Hear the bells April 17-18

ISU's Stanton Memorial Carillon will get some extra attention later this month, with three events planned April 17-18:

  • At 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, junior Johnathan Germick will perform a student concert with the Cunningham Quartet -- four siblings who have attended (Craig and Carrie) or currently attend (Cayla and Casey) Iowa State. As part of the concert, the quartet will perform "Do-Re-Mi" from The Sound of Music.
  • The 11:50 a.m. weekday concert on Monday, April 18, will feature a real-time remote collaboration. ISU carillonneur Tin-Shi Tam will perform via live link with Michael Mitacki, head of percussion studies at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. The concert also will be available online (live only, no archived version will be available).
  • Also on April 18, Richard Watson will present a 4 p.m. lecture, "ISU Carillon Keeps Up with the Times," in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. Richard Watson, from the carillon-building Meeks, Watson and Co., Georgetown, Ohio, will talk about bell-making, tuning, hanging and recording. Watson led the 1992-94 renovation of the carillon.

Sneak peek

Watson also is working with ISU faculty and students on a 1:5 replica of the campanile and carillon, which will include 27 workable bells. A model of the replica will be on display at the mechanical engineering design expo on April 26 (noon-4 p.m., Howe Hall atrium).