Dec
3
12:00 PM12:00

University Circle Holiday CircleFest

Join us for a full afternoon of fun during the University Circle Holiday CircleFest. Our tower and tent is on one of the free shuttle stops. Stop by enjoy some hot tea and a freshly baked Belgian waffle while you listen to Cleveland's Singing Tower.

Noon, 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 p.m. - Christmas and Hanukkah Music on the Carillon

12:30, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 p.m. - Tower Tours. See a live demonstration of the 47-bell Dutch carillon as well as the breathtaking view of Uptown University Circle from the McGaffin Tower. LIMIT 20/TOUR; register online ucbells.org/circlefest2017 or sign up at the FMC tent; suggested donation $5. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Noon-4:00 p.m. - “WaffleShop Tent.” Enjoy freshly baked Belgian waffles and toppings ($3 each) and free spiced hot tea. Get an “I Heard the Bells” 50th Birthday edition wristband, and see a video about the unique McGaffin Carillon between concerts.

Free 2017-2018 McGaffin Carillon coloring book and crayons to the first 250 visitors.

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Nov
17
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower will follow the concert at 12:45. Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance. Free. Free Parking.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur
Friday, November 17, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
Program

I
W. Lawrence Curry

Prelude Solennel for Carillon

II
Johann Gottfried Walther

arr. G. Kok
Partita, ‘Jesu meine Freude’

   III
   Hilton J. Rufty

   ‘The Music Box’

IV
Three Folk Tunes (“Oh Boy!”)

(arr. L. ‘t Hart)
%The Farmer’s Boy (English)
%The Minstrel Boy (Irish)
%What are little boys made of?(English)

     V
Johan Franco

Toccata No. 10
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Coming Soon
This is the last of the fall series of concerts, but the tower will be busy in December!
Sunday, December 3, Noon – 4:00 p.m. Holiday CircleFest. Waffles, Carillon Tours, Concerts
December 18-29 (excluding Christmas Day), Weekdays 12:15, Winter Carillon Concerts

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Nov
10
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower will follow the concert at 12:45. Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance. Free. Free Parking.

Van Parker, Carillonneur

Program

Amersfoort Nocturne - John Franco

Suite in d minor - Robert de Visee

Three Spirituals - arr. Leen't Hart

   Steal Away

   Sometimes I feel like a motherless child

   Swing low, sweet chariot

Litanei auf das Fest Aller Seelen - Franz Schubert

 

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Nov
3
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower will follow the concert at 12:45. Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance. Free. Free Parking.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur
Friday, November 3, 2017, 12:15 p.m.

I
Jef Denijn(1862-1941)
Preludium in g

II
Géo Clément (1902-1969)
Colors (Three Sketches for Carillon)(1962)
Pastel, Ambre, Opaline

III
Edward Elgar  (1857-1934)
Memorial Chimes(1923)

IV
Sjef van Balkom (1922-2004)
Kleine Suite (1967)
I. Adagio
II. Adagio (Pedal Solo) – Andante
III. Allegro

V
Staff Nees(1901-1965)
Capriccio

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Oct
27
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower will follow the concert at 12:45. Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance. Free. Free Parking.

Patrick Macoska, Guest Carillonneur
Friday, October 27, 2017, 12:15 p.m.

I
Robert Moore
Toccata for 42 Bells

II
W. A. Mozart (arr. B. Winsemius)
Adagio

III
Antonin Dvorak (arr. John Courter)
Slavonic Dance

IV
Anatoli Liadov
Little Waltz

V
Ronald Barnes
A Simple Suite
I. Preludio
II. Arioso
III. Notturno
IV. Toccata Lirica
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About the artist: Native Clevelander Patrick Macoska has lived in Michigan until recently, where he had careers in architecture and church music. He studied carillon at the University of Michigan and played his GCNA (Guild of Carillonneurs in North America) advancement recital in 1997 at the University of Kansas. Patrick has been active in the Guild, serving two terms on the Board of Directors and currently serving as Chairperson of the Examinations Committee. He has given carillon concerts throughout the U.S. and Canada, most recently playing guest recitals at the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and at L’Oratoire St. Joseph in Montreal. Until his move back to Cleveland, he played weekly recitals on the two carillons at the University of Michigan as well as on the 51-bell Paccard carillon at St. Mary’s of Redford Church in Detroit where he served as director of music. He is happy to be back in his home town and looks forward to becoming involved in the Cleveland carillon scene!
 

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Oct
20
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower will follow the concert at 12:45. Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance. Free. Free Parking.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur

I
John Franek
(1996-)
Cleveland Prelude

II
A Rose by any other name…..
William Lawes (1590-1645)
Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May
Edward MacDowell (1861-1908)
To a Wild Rose
Arling Schaffer (1859-1934)
Rosebud Gavotte

III
J. A. H. Wagenaar
(1872-1959 )
Rondino

IV
Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1785)
Second Sonata
Allegro
Andantino
Presto

 

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The 2017 carillon concerts are presented with the support of
The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.


