Carillon Concerts

Mon
4
Aug

Julie Zhu Julie Zhu, Chicago, Illinois
Monday, August 4, 7 p.m.
Preconcert carillon tours and demonstrations 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes)

Julie Zhu graduated from the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen, Belgium, in 2013 with highest honors. She became a member of the Guild of Carillonneurs of North America that summer. She is interested in the relationship between mathematics, music, and visual representation.

Mon
11
Aug

Adolph Rots and Auke de BoerAdolph Rots and Auke de Boer, Groningen, the Netherlands
Monday, August 11, 7 p.m.
Preconcert carillon tours and demonstrations 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes)

Adolph Rots and Auke de Boer are the city carillonneurs at the famous Hemony carillon (1662) of the Martini tower (1482) in Groningen. Rots also is city carillonneur in Appingedam, Veendam, and Winschoten in the Netherlands; de Boer is also the city carillonneur and organist in Dokkum. Each year, Rots and de Boer perform several recitals in the northern part of Holland as part of the Groningen Carillon Duo. They have toured in Denmark, Belgium, France, and the United States.

Mon
18
Aug

Julia LittletonJulia Littleton, Arlington, Virginia
Monday, August 18, 7 p.m.
Preconcert carillon tours and demonstrations 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes)

Julia Littleton is a former Chicago and Oak Park resident who has performed on carillons around the Chicago area as well as in Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. She was taught by University of Chicago carillonneur Wylie Crawford, and has been a carillonneur member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America since 2000.

Mon
25
Aug

PHOTO: Wylie CrawfordWylie Crawford, Chicago, Illinois
Monday, August 25, 7 p.m.
Preconcert carillon tours and demonstrations 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes)

Wylie Crawford is the resident carillonneur for the Chicago Botanic Garden, the university carillonneur at the University of Chicago, and was the first city carillonneur for the Millennium Carillon in Naperville. He has given carillon recitals in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United States. He is the president of the World Carillon Federation and previously served as treasurer.

He fulfilled the requirements of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA) to become a certified carillonneur in 1977.  He previously served as its vice president and is now both the chair of its membership committee and member of its public relations committee.

With an undergraduate degree in physics and a graduate degree in teaching from the University of Chicago, Crawford initiated the first regular carillon instruction program at four Chicago-area carillons. Also, he is the president of Compassionate Computing, a computer training and support organization.

Mon
1
Sep

PHOTO: Kimberly SchaferKimberly Schafer, Chicago, Illinois
Monday, September 1, 7 p.m.
Preconcert carillon tours and demonstrations 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes)

Kimberly Schafer is a native midwesterner whose interest in the carillon fourteen years ago led her to pursue a carillon education on two continents and then to perform carillon concerts in the United States, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France. She has performed in residence at the University of Michigan, the University of Texas, and Princeton University, and since 2011, she has been performing at the University of Chicago.