Concerts

You may be wondering since the Guild already plays twice everyday, how are concerts special?

Every year the Guild plays a series of concerts with a formalized program that we publicize and distribute programs for. This includes themed concerts such as the Halloween, December Holiday, and Valentines Day Concerts as well as concerts for each Heel class where we play a mixture of pieces composed for the carillon and pieces related to our punny title.

Previously audiences could only enjoy the concert from the base of the tower and could not see what goes on inside the playing cabin but today you can now have a first row seat in the playing cabin on the videos right on this website! Please enjoy!


Summer Concert Series 2017

Jun 23, 2017

The Summer Concert Series 2017 was organized by Stephen Wang and Kevin Chang

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Schedule

Date Performer
Jun 23 Ellen Dickinson
Jun 30 Summer Carillonneurs (Kevin Chang & Stephen Wang)
Jul 07 Darren Zhu
Jul 14 Linda Dzuris
Jul 21 Stefano Colletti
Jul 28 Rachel Perfecto & Jakob De Vreese
Aug 04 Jon Lehrer
Aug 11 Jeremy Chesman

A Carillon Concert with Geert D'hollander

Feb 24, 2017

Geert D'hollander was named Bok Tower Gardens' fourth fulltime carillonneur in 2012. He has studied piano, chamber music, choral and orchestral conducting, fugue and composition at the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp, Belgium, and carillon at the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen. He was rst prize winner in more than 30 international competitions for carillon or composition.

In 1997, D'hollander succeeded Ronald Barnes as University Carillonist and Professor of Carillon at the Department of Music at UC Berkeley. In 2008, he was awarded the "Berkeley Medal of Honor" for "Distinguished Service to the Carillon". Until 2012, when Geert moved to Florida, he was teaching carillon and composition at the Royal Carillon School "Jef Denyn" in Mechelen, and was the city carillonneur of the historical instruments of Antwerp Cathedral, the belfry of Ghent, and the Basilica of Lier (Belgium).

He frequently gives master classes in Europe and the U.S. and performs all over the world.

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Program

Title Composer Performer

Summer Concert Series 2016

Jun 24, 2016

The Summer Concert Series 2016 was organized by Tommy Kilmer, Heather Wang, and Agata Sorotokin.

Schedule

Date Performer
Jun 24 Eddy Mariƫn
Jul 01 Ellen Dickinson
Jul 08 Kymberly Stone
Jul 15 Mathieu Polak
Jul 22 Summer Carillonneurs (Thomas Kilmer, Agata Sorotokin, Heather Wang)
Jul 29 Lisa Lonie and Janet Tebbel
Aug 05 Andy Zhang

CLOCK'N'ROLL

Mar 05, 2016

Newbie concert, heel class of 2015 featuring Agata Sorotokin, Heather Wang, Joy Chiu, and Stephen Wang

Program

Title Composer Performer
Bohemian Rhapsody Queen Agata Sorotokin & Joy Chiu
Joyeux Carillon Geo Clement Joy Chiu
Sonatine II Sjef van Balkom Stephen Wang
Crocodile Rock Elton John Heather Wang & Agata Sorotokin
Slane (Be Thou My Vision) Trad. Irish Hymn Joy Chiu
Bunessan (Morning Has Broken) Trad. Irish Hymn Joy Chiu
Prelude, from Cello Suite No. 4 J.S. Bach, arr. Ronald Barnes Agata Sorotokin
Hey Jude The Beatles Heather Wang & Joy Chiu
Sonata III. Frolic (Rondo) Robert Moore Heather Wang
Memory Liesbeth Janssens Agata Sorotokin
Somebody to Love Queen Stephen Wang & Joy Chiu
Sicilienne Ronald Barnes Heather Wang
Reverie Joey Brink Stephen Wang
Hotel California The Eagles Joy Chiu, Agata Sorotokin, Stephen Wang, Heather Wang