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Oct
13
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower will follow the concert at 12:45. Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance. Free. Free Parking.

David Osburn, Guest Carillonneur
Friday, September 13, 2017, 12:15 p.m.

Melange pour Carillon
Mélodies Chanceuses*

PROGRAM

1.    Enrique Granados
Spanish Dance Op.5, No. 5

2.    Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Waltz from Serenade for Strings

3.    Edvard Grieg
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen

4.    Robert Schumann
Traumerei (Op. 15 No. 7)
and Romanze (Op. 68 No. 19)

5.    Henry Purcell
Rondeau
from Abdelazer, or The Moor's Revenge
and challenging Friday the 13th

6.    Leonard Bernstein
Lucky To Be Me
from "On The Town"

*Lucky Tunes
All Arrangements by David Osburn

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Oct
6
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower will follow the concert at 12:45. Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance. Free. Free Parking.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur

Friday, October 6, 2017, 12:15 p.m.

Matthias van den Gheyn (1721-1785)

I
Preludio No. 5


II
Ronald Barnes
(1936-1991)
Sarabande for Carillon
Roy Hamlin Johnson (1929- )
Slow Dance for Carillon

III
Case Western Reserve University
Alma Maters, Past and Present

Celebrating Homecoming and Alumni Weekend
Mather College, Western Reserve, Case Tech, CWRU(1968), CWRU(1998)

IV
Gary White
(1937- )
Reflections for Carillon

V
Clocks and Music Boxes
G. F. Handel-Air for a musical Clock
F. J. Haydn-Andante for a musical Clock
Samuel Maykapar – The Music Box

VI
P.S. Rung-Keller
(1879-1966)
Theme with Variations

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The 2017 carillon concerts are presented with the support of
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Next Week
Tuesday, October 10, 12:05p.m., Don Verkuilen, Organ
Friday, October 13, 12:15p.m., David Osburne, Carillon

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Sep
29
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower will follow the concert at 12:45. Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance. Free. Free Parking.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur

Friday, September 29, 2017, 12:15 p.m.

Program

I
Charles Gounod
(1818-1893)
arr. L. ‘t Hart
Marche Romaine

II
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Legend
Dirge
Allegro

(written in 1931 as a student at the Curtis Institute during a winter residency at the Bok Tower in Lake Wales, FL)

III
Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909)
arr. M. J. Disler
Tango

IV
Jos Serré
Interludium (1962)

V
Wim Mennes
(1917-1996)
Theme and Variations

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The 2017 carillon concerts are presented with the support of
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Next Week
Tuesday, October 3, 12:05p.m., Noel Warford, Organ
Friday, October 6, 12:15p.m., George Leggiero, Carillon

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Sep
22
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower will follow the concert at 12:45. Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance. Free. Free Parking.

Van Parker, Guest Carillonneur

Program

I
TBA

II
Mathieu Daniel Polak
Dandelion Field

III
Felix Mendelssohn, arr. Bauke Reitsma
Lied ohne Worte, op. 19, no. 4

IV
John Gouwens
Three Short Pieces, op. 24
Toccata no. 2
Consolation
Waltz

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The 2017 concerts are presented with the support of
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Before each section a bell will toll the program number.
Meet at the tower entrance following the concert for a guided tour.

Opportunities for corporate or individual sponsorship of carillon concerts are available.
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Sep
15
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower will follow the concert at 12:45. Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance. Free. Free Parking.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur

Friday, September 15, 2017, 12:15 p.m.

Program

I
Matthias van den Gheyn
(1711-1785)
Preludio No. 3

II
W. A. Mozart
Adagio for Glass Harmonica
(arr. L. ‘t Hart)
Ring, Sweet Bells, So Merrily
(Magic Flute)
(arr. P. Price)

III
Three Tragic Folksongs
arr. L. ‘t Hart
Clementine
Three fishers went sailing
Grandfather’s Clock

IV
Ronald Barnes (1927-1997)

Waltz for Carillon

V
Emilien Allard

Image No. 2 for carillon

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The 2017 concerts are presented with the support of the Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

Opportunities for corporate or individual sponsorship of carillon concerts are available.
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Aug
27
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Morning Carillon Concert and Open Tower

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur
Friday, August 25, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
Sunday, August 27, 11:00 a.m.

