One-day carillon festival is Saturday

Geert D'hollander, a Belgium-trained carillonneur who assumed the carillon duties at the Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Fla., last fall, will be the guest teacher and performer at the music department's carillon festival on Saturday, Sept. 21.

The day includes classes and several concerts, including the premiere of the winning composition in a carillon composition competition for musicians who are 35 years old or younger. Submissions were due in mid-August and evaluated by the team of D'hollander, Iowa State carillonneur Tin-shi Tam and ISU music professor emeritus Jeffrey Prater.

D'hollander, who teaches carillon composition at the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen, Belgium, and has won numerous international composition competitions, will present a one-hour talk on writing music for the carillon. He also will conduct an hour-long master class at the campanile.

D'hollander's guest concert will begin at 2 p.m. on central campus. At the conclusion, the campanile will be open for tours for approximately an hour.

All festival events are free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to central campus for the afternoon concerts. Events also will be webcast live.

Schedule: Carillon festival

Saturday, Sept. 21

10-11 a.m.

Master class, with guest carillonneur Geert D'hollander, ISU campanile playing cabin

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Class: Writing music for the carillon, D'hollander, 140 Music Hall

1:30 p.m.

Performance: Winning submission in the 2013 carillon composition competition, central campus

2-2:45 p.m.

Recital, D'hollander, central campus

3-4 p.m.

Campanile tours