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All Saints' Day Recital

Rochester Chamber Music Society

November 1, 2014

Time: 7:30 pm

rcmsociety@gmail.com | 507-287-9765

Christ United Methodist Church

400 5th Avenue SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: This is a program of solo, duo and trio music featuring local artists Horacio Nuguid (piano), Carla Thelen Hanson (soprano) and David Townsend (clarinet). The first half of the program is an offering of solo piano music beginning with Beethoven’s Sonata Pathétique with its funeral March introduction, and ending with a more cheerful Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise by Chopin, a work written with orchestral accompaniment. More works originally written for orchestra will be presented in the second half of the program. Das himmlische Leben is an arrangement for trio of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, final movement. The program will end with another Beethoven work, his concert aria Ah! Perfido, with the orchestral reduction played on the piano. Visit our website rochesterchambermusic.org for more details. There is no admission charge for RCMS concerts.


Women on Wednesdays

Rochester Civic Theatre

October 1, 2014 – November 19, 2014

Time: 5:00pm

mari@rochestercivictheatre.org | 507-282-8481

Rochester Civic Theatre

20 Civic Center Dr. SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Women on Wednesdays
Oct 1, 22, Nov 19 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 mari@rochestercivictheatre.org 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

October 1:
Women and Leadership
Join the conversation as Rochester Community and Technical College’s new president, Leslie McClellon, shares her insight and her experiences and talks about women in leadership roles. Sure to be an illuminating evening!

October 22:
Daily Devotion: Women Living Their Faith and Following Their Spirituality
What is it like to truly live your faith on a daily basis? Panelists will share what they have in common and what are the differences in their daily practice and offer insight into the connections that enrich their lives.

November 19:
Everything Is Gendered, Part I
What is gender? What does it really mean? Has it always been a Man’s world? Learn the fascinating history behind our current understanding of such concepts as gender and sex in our society today.

Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904
507-282-8481
www.rochestercivictheatre.org
info@rochestercivictheatre.org


Science at the Cinema - Dallas Buyers Club

Rochester Civic Theatre

September 24, 2014

Time: 5:30pm

info@rochestercivictheatre.org | 507-282-8481

Rochester Civic Theatre

20 Civic Center Dr. SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Science at the Cinema – Dallas Buyers Club
Sept 24 at 5:30pm

Join us for a night of a great movie, Dallas Buyers Club, followed by a lecture on current HIV/AIDS research by Dr. Stacey Rizza (Mayo Clinic Infectious Disease Specialist)
This event is admission free.

Wednesday, September 24 features a movie, Dallas Buyers Club.
5:30pm "Dallas Buyers Club" (2013. Rated R.)
7:00pm Dinner Break (Sandwiches from Dunn Bros Coffee are available to purchase.)
8:00pm Lecture on Current HIV/AIDS research by Dr. Stacey Rizza (Mayo Clinic Infectious Disease Specialist)

Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904
507-282-8481
www.rochestercivictheatre.org
info@rochestercivictheatre.org.org


Musical Miracle on 34th Street

Rochester Civic Theatre

September 23 – 24, 2014

Time: 7:00pm sharp

Rochester Civic Theatre

Details: “Musical Miracle on 34th Street” Auditions at Rochester Civic Theatre
September 23 & 24 at 7:00pm

Open auditions for the Civic Theatre’s spring musical, Grease will be held at the Rochester Civic Theatre on September 23 & 24 at 7PM.

We are looking for…..
- Many male actors (All ages)*
- Many female actors (All ages)*
- Several youth actors (Age 8 – 11)
* Ages 17 or up are encouraged to audition.

Show dates: December 5 – 21
Show times: All shows at 7PM, except Sun at 2pm
Director: Greg Miller

Rehearsal dates will be announced at the audition. More audition info & tips available at http://www.rochestercivictheatre.org/auditions.php
Any questions? Please e-mail info@rochestercivictheatre.org or call 507-282-8481.

Rochester Civic Theatre
507-282-8481
www.rochestercivictheatre.org
info@rochestercivictheatre.org


The Fete/Ardee Awards

Greater Rochester Arts and Cultural Trust

October 21, 2014

Time: Social Time 5:15-6:00 pm; Dinner 6:00-7:00 pm; Program 7:00 pm-

bamadio@rochestermnarts.com | 507-424-0811

Mayo Civic Center

30 Civic Center Drive SE, Suite 200
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: The second annual Ardee Awards at the Fete, celebrating excellence in the arts. Hosted by Tom Overlie, KTTC-TV Anchor, with keynote speaker Nick Mezacapa, humorist, actor and so much more. Plated dinner by Canadian Honker. Entertainment.


Friends of Quarry Hill Nature Art Show and Sale

Sandy Hokanson

December 6 – 7, 2014

Time: Saturday 9am - 4pm, Sunday 11am - 4 pm

hokansonart@charter.net | 5072063072

Quarry Hill Nature Center

701 Silver Creek Rd NE
Rochester, MN 55906

Details: Ten artists will be exhibiting and selling their creations just in time for Christmas shopping. 10 percent of sales go to Quarry Hill.


Saturday Morning Pancake Theatre

Words Players Theatre

September 20, 2014 – November 15, 2014

Time: 9-10:30 am

info@wordsplayers.org | 507-216-6431

Words Players Theatre

14 4th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: Saturday Morning Pancake Theatre
Drama, music & movement. Part workshop, part performance, part breakfast. Hands on acting opportunities for young actors. Parents welcome for the entire time or for the last 15 minutes of performance.

Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15
9-10:30am
Ages 6-10
$5 per workshop or 3 for $12

Pre-register at saturdays@wordsplayers.org


The Spirit of Christmas Past: A Christmas Carol

Words Players Theatre

December 5 – 20, 2014

Time: 2pm, 7pm

info@wordsplayers.org | 507-216-6431

Words Players Theatre

14 4th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: The Spirit of Christmas Past: A Christmas Carol
The fourth production of this timeless classic story. A celebrated community Christmas event.

December
5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 7pm
6, 13, 20 2pm


Godspell

Words Players Theatre

November 7 – 15, 2014

Time: 7pm

info@wordsplayers.org | 507-216-6431

Words Players Theatre

14 4th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: Godspell
The Stephen Schwartz musical based on a series of parables from the Gospel of Matthew.

Nov, 7, 8, 14, 15 7pm
Tickets $20 adults/$10 students and seniors.


Karol Wojtyla Theatre

Words Players Theatre

October 22, 2014

Time: 7pm

info@wordsplayers.org | 507-216-6431

Words Players Theatre

14 4th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: Karol Wojtyla Theatre
Oct. 22 7pm St. James Coffee House
Prior to becoming Pope John Paul II, Karol Wojtyla was an esteemed actor, poet and playwright. We’ll present a staged readying of plays written by Karol Wojtyla. Come early for coffee and to hang out. Stay for a discussion afterwards.


War of the Worlds Radio Show

Minnesota Skyvault Theatre Company

October 28, 2014 – November 1, 2014

Time: 7pm, 9pm

info@wordsplayers.org | 507-216-6431

Words Players Theatre

14 4th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: War of the Worlds Radio Show
A radio play about an alien invasion of Earth. Originally performed on Halloween 1938, its news bulletin broadcast style and dramatic delivery by Orson Welles created a show that some interpreted as a factual broadcast of breaking news. Members of The Minnesota SkyVault Theatre Company will recreate Welle’s famous broadcast in a dramatized radio show, including a performance on Halloween.


Oct. 28 and Nov. 1 7pm
Oct. 31 9pm
Tickets $5 at the door


The 7th Annual Original Short Play Festival

Words Players Theatre

October 17 – 18, 2014

Time: 7pm

info@wordsplayers.org | 507-216-6431

Words Players Theatre

14 4th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: The 7th Annual Original Short Play Festival
Short plays from playwrights around the world, performed and directed by local actors. Two performance evenings will feature light comedies and serious pieces and the simplest of set and stage. There will be a talk back with the cast, directors and several playwrights after each show.

October 17 & 18 7pm
Tickets $7 adults/$5 students and seniors at the door


A Story Once Told

Minnesota Skyvault Theatre Company

October 3 – 4, 2014

Time: 7pm

info@wordsplayers.org | 507-216-6431

Words Players Theatre

14 4th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: A Story Once Told
A set of 13 original short plays retelling pieces of an old, old Briar Rose story. Set in a proverbial far-off kingdom, at some point between the eleventh and eighteenth centuries (an Italy or Germany of the Renaissance perhaps?), the comical overarching story is the betrothal, marriage and escape of a beautiful princess. Teeming with floating fish, foolish owls, advice-giving rabbits and unicorns backwards speaking, the plays are part of a larger series of plays inspired by the paintings of James C. Christensen. Presented by The Minnesota SkyVault Theatre Company.


October 3 & 4 7pm
Tickets $10 adults/$5 students and seniors at the door.


Encore 2014

Rochester Civic Theatre

September 20, 2014

Time: 7:00pm

info@rochestercivictheatre.org | 507-282-8481

Rochester Civic Theatre

20 Civic Center Dr. SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: ENCORE 2014
September 20 at 7:00pm
Please join us for our dynamic and fun Annual Gala & Fundraiser, in support of your award winning Civic Theatre.
Musical performances, live auction, superb food & cash bar!
Cocktail attire encouraged.
Ticket: $75 per person. $650 for a group of 10. Get your tickets now at 507-282-8481 or www.rochestercivictheatre.org
(Please RSVP no later than Sept 12, 2014.)

Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904
507-282-8481
www.rochestercivictheatre.org
info@rochestercivictheatre.org.org


Zumbro River Art Splash

Zumbrota Area Arts Council

September 20, 2014

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

info@zaac.org | 507-732-7386

Oronoco to Zumbrota

100 West Ave
Zumbrota, MN 55992

Details: 9th Annual Zumbro River Art Splash Art Tour. Saturday September 20, 10 am - 4pm. Meet artists and view their original artwork. www.zaac.org/art-2/art_splash for a map to the venues and more information about the event.


From the Old Country

Rochester Chamber Music Society

September 27, 2014

Time: 7:30 pm

rcmsociety@gmail.com | (507) 287-9765

Christ United Methodist Church

400 5th Avenue SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: The Artaria String Quartet returns to Rochester to perform music "From the Old Country" at Rochester Chamber Music Society’s first concert of the 2014-2015 season. The program will feature Pleyel’s String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 2 No. 3, Dvorak’s Waltzes, Op. 54 Nos. 1 and 4, and Mozart‘s String Quartet in C Major (Dissonance), K 465. Nationally acclaimed, the Artaria String Quartet’s refined and thoughtful playing has brought them to major venues throughout the United States and Europe. They have been featured on national television and public radio stations, and have appeared at top summer festivals including the Banff Centre in Canada, Festival de l’Epau in France, and the Tanglewood Music Center. Founded in Boston in 1986 and mentored by members of the legendary Kolisch and Budapest Quartets and coached by the Cleveland, Emerson, and Juilliard Quartets, the ASQ moved to St. Paul where it directs the Artaria Chamber Music School and the Saint Paul String Quartet Competition. Artaria also directs Stringwood Summer Chamber Music Festival, now celebrating 15 years in southeast Minnesota.