Wednesday, July 11, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lacks International Plaza, Richard M. DeVos Center, Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus, 401 South Fulton Street, Grand Rapids
Music & Dance
The 12th Annual Beckering Family Carillon Summer Concert Series presents noon performances each Wednesday, from July 11-August 1. The open-air concerts are free and open to the public.
The series opens with a concert featuring Karel Keldermans, one of the pre-eminent carillonneurs in North America. He recently retired as the full-time carillonneur for the Springfield Park District in Springfield, Illinois, where he also served as the director of the renowned International Carillon Festival. In addition, Keldermans has been carillonneur for Concordia Seminary in St. Louis since 2000.
Keldermans has given carillon concerts around the world for the past 35 years. He has released six solo carillon CDs and one of carillon and guitar duets with Belgian guitarist Wim Brioen. Both he and his wife, Linda, received the Berkeley Medal for "Distinguished Service to the Carillon," presented by the University of California, Berkeley. Keldermans was president of The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America for five years and served on the board of directors for nine years.
Free parking is available in Watson Lot, south of Fulton Street behind Secchia Hall. For more information, please call (616) 331-3484 or visit www.gvsu.edu/music.