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Tue 16 Feb

David Chiriboga

David Chiriboga

Tuesday, February 16
10 – 11 a.m.

David Chiriboga, a musician of Ecuadorian descent, was born and raised in Chicago. David's style is based on flamenco and Spanish classical guitar. You can see him perform all around the Chicagoland area either as a soloist or with his full Flamenco Cuadro group.

Thu 18 Feb

Common Knowledge

Common Knowledge

Thursday, February 18
10 – 11 a.m.

Common Knowledge is a Chicago-based harp and guitar duo. Harpist Michael Maganuco and guitarist Alex Sokol have created unique and sophisticated musical environments for concerts and private events at venues across Chicago and the North Shore, including Chicago Botanic Garden, Museum of Broadcast Communications, Michigan Shores Club, Salvage One, and Venue SIX10. Their diverse musical style seamlessly blends traditional Jazz, Brazilian, Classical, and Popular Contemporary.

Tue 23 Feb

Midwest Young Artists

Midwest Young Artists

Tuesday, February 23
10 – 11 a.m.

The history of Midwest Young Artists (MYA) is a story of a compelling mission, dedication, and hard work. The organization was established in 1993 by parents who wanted Dr. Allan Dennis to create an orchestra for their children. Fifty five students showed up for the first rehearsal and were divided into a Junior and Senior Orchestra. A number of the older, more advanced students played in the Senior Orchestras and mentored in the Junior Orchestra, thereby establishing a tradition of cultivating leadership that continues as a core MYA principle today.

Initially renting space at the Lake Forest Country Day School, MYA is now housed in the beautifully transformed Old Stockade Building at Fort Sheridan and has grown into one of the premier music ensemble programs in the nation. MYA graduates are accepted into the most selective conservatories, universities, and colleges in the country.

MYA reaches more than 1,000 students from more than 74 cities in the metropolitan Chicago area, with students ranging from grades 2 to 12. Featuring nine youth orchestras, more than 60 chamber music ensembles, four choral ensembles, four jazz big bands, numerous jazz combos, music history, theory, and composition classes, MYA strives to provide the highest quality music experience for young musicians nationwide. In 2011, early childhood development classes were added to introduce toddlers and their families to the joys of music and movement. The focus on family is another of MYA's core principles.

However, at MYA it's more than just the music. MYA makes a difference in the lives of its students, their families, and their communities by encouraging camaraderie, respect, and hard work as well as dedication to the pursuit of excellence. MYA is a place where students are able to grow, using music, in a socially supportive, educationally nurturing, socially responsible, and organizationally secure environment.

Thu 25 Feb

Black Oak Ensemble

Black Oak Ensemble

Thursday, February 25
10 – 11 a.m.

Join Black Oak Ensemble on an exciting and eclectic musical journey from the baroque period to the present with Black Oak’s arrangements of ethnic tunes and beloved melodies of the past.

"This unique 'string' ensemble delivers—with great musicianship and sophistication—music that is lyrically and rhythmically passionate, blending and contrasting traditional and classical music from a variety of cultures and times, thus blurring lines between music genres and eras, while delivering a unique and captivating sound that thrills the audience." —Luciano Pedota, Ravinia Festival Reach*Teach*Play Education Programs

Tue 1 Mar

Azurite Ensemble

Azurite Ensemble

Tuesday, March 1
10 – 11 a.m.

The Azurite Ensemble is an all-woman collaboration dedicated to performing unique classical works. In addition to performing, Elise Dalleska, violinist, and Martine Benmann, cellist, are passionate educators. Dalleska maintains a private teaching studio and is a faculty member at DePaul University's community division. Benmann teaches at the Sherwood Community Music School at Columbia College and Hyde Park Suzuki Institute.

Thu 3 Mar

Healing Earth Native American Flute Circle

Healing Earth Flute Circle

Thursday, March 3
10 – 11 a.m.

The Healing Earth Native American flute circle has been in existence since 1996, and currently has a roster of more than 50 instrumentalists. It is a teaching flute circle, which means that all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to learn and grow with the instrument.

Tue 8 Mar

Sapphire Winds Quintet

Sapphire Winds Quintet

Tuesday, March 8
10 – 11 a.m.

