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10/9/16
Romance de Paris

4 p.m. • Our season opens with an elegant souvenir which captures the excitement, color, and romance of late 19th century Paris, from the alluring beauty of Debussy’s beloved Clair de lune to Offenbach’s dazzling, tuneful ballet Gaite Parisienne.

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9/11
Garden Serenade
Save the Date! Stroll through a beautiful Northbrook garden with libations & hor d'oeuvres while enjoying music from members the fabulous Northbrook Symphony Orchestra! More Details
10/9
Ongoing - Pre-Concert Lectures

2:30 p.m. - Jim Kendros, Lecturer - Free* Pre-concert lectures start at 2:30 p.m. prior to each concert. *Free to all same-day concert ticket holders

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Romance de Paris

Zach Brandon

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October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:15 pm
$8 - $50

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

Our season opens with an elegant souvenir which captures the excitement, color and romance of late 19th century Paris, from the alluring beauty of Debussy’s beloved Clair de lune to Offenbach’s dazzling, tuneful ballet Gaite Parisienne. Named after a famous nightclub in fin du siècle (end of the century) Paris, this sparkling pastiche includes a riotous succession of dances—polkas, waltzes, quadrilles and, yes, Offenbach’s zesty Can-can—all packaged in Manuel Rosenthal’s brilliant orchestration.
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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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Music Director Lawrence Rapchak

Lawrence Rapchak, is in his 15th season as Music Director of the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra (NSO), 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
      October 9, 2016
      4:00 pm
    • Event
      Romance de Paris
      $8-50
    • Description
      Zach Brandon Our season opens with an elegant souvenir which captures the excitement, color and romance of late 19th century Paris, from the alluring beauty of Debussy’s beloved Clair de lune to Offenbach’s dazzling, tuneful ballet Gaite Parisienne. Named after a famous nightclub in fin du siècle (end of the century) Paris, this sparkling pastiche includes a riotous succession of dances—polkas, waltzes, quadrilles and, yes, Offenbach’s zesty Can-can—all packaged in Manuel Rosenthal’s brilliant orchestration.
    • Date
      November 13, 2016
      4:00 pm
    • Event
      Beneath Starry Skies
      $8-50
    • Description
      NSO Strings Mozart’s Serenata Notturna, a miniature masterpiece of rococo charm, is combined with the enchanting 
Summer Night of Swiss composer Othmar Schoeck, the story of a magical, late-night gathering in the country. Tchaikovsky’s popular Serenade for Strings, complete with elegant waltz, soaring elegy, and robust, folk-inspired finale, completes this unique selection of “Night Music,” each a perfect showcase for the NSO’s superb strings.
    • Date
      January 15, 2017
      4:00 pm
    • Event
      In the Realm of Royalty
      $8-50
    • Description
      Haydn’s six “Paris” Symphonies, including his exuberant 
Symphony No. 84, were actually enjoyed by the court of Marie Antoinette. Meanwhile, back in the Vienna of her mother, Queen Maria Therese, young Mozart reigned supreme in the city’s bustling musical life. His dark, dramatic Piano Concerto No. 24, which brilliantly captures the metamorphosis of elegant classicism to passionate Romanticism, is brought to our stage by the superb young pianist Andrew Guo.
    • Date
      March 5, 2017
      4:00 pm
    • Event
      Where Nations Meet
      $8-50
    • Description
      New Traditions Chorus Celebrate the hearty and heroic, the humorous and stoic with a dynamic potpourri of anthems, marches, dances, chanteys, and ballads, as Northbrook’s very own New Tradition Chorus returns to our stage.
    • Date
      April 9, 2017
      4:00 pm
    • Event
      The Soul of Imperial Russia
      $8-50
    • Description
      Joshua Brown Russia’s musical voice—passionate and filled with yearning-—is embodied in Tchaikovsky’s immortal 
Violin Concerto and his final work, the immortal Pathetique Symphony, each an iconic example of this powerful national style. Tchaikovsky’s successor Alexander Glazunov carried on the tradition of grand, lavish ballet in late Tsarist Russia with his magnificent Raymonda. Young superstar violinist Joshua Brown, recently returned from the Tchaikovsky competition in Siberia, will bring the concerto to life with his own unique brand of musical artistry.

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.