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Naperville Millennium Carillon Summer Recital Series to Begin June 6


Above / Naperville Millennium Carillon Summer Recitals will be performed at 7PM Tuesdays, June 6 through August 15.

Naperville City Carilloneur Tim Sleep is pictured performing on the pitched 72-bell carillon, a percussion instrument housed in Moser Tower and played with a keyboard. (PN File Photo)

Naperville’s Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower will host a nine-week 2023 Summer Recital Series at 7PM on Tuesdays from June 6 through August 15. One concert is planned Saturday, June 24.

The 72-bell carillon has been closed since spring 2021 for the rehabilitation work on Moser Tower by the City of Naperville.

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The Summer Recital Series features carillonneurs from around the world as well as local performers and those from other states.

These free performances may be heard along the Riverwalk and audiences are welcome to bring folding chairs or blankets to listen to the concerts on Rotary Hill, at the base of the Moser Tower, located at 443 Aurora Avenue, across from Naperville Central High School.

Save dates for 2023 schedule / Concerts are free of charge

June 6 – Tim Sleep, City Carillonneur – Naperville, IL

June 13 – Ben Wasmuth, Carillonneur – Glencoe, IL

June 20 – Wylie Crawford, Carillonneur – Chicago, IL, Naperville, IL and Venice, FL

Saturday, June 24 – Dina Verheyden, Carillonneur – Belgium

                  Richard De Waardt, Carillonneur – Netherlands

July 11 – Mathieu Daniel Polak, Carillonneur – Amsterdam, Netherlands

July 18 – Povl Chr. Balslev, City Carillonneur – Svendborg, Denmark

July 25 – Katarzyna Takao-Piastowska, Carillonneur – Germany

August 1- Jon Lehrer, Carillonneur – East Lansing, MI

August 8 – Laura Ellis, Carillonneur – University of Florida

August 15 – Alex Johnson, Carillonneur – University of Chicago

Moser Tower tours will be scheduled later this summer

The Naperville Park District plans to reopen the Carillon for tours and other concerts later in the summer.

Way up in the observation deck, looking toward downtown Naperville, visitors can see the Riverwalk Cafe, Riverwalk Quarry with paddleboats, Naperville Municipal Center, Ss. Peter and Paul steeple and beyond this Tree City. (PN File Photo)

For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org/location/millenniumcarillon.

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Naperville Park District
Naperville Park Districthttp://www.napervilleparks.org/
Created in 1966, the Naperville Park District is an independent, municipal agency serving the recreation needs of its residents. An Illinois Distinguished Agency since 1994, the District is one of only 1% of park districts across the country to be nationally accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Naperville Park District’s mission is to provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community. The District maintains and operates more than 2,400 acres with 137 parks and provides more than 1,500 recreational, arts and environmental programs and special events annually. Included within the District’s operations are two championship golf courses, a multitude of playgrounds, trails, athletic courts and sports fields, Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, two inline skating and skateboarding facilities, the Millennium Carillon, a paddle boat quarry, historic Centennial Beach, and the beautiful Riverwalk.


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