56th Annual International Carillon Festival
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1740 W. Fayette Ave.
City/State/Zip: Springfield, Illinois 62704
County: Sangamon County
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June 4-9, 2017. The International Carillon Festival, first held in 1962, is lauded as one of the world’s most important and prestigious carillon events. The Festival has earned an unsurpassed tradition of presenting the world’s finest carillonneurs. During the past five decades, the Festival has featured musicians from: Austrailia, Belgium, Canada, Demark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Switzerland, and the United States. The Festival Fireworks, which occur on Friday evening, are among the best in the Central Illinois. Concerts are held each evening except Wednesday. Individuals and families are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner as well as lawn chairs and blankets. There is large video screen are the base of the Carillon which allows the audience to view the playing keyboard and carillonneur during the performance.
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