Program

I
Carillon music from 18th century Belgium
Matthias van den Gheyn (1711-1785)
Preludio No. 2
From the Carillon Notebook of
Johannes de Gruyters (c1740)
Giga

II
Traditional Catalan song (arr. K. Van Assche)
El cant dels ocells (The song of the birds)
Arrangement dedicated to the victims of the Barcelona terror attack 8/17/2017
III
Anonymous English Folk Songs
A Hunting We Will Go (arr. L.‘t Hart)
The Miller of the Dee (arr. P. Price)

IV
Ronald Barnes (1927-1997)
Sarabande for Carillon

V
Willem Vogel (1920-2010)
Sonatina for Carillon
I. Allegro espressivo   II. Adagio    III. Rondo

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Before each section a bell will toll the program number.
Meet at the tower entrance following the Friday concert for a guided tour.
The tower is open during the Sunday concert. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

The 2017 concerts are presented with the support of the Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

This is the last in the summer series of concerts. Fall concerts will start on September 15.
Opportunities for corporate or individual sponsorship of carillon concerts are available.
Please contact info@ucbells.org for more information.
 
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Aug
25
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur
Friday, August 25, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
Sunday, August 27, 11:00 a.m.

Program

I
Carillon music from 18th century Belgium
Matthias van den Gheyn (1711-1785)
Preludio No. 2
From the Carillon Notebook of
Johannes de Gruyters (c1740)
Giga

II
Traditional Catalan song (arr. K. Van Assche)
El cant dels ocells (The song of the birds)
Arrangement dedicated to the victims of the Barcelona terror attack 8/17/2017
III
Anonymous English Folk Songs
A Hunting We Will Go (arr. L.‘t Hart)
The Miller of the Dee (arr. P. Price)

IV
Ronald Barnes (1927-1997)
Sarabande for Carillon

V
Willem Vogel (1920-2010)
Sonatina for Carillon
I. Allegro espressivo   II. Adagio    III. Rondo

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Before each section a bell will toll the program number.
Meet at the tower entrance following the Friday concert for a guided tour.
The tower is open during the Sunday concert. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

The 2017 concerts are presented with the support of the Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

This is the last in the summer series of concerts. Fall concerts will start on September 15.
Opportunities for corporate or individual sponsorship of carillon concerts are available.
Please contact info@ucbells.org for more information.
 
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Aug
20
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Morning Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

David Osburn, Guest Carillonneur

Sunday, August 20, 2017, 11:00 a.m.

A Carillon Concert for National Aviation Day

1. Air and Sea War (WWII) In the Pacific
From Victory at Sea
Richard Rodgers, composer
Song of the High Seas
Beneath the Southern Cross
Guadalcanal March

2. Folk Music In the Air
Leavin On a Jet Plane
John Denver, songwriter

3. Historic Aerial Humor
Come Josephine In My Flying Machine
Bryan/Fischer, songwriters
Good Ship Lollipop
Richard Whiting, songwriter
Aviation song? Yes, because singer Shirley Temple travels to a candy land and the “ship” is an American Airlines Douglas DC-2

4. The Ultimate Aviation Song of the Air Force
OffWe Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder
Robert Crawford, songwriter

5. Sinatra In the Sky
Come Fly With Me
Van Heusen/Cahn, songwriters

6. Classically Cloudy
Stormwolken (Tempest Clouds)
Edvard Grieg, composer
from Three Piano Pieces EG-112

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Before each section a bell will toll the number corresponding in the program
Meet at the tower entrance following both concerts for a guided tour.

The 2017 concerts are presented with the support of the Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

Opportunities for corporate or individual sponsorship of carillon concerts are available.
Please contact info@ucbells.org for more information.
 
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Aug
18
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

David Osburn, Guest Carillonneur

Friday, August 18, 2017, 12:15 p.m.

A Carillon Concert for National Aviation Day

1. Air and Sea War (WWII) In the Pacific
From Victory at Sea
Richard Rodgers, composer
Song of the High Seas
Beneath the Southern Cross
Guadalcanal March

2. Folk Music In the Air
Leavin On a Jet Plane
John Denver, songwriter

3. Historic Aerial Humor
Come Josephine In My Flying Machine
Bryan/Fischer, songwriters
Good Ship Lollipop
Richard Whiting, songwriter
Aviation song? Yes, because singer Shirley Temple travels to a candy land and the “ship” is an American Airlines Douglas DC-2

4. The Ultimate Aviation Song of the Air Force
OffWe Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder
Robert Crawford, songwriter

5. Sinatra In the Sky
Come Fly With Me
Van Heusen/Cahn, songwriters

6. Classically Cloudy
Stormwolken (Tempest Clouds)
Edvard Grieg, composer
from Three Piano Pieces EG-112

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Before each section a bell will toll the number corresponding in the program
Meet at the tower entrance following both concerts for a guided tour.

The 2017 concerts are presented with the support of the Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

Opportunities for corporate or individual sponsorship of carillon concerts are available.
Please contact info@ucbells.org for more information.
 
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Aug
13
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Morning Carillon Concert and Open Tower

Patrick Macoska, Guest Carillonneur

Friday, August 11, 2017, 12:15 p.m. & Sunday, August 13, 2017, 11:00 a.m.