Sapphire Woodwind Quintet has been entertaining audiences throughout the area with a wide variety of programs since 2004.The group members, Kim Fleuchaus (flute), Jennifer Stucki (oboe), Anna Najoom (clarinet), Ann Dufek (bassoon) and Lisa Taylor (horn), are graduates of the finest music conservatories, including Northwestern, Peabody, and New England Conservatory, and are active freelance musicians. They have played with prestigious symphony orchestras around the country, including Chicago, Baltimore, Annapolis, Milwaukee, Charlotte, Elgin, and Ars Viva.The members of Sapphire are dedicated music educators, maintaining private studios as well as performing outreach programs in schools, planting the seeds for another generation of live music enthusiasts in classrooms all over Chicago. Sapphire Woodwind Quintet is known for its original programming that includes Klezmer music; folk songs from Africa to the Americas and the Arab world; arrangements of jazz standards and pieces showcasing ethnic instruments; and collaborations with contemporary composers to bring new works to the public.

Thu 10 Mar

Midwest Young Artists

Midwest Young Artists

Thursday, March 10
10 – 11 a.m.

The history of Midwest Young Artists (MYA) is a story of a compelling mission, dedication, and hard work. The organization was established in 1993 by parents who wanted Dr. Allan Dennis to create an orchestra for their children. Fifty five students showed up for the first rehearsal and were divided into a Junior and Senior Orchestra. A number of the older, more advanced students played in the Senior Orchestras and mentored in the Junior Orchestra, thereby establishing a tradition of cultivating leadership that continues as a core MYA principle today.

Initially renting space at the Lake Forest Country Day School, MYA is now housed in the beautifully transformed Old Stockade Building at Fort Sheridan and has grown into one of the premier music ensemble programs in the nation. MYA graduates are accepted into the most selective conservatories, universities, and colleges in the country.

MYA reaches more than 1,000 students from more than 74 cities in the metropolitan Chicago area, with students ranging from grades 2 to 12. Featuring nine youth orchestras, more than 60 chamber music ensembles, four choral ensembles, four jazz big bands, numerous jazz combos, music history, theory, and composition classes, MYA strives to provide the highest quality music experience for young musicians nationwide. In 2011, early childhood development classes were added to introduce toddlers and their families to the joys of music and movement. The focus on family is another of MYA's core principles.

However, at MYA it's more than just the music. MYA makes a difference in the lives of its students, their families, and their communities by encouraging camaraderie, respect, and hard work as well as dedication to the pursuit of excellence. MYA is a place where students are able to grow, using music, in a socially supportive, educationally nurturing, socially responsible, and organizationally secure environment.

Mon 6 Jun

Carillonneur Wylie Crawford

PHOTO: Carillon Concert

Wylie Crawford
Monday, June 6, 7 p.m.
Preconcert carillon tours and demonstrations 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes)

PHOTO: Wylie Crawford

Wylie Crawford has been the resident carillonneur at the Chicago Botanic Garden since 1986. He is the senior university carillonneur at the University of Chicago, and was the first city carillonneur for the Millennium Carillon in Naperville, Illinois. He is also the president of the World Carillon Federation (www.carillon.org), a federation of international associations that organizes conferences in countries with a carillon culture.

Wed 8 Jun

Poochamungas

Poochamungas

Wednesday, June 8
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

We are the greatest firefighter lead rock n' roll kindie band in America...if not the world! With classic rock roots, Poochamungas is unique and familiar at the same time. If you’re looking for original, fun, family friendly and interactive music that rocks, then come on out to a show!

Mon 13 Jun

Carillonneur Tim Sleep

PHOTO: Carillon Concert

Tim Sleep
Monday, June 13, 7 p.m.
Preconcert carillon tours and demonstrations 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes)

PHOTO: Tim Sleep

Tim Sleep is the Naperville city carillonneur and an instructor for the North American Carillon School.  Sleep is serving his third term as president of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America. He began his carillon studies with Wylie Crawford in Naperville and continued with John Gouwens at the Culver Academies in Culver, Indiana.

 

Wed 15 Jun

Little Miss Ann Band

Little Miss Ann Band

Wednesday, June 15
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Families can experience the upbeat, down-to-earth, interactive music of the Little Miss Ann Band. They will perform a mix of folk-rock music, both traditional and original, filled with rich vocals, simple instrumentation, and positive messages for kids. Little Miss Ann, a long time instructor at the Old Town School of Folk Music, will be singing songs from her four kids CDs, including her latest “Follow Me,” which was featured on WXRT Local Anesthetic.

