Conductor Rapchak Rescues Symphonic Rarity From Oblivion

Chicago Tribune – September 23, 2013 by music critic John von Rhein Left: The Northbrook Symphony, conducted by Lawrence Rapchak, performs at the Sheely Center for the Performing Arts in Northbrook. (Steve Weiss/Handout / September 24, 2013) Born in 1858, the Austrian composer studied organ with Anton Bruckner and was a ... Read More

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Northbrook Symphony Orchestra: Music director Lawrence Rapchak begins the NSO season with the second installment of his enterprising series "In Mahler's Shadow," a program including the Chicago-area premiere of Austrian Composer Hans Rott's Symphony in E major. Did Gustav Mahler crib portions of his First Symphony from his classmates's ... Read More

Rediscovering the Music of Mahler’s Contemporaries

Pioneer Press by music critic Dorothy Andries "But seriously folks, is it neccessary that we have another performance of the Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony?" Read More

NSO to present ‘In Mahler’s Shadow’

Northbrook Tower – May 1, 2013 In anticipation of the NSO's upcoming concert on Sunday, May 5, the Tower conducted a Q&A interview with NSO Music Director Lawrence Rapchak. Read More

Novel programming sets Northbrook Symphony apart from the pack

AboveL Lawrence Rapchak rehearses with the Northbrook Symphony in 2010 in Northbrook. (Photo by Larry Kane / September 25, 2012) But Rapchak, now in his 12th year as music director of the suburban professional orchestra, is only half kidding. Getting his audience as excited about the ensemble's music-making as he is about programming ... Read More

Musical treat from Northbrook

Pioneer Press – Aug. 16, 2012 by music critic Dorothy Andries "The Northbrook Symphony and the Northbrook Community Choir have some big winter holiday plans afoot." Read More

Symphony, Rotary team up for fundraising concert

Northbrook Tower – Mar. 7, 2012 Staff report Organizations collaborate to help in the fight against polio. Read More

Northbrook Orchestra plays music of the gods

Pioneer Press – Apr. 12, 2012 by music critic Dorothy Andries Maestro Rapchak "is a champion of the underdog... I look for good music which is undervalued." Read More

Chicago Tribune Pick of the Week

Chicago Tribune – Mar. 23, 2012 by classical music critic John von Rhein More innovation at the NSO. Read More

NSO Music Director Helms Unique Concerts With Broad Appeal

What’s Happening – Nov. 5, 2011 "One doesn't usually equate orchestral performances with the terms unconventional, unpredictable but..." Read More