A European Sampler

1
Belgium
Matthias Van den Gheyn 1721-1785
Preludio III

2
The Netherlands
Henk Badings 1907-1987
Aria Hexafonica
3
Germany:  the Music of J. S. Bach 1685-1750
“Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” arr. F.  Marriott
“Bist Du Bei Mir” arr. Bernard Winsemius

4
Scottish Folksongs
arr. Ronald Barnes 1927-1997
“Leezy Lindsay”  
“A Rosebud by my Early Walk”

5
Spain
John Courter 1941-2010
Gaudi’s Chimneys
Mvt. 1:  The Undulating Chimneys of Casa Batllo

6
France
Robert Lannoy 1915-1979
Ballet Des Petits Canards

7
England
Edward Elgar1857-1934
arr. Geert D’hollander   b. 1965
Salut D’Amour

About the artist: Native Clevelander Patrick Macoska has lived in Michigan until recently, where he had careers in architecture and church music. He studied carillon at the University of Michigan and played his GCNA (Guild of Carillonneurs in North America) advancement recital in 1997 at the University of Kansas. Patrick has been active in the Guild, serving two terms on the Board of Directors and currently serving as Chairperson of the Examinations Committee. He has given carillon concerts throughout the U.S. and Canada, most recently playing guest recitals at the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and at L’Oratoire St. Joseph in Montreal. Until his move back to Cleveland, he played weekly recitals on the two carillons at the University of Michigan as well as on the 51-bell Paccard carillon at St. Mary’s of Redford Church in Detroit where he served as director of music. He is happy to be back in his home town and looks forward to becoming involved in the Cleveland carillon scene!
Before each section a bell will toll the program number. Meet at the tower entrance following the Friday concert for a guided tour. The tower is open during the Sunday concert. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

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Before each section a bell will toll the number corresponding in the program
On Friday, meet at the tower entrance following the concert for a guided tour.
On Sunday, the tower will be open during the concert. Children should be accompanied by an adult

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Aug
11
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

Patrick Macoska, Guest Carillonneur

Friday, August 11, 2017, 12:15 p.m. & Sunday, August 13, 2017, 11:00 a.m.

A European Sampler

1
Belgium
Matthias Van den Gheyn 1721-1785
Preludio III

2
The Netherlands
Henk Badings 1907-1987
Aria Hexafonica
3
Germany:  the Music of J. S. Bach 1685-1750
“Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” arr. F.  Marriott
“Bist Du Bei Mir” arr. Bernard Winsemius

4
Scottish Folksongs
arr. Ronald Barnes 1927-1997
“Leezy Lindsay”  
“A Rosebud by my Early Walk”

5
Spain
John Courter 1941-2010
Gaudi’s Chimneys
Mvt. 1:  The Undulating Chimneys of Casa Batllo

6
France
Robert Lannoy 1915-1979
Ballet Des Petits Canards

7
England
Edward Elgar1857-1934
arr. Geert D’hollander   b. 1965
Salut D’Amour

About the artist: Native Clevelander Patrick Macoska has lived in Michigan until recently, where he had careers in architecture and church music. He studied carillon at the University of Michigan and played his GCNA (Guild of Carillonneurs in North America) advancement recital in 1997 at the University of Kansas. Patrick has been active in the Guild, serving two terms on the Board of Directors and currently serving as Chairperson of the Examinations Committee. He has given carillon concerts throughout the U.S. and Canada, most recently playing guest recitals at the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and at L’Oratoire St. Joseph in Montreal. Until his move back to Cleveland, he played weekly recitals on the two carillons at the University of Michigan as well as on the 51-bell Paccard carillon at St. Mary’s of Redford Church in Detroit where he served as director of music. He is happy to be back in his home town and looks forward to becoming involved in the Cleveland carillon scene!
Before each section a bell will toll the program number. Meet at the tower entrance following the Friday concert for a guided tour. The tower is open during the Sunday concert. Children should be accompanied by an adult.


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Before each section a bell will toll the number corresponding in the program
On Friday, meet at the tower entrance following the concert for a guided tour.
On Sunday, the tower will be open during the concert. Children should be accompanied by an adult

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Aug
6
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Morning Carillon Concert and Open Tower

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur

Friday, August 4, 2017, 12:15 p.m. & Sunday, August 6, 11:00 a.m.

Christmas in August

Nino Rota
Novena di Natale per campane (1931)
I. Pifferata (Little Fife)
II. Il Gregge e L’Angelo (The Flock and the Angel)
III. Il Presépio (The Manger)
IV. Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Traditionalarr. L. ‘t Hart
Jingle Bells

Irving Berlin  
I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

Joe Beal/Jim Boothe
Jingle Bell Rock

Johnny Marks
Rudolph, The Red-nosed Reindeer

Mel Torme/Robert Wells
The Christmas Song

Mykola Leontovich
Carol of the Bells

Before each section a bell will toll the program number.
Meet at the tower entrance following the Friday concert for a guided tour.

The tower is open during the Sunday concert. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

The 2017 concerts are presented with the support of the Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

Opportunities for corporate or individual sponsorship of carillon concerts are available. Please contact info@ucbells.org for more information.

