Oakland University

06/13/2023 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/13/2023 09:05

OU’s Carillon Concert Series, a summer tradition, returns July 7

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a relaxing evening listening to the sounds of the carillon's 49 fully-chromatic bells when the Six Fridays at 6 Summer Carillon Concert Series returns to the Oakland University campus beginning on Friday, July 7.

The free concert series features six carillonneurs from around the world and will be held on six Fridays at 6 p.m. outside Oakland University's Elliott Tower. The tower features a fully chromatic 49-bell carillon, which was the last carillon to have its bells and keyboard cast by the Petit and Fritsen Royal Bellfoundry in the Netherlands.

"Listening to carillon music is a great way of enjoying a live outdoor performance while social distancing in a large, open area," said Dennis Curry, OU's resident carillonneur. "Come early to enjoy the fountains on a hot summer evening. Bring a picnic and friends!"

Guest performers are recognized international carillonneurs who will provide a wide variety of music. Performers include:

• July 7 - Dina and Richard De Waardt from Rotterdam, The Netherlands

July 14 - Mathieu Daniel Polak from Rotterdam, The Netherlands

July 21 - Simone Browne from New York City, New York

July 28 - Katarzyna Piastowska in Emmerich, Germany

August 4 - Andrea McCrady from Ottawa, Ontario

August 11 - Dennis Current from Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

For more information, visit https://www.oakland.edu/elliott-tower.

For more information about the Six Fridays at 6 Summer Carillon Concert Series, contact Dennis Curry at [email protected].