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the 61st season

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the next 60 years

Saturday, September 8, 7:30pm

Sunday, September 9, 2:00pm

JAMES LUMBER CENTER AT THE COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY

Lake Forest Symphony begins its season with one of Carl Maria von Weber’s most popular works, the Overture to Der Freischütz. Following the overture, one of today’s leading cellists, Julian Schwarz, makes his Lake Forest Symphony debut with Shostakovich’s landmark Concerto for Cello. Maestro Kulenovic then leads the orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s famed Fifth Symphony, a striking romantic staple and favorite among audiences everywhere.

WEBER  Overture to Der Freischütz
SHOSTAKOVICH  Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 5

Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor
Julian Schwarz, Cello

Pre-concert lectures begin 1 hour before each performance.

  Julian Schwarz ,  cello

Julian Schwarz, cello

ILLINOIS BICENTENNIAL CONCERT & LA MER

Saturday, November 10, 7:30pm

Sunday, November 11, 2:00pm

JAMES LUMBER CENTER AT THE COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY

Illinois is turning 200! The symphony celebrates the bicentennial with music by Illinois composers Jim Stevenson, Augusta Read Thomas, Stacy Garrop and our own executive director, Timothy Corpus. Concertmaster Netanel Draiblate performs Stephenson’s popular concerto Tributes Concerto for Orchestra and Violin. The concert concludes with Debussy’s monumental impressionistic work, La Mer.

BERNSTEIN: Overture to Candide
THOMAS: Light the First Light of Evening
GARROP: Penelope Waits
STEPHENSON: Tributes Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
CORPUS: Breath
DEBUSSY: La Mer

Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor
Netanel Draiblate, Violin

Pre-concert lectures begin 1 hour before each performance.

  Netanel Draiblate ,  Violin

Netanel Draiblate, Violin


STRINGS ATTACHED AND DETACHED

Friday, January 18, 7:30pm

Saturday, January 19, 7:30pm

JOHN & NANCY HUGHES THEATER AT THE gORTON COMMUNITY CENTER – NEW LOCATION

Sunday, January 20, 2:00pm

James Lumber Center at the College of Lake County

The Lake Forest Symphony’s heraldic brass and percussion sections open the season’s most unique concert with Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man. The works that follow by Mozart, Strauss, and Stephenson will continue to add players and saxophone soloist Russell Kerns to the stage, as well as continue Kulenovic’s Haydn Symphony cycle. The great finale will be celebrated by all forces joining together in Handel’s Royal Fireworks Music!

COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man
MOZART: Janisarry March from the Abduction from Seraglio
STRAUSS: Wind Serenade for 13 Instruments in E-flat Major, Op. 7
STEPHENSON: Concerto for Saxophone
HAYDN: Symphony No. 5
HANDEL: Music for the Royal Fireworks

Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor
Russell Kerns, Alto Saxophone

Pre-concert lectures begin 1 hour before each performance.

  Russell Kerns,   Alto Saxophone

Russell Kerns, Alto Saxophone

BEETHOVEN & BERLIOZ

Saturday, April 13, 7:30pm

Sunday, April 14, 2:00pm

JAMES LUMBER CENTER AT THE COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY

The Lake Forest Symphony’s Beethoven cycle continues with his highly-provocative First Symphony. Continuing with firsts, the Symphony invites one of the world’s finest emerging violists, Dana Zemtsov, for her U.S. orchestral debut. Ms. Zemtsov brings to life a popular Romantic-era programmatic work, Berlioz’s Harold in Italy, which was inspired by Lord Byron’s narrative poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage.

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1
BERLIOZ: Harold in Italy

Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor
Dana Zemtsov, Viola

Pre-concert lectures begin 1 hour before each performance.

  Dana Zemtsov , v iola

Dana Zemtsov, viola


RACHMANINOV PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3

Saturday, May 18, 7:30pm

Sunday, May 19, 2:00pm

JAMES LUMBER CENTER AT THE COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY

The Lake Forest Symphony begins its final concert of the season with Tchaikovsky’s extroverted Polonaise, only to be silenced by the introspective and mysterious beginning of Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony. A profound and tremendous work, it was a significant factor in Maestro Kulenovic’s dedication to music from a very early age. The season concludes with pianist Wael Farouk’s return to Lake Forest in the herculean Third Piano Concerto of Sergei Rachmaninov.

Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor
Wael Farouk, Piano

TCHAIKOVSKY: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished Symphony”
RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 3

Pre-concert lectures begin 1 hour before each performance.

  Wael Farouk ,  Piano

Wael Farouk, Piano