 

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Aug
4
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur

Friday, August 4, 2017, 12:15 p.m. & Sunday, August 6, 11:00 a.m.

Christmas in August

Nino Rota
Novena di Natale per campane (1931)
I. Pifferata (Little Fife)
II. Il Gregge e L’Angelo (The Flock and the Angel)
III. Il Presépio (The Manger)
IV. Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Traditionalarr. L. ‘t Hart
Jingle Bells

Irving Berlin  
I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

Joe Beal/Jim Boothe
Jingle Bell Rock

Johnny Marks
Rudolph, The Red-nosed Reindeer

Mel Torme/Robert Wells
The Christmas Song

Mykola Leontovich
Carol of the Bells

Before each section a bell will toll the program number.
Meet at the tower entrance following the Friday concert for a guided tour.

The tower is open during the Sunday concert. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

The 2017 concerts are presented with the support of the Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

Opportunities for corporate or individual sponsorship of carillon concerts are available. Please contact info@ucbells.org for more information.

 

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Jul
30
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Morning Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

David Osburn, Guest Carillonneur

Friday, July 28, 2017, 12:15 p.m. & Sunday, July 30, 2017, 11:00 a.m.


Love Songs From Hymns, Opera, Theatre, and Movies

HYMNS
(A Suite arranged from these Hymn tunes)
"The King of Love My Shepherd Is” to the tunes Dominus Regit and St. Columba
"Love Divine All Loves Excelling" Hyfrydol
“Come Down O Love Divine” Down Ampney
“O Jesus Joy of Loving Hearts” Dickenson College

OPERA
M'appari tutt’ amor (She appeared to me, full of love ) --  Martha, Flotow
Nessun dorma  (No one shall sleep ) --  Turandot, Puccini
Un Bel di vendremo  (One fine day we shall see ) --  Madame Butterfly, Puccini

O mio babbino caro  (O my beloved daddy ) --  Gianni Schicchi, Puccini
(a bit mercenary but love nonetheless!)

THEATRE & BROADWAY
Ten Minutes Ago  --  Cinderella Rodgers & Hammerstein (R&H)
If I Loved You  --  Carousel (with verse), R&H
People Will Say We're In Love  --  Oklahoma, R&H
Vanilla Ice Cream  --  She Loves Me, Jerry Bock
All I Ask Of You  --  Phantom of the Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webber
Fanny  --  Fanny, Harold Rome

MOVIES
My Heart Will Go On  --  Titanic, James Horner
Somewhere My Love  --  Dr. Zhivago, Maurice Jarre
Beauty and the Beast  --  Beauty and the Beast, Alan Menken
Isn't It Romantic  --  Love Me Tonight (original first use) Rodgers & Hart

Meet at the tower entrance following both concerts for a guided tour.

The 2017 concerts are presented with the support of the Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

Opportunities for corporate or individual sponsorship of carillon concerts are available.
Please contact info@ucbells.org for more information.

 

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About the artist: David Osburn studied under premier North American carillonneur Percival Price at the University of Michigan. He studied organ with the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Walter Blodgett. He restored and installed a Holtkamp pipe organ in his Middleburg Heights music studio, where he taught piano for forty years. He is in his twenty-seventh year as carillonneur of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights. For the past 26 years he has presented the annual Independence Day Carillon Concert in Gates Mills.

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Jul
28
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

David Osburn, Guest Carillonneur

Friday, July 28, 2017, 12:15 p.m. & Sunday, July 30, 2017, 11:00 a.m.


Love Songs From Hymns, Opera, Theatre, and Movies

HYMNS
(A Suite arranged from these Hymn tunes)
"The King of Love My Shepherd Is” to the tunes Dominus Regit and St. Columba
"Love Divine All Loves Excelling" Hyfrydol
“Come Down O Love Divine” Down Ampney
“O Jesus Joy of Loving Hearts” Dickenson College

OPERA
M'appari tutt’ amor (She appeared to me, full of love ) --  Martha, Flotow
Nessun dorma  (No one shall sleep ) --  Turandot, Puccini
Un Bel di vendremo  (One fine day we shall see ) --  Madame Butterfly, Puccini

O mio babbino caro  (O my beloved daddy ) --  Gianni Schicchi, Puccini
(a bit mercenary but love nonetheless!)

THEATRE & BROADWAY
Ten Minutes Ago  --  Cinderella Rodgers & Hammerstein (R&H)
If I Loved You  --  Carousel (with verse), R&H
People Will Say We're In Love  --  Oklahoma, R&H
Vanilla Ice Cream  --  She Loves Me, Jerry Bock
All I Ask Of You  --  Phantom of the Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webber
Fanny  --  Fanny, Harold Rome

MOVIES
My Heart Will Go On  --  Titanic, James Horner
Somewhere My Love  --  Dr. Zhivago, Maurice Jarre
Beauty and the Beast  --  Beauty and the Beast, Alan Menken
Isn't It Romantic  --  Love Me Tonight (original first use) Rodgers & Hart

Meet at the tower entrance following both concerts for a guided tour.

