SEMYO concert to feature competition winners
Concerto winners from Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras will perform as part of the SEMYO Spring Concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at Century High School.
From the SEMYO Concert Orchestra, Sam Tudor will perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor; and Gabriel Schouten and Anthony Sinicrope will perform Telemann’s Suite in F Major for Two Horns.
From the SEMYO Philharmonic Orchestra, Enoch Kim will perform Goltermann’s Cello Concerto No. 4 in G Major.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens, $30 for a family ticket, available in advance from the SEMYO office, 507-282-1718, and at the door.
Koskinen, Maher combine talents for Lanesboro concert
Koskinen writes and performs songs that have roots in the hardscrabble life of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where he was born and reared. He is also an ace guitarist, and has recorded with and produced records by several Minnesota artists.
That list includes Maher, an Americana singer/songwriter whose backing band has featured Koskinen for several years.
Koskinen and Maher will perform following Lanesboro’s annual Community Cleanup Day. The first 40 cleanup volunteers to check in at the Lanesboro Community Center at 9 a.m. Saturday will receive one free ticket to the concert. Otherwise, tickets are $15 for the general public, $12 for members of Lanesboro Arts, available online at www.lanesboroarts.org and at 507-467-2446.
Lucy Kaplansky returns to Crossings for concert
Kaplansky, who was born in Chicago, moved to New York to launch a music career. She and Shawn Colvin often performed as a folk duo in Greenwich Village clubs. Then, however, Kaplansky decided to get a degree in psychology, and set music aside. After establishing herself in that field, Kaplansky got the music itch again, and began performing and recording full-time in the mid-1990s.
Her latest album, “Reunion,” reflects on the experiences of her immigrant grandmother, her journey from Poland to Toronto, and her success as the founder of a bakery firm. “This album is largely about reunions with family and deepening social connections with friends and audiences through my music,” Kaplansky said.
Tickets are $24 in advance, $28 at the door; 507-732-7616.
Community band concert is May 12
The Rochester Community Band will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. May 12 at Charter House.
The band is directed by Mike Mangan. Selections will include “Second American Folk Rhapsody,” “Miss Trombone,” “Clarinet Candy,” “Thursday Night Trolley” and others.
Admission is free.
Music of ’50s, ’60s Friday at Rochester Legion
The Vintage Tones of Spielzeiten und Pausen, a mouthful of a band with a heavy emphasis on music of the British Invasion, will play from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday at American Legion Post 92.
The Rochester-based band has a set list that includes songs by the Beatles, the Kinks, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, the Hollies and the Rolling Stones, as well as American acts the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Ricky Nelson and Johnny Rivers. That’s during the Spielzeiten (“playing times” in German). There will be no music during the Pausen (“breaks” in German). The band’s name is borrowed from the Beatles’ contract at the Kaiserkeller in Hamburg.