Monday, May 3, 2010

Place de la Musique

Oh, what a spellbinding night! The Chicago Writers Association held a benefit concert on May 1 at the gorgeous Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington Hills for the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, which is still in development. The estate, also known as the “Place de la Musique,” is a private residence in Barrington Hills, Illinois, housing a truly spectacular collection of antique music machines, stained glass, chandeliers, and the world’s largest restored theater pipe organ, which was in turn played superlatively that evening by Jelani Eddington. Every time you turned around, there was something else that just rocked you back on your heels with awe. Here’s a small window into the experience. And thank you Rachel Madorsky for taking my picture on the staircase!

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