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OCTOBER 2019

 

Tuesday, October 22 — 7:00 p.m.

The Fête with Special Guest Artist Emily Bear in Concert — Mayo Civic Center, Presentation Hall — $90 VIP, $35 Adults, $20 Students

The Fête–Celebrating Excellence in the Arts–honors the 2019 Ardee Award winners, including SEMYO, Winona Symphony Orchestra, Emily Lin Deng, John Sievers, and Maestro Jere Lantz. Emily Bear, an LA-based, internationally acclaimed, award-winning artist who is a pianist, composer, singer, songwriter in the field of pop, jazz, classical, and film-scoring will perform.  Purchase tickets at mayociviccenter.com or in person at the Mayo Civic Center box office. For more information, contact the Arts and Cultural Trust at bari@rochartstrust.org or cal 507-424-0811.

 

Friday, October 25 – 5:00 p.m.

BarberShop Harmony – Mayo Civic Center – $20

25 Barbershop Quartets compete for top performance scores by a panel of Barbershop Harmony Judges.  Top quartets will compete again on Saturday evening for the Land O’Lakes District Quartet Championship.  Come and hear a cappella music in barbershop style!! For more information, call 507-285-9915.

 

Saturday. October 26 – 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

 BarberShop Harmony – Mayo Civic Center – $20 for each event

 10:30 – 18 Barbershop Choruses compete for top performance scores by panel of Barbershop Harmony Judges.  The Champion Chorus advances to International Barbershop Contest.

7:00 – Showcase Harmony with mixed harmony groups and youth harmony group performances.   Followed by the Championship Quartet Contest with top-judged quartets complete for the 2019 Land O’ Lakes District Quartet Championship.  For more information, call 507-285-9915.

 

Saturday, October 26 — 7:30 p.m.

Choral Arts Ensemble – Lourdes Chapel, Assisi Heights Adults $15-$32 / Students $10

In Giving We Receive We open our 2019–2020 season with a celebration of the 140+ years of service given by the Sisters of Saint Francis.  Music includes a traditional chant, a bit of Brahms, Rutter, and Gjeilo along with Shaker tunes, a spiritual and a new special commission piece by MN composer Carol Barnett.  Special pre-concert reception 5:30 – 7:00.  $20  Speak with sisters as you view photos and items in the history hallway on the way to the wine & hors d’oeuvres gathering in the dining room.  A special presentation at 6:45 completes this pre-concert event.

 

Saturday, October 26 — 7:30 p.m.

Hector Olivera, Organ – Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Rochester — $20

International organ improviser Hector Olivera has been recognized amongst the greatest organists and improvisers of our century. Get ready to be blown away!

 

Saturday, October 26 – 7:30 p.m. 

Rochester Chamber Music Society – Christ United Methodist Church – free

Rochester Chamber Music Society is pleased to present Chopin, Poet of the Piano to commemorate the composer’s 170th death anniversary. Pianist Horacio Nuguid will play some of Chopin’s most beloved music including the famous “Funeral March” Sonata.

http://www.rochesterchambermusic.org/

 

Sunday, October 27 — 7:30 p.m.

Choral Arts Ensemble – Lourdes Chapel, Assisi Heights Adults $15-$32 / Students $10

In Giving We Receive We open our 2019–2020 season with a celebration of the 140+ years of service given by the Sisters of Saint Francis.  Music includes a traditional chant, a bit of Brahms, Rutter, and Gjeilo along with Shaker tunes, a spiritual and a new special commission piece by MN composer Carol Barnett.

 

Sunday, October 27 — 6:30 p.m.

Rochester Pops Orchestra – Bethel Lutheran Church, Rochester – children are free, seniors $12, adults $14 and students $7

RPO Spooktacular  will be filled with eerie & haunting selections in celebration of the upcoming All Hallows Eve holiday.  Audience members are invited to dress up in costumes and join in the costume contest.

 

Mondays, October 28 through December 16 – 7:00 p.m.

Learn to Sing and Holiday Chorus – Masonic Center (Lower Level)  2002 – 2nd St. SW  – Free

The Rochester Barbershop Chorus has designed a series to help music lovers (young, old, male, female, professional and novice) learn and improve singing.  The sessions include helpful singing tips using seasonal music, culminating in caroling performances.   Please join us for holiday fun!!  For more information, call 507-285-9915

 

NOVEMBER 2019

Sunday, November 3 – 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 will present its Fall Concert entitled, Perspectives.  This concert will feature the works: Capriccio Italien by Tchaikovsky, Habañera by Chabrier, American Suite by Dvořak, and Carmen Suite No. 2 by Bizet.  Please join us!

