Tuesday, November 28, 2023
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Torey's Restaurant & Bar
208 N Cedar Ave
Owatonna, MN 55060

Admission: $30

Torey’s Restaurant & Bar, Owatonna

Join us in Owatonna as Roger Frisch, Former Associate Concertmaster with the Minnesota Orchestra, shares his incredible story and entertains us with his violin.

Imagine your entire life’s work brought to a screeching halt by a medical condition that appeared without warning. That’s what happened to Roger Frisch, a lifelong musician performing at the highest level with the world-renowned Minnesota Orchestra. Frisch tragically and suddenly lost his ability to perform due to a tremor disorder.

What happened next is nothing short of a miracle, as doctors at the Mayo Clinic eliminated the tremor using Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) while he played the violin!


5:00 PM Doors open & social hour
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Program begins & keynote
8:00 PM Event concludes

Questions? Contact Jill at [email protected] or (763) 316-5329

This event is sponsored by


About Roger Frisch
Longtime Associate Concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra and former Artist-in-Residence at University of Northwestern, St. Paul, Roger Frisch earned a bachelor’s degree from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and a Master of Music degree from Indiana University. Prizewinner of the Hermann Violin Competition and the Coleman International Chamber Music Competition, Frisch enjoys a wide-ranging career as soloist, chamber musician, pedagogue, and orchestral player. Along with his position with the Minnesota Orchestra he has served as guest concertmaster of major orchestras in the United States. As a sought-after coach of musicians auditioning for professional symphony orchestras, he frequently gives seminars addressing the techniques of audition preparation and authored the book, The Orchestra Audition: How to Prepare. Mr. Frisch spends summers performing at a variety of music festivals. Roger Frisch lives with his wife Michelle in Plymouth. A former long-distance runner, he now enjoys walks on the many trails in the Twin Cities. He and his wife love bragging about their daughter and two sons and spending time with their four grandchildren.