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Daily Herald: Childhood letter inspired symphony’s holiday concert

Daily Herald - Nov. 22 Music heralds the holiday season, and the Northbrook Symphony is presenting two performances on Dec. 4 saluting Christmas and Hanukkah in the divinely resonant chapel at Techny Towers. The orchestra's conductor Larry Rapchak has a rare gift prepared for the community — the Northbrook Symphony will present the ... Read More

Northbrook’s Orchestra Rings in Holiday Season in Techny Chapel’s Splendor

by Irv Leavitt "When the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra audience was asked Sunday afternoon to turn off cell phones ..."  Read more... Read More

Northbrook Symphony Plays Spohr

by music critic John von Rhein "Another suburban orchestra that regulary explores neglected byways of the repertory ..."  Read more... Read More

Northbrook Symphony Plays Foerster

by music critic John von Rhein Incredible as it may seem, Sunday marked the North American premiere of Josef Bohuslav Foerster’s Symphony No. 4, a work written 110 years ago. The Czech composer has inexplicably slipped into obscurity outside his native land, and it took a heroic rescue mission by North-brook Symphony Orchestra music ... Read More

Northbrook’s Rapchak goes where others fear to tread

Chicago Tribune – Oct. 28, 2010 by classical music critic John von Rhein Maestro Rapchak says "I don't want to be a third or fourth-rate Ravinia – I want to be a first-rate Northbrook Symphony." Read More

Northbrook Symphony Orchestra – innovative / engaging

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. Read More