“Lake Forest Symphony patrons have seen Vladimir Kulenovic with that orchestra three times now,” writes Dorothy Andries in Monday’s (2/16) Chicago Tribune. “Initially in September of 2013, he was the first of five finalists for the post of music director and permanent conductor of the professional Lake County orchestra. He set the bar extremely high when he conducted Stravinsky’s ‘Firebird’ Suite, but some feared that since he was the opening conductor he might be forgotten by the time the concert series concluded the following May. Not only was he remembered, he was the chosen one. Back in the James Lumber Center at the College of Lake County last fall, he reminded us not only of his bella figura on the podium, but his ability to draw forth the prodigious talent of the orchestra, which is filled with A-list freelancers from throughout the Chicago area.” The article discusses the concerts Kulenovic’s concerts thus far as Lake Forest’s music director. “A word about Lake Forest Symphony audiences: They are enthusiastic, warm and appreciative. They have a proprietary interest in this impressive ensemble and they don’t care who knows it. It is a pleasure to be in such company.”

Posted February 20, 2015