The Naperville Millennium Carillon’s summer recital series will finish the season with three Tuesday evening recitals, August 7 , 14 and 21. Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon Carillon recitals will continue throughout the year.
Naperville Park District’s Élan Dance Company will perform from 7-8PM throughout the Sat. Aug. 11 recital featuring City Carillonneur Tim Sleep. The dancers will return to perform from 6:45-7PM immediately prior to the Tues. Aug. 14 recital with Assistant City Carillonneur Sue Bergren.
Carillon recitals are free and open to the public, with plenty of space available for lawn chairs and blankets at the base of Rotary Hill in Naperville, located at 455 Aurora Ave.
“We are pleased to be celebrating our fifth summer of partnering with the Millennium Carillon Recital Series,” said Élan Dance Company Director Melissa Sallée. “Additionally, for the first time Élan Dance Company will be part of the SCARE-illon concert on October 27 featuring eerie and fantastical new choreography.”
For more information about the Millennium Carillon, visit www.naperville-carillon.org.
To learn more about Élan Dance Company and other Naperville Park District programs and facilities, visit www.napervilleparks.org.
FYI: The Millennium Carillon, with 72 bronze bells that range in weight from ten pounds to six tons, is a musical instrument inside Moser Tower. Naperv ille’s instrument is ranked among the four largest carillons in the world. Musical selections are played automatically on the bells at noon, 4PM and 7PM daily. The summer recital series has attracted artists from around the world to perform. Special recitals are also scheduled at various times, including New Year’s Eve to ring in the New Year at Rotary Hill along the Riverwalk.