 

Mondays, October 28 through December 16 – 7:00 p.m.

Learn to Sing and Holiday Chorus – Masonic Center (Lower Level)  2002 – 2nd St. SW  – Free

The Rochester Barbershop Chorus has designed a series to help music lovers (young, old, male, female, professional and novice) learn and improve singing.  The sessions include helpful singing tips using seasonal music, culminating in caroling performances.   Please join us for holiday fun!!  For more information, call 507-285-9915

 

Friday, November 8 – 12:00 p.m. 

Victrola Jockey Todd Juzwiak – Christ United Methodist Church – Free

Rochester Music Guild Lunch & Learn

 

Saturday, November 9 — 1:00

H30 Jazz Trio — Gray Duck Theatre & Coffee House — $15

Charlie Chaplin Meets the H30 Jazz Trio: This event will include a set of music from the H30 Jazz Trio and then the trio performing a live accompaniment to silent Charlie Chaplin films.  Part of the Rochester City Jazz Fest.  Tickets available at: https://www.mytownmymusic.com/event/rochester-city-jazz-fest/

 

Sunday, November 10 – 1:30 p.m.

4th Annual Rochester City Jazz Fest – Castle Community, Les Fields Hall — $20 adults, $10 students, Free for children 10 and under

1:30-2:20 p.m. Les Fields and the Turkey River All Stars
2:40-3:40 p.m. Constellation Band
4:00-5:00 p.m. JC Sanford Trio
5:30-6:30 p.m. LaSonya and 2 O’Clock Jump
7-8 p.m. Lucia Sarmiento 5tet

Tickets available at: https://www.mytownmymusic.com/event/rochester-city-jazz-fest/

 

Sunday, November 10 – 2:20 p.m.

4th Annual Rochester City Jazz Fest – Castle Community, Jive Mill Side Stage — Free

2:20-2:40 and 3:40-4 p.m. K-Jazz (Century High Jazz Combo)
5-5:30 and 6:30-7 p.m. The RCTC Jazz Combo

 

Sunday, November 10 – 2:00 p.m.

Rochester Symphony – Bethel Lutheran Church – Free

Playing with the Pros: Rochester Symphony – This concert performance is the culmination of a competitive preparatory program for youth musicians, featuring each soloing a section of a concerto with the Rochester Symphony.

Monday, November 11 – 6:00 p.m.

Community Education Adult Enrichment – Kellogg Middle School, Room 115 – $9

“When We Began” –  Join Maestro Jere Lantz from the Rochester Symphony for a discussion of when The Rochester Symphony was founded during the fertile post-World War I period when music was headed in countless diverging directions. Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto summarized English romanticism. Frenchman Darius Milhaud visited the jazz clubs of Harlem and came up with his La Création du Monde (The Creation of the World). And Igor Stravinsky launched his concert career with a suite to his magical ballet The Firebird. Rochesterce.org/register or 507-328-4000

 

Mondays, October 28 through December 16 – 7:00 p.m.

Learn to Sing and Holiday Chorus – Masonic Center (Lower Level)  2002 – 2nd St. SW  – Free

The Rochester Barbershop Chorus has designed a series to help music lovers (young, old, male, female, professional and novice) learn and improve singing.  The sessions include helpful singing tips using seasonal music, culminating in caroling performances.   Please join us for holiday fun!!  For more information, call 507-285-9915

 

Friday, November 15 – 7:00 pm

Rochester Symphony – Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall – Free

Rochester Symphony: 1919 – Free Family Preview – Explore symphony music, scaled down for young audiences.  Reservations required: rochestersymphony.org or 507.286.8742

Saturday, November 16 – 7:30 p.m.

