University of Rochester

EVENT: Hopeman Memorial Carillon Summer Recital Series, featuring Stephen Schreiber, organist and choirmaster at Trinity Episcopal Church, Ambler, Pa.

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 29, on the Eastman Quadrangle in front of Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochesterís River Campus

ADMISSION: Free
Note: Parking is available on University lots.

July 8, 2004

The final concert in this yearís Hopeman Memorial Carillon Summer Recital Series will feature Stephen Schreiber at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 29, on the Eastman Quadrangle on the University of Rochesterís River Campus.

Schreiber is a Carillonneur Member in the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, a professional membership based on an applicantís examination and recital. He has performed concerts throughout New England and the East Coast.

The organist and choirmaster at Trinity Episcopal Church in Ambler, Pa., Schreiber also presents harpsichord recitals and is an accompanist to various choral organizations. He earned a master of music degree from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J., where he studied organ and church music, and has been a featured recitalist for the American Guild of Organists.

Schreiberís program at the University will feature works composed specifically for the carillon as well as arrangements of French, Irish, and Scottish folk songs, music from the movies, sacred music, and popular American standards such as George M. Cohanís ďIím a Yankee Doodle Dandy.Ē

The University of Rochesterís Hopeman Memorial Carillon, an instrument of bells connected to a keyboard, is located in the landmark tower of Rush Rhees Library. It is one of only six carillons in New York State and contains 50 bells that were imported from Holland. Its total weight is 6,668 pounds.

Concertgoers should bring blankets, lawn chairs, picnic baskets, and even a book to read and can sit anywhere on the Eastman Quadrangle in front of the library to enjoy the music.

The Hopeman Memorial Carillon Summer Recital Series is sponsored by the Department of Music. For more information, call (585) 275-2828.




Facebook