Pre-Concert Talks

2018-2019  Pre-Concert Talks with Rico McNeela
Presented by Friends of the Symphony

Music Director and Conductor Rico McNeela’s entertaining and highly informative lectures introduce you to the upcoming concert program, helping you to more deeply understand and enjoy the music.

Held on the Tuesday before the concert at various restaurants in St. Joseph, these lectures include a delicious dinner.


September 25, 2018 – 6:00 pm
The Benton Club, 402 North 7th Street, St. Joseph, Missouri
$45 per person
RSVP with payment by Sept. 21, 2018

March 12, 2019 – 6:00 pm
The Benton Club, 402 North 7th Street, St. Joseph, Missouri
$45 per person
Choose: Salmon with dill sauce, or Beef with mushroom sauce in puff pastry
RSVP with payment by March 8, 2019

April 23, 2019 – 6:00 pm
Remington Hall Atrium, Missouri Western State University
4525 Downs Drive, St. Joseph, Missouri
$40 per person
RSVP with payment by April 16, 2019

May 3, 2019 – Noon
High Tea
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, 2818 Frederick, St. Joseph, MO
Celebrating the upcoming birth to Royals Prince Harry & Meghan
Hats & gloves welcome
Menu by Chef Ralph Filipelli
$35 per person, limited seating

Tickets are available here.