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Carillon Concerts

Monday September 03, 2018

Times: 7 - 8 p.m.

Carillon Concerts

Enjoy an enchanting one-hour musical performance of carillon bells on a warm summer evening and watch lights illuminate Evening Island.

Through a regularly scheduled series of concerts each summer, carillonneurs from around the world delight Garden visitors with the captivating music of the 48-bell Theodore C. Butz Memorial Carillon. Meet the performers and enjoy a free carillon tour and demonstration before the concert—you can even try your hand at ringing the bells.

Since 1986, the carillon has remained both a noted landmark and a source of remarkable music at the Garden. Crafted in Holland, the tower's bronze bells and playing device with a range of four octaves constitutes one of the few hand-played carillons in the nation.

Pre-concert carillon tours and demonstrations are from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes), and concerts are from 7 to 8 p.m.

Jim Fackenthal has worked for many years at the University of Chicago as a cancer researcher and 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.

Location

Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022

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Admission: Admission Fee

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For more information,
call 847.835.5440

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