Upcoming Events at The Sanfilippo Foundation

Events, News and Tour Opportunities

Hopeful Heart

June 6 & 7 - Hopeful Heart Benefit Concerts

The 21st annual Concert For Life will feature Jelani Eddington at the command of the 5-manual organ console. We are also thrilled to present world-class theatre organist and concert pianist from Scotland, David Gray in his fist Hopeful Heart appearance. Jelani and David will present a variety of sensational music for your listening enjoyment. As always, there will also be a few exciting surprises along the way!

At the conclusion of the concert, we will make our way to the spectacular Carousel Building to enjoy some wonderful snacks and beverages, greet the performers, and see the meticulously restored Eden Palais Carousel.

Visit the Hopeful Heart Concert for Life page for ticket information

Illinois Railway Museum

June 28 - Illinois Railway Museum - Steam Department Gala

Guests will be able to tour the Residence and its collections. The concert will begin at 2:30 pm. There will be a 50/50 drawing and door prizes. In addition, brochures from the Estate will be available for purchase and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to IRM.

Touring, Concert with Silent Film, and more, with Organist Dave Calendine. Silent film will be accompanied by Mr. Calendine on the Wurlitzer, and he'll be taking requests for other songs.

Click here for Illinois Railway Museum's Event Tickets.

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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