Presto: The Music Tour with a Mission

You are invited to attend FREE concerts and exciting workshops and receptions on March 26 and 27 as part of this year’s Presto: The Music Tour with a Mission. You’ll have a chance to see and hear how Lawrence does music differently with an interactive music making workshop that will let you engage with performances by the Lawrence University Symphony Orchestra in a whole new way. 

Join us for one or both performances!

RSVP for free today!


Thursday, March 26

Hopkins High School Performing Arts Center
2400 Lindbergh Drive
Minnetonka, Minnesota 55305
6:30 p.m. Reception and interactive music workshop
7:30 p.m. Performance

Friday, March 27

The Landmark Center
75 W 5th Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55102
6:30 p.m. Reception and interactive music workshop
7:30 p.m. Performance

About Presto

The Lawrence University Conservatory of Music is taking their signature Presto Tour to the Twin Cities March 22-28. The Lawrence Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mark Dupere, will perform two must-see concerts and take part in community engagement and professional development opportunities.

This is the fourth year of the Presto tour and the second stop in the Twin Cities.

Want to get a taste of Presto? Check out the highlights of last year’s tour!

About the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music

Lawrence empowers musicians for the 21st century.

Lawrence University offers the ideal environment for today's aspiring musicians and powerful preparation for a musical life: you'll experience both a world-class conservatory of music and a leading college of liberal arts and sciences. You’ll be mentored by world-class faculty, play in a wide array of award-winning ensembles, and immerse yourself in a culture of creativity and collaborative music-making.

Learn more about our four degree options.

About the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra

The Lawrence Symphony Orchestra is one of the premier undergraduate orchestras in the country. Under the direction of Mark Dupere, the LSO performs standard orchestral works as well as opera, contemporary music, and new commissions. 

Conductor Mark Dupere is committed to leading rehearsals and performances that explore and strive for an active engagement with the music and the audience. With an energetic sense of community, students are urged to participate in the wonderful dialogue at the heart of the creative process.

LSO Presto Repertoire

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Slavonic Dance No. 8 in G minor, Op. 46

Leevi Madetoja (1887-1947)
Tanssi-Näky (Dance Vision), Op. 11/2

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Mephisto Waltz No. 1 (The Dance in the Village Inn), S110/2

Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)
Estancia Ballet Suite, Op. 8a

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)