Lunch & Learn

Each month, musicians perform a free, noontime
program in Rochester. See specific event for details.
An optional lunch is available 30 minutes prior to the program.

11:30 am – Lunch
12:00-12:45 pm – FREE program
$10 catered lunch – bag lunches welcome
To purchase lunch contact Corey Henke at or 507-696-2023

All Things Horn: Life in a World Class OrchestraEllen Dinwiddie Smith

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Zumbro Lutheran Church
Time: 2:30 PM
Instead of lunch a free reception will follow

Featuring: Ellen Dinwiddie Smith of the Minnesota Orchestra
Join Minnesota Orchestra musician Ellen Dinwiddie Smith for an afternoon full of adventurous tales about all things horn. Ellen will bring a variety of historical instruments to play and describe, talk about life in the Minnesota Orchestra, and perform a few of her favorite pieces. Ellen Dindwiddie Smith is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and has been a member of the Minnesota Orchestra since 1993. She is in demand nationally as a performer and contributes to Twin Cities musical life as a guest soloist, chamber musician, teacher, and creator of the Colonial Chamber series. For more information visit Ellen Dinwiddie Smith of the Minnesota Orchestra.

Symphonic Thrill Ride!Jere Lantz

Monday, November 17, 2014
Charter House, Northview Room

Featuring Jere Lantz
Lunch & Learn welcomes back Maestro Jere Lantz for a preview of the Rochester Symphony’s November concert. Maestro Lantz will tell the story behind the music and explain how three different composers created three very distinct masterworks. Audience members will learn about the haunting but beautiful Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten by Arvo Pärt, the exciting and vibrant Italian Symphony by Mendelssohn, and arguably the greatest piano concerto ever written, Brahm’s Piano Concerto No. 2. For more information about Jere Lantz and the Rochester Symphony visit Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale.