August 1, 2023 – Rochester MN – Amy Lindstrom, President/CEO of the Rochester Symphony, announced the symphony’s concert schedule and the opening of individual ticket sales. Lindstrom explained, “In the coming year, we foresee a vibrant return. Expect much fanfare at the October opening, with high-profile guest conductors and musicians participating in the season opener and throughout the season.”

In the season the symphony has dubbed “transformative,” four of the concerts will debut a potential new conductor as the organization continues its search for its next Artistic Director. This season takes attendees on a passionate musical journey—from Dvorak to Tower, Verdi to Price. Witness renowned guest artists Avery Gagliano and Clare Longendyke perform stunning piano concertos. Celebrate with John Rutter’s Magnificat and sing along to holiday favorites. Discover exhilarating masterpieces and Minnesota composers.

Season Schedule
All of this season’s concerts will be held at Mayo Civic Center’s Presentation Hall. Tickets are $33 (A Level Seating), $22 (B Level Seating) and just $5 for all youth, students and grad students (All Level Seating).

OCTOBER 14, 2023 | 7:30PM

DVORAK | Carnival Overture
KE-CHIA CHEN | Chasing the Sun
GRIEG | Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
BRAHMS | Symphony No. 4

NOVEMBER 11, 2023 | 7:30PM
Guest Artist: Avery Gagliano, piano

VERDI | La Forza del Destino Overture
C. SCHUMANN | Piano Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY | Symphony No. 4
DECEMBER 16, 2023 | 7:30PM

Pat Anderson conducting | Featuring Rochester Symphony Chorale

RUTTER | Magnificat

FEBRUARY 24, 2024 | 7:30PM

RAVEL | Le Tombeau de Couperin
COPLAND | Quiet City
MONTGOMERY | Coincident Dances
COLEMAN | Seven O’Clock Shout
ELGAR | Enigma Variations

MARCH 23, 2024 | 7:30PM
Guest Artist: Clare Longendyke, piano

HAGEN | Invention from The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
TOWER | Made in America
PRICE | Concerto for Piano
BEETHOVEN | Symphony No. 7

APRIL 20, 2024 | 7:30PM
Guest Conductor: G. Phillip Shoultz, III | Featuring Rochester Symphony Chorale

Our season concludes with a celebration of our region. These classic works will reflect our history and sound like home. *The new Artistic Director will be announced

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR | Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast from The Song of Hiawatha
DVORAK | Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”

104th Season
More details about candidates, as well as ticket information, is available at Founded in 1919 with early support from the Mayo Brothers, the Rochester Symphony will begin its 104th season in October 2023. The Symphony, which includes both the symphony orchestra and symphony chorale, serves a regional population of over 30,000 people with a variety of concert offerings, educational programs and community partnerships. Each season includes six full concerts, a selection of Free Family Previews (free concerts geared toward families with young children), appearances at community events and educational enrichment experiences for area youth.


About Rochester Symphony
For more than 100 years, Rochester Symphony has been bringing classical and contemporary masterpieces of symphonic music to our community. This vision began with the Mayo brothers, who believed that any city with a sense of place required an orchestra for its people, and they funded it with a gift that created a cultural cornerstone of the Southeast Minnesota region. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or Twitter.

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