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Anderson Humane Hosts Summer Solstice Concert

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Imagine the longest day of sunlight surrounded by nature in an intimate setting with our Wildlife Team and the sounds of renowned harpist, Laura Fako Utley.

Since ancient times, Summer Solstice traditions have included gathering with family and friends to celebrate the return of light, sunlight, life, fertility, and the potential for a good harvest. Today, people worldwide still celebrate summer’s arrival, or midsummer, with outdoor feasts and festivities, including singing, dancing, musical performances or concerts, bonfires, and enjoying delicious food and drinks. 

We invite you to celebrate Summer Solstice Anderson Humane style on Saturday, June 22nd from 5:30 PM- 9 PM at The Wilds at1400 N. River Road, North Aurora, IL 60505.

limited tickets are available, click here for for information or to purchase.

Wildlife Expert

Our Wildlife Specialists will guide you in birdwatching & indigenous diurnal animals.

Appetizers & Open Bar

Enjoy delicious appetizers, an open bar, and s’mores.

Meet Isabelle

Special appearance by our ambassador animal, Isabelle, the Virginia opossum.

Featuring the Music of String Trio

Laura Fako Utley


Laura received her degree in Music Performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at

Roosevelt University. She currently performs and teaches throughout the Chicagoland area playing with orchestras and small chamber ensembles for weddings, receptions, and special occasions. In 1997, Laura produced her first recording called, “Whispering Dreams” which consists of classical transcriptions and Laura’s own original compositions. In 2002, Laura produced her Christmas recording called “Silent Night.” Laura performs at Edward hospital in Naperville as part of their Healing Arts Program.

David Bednarek


David has been a member of American Federation of Musicians since 1981 and has performed with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Ravinia Festival Orchestra, Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, Lake Forest Symphony, Concertante di Chicago, Illinois Philharmonic, Chicago Opera Theater, Elgin Symphony, Chicago Sinfonietta, Ars Viva, Music Under the Stars, Joffrey Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and many others. He has over 1500 performances in downtown Chicago musical theater venues in such productions as Miss Saigon, ShowBoat, Ragtime, Carousel, Evita, Les Miserables, Crazy for You, The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, and Beauty and the Beast.

Lisa Fako


As a teenager Lisa performed as a soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestraafter winning their young artists competition. Since that time, Ms. Fako has performed at festivals including Tanglewood, Aspen, Strings in the Mountains, the Moab Music Festival, and the Bach Week Festival, as well as numerous chamber music recitals live on WFMT radio. A busy freelancer in Chicago, Ms. Fako performs regularly with the Chicago Philharmonic, as well as the Lyric Opera, The Elgin Symphony, and Broadway in Chicago.

arpista Laura Fako Utley.



Imagine el día más largo de luz solar rodeado de naturaleza en un ambiente íntimo con nuestro equipo de vida silvestre y los sonidos de la reconocida arpista Laura Fako Utley.

Desde la antigüedad, las tradiciones del solsticio de verano han incluido reunirse con familiares y amigos para celebrar el regreso de la luz, la luz del sol, la vida, la fertilidad y el potencial de una buena cosecha. Hoy en día, la gente de todo el mundo todavía celebra la llegada del verano, o pleno verano, con fiestas y festividades al aire libre, que incluyen cantos, bailes, actuaciones musicales o conciertos, hogueras y el disfrute de deliciosas comidas y bebidas.

Lo invitamos a celebrar el solsticio de verano al estilo Anderson Humane el sábado 22 de junio de 5:30 p. m. a 9 p. m. en The Wilds en 1400 N. River Road, North Aurora, IL 60505.

Hay boletos limitados disponibles, haga clic aquí para obtener información o comprar.

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