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symphony gala

An evening celebrating the history and legacy of the Lake Forest Symphony. Guests will enjoy an elegant evening of dinner, drinks and dancing to the swinging and fun sounds of the Jazz Consortium. Join Music Director Vladimir Kulenovic and special guest Henry Fogel, retired Dean of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, for an evening celebrating the exciting Lake Forest Symphony programs.

saturday, November 3, 2018
6:00pm - 11:00pm
Exmoor country club
700 Vine Ave.
Highland Park, IL 60035

 Henry Fogel, Master of Ceremonies

Henry Fogel, Master of Ceremonies

exclusive lake forest symphony auction itemS

1) CONDUCT THE SYMPHONY

Your dream of standing before a professional orchestra, lifting your baton and leading the making of beautiful music is now a reality! Maestro Kulenovic will privately tutor you to conduct a selection at a mutually agreed upon concert during the 2018-19 concert season.

2) ONCE IN A LIFETIME ADVENTURE IN VIENNA

Envision this breathtaking, six-day whirlwind trip led by Vladimir Kulenovic to enjoy performances at legendary concert halls, guided tours of famed museums and exceptional private dinners- all in the name of music!

3) OPERA LESSONS & RECORDING SESSION EXPERIENCE

The lucky winner of this package will be vocally trained by a premiere instructor and record their special song in the professional studio of Darwin Records.

4) CUSTOM CADENZA PERSONALIZED FOR YOU

Collaborate with Concertmaster Netanel Draiblate who will compose a unique cadenza to be dedicated and presented at a future symphony performance!

5) PRIVATE SALON EXPERIENCE

Enjoy the prestige of an in-home performance by Lake Forest Symphony Principal Clarinetist, Kathryne Pirtle, and her trio. Imagine 60 minutes of live, continuous music to elevate your elegant dinner party or family gathering!

Know someone who would love to bid on the item but can’t attend the event? They can place an absentee bid by emailing james@lakeforestsymphony.org. All proceeds benefit the Lake Forest Symphony. Tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.


Gala Details

6:00pm - Cocktail Hour
7:00pm - Dinner/Auction/AWARD PRESENTATION
8:30pm - Dancing


Black Tie Optional


Gala Committee

Janet and Paul Burt, host committee chairs

Maria gebhard, gala chair

Betty Benton
Kim Campbell
Kathryn Govas
Christy Groves
Jennifer McGregor
Joanna Rolek

exmoor country club

700 Vine Ave.
Highland Park, IL 60035

 

Support the Symphony!


 
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GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE

ONE RAFFLE TICKET FOR $100 OR THREE FOR $250
Win a five-course meal with wine for six people at a Lake Forest estate, cooked by Maestro Vladimir Kulenovic. Date to be mutually agreed upon by all parties. Raffle winner will be chosen at the Gala. Winner need not be present.