Concert Experience


Pre-concert lectures, informative commentary by the conductor, and a post-concert reception make an evening at the Symphony an enlightening, refreshing and enjoyable way to spend a Saturday night or Sunday afternoon.

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Music on the menu

Dining Pass Program
Lake Forest Symphony season ticket holders can ease into the mood of the evening with an elegant dining experience. The restaurants participating in our Music on the Menu Dining Pass program offer discounts on concert night to our subscribers with their Symphony Dining Pass in hand. If you did not receive your dining pass with your subscription tickets, please call the Symphony office at 847-295-2135.

2018-2019 Dining Pass
The restaurants listed here will give the indicated discount off the final bill on one dinner per pass per concert weekend. Not valid with any other offer. Good only on concert evenings or afternoons. Note: Dining Pass participants are subject to change.

Café Pomigliano (10% off)
160 E Cook Road, Libertyville
Call for reservations, mention LFS - 847-247-2208

Inovasi (Sat only) (10% off)
28 E Center Ave, Lake Bluff
847-295-1000

MLG (15% off)
181 E. Laurel Ave, Lake Forest
847-234-9660

Francesca’s Intimo (10% off)
293 E. Illinois, Lake Forest
847-735-9235

Ristorante Bottaio (20% off)
946 N. Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville
847-573-1800

Steven’s Steak House (15% off)
Riverside Plaza, Rt. 21 (Milwaukee Rd.), Gurnee
847-599-8533


Pre-concert lecture with Jim Kendros

Why not increase your knowledge of the evening’s concert repertoire? Beginning 1 hour before Masterworks concerts at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts and Cressey Center for the Arts at Lake Forest Academy, music lecturer Jim Kendros will present an entertaining and highly informative overview of the music you are about to hear. Kendros keeps the presentation light and down to earth – he’s compared the music of Schumann and Brahms to an Oreo cookie – come find out why.

2018-2019 MASTERWORKS DATES

September 8-9, 2018 - THE NEXT SIXTY YEARS
November 10-11, 2018 - ILLINOIS BICENTENNIAL CONCERT & LA MER
January 18-20, 2019 - STRINGS ATTACHED & DETACHED
April 13-14, 2019 - BEETHOVEN & BERLIOZ
May 18-19, 2019 - RACHMANINOV PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3


The Concert

Sit back and enjoy the comfortable seats in the James Lumber Center and Gorton Community Center theaters. Maestro Kulenovic will speak for a few moments about the evening’s program and then the music begins. Lake Forest Symphony, the only professional orchestra in Lake County, is an outstanding organization of gifted musicians. Enjoy!