The Grand Valley State University Summer Carillon Concert Series brings some of the world’s finest carillonneurs to perform on two campuses, rain or shine.
The 19th annual Cook Carillon International Concert Series runs Sundays at 8 p.m., on the Allendale Campus, June 23 through August 18. Kicking off the series is a performance by Anne Kroeze, from The Netherlands.
Kroeze is carillonneur of his hometown of Emmeloord, The Netherlands. He is also an organist and plays piano and organ with four choirs. He won first prize at the International Carillon Competition in Springfield, Illinois and first prize at the International Carillon Competition in Winterswijk, the Netherlands.
Cook Carillon Concerts:
June 23 - Anne Kroeze, The Netherlands
June 30 - Julia Ann Walton, Michigan
July 7 - Linda Dzuris, Clemson University, South Carolina
July 14 - Sue Bergren, Illinois
July 21 - Laura Ellis, University of Florida, Florida
July 28 - Open Tower hosted by Julianne Vanden Wyngaard, GVSU Carillonneur
August 4 - Helen Hoffmeister Hawley, Michigan
August 11 - Jeremy Chesman, Missouri State University, Missouri
August 18 - Julianne Vanden Wyngaard, GVSU Carillonneur
The 13th annual Beckering Family International Carillon Series, on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus, brings four weeks of concerts on Wednesdays at noon, beginning July 11.
Beckering Family Carillon Concerts:
July 10 - Linda Dzuris, Clemson University, South Carolina
July 17 - Sue Bergren, Illinois
July 24 - Laura Ellis, University of Florida, Florida
July 31 - Gijsbert Kok, the Netherlands
For more information about these free open-air concerts call (616) 331-3484 or visit www.gvsu.edu/music.