Presto: The Music Tour with a Mission

Unfortunately, the 2020 Presto tour to the Twin Cities has been cancelled. You can experience last year's Presto in the video below. If you have questions about studying at Lawrence, we still want to hear from you! Please reach out to to connect.

About Presto

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.

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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)