Mon 20 Jun

Carillonneur Jim Fackenthal

Carillon

Jim Fackenthal
Monday, June 20, 7 p.m.
Preconcert carillon tours and demonstrations 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes)

Jim Fackenthal

Jim Fackenthal has worked for many years at the University of Chicago as a cancer researcher and has served as associate university carillonneur. Fackenthal began carillon studies with David Caldwell at the University of Rochester in 1984, and two years later became a Carillonneur Member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA). Since then he has played numerous carillon recitals throughout North America. He is currently an active member of the piano program and the Early Music Ensemble at the University of Chicago, where he plays various string and wind instruments. He holds a bachelor's degree in biology/geology from the University of Rochester and a Ph.D. in molecular biology from Indiana University.  Fackenthal is a former member of the GCNA Board of Directors, has served as a juror on the GCNA Examination Committee and is the former co-editor of the GCNA publication Carillon News.

Wed 22 Jun

Super Stolie and the Rockstars

Super Stolie and the Rockstars

Wednesday, June 22
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Super Stolie and the Rockstars have been rockin’ the party since 2007. Performing all original music for kids from three albums, these songs will instantly get stuck in your head, make you laugh out loud, and get you jumpin’ and dancin’ to the beats! You’ll hear a span of genres of music, see lots of instruments, and maybe even learn a thing or two! This is a captivating show that will engage kids of all ages and provide interactive fun and smiles for the whole family.

Mon 27 Jun

Carillonneur Rachel Perfecto

PHOTO: Carillon Concert

Rachel Perfecto
Monday, June 27, 7 p.m.
Preconcert carillon tours and demonstrations 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes)

PHOTO: Rachel Perfecto

Rachel Perfecto studied carillon with Ellen Dickinson and was a member of the Yale University Guild of Carillonneurs. She graduated from Yale University with a B.S., double majoring in astrophysics and music. She is attending the Royal Carillon School ‘Jef Denyn’ in Mechelen, Belgium, this year. While at Yale, Rachel was the assistant conductor of the Yale Symphony Orchestra. She also enjoys playing the steel pans.

Wed 29 Jun

The Exceptionals* (a concert to accommodate children with sensory differences) All children welcome

The Exceptionals

Wednesday, June 29
Wednesday, August 10
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presents Grow, Worm, Grow! A Sensory Celebration Concert for All

Experiencing live music lights up the entire brain and opens communication in ways that words alone cannot. In this interactive concert, Old Town School of Folk Music faculty creates a multisensory experience carefully designed to calm, delight, and support children with sensitivities and special needs. Centered around the theme of growth and performed by teaching artists experienced and trained in the field of special education, the concert creates a safe, celebratory space for children with diverse abilities and the people who love them. Children are encouraged to engage how they wish, in their own way, when they are ready. Come celebrate your child’s sense of self and growth, and have some musical fun with other children and families!

Mon 4 Jul

Carillonneur Carol Jickling Lens

PHOTO: Carillon Concert

Carol Jickling Lens
Monday, July 4, 7 p.m.
Preconcert carillon tours and demonstrations 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes)

PHOTO: Carol Jickling Lens

Carol Jickling Lens began her carillon studies with Beverly Buchanan at Christ Church Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in the eighth grade. She continued with the carillon at the University of Michigan, with R. Hudson Ladd. She studied at the Netherlands Carillon School in Amersfoort, The Netherlands, with Leen ‘t Hart, where she earned both the Practical and End Diplomas. She has been a carillonneur member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA) since 1971. She was a judge and then chair of the Exam Committee, on the Board for one term and served as Chair of the Nomination Committee. She is also an instructor at the newly-established North American Carillon School. Lens has played throughout the United States, and has held the position of carillonneur at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church and at the Bell Tower Center, both in Houston. She was appointed university carillonneur at the University of Denver in 2010.

Wed 6 Jul

Miss Jamie & the Farmhands

Miss Jamie & the Farmhands

Wednesday, July 6
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Miss Jamie and the Farmhands is a five-piece country/folk band, headed up by popular children’s entertainer Jamie “Miss Jamie” Martin. Little ones learn values from life down on the farm from funny puppet characters, and the catchy tunes will get everyone stomping their boots and hollering for more!

