Calendar

OCTOBER 2017

Friday, October 6, 7:30 pm (6:15 pre-concert talk) – Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester – $25, $20, $5
Lyra Baroque Orchestra: Telemann & Friends – Lively concertos for recorder, viola da gamba, and violin.

Saturday, October 7, 7:30 pm – $25 in advance, $29 day of show
Crossings Concert: Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience – The Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience is the only group taking big band music, fusing it with modern day mixes of all genres, and making the act of giving “cool.”

Monday, October 9, 6-7 pm – Kellog Middle School, Room 115 – registration $9
Community Education Adult Enrichment: Beethoven and Friends – Join Maestro Jere Lantz from the Rochester Symphony for this introduction to the personal world of Beethoven. Learn insight into some of the works created by Beethoven’s friends; Mozart, Haydn Reis. Gain insight into Beethoven’s joyful “Seventh Symphony” prior to the October 14 & 15 performances at the Rochester Symphony. Participants may obtain discount tickets to the concert.

Friday, October 13, 12:00 pm – Northview Room, Charter House, Rochester – FREE
Lunch & Learn: “Rochester Symphony Preview”– Maestro Jere Lantz, will tell the story behind the music of “Beethoven and Friends”. An optional $10 catered lunch is available at 11:30 am and must be reserved by e-mailing education@rochestermusicguild.org.

Friday, October 13, 7:00 pm – Lourdes High School, Rochester – Free
Rochester Symphony: Beethoven and Friends Free Family Preview – Explore music by some of Beethoven’s most famous friends as well as his friendliest and most joyful symphony, scaled down for young audiences. Reservations required.

Saturday, October 13, 7:30 pm – Crossings at Carnegie Zumbrota – $24 in advance, $28 day of show
Crossings Concert: Cheryl Wheeler performances are a two-for-one deal: Audiences will relish her rich, soul-baring alto voice, and the next moment laugh out loud at her storytelling.

Saturday, October 14, 7:30 pm – Lourdes High School, Rochester – tickets $5 (youth), $20, $30
Rochester Symphony: Beethoven and Friends – Join us as we explore music by some of Beethoven’s most famous friends, Mozart, Haydn and Ries, as well as his friendliest most joyful symphony, Symphony No. 7 in A. Featuring Rochester pianist Horacio Nuguid.

Saturday, October 14, 7:30 pm – State Theatre, Zumbrota – $28 in advance, $32 day of show
Crossings Concert: Hornucopia! – Distinct from tribute bands that pay homage to a single group or style of music, Hornucopia pays tribute to many musical groups that feature substantial horn sections.

Sunday, October 15, 2:00 pm – Lourdes High School, Rochester – tickets $5 (youth), $20, $30
Rochester Symphony: Beethoven and Friends – Join us as we explore music by some of Beethoven’s most famous friends, Mozart, Haydn and Ries, as well as his friendliest most joyful symphony, Symphony No. 7 in A. Featuring Rochester pianist Horacio Nuguid.

Saturday, October 20, 7:30 pm – State Theatre, Zumbrota – $20 in advance, $24 day of show
Crossings Concert: Davy Knowles – Blues, Rock and Roots musician Davy Knowles’ music is reminiscent of old-time blues made brilliant by Knowles himself. He lights up the stage with masterful ownership of his craft.

Saturday, October 21, 7:30 pm – Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester – Adults $25, Students $5
Choral Arts Ensemble: Speaking Truth to Power – through stirring readings presented by Great River Shakespeare Festival and moving choral works, Choral Arts Ensemble will pay homage to courageous integrity.

Saturday, October 21, 7:30 pm – State Theatre, Zumbrota – $28 in advance, $32 day of show
Crossings Concert: Bat Out Of Hell: the Music of Meatloaf – Meat Loaf’s music comes to life in a performance with a 17-member band led by Grant Haake.

Sunday, October 22, 3:00 pm – Lourdes High School, Rochester – tickets $5 (youth), $10 (seniors), $12 (adults), + $2 at the door
Rochester Pops Orchestra: At the Movies II – Back by popular demand, join the RPO as we relive some of the most memorable moments in film history. With selections by John Williams, Ennio Morricone, Randy Edelman, Hans Zimmer and many more.

Saturday, October 27, 7:30 pm – State Theatre, Zumbrota – $23 in advance, $26 day of show
Crossings Concert: Davina and the Vagabonds – A high-energy quintet whose lead vocalist has been likened to Adele, Bessie Smith, Etta James and Amy Winehouse.

