About Us

The Lake Forest Civic Orchestra (known previously as the North Suburban Symphony) is proud of its 26-year history of bringing professional and accomplished amateur musicians together to perform beloved classical works. Our current roster includes over 40 players from Lake County and beyond. The 2016-2017 concert season marks the second year with Robert Nordling as music director. The LFCO performs four regular concerts each season. All concerts in 2016-2017 are held in Lake Forest at Gorton Center’s John & Nancy Hughes Theater.

On Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 4:00pm the orchestra will present: “LFCO Goes to the Movies,” a concert that includes Lieutenant Kije Suite (Prokofiev); Dance of the Hours from “La Gioconda” (Ponchielli); The Infernal Galop “Can Can” (Offenbach); In the Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg); Adagio for Strings (Barber); Intermezzo from “Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni); and Adventures on Earth from the Universal Picture “E.T.” (John Williams).

Tickets will be available online or at the door, and cost $20 adult/$10 seniors and students. We invite you to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance to avoid any disruptions to the performance.

Our final concert of the season “Made in the U.S.A.” will be held on May 21, 2017 at 4:00pm. Repertoire will include: Variations on “America” (Ives); Printemps for Spring (Lake Forest’s Jim Stephenson); and Appalachian Spring (Copland). The concert will also feature MYA-Walgreens Competition Winner Robert Sanders, violinist.