Mon 11 Jul

Carillonneur Wesley Arai

PHOTO: Carillon Concert

Wesley Arai
Monday, July 11, 7 p.m.
Preconcert carillon tours and demonstrations 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes)

Wesley Arai

Wesley Arai studied carillon with Jeff Davis at the University of California, Berkeley, where he received B.A. degrees in mathematics and statistics with a minor in music. Originally from Los Angeles, Wesley returned to his hometown to pursue graduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, earning an M.A. in mathematics. During his time as a graduate student, he played the carillon at the University of California, Santa Barbara regularly.

Wesley passed the advancement examination of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America in 2008. He has toured extensively as a guest recitalist throughout North America and is an annual recitalist at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Spokane, Washington.

In addition to the carillon, Wesley has studied piano, trombone, and voice, and has performed in a number of different concert bands, marching bands, jazz bands, orchestras, and choral groups. He enjoys arranging music and occasionally performs some of his own arrangements on the carillon. Wesley currently works as an actuary for an insurance company in Los Angeles and serves as associate carillonist at the University of California, Berkeley.

Wed 13 Jul

Mary Macaroni

Mary Macaroni

Wednesday, July 13
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Mary Macaroni is one of Chicago's top children's entertainers. She performs at hundreds of corporate events and private parties each year and is thrilled to be appearing at the Chicago Botanic Garden this year. Mary Macaroni will be joined by her fun loving band, the Impastas, and together they will entertain, enthrall, and captivate your kids with their feel-good, rockin’ kids’ tunes, magic tricks, and interactive play. All will have the time of their lives!

Mon 18 Jul

Carillonneur Hylke Banning

PHOTO: Carillon Concert

Hylke Banning
Monday, July 18, 7 p.m.
Preconcert carillon tours and demonstrations 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes)

Hylke Banning

Hylke Banning studied electrical engineering at the University of Twente and graduated in 1992. His musical engagement started at the age of six when he took organ lessons with Dirk S. Donker. During his studies at the university, he discovered the bells of the campus carillon. He studied carillon for nine years with Karel Borghuis, the carillonneur of Oldenzaal. In 1992 he succeeded his teacher as city carillonneur. He also studied for several years carillon at the Nether­lands Carillon School in Amersfoort with Arie Abbenes, city carillonneur of Utrecht, Eindhoven, and Asten. Hylke Banning won several first prizes during carillon contests. From 1994 until 2000 he was secretary of the board of the Dutch Carillon Society (NKV) and also for almost ten years a member of the editorial committee of Klok en Klepel, the magazine of the NKV.

Wed 20 Jul

Karen K & the Jitterbugs

Karen K & the Jitterbugs

Wednesday, July 20
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Bug Out! with Karen K and her imaginary friends, the Jitterbugs: Bumble (the bee who doesn’t like to sting); Stinky (loves playing outside, refuses baths), Hop (working on his self control); and Slug Bug (needs a lot of naps). This crowd-engaging, theatrical show is packed with humor, fun, and stories told through Karen’s upbeat, award-winning and totally catchy songs. National recognition includes a Parents Choice Award; Best Kids’ Video of 2014 for their smash hit video “(I Woke Up in a) Fire Truck”; appearances on CBS New York and PBS; and radio play on stations across the country. Jitterbugs’ Music Classes for kids 5 and under were recently named Best of the Best in Greater Boston by Boston Parents Paper.

Mon 25 Jul

Carillonneur Kymberly Stone (Christmas in July concert)

PHOTO: Carillon Concert

Kymberly Stone
Monday, July 25, 7 p.m.
Preconcert carillon tours and demonstrations 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes)

Kymberly Stone

Kymberly Stone studied carillon with Don Cook at Brigham Young University. She received a B.M. in organ performance in 2013 and is currently working on a master of music degree in organ performance at Brigham Young University. As part of her graduate assistantship, Stone teaches private organ and carillon lessons, basic organ skills, sight singing, and dictation. She is organist at the Orem Community Church as well as her local LDS congregation.

