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March 2023


Thursday, March 30—7:00 p.m.

Augustana Choir—Zumbro Lutheran Church—Free

The Augustana Choir (Rock Island, IL) will perform a concert as part of their Spring tour. The 52-voice ensemble will sing a selection of traditional and contemporary choral works.


Friday, March 31—Noon

Rochester Music Guild Listen & Learn Series—Zumbro Lutheran Church–Free

Annett Richter w/ Linh Kauffman


April 2023


Saturday, April 22–7:30 p.m.

Rochester Chamber Music Society—Christ United Methodist Church—Free

Here In This Garden. We are ending our concert season with our first opera production. Robert S. P. Gardner has composed and will conduct a chamber opera that takes as its theme the environmental experience of our contemporary awareness. This production features eight singers and six instrumentalists. For more information visit our website


Saturday, April 22—7:30 p.m.

Lyra Baroque Orchestra—Mount Olive Lutheran Church—$35, $25, $5

Il Violino Moderno.  In the seventeenth century, the violin moved from the outskirts of society to the more respectable palaces of culture, thanks to a cadre of pioneering composers who elevated the musical language of the humble fiddle. Our season concludes with an ode to these innovators, with works by Muffat, Rosenmüller, Schmelzer, and Biber.


Thursday, April 27—7:30 p.m.

Lyra Baroque Chamber Concert—Mount Olive Lutheran Church—$20, $18, $5

Ramm and Friends.  None other than W. A. Mozart himself, inspired by his oboe muse Friedrich Ramm, wrote unforgettable tunes and virtuoso passagework for oboe and strings. Experience the delights of this nearly-forgotten chamber music formation as our season ends with works by Krommer, Masek, and Mozart.


Friday, April 28—Noon

Rochester Music Guild Listen & Learn Series—Zumbro Lutheran Church–Free

Nirmala Rajasekar


Saturday, April 29–7:00 p.m.

Dr. Richard Kogan, piano–B’nai Israel Synagogue–$25

Mind and Music of George Gershwin: Juilliard-trained concert pianist and Harvard-educated psychiatrist Richard Kogan, M.D. will give a lecture/concert exploring the impact of psychological factors and psychiatric illness on the creative output of the great Jewish American composer George Gershwin (1898-1937). Dr. Kogan will be performing portions of beloved Gershwin masterpieces, including Rhapsody in Blue and Porgy and Bess, to highlight Gershwin’s story.  Purchase tickets $25/person at TicketLeap

May 2023

Saturday, May 6—7:30 p.m.

Choral Arts Ensemble—Christ United Methodist Church—$25, $10

The Wisdom of Nature. So many artists, writers, and philosophers have found their way by attending to Nature—John Muir, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Antonin Dvorak, and countless more.  We are thrilled to sing the premieres of four new works by marvelous choral composers Tim Takach, Carol Barnett, Juan Tony Guzman, and Marques L. A. Garrett (all of whom will be our guests at the concert!). Come hear nature’s “infinite storm of beauty” with works about flowers, bluebirds, trees, a silent pond, a gentle rain, a starry sky.


Friday, May 19—Noon

Rochester Music Guild Listen & Learn Series—Zumbro Lutheran Church–Free

Michael Patilla & Sophie Kershaw-Patilla









This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.