NewsSummer Symphony Concerts at the Park!
Two evening symphony concerts, performed under the stars, are scheduled for Cantigny Park this summer. And this year, for the first time, admission to them is free with paid parking!• DuPage Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, June 22, 7:30 pm
Celebrate the Summer Solstice as the DSO performs lively and colorful music from the Land of the Midnight Sun, including works by Grieg, Nielsen, Sibelius and Alfven. Founded in 1954 and based in Naperville, the DuPage Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Music Director Barbara Schubert.• West Suburban Symphony
Saturday, August 3, 7:30 pm The symphony presents “DANCE!,” a musical tour from Kodaly's gypsy-inspired Dances of Galanta and toe-tappers from Broadway musicals to Strauss waltzes, Latin American dances and jazz standards. Founded in 1947 and based in Hinsdale, the West Suburban Symphony is conducted by Music Director Peter Lipari.
No tickets are needed for these “Ravinia style” concerts, performed outside the First Division Museum. Picnics are welcome, and blankets or chairs are recommended as seating is on the lawn. Food and drink concessions will be available. Parking is $10 per vehicle.
More information is available online at Cantigny.org
###About Cantigny Park
Cantigny Park, part of the Chicago-based Robert R. McCormick Foundations, is the 500-acre Wheaton estate of Robert R. McCormick (1880-1955). It is home to the McCormick House, the newly renovated First Division Museum, formal gardens, picnic grounds, walking trails and a Visitors Center with banquet and dining facilities. More information, including hours, directions and upcoming events is online at Cantigny.org
. Cantigny Golf, adjacent to the park, features a 27-hole championship golf course, full-service clubhouse, Cantigny Golf Academy and the 9-hole Cantigny Youth Links. For more information, visit CantignyGolf.com