 

Wed 27 Jul Radio RockRadio Rock

Wednesday, July 27
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The Radio Rock “Active like a rock star!” tour 2016

At each Radio Rock live performance, every child is encouraged to be a part of the show and “Rock Out” is a highly interactive fun musical show and performance. The show features live performers with the whole audience in a fast-paced imaginary rock concert. Radio Rock was developed for kids of all ages. Radio Rock features popular radio chartbusters presented in a high-energy, interactive show. Kids are encouraged to sing, dance, and participate while the show stresses positive themed messages. Kids have fun while learning that staying active, eating healthy and making good choices are all a part of living like a true rock star. They learn new songs, try new dances, and are invited to reach up and become a part of the show. Radio Rock has been recognized as leaders in quality children’s entertainment and have been awarded the “Gold Seal” by the Excellence in Family Media Association, were announced a winner in the 2009 John Lennon International Songwriting Competition, and are working as collaborators with other quality producers of children’s media.

Mon 1 Aug

Carillonneur Ellen Dickinson

PHOTO: Carillon Concert

Ellen Dickinson
Monday, August 1, 7 p.m.
Preconcert carillon tours and demonstrations 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes)

Ellen Dickinson

Ellen  Dickinson holds a M.M. in organ from the Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music, and a B.A. in music from Yale College. She is artistic director of Music on the Hill, an independent music organization with four performing ensembles and music education opportunities. For eleven years,  Dickinson  was director of music at Norfield Congregational Church in Weston, Connecticut. In 2006, she co-founded the Jubilate Ringers, a community handbell ensemble. 

She serves as college carillonneur at Trinity College, and is teacher and adviser to the Yale Guild of Carillonneurs and bell consultant to the university. She has attended the Summer Academy at the Netherlands Carillon School in Amersfoort, Netherlands, where she studied with Todd Fair. She has served the GCNA in many capacities. As part of the North American Carillon School team,  Dickinson is an instructor for the New England region. She has performed carillon recitals throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Wed 3 Aug

Duke Otherwise

Duke Otherwise

Wednesday, August 3
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Duke Otherwise is a playful wordsmith. A spirited performer. A skilled guitarist and captivating tap-dancer. Using his distinct baritone, he sings his hilarious and imaginative songs you and your children will delight in together. From Madison, Wisconsin, Duke Otherwise has been entertaining and educating children throughout the United States and several other countries. Borrowing from a vast array of musical styles such as folk, jazz, klezmer, and Latin, Otherwise keeps his audiences on their toes with many opportunities to dance, laugh, offer suggestions, and participate in the merry performance.

Mon 8 Aug

Carillonneur Joey Brink

PHOTO: Carillon Concert

Joey Brink
Monday, August 8, 7 p.m.
Preconcert carillon tours and demonstrations 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes)

Joey Brink

Joey Brink is the sixth university carillonneur at the University of Chicago, where he performs twice daily and teaches carillon performance to members of the University of Chicago Guild of Carillonneurs.

Joey began his carillon studies at Yale University in 2007 with Ellen Dickinson, and became a carillonneur member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America in 2011. He continued his carillon studies on a Belgian-American Educational Foundation fellowship with Eddy Marien, Koen Cosaert, and Geert D'hollander at the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen, Belgium, where he graduated with greatest distinction in 2012, and subsequently studied further with Geert D'hollander at Bok Tower Gardens in 2015. Joey received first prize and audience prize at the 7th International Queen Fabiola Carillon Competition in Mechelen in June 2014.

Joey serves on the board of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, and co-chairs its Johan Franco Committee to promote new music for carillon. He received the 2015 Barnes Scholarship to conduct research on affordable practice carillon design. Joey is married to carillonneur Vera Brink, and together they enjoy hiking, camping, skiing, playing board games, and traveling to the many carillons around the world.

Wed 10 Aug

The Exceptionals* (a concert to accommodate children with sensory differences) All children welcome

The Exceptionals

Wednesday, June 29
Wednesday, August 10
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presents Grow, Worm, Grow! A Sensory Celebration Concert for All

Experiencing live music lights up the entire brain and opens communication in ways that words alone cannot. In this interactive concert, Old Town School of Folk Music faculty creates a multisensory experience carefully designed to calm, delight, and support children with sensitivities and special needs. Centered around the theme of growth and performed by teaching artists experienced and trained in the field of special education, the concert creates a safe, celebratory space for children with diverse abilities and the people who love them. Children are encouraged to engage how they wish, in their own way, when they are ready. Come celebrate your child’s sense of self and growth, and have some musical fun with other children and families!

