TimeSun, October 10, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$20/adults 18-65: $10/Senior & college students with an ID: Free to veterans and children under 12
LocationGorton Center – John & Nancy Hughes Theater
Come and hear what the Lake Forest Civic Orchestra has lined up for their first concert of the
Join us for a concert of truly inspiring music. This October Lake Forest Civic Orchestra explores
some well known and less well known works inspired by mountains and majesty.
The mountains have inspired artists,poets, writers, and composers for generations, but there
have been a variety of takes on this majestic landscape. One of the most well-known works in
the repertoire, Mussorgsky’s Nighton 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.
The Lake Forest Civic Orchestra celebrates its 33rd year running! It is a true community
chamber orchestra bringing professional and accomplished amateur musicians together from
the area. Lake Forest Civic Orchestra has made it possible for people of all ages to use their
musical talents and training throughout their lives.
Blaník – Smetana
A Night on Bald Mountain – Mussorgsky
The God’s Entry to Valhalla from Das Rhinegold – Wagner
Symphony No.2 “Mysterious Mountain” – Hovhaness
$10/Senior 65 and older and college students with an ID
Free to veterans and children under 12
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