“Where are the brass?” asked one late-arriving patron surveying the stage in Grayslake.
Indeed, it was a string orchestra lineup for the Lake Forest Symphony’s penultimate program of the season, performed Saturday night at the James Lumber Center in the far north suburb. But so rich and involving were the performances led by Vladimir Kulenovic that even wind and brass fanciers surely left satisfied. Read More
Lake Forest Symphony announced today that Executive Director Susan Lape will step down from her role March 1. She will assume the role of Executive Director of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, which is the nation’s premier youth orchestra program.
Stewart Kerr, a longtime resident of Lake Forest and an experienced non-profit leader, has been appointed Board President and will lead the search for a new Executive Director. Read More
Heralded as “a musician of remarkable gifts” by the Chicago Tribune and “a cellist afraid of nothing” by the Chicago Sun Times, Allison Eldredge will perform with the Lake Forest Symphony on Saturday, November 12, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 13, at 2 p.m. at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts. Read More
In addition to attending the Lake Forest Symphony's annual series concerts held at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, patrons wanted something more, for example, a shorter concert on a weeknight closer to Lake Forest, said the symphony's executive director Susan Lape. Read More
Most petting zoos feature a variety of farm animals, but when they’re hosted by the Lake Forest Symphony, they’re home to an array of musical instruments instead. Read More
Classical music aficionados used to heading downtown Chicago for programs at Orchestra Hall from fall through spring and to Ravinia Festival in the summer would do well to also check out the Lake Forest Symphony concerts. Read More
As four musicians from the Lake Forest Symphony played "It's Only Make Believe" from the musical "Showboat" at Lake Forest Place, a woman toward the back of the room began to sing along... Read More
The Lake Forest Symphony announced its first health and wellness initiative that will use music as a therapeutic method of addressing brain health in seniors suffering from memory loss and dementia. Read More
Vladimir Kulenovic, music director of the north suburban Lake Forest Symphony, is at once selfish and selfless, useful qualities for a bright, ambitious, young musician out to make a name for himself in the fast track of symphonic conducting. Read More