The Lake Forest Civic Orchestra is pleased to have guest conductor Lawrence Eckerling on the podium for its November 16th concert in Lake Forest. The concert begins at 4 pm, and will be held at Christ Church, located near the intersection of Waukegan Rd. and Highway 60.
Eckerling is one of four guest conductors chosen for the orchestra’s 2014-2015 season. He currently serves as music director of the Evanston Symphony Orchestra. The LFCO will chose one of its guest conductors at the end of the season to be its new music director.
The November concert, entitled “Comedy, Drama and Fantasy,” includes Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite #1, Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, and Schumann’s Symphony #4 in D Minor. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for seniors/students and are available both at the door and online at brownpapertickets.org.
Christ Church was chosen as temporary venue while the LFCO’s home, the Gorton Community Center, undergoes renovation for a state-of-the-art performance space. “We’re thrilled about the Gorton renovations and excited to return home in the spring, but meantime grateful that Christ Church will share its beautiful space with us,” said Howie Martino, president of the LFCO board. Formerly known as the North Suburban Symphony, the Lake Forest Civic Orchestra took its new name in reflection of is long-time residence in the Gorton Community Center and its dedication to the local communities.
The LFCO is engaging with a number of local entities this year to share great music with the community. At the LFCO’s September concert, students from the Music Institute of Chicago shared their talents during a pre-concert performance. The orchestra also sponsored music at a recent Lake Forest Open Lands event. “We couldn’t be happier about partnering with organizations of this caliber,” Martino said.
Please visit our website at lakeforestcivicorchestra.org to learn more about the LFCO season.
Submitted by Lake Forest Civic Orchestra