Chicago Botanic Gardens Carillon
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member Lindave
N 42° 08.691 W 087° 47.315
16T E 434839 N 4666159
Quick Description: Vist the gardens in Glencoe, IL and enjoy a picnic with a carillon concert.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 9/22/2009 1:11:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM79AF
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 6

Long Description:
Enjoy an enchanting 45-minute 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.

Visitors can purchase snacks and a bottle of wine from the Garden Café, or grilled selections from the Garden Grille including burgers, hot dogs and barbeque. You may also bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on the lawn by McGinley Pavilion.

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. Although it's common in the low countries of Europe — the Netherlands and Belgium, particularly — the carillon is a relatively rare sight stateside. The heaviest of all musical instruments, it's a collection of dozens of cast-bronze bells, played by a carillionneur via a keyboard and foot pedals.
Cost of entry: 20.00 (listed in local currency)

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Hours of Operation: Sat, Sun: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

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