2021-2022 Season Orchestra Concerts

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The Grand Tour with Chloe Fedor

The tradition of Grand Tours spans from the early seventeenth century with horses and carriages up through the nineteenth century with its steam locomotion. Its roots hark further back to medieval pilgrimages and its remnants remain today as GT badges on cars. During the baroque, this version of a gap year took generations of travelers from their homes to visit the historic capitols of Europe seeking cultural illumination. Pack your bags and dust off your passport for a musical journey to Paris, Rome, Leipzig, and London with violinist Chloe Fedor.

Saturday, January 15, 2022
5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN

Sunday, January 16th, 2022
:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.*
Sundin Hall, Saint Paul, MN 
(Live-Stream is 5:00 p.m. Sunday)


Born near Prague, Jan Dismas Zelenka became a double-bass player in the superlative orchestra of King August der Starcke in Dresden, and for a short time the interim Kapellmeister. The Missa Omnium Sanctorum is a passionate rendering of the mass that showcases Zelenka’s lyricism, chromatic harmony, and labyrinthine turns of phrase.

Linh Kauffman, soprano
Jeffrey Brich, tenor
Suzanne Lommler, mezzo soprano
Nicholas Miguel, bass
with Grinnell Singers under the direction of John Rommereim 

Saturday, March 19th, 2022 
5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sundin Hall, Saint Paul, MN
(Live-Stream is 7:30 p.m. Saturday)

Monday, March 21st, 2022 
5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 
Christ United Methodist Church, Rochester, MN

Vivaldi and His French Friends

A program featuring Maria Jette, soprano, and Immanuel Davis, traverso, as soloists.The influence of Italian cantatas and concertos like those of Vivaldi on the music of 18th Century France was immenseWe’ll hear how the dramatic idioms of these Italian genres became models for virtuoso French flute music by Michel Corrette and others. 

Maria Jette, soprano  
Immanuel Davis, traverso

Saturday April 23rd, 2022
5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 
Sundin Hall, Saint Paul, MN
(Live-Stream is 7:30 p.m. Saturday)

Sunday, April 24th, 2022
3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. 
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN

Venice of the North

A bustling center of commerce and culture, Amsterdam has for centuries been known as the “Venice of the North.” The connections between the two cities extend beyond their similar layout of islands and canals. The printing industry of Amsterdam, famous for its quality, led Venetian composers like Albinoni and Vivaldi to have their works printed in this Dutch city. Italian virtuosos like Locatelli moved to Amsterdam to live and work too. For this concert the tradition of Italian music being edited and adapted in Holland continues with a concerto by Mancini, created for Cléa Galhano based on a sonata for recorder and basso continuo by Wim ten Have (Amsterdam, 1929).

Cléa Galhano, recorder

Friday, June 10th, 2022
5:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. 
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN

Saturday, June 11th, 2022
5:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. 
Sundin Hall, Saint Paul, MN

(Live-Stream is 7:30 p.m. Saturday)