Rochester Symphony – Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall – tickets $5 (youth), $20, $30

Rochester Symphony: 1919 – We feature masterworks that came to life at the time the Rochester Symphony was born and are still beloved a century later. Our sojourn moves from a Harlem jazz inspired account of the world’s creation through the fairytale world of the magical Firebird to the meditative beauty of Elgar’s last major work to make a program that show cases the wide variety of musical creativity that surrounded our founding 100 years ago. Mihaud, Stravinsky and Elgar: rochestersymphony.org or     507-286-8742

Sunday, November 17 – 4 p.m.
A Festival of Music presents Chelsea Chen, concert organist and composer – First Presbyterian Church, 512 Third St SW – Rochester – Free will offering
Ms. Chen, of New York City, is recognized for her unique mix of traditional organ, piano, orchestral transcriptions and contemporary music. A graduate of Julliard and Yale University, as well as a Fulbright Scholar, she has performed solo concerts worldwide. For more information: 507-282-1618. www.fpcrochester.org

 

Thursday, November 21 — 7:00 p.m.

RAACHE CHOIRS — Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester — Free

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:  507-261-6538

http://www.raachechoirs.org/

 

Friday, November 22 — 7:00 p.m.

RAACHE CHOIRS —  Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester – Free

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:  507-261-6538

http://www.raachechoirs.org/

 

Saturday, November 23 — 7:00 p.m.

Rochester Community Band and RCTC Band – Hill Theatre, RCTC — 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. RCTC Jazz Band will be the guest performers. The musical
selections include: “March Op. 99”, “Children’s March: ‘Over the hills and far away’”, “Travelin’ Music”, “Waltz No. 2”and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.

For more information, call (507) 285-9915.    HTTP://WWW.ROCHESTERCOMMUNITYBAND.ORG/

 

Saturday, November 23, — 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 7 p.m. $12 Adults, Free for students 

9th Annual SE MN a Cappella Festival — Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall

Three public concerts will feature 17 high school, college, and community ensembles from around SE MN.  Two-time Moscow International a Cappella Champions Six Appeal will headline the 7 pm concert.  Go to www.SEMNaCappella.org for full concert line-up and ticket information.  $12 Adult ticket is good for all three-concerts.  Students can attend for free but a ticket is required.

DECEMBER 2019

Monday, December 2 – 6:00 p.m.

Community Education Adult Enrichment – Kellogg Middle School, Room 115 – $9

“Messiah” –  George Frederic Handel made and lost two fortunes creating opera in his adopted city, London. With his career stalled, he thought of returning to his native Germany. Then an invitation from Ireland sent him into a creative paroxysm that led to the creation of his greatest work, Messiah, debuted in Dublin. We’ll explore how he wrote it and what the music means. Rochesterce.org/register or 507-328-4000

 

Friday, December 6 – 12:00 p.m. 

Rochester Symphony Preview with Jere Lantz – Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (Worship Center, lower level) – Free

Rochester Music Guild Lunch & Learn

 

Saturday, December  7 – 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 8 – 2:00 p.m.

Rochester Symphony – Lourdes High School – tickets $5 (youth), $20, $30

Rochester Symphony: Messiah – Premiered on Good Friday in 1742, Handel’s Messiah has become a beloved holiday tradition for Americans. This will be the Rochester Symphony’s ninth performance of Messiah under Maestro Lantz’s direction—the first since 2011. We offer the entire scope of this immortal masterpiece with a handful of omissions. Handel: rochestersymphony.org or 507-286-8742

 

Sunday, December 8, 2019 – 7:00 p.m.
Mayo Clinic Chamber Symphony – St Marys Chapel, Rochester – FREE!
The Mayo Clinic Chamber Symphony will present its 39th Christmas Concert featuring several holiday classics.  The Mayo Clinic Chamber Symphony is a venue for Mayo Clinic employees, retirees, families, and the larger Mayo community family members to enjoy and develop their art through performance in a classical chamber symphony.  Annually since 1979, the Mayo Clinic Chamber Symphony provides a Christmas Concert, free for all patients and the general public which is performed at Saint Marys Chapel.  Please join us!

 

Thursday, December 12 – 6:30 p.m.

Dover-Eyota Schools Choirs – DEHS Auditorium, Eyota

Choir Concert featuring all choirs:  6:30 (6th gr) 7:00 pm (MS) 7:45 (HS)  https://sites.google.com/a/deschools.org/dover-eyota-choir/

 

Saturday, December 14 – 7:30 p.m. 

Rochester Chamber Music Society – Christ United Methodist Church – free

Rochester Chamber Music is pleased to present Welcome Christmas with VocalEssence!  Enjoy Philip Brunelle and the Ensemble Singers of VocalEssence in a program of Christmas carols from Scandinavia, Minnesota and other parts of the US.

http://www.rochesterchambermusic.org/

 

Friday, December 13 —  7:30 p.m. 

