Calendar


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MARCH 2019

 

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 – 3:00 p.m.

Rochester Community Band and Rochester Community & Technical College Concert Band “Spring Concert” – RCTC Hill Theatre – Free

The RCB and RCTC Concert Band will play a variety of music under the direction of Tony Boldt, Mike Mangan and Sarah Vinzant. The concert is performed by music lovers from all walks of life and all ages and RCTC students. Classic Brass and RCTC Jazz Combo will be the guest performers. The musical selections include: “First Suite in E Flat,” “The Hounds of Spring,” “An American Elegy,” and “That’s a Plenty.” For more information call (507) 285-9915

 

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

 

Thursday, April 4 — 7:00 p.m.

RAACHE Choirs –Zumbro Lutheran Church — FREE!

 Come hear Staccato students sing and Con Brio members present the musical, Moses and the Freedom Fanatics, an exciting musical drama based on the Exodus story. http://www.raachechoirs.org Contact information:  507-261-6538

 

Saturday, April 6 – 7:30 p.m.

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

Rochester Chamber Music Society’s season finale will be “Fanfares and Fireworks” for the organ, brass quintet and timpani.  Organist John Varona and some outstanding brass players will sound the glorious music of Bach, Albinoni, Vierne and Dupré. More information is available at http://www.rochesterchambermusic.org/

 

Sunday, April 7, 2019 – 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 presents “Something Old, Something New” on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Mount Olive Lutheran Church. This concert spans the centuries featuring a “Concerto for 2 Oboes” by Vivaldi from 1724, Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” from 1842 all the way to the 20th century with “Appalachian Spring Suite” by Copland and Walton’s “Horn Concerto.” You will be taken on a journey from the Baroque Period where dynamics were ‘felt’ by the orchestra rather than transcribed, to the Romantic Period where melodies were lyric and sonorous, to the Modern Period where composers drew on all the techniques and composition skills of those that had gone before them to create inspired masterpieces. Please join us!

 

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.

 

Friday, April 12 – 7:30 p.m.

The Rose Ensemble – Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester — $15, $10, Free for children 12 and under

 “Voices of Angels” will explore the origins of Benedictine spirituality, ethereal plainchant from Italy’s ancient monasteries, and the world of virtuosic vocal works by nuns and monks from 17th-century Milan and Bologna.

 

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 — 7:00 p.m.

RAACHE Choirs — Calvary Evangelical Free Church – FREE!

Accelerando! Spring Concert featuring Arioso and Cantabile

Please join us for an evening of music.  A variety of styles, cultures, and types of music will be shared. http://www.raachechoirs.org

Contact information: 507-261-6538

 

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 – 2:00 p.m.

Austin Symphony Orchestra – Knowlton Auditorium, Austin High School – $15 in advance, $20 at the door

For nearly 27 years, Anthony (Tony) Ross has been the principal Cellist and fervent advocate for the Minnesota Orchestra. He has been a soloist many times with the Orchestra, performing concertos by Schumann, Dvořák, Victor Herbert, James MacMillan, Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, Elgar, and Shostakovich, as well as many chamber works. He was most recently featured as soloist in in June 2017 performing Bloch’s Schelomo.

In recent seasons Ross has performed Prokofiev’s Sinfonia concertante for Cello and Orchestra, the Walton Cello Concerto and the Brahms Double Concerto, the latter alongside former First Associate Concertmaster Sarah Kwak. In April 2014 he was soloist in performances of Eric Whitacre’s The River Cam, with the composer conducting. At Sommerfest 2014 he performed Prokofiev’s Sonata for Cello and Piano with Sommerfest Artistic Director Andrew Litton.

This May, he will do the ASO and Austin the honor of joining us for Dvorak’s Cello Concerto.

 

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.