Saturday, October 28, 2:00 pm – Congregational Church, Rochester – Free
Southeastern MN Suzuki Association: Honors Recital – selected students from all Suzuki studios perform in a free recital featuring violins, cellos, and pianos.

Saturday, October 28, 7:30 pm – Christ United Methodist Church, Rochester – Free
Rochester Chamber Music Society: Music from America – Rochester artists James Buchan and Horacio Nuguid join together for a unique performance of music for violin and piano. Their program will include works by American composers as well as works inspired by sojourns in the country.

Tuesday, October 31, 7:00 pm – Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester – Adults $15, Senior/Students $10, Children (0-12) Free
The Rose Ensemble: Presents “The Musical Legacy of the Reformation”. Don’t miss this historic concert featuring the strength of twenty musicians on stage and the opportunity to join in singing the iconic hymn Ein feste Burg (“A Mighty Fortress”).



NOVEMBER 2017

Saturday, November 4, 7:30 pm – State Theatre, Zumbrota – $25 in advance, $29 day of show
Crossings Concert: BEAUTIFUL VISION: The Essential Songs of Van Morrison
Tribute performance by Mick Sterling, Cate Fierro, Katie Gearty and Michelle Cassioppi and a 13-piece band.

Saturday, November 4, 1-4 pm – Bethel Lutheran Church, Rochester – Free
Rochester Symphony: Playing with the Pros – This multifaceted program for selected students culminates in a masterclass performance with the Rochester Symphony

Sunday, November 5, 3:00 pm – Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester – Adults $5, Youth $2
Mayo Clinic Chamber Symphony: Symphonies Great and Small includes Franz Schubert’s “Symphony in C Major”, known as “The Great”, and Charles Gounod’s “Petite Symphonie” for winds.

Saturday, November 5, 4:00 pm – Church of St. John the Evangelist, Rochester – Freewill offering
Organ Recital: Dr. Gregory Peterson

Monday, November 6, 6-7 pm – Kellog Middle School, Room 115, Rochester – registration $9
Community Education Adult Enrichment: Sinfonietta Extraordinaire – Join Maestro Jere Lantz from the Rochester Symphony for this introduction to the world of chamber music. The maestro will share fascinating stories behind some of the world’s most exciting chamber music pieces; Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto,” Mozart’s “Symphony No. 29,” and Copeland’s “Appalachian Spring.” These will all be included in the Rochester Symphony’s November 18 & 19 concert – Sinfonietta Extraordinaire. Participants may obtain discount tickets to the concert.

Friday, November 10, 2017, 12:00 pm – Christ United Methodist Church, Rochester – FREE
Lunch & Learn: “Birth Of A Song: Inspiration, Perspiration, Realization”– Tim Hildebrandt will perform and discuss the metamorphosis from the inception of a song to a final physical recording. An optional $10 catered lunch is available at 11:30 am and must be reserved by e-mailing education@rochestermusicguild.org.

Friday, November 10, 7:30 pm –- Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota – $20 in advance, $23 day of show
Crossings Concert: Singer/Songwriter and Liturgist: John Hermanson. Hermanson’s music weaves stories that encourage contemplation of the world and our place in it.

Thursday, November 16, 7:00 pm – Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester – Free
RAACHE Choirs’ Arioso, Cantabile, Con Brio, and Staccato: Come hear the homeschool choirs share a variety of music, styles, cultures, and tastes represented in this concert of choral music.

Friday, November 17, 7:00 pm – Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester – Free
RAACHE Choirs’ Arioso, Cantabile, Con Brio, and Staccato: Come hear the homeschool choirs share a variety of music, styles, cultures, and tastes represented in this concert of choral music.

Sunday, December 17, 7:30 pm – Bethel Lutheran Church, Rochester – tickets $5 (youth), $10 (seniors), $12 (adults), + $2 at the door
Rochester Pops Orchestra & Chorale: Winter Wonderland – Join us as we revisit some of yesterday and today’s best loved Christmas selections. A time to escape from the hurriedness of the season, sit back and escape to a Winter Wonderland.

Saturday, November 18, 11:20 am, 2:00 pm, 7:00 pm – Mayo Civic Center, Rochester – $10/Adults, Students Free
SE MN a Cappella: workshop capstone concerts with 18 ensembles featuring the award-winning Women of the World plus ensembles from University of Wisconsin and Minnesota State University – Mankato, Armor of God Gospel Choir and 14 area high school choirs.

Saturday, November 18, 7:00 pm – Byron Middle School, Byron – Free
Rochester Community Band: Fall Concert – a variety of music under the direction of Tony Boldt and Jonathon Knutson and performed by music lovers from all walks of life and all ages. The musical selections include “Emperata Overture”, “William Byrd Suite”, “Ashokan Farewell” and “Marche Des Parachutistes Belges”.