Saturday, December 14 — 7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, December 15 — 7:30 p.m. 

Choral Arts Ensemble – Lourdes Chapel, Assisi Heights – Adults $15-$32/Students $10

Christmas at Assisi  A holiday favorite!  This year joined by the Honors Concert Choir and the Rochester Area Handbells, Choral Arts will again sing in the season.  Welcome Yule by Linda Kachelmeir is the 2019 Ketterling Carol commission.

 

Sunday, December 15 — 6:30 p.m.

Rochester Pops Orchestra — Bethel Lutheran Church, Rochester — children are free, seniors $12, adults $14 and students $7

Mistletoe & Holly – Celebrate the holiday season as the RPO sails through selections for everyone, young and old to enjoy this Christmas time.

 

JANUARY 2020

Saturday, January 11 –  9:00-11:00 a.m.  & 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Rochester Symphony  –   Mayo High School, Second Floor – Free

Honk Squeak Scratch Boom: 4th-6th grade aspiring musicians receive hands-on mini-lessons from Rochester Symphony Orchestra musicians while sampling a variety of string, wind, brass and percussion instruments. Each student has the opportunity to try at least ten different instruments of their choosing. rochestersymphony.org or 507-286-8742

 

Friday, January 31 – 12:00 p.m. 

Guitar & Violin Duets with Ben Gateno & Kathleen Lamb – Christ United Methodist Church – Free

Rochester Music Guild Lunch & Learn

 

FEBRUARY 2020

Sunday, February 16 — 3:00 pm

Rochester Pops Orchestra — Bethel Lutheran Church, Rochester – children are free, seniors $12, adults $14 and students $7

Contemporary Classics features modern contemporary classical music from the 20th and 21st century.

 

Sunday, February 16 — 4:00 p.m.
A Festival of Music presents Heartland Marimba Quartet (HMQ) — First Presbyterian Church, Rochester — Free will offering
Established in 2016 by acclaimed marimba soloist Matthew Coley, HMQ seeks to provide a platform for the music of American composers while continuing to expand its repertoire with works from composers worldwide. For more information: 507-282-1618, www.fpcrochester.org

 

Monday, February 17 – 6:00 p.m.

Community Education Adult Enrichment – Kellogg Middle School, Room 115 – $9

Century of Cinema – Though movies began as silent, they had music with them even then. We explore the evolution of music in film over the last century, emphasizing the greatest and most popular scores. Has the best music of the last few decades been introduced in theaters rather than on concert stages? Rochesterce.org/register or 507-328-4000

 

Friday, February 21 – 12:00 p.m. 

Randy Sabien, Jazz Violin – Christ United Methodist Church – Free

Rochester Music Guild Lunch & Learn

 

Friday, February 21 – 7:00 p.m.

Rochester Symphony – Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall – Free

Century of Cinema – Free Family Preview – Explore symphony music, scaled down for young audiences.  Reservations required;   rochestersymphony.org or 507.286.8742

 

Saturday, February 22 – 7:30 p.m

Sunday, February 23 – 2:00 p.m.

Rochester Symphony – Lourdes High School – tickets $5 (youth), $20, $30

Century of Cinema – Celebrating the evolution of film music from the early years to today, we dedicate this concert to all who love movie music and ask whether the greatest of music of recent times has been found more in theaters than on the concert stage. The program will be selected from requests of Rochester Symphony patrons and film lovers of our region. rochestersymphony.org or 507-286-8742

 

MARCH 2020

Sunday, March 8 — 4 p.m.
A Festival of Music presents Augustana University Choir — First Presbyterian Church, Rochester — Free will offering
The Augustana Choir has a rich history spanning nearly 100 years. The a cappella choir, directed by Dr. Paul Nesheim, is critically acclaimed and brings sacred choral music of the highest caliber to people around the world. For more information: 507-282-1618, www.fpcrochester.org

 

Monday, March 9 – 6:00 p.m.

Community Education Adult Enrichment – Kellogg Middle School, Room 115 – $9

Cheers to 40 Years: Rarely does a conductor stay with an orchestra through four decades. But the Rochester Symphony’s maestro has. We explore what music has been the most rewarding to conduct in those decades, from Wagner’s Overture to The Mastersingers of Nuremberg to Walton’s films score from Henry V and Brahms’ Second Symphony. Rochesterce.org/register or 507-328-4000

 

Friday, March 13 – 12:00 p.m. 

