Monday, March 18, 2013
Newcomers to the symphony can receive a free ticket to the April 7 performance of "Treasures of the Romantic Era."
The Northbrook Symphony Orchestra will host a line-up of multinational composers during its "Treasures of the Romantic Era" concert on Sunday, April 7 at Glenbrook North High School. The concert includes complete symphonies by Beethoven and Mozart, along with other French and Italian arrangements performed by the NSO's 70 professional musicians. The orchestra is promoting its April show by offering free main floor tickets to Northbrook residents who've never been to one of the group's shows before, according to the Northbrook Star. A second offer for free balcony tickets is available to anyone from Northbrook or a surrounding community who donates food to the United Way, according to the NSO. Those who wish to attend the concert must call…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Seven Eastern European composers will be featured at the Nov. 4 event
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
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 …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
The two musical groups will perform tonight at Glenbrook South.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The two musical groups will combine performances for a two-hour set featuring classic American numbers at Glenbrook South in Glenview.
How does an a cappella men's chorus with more than 80 active members put on a concert with a symphonic orchestra with 60 musicians? By arranging brand new numbers out of familiar, time-honored material. "The idea immediately appealed to me because you got these two audiences right there in the same community that don't intersect," said Lawrence Rapchak, Musical Director of the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra. "It's going to require a lot of work because there's very little repertoire written for this kind of combination." On Sunday, Sept. 9 at 4:00 p.m., the NSO and Northbrook's New Tradition Chorus will reunite for the second time to perform an American "pops" concert at Glenbrook South High School. Unlike the September 11 anniversary …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Both musical groups will perform a one-night show at Glenbrook South on Sunday Sept. 9.
The following release was provided by the New Tradition Chorus. Given the overwhelming success of last year's joint concert to commemorate the events of September 11, the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and the New Tradition Chorus (TNT) are planning to join forces once again for a unique, All-American "POPS" concert. The special, one-time performance will take place at 4 PM on Sunday, September 9th, at Glenbrook South High School. Entitled "The Glenbrook Pops - A Tribute to American Music," the concert will focus on celebrating our country's unique musical style, history and heritage. Consisting entirely of music of American-born composers, each group will perform certain pieces individually, and then come together for several …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
More than $170,000 will go to seven community groups and village endeavors this year.
Northbrook’s dawn-to-dusk Fourth of July celebration and services for youngsters in town again will get money to help in this year’s efforts. As part of its consent agenda Tuesday night trustees unanimously voted to give $171,280 to local groups, continue funding the senior citizen cab program and the arts commission. Additional money will be used to help promote two important events in town. Funding requests were made to the board earlier this year, and each group had to provide a brief summary of what the money will be used for as well as an income statement and other pertinent documents, said Dan Kaup, assistant to the village manager. Local organizations will get the following allocations for efforts going on through April 30, the end …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Northbrook's board of trustees voted on which community organizations to fund in fiscal year 2011-12, including the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra.
Should taxpayer dollars be used to support a symphony orchestra that charges upwards of $39 for admission—but offers reduced or free tickets to students and seniors? Ultimately, the village board’s 3-2 decision to donate $5,000 to the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra came down to that question. On Tuesday, the board voted on how to distribute $163,500 allocated in the fiscal year 2011-12 budget for funding local organizations that serve the community. Following the recommendation of the administration and finance committee, the board voted unanimously to donate a total of $154,000 to seven local nonprofits and community groups, including Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook, the Northbrook Historical Society and Glenbrook North’s Grad Night…