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FEBRUARY 2018

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.

Friday, February 23 – 7:30pm  – $26 in advance, $30 at the door
Crossings Concert at the State Theatre: Tom Chapin
Contemporary folk musician Tom Chapin serves up  story songs, ballads, and a song or two of his late brother Harry’s.

Saturday, February 24, 1:30 pm – Trinity Lutheran Church, Rochester – $10 Adult, Free for Ages 12 & under
Zumbro Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines: “Singing In A Snow Globe” winter tea. Celebrate winter and have a relaxing afternoon – the whole family is invited – and enjoy four-part a cappella music. Songs for your listening pleasure will be “Marshmallow World”, “Happy”, “Beautiful Snow”, and “Let It Snow!”. Lady Slippers Quartet will be our guest. Tea, Coffee, Punch and Sweet Breads, Cookies, Bars, Fruit, Cheese/Crackers, Candies and Nuts. Lots of fun music and social time.

Saturday, February 24, 7:30 pm – Christ United Methodist Church – Free
Rochester Chamber Music Society: RCMS Chamber Jazz – On the program is Claude Bolling’s Suite for Cello and Jazz Piano Trio along with selections of jazz originally written for television scores and some contemporary pieces supported by woodwind specialties. Featured soloists are Laura Sewell, cello, and David Milne, woodwinds.

Tuesday, February 27, 7:30 pm – Lourdes Chapel, Assisi Heights, Rochester – $5
Choral Arts Ensemble: Singing for Life – Second annual High School Choral Festival concert featuring choirs from Byron, Kasson-Mantorville & Stewartville along with a set by Choral Arts Ensemble.  The combined choirs of 200+ will sing a chorus from Verdi’s Nabucco.

MARCH 2018

Friday, March 2 – 7:30pm – $22 in advance, $26 at the door
Crossings Concert: Robby Vee – Known as the “Prince of Twang,’ Robby Vee performs his Rockabilly music at the State Theatre. Accompanied by The Rock and Roll Caravan.

Sunday, March 4, 2:00 pm – Century High School, Rochester – $15 Adult, $10 Seniors, $5 Students, $35 Family
Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras: SEMYO Winter Concert will feature all three SEMYO Orchestras, including a mass orchestra performance of Shaker Variants by Elliot Del Borgo, and a performance of Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky.

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.

Friday, March 9, 6:30 pm – Christ United Methodist Church, Rochester – FREE
Rochester Music Guild 2018 Scholarship Competition Winners’ Recital – This special celebration for scholarship winners, their families, teachers, friends, and the public includes a reception following the recital.

Saturday, March 10, 7:30 pm – Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester – $25 adult/$5 student
Choral Arts Ensemble:  Minneapolis Guitar Quartet – Separate sets by each group and combined they will PREMIERE “Pathways”, a new piece by Jeffrey Van in memory of Cynthia Larson and present a new work for choir & guitar quartet, “Music of Love and the Stars”
Saturday, March 10 – 7:30pm – $24 in advance, $28 at the door
Crossings Concert: Blimp – Blimp, a Led Zeppelin tribute band formed by Collective Unconscious members who love the music, brings Led Zeppelin to the State Theatre.
 
Sunday, March 11, 3:00 pm – Chapel of the Angels, Winona – $25 adult/$5 student
Choral Arts Ensemble:  Minneapolis Guitar Quartet – Separate sets by each group and combined they will PREMIERE “Pathways”, a new piece by Jeffrey Van in memory of Cynthia Larson and present a new work for choir & guitar quartet, “Music of Love and the Stars”
March 11 – 7:30pm – $24 in advance, $28 at the door
Crossings Concert: Albert Cummings – Bluesman Albert Cummings brings his soulful and explosive approach to blues and rock music to Zumbrota.

Monday, March 12 – 6 to 7 pm – Kellogg Middle School, Room 115 – registration $9

Community Education Adult Enrichment:  Medicine Behind the Music –  Join Maestro Jere Lantz from the Rochester Symphony for this fascinating look at how psychological factors influenced the music of our featured composers.  Why is Schubert’s 8th Symphony unfinished? How was Rachmaninoff able to write his 2nd Piano Concerto amidst severe depression after the disastrous premier of his First Symphony?  Listen to the music and gain insight into their minds.  Participants may obtain discount tickets to the full Rochester Symphony concert performances of Medicine Behind the Music on March 17 & 18.  Rochesterce.org/register or 507-328-4000

Friday, March 16 – 7:30pm – $28 in advance, $32 at the door
Crossings Concert: “River” – Presenting “River,” a tribute to Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon, by Twin City musicians Rachel Holder-Hennig, Deb Brown and Jana Anderson.

