Nearing his last concert with Rochester Symphony, Maestro Lantz brings us a sampling of selections foundational to his artistic development and career. As Wagner’s Die Meistersinger was the first orchestra piece he ever conducted it made a formative impression on him as a conducting student. He has taken it with him to every new orchestra he conducts, and thus was the first piece on the first program he conducted at Rochester Symphony in 1980. The short but dazzling Walton Suite from Henry V is included for his sheer love of the piece. We’ll complete the program with Brahms’ Symphony No. 2, Maestro’s favorite composer and symphony of all time.