Come to Galena this summer and celebrate classical and contemporary music with a series of concerts at the RiverSong Music Festival! Held on the Galena River at historic Grace Episcopal Church, August 11th through the 13th, 2017.
If you enjoy fine, classical music and beautiful scenery, then you will not want to miss the inaugural RiverSong Music Festival. This new, free festival brings three exhibitions of music and lectures to Galena. Each concert features an after show “Meet-the-Artists” reception with food and drink.
2017 RiverSong Music Festival Performers
John Urban, pianist
Winston Choi, pianist
Andreas Ioannides, pianist
Marta Menezes, pianist
Ariana Cappon, violinist
Guilherme Monegatto, cellist
Edward Cho, cellist
2017 RiverSong Music Festival Schedule
Friday, August 11th – 7:30pm
John Urban – Schumann: Fantasie Op. 17 in C major
Andreas Ioannides – Liszt: “Années de pèlerinage II: Italie” Sonneto 47 del Petrarca, Sonneto 103 del Petrarca, and Sonneto 123 del Petrarca
Marta Menenzes – Liszt: Funérailles (from Harmonies Poétiques et religieuses) and Schubert/Liszt: Soirée de Vienne no. 6 (valse-caprice d’après F. Schubert)
Saturday, August 12th – 7:30pm
Winston Choi – Schubert: “Impromptus, Op. 142,” Liszt: “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12,” Winston Choi: “Untitled,” and Ravel: “Gaspard de la nuit”
Sunday, August 13th – 2pm
Edward Cho, Ariana Cappon, John Urban: Schubert: Piano trio No. 1 in D minor Op 63
Andreas Ioannides and Guilherme Monegatto: Brahms: Cello Sonata no.2 in F major op. 99
Another reason to attend this wonderful series of concerts is the venue.
Grace Episcopal Church is the Diocese of Chicago’s oldest, continually-in-use Episcopal Church. The locally-quarried limestone building was consecrated in 1850 and contains many unique details and precious objects. It overlooks the Galena River, further adding to the church’s serene ambiance. The beautiful and historic place of worship is worth a visit even when there are no concerts scheduled!
RiverSong Music Festival
August 11th through the 13th, 2017
Grace Episcopal Church, 309 Hill St, Galena, IL 61036
Visit www.riversonggalena.org for more information and directions. You can also the follow RiverSong Music Festival on Facebook.
RiverSong Music Festival Lodging
Historic Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast offers the best lodging you can find in the Galena area. Our opulent, European-style accommodations will soothe away that travel-weariness. Come stroll our meticulously groomed outdoor gardens and take in the best Galena has to offer. Reserve your stay at Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast now!