Saturday, November 18, 7:30 pm – Lourdes High School, Rochester – tickets $5 (youth), $20, $30
Rochester Symphony: Sinfonietta Extraordinaire – Less is more in this concert featuring some of the best works in the chamber orchestra repertoire. Program includes lesser known works of some of most cherished composers; Bach, Mozart, Warlock, and Copland; rochestersymphony.org or 507.286.8742

Saturday, November 18 , 7:30 pm – State Theatre, Zumbrota – $32 in advance, $36 day of show
Crossings Concert: Collective Unconscious Presents: The Last Waltz. The Collective Unconscious performs Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota a tribute to “The Last Waltz,” the 1976 farewell concert by The Band.

Sunday, November 19, 2:00 pm – Lourdes High School, Rochester – tickets $5 (youth), $20, $30
Rochester Symphony: Sinfonietta Extraordinaire – Less is more in this concert featuring some of the best works in the chamber orchestra repertoire. Program includes lesser known works of some of most cherished composers; Bach, Mozart, Warlock, and Copland; rochestersymphony.org or 507.286.8742

Saturday, November 25, 7:30 pm – Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota – $18 in advance, $20 day of show
Crossings Concert: Johnsmith – acoustic musician and wordsmith whose lyrics illustrate shared experiences. Hear this singer’s earthy voice and fine craftsmanship.



DECEMBER 2017

Saturday, December 2, 7:30 pm – Christ United Methodist Church, Rochester – Free
Rochester Chamber Music Society: RCMS String Orchestra – Music by Bach, Finzi and Mendelssohn will be featured in this concert combining the talents of 11 local musicians, with Horacio Nuguid, piano, and David Townsend, clarinet, as soloists.

Friday, December 8, 2017, 12:00 pm – The Jive Mill, Rochester – FREE
Lunch & Learn: “Jazzy Carols”– The D’Sievers Trio, a jazz combo featuring trombone, will present a program of standards, original compositions, and holiday classics. An optional $10 catered lunch is available at 11:30 am and must be reserved by e-mailing education@rochestermusicguild.org.

Friday, December 8, 7:30 pm (6:15 pre-concert talk) – Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester – $25, $20, $5
Lyra Baroque Orchestra and Bach Society of Minnesota: Bach’s Christmas Oratorio – Parts I, III, V, and VI of J.S. Bach’s beloved story of Christmas.

Friday, December 8, 7:30 pm – Lourdes Chapel at Assisi Heights, Rochester – Adults $30, $25, Students $5
Choral Arts Ensemble: Christmas at Assisi featuring a new Ketterling Carol from Minnesota composer Daniel Kallman, Choral Arts Ensemble will once again welcome the joyous season with a rich variety of music, new and old (including a set from the amazing Honors Concert Choir), in the glorious acoustics and ambience of Assisi’s Lourdes Chapel.

Saturday, December 9, 7:30 pm – Lourdes Chapel at Assisi Heights, Rochester – Adults $30, $25, Students $5
Choral Arts Ensemble: Christmas at Assisi featuring a new Ketterling Carol from Minnesota composer Daniel Kallman, Choral Arts Ensemble will once again welcome the joyous season with a rich variety of music, new and old (including a set from the amazing Honors Concert Choir), in the glorious acoustics and ambience of Assisi’s Lourdes Chapel.

Sunday, December 10, 4:00 pm – Lourdes Chapel at Assisi Heights, Rochester – Adults $30, $25, Students $5
Choral Arts Ensemble: Christmas at Assisi featuring a new Ketterling Carol from Minnesota composer Daniel Kallman, Choral Arts Ensemble will once again welcome the joyous season with a rich variety of music, new and old (including a set from the amazing Honors Concert Choir), in the glorious acoustics and ambience of Assisi’s Lourdes Chapel.

Saturday, December 16, 7:30 pm – Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall, Rochester – tickets $5 (youth), $20, $30
Rochester Symphony: Sounds of the Season – This annual holiday extravaganza will send you on a traveling adventure complete with the merriest of musical holiday masterpieces throughout the ages, exploring holiday traditions and their charming origin stories.

Sunday, December 17, 4:30 pm (4:00 pm prelude) – St. Mary’s Hospital Chapel, Rochester – Free
Zumbro Lutheran Church Musicians: Festival of Lessons and Carols – The 36th Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols includes Christmas carols, hymns, choral music, and more. Music performed by the bell choirs, youth and adult choirs, soloists, and ensembles.

