Saturday, May 30, 2009

Lake Forest Symphony concert

Last night, we met Don and his daughter, Enid, for a tasty meal and conversation at The Vine in Grayslake...

...and then the short drive to the Performing Arts Center at the College of Lake County for an informative 50 minute pre-concert lecture by Jim Kendros, a professional composer of over 170+ works and well-known music researcher and historian...

The concert by this exceptional professional orchestra included 1) Fidelio Overture by Beethoven, 2) Concerto No. 3 for Violin and Orchestra by Saint-Saens (featuring world renowned guest violin virtuoso Ilya Kaler), and 3) Symphony No. 5 by Tchaikovsky. Alan Heatherington directs both this symphony and also the prestigious Chicago Master Singers.

We so enjoyed the orchestra with the Master Singers here last year that we had to return to experience them again, and once more, we were not disappointed.

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