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*

* Price does not include sales tax. 

To reserve your seat for a luncheon, please contact Heidi Gempeler 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 15, 2017 | Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony

Mark Niehaus, executive director

Shaved turkey stack with provolone on whole wheat, potato chips, and deli pickle; Raspberry sorbet martini

Spotlight on Bill Watson from the Feast of Crispian, sharing his story of helping veterans through Shakespeare. Julie Lutz from Stella & Dot Jewelry will have a Fall Trunk Sale that will include all the latest styles.


September 29, 2017 | de waart conducts mozart

Susan Babini, guest artist
Catherine Chen, guest artist
Ilana Setapen, guest artist
Katherine Young Steele, guest artist

Chicken Forestiere with calico rice pilaf and fresh green beans; Cinnamon-crusted apple pie

Spotlight on 2017 Stars of Tomorrow winners.


november 10, 2017 | tchaikovsky’s fifth symphony

Jennifer Koh, guest artist

Blackened salmon with green onion pesto mashed potatoes and Italian blend vegetables; Chocolate brownie heaven

Spotlight on Sazama’s Fine Catering, presenting a cooking demonstration filled with great kitchen tips.


february 2, 2018 | BEETHOVEN’s second symphony

Augustin Hadelich, guest artist

East Coast ravioli with fontina cheese cream sauce, wild mushrooms, and sautéed spinach; Flourless chocolate cake

Spotlight on Rishi Tea, discussing tea’s journey from humble leaf to wildly popular beverage.


MArch 9, 2018 | prokofiev triumphant

Emily Cooley, guest composer

Char-grilled chicken breast with citrus butter cream sauce, roasted red potatoes, and fresh green beans; Lemon bars

Spotlight on Jon Schroder from Cobalt Glassworks, demonstrating how he creates beautiful works featuring stained glass.


april 27, 2018 | dvoŘÁk’s “New world” symphony

Truls Mørk, guest artist and Hans Graf, guest conductor

Mandarin tilapia with wild rice pilaf and steamed vegetables; Pecan bars

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

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