Past Masterworks Series Concerts

2018-2019 Season


The Next 60 Years


Weber  Overture to Der Freischütz
Shostakovich  Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1
Tchaikovsky  Symphony No. 5

Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor
Julian Schwarz, Cello

Illinois Bicentennial Concert & La Mer


Vladimir Kulenovicconductor
Netanel Draiblate, Violin

Bernstein Overture to Candide
Read Thomas Light the First Light of Evening
Garrop Penelope Waits
Stephenson Tributes Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Coprus Breath
Debussy La Mer

Strings Attached & Detached


Vladimir Kulenovicconductor
Russell Kerns, Alto Saxophone

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 Dialogue of Self and Soul (Concerto for Saxophone)
Haydn Symphony No. 5
Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks

Beethoven & Berlioz


Fabio Mechetti, Guest Conductor
Dana Zemtsov, Viola

Beethoven Symphony No. 1
Berlioz Harold in Italy

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3

MAY 18
MAY 19

Vladimir Kulenovic conductor
Wael Farouk piano

Tchaikovsky Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
Schubert Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished” Symphony
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3


2017-2018 Season


Stephenson, Mendelsson & Dvorak

October 7, 2017
October 8, 2017

Vladimir Kulenovic conductor
Angelo Yu violin

Stephenson there are no words
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Dvorak Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”

A la Baroque

NOVEMBER 11, 2017
NOVEMBER 12, 2017

Vladimir Kulenovic conductor
Philippe Quint violin

Hasse Sinfonia
La Folia
The Four Seasons

Sisters in Song

January 20, 2018
january 21, 2018

Vladimir Kulenovic conductor
Nicole Cabell soprano
Alyson Cambrige soprano

Rossini Overture No. 2 “La Scala di Seta”
Opera Duets
Classical Songs/Mass

Haydn & Beethoven

April 7, 2018
April 8, 2018

Vladimir Kulenovic conductor
Jay Campbell cello

Haydn Symphony No. 4
Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1
Beethoven Symphony No. 2

Brahms Finale

May 19, 2018
May 20, 2018

Vladimir Kulenovic conductor
Ian Parker piano

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1
Brahms Symphony No. 4


2016-2017 Season



September 10, 2016
September 11, 2016

Vladimir Kulenovic conductor
Stefan Milenkovich violin

Barber Adagio for Strings
Beethoven Violin Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 3

Brahms & Dvořák

november 12, 2016
November 13, 2016

Vladimir Kulenovic conductor
Allison Eldredge cello

Brahms Symphony No. 3
Dvořák Cello Concerto

Immortal Beethoven

January 21, 2017
January 22, 2017

Vladimir Kulenovic conductor
Lyon Leifer flute
Ricardo Casteneda oboe
Kathryne Pirtle clarinet
Drew Pattison bassoon
Tija Danilovics harp

Haydn Symphony No. 3
Hindemith Concerto for Woodwinds & Harp
Beethoven Symphony No. 4


April 1, 2017
April 2, 2017

Vladimir Kulenovic conductor
Ilya Yakushev piano
David Inmon trumpet

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Shostakovich Concerto No. 3 for Piano, Trumpet & Strings
Pärt Fratres
Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings

Bruckner & Stephenson

May 20, 2017
May 21, 2017

Vladimir Kulenovic conductor
John Bruce Yeh clarinet

Bach (Arr. Webern) Ricercare aus Das Musikalische Opfer
Stephenson Clarinet Concerto (Liquid Melancholy)
Bruckner Symphony No. 4


2015-2016 Season


Haydn & Brahms

September 5, 2015
September 6, 2015

Vladimir Kulenovic conductor
Angelo Yu violin

Haydn Symphony No. 2
Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 3 for Violin and Orchestra
Brahms Symphony No. 2

Achucarro Plays Grieg

November 7, 2015
November 8, 2015

Vladimir Kulenovic conductor
Joaquín Achúcarro piano

Haydn The Representation of Chaos from The Creation
Grieg Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Beethoven 8

January 23, 2016
January 24, 2016

Vladimir Kulenovic conductor
Netanel Draiblate violin

Wagner Prelude to Act III from Tristan & Isolde
Beethoven Symphony No. 8
Brahms Concerto for Violin

Mozart & Sibelius

March 19, 2016
March 20, 2016

Vladimir Kulenovic conductor
Catherine Winters flute

Sibelius Valse Triste from Kuolema (Death)
Nielsen Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
Mozart Symphony No. 40

Shostakovich 5

May 14, 2016
May 15, 2016

Vladimir Kulenovic conductor
Rex Richardson trumpet

Bizet Carmen Suite
Stephenson Concerto No. 2 for Trumpet “Rextreme”
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5


2014-2015 Season


Opening Gala Concert

September 6, 2014
September 7, 2014

David Cho guest conductor
Stefan Milenkovich violin

Haydn Symphony No. 1
Rimsky-Korsakov Fantasia on Serbian Themes
Glazunov Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Beethoven Symphony No. 5

The Eternal Flame

November 1, 2014
november 2, 2014

Vladimir Kulenovic conductor
Jennifer Frautschi violin

Beethoven Overture to the Creatures of Prometheus
Stephenson Violin Concerto No. 1 (Tributes)
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6

Hopes, Confessions, Testaments

January 24, 2015
January 25, 2015

Vladimir Kulenovic conductor
Wael Farouk piano

Mozart Overture to the Magic Flute
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2
Ives The Unanswered Question
Schumann Symphony No. 4

The Dawn of Impressionism

March 21, 2015
march 22, 2015

Vladimir Kulenovic conductor
Chaeyoung piano

Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1
Beethoven Symphony No. 6

Per Aspera ad Astra

May 23, 2015
May 24, 2015

Vladimir Kulenovic conductor
Philippe Quint violin

Bartok Romanian Folk Dances
Bruch Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Brahms Symphony No. 21