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Czech master AntonDvorák will perform with Lake Forest Symphony’s Sept. 7 8 8 p.m James Lumber Center for Performing Arts

Czech master, Antonin Dvorák will perform with the Lake Forest Symphony’s Sept. 7 and 8 at 8 p.m, at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at CLC in Grayslake.

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Updated: October 1, 2012 6:15AM

GRAYSLAKE — The Lake Forest Symphony’s 55th season opens in grand style Sept. 7 and 8 at 8 p.m., with a program of works by the Czech master Antonin Dvorák at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of the College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St.

The all-Dvorák program showcases the symphony’s concertmaster, Ilya Kaler, in both the “Violin Concerto” and heart-melting “Romance”. The bookends of this program are the most popular of Dvorák’s Slavonic dances and the animated “6th Symphony”.

Maestro Alan Heatherington will receive the “Conductor of the Year” award for 2012 at the season-opening concerts awarded to him by the Illinois Council of Orchestras last spring.

When asked about the 2012-13 season, Heatherington explained, “Our programming continues to reflect our commitment to offering the great works of the most-revered composers, exciting masterpieces that bring audiences to their feet in appreciative awe, with a judicious sprinkling of new discoveries that everyone will have been pleased to hear.”

The concert is preceded at 7 p.m., by a lecture by Jim Kendros, open to all ticketholders.

Tickets are $32 to $54 with discounts for seniors and youth.

For information and tickets call (847) 295-2135.

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