Lunch With Lawrence
Join Maestro Lawrence Golan for lunch and conversation about the pieces and composers featured on our Classical Series concerts. Held on Fridays prior to Classical concerts. Please contact the YSO office (509-248-1414) or info@ysomusic.org to place your ticket order. Reservations must be received by the Tuesday prior to each Friday luncheon.

Luncheon Dates:
*October 22, 2021
*November 19, 2021
*January 28, 2022 (reserve by January 25)
*March 18, 2022  
*April 29, 2022
*June 10, 2022

12:00noon – 1:30pm 

Ticket: $30.00 

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History of Lunch With Lawrence by patron Jim Dodge: “I planted the idea for Lunch With Lawrence during a conversation with our new Maestro at a reception in the beautiful gardens of Fred and Pat Erickson on the evening of August 24, 2012. I asked, “Would you consider speaking at a dinner the evening before a concert to tell interested patrons about the program from your perspective.” He replied, “I would like to do it, however, it would conflict with our rehearsal schedule. Would you consider having me speak at a luncheon?” With that encouragement, Neal Lessenger and I explored potential venues.

The first Lunch With Lawrence was held at Zesta Cucina at noon on the Friday before the Tchaikovsky Spectacular concert on September 29, 2012. We enjoyed learning about the next evening’s program from its historical perspective and musical detail. From that beginning, the idea has taken root and flourished. Now, the guest artist usually attends and adds their perspective. These personal perspectives and in-depth discussions enhance my enjoyment of the classical concert series. I consider Lunch With Lawrence a wonderful gift from our Maestro.” [Photo: Sonja and James T. Dodge Sr. MD]