Mon 15 Aug

Carillonneur Sally Harwood

PHOTO: Carillon Concert

Sally Harwood
Monday, August 15, 7 p.m.
Preconcert carillon tours and demonstrations 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes)

Sally Harwood

Sally Harwood began her carillon studies in 1996 with Margo Halsted at the newly-renovated Beaumont Tower Carillon at Michigan State University, and she studied with Ray McLellan after his 1997 appointment as Michigan State University carillonneur.  Harwood has been a carillonneur member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America since 2000.  She attended the Royal Carillon School ‘Jef Denyn’ in Mechelen, Belgium, studying with Eddy Marien and Erik Vandevoort, and was awarded the end carillonneur diploma “with distinction.”

Harwood occasionally performed formal recitals while still pursuing her legal career, but now, as a retiree, she plays the carillon more than ever and her performance work has expanded. Her other musical activity is playing the recorder with fellow early music enthusiasts.

Wed 17 Aug

Leonardo and the Makin’ Waves Band

Leonardo and the Makin’ Waves Band

Wednesday, August 17
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Leonardo is a Chicago-based, Parents' Choice Award winning family musician, performing songs that entertain, educate, and empower audiences of all ages and abilities. His concerts are a high-energy, interactive celebration of possibilities with plenty of sing-a-longs and dance moves the whole family can enjoy together.

Get ready to rock out to original and traditional favorite songs with Leonardo and the band. “...Remarkable understanding of a child's world.’’—School Library Journal

Mon 22 Aug

Carillonneur Hunter Chase

PHOTO: Carillon Concert

Hunter Chase
Monday, August 22, 7 p.m.
Preconcert carillon tours and demonstrations 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes)

Hunter Chase

Hunter Chase studied the carillon as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, first under Oliver McDonald and later with Jim Fackenthal. For three years, he served as president of the Guild of Student Carillonneurs at the University of Chicago, a student organization dedicated to instruction and promotion of the carillon. He continues to play regularly at the University of Chicago. He holds a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Chicago and is currently a graduate student at the University of Illinois-Chicago studying mathematical logic.

Wed 24 Aug

ScribbleMonster

ScribbleMonster

Wednesday, August 24
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

ScribbleMonster believes “all kids are creative equal” and that children learn by having fun and by expressing themselves through the arts. ScribbleMonster’s award-winning approach to music and other activities centers on what children can do, rather than focusing on what they can’t. By presenting in a non-restrictive format, ScribbleMonster’s creative musical playtime validates each child’s efforts and builds upon their success in developmentally appropriate ways.

 

Mon 29 Aug

Carillonneur Kimberly Schafer

PHOTO: Carillon Concert

Kimberly Schafer
Monday, August 29, 7 p.m.
Preconcert carillon tours and demonstrations 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes)

Kimberly Schafer

Kimberly Schafer’s interest in the carillon led her to pursue a carillon education on two continents and then to perform carillon concerts in the United States, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France. She has performed in residence at The University of Michigan, The University of Texas, Princeton University, and the University of Chicago. Since 2015 she has performed regularly for Sunday services at St. Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church in Chicago. Schafer takes a keen interest in teaching the carillon: she spearheaded a carillon instruction program at The University of Texas and also taught carillon at Princeton University and at the University of Chicago. Past campanological projects include translating a carillon thesis and writing a musicological dissertation on the role of the carillon in American universities. In 2015 she initiated a new organization in Chicago to advocate for and promote tower bells. Schafer also writes the blog Bell Advocate to further these efforts.

Wed 31 Aug

Wendy & DB and the Band

Wendy & DB and the band

Wednesday, August 31
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Wendy & DB encourage the curiosity and imagination that already flourishes in children.  A little R&B/Country/Folk & Pop with positive lyrics, a good melody and interesting rhythms are key ingredients to their songs. Props & puppets are key to our shows!  We want the whole family to have fun with our music and our band - 2015 Parents’ Choice & NAPPA Award winners.  We believe in giving back and support both http://www.vh1savethemusic.org and abetterlifeforkids.org with our CD sales.

Mon 5 Sep

Carillonneur Sue Bergren

PHOTO: Carillon Concert

Sue Bergren
Monday, September 5, 7 p.m.
Preconcert carillon tours and demonstrations 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes)

Sue Bergren

Sue Bergren is on staff at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Naperville as the principal organist. She has a master’s degree in organ performance from Northern Illinois University and has served as music director and organist for several churches in the Naperville area. She is active as a carillon recitalist and plays regularly on the Naperville Millennium Carillon. She serves on the board of directors for the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America and runs a small publishing company for carillon music.

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