LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY OPENS IT SEASON WITH AN ALL-DVOŘÁK CONCERT
The Lake Forest Symphony’s 55th season opens in grand style on Friday and Saturday, September 7 and 8, with a program of works by the incomparable and beloved Czech master, Antonin Dvořák. This all-Dvořák program showcases the symphony’s brilliant concertmaster, Ilya Kaler, in both the violin concerto and heart-melting Romance. The bookends of this program are the most popular of Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances and the wonderfully animated 6th Symphony.
Maestro Heatherington will receive the “Conductor of the Year” award for 2012 at the season opening concerts awarded to him by the Illinois Council of Orchestras (ICO) last Spring. In 2010 he received the “Cultural Leadership” award, the highest honor bestowed by the Illinois Council of Orchestras, for “sustained leadership, extending beyond his own organizations and community that has profoundly impacted the state of the arts in Illinois.”
When asked about the 2012-2013 season’s programming, Maestro Heatherington explained, “Our programming continues to reflect our commitment to offering the great works of the most revered composers, exciting masterpieces that bring audiences to their feet in appreciative awe with a judicious sprinkling of new discoveries that everyone will have been pleased to hear.”
All concerts are held at the acoustically splendid James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake, Illinois on the campus of the College of Lake County: 19351 West Washington Street; Grayslake, IL Concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. and are preceded at 7:00 p.m. by enlightening lectures by the ever-popular Jim Kendros. These pre-concert talks are open to all ticket-holders.
Seat prices run from $32 - $54 with discounts for seniors and youth. Ample free parking is available and the building is handicapped accessible. For information and tickets call 847 295-2135.