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Our Next Concert: Romantic Russia ~ Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 4 pm
Concert 4
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.

Join Our New “Music is Magic!” Club! and bring all children ages 7-18 FREE to all season concerts! *

*Call the NSO office at 874-272-0755 for tickets and details.

ALERT: NSO May 6th Concert Information

The NSO is sharing some very important information which impacts the Sunday, March 25th concert and future concerts. Our concert venue, Sheely Performing Arts Center, which is on the campus of Glenbrook North High School and is a part of School District 225 has revised their school security policies and procedures to ensure a safe environment during regular and after school hours, especially for special events. Please see the link below for more information about changes in parking and entry. We thank you for your cooperation and support as these changes are implemented.

ALERT: NSO May 6th Concert Information

NSO's 2017-18 Season
Concert 1
MUSIC IS MAGIC!
Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 4 pm
Isabella and Joshua Brown, violins

Concert 2
SYMPHONIES IN D
Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 4 pm
Douglas Yeo, serpent

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

Concert 4
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

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

NSO Presents a Benefit Event on May 18th: "Celebrate Music!"

The Northbrook Symphony is hosting a benefit event, "Celebrate Music!" on Friday, May 18th from 5:30-8:00 pm with music, cocktails and appetizers at the Sunset Ridge Country Club, 2100 Sunset Ridge Rd., Northfield, IL 60093.

Featuring entertainment by Chicago's Versatile Virtuoso, Dave Flippo, Pianist/Vocalist. Business attire is suggested and there will also be a cash bar, a silent auction and a raffle.Tickets are $75 per person. All proceeds benefit the Northbrook Symphony.

RSVP to the NSO office at (847) 272-0755 by May 11th. Call the NSO office for additional sponsorship opportunities and more information.

Romantic Russia

Details

May 6 @ 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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Questions? Please see our Tickets page or contact us at the NSO office: 847.272.0755. When you click on any of the “Buy Tickets Now!” icons, you will be directed to the Vendini service for buying single (non-subscription) 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
      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.