The 2017 concerts are presented with the support of the Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

Opportunities for corporate or individual sponsorship of carillon concerts are available.
Please contact info@ucbells.org for more information.

 

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About the artist: David Osburn studied under premier North American carillonneur Percival Price at the University of Michigan. He studied organ with the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Walter Blodgett. He restored and installed a Holtkamp pipe organ in his Middleburg Heights music studio, where he taught piano for forty years. He is in his twenty-seventh year as carillonneur of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights. For the past 26 years he has presented the annual Independence Day Carillon Concert in Gates Mills.

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Jul
23
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Morning Carillon Concert and Open Tower

Summer Sunday Morning Carillon Concert and OpenTower this week. Enter the tower entrance on Euclid Avenue.   Free Parking.

An All Dutch Program 

1. Toccata No. 10      Johan Franco (1908-1988)

2. Three tunes from Nederlandtsche Gedenck-Clank (1625)     
Adriaen Valerius arr. Leen ‘t Hart
Waer  dat men sich al keerd of wend  
Merk toch hoe sterk
Slaet op den  trommele

3. Three Pieces from the Carillon Notebook of Johan Berghuys (1724-1801)
Mars van Malburg,  O! Doornik schoon, Giga

4. Two Old Netherlands Folksongs    arr. Leen ‘t Hart
 Wek op wek op, dat herte myn
 Die Mei plezant

 5. Twee Intermezzi    Jurriaan Andriessen (1925-1996)

 6. Kleine suite voor beiaard (1972)          Heleen van der Weel
Intrada, Canzone, Rondeau

Before each section a bell will toll the program number.
Meet at the tower entrance following the Friday concert for a guided tour.

The tower is open during the Sunday concert. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

On Friday we welcome members of University Circle’s 1-2-1 Fitness Center who are having an outdoor cooking demonstration in the amphitheater of Case Western Reserve University’s Veal University Center on the campus area behind the tower.

On Sunday we welcome members of the Netherlands-American Society of Ohio who are visiting University Circle and the Dutch carillon in the McGaffin Tower.


The 2017 concerts are presented with the support of the Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

Opportunities for corporate or individual sponsorship of carillon concerts are available.
Please contact info@ucbells.org for more information.

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This concert will be repeated on Sunday morning, July 23th at 11am.

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Jul
21
12:15 AM00:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

Summer Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour by George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur this week. A Tour will follow the program. Meet at the tower entrance on Euclid Avenue.   Free Parking.

An All Dutch Program 

1. Toccata No. 10      Johan Franco (1908-1988)

2. Three tunes from Nederlandtsche Gedenck-Clank (1625)     
Adriaen Valerius arr. Leen ‘t Hart
Waer  dat men sich al keerd of wend  
Merk toch hoe sterk
Slaet op den  trommele

3. Three Pieces from the Carillon Notebook of Johan Berghuys (1724-1801)
Mars van Malburg,  O! Doornik schoon, Giga

4. Two Old Netherlands Folksongs    arr. Leen ‘t Hart
 Wek op wek op, dat herte myn
 Die Mei plezant

 5. Twee Intermezzi    Jurriaan Andriessen (1925-1996)

 6. Kleine suite voor beiaard (1972)          Heleen van der Weel
Intrada, Canzone, Rondeau

Before each section a bell will toll the program number.
Meet at the tower entrance following the Friday concert for a guided tour.

The tower is open during the Sunday concert. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

On Friday we welcome members of University Circle’s 1-2-1 Fitness Center who are having an outdoor cooking demonstration in the amphitheater of Case Western Reserve University’s Veal University Center on the campus area behind the tower.

On Sunday we welcome members of the Netherlands-American Society of Ohio who are visiting University Circle and the Dutch carillon in the McGaffin Tower.


The 2017 concerts are presented with the support of the Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

Opportunities for corporate or individual sponsorship of carillon concerts are available.
Please contact info@ucbells.org for more information.

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This concert will be repeated on Sunday morning, July 23th at 11am.

 

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Jul
14
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

Summer Lunchtime Carillon Concerts and Tours by George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur begin this week. A Tour will follow the program. Meet at the tower entrance on Euclid Avenue.   Free Parking.

This concert will be repeated on Sunday morning, July 16th at 11am.

Program:  “Made in America”

Patrick Macoska
Guest Carillonneur
Friday July 14, 2017 12:15 p.m.
Sunday July 16, 2017 11:00 a.m.

