greatest melodies along with film and TV music by Elmer Bernstein, Danny Elfman, Jerry Goldsmith, Stephen Sondheim, Hans Zimmer, and Downers Grove’s Tom Maslan. Founded in 1947 and based in Hinsdale, the West Suburban Symphony is conducted by Music Director Peter Lipari.
No tickets are needed for these 75-minute “Ravinia style” concerts. Each will be performed outside the First Division Museum with no intermission. Seating is on the lawn, so blankets or chairs are recommended. Picnics are welcome, and food and drink concessions will be available. Parking is $10 per vehicle.
Cantigny Park is open daily from 7 am to sunset. Visitor information and a calendar of events are 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 McCormick House, the First Division Museum, formal gardens, picnic grounds, walking trails and a Visitors Center with banquet and dining facilities. This summer, the park is hosting “Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World,” a must-see outdoor art exhibit inspired by Mexican folklore.