2018 Summer Concert Series

Quick Concert Information:

  • August 18 and September 15, 2018
  • Doors open at 6:30 pm, Concert begins at 8:00 pm
  • Individual Concert Tickets are also available for $45 each, please look for the "Add To Cart" button under each concert.
  • Tickets will be available on the Sanfilippo Foundation Website through our own, secure, PayPal credit card account. A PayPal account is NOT necessary to purchase tickets.
  • Your tickets will be emailed to you along with a map to the Sanfilippo Estate and details.

The 2018 Sanfilippo Summer Concert Series is brought to you by The Sanfilippo Foundation and our gracious sponsor:

Chessie's 111-Grille Restaurant in downtown Barrington will again offer 15% off of dinner before or after the concerts with your ticket stub (alcohol, tax and tip not included in discount). Reservations are required for discount. Call Chessies at 847-382-5020.


Our 2018 Musical Guest Artists:

Peter Oprisko

June 16 - Silver Screen Gold, with Singer Peter Oprisko, and a Quartet of Musicians.

The glamorous, untold backstory of Hollywood's most beloved Academy Award-winning songs as revealed by the singer who interviewed their legendary composers including Henry Mancini, Sammy Cahn, and Johnny Mandel.

This musical/narrative presentation will delight your sense of history and enthrall you with Peter's deep interpretations of classic, award-winning best-loved songs. "Oprisko is the Rolls Royce of singers today! He's got it! He's a great talent!" - Ramsey Lewis Grammy-winning Jazz Pianist.

Doors open at 6:30 pm for touring, Concert at 8 pm. We will open the Carousel Pavilion after each of our Summer Concerts for 45 minutes.

Tickets are $45 each.

Tickets are no longer available for this concert




July 21 - Puttin' on the Ritz: A Celebration of Fred Astaire, with Pianist Frederick Hodges

Frederick Hodges

This toe-tapping musical tribute to Fred Astaire features the beloved, classic songs that Astaire introduced in his famous hit Broadway and Hollywood musicals.

Written by America's best composers such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Iriving Berlin, and Jerome Kern, the show will include Astiare favorites such as Cheek to Cheek, Night and Day, Top Hat, fascinating Rhythm, Let's Call the Whole Thing Off, and A Fine Romance, all performed in Frederick Hodges' tuneful, vibrant, and virtuosic piano style. Join us for one of the best concert pianist in the World.

Doors open at 6:30 pm for touring, Concert at 8 pm. We will open the Carousel Pavilion after each of our Summer Concerts for 45 minutes.

Tickets are $45 each.

Tickets are no longer available for this concert





Jelani Eddington

August 18 - A Tribute to the Music of Leroy Anderson, with Organist Jelani Eddington on the Mighty Wurlitzer.

From Blue Tango, to music from Gone with the Wind, American composer Leroy Anderson is an icon of light orchestral songs, many introduced by the Boston Pops under the direction of Arthur Fiedler. In the hands (and feet) of Master Organist Jelani Eddington, it will be an evening of recognizable masterpieces, showing off the capabilities of orchestral sounds on the Mighty Sanfilippo Wurlitzer.

Doors open at 6:30 pm for touring, Concert at 8 pm. We will open the Carousel Pavilion after each of our Summer Concerts for 45 minutes.

Tickets are $45 each.

Tickets are no longer available for this concert





September 15 - The Bourne Family

The Bourne Family

This Southside Chicago family of nine (mom and her eight children) wowed our audiences at last year's Christmas Concerts as our special guests. We've brought them back for a full concert of acapella excellence (with occasional accompaniment).

Their style is so unique, we find it difficult to capture, other than to say it combines gospel, folk, inspirational, and more, with creative harmonies, solos, and spectacular range. Their story is compelling; their style creative; and you'll fall in love with their music as our previous audiences did. This will be the Bourne' family's CD release concert, and we couldn't be prouder to host them. Come hear the joy of pure family love and harmonic voices.

Doors open at 6:30 pm for touring, Concert at 8 pm. We will open the Carousel Pavilion after each of our Summer Concerts for 45 minutes.

Tickets are $45 each.



About the Sanfilippo Foundation - 2018 Summer Concert Series

Individual Concert Tickets: $45 each. On Sale April 3 - September 14 (if not Sold Out).

Tickets must be purchased online on this Sanfilippo Foundation Website. Use our secure Paypal account. Those not willing to use an online credit card, please email the Foundation Director with details of which ticket(s) you'd like to purchase along with your phone number: director@sanfilippofoundation.org

Your tickets will be mailed to you along with a map to the Sanfilippo Estate and details.

Only 300 tickets will be sold for each concert to assure intimacy. Purchasing a Subscription Series ticket assures a seat at all four concerts. There is no guarantee Individual Tickets will be available if Subscription Tickets sell out. Tickets are transferable to family and friends.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and you may tour the Sanfilippo Collection in the residence at your leisure. Concerts begin promptly at 8:00 pm and run for 70 - 90 minutes. During the pre-concert open house, you may serendipitously hear some of the performers playing along with our automatic music machines. No food is available for this event, and we suggest you visit one of Barrington's fine restaurants before or after the show. Parking is free.

***The Carousel Pavilion will be open for all Summer Concerts Concert for 45 minutes after the end of each concert. If you haven't been to the Sanfilippo Estate, we recommend you arrive at 6:30 pm to enjoy the Collections prior to the concerts.

Guest musical artists typically offer their CDs for sale after the concert. Videotaping, audio recording and photography of any concert by audience members are strictly prohibited. The Sanfilippo Foundation respects the right of all artists to protect their intellectual property.

Proceeds benefit the Sanfilippo Foundation and help us continue to offer the Estate and Collections to Charities for fund raising purposes.


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