1.  Three Hymns
  Amazing Grace   arr. Ronald M. Barnes (1927-1997)
 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot   arr. Milford Myhre (b. 1931)
  Maitland (“Precious Lord”)   arr. Lee Cobb (b. 1963)

2. Two Carillon Compositions by John Courter (1941-2010)
 Ballad from Suite in Popular Style
 Sonorities from Suite No. 1 for Carillon


3. Three Appalachian Spirituals   Ronald Barnes
Tranquility  
 Siss Des Gudi Aldi Warrick
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree


4. Variations-Fantasy from Triptych for Carillon
John Pozdro (1923-2009)
 
5. Bethena – A Concert Waltz
Scott Joplin
arr. Arie Abbenes
 

The 2017 concerts are presented with the support of the Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.
Opportunities for corporate or individual sponsorship of carillon concerts are available.
Contact us if you’re interested in more information: info@ucbells.org.

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Patrick Macoska, Carillonneur. A native Clevelander, Patrick has lived in Michigan until recently, where he had careers in architecture and church music.  He studied carillon at the University of Michigan and played his GCNA (Guild of Carillonneurs in North America) advancement recital in 1997 at the University of Kansas.  Patrick has been active in the Guild, serving two terms on the Board of Directors and currently serving as Chairperson of the Examinations Committee.  He has given carillon concerts throughout the U. S. and Canada, most recently playing guest recitals at the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and at L’Oratoire St. Joseph in Montreal.  Until his move back to Cleveland, he played weekly recitals on the two carillons at the University of Michigan as well as on the 51 bell Paccard carillon at St. Mary’s of Redford Church in Detroit where he served as director of music.  He is happy to be back in his home town and looks forward to becoming involved in the

 

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Jul
7
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

Summer Lunchtime Carillon Concerts and Tours by George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur begin this week. A Tour will follow the program. Meet at the tower entrance on Euclid Avenue.   Free Parking.

This concert will be repeated on Sunday morning, July 9th at 11am.

George Leggiero

Covenant and University Circle Carillonneur
Friday July 7, 2017 12:15 p.m.
Sunday July 9, 2017 11:00 a.m.

I.          Summertime George Gershwin             arr. G. Leggiero

II.         The Blue Ridge Nocturne       Johan Franco

III.        In the Good Old Summertime            arr. G. Leggiero
            In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree

IV.        Sommersuite              Peter Møller
              Includes these Danish songs about summer:
                  Nu lyser løv i lunde (Carl Nielsen)
                  Du danske sommer, jeg elsker dig (O. Mortensen
                  Han kommer med sommer, han kommer med sol (Th. Aagaard
                  Jeg er havern, jeg har bjolder på (A. Agerby)
                  Se, det summer of sol over engen

V.         Feed the Birds                       Jerry Bock  (arr. S. Harnick)

VI.        From: The Fairy Queen                      Henry Purcell
                  Rondeau
                  Here’s the Summer                         

Before each section a bell will toll the number corresponding in the program

On Friday, meet at the tower entrance following the concert for a guided tour.
On Sunday, the tower will be open during the concert. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

The 2017 concerts are presented with the support of the Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

Opportunities for corporate or individual sponsorship of carillon concerts are available.
Contact us if you’re interested in more information: info@ucbells.org.

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Jun
16
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

Lunchtime Carillon Concerts and Tours by George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur. A Tour will follow the program. Meet at the tower entrance on Euclid Avenue.   Free Parking.

George Leggiero
Covenant and University Circle Carillonneur

Friday June 16, 201712:15 p.m.


I
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Prelude for Lute BWV998
Air from Ouverture 3 for Orchestra
 
II
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

From: Water Music
Hornpipe, Air
Aria con Variazioni (for harpsichord)

III
George Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)

Fantasia I (for Solo Violin)
Largo, Allegro, Grave, Allegro

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Before each section a bell will toll the number corresponding in the program
Meet at the tower entrance following the concert for a guided tour.

This is the last carillon concert in the spring series of concerts.
Summer carillon programs begin on Friday July 7 at 12:15

The spring series is sponsored by Mildred Russin in memory of her son-in-law, Leslie Woolf.
The 2017 concerts are presented with the support of the Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

 
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Jun
9
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

Lunchtime Carillon Concerts and Tours by George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur. A Tour will follow the program. Meet at the tower entrance on Euclid Avenue.   Free Parking.

George Leggiero, Covenant and University Carillonneur
Celebrating the 49th Anniversary
of the Dedication of the McGaffin Carillon

I
Matthias van den Gheyn

Preludio No. 5 for Carillon*

II
Two Hymns (arr. L ‘t Hart)
Our God, Our Help in Ages Past*
Once to Every Man and Nation*

III
Arthur Lynds Bigelow

Grote Klokken, Kleine Klokken (Big Bells, Little Bells)

IV
Albert de Klerk

Chaconne and Fugue*

V
Staff Nees

Capriccio

* Played at the dedication concert June 9, 1968

Before each section a bell will toll the number corresponding in the program
Meet at the tower entrance following the concert for a guided tour.

