Lake Forest Symphony Guild
Lake Forest Symphony Guild is an auxiliary group comprised of dedicated volunteers who support the Symphony in fundraising, education and advocacy. Guild members work on a variety of projects that help meet the needs of the orchestra, staff and community.
For Guild membership information:
Contact Betty Benton, Guild Co-President at 847-234-5279
We also welcome assistance on a variety of projects.
The Lake Forest Symphony Guild hosts its annual Mad Hatter fundraiser on April 25th at the Onwentsia Club in Lake Forest. Proceeds from this event benefit the outreach and engagement initiatives of the Lake Forest Symphony. To order tickets call (847) 735-7355.
Featuring music by Kathryne Pirtle, Morgan Pirtle, and Miguel de la Cerna.
Since the early 1960s, the Guild of the Lake Forest Symphony has been an active auxiliary dedicated to support of the Lake Forest Symphony Association. Members are encouraged to attend symphony concerts and to support all fundraising endeavors.
Pre-concert, Guest-Artist Teas prior to each classical concert
Volunteer (administrative tasks) in the Symphony office
Volunteer ushering at Youth Concerts
Organize and deliver refreshments for orchestra personnel at concert rehearsals
Annual “Mad-Hatter” fund-raising luncheon
Guest Artist Teas
The opportunity to meet and hear Lake Forest Symphony guest artists in an intimate setting is a delightful Guild tradition. This season, the Guild is hosting Guest Artist Teas in local private homes at 1:30 PM on the Friday afternoon before concert weekend.
The teas feature light refreshments, a short Guild business meeting, introduction of the concert weekend program and guest artist by Lake Forest Symphony Music Director, Vladimir Kulenovic. The guest artist speaks about his or her instrument and life as an artist. A short musical program is typically featured.
Current Guild Officers
Co-Presidents - Betty Benton, Marsha Temple
Co-Vice Presidents - Suzanne Laundry, Eva Stonebraker
Recording Secretary - Beverly Behrens
Co-Corresponding Secretaries – Caroline Douglas-Cooper, Helen Roman
Treasurer - Susan Somberg
Co-Volunteer Coordinators - Margaret Remissong, Alejandra Guevara, Natalia Price
Labor Day Art Fair - Christy Groves
Mad Hatter Chairs - Mathilda Williams, Maria Lampros
Co-Chairs Mad Hatter: Margaret Remissong, Petra Schmider, Jo Valenti