Diversions: 4 picks for the coming week
Updated: May 13, 2012 12:25PM
1. The North Suburban Symphony will present a Mother’s Day concert, “Beloved Beethoven,” at 4 p.m. May 13 at the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. The program includes the overture from Beethoven’s ballet score, “The Creatures of Prometheus,” as well as Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F Major (“Pastoral”). Also, Scott Greene, winner of the James Glacking Young Musicians Competition, will perform Carl Maria von Weber’s Clarinet Concerto in E-flat. $18; $10 seniors and students; free for children under 12 with adult ticket purchase. A complimentary Champagne and Rose Reception to honor all mothers will follow the concert. Visit www.northsuburbansymphony.org.
2. Daughtry Break the Spell 2012 Tour, with pop rock group Safetysuit, 7:30 p.m. May 11 at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. Opening the show is singer/songwriter Mike Sanchez. $42.50-$52.50. Call (800) 982-2787 or see www.ticketmaster.com.
3. An opening reception for “Malcolm Layson: A Practical Man” will be held from 1-4 p.m. May 12 at the Undercroft Gallery, located in the lower level of the Christ Episcopal Church, 410 Grand Ave., Waukegan. The show includes 25 watercolors, etchings and oil paintings ranging from wartime action in the Pacific Ocean to peaceful family summers in Michigan’s north woods. The exhibit is on display through June 25. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, or by appointment at (847) 367-5308.
4. “Pippin,” presented by The Music Theatre Company at 8 p.m. May 10-12 and 2 p.m. May 13 at the Karger Center, 1850 Green Bay Road, Highland Park. $40. Call (847) 579-4900 or visit www.themusictheatrecompany.org.