Concert Experience

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


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.

2015 - 2016 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: Sep 5 & 6, Nov 7 & 8, Jan 23 & 24, March 19 & 20, and May 14 & 15.

Café Pyrenees (Sat only) (20%)
1762 N. Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville

Inovasi (Sat only) (25%)
28 E Center Ave, Lake Bluff


Francesca’s Intimo (10%)
293 E. Illinois, Lake Forest

Grille on Laurel (10%)
181 E. Laurel Ave, Lake Forest

Steven’s Steak House (15%)
Riverside Plaza, Rt. 21 (Milwaukee Rd.), Gurnee

For Ensemble Dinner reservations call Lake Forest Symphony: 847-295-2135

Pre-concert lecture with Jim Kendros

Why not increase your knowledge of the evening’s concert repertoire? Beginning 1 hour before each subscription concert in the Experimental Theatre at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 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.

Pre-concert lectures are sponsored by The Lake Forest Symphony Guild

The Concert

Sit back and enjoy the comfortable seats in the James Lumber Center auditorium. Maestro Kulenovic will speak for a few moments about the evening’s program and then the music begins. “…and all the cares of the day shall silently steal away…” Longfellow. Lake Forest Symphony, the only professional orchestra in Lake County, is an outstanding organization of gifted musicians. The musical artistry is world-class. Enjoy.

See the current concert schedule

Come Again!

We know you will enjoy the Lake Forest Symphony concert experience and look forward to welcoming you again and again, all season long.