Northbrook Symphony Presents Eastern European Folk Fest

Seven Eastern European composers will be featured at the Nov. 4 event

The Northbrook Symphony will present an Eastern European Folk Fest next month.

The concert, which will begin at 4 p.m., Sunday, November 4, will feature works from seven different composers - Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Smetana, Bartok, Chopin, Mlynarski and Liszt.

“A potpourri as varied as it is exciting - the musical soul of Eastern Europe is a collection of dance-inspired works that will leave you breathless, “said NSO Music Director Lawrence Rapchak.

Attendees will get to hear a wide variety of music, Rapchak added.

“Everything comes in pairs:  two great Bohemian masters, Dvorak and Smetana, two contrasting Polish mazurkas and, as musical book-ends, a rollicking curtain-raiser by Tchaikovsky and a popular favorite by Liszt - both of which compete with one another in terms of their sheer visceral thrill.  You will leave the hall smiling and maybe dancing too,” he said.

The concert also will feature guest artist Claire Bourg, a local violinist who will be making her debut appearance with the NSO as she performs Dvorak’s Romance for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 11.

Prior to the concert, there will be a lecture by Jim Kendros, at 2:30 p.m. There will also be a post-concert reception at the Northbrook Hilton hotel from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The concert will be performed at The Sheely Center for Performing Arts on the campus of Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, 2300 Shermer Road.

Tickets are $25 to $45 for adults, and $8 for children and students with an ID. Group rates are available.
See the NSO website for more details at http://www.TheNSO.org. Or, call (847) 272-0755 to purchase tickets.


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