Meet the Artist Luncheon Series

Meet the Artist LuncheonBradley Pavillion | 1:15 p.m.
Join us post-concert for lunch with conductors, guest soloists, and MSO musicians in the Bradley Pavilion at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, following select performances of the Friday Prelude Series. The popular luncheons include an engaging Q & A session with the artists.

Each luncheon starts promptly at 1:15 p.m., after the concert concludes.

Luncheon Cost:

  • $30 per person
  • Group Sales (parties of 10 or more): $25 per person

To reserve your seat for a luncheon, please contact Dustin Zimmerman by email or by phone at 414.226.7835. Luncheon reservations must be made one week in advance.

Please note, the luncheon price does not include concert tickets. To reserve your seat for the concert, please contact the MSO Ticket Office at 414.291.7605, or purchase your ticket online.


Pre-Concert community spotlight, Bradley Pavilion | 10:15 a.m.
Experience an exciting lineup of experts, trunk shows and artist performances

Meet the Music, Uihlein Hall| 10:15 a.m.
An engaging and educational pre-concert talk about the pieces you'll enjoy during the concert.


Hosted by Assistant Conductor, Yaniv Dinur. 


September 23, 2016  |  Emanuel ax plays brahms

Rachel Willis-Sørensen, guest artist

Blackened chicken Caesar salad; Vanilla bean ice cream with caramel drizzle

Spotlight on Leslie Hindman Auction House, presenting a Guide to Buying and Selling at Auction.


November 4, 2016 | Elgar’s Enigma

Todd Levy, guest artist

Sliced turkey with garlic mashed potatoes and brown butter dill carrots; Cinnamon-crusted apple pie

Spotlight on Julie Lutz from Stella & Dot Jewelry, holding a Fall Trunk Sale for your holiday gift buying needs.


March 10, 2017 | Jeremy Denk Plays Mozart

Karina Canellakis, guest conductor

Roasted vegetable napoleon with orzo pasta; Cannoli

Spotlight on Bill Watson from the Feast of Crispian, sharing his story of helping veterans through Shakespeare.


April 21, 2017 | Rachmaninoff and Beethoven

Behzod Abduraimov, guest artist

Lemon tarragon chicken with wild rice and green beans; Lemon bars

Spotlight on 2016 Stars of Tomorrow winners. Julie Lutz from Stella & Dot Jewelry will have a Spring Trunk Sale that will include all the latest styles.

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May 19, 2017 | Majestic Bruckner

Mathew Ernst, guest artist

Cheese and herb ravioli with pesto cream sauce and asparagus tips; Assorted brownies

Spotlight on Emily Neubauer from Belle Fiori, showing you how to do basic, yet spectacular floral arrangements.

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June 16, 2017 | Barber’s Violin Concerto

Ilana Setapen, guest artist

Concerto cobb salad choice of bleu cheese or ranch dressing; Citrus gelato

Jon Schroder from Cobalt Glassworks will be on hand to demonstrate how he creates beautiful works featuring stained glass.

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