"If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music." G.M.

“It is a funny thing, but when I am making music, all the answers I seek for in life seem to be there, in the music.  Or rather, I should say, when I am making music, there are no questions and no need for answers.”
                                                                       Gustav Mahler

Copyright 2013. Verne Schwager M.D. All rights reserved.



North West Festival Orchestra

The Northwest Festival Orchestra celebrates its 10th Anniversary with it's most recent special celebratory concert. 

This symphonic ensemble is unique in that it is dedicated to the young professional artist – instrumental, vocal, and soloistic – in the performance setting of our northwest suburban communities.  As such, the orchestra responds to a long perceived need for high level, professional; caliber performances from the world of symphony, opera, and the American Musical Theatre – all superbly but affordably performed here locally.  I can hardly believe that 10 years have gone by and we have truly succeeded in creating a cultural jewel for our Northwest Community.

We encourage you to support this remarkable endeavor.  Donations from individuals, businesses, and corporations are constantly needed and urgently sought.  Your contribution is tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.  This type of funding is essential if the orchestra is to succeed over time as we continue our search to secure a permanent home.

Join us on this remarkable musical journey and help ensure our next 10 years.  We welcome your support!