Summer Carillon Recital Series (Summer 2017)

Description:

The MSU College of Music will present the Annual Muelder Summer Carillon Series, on six consecutive Wednesdays. The carillon, a musical instrument consisting of at least two octaves of carillon bells, was developed in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in the area of Europe that is now Holland, Belgium, and northern France. The MSU carillon features 49 bells and is capable of playing the full range of literature composed for the instrument. The first ten bells were installed in Beaumont Tower in 1928. Thirteen additional bells were added in 1935 to make the instrument a carillon. Both the carillon and the tower were renovated in 1996.

Dates:

Wednesdays: June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, and August 2, 2017

Location:

Beaumont Tower, MSU campus, East Lansing, MI 48824. (Next to the MSU Museum on West Circle Drive.)

Audience:

Concerts are free and open to the public.

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