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Soundscapes for Strolling


Anderson Japanese Gardens is committed to helping our region persevere through challenging times by providing a peaceful, natural environment that can be enjoyed by all.  Starting in October, the Garden will feature unobtrusive instrumental music that encourages a sense of calm contemplation for guests strolling throughout the garden. 

Soundscapes for Strolling is a passive listening experience that takes place in the Garden of Reflection every Thursday afternoon in October.  Musicians will play from 3:00 until the Garden closes at 5:00.  The experience is FREE for Garden Members and only the cost of regular Garden admission for non-members.

              October 1:          Screw City Swingers; Gypsy Swing & Latin Jazz Standards

              October 8:          Rockford Wind Ensemble Clarinet Quartet

              October 15:        Joel Ross, Pianist, Rockford Symphony Orchestra; Light Classics & Jazz Standards

              October 22:        Stirling String Quartet; Past & Current Music Academy & RYSO Students

              October 29:        Juliann & Graham of J&G; Immersive Sound, Chant & Spoken Word

Anderson Japanese Gardens enthusiasts are strengthened by the resilience and compassion that being in nature brings.  While the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted the Gardens’ varied and dynamic program offering, Anderson Gardens is grateful to provide a safe and accessible outdoor setting for all to enjoy. 

Soundscapes for Strolling
  • October 1, 2020 - October 29, 2020
  • Anderson Japanese Gardens Gift Shop
  • Free for Garden Members; regular admission for non-members
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday