Calendar


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OCTOBER 2018

 

 

Friday, October 12 – 12:00 p.m.

The OK Factor – Zumbro Lutheran Church – Fireside Room, Rochester – FREE!

Rochester Music Guild Lunch & Learn: Olivia Diercks and Karla Colahan, cellist and violinist of the new-classical crossover duo The OK Factor.  An optional $10 catered lunch is available at 11:30 am and must be reserved by e-mailing education@rochestermusicguild.org.

 

Friday, October 12 – 7:30 p.m. with 7:00 pre-concert talk

Lyra Baroque Orchestra – Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester – $25, $20, $5

Vivaldi’s Seven Seasons – http://lyrabaroque.org/sevenseasons

Spectacular soloists Luís Otávio Santos and Cléa Galhano return for a delightful and evocative program of music by the ever-popular Venetian Antonio Vivaldi.

 

Saturday, October 13 – 7:30 p.m.

Choral Arts Ensemble with The OK Factor – Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester – $25, $5 (student)

Heartland will be a light-hearted, heart-warming celebration of community. CAE is thrilled to collaborate with OK Factor, an exciting young Minneapolis-based cello/violin duo with Celtic/folk/bluegrass/ classical/rock influences! CAE will also premiere a new work commissioned from composer Matt Erpelding.

 

Saturday, October 13 – 7:30 p.m.

Rochester Symphony – Lourdes High School, Rochester – $30, $20, $5

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, we kick off the season with a concert inspired by monsters and the macabre. Join us for spooky music that brings things back to life and a surprise “stitched-together” symphony.

 

Sunday, October 14 – 2:00 p.m.

Rochester Symphony – Lourdes High School, Rochester – $30, $20, $5

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, we kick off the season with a concert inspired by monsters and the macabre. Join us for spooky music that brings things back to life and a surprise “stitched-together” symphony.

 

Sunday, October 14 – 3:00 p.m.

Choral Arts Ensemble with The OK Factor – Central Lutheran Church, Winona – $25, $5 (student)

Heartland will be a light-hearted, heart-warming celebration of community. CAE is thrilled to collaborate with OK Factor, an exciting young Minneapolis-based cello/violin duo with Celtic/folk/bluegrass/ classical/rock influences! CAE will also premiere a new work commissioned from composer Matt Erpelding.

 

Sunday, October 14 – 4:00 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, Rochester – FREE!

A Festival of Music 2018-2019 Concert Series – Season 28 – David Baskeyfield, English Organist, Rochester, New York

 

Saturday, October 20 – 7:30 p.m.

Rochester Chamber Music Society – Christ United Methodist Church – FREE!

October Recollections: In Memory of …   – http://www.rochesterchambermusic.org/

This concert is presented as a memorial to the mother of one of our sponsors and features music of Dvorak, Mozart and others.   Players are a string quartet from the Minnesota Orchestra, joined by Horacio Nuguid on piano and David Townsend, clarinet.

 

Sunday, October 21 – 3:00 p.m.

 Rochester Pops Orchestra presents “Film and Stage Works” – Bethel Lutheran Church – $14, $12, $9, Children Free

Celebrating the beginning of our Five Year Anniversary, the Rochester Pops kicks off the season with Film & Stage Works with vocalist Shawnessy Lau.  This concert features selections from well-known and loved film scores & other stage works from past to present.  Come help us celebrate our fifth season.

 

Sunday, October 21 – 4:00 p.m.

Dr. John A. Schultz, Organist – St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Rochester – FREE!

Iconic works by Bach, Franck, Hindemith, and Widor – Dr. John A. Schultz, Organist, Minneapolis (former Organist & Choirmaster, St. Luke’s)

 

NOVEMBER 2018

Friday, November 9 – 12:00 p.m.

Laura MacKenzie – Christ United Methodist Church, Rochester – FREE!

Rochester Music Guild Lunch & Learn: Traditional music of Irish-American ceilis (dances or social gatherings). An optional $10 catered lunch is available at 11:30 am and must be reserved by e-mailing education@rochestermusicguild.org.

 

Saturday, November 10 – 2:30 – 8:00 p.m.

3rd Annual Rochester City Jazz Festival – Rochester Art Center – $20

Tickets are available at https://www.mytownmymusic.com/event/3rd-annual-rochester-city-jazz-festival . The festival will include performances by four regionally and internationally recognized jazz groups including the Steve Kenny Quartet, Kevin Clements (bass) and Dave Hagedorn (vibes), Fuzzy Math, and the McNasty Brass Band. Food and alcohol service will be provided by Old Abe Coffee Co.

 

Saturday, November 10 – 7:30 p.m.

Rochester Symphony – Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall, Rochester – $30, $20, $5

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, we recall the era and salute all who have served. Listen to the tunes that kept the troops’ spirits up and the music that mourns the destruction of war and cries out for an armistice. Renowned virtuoso Andrew Staupe returns to play the Concerto for the Left Hand, written for a pianist who lost his arm in WWI.

 

Sunday, November 11 – 4:00 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, Rochester – FREE!

A Festival of Music 2018-2019 Concert Series – Season 28 – Brass Roots Trio (piano, horn, trumpet), Flemington, New Jersey

 

Thursday, November 15 & Friday, November 16 – 7:00 p.m.

RAACHE Choirs’ – Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester – FREE!

RAACHE Choirs’ Harmonies Concert (featuring the Arioso, Cantabile, Con Brio, and Staccato choirs). Come hear the homeschool choirs share a variety of music, styles, cultures, and tastes represented in this concert of choral music.   Contact information:  507-775-6318 – http://www.raachechoirs.org/

 

Saturday, November 17 – 7:00 p.m.

Rochester Community Band & Rochester Community Technical College Concert Band “Fall Concert” – Hill Theatre at RCTC – Free

The RCB and RCTC Concert Band will play a variety of music under the direction of Tony Boldt, Mike Mangan and Jonathon Knutson.  The concert is performed by music lovers from all walks of life and all ages and RCTC students.  RCTC Jazz Combo under the direction of Nathan Davidson will be the guest performers.  The musical selections include:  “A Moorside Suite”, “Light Cavalry Overture”, “Make Our Garden Grow”, and “Shenandoah”.   For more information, call (507) 285-9915.

 

Saturday, November 17 – Check website for time

8th Annual SE MN a Cappella Festival – Mayo Civic Center – $12 adults, students FREE!

The award-winning ensemble, Cantus, will headline the public concerts. 21 high school, college, and community ensembles will participate in workshops throughout the day and will perform in three concerts.  Concert schedule and ticket information is available at www.SEMNaCappella.org.

DECEMBER 2018

Saturday, December 1 – 7:30 p.m.

Rochester Chamber Music Society – Christ United Methodist Church – FREE!

Christmas Concerti

Performers from Rochester and the Twin Cities will come together in the performance of works for soloists and string orchestra by Bach, Corelli, Saint-Saens and Foote.  Soloists are Horacio Nuguid, piano, Catherine Ramirezflute, and Michal Sobieskiviolin. More information is available at http://www.rochesterchambermusic.org/ 

 

Friday, December 7 – 12:00 p.m.

Rochester Flute Choir – Christ United Methodist Church, Rochester – FREE!

Rochester Music Guild Lunch & Learn: Learn about the styles and historical background of works for flute as well as the instruments in the flute family. An optional $10 catered lunch is available at 11:30 am and must be reserved by e-mailing education@rochestermusicguild.org.

 

Friday, December 7 – 7:30 p.m. with 7:00 pre-concert talk

Lyra Baroque Orchestra – Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester – $25, $20, $5

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio – http://lyrabaroque.org/bachchristmas

Following last December’s successful collaboration, Lyra will join forces once again with the Bach Society of Minnesota to complete our cycle of the festive Christmas Oratorio by J.S. Bach.

 

Saturday, December 8 – 7:30 p.m.

Rochester Symphony – Lourdes High School, Rochester – $30, $20, $5

Herald the holiday season at our annual extravaganza with carols from around the world brought to life by stories from each heritage. And we continue the tradition of our Hallelujah Chorus sing along!

 

Sunday, December 9 – 2:00 p.m.

Rochester Symphony – Lourdes High School, Rochester – $30, $20, $5

Herald the holiday season at our annual extravaganza with carols from around the world brought to life by stories from each heritage. And we continue the tradition of our Hallelujah Chorus sing along!

 

Friday, December 14 & Saturday, December 15 – 7:30 p.m.

Choral Arts Ensemble – Lourdes Chapel, Assisi Heights, Rochester – $5 (student) to $32

For thirty-six Decembers, CAE has been privileged to present Christmas at Assisi in the serene, uplifting ambience of Lourdes Chapel at Assisi Heights.  With our guests, the superb Honors Concert Choir, we will again sing in the season, including a premiere of the 2018 Ketterling Carol from composer J. David Moore.

 

Sunday, December 16 – 4:00 p.m.

Choral Arts Ensemble – Lourdes Chapel, Assisi Heights, Rochester – $5 (student) to $32

For thirty-six Decembers, CAE has been privileged to present Christmas at Assisi in the serene, uplifting ambience of Lourdes Chapel at Assisi Heights.  With our guests, the superb Honors Concert Choir, we will again sing in the season, including a premiere of the 2018 Ketterling Carol from composer J. David Moore.

 

Sunday, December 16 – 7:00 p.m.

