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NSO's 2017-18 Season
Concert 2
SYMPHONIES IN D
Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 4 pm

Douglas Yeo, Virtuoso of the Serpent

Concert 3
RUSTIC REVELRY
Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 4 pm
Michael Hoover, flute
Isabella Brown, violin

Concert 4
THE SOLACE OF NATURE
Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 4 pm
Dmitri Pogorelov, violin

Concert 5
ROMANTIC RUSSIA
A Tale of Two Composers
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 4 pm
George Vatchnadze, piano

2017-18 Concert Season

Our Next Concert: Symphonies in D ~ Sunday, November 5 at 4 pm
Concert 2
Symphonies in D
Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 4 pm
Douglas Yeo, Virtuoso of the Serpent

Mozart
Symphony No. 23, K. 181
Mendelssohn
Symphony No. 5 (“Reformation”)
Sibelius
Symphony No. 6, Op. 104

Three masterworks in the majestic key of D, one from each of the 18th, 19th and 20th century: Mozart’s youthful Symphony No. 23, Mendelssohn’s stirring Reformation, and Sibelius’ radiantly beautiful Symphony No. 6.

Join Our New “Music is Magic” Club! and bring Your grandkids FREE to all season concerts! *

*Call the NSO office at 874-272-0755 for tickets/age limits and details about our special offer.

Holiday Concert Saturday, December 2, 7 pm

Join us for our annual Holiday Concert on Dec. 2 at 7 pm for an enchanting festival of choral and orchestral delights at Our Lady of the Brook Church in Northbrook.

With special guest artists:
Chicago Children’s Choir
Rogers Park & Humboldt
Park Neighborhood Choirs
Daniel Wallenberg, Conductor
and
Music Institute Chorale
Daniel Wallenberg, Conductor
Call the NSO office for tickets and details.
NSO 2017-18 Season Brochure

Download the NSO 2017-18 Season Brochure for more information about all of our season concerts and subscriptions. Remember, if you can't make all 5 concerts, you can create your own subscription package with Flex-Tix. Call the NSO office at (847) 272-0755 for details.

NSO 2017-18 Season Brochure

Romantic Russia

Details

May 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Venue

Northbrook Symphony Orchestra,
Sheely Center for the Performing Arts, 
2300 Shermer Road Northbrook , 60062 United States
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Description

Romantic Russia A Tale of Two Composers Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 4 pm George Vatchnadze, piano Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor Glazunov Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Op. 55 Two mighty works by two of Russia’s greatest masters whose lives and music were intertwined in a fascinating way. World-renowned pianist George Vatchnadze returns to our stage to perform one of his specialties, the iconic Rachmaninoff Second Piano Concerto, while the NSO presents the tuneful, grandiose and supremely Russian Symphony No. 5 of Alexander Glazunov.
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Getting Here

  • Location
    At the Sheely Center for the Performing Arts, located on the campus of Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer Road (north of Willow Road), Northbrook.
  • Parking
    Free parking is available in several lots adjoining the auditorium on the south side of Glenbrook North High School. Enter on Sherman Drive, at the traffic light. Additional free parking is available in the lot on the north side of Glenbrook North High School and at Maple School, just south of the auditorium.
  • Arrival
    For the pre-concert lecture, please arrive around 2:15 p.m. for the lecture at 2:30 p.m. For the concert, please arrive at 3:30 p.m. for the concert at 4 p.m. Allow extra time if you need to pick up or purchase tickets.

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Larry Rapchak

Music Director Lawrence Rapchak

Lawrence Rapchak has served as Music Director of the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra since 2001, where he has presented numerous first Chicago area performances, including the Symphony No. 2 and Michelangelo Suite of Shostakovich, the Irish Rhapsody No. 4 of Stanford, the Hummel Piano Concerto in B Minor, the Panathenaenzug of Richard Strauss, Fredrick Delius’s Appalachia (with the Roosevelt University Chorus), Moritz Moskowski’s Piano Concerto, and the U.S. premiere of Othmar Schoeck’s Sommernacht.

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Concert Schedule

  • Date
  • Event
  • Description
    • Date
      November 5, 2017
      4:00 pm
    • Event
      Symphonies in D
    • Description
      Symphonies in D Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 4 pm Mozart Symphony No. 23, K. 181 Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5 (“Reformation”) Si...
    • Date
      December 2, 2017
      7:00 pm
    • Event
      Holiday Concert
    • Description
      With Special Guest Artists: Chicago Children’s Choir Rogers Park & Humboldt Park Neighborhood Choirs Daniel Wallenberg, Conductor ...
    • Date
      January 28, 2018
      4:00 pm
    • Event
      Rustic Revelry
    • Description
      Rustic Revelry Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 4 pm Michael Hoover, flute Soloist: Isabella Brown, violin Gossec Gavotte in D Tchaiko...
    • Date
      March 25, 2018
      4:00 pm
    • Event
      Solace of Nature
    • Description
      Solace of Nature  Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 4 pm Dmitri Pogorelov, violin Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits Schumann Violin ...
    • Date
      May 6, 2018
      4:00 pm
    • Event
      Romantic Russia
    • Description
      Romantic Russia A Tale of Two Composers Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 4 pm George Vatchnadze, piano Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C ...

Jim Kendros

Jim Kendros

Pre-Concert Lecturer and Composer Fellow Jim Kendros

Free (to all same-day concert ticket holders) pre-concert lectures start at 2:30 p.m. prior to each concert

Jim Kendros, often referred to as "The North Shore's Favorite Music Historian," has been the Pre-Concert Lecturer for the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra since 1995. Jim also serves as the Pre-Concert Lecturer for the Lake Forest Symphony, and is often a featured speaker with the Elgin Symphony and Music of the Baroque.

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Quotes

Larry conducting 5 "[Rapchak's] innovative programming remains a marvel!"

"No one is doing what Larry Rapchak does with his Northbrook Symphony Orchestra."

- Dorothy Andries, Pioneer Press

Northbrook Symphony Orchestra: The North Shore’s Most Exciting Orchestra

The video depicts some of the outreach initiatives by The Northbrook Symphony and our creative programming that incorporates the historical and cultural signficance of the music, all from the stage by our Music Director and Conductor, Maestro Lawrence Rapchak.