University of Rochester

EVENT: University of Rochester's Hopeman Memorial Carillon Summer Recital Series

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 7, on the Eastman Quadrangle in front of Rush Rhees Library on the River Campus.

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.

Note: Evening parking is available on University lots.

July 26, 2000

Gloria R. Werblow, carillonneur at Calvary Episcopal Church in Williamsville, N.Y., and The Rainbow Tower Carillon in Niagara Falls, Ontario, will conclude The Hopeman Memorial Carillon Summer Recital Series at the University of Rochester. The performance will begin at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 7, on the Eastman Quadrangle, located in front of Rush Rhees Library on the River Campus.

The evening's performance includes "Etude" by Fernando Sor and "Schilling Prelude" by Leen't Hart; songs for children and the "young at heart" including "Eensey Weensy Spider" and "The Siamese Cat Song" from Lady and the Tramp; "The Entertainer" by Scott Joplin, "My Mammy" by Walter Donaldson; and selections from the "Sound of Music," including "The Sound of Music" and "Edelweiss." Werblow has played recitals on various instruments in the United States and Canada and has been actively involved as a Carillonneur Member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America. She also initiated the Summer Concert Series at Calvary Church, Williamsville, in 1979, and continues to coordinate this annual event.

The Hopeman Memorial Carillon, one of only six carillons in New York state, is located in the landmark tower of Rush Rhees Library. Weighing almost three-and-a-half tons, it consists of 50 stationary cast bronze bells that are sounded by clappers, which are connected to 48 wooden keys or 26 pedals. The carillonneur sits on a bench and plays by depressing the keys with both hands and feet. As with a piano, expressive playing is achieved by varying the touch.

The concert is free and open to the public. It is the final concert in the three-part Hopeman Memorial Carillon Summer Recital Series. For additional information, contact the music department at (585) 275-2828.




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