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¡Cantaré! Community Concert


April 27, 2015

Time: 7:00-8:30 PM | 612-716-0556

Bethel Lutheran Church

810 3rd Ave SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Experience the music of our southern neighbors at a multi-generational fiesta! Prominent Mexican composers work as composers-in-residence with school choirs, community choruses, and VocalEssence to bring the sounds of Mexico to Minnesota. Join us for a family-friendly, bilingual music celebration! Tickets for the ¡Cantaré! Community Concert are free and will be available in the spring of 2015.

VocalEssence Chorus
Franklin Elementary School
Montessori at Franklin
Riverside Central Elementary
Century High School Concert Choir
Mayo High School Concert Choir and Treble Choir
Rochester Male Chorus

La Notte delle Donne Tre (A Night of Women III)


March 6 – 28, 2015

Time: 5-10 pm Monday-Saturday | 5073194038

The Creative Salon

324 1st Ave SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: This exhibit will showcase the work of local women artists, writers, poets, dancers and film-makers. The focus of this event is to celebrate women creatives in our community. March 6th will be the exhibit opening which will focus on the visual artists involved in the exhibit. It begins at 7 pm Artist talk starts promptly at 8 pm. Closes at 10 pm. The Second reception will be held March 27th 7-10 pm. This closing reception will be focused on performance. This includes Dance, Spoken Word, Film, and Poetry. Performances will begin promptly at 7:20 pm. The artwork will be up the whole month of March for those who are unable to attend the reception. The Salon is open 5-10 pm M-Sat. Women to be showcased: Cassandra Buck, Brianna Rannells, Suz Szucs, Jennifer Jesseph, Alison McClocklin, Heather Jerdee, Dawn Sanborn, Anne Black-Sinak, Kindra Syring, Jessica Ripley, Sarah Jopp,
Connie Hosey, Sophie Marie Knetter, Sophia Anne Garcia, Laura Rice, Amarama Lynn, Anne Kamin, McKay Bram, Kalianne Morrison, Nicole Daniels, Amber McCornack and The Third Eye Belly Dance Troupe.

Hello, Dolly!

Schaeffer Academy

March 12 – 14, 2015

Time: 7:00 pm each night | 507-286-1050

Schaeffer Academy

2700 Schaeffer Ln NE
Rochester, MN 55906

Details: Hello, Dolly! will be performed March 12, 13, and 14 with shows nightly at 7:00 pm at Schaeffer Academy.Tickets go on sale February 19th and can be purchased online by clicking on the Hello, Dolly! image at or by calling the school office at 507-286-1050.

Uncorked JUNKMARKET Style

Sue Whitney

May 29 – 31, 2015

Time: Friday, 2 PM to 8PM, Saturday, 10AM to 6 PM, Sunday 11AM to 4 PM | 507.456.5151

Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery

78757 Hwy 16
Spring Valley, MN 55975

Details: Treat yourself to the very best vintage, art, craft and organic shopping experience available…not to mention fabulous wine, signature sangrias, delectable food and a gorgeous location. To make things even better there will be live music daily, giveaways, classes and much more!


Rochester Civic Theatre

March 13 – 29, 2015

Time: Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7pm, Sun at 2pm | 507-282-8481

Rochester Civic Theatre

20 Civic Center Dr. SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: “Cabaret at Rochester Civic Theatre
Mar 13 – 29

Book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.
Music by John Kander. Lyrics by Fred Ebb

The twelve-time Tony Award winning musical masterpiece, Cabaret is loved for iconic songs such as “Cabaret” and its sophisticated blending of great music and dance with a multilayer storyline. Set in 1931 Berlin, Cabaret contrasts love, optimism, and naiveté with organized bigotry, and individual and societal lust for power. It is a timeless and powerful musical! Recommended for age 16 and up.

Dates: Mar 13 – 29, 2015
Times: Thu, Fri, Sat at 7pm, Sun at 2:00pm
Viewing age: 16 and up
March 15 at 2pm performance will be interpreted in ASL for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Contact the Box Office 507-282-8481 for more information.
On sale now! Call 507-282-8481 or visit to book your tickets!

Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904

Women on Wednesdays

Rochester Civic Theatre

March 11, 2015

Time: 5:00pm | 507-282-8481

Rochester Civic Theatre

20 Civic Center Dr. SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Women on Wednesdays
Mar 11 at 5pm

Join us for evenings of thoughtful discussion about issues addressing the oppression and resiliency of women.
Admission free but reservations required. To Make your reservation, send an email to by Monday before each Wednesday. Only limited seats available.
Complimentary appetizers and cash bar at 5:00pm
Presentation and discussion at 5:30–7:00pm

March 11:
Women in the Performing Arts
Rochester has the good fortune of having an abundance of talented women working in the performing arts. But does it come at a price? The opportunities available to these artists carry challenges the creative woman must face while she seeks to balance her personal aspirations and her day-to-day commitments. Area women talk about the difficulties encountered, the support and gratification received, and an intensified sense of empowerment developed as they pursue their artistic goals.

Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904

On Golden Pond

Rochester Civic Theatre

March 24 – 25, 2015

Time: 7:00pm sharp

Rochester Civic Theatre

Details: “On Golden Pond” Auditions at Rochester Civic Theatre
March 24 & 25 at 7:00pm

Open auditions for the Civic Theatre’s production, “On Golden Pond” will be held at the Rochester Civic Theatre March 24 & 25 at 7PM sharp.

We are looking for…..
- 3 male actors (Age 30 - 70's)
- 2 female actor (Age 30 - 70's)
- 1 Youth actor (A boy who is 10 - 13 years old in appearance.)

Show dates: May 15 – 31
Show times: Thu, Fri, Sat at 7pm, Sun at 2pm
Director: Gregory Stavrou

Rehearsal dates will be announced at the audition. More audition info & tips available at
Any questions? Please e-mail or call 507-282-8481.

Rochester Civic Theatre

The Ancia Saxophone Quartet

Rochester Chamber Music Society

April 11, 2015

Time: 7:30 pm | 507-287-9765

Christ United Methodist Church

400 5th Avenue SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: Rochester Chamber Music Society is pleased to present the Ancia Saxophone Quartet on Saturday, April 11 at 7:30 pm at Christ United Methodist Church. Based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, the quartet has appeared throughout the United States, Canada, Korea, and Europe and has frequently been featured on Minnesota Public Radio. They will be playing music of Scarlatti, Glazunov, Piazzolla, and others. Visit our website for more details. There is no admission charge for RCMS concerts.

Civic Live: Americana Showcase

Rochester Civic Theatre

March 18, 2015

Time: 7:30pm | 507-282-8481

Rochester Civic Theatre

20 Civic Center Dr. SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Civic Live: Americana Showcase
Mar 18 at 7:30pm
Live music event featuring: Sally Barris, Ellis, Bethany Larson
Tickets on sale now at 507-282-8481 or
Ticket: $17.50 in advance / $22 at the door

Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904

Gretchaninoff Passion Week

National Lutheran Choir

May 2, 2015

Time: 7pm | 612.722.2301

Zumbro Lutheran Church

624 3rd Ave SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: Following the steps of Jesus from the entry to Jerusalem to the resurrection, the National Lutheran Choir will portray the events of those seven days in the rich and moving texts of the Orthodox tradition. Sung in the beautiful Basilica of St. Mary and recorded for possible future broadcast by Minnesota Public Radio. Travel with us. How fitting that in this season of Easter, you have a beautiful opportunity to be transformed.

30th Anniversary Gala Concert

Choral Arts Ensemble

May 8, 2015

Time: 7:30 pm | 507-252-8427

Lourdes Chapel, Assisi Heights

1001 14th St.NW
Rochester, MN 55901

Details: We will close out this year of celebration with a concert of singer, audience and conductor favorites. Music ranging from Renaissance polyphony to the premiere a new work by Jake Runestad will demonstrate choral music's power to inspire, comfort, and connect. Dessert reception follows performance.

Dancing for the Arts-Take IV

Greater Rochester Arts and Cultural Trust

May 16, 2015

Time: Doors open at 5:00 pm for dinner guests; 6:30 pm for dessert guests | 5074240811

Mayo Civic Center-Exhibit Hall

30 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Ten Rochester celebrities go toe-to-toe paired with professional dancers to benefit youth arts education. Dinner, dessert and entertainment. Followed by an invitation for all attendees to dance to the music of Hooker and Booker. This event always sells out so purchase tickets early!

14th Poet-Artist Collaboration


March 30, 2015 – May 11, 2015

Time: MTWF 10-5, Thurs. 10-8 and Sat. 10-4 | 507-732-7616

Crossings at Carnegie

320 East Ave.
Zumbrota, MN 55992

Details: Each selected artist chooses one selected poem from which to create an artwork. Poems and the work they inspired are displayed together. A reception and poetry reading takes place Sat., April 18, at 6:30 p.m.

nAnnie McTwist

Words Players Theatre

March 16, 2015

Time: 6-9pm

Words Players Theatre

Details: An original musical featuring everyone's favorite orphans and nannies. By the Junior Troupe of Words Players Theatre. Performances are the first two weekends of May.

Roles for all who audition - ages (appx) 10-14.