 Rochester Pops Orchestra & Chorale presents “Christmastime” – Bethel Lutheran Church – $14, $12, $9, Children Free

As the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season takes full swing, take a moment to sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds of the season as the Rochester Pops Orchestra & Chorale and our special musical guests Triple Berry Pie ring in the holidays with favorites from past to present.

 

JANUARY 2019

Friday, January 11 – 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Louis Epstein – Christ United Methodist Church, Rochester – FREE!

Rochester Music Guild Lunch & Learn: Musical Geography – Mapping Place and Movement Throughout Music History. An optional $10 catered lunch is available at 11:30 am and must be reserved by e-mailing education@rochestermusicguild.org.

 

FEBRUARY 2019

Friday, February 1 – 7:30 p.m. with 7:00 pre-concert talk

Lyra Baroque Orchestra – Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester – $25, $20, $5

Music for Baroque Spas – http://lyrabaroque.org/baroquespas

Featuring the velvety tone of Wilbert Hazelzet on baroque flute, this charming program will transport us to the spas of Baroque Germany with joyful selections that will be the perfect mid-winter remedy.

 

Friday, February 8 – 12:00 p.m.

Rochester Symphony Preview – Charter House – Northview Room – FREE!

Rochester Music Guild Lunch & Learn: Maestro Jere Lantz, will tell the story behind the music of “Four Seasons Serenade”. An optional $10 catered lunch is available at 11:30 am and must be reserved by e-mailing education@rochestermusicguild.org.

 

Saturday, February 9 – 7:30 p.m.

Rochester Symphony – Lourdes High School, Rochester – $30, $20, $5

Presenting a concert starring the heart of the orchestra–the strings. Vivaldi’s pictures of nature and Tchaikovsky’s soaring melodies will capture your imagination and stir your soul.

 

Sunday, February 10 – 2:00 p.m.

Rochester Symphony – Lourdes High School, Rochester – $30, $20, $5

Presenting a concert starring the heart of the orchestra–the strings. Vivaldi’s pictures of nature and Tchaikovsky’s soaring melodies will capture your imagination and stir your soul.

 

Sunday, February 17 – 3:00 p.m.

 Rochester Pops Orchestra presents “Musicals, Musicals, Musicals” – Bethel Lutheran Church – $14, $12, $9, Children Free

Continuing our Five Year celebration of providing quality entertainment to the Rochester Community, the orchestra takes the stage alone to present timeless favorites from Musicals past and present.

 

Sunday, February 24 – 4:00 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, Rochester – FREE!

A Festival of Music 2018-2019 Concert Series – Season 28 – Lee Afdahl and Friends, Rochester, Minnesota

 

Tuesday, February 26 – 7:30 p.m.

Singing for Life – HS Choral Festival – Lourdes Chapel, Assisi Heights, Rochester – $5

The third annual Singing for Life festival features three area high schools choirs joining with Choral Arts Ensemble and professional chamber orchestra for a concert including excerpts of Bach’s St John Passion.  For these young voices, singing with professional musicians in the glorious Lourdes Chapel, we will create a musical memory to last a lifetime.

 

MARCH 2019

Friday, March 8 – 12:00 p.m.

Classical Trio – Christ United Methodist Church, Rochester – FREE!

Rochester Music Guild Lunch & Learn: Jan Matson, Karla Webb, and Ron Beitel will present Heinrich von Herzogenberg, Trio for Piano, Oboe & Horn Op. 61 in D Major.  An optional $10 catered lunch is available at 11:30 am and must be reserved by e-mailing education@rochestermusicguild.org.

 

Saturday, March 9 – 7:30 p.m.

Rochester Symphony – Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall – $30, $20, $5

Experience the transcendent beauty of the Brahms Requiem, the pinnacle of choral music. The mysticism and peace evoked by these deeply spiritual pieces make them beloved by performers and audiences alike.

 

Wednesday, March 13 – 12:15-12:45 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, Rochester – FREE!

Lenten Recital Series – Graeme Shields, Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church – South Haven, Michigan and Tyler Pimm, St. Peter Catholic Parish – Ashton, Wisconsin

 

Saturday, March 16 – 7:30 p.m.

Choral Arts Ensemble & Bach Society of MN – Lourdes Chapel, Assisi Heights, Rochester – $5 (student) to $30

Bach’s fast-paced, dramatic Passion According to John was created for his first Holy Week as cantor in Leipzig. He returned to this masterpiece with revisions in 1725, 1732, and 1749, making the St John Bach’s first and last Passion.  Collaborating with the splendid Bach Society of Minnesota and their new music director, Matthias Maute.

 

Sunday, March 17 – 3:00 p.m.

Choral Arts Ensemble & Bach Society of MN – Central Lutheran Church, Winona – $25, $5 (student)

Bach’s fast-paced, dramatic Passion According to John was created for his first Holy Week as cantor in Leipzig. He returned to this masterpiece with revisions in 1725, 1732, and 1749, making the St John Bach’s first and last Passion.  Collaborating with the splendid Bach Society of Minnesota and their new music director, Matthias Maute.