The spring series is sponsored by Mildred Russin in memory of her son-in-law, Leslie Woolf.
The 2017 concerts are presented with the support of the Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

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Jun
2
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

Lunchtime Carillon Concerts and Tours by George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur. A Tour will follow the program. Meet at the tower entrance on Euclid Avenue.   Free Parking.

George Leggiero
Covenant and University Circle Carillonneur

Friday June 2, 201712:15 p.m.

I
B. Tideman-Weijers

Little Suite for Carillon
Allegretto
Andante
Allegro

II
Two English Folk Songs  

arr. L ‘t Hart
As I went out one May morning
The English Country Garden

III
Ronald Barnes

Sicilienne from Serenade for Carillon

IV
P.S. Rung-Keller

Theme and Variations on an Old Danish Folksong

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Before each section a bell will toll the number corresponding in the program
Meet at the tower entrance following the concert for a guided tour.

The spring series is sponsored by Mildred Russin in memory of her son-in-law, Leslie Woolf.
The 2017 concerts are presented with the support of the Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

 
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May
26
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

Lunchtime Carillon Concerts and Tours by George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur. A Tour will follow the program. Meet at the tower entrance on Euclid Avenue.   Free Parking.

George Leggiero
Covenant and University Circle Carillonneur

America the Beautiful
arr. M. Myhre

Chester
arr. M. Myhre

When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Louis Lambert arr. M. Myhre

Keller’s American Hymn
Matthias Keller, arr. L. ‘t Hart

Over There
George M. Cohanarr. R. Lodine

Memorial Chimes
Edward Elgar
Commissioned for the dedication of the Loughborough War Memorial Carillon 1928

America
arr. L. ‘tHart

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Before each section a bell will toll the number corresponding in the program
Meet at the tower entrance following the concert for a guided tour.

The spring series is sponsored by Mildred Russin in memory of her son-in-law, Leslie Woolf.
The 2017 concerts are presented with the support of the Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

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May
19
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

Lunchtime Carillon Concerts and Tours by George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur. A Tour will follow the program.    Free Parking.

George Leggiero
Covenant and University Circle Carillonneur

Sweet Suites
Suites for carillon from the 18th and 20th centuries

I
 Robert de Visée (1650-1725)  arr. R. Barnes

Suite in d Minor
Prelude, Allemande, Courante,
Sarabande, Bourrée  

II
Sjef van Balkom (1922-2004)

Kleine Suite (1965)
I. Adagio
II. Adagio (Pedal Solo) – Andande
III. Allegro

III
Géo Clément (1902-1969)

Suite Archaïque
Rigaudon, Pavane, Menuet    

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Meet at the tower entrance following the concert for a guided tour.

The spring series is sponsored by Mildred Russin in memory of her son-in-law, Leslie Woolf.
The 2017 concerts are presented with the support of the Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

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May
12
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tours by George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur. A Tour will follow the program. Meet at the tower entrance on Euclid Avenue.   Free Parking.

              David Osburn

              David Osburn

Guest Carillonneur
David Osburn, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights

Selected Songs of Nations
Anthems, Almost Anthems, and Might as Well Be Anthems
    with variations by the carillonneur.

 

National Anthem of the Bahamas
March On, Bahamaland, adopted 1973

Austrian National Anthem  Osterreichische Bundeshymne
One of Mozart's last compositions in 1791 used in his Freemasons Cantata K623

European Union Official Anthem
Ode To Joy Beethoven's 9th & worldwide hymn adopted in 1971

Netherlands National Anthem
Wilhelmus van Nassouwe
or simply the Wilhelmus
first published 1626 in a hymnbook

British National Anthem God Save the Queen
first used in 1744 Goes back many more years
became hymn "America" in the U.S. (My Country 'Tis of Thee)

French National Anthem La Marseillaise
composed in 1792 adopted in 1795 banned under Napoleon


Russian National Anthem (former)
God Save the Tsar
from 1833 until 1917 revolution Found in many hymnals as "Russian Hymn" or "Russia"

Australian Patriotic Song Waltzing Matilda
Always heavily identified with Austriala and the United States Marines

Australian National Anthem
Advance Australia Fair

Unofficial National Anthem of Scotland
Scotland The Brave

Wales National Anthem Land of My Fathers
("Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau" in Welsh)

Bread of Heaven ("Cwm Rhondda" in Welsh and often used for Wales sporting events)
Always popular hymn worldwide

"Virtual" National Song of England Jerusalem
Written by Hubert Parry in 1916

David Osburn studied under premier North American carillonneur Percival Price at the University of Michigan. He studied organ with the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Walter Blodgett. He has restored and installed a Holtkamp pipe organ in his Middleburg Heights music studio, where he taught piano for forty years. He is in his twenty-seventh year as carillonneur of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights. For the past 26 years he has presented the annual Independence Day Carillon concert in Gates Mills. 

Meet at the tower entrance following the concert for a guided tour

The spring series is sponsored by Mildred Russin in memory of her son-in-law, Leslie Woolf.
The 2017 concerts are presented with the support of the Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

 

 

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