Dutch artist returns for Lyra orchestra concert
The Lyra Baroque Orchestra concludes its season with a musical visit to northern Germany in a concert at 7:30 p.m. April 29 at Zumbro Lutheran Church, 624 Third Ave. SW, Rochester.
“Hamburg, Magdeburg & Brandenburg VI” is the title of the concert, which will feature Dutch artist Jaap ter Linden on viola da gamba. The concert includes music for viola, viola da gamba, cello and basse de violon.
The program will consist of J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto VI, Telemann’s Overture in D Major, Graun’s Concert for Viola da gama in A Major, and Corrette’s Concert Le Phenix.
Ter Linden, who has appeared previously in Rochester with the Lyra orchestra, is recently retired from his position as an instructor at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He does continue to teach advanced students and gives master classes in the U.S. and Europe. He performs regularly with his own Mozart Akademie and other orchestras around the world.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and MPR members, $10 for students. Free tickets are available in the lobby one hour before he concert for Mayo Clinic volunteers and patients, music students, Rochester Music Guild members and volunteers to nonprofit organizations.
Songs from stage and screen highlight pops concert
“Opening Night” is actually closing night for the Rochester Pops Orchestra, which concludes its 2015-2016 season with a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at Century High School, 2525 Viola Road NE.
The “Opening Night” concert features music from the stage and screen played by a full orchestra. Selections are from “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Sound of Music,” “West Side Story,” “Candide,” “Les Miserables” and other shows. Brock Bessedirects the orchestra.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, $5 for students ages 14-18, free for ages 13 and younger, available in advance at 507-318-0801, online and at the door the night of the concert.
Wrecking who? Armadillos will supply the answer in Zumbrota show
ZUMBROTA — In the mid-’60s, the Wrecking Crew might have been the best unknown band in the world. The group of crack studio musicians played on some of the biggest hits of the era by artists as diverse as Frank Sinatra, Elvis, the Mamas and Papas, the Beach Boys and the Monkees.
Now, the Fabulous Armadillos will recreate the sound and songs of the Wrecking Crew in a concert at 7:30 p.m April 29 at the State Theatre, 96 E. Fourth St., Zumbrota.
Despite playing on hits like the Byrds’ “Mr. Tambourine Man” and the Beach Boys’ landmark “Pet Sounds” album, the Wrecking Crew was relatively anonymous until a recent book and film focused widespread attention on the group.
The Fabulous Armadillos have developed and performed shows in tribute to the Eagles, Motown, Stadium Rock and others.
Tickets are $34 in advance, $38 at the door, available through Crossings at Carnegie, 507-732-7616.
— Also coming up at the State Theatre, the Freewheelers, a band from Duluth, will perform a tribute to Bob Dylan at 7:30 p.m. April 30. The band has recorded an album of Dylan cover tunes, including “Maggie’s Farm,” “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall,” “Subterranean Homesick Blues” and “All Along the Watchtower.”
Some of those and as well as other songs by Dylan will be featured in the show. Tickets are $18, available through www.zaac.org, and at the door.
Suchy to close season at Oak Center
Suchy, who was raised on a wheat farm in North Dakota, is the daughter of folk singer Chuck Suchy, who has performed for many years at Oak Center. Andra Suchy, who is classically trained, moved to Minneapolis in 1996 and has since been heard on “A Prairie Home Companion.” She writes and performs songs mixing country, rock, folk and blues.
Tickets are $15, with discounts available for low-income patrons. For reservations, send a check to: Oak Center General Store, 67011 U.S. Highway 63, Lake City, MN 55041. To check on ticket availability, call 507-753-2080.
St. Olaf alum Koza sets Northfield concert
Koza, who graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, He is originally from Portland, Ore., but is now based in Minneapolis. In addition to his solo work, he has written and recorded with Rogue Valley. Koza’s most recent solo album is “Real Time.”
Tickets are $25; 507-645-8877.
Sheldon Brass Band ready for Spring
RED WING — The Sheldon Theatre Brass Band will perform a spring concert at 7 p.m. April 30 at the Sheldon Theatre, 443 W. Third St., Red Wing.
The band, founded in 1989, uses the instrumentation of a traditional British brass band. The band is the resident performing ensemble at the Sheldon.
Tickets are $17.50 and $11.50 in advance, $20.50 and $14.50 the day of the show; 651-388-8700.