Sunday, December 17, 7:30 pm – Bethel Lutheran Church, Rochester – tickets $5 (youth), $10 (seniors), $12 (adults), + $2 at the door
Rochester Pops Orchestra & Chorale: Winter Wonderland – Join us as we revisit some of yesterday and today’s best loved Christmas selections. A time to escape from the hurriedness of the season, sit back and escape to a Winter Wonderland.



JANUARY 2018

Friday, January 12, 12:00 pm – Christ United Methodist Church, Rochester – FREE
Lunch & Learn: “Jazz Vibes”– David Hagedorn, Artist in Residence at St. Olaf College will perform. An optional $10 catered lunch is available at 11:30 am and must be reserved by e-mailing education@rochestermusicguild.org.

Sunday, January 21, 2:00 pm – Congregational Church, Rochester – Free
Southeastern MN Suzuki Association: Honors Recital – selected students from all Suzuki studios perform in a free recital featuring violins, cellos, and pianos.



FEBRUARY 2018

Friday, February 9, 12:00 pm – Northview Room, Charter House, Rochester – FREE
Lunch & Learn: “Rochester Symphony Preview”– Maestro Jere Lantz, will tell the story behind the music of “French Festival”. An optional $10 catered lunch is available at 11:30 am and must be reserved by e-mailing education@rochestermusicguild.org.

Friday, February 16, 7:30 pm (6:15 pre-concert talk) – Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester – $25, $20, $5
Lyra Baroque Orchestra: Spanish Nights – A rare performance of passionate Spanish and Italian baroque music.

Sunday, February 18, 3:00 pm – Lourdes High School, Rochester – tickets $5 (youth), $10 (seniors), $12 (adults), + $2 at the door
Rochester Pops Orchestra & Chorale: Disney/Pixar Animation Spectacular – Relive those special moments that only Disney can create as the RPO takes you on a journey through Disney favorites old and new. Any age will enjoy the magic … the emotions … the wonder!

Friday, February 23, 7:00 pm – Congregational Church, Rochester – Free
Southeastern MN Suzuki Association: Honors Recital – selected students from all Suzuki studios perform in a free recital featuring violins, cellos, and pianos.



MARCH 2018

Friday, March 9, 12:00 pm – Christ United Methodist Church, Rochester – FREE
Lunch & Learn: “The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet” will perform a highly varied repertoire, from Bach to Piazzolla to Prince. An optional $10 catered lunch is available at 11:30 am and must be reserved by e-mailing education@rochestermusicguild.org.

Saturday, March 10, 7:30 pm – Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester – Adults $25, students $5
Choral Arts Ensemble: Choral Arts Ensemble and the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet will perform Jeffrey Van’s new work for choir and guitar quartet, Music of Love and the Stars. The MGQ and CAE will each also do a solo set.



APRIL 2018

Friday, April 6, 7:30 pm ( 6:15 pre-concert talk) – Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester – $25, $20, $5
Lyra Baroque Orchestra: Music for a King – Seldom-performed music by C.P.E. Bach, featuring favorite guest artists.

Sunday, April 29, 3:00 pm – Bethel Lutheran Church, Rochester – tickets $5 (youth), $10 (seniors), $12 (adults), + $2 at the door
Rochester Pops Orchestra: In Concert featuring the amazing and inspiring voice of Jenn Bostic. Newly arranged selections tailored for this special event, audience members will enjoy hearing original selections as well as some of today’s hottest charts.



MAY 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018, 12:00 pm – Location: TBA – FREE
Lunch & Learn: “Tim Takach & Nation” – Tim will talk about his career as a singer and composer, and perform with his band Nation. An optional $10 catered lunch is available at 11:30 am and must be reserved by e-mailing education@rochestermusicguild.org.

Friday, May 4, 7:30 pm (6:15 pre-concert talk) – Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester – $25, $20, $5
Lyra Baroque Orchestra: Italian Concerto Collage – A showcase of Lyra’s soloists through Italy’s concerto grosso.

Saturday, May 5, time TBA– Unitarian Church, Rochester – Free
Southeastern MN Suzuki Association: SEMSA Ensemble Recital (Trios, Quartets and more) from the SEMSA community perform.

Saturday, May 12, 7:30 pm – Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Rochester – Adults $25, students $5
Choral Arts Ensemble: Choir Country – Minnesota has been blessed with a tradition of excellent choral composition. Choral Arts Ensemble will feature many of these vibrant, eloquent voices, both in video clips of the composers and in the moving artistry of their music itself.