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“Where are the brass?” asked one late-arriving patron surveying the stage in Grayslake.
Indeed, it was a string orchestra lineup for the Lake Forest Symphony’s penultimate program of the season, performed Saturday night at the James Lumber Center in the far north suburb. But so rich and involving were the performances led by Vladimir Kulenovic that even wind and brass fanciers surely left satisfied.
Lake Forest Symphony announced today that Executive Director Susan Lape will step down from her role March 1. She will assume the role of Executive Director of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, which is the nation’s premier youth orchestra program.
Stewart Kerr, a longtime resident of Lake Forest and an experienced non-profit leader, has been appointed Board President and will lead the search for a new Executive Director.
Heralded as “a musician of remarkable gifts” by the Chicago Tribune and “a cellist afraid of nothing” by the Chicago Sun Times, Allison Eldredge will perform with the Lake Forest Symphony on Saturday, November 12, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 13, at 2 p.m. at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts.
In addition to attending the Lake Forest Symphony's annual series concerts held at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, patrons wanted something more, for example, a shorter concert on a weeknight closer to Lake Forest, said the symphony's executive director Susan Lape.
Most petting zoos feature a variety of farm animals, but when they’re hosted by the Lake Forest Symphony, they’re home to an array of musical instruments instead.
Masterworks performances are held at The James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, IL.
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