 

Sunday, March 17 – 3:00 p.m. with 2:30 pre-concert talk

Lyra Baroque Orchestra – Christ United Methodist Church, Rochester – $25, $20, $5

Divine Bach and Handel – http://lyrabaroque.org/divine

With star soloists and a rare performance of J.S. Bach’s Mass in A Major, this will be a memorable concert event, as we welcome back the talented young voices of The Grinnell Singers.

 

Wednesday, March 20 – 12:15-12:45 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, Rochester – FREE!

Lenten Recital Series – Brian Williams, Director of Music and Arts – Calvary Episcopal Church, Rochester, Minnesota

 

Sunday, March 24 – 4:00 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, Rochester – FREE!

A Festival of Music 2018-2019 Concert Series – Season 28 – Bemidji State University Concert Choir, Bemidji, Minnesota

 

Wednesday, March 27 – 12:15-12:45 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, Rochester – FREE!

Lenten Recital Series – Ruth Benning, Organist – Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Rochester, Minnesota

 

APRIL 2019

Wednesday, April 3 – 12:15-12:45 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, Rochester – FREE!

Lenten Recital Series – John Varona, Associate Organist – Christ United Methodist Church, Rochester, Minnesota

 

Wednesday, April 10 – 12:15-12:45 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, Rochester – FREE!

Lenten Recital Series – Lois Marsh, freelance organist – Rochester, Minnesota

 

Friday, April 12 – 12:00 p.m.

Rochester Symphony Preview – Charter House – Northview Room – FREE!

Rochester Music Guild Lunch & Learn: Maestro Jere Lantz, will tell the story behind the music of “The Titans”. An optional $10 catered lunch is available at 11:30 am and must be reserved by e-mailing education@rochestermusicguild.org.

 

Saturday, April 13 – 7:30 p.m.

Rochester Symphony – Lourdes High School, Rochester – $30, $20, $5

Gustav Mahler’s youthful first symphony set a new standard for symphonic writing for the 20th Century. His works were championed by the legendary musician, conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein. Here we showcase them together–Bernstein’s dazzling works for stage and screen and Mahler’s epic Titan Symphony.

 

Sunday, April 14 – 2:00 p.m.

Rochester Symphony – Lourdes High School, Rochester – $30, $20, $5

Gustav Mahler’s youthful first symphony set a new standard for symphonic writing for the 20th Century. His works were championed by the legendary musician, conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein. Here we showcase them together–Bernstein’s dazzling works for stage and screen and Mahler’s epic Titan Symphony.

 

Friday, April 26 – 7:30 p.m. with 7:00 pre-concert talk

Lyra Baroque Orchestra – Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester – $25, $20, $5

German Giants – https://lyrabaroque.org/giants

Music from the courts and cities of eighteenth-century Germany, featuring works by Christoph Graupner, Carl Heinrich Graun, and Georg Philipp Telemann.

 

Sunday, April 28 – 4:00 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, Rochester – FREE!

A Festival of Music 2018-2019 Concert Series – Season 28 – Bells of the Lake Handbell Choir, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota

 

MAY 2019

Saturday, May 4 – 7:30 p.m.

Choral Arts Ensemble – Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester – $25, $5 (student)

Victor Borge (who should know) said “laughter is the Closest Distance between two people.”  CAE is again delighted to partner with the gifted, imaginative actors of Great River Shakespeare Festival to create a unique evening of music and wit and surprise that will leave us laughing, and just a bit closer.

 

Sunday, May 5 – 3:00 p.m.

Choral Arts Ensemble – Central Lutheran Church, Winona – $25, $5 (student)

Victor Borge (who should know) said “laughter is the Closest Distance between two people.”  CAE is again delighted to partner with the gifted, imaginative actors of Great River Shakespeare Festival to create a unique evening of music and wit and surprise that will leave us laughing, and just a bit closer.

 

Sunday, May 12 – 3:00 p.m.

 Rochester Pops Orchestra & Chorale presents “Back to the 80’s” – $14, $12, $9, Children Free

Our Grand Finale of our Five Year Celebration ends with the Chorale and Orchestra debuting new arrangements of music from the 80’s.  Jump back in time with us as we sail through some of the most influential and memorable selections that made the 80’s a decade to remember.

 

Saturday, May 18 – 12:00 p.m.

Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble – Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester – FREE!

Rochester Music Guild Lunch & Learn: Under the direction of James Olcott, the 24-trumpet ensemble, boasts a vast repertoire stretching from the Renaissance to the present.  An optional $10 catered lunch is available at 11:30 am and must be reserved by e-mailing education@rochestermusicguild.org.