Now in its third season, the Salon Series offer a special evening of music, mingling, hors d'oeuvre and drinks. Presented at the Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest, Illinois, the Salon Series offers a wide variety of musical styles in a relaxed setting with complimentary food and beverages.
4spiel - Friday, October 12, 2018
Sounds of Change: Music of the 60's and 70's
From Hendrix to Shostakovitch, the late 60's and 70's were a time of transformation, as musicians were using their music to as a catalyst for change. Some raised their voices in protest, while others delighted in breaking ground with new musical forms. 4spiel brings a dynamic playlist, ranging from hard rock,to musical theater and back to classical. Join the quartet and a guest vocalist for their signature mix of tunes, stories and banter as they recreate the musical revolution of the 60's and 70's!
Music of Bernstein, Shostakovitch, Hendrix, Sondheim, Marvin Gaye, Dave Brubeck and more!
Gymnopédie Duo - Friday, February 15, 2019
Les Six: Paris in the Roaring Twenties
Join Lake Forest Symphony Musicians Dileep Gangolli, clarinet and Janice MacDonald, flute, as they perform music by composers of Les Six, a consortium of French composers who wrote music between the two World Wars influenced by the dance halls, jazz bands, and speakeasies of the Era. The goal of the Les Six was to make music simple and accessible while turning the staid concert hall into a boisterous nightclub with a party atmosphere. In this concert, that's just what we'll do. Come join us as we turn the Gorton Center into a French nightclub and perform saucy musical selections while you sip on wines and cheeses from the Langedoc and Rhone regions of France.
The Sound of Silent Film Festival - Friday, March 1, 2019
Musicians of the Lake Forest Symphony present newly-composed film scores performed live to modern silent films from around the world. Created by Access Contemporary Music, the Sound of Silent Film Festival includes Official Selections from the Lucerne International Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival and Academy Award-nominated short films. Ranging from comedy to drama, this evening’s performance is a perfect compromise for those torn between seeing a concert, or a movie!
Lake Forest Symphony Horns - Friday, March 29, 2019
The Orchestra Horn: A Musical History
“The sound of the horn is the soul of the orchestra”
— Robert Schumann
Find out how the horn evolved through time, around the world, and how it ended up as the soul of the orchestra! The Symphony presents its horns from pre-history to the modern day orchestra horn. Instruments will include sea shells, animal horns, and early man-made wood and metal instruments. We’ll journey from the Baroque era, to Classical, Romantic, and through 20th and 21st century compositions, with slight detours to Manhattan, Hollywood, and Chicago!