Grab a blanket or lawn chair and head out to central campus for the first of four summer carillon concerts on Tuesday, June 10. The series features monthly performances by guest carillonneurs from around the world.
"The series is held every other year in the summer, sponsored by the Stanton Memorial Carillon Foundation," said Tin-Shi Tam, ISU carillonneur and associate professor of music. "This is our sixth summer carillon series."
Performers and programs include:
- June 10: Eddy Mariën, Mechelen, Belgium
- July 8: Andrée-Anne Doane, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- Aug. 5: Lynnette Geary, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
- Sept. 2: Robin Austin, Springfield, Illinois
Mariën is carillonneur for the Belgian cities of Mechelen, Leuven, Halle and Meise. He graduated from and teaches at Mechelen's Royal Carillon School. The international award-winning performer has recorded several albums, and has incorporated other instruments with carillon music.
Doane serves as carillonneur at Montreal's Saint Joseph's Oratory, where she studied the carillon. In addition to daily concerts, she coordinates workshops, tours and a summer carillon festival.
Geary is university carillonneur on the McLane Carillon at Baylor University, Waco, Texas. She also is assistant to the dean in the College of Arts and Sciences. She began as Baylor's assistant carillonneur in 1996 before taking over her current duties in 2006.
Austin performs year-round on the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon in Washington Park as carillonneur for the Springfield Park District. He served as carillonneur at Princeton University, New Jersey, before assuming his current position in 2012.
Concerts begin at 7 p.m., followed by tours of the campanile. Admission is free and open to the public.