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      WFMT Immersion Seminars

      WFMT All Day Immersion Seminars

      Come to the WFMT Studios for an All Day Immersion. These all day seminars include a lecture and discussion on a special topic, wonderful music, and lunch. Don’t miss out on these special events!

      Tickets for individual Immersion Days are $150 each, with a special student discounted price of $100 each.

      2011-2012 Schedule of All Day Immersions

      Saturday, July 14, 2012, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 
      All Day Immersion Seminar: Mozart Masterpieces with Lawrence Rapchak

      Join us for this special All Day Seminar which will include a lecture and discussion, live performances, and lunch. It will be a day you won't forget.

      Mozart had an unparalleled ability to demonstrate dramatic energy and strong characterizations in his music. Join Lawrence Rapchak, conductor of the Northbrook Symphony, who will delve into the symphonies, concerti and operas of the great Wolfang Amadeus Mozart.

      Tickets for individual Immersion Days are $150 each, with a special student discounted price of $100 each. Before October 29, 2011, you can purchase tickets for the series of five Immersion Days for $600. Purchase tickets on the WFMT Event Calendar or by calling (773) 279-2120.

      Please note that tickets will not be sent in the mail, but your name will be included on the guest list at the door. For more information, please email Kathleen van de Graaff at: pvandegraaff@wfmt.com. Immersion Days are held at the WFMT/WTTW Studios (5400 N. Saint Louis Avenue in Chicago).

      About the Immersion Speakers

      Lawrence Rapchak 

      Lawrence Rapchak is in his tenth season as Music Director of the Northbrook Symphony, where he has presented numerous Chicagoland first performances, including Shostakovich's Symphony No. 2 and Suite on Verses of Michelangelo, the Irish Rhapsody No. 4 of Stanford, and, in May of 2009, the Panathenaenzug of Richard Strauss.

      He served for five seasons as music director of Chicago Opera Theater, conducting the Chicago premieres of Berlioz's Beatrice and Benedict and Ullmann's Der Kaiser von Atlantis as well as the company’s acclaimed recording of Menotti's The Medium.

      Mr. Rapchak has served as Director of Educational Projects for the Chicago Philharmonic, conducting Stravinsky’s complete Firebird ballet and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique as part of Ravinia Festival’s Outreach program. He also led Copland’s Appalachain Spring for Ravinia’s Kraft Saturday Morning Series. He has conducted outreach concerts for the Rochester (NY) Philharmonic, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and the Marion (IN) Philharmonic, in addition to leading the Czech Radio Orchestra of Prague and the Louisville Orchestra in concerts and recordings of his own works.

      As a composer, Mr. Rapchak's Saetas was written on commission from the Chicago Symphony, after which it was performed by the Helsinki Philharmonic and the Cincinnati Symphony. His music has also been performed by the Detroit Symphony, the Omaha Symphony, and the National Orchestral Association in Carnegie Hall.

      Mr. Rapchak is listed in the authoritative Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, and is currently in his 17th season as pre-concert speaker for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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