Oakland University

06/27/2022 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/27/2022 07:31

OU Summer Carillon Concert Series returns July 8

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 8.

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 8 - Keiran Cantilina from Cleveland, Ohio

• July 15 - Joanna Stroz from Copenhagen, Denmark

• July 22 - Julianne Vanden Wyngaard from Grand Rapids, Mich.

• July 29 - Annie Gao from San Francisco, Calif.

• August 5 - Dennis Curry from Rochester, Mich.

• August 12 - Jonathan Lehrer from East Lansing, Mich.

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