October 10, 2021 – Mysterious Mountain

  • 4:00 PM
  • Gorton Community Center
    400 E. Illinois Road
    Lake Forest, IL 60045

Mysterious Mountain

The Lake Forest Civic Orchestra celebrates its 33rd year running! It is a true community chamber orchestra bringing professional and accomplished amateur musicians from the area. The Lake Forest Civic Orchestra has made it possible for people of all ages to use their musical talents and training throughout their lives.

This October, the LFCO explores musical works inspired by mountains and majesty. One of the most well-known works in the repertoire, Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain” is a terrifying depiction of the rise of the demon Chernobog over the Bald Mountain on St John’s Night. Richard Wagner used the mountains of Asgard as the setting for the Gods’ fortress, Valhalla, in his epic operatic cycle The Ring of the Nibelung. The mountain Blaník is such a significant landmark in the Czech landscape that it inspired the finale to Smetana’s set of symphonic poems known as Ma Vlast (My Homeland). And Armenian-American composer Alan Hovhaness has an entirely different take on the mountains in his Symphony No. 2, Mysterious Mountain, which combines meditative serenity and a driving energy.


  • Smetana – Blaník
  • Mussorgsky – A Night on Bald Mountain
  • Wagner – The God’s Entry to Valhalla from Das Rheingold
  • Hovhaness – Symphony No. 2 “Mysterious Mountain”


In accordance with Illinois safety regulations, limited tickets are available for this concert and must be purchased prior to the day of the concert. No tickets will be available at the door on the day of the concert.

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Purchase Shout Outs

Show your favorite musician your support by purchasing a Shout Out to be printed in the concert program book. Shout outs are available in 1/4, 1/2, and full-page formats, are tax deductible, and may be purchased on this page. 1/2 page and full-page formats can include an image. Please purchase the shout out and then complete a quick form to provide shout out details. If you have questions about shout outs, please email info@lakeforestcivicorchestra.org with questions. Shout outs must be purchased by October 1st to allow time for layout and printing.

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Lake Forest Civic Orchestra
P.O. Box 889
Lake Forest, IL 60045