Who’s your favorite David? Take your pick
The Rochester Chamber Music Society is back with another season of concerts, starting with “The Three Davids,” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Christ United Methodist Church, 400 Fifth Ave. SW, Rochester.
The title refers to musicians David Shaffer-Gottschalk on piano, David Kassler on euphonium, and David Townsend on clarinet. They will perform a series of duos and trios composed by Devienne, Schumann, Debussy and Bellstedt, as well as the debut of Kassler’s Sonata for Clarinet, Euphonium and Piano.
Admission is free, although donations are accepted.
The rest of the society’s season:
— Oct. 17, Cuartetos Mexicanos
— Dec. 5, Wind Works
— Jan. 16, Brahms Trio
— Feb. 27, Latin Jazz
— April 9, French Connection II
All concerts are at Christ United Methodist Church.
‘River’ leads to self-discovery for Lanesboro performer
LANESBORO — Singer/songwriter Ryan Lee will present a concert, “Always a River,” at 7:30 p.m Sept. 19 at the St. Mane Theatre, 206 Parkway Ave. N, Lanesboro.
Lee, who is an actor at the Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro, wrote the songs for “Always a River” during a summer of self-discovery in 2012 in northern Wisconsin. “During that time, I was taking control of the things in life that make me who I am and who I want to be,” Lee said. The result was an album, and concert, of songs.
Tickets are $12 for members of Lanesboro Arts, $15 for the general public, available at the Lanesboro Arts Gallery, 507-467-2446, and at the theater starting at 6:30 p.m. the night of the concert.
One of Guy’s All-Stars coming to Zumbrota
ZUMBROTA — Guitarist Pat Donohue, perhaps best known as a member of Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band on “A Prairie Home Companion,” will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Crossings at Carnegie, 320 East Ave., Zumbrota.
Donohue will play songs from his new CD, which was recorded with members of Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band,
Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 the day of the show; 507-732-7616.
In addition to the concert, Donohue will conduct a blues class for intermediate guitar players from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., also at Crossings. Registration fee is $48.
Smeby back in town to spread some ‘Hope’
Christian singer/songwriter Mark Smeby will bring his Live Hope Tour to Rochester for a concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Evangel United Methodist Church, 2645 N. Broadway.
Smeby’s songs have included the Christmas-themed “The Perfect Gift” and “Mary, Did You Know” as well as “Pilgrim Man.” He has appeared on an episode of the television series “Nashville.” He moved from Minnesota to Nashville 21 years ago.
Opening the concert will be the Evangel Praise and Worship Team.
Tickets are $10, or $15 for a family, available at the church office, and FloRae’s Salon on Third, 821 Third Ave. SE.