Annual summer music festival

A debut performance by the pianist Ian Hobson, is one of the members of the fourth edition of Allerton Music Barn Festival, September 2-6.
Also, here perform such musicians as jazz artist Jon Faddis, the violinist Stefan Milenkovich and Grammy Award winners Nathan Gunn and the Pacifica Quartet.
Every year, the festival offers devotee a potpourri of world-class artists and performances in the suburb setting of a reconstructed, 19th-century Dutch hay barn at the University of Illinois’ Allerton Park near Monticello, Ill.

During the evening performance, the festival will be transported from the arcadian grounds of Allerton Park to Andalusia the well-known pianist Ian Hobson done – for the first time – the complete “Iberia”, the masterwork of Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz.

The program for the final evening of the festival, Sept. 6, will be “Evening Serenade.” School of Music faculty members will perform Mozart’s “Grand Partita” and Richard Strauss’s “Symphony for Wind.” Robert Rumbelow, the director of the U. of I. Bands and the Brownfield Professor of Music, will direct.

The full schedule and more information about the performances are available on the festival’s website.

Ticket prices for individual concerts are the same as last year – $ 26 for adults, $ 20 for students and seniors. Weekend passes are available for $ 130 for adults, $ 100 for students and seniors.

5 May, 2010 – Champaign, Illinois