Waukegan Symphony Orchestra spring concert set for May 22

  • Karina Kontorovitch

    Karina Kontorovitch

Waukegan Park District submission
Posted5/18/2016 1:22 PM

The Waukegan Symphony Orchestra led by Maestro Stephen Blackwelder will present its spring concert "Greetings From Vienna" on Sunday, May 22, at 4 p.m. at the Waukegan High School Trapp Auditorium, 2325 Brookside Avenue, Waukegan.

The program will include: Schubert's Overture to Rosamunde, Op. 26, Tragic Overture, Op. 81 by Brahms, Goldmark's Overture to The Queen of Sheba, Op. 27 and Strauss' Tales from the Vienna Woods, Op. 325.


Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors/military, or $7 for students. Students 18 and under are free and children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available for purchase at the door, at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts, 39 Jack Benny Drive in Bowen Park or may call Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006. Online ticketing may be found at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2512297 Online and phone tickets do have a service charge.

During the first half of the concert, soloist Karina Kontorovitch will perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488. Kontorovitch was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. At the age of 5, she began her music studies by attending the Music School for Gifted Children, where she studied piano with Olga Manukyan until the family immigrated to the United States in 1991. Kontorovitch earned both bachelor and master of music degrees in piano performance from Northwestern University, taking a special interest in chamber music and accompanying.

The Waukegan Symphony Orchestra is completing its 42nd season of providing classical music to the community. The orchestra is sponsored by the Waukegan Park District's Cultural Arts Department. The website for the Cultural Arts Department may be found at jackbennycenter.org or for more information, call the Jack Benny Center for the Arts at (847) 360-4740.