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.

On Sunday, October 2, the LFCO presents “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The program includes The Moldau (Smetana); Hungarian Sketches (Bartok); Adagio (Janacek), and Symphony No. 8 (Dvorak). PLEASE NOTE: The concert will begin at 2:30 pm, rather than the regular 4 pm time, in respect to the Jewish holiday.

Tickets will be available 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.

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.

–November 20, 2016: “Opera Favorites”: Prelude to Die Meistersinger (Wagner); Tenor Solo from “Alcina” (Handel); Scenes from “Carmen” (Bizet). 

–March 12, 2017: “LFCO Goes to the Movies”: Lieutenant Kije Suite (Prokofiev); Adagio for Strings (Barber); Adventures on Earth from “E.T.” (John Williams).

–May 21, 2017: “Made in the U.S.A.”: Variations on “America” (Ives); Printemps for Spring (Lake Forest’s Jim Stephenson); Appalachian Spring (Copland). The May concert will feature MYA-Walgreens Competition Winner Robert Sanders, violinist

**The Lake Forest Civic Orchestra is seeking a part-time development/marketing specialist. Previous development and/or marketing experience required. Interested parties should send an email directly to msvajdic@comcast.net. Thank you.