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Music Schedule

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.

Tue 30 Aug

Chicago Bassoon Quartet

Chicago Bassoon Quartet

Tuesday, August 30
10 - 11 a.m.

The Chicago Bassoon Quartet was originally founded in the 1980s by Sue Nigro. The ensemble is comprised of bassoonists Beth Heller, Lynette Pralle, Dianne Ryan, and Sue Nigro—who also plays contrabassoon. Their music library contains more than 100 selections, enabling them to program concerts in a variety of forms, styles, and arrangements.

Tue 30 Aug

Kimberly Gordon Big Band

Kimberly Gordon Big Band

Tuesday, August 30
6 – 8 p.m.

Premier Big Band vocalist Kimberly Gordon, with the Kimberly Gordon Big Band, will take you back in time and leave you wanting more. Covering classic Duke Ellington and Count Basie hits, the Big Band will get you ready to dance the night away!

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.

Thu 1 Sep

Silver Stars

Silver Stars

Thursday, September 1
6 – 8 p.m.

The combined talents of Americana music icons Barb Silverman, Rick Veras, Steve Rosen, and Mitch Straeffer bridge our country’s vast musical history with fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, and washboard. These musicians collectively have performed around the world from Finland to Australia, in prominent festivals and radio shows, and in the highest profile venues in metropolitan Chicago. Playing patriotic songs and more, the Silver Stars capture the character of the earliest American fiddle tunes through the hits of Stephen Foster and Irving Berlin and on into the last century of indigenous music. Dances will include contra lines of George Washington’s day, the high-stepping strut of the 1850s Cake Walk, and the squares and circles that survived hundreds of years of our history.

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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