Rochester Symphony Preview with Jere Lantz – Charter House (Northview Room) – Free

Rochester Music Guild Lunch & Learn

 

Saturday, March 14 – 7:30 p.m.

Rochester Symphony – Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall – tickets $5 (youth), $20, $30

Cheers to 40 Years – Celebrating Maestro Lantz’s 40th season with Rochester Symphony, we present works that have meant the most throughout his career in conducting. From the first piece he led while earning his advanced degree in conducting at Yale, to pieces he’s found to be most dramatic, emotionally moving and glorious, this concert is a toast to a landmark achievement for both conductor and orchestra. Wagner, Walton and Brahms:  rochestersymphony.org or 507-286-8742

 

Monday, March 16 – 6:30 p.m.

Dover-Eyota Schools Choirs – DEHS Auditorium, Eyota

March Choir Concert featuring all choirs:  6:30 (6th gr) 7:00 pm (MS) 7:45 (HS)  https://sites.google.com/a/deschools.org/dover-eyota-choir/

 

Saturday, March 21 — 7:30 p.m.

Choral Arts Ensemble – Christ United Methodist, Rochester – Adults $25/Students $10

Where We Love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.  We’ll sing of the joys of home and join Rochester’s Mayor, Kim Norton, and others who are working to eliminate homelessness.  CAE will premiere a new work by Janika Vandervelde.

 

APRIL 2020

Friday, April 3 – 12:00 p.m. 

Artu Duo – Christ United Methodist Church – Free

Rochester Music Guild Lunch & Learn

 

Sunday, April 19, 2020 – 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 will present its Spring Concert at Mount Olive Lutheran Church.  Please join us!

 

Monday, April 20  – 6:00 p.m.

Community Education Adult Enrichment – Kellogg Middle School, Room 115 – $9

The Spirit of Us: The Rochester Symphony caps its centennial season with a program exploring how music brings people together. Walt Whitman’s poetry as set by Howard Hanson shows how America became unified. Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony revives community with its message of all people becoming one family. Rochesterce.org/register or 507-328-4000

 

Saturday, April 25 – 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 26 – 2:00 p.m.

Rochester Symphony – Lourdes High School – tickets $5 (youth), $20, $30

Rochester Symphony: The Spirit of Us – Featuring the Rochester Symphony Chorale performing Beethoven’s Ninth – We close our centennial season reflecting on the power of music to break down barriers and unify people. We open with Song of Democracy, based on poetry of Walt Whitman that calls on Americans to consider how we live in community together. Our first century ends with Beethoven’s revolutionary vision calling for universal community in his triumphant Ninth Symphony. rochestersymphony.org or 507-286-8742

Sunday, April 26 — 4 p.m.
 A Festival of Music presents ANCIA Saxophone Quartet — First Presbyterian Church, Rochester — Free will offering
Celebrated for its artistry, virtuosity and exquisitely blended sound, the ANCIA Saxophone Quartet has delighted audiences throughout North America, Europe and Asia. The group’s repertoire spans centuries and musical styles. For more information: 507-282-1618, www.fpcrochester.org

MAY 2020

Sunday, May 3 — 3:00 pm

Rochester Pops Orchestra — Bethel Lutheran Church, Rochester – children are free, seniors $12, adults $14 and students $7

European Invasion – With the Rochester Pops Women’s Chorale, we celebrate the music of Abba, Queen & the Beatles

 

Saturday, May 9 — 7:30 p.m.

Choral Arts Ensemble – Christ United Methodist, Rochester – Adults $25/Students $10

Half the Sky  Marking the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 2020, this will be a concert of all female composers.  According to a Chinese aphorism, “women hold up half the sky,” and we celebrate this with a new premiere by Karen P. Thomas, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Seattle Pro Musica.  We will also highlight the work of the Jeremiah Program which supports single mothers in our community.

 

Monday, May 11 – 6:30 p.m.

Dover-Eyota Schools Choirs – DEHS Auditorium, Eyota

May Choir Concert featuring all choirs:  6:30 (6th gr) 7:00 pm (MS) 7:45 (HS)  https://sites.google.com/a/deschools.org/dover-eyota-choir/

 

Friday, May 15 – 12:00 p.m. 

Brahms Trio for horn, violin & piano: Ronald Beitel, Kevin McMahon, and Li-shan Hung – Christ United Methodist Church – Free

Rochester Music Guild Lunch & Learn