Saturday, March 17 – 7:30 pm – Lourdes High School – tickets $5 (youth), $20, $30 Rochester Symphony:  Medicine Behind the Music – Pianist and psychiatrist Dr. Richard Kogan joins us for a program that intermixes conversation and concert exploring the role of music in healing and the influence of psychological factors on creativity – featuring Glass, Schubert and Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2; rochestersymphony.org or 507.286.8742

Sunday, March 18 – 2:00 pm – Lourdes High School – tickets $5 (youth), $20, $30 Rochester Symphony:  Medicine Behind the Music – Pianist and psychiatrist Dr. Richard Kogan joins us for a program that intermixes conversation and concert exploring the role of music in healing and the influence of psychological factors on creativity – featuring Glass, Schubert and Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2; rochestersymphony.org or 507.286.8742

Sunday, March 18, 4:00 pm – First Presbyterian Church, Rochester – Free Will Offering
A Festival of Music: Presents the Wartburg College Castle Singers. The Castle Singers perform a wide variety of choral literature with flexibility, stamina, and dramatic flair. They will be joined by Wartburg’s chamber orchestra “Kammersteiche”.

Saturday, March 24, 7:00 pm  Byron Middle School Auditorium – Free

Rochester Community Band “Spring Concert”  RCB will perform 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  “An American in Paris”, “Overture for Winds”, “American Folk Rhapsody” and “Down in the River”.   For more information, call (507) 285-9915.

Saturday, March 24, 7:30 pm – Church of St. John the Evangelist, Rochester. Freewill offering
Piano Recital: Horacio Lavandera – Awarded by the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala (Milan) at the age of 16, Lavandera will perform Beethoven, Schubert, Gershwin and other great composers, and will offer at St. John’s the US premiere of some pieces from his CD Imágenes, rated among the 20 best albums of the year by Ted Gioia (New York Times). This is a once-in-a-lifetime recital in Rochester!

Saturday, March 24 – 7:30pm – $28 in advance, $32 at the door
Crossings Concert: Salute to Glen Campbell – Jeff Dayton shares the music and stories of his 15-year span of traveling and recording with Campbell.


APRIL 2018

Thursday, April 5, 7:00 pm – Zumbro Lutheran Church, 624 3rd Ave. SW – Free
RAACHE Choirs (Con Brio and Staccato) Spring Musical and Concert
Come hear Staccato students sing and Con Brio members present the musical,  It’s Cool in the Furnace, the story of Daniel, King Nebuchadnezzar, Shadrack, Meshack, & Abednego.  
Contact information:  507-356-8248 http://www.raachechoirs.org/  

  

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.

Saturday, April 7, 7:30 pm – Christ United Methodist Church – Free
Rochester Chamber Music Society: Rochester Trio – Enjoy the wonderful combination of clarinet, cello and piano in this program featuring works by Weber, Debussy and Brahms.  Performers are Horacio Nuguid, David Townsend, and Stephen Pelkey.

Sunday, April 15, 4:00 pm – First Presbyterian Church, Rochester – Free Will Offering
A Festival of Music: Presents the annual “Lee and Friends” benefit concert for the SE MN student scholarship program of the American Guild or Organists. Lee Afdahl is Director of Music and Organist, First Presbyterian Church of Rochester. Lee is frequently a conductor and clinician for handbell conferences, choral workshops, and church music conferences. Joining Lee will be Christopher Boswell, handbells; Paul Kosower, cello; Jan Matson, piano; Mary Schneekloth, harp and Timothy Wells, bassoon.

Friday, April 20 – 7:00 pm – Lourdes High School – Free

Rochester Symphony: MLK and the American Dream Free Family Preview – Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, we’ll explore themes of immigration, patriotism and democracy, celebrating all that Dr. King hoped for America; a scaled down version of the full concert for young audiences.  Reservations required;   rochestersymphony.org or 507.286.8742

Saturday, April 21, 12:00 pm – Location: Pure Rock Studios, Rochester – FREE
Rochester Music Guild: Lunch & Learn – “Stan Bann’s Big Bone Band” – Stan Bann’s Big Bone Band brings their unique style of high octane low brass jazz to Rochester. An optional $10 catered lunch is available at 11:30 am and must be reserved by e-mailing education@rochestermusicguild.org.

