Music Society’s February concert will bring back guest cellist Laura Sewell to join pianist Horacio Nuguid and clarinetist David Townsend for a program of rarely heard masterpieces from the 19th century.  This will be a very interesting program featuring unfamiliar composers — Frühling, Reinecke and Ries.  http://www.rochesterchambermusic.org

MARCH 2020

Sunday, March 8 — 4 p.m.
A Festival of Music presents Augustana University Choir — First Presbyterian Church, Rochester — Free will offering
The Augustana Choir has a rich history spanning nearly 100 years. The a cappella choir, directed by Dr. Paul Nesheim, is critically acclaimed and brings sacred choral music of the highest caliber to people around the world. For more information: 507-282-1618, www.fpcrochester.org

 

Monday, March 9 – 6:00 p.m.

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

Cheers to 40 Years: Rarely does a conductor stay with an orchestra through four decades. But the Rochester Symphony’s maestro has. We explore what music has been the most rewarding to conduct in those decades, from Wagner’s Overture to The Mastersingers of Nuremberg to Walton’s films score from Henry V and Brahms’ Second Symphony. Rochesterce.org/register or 507-328-4000

 

Friday, March 13 – 12:00 p.m. 

Rochester Symphony Preview with Jere Lantz – Charter House (Northview Room) – Free

Rochester Music Guild Lunch & Learn

 

Saturday, March 14 – 7:30 p.m.

Rochester Symphony – Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall – tickets $5 (youth), $20, $30

Cheers to 40 Years – Celebrating Maestro Lantz’s 40th season with Rochester Symphony, we present works that have meant the most throughout his career in conducting. From the first piece he led while earning his advanced degree in conducting at Yale, to pieces he’s found to be most dramatic, emotionally moving and glorious, this concert is a toast to a landmark achievement for both conductor and orchestra. Wagner, Walton and Brahms:  rochestersymphony.org or 507-286-8742

 

Monday, March 16 – 6:30 p.m.

Dover-Eyota Schools Choirs – DEHS Auditorium, Eyota

March Choir Concert featuring all choirs:  6:30 (6th gr) 7:00 pm (MS) 7:45 (HS)  https://sites.google.com/a/deschools.org/dover-eyota-choir/

 

Friday, March 20 – 7:30 p.m.
The Lyra Baroque Orchestra – Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester – $5-$30

Peter Van Heyghen makes his debut with Lyra as a conductor in this program featuring singers Sarah Brailey, Clara Osowski, Scott Brunscheen, Joseph Hubbard, and a group of the Twin Cities finest singers forming a chamber choir. Repertoire to include Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and the exquisitely beautiful Requiem by Niccolò Jommelli. More information on our Requiem concert can be found here.

 

Saturday, March 21 — 7:30 p.m.

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

Where We Love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.  We’ll sing of the joys of home and join Rochester’s Mayor, Kim Norton, and others who are working to eliminate homelessness.  CAE will premiere a new work by Janika Vandervelde.

 

APRIL 2020

Friday, April 3 – 12:00 p.m. 

Artu Duo – Christ United Methodist Church – Free

Rochester Music Guild Lunch & Learn

 

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.

http://www.rochesterchambermusic.org

 

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. Rochesterce.org/register 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. rochestersymphony.org 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, www.fpcrochester.org

MAY 2020

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

 

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)  https://sites.google.com/a/deschools.org/dover-eyota-choir/