2018-19 Season Ends - Support the Symphony Today

 
Guest Soloist Wael Farouk performs Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Lake Forest Symphony at the James Lumber Center.

Guest Soloist Wael Farouk performs Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Lake Forest Symphony at the James Lumber Center.

 

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 2018-19 Season. We are thrilled to have performed so many wonderful concerts in Lake Forest and Grayslake. Our season finale concerts on May 18 & 19, featuring pianist Wael Farouk, closed with four curtain calls and encores!

The concert also celebrated our recent awards from the Illinois Council of Orchestras. On Sunday, May 19th, Tom Sharp, Board Member of the Illinois Council of Orchestras, presented the Symphony with the award for Orchestra of the Year and Music Director Vladimir Kulenovic with the award of Conductor of the Year.

Music Director Vladimir Kulenovic accepts the award for Conductor of the Year from Tom Sharp and the Illinois Council of Orchestras.

Music Director Vladimir Kulenovic accepts the award for Conductor of the Year from Tom Sharp and the Illinois Council of Orchestras.

Executive Director Tim Corpus and Concertmaster Netanel Draiblate accept the award for Orchestra of the Year from Tom Sharp and the Illinois Council of Orchestras

Executive Director Tim Corpus and Concertmaster Netanel Draiblate accept the award for Orchestra of the Year from Tom Sharp and the Illinois Council of Orchestras

Guest Soloist Wael Farouk receives a standing ovation at the Lake Forest Symphony season closing concerts.

Guest Soloist Wael Farouk receives a standing ovation at the Lake Forest Symphony season closing concerts.


In our 61st season we were honored to have received the awards for Orchestra of the Year and Conductor of the Year from the Illinois Council of Orchestras, we celebrated the Illinois Bicentennial with music by Illinois composers, and we returned to Lake Forest by performing in the John & Nancy Hughes Theater for the first time. Your support and attendance to our concerts made this season one for the history books!

Each year at the end of the season we take time to celebrate the hard work of the Symphony. In a time when activities are increasingly digital and absent of personal interaction, the Lake Forest Symphony continues to be a leader in live performances and activities within the community. This past season, the Symphony impacted an audience of more than 5,400 people through our concerts and outreach initiatives!

Your support of the Lake Forest Symphony will keep the music playing. We ask that you consider making a tax-deductible contribution before our season ends on August 31st. As with any professional symphony, income from ticket sales accounts for only about one quarter of the Symphony’s budget, and we rely on patrons like you to produce our award-winning concerts.

Thank you in advance for your commitment to the Lake Forest Symphony, our music, and our mission. We look forward to seeing you in Lake Forest on September 21st at our Season Opening Party & Concert!

Audience members at the James Lumber Center cheer on the Lake Forest Symphony after an electrifying performance of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3.

Audience members at the James Lumber Center cheer on the Lake Forest Symphony after an electrifying performance of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3.

Your contribution can make a difference!

Here are a just a few examples of how your donation supports the Symphony:

 
  • Your gift of $5,000 brings a world-class guest artist to Lake Forest for a performance in our Masterworks Series.

  • Your gift of $2,500 sends a Lake Forest Symphony chamber ensemble to a local school or library.

  • Your gift of $1,000 supports a section player for a Masterworks Series concert weekend.

  • Your gift of $500 educates our audience through program notes and pre-concert lectures by Resident Music Historian Jim Kendros.

  • Your gift of $250 provides three children with tickets to our Masterworks Series concerts through our Family Membership program.