Saturday, April 21 – 7:30 pm – Lourdes High School –$20, $30, youth tickets free

Rochester Symphony: MLK and the American Dream –  Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, we’ll explore themes of immigration, patriotism and democracy, celebrating all that Dr. King hoped for America.  Works include Barnette – American Kaleidoscope, Copland – Lincoln Portrait, U2 – MLK (King’s Singer’s arrangement), Thomas – I Have a Dream; rochestersymphony.org or 507.286.8742

Sunday, April 22 – 2:00 pm – Lourdes High School – $20, $30, youth tickets free

Rochester Symphony: MLK and the American Dream –  Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, we’ll explore themes of immigration, patriotism and democracy, celebrating all that Dr. King hoped for America.  Works include Barnette – American Kaleidoscope, Copland – Lincoln Portrait, U2 – MLK (King’s Singer’s arrangement), Thomas – I Have a Dream; rochestersymphony.org or 507.286.8742

Sunday, April 22, 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm – Bethel Lutheran Church, Rochester
Honors Choirs of SE MN: SPRING FINALE – A concert given by over 350 singers from the Rochester and surrounding communities including performances by Half Notes, Children’s Chorus, Treble Choir, Chorale and Concert Choir. Two performances (3PM & 5PM) Tickets available online at www.HonorsChoirs.org or at the door beginning an hour prior to the performance.

Saturday, April 28, 9:00 m – Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Rochester
Rochester Music Guild – Workshop Series: Ameriikan Poijat – Finnish Brass Band Music and Introduction to Traditional Folk Dancing.

Sunday, April 29, 3:00 pm – Bethel Lutheran Church, Rochester – tickets $5 (youth), $10 (seniors), $12 (adults), + $2 at the door
Rochester Pops Orchestra: “When You Wish Upon a Star” featuring the Rochester Pops Orchestra and Chorale

Sunday, April 29, 3:00 pm – Christ United Methodist Church, 400 5th Ave. SW, Rochester
RAACHE Choirs (Arioso and Cantabile) Accelerando! Spring Concert 
A variety of styles, cultures, and types of music will be shared. We hope you are able to come and celebrate the culmination of this year’s hard work and growth as singers.
Contact information:  507-356-8248

MAY 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018, 12:00 pm – Location: TBA – FREE
Rochester Music Guild: 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.

Sunday, May 6, 2018 – Bella Spring Concert: A Song For Everyone

Come join Bella Voce Young Women’s Choir, Bella Fiore Choir and The Bellettes, as we celebrate Unity- embracing our differences with the power of love to grow!  Tickets available at singoutloud.org or 269-7114.

Saturday, May 12, 7:30 pm – Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Rochester – $25 adult/$5 student

Choral Arts Ensemble: Choir Country – Minnesota has been blessed with a tradition of excellent choral performance and composition.  CAE will feature many of these vibrant and eloquent voices both in video clips of the composers talking about their craft and in the moving artistry of their music itself.  MPR host Steve Staruch will be conducting the interviews and will be at the performance to add a few stories, details and insights with his customary humor, warmth, and flare.

Sunday, May 13, 2:00 pm – Mayo High School, Rochester – $15 Adult, $10 Seniors, $5 Students, $35 Family
Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras: SEMYO Mother’s Day Concert will feature all three SEMYO Orchestras, including performances by winners from SEMYO’s annual concerto competition.

Sunday, May 20, 4:00 pm – Assisi Heights, Lourdes Chapel, Rochester
Honors Choirs of SE MN: OVATION – A capstone concert given by Honors Concert Choir singers including performances by the full choir as well as individual instrumental and vocal performances. Tickets available online at www.HonorsChoirs.org or at the door beginning an hour prior to the performance.


JUNE 2018

Wednesday, June 20 through Sunday, June 24, 7PM and a 2PM matinee on Sunday, June 24 – Lourdes High School, Rochester
Honors Choirs of SE MN: Summer Musical – The Wizard of Oz – A fully-staged musical including 100 actors, singers, musicians and dancers of all ages from the Rochester and surrounding communities. Proceeds benefit Honors Choirs of SE MN. Tickets available beginning May 1st online at www.HonorsChoirs.org or at the door beginning an hour prior to each performance.