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Posted by: Erin Cummisford Posted on: Oct 14th, 2012, 12:34pm
Liberty Prairie Foundation
Erin Cummisford 847-548-4062 x11
32400 N. Harris Road, Grayslake Illinois 60030
For Immediate Release  
September 24, 2012      
Early Music at the Byron Colby Barn
Grayslake, IL.  The Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn in Grayslake features highly acclaimed musicians performing music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. The beautifully restored 110 year old Byron Colby Barn in Grayslake is a wonderful setting for Early Music, as its acoustics resemble the historical settings for which this music was composed.  Incredible music and architectural beauty combine to create a delightful and unique experience.  
The 11th season of the Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn opens on November 11, 2012, and includes the following performances:  
Sunday, November 11 at 4:00 p.m. -- Ars Antigua with David Schrader
Sunday, December 16 at 4:00 p.m. -- Gaudete Brass Ensemble
Sunday, January 13 at 4:00 p.m. -- Wayward Sisters  
Sunday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m. -- Metropolis Quartet
Sunday, February 10 at 4:00 p.m. -- Josefien Stoppelenburg and Joel Spears
Sunday, March 10 at 4:00 p.m. -- Ensamble Ad Hoc
Season tickets to all six performances in the Early Music Series can be purchased online for $90 per person at www.prairiecrossing.com/bcbarn. Admission to individual Early Music concerts is $18 for adults, and is available at the door only (cash or check). To inspire early appreciation for the arts, children under 16 are admitted free of charge to Early Music Series concerts.  
The Byron Colby Barn is located at 1561 Jones Point Road in Grayslake, inside the Prairie Crossing conservation community. From I-94, exit Route 120 west, turn south at Route 45, then right at Jones Point Road. Ample free parking is located adjacent to the Barn.
Purchase Your Season Tickets Now!  
Joel Spears is the Founder and Artistic Director of Early Music at the Byron Colby Barn, and an active lutenist and guitarist based in the Chicago area. He has performed as a soloist and with ensembles including Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Opera Theater, Seraphic Fire, Bella Voce, Ars Antigua, Music of the Baroque, The Chicago Early Music Consort, and The Harwood Early Music Ensemble. Joel is currently Lute Instructor at the Music Institute of Chicago.
The Byron Colby Barn is owned and operated by the Liberty Prairie Foundation. Information about all upcoming events at the Byron Colby Barn is at www.prairiecrossing.com/bcbarn.
The Foundation also owns the Prairie Crossing Farm in Grayslake, and operates the Farm Business Development Center and the Prairie Crossing Learning Farm.

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