Lunch & Learn

Each month, musicians perform a free, noontime program in Rochester. See specific event for details.
An optional lunch is available 30 minutes prior to the program.

11:30 am – Lunch
12:00-1:00 pm – FREE program
$10 catered lunch – bag lunches welcome
Lunches must be reserved by the Monday before the event

To reserve a lunch, e-mail education@rochestermusicguild.org or call 507-218-1084 and leave a message.

Rochester Music Guild thanks, Christ United Methodist Church, Charter House, Zumbro Lutheran Church,
and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church for their support of the music education mission of Rochester Music Guild.


 

Rochester Flute Choir
Friday, December 7, 2018
Christ United Methodist Church, Rochester MN

The mission of the Rochester Flute Choir is to provide quality live chamber music for the citizens of Southeastern Minnesota. They aim to educate listeners and performers about the styles and historical backgrounds of the works they perform as well as the instruments in the flute family.

Catering: Executive Box Lunch from Hy-Vee with Chicken Salad Sandwiches

 

 


Image result for Louis K EpsteinMusical Geography: Mapping Place and Movement Throughout Music History
Friday, January 11, 2019
Christ United Methodist Church, Rochester MN

This project was inspired by a deceptively simple question: what can maps tell us about music history? In scholarship and in the classroom, musicologists use maps to tell stories about the movement of music and musicians, as well as to contextualize music history within broader social, cultural, and political history. Dr. Louis Epstein and a team of student researchers from St. Olaf College explored the intersections of space, time, and sound through map-centered investigations
of music and musicians. Prepare yourself for a multimedia journey through 1920s Paris.

 


Rochester Symphony Preview with Jere Lantz: Four Seasons Serenade
Friday, February 8, 2019
Northview Room, Charter House, Rochester MN

Jere Lantz, President/CEO and Artistic Director of the Rochester Symphony, returns for his popular symphony preview. 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. Visit Rochester Symphony for upcoming concert information.

 

 


Heinrich von Herzogenberg Trio for Oboe, Horn & Piano Op.61 in D Major
Friday, March 8, 2019
Christ United Methodist Church, Rochester MN

Armin Hochbauer states, “In 1889, Herzogenberg composed his Trio in D for oboe, horn & piano, Op.61. Works for this combination are quite rare. This trio not only has a modern, almost neo-classical, feel to it, but it also shows none of Brahms’ influence. In four short movements, it is not written on as grand a scale, but is more intimate … This is a masterpiece which should be heard in concert.”

Karla Webb – oboe, Ronald Beitel – horn, and Jan Matson – piano

 

 

 


Rochester Symphony Preview with Jere Lantz: The Titans
Friday, April 12, 2019
Northview Room, Charter House, Rochester MN

Jere Lantz, President/CEO and Artistic Director of the Rochester Symphony, returns for his popular symphony preview. 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. Visit Rochester Symphony for upcoming concert information.

 

 

 

 


Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble
Special Saturday Lunch & Learn

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester MN

There is only one 24-trumpet musical ensemble in the United States, and it has its home in the Twin Cities! The Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble (TCTE) was founded in 2014 by a trio of trumpeters who decided to invite others to join them for trumpet playing and camaraderie. It took only a few months for the group to grow to 24 of the best trumpet players in the area. Under the direction of James Olcott and boasting a vast repertoire stretching from the Renaissance to the present, a TCTE concert is a musical feast not to be missed!

 


Past Guests

Band of Praise

Stan Bann’s Big Bone Band

Choral Arts Ensemble

The D’Sievers Trio

Dave Hagedorn & Kevin Clements

Tim Hildebrandt – Birth of A Song: Inspiration, Perspiration, Realization

Rachel Jansen – Hardanger Fiddle

Kalliope Duo

Jenny Kruse – Music Therapy

Laura MacKenzie – Wind-Powered Music from Celtic Traditions

Midori

Minneapolis Guitar Quartet

The OK Factor

Rochester Symphony Preview with Jere Lantz

JC Sanford Trio

Tim Takach & Nation