Upcoming Events at The Sanfilippo Foundation

Events, News and Tour Opportunities

Barrington Community Theater

July 11 - "AND THE AWARD GOES TO" - Barrington Community Theater

Barrington Community Theatre, under the direction of Nancie Tobison and Ellen Werksman, present "AND THE AWARD GOES TO" an evening of musical theater highlighting Tony Awards Winning song selections. Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the Sanfilippo Estate. Doors open at 7:00 pm for touring the Collection of Automatic Music Instruments; with the show beginning at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $35 each (sorry, no tickets will be available at the door - internet sales only). Limited seating, so purchase early.

Upon purchase you will receive two separate emails. One from Paypal, our Credit Card processing service which will serve as your receipt of payment, and another email from the Sanfilippo Foundation which will contain your ticket information and a map to the private Estate. Please be patient, as the second letter may take a day or two to arrive in your email.

If this is your first time visiting the Sanfilippo Estate, we encourage you to arrive closer to 7 pm than 8 pm to enjoy the Collection. Business Casual is the suggested dress. No food or drink will be available, so we encourage you to visit one of Barrington's fine restaurants before or after the show.

Please help support local live musical theater, and purchase your tickets today:

Upendo Village

July 25 - Upendo Village Benefit Concert

The Second Annual Gala Fundraiser includes a house tour, during which docents will explain and demonstrate the many automated musical instruments that include pianos, music boxes, phonographs, orchestrions and much more!

After the touring, enjoy an organ concert in the estate's 250 seat theatre. After the concert, join us for dinner, a raffle and auction in the Carousel Building. Be sure to take a ride on the fully restored 1890 Eden Palias Carousel before you leave.

Visit the Upendo Village Website for ticket information.

Woodstock Mozart Festival

August 1st and 2nd - Woodstock Mozart Festival

Violinists Igor and Vesna Gruppman (also violist) return to the Festival by popular demand for their fourth visit. Once again they will grace the chandeliered concert hall of the Sanfilippo Mansion with a beautiful program of works by Bach, Vivaldi, Holst, Piazzolla and Jerome Kern.

Visit the Woodstock Mozart Festival page for ticket information

Sanfilippo Summer Concert Series: June 20, July 18, August 15, & September 26. Visit our Concert Series page for more information and to purchase tickets.

Jonas Nordwall
The Other Three Tenors
Petra's Recession Band
Pico and Chown


October 31 - Annual Sanfilippo Foundation Silent Film Halloween Gala.

December 4, 5, & 6 - Annual Sanfilippo Christmas Concerts.

Return to this webpage often for an update of our 2015 events open to the public. You can also join our E-Newsletter List (below) and be among the first to receive notice of all our events, and how to obtain tickets.

Visiting the Sanfilippo Estate

The Sanfilippo Estate is a private residence not open to the general public except through pre-arranged charity events and pre-arranged group tours of 40 or more guests, and a limited number of corporate events. Interested groups may contact the Foundation Director by email: director@sanfilippofoundation.org for more information. We do not offer the Estate for weddings, wedding related activities, nor children's parties.

Special Events (concerts, gala fundraisers) can be arranged for Charity Organizations and Corporate Groups. Email the Sanfilippo Foundation Director: director@sanfilippofoundation.org. Please include a contact phone number.

Tour Groups: 3-Hour, Docent-Guided Tours of the Sanfilippo Collection are available for groups of 40 or more. Send an email to: info@sanfilippofoundation.org. Please include the name of your group and a contact phone number.

Individuals looking to visit the Estate are encouraged to find a group (such as your local libraries, park districts, senior centers, etc.) who can put together the required minimum for one of our 3-hour Docent-Guided Tours and then have the organization contact the Foundation Director; or you can visit one of the websites of the charities holding events at the Estate (links provided) and obtain tickets to an event listed; or you can attend a Sanfilippo Foundation event -- all are updated regularly on this website. We also encourage individuals to sign up for our E-Newsletter. On occasion, we offer individual tickets to a guided tour to our E-Newsletter subscribers. Our preference for initial contact is by email.

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