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Carillon Concert - Olmsted 200

Carillon Tower

July 17th 12:00 p.m. McGinley Pavilion

Performance by Joey Brink

In 2021, the National Association for Olmsted Parks (NAOP) sponsored a juried carillon composition competition to create five new pieces for the Carillon in honor of Frederick Law Olmsted. This concert will feature "Four Olmsted Landscapes" Composed by prize-winner Peter Paul Olejar, along with other garden-themed pieces to celebrate.

About Olmsted 200

The Garden is partnering with Olmsted 200 to present a Carillon Concert in celebration of Frederick Law Olmsted. 2022 marks the 200th birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted, author, journalist, public official, city planner and father of American landscape architecture. Olmsted and his successor firms designed thousands of landscape projects across the country, transforming American life and culture. His vision of public parks for all people — and their ability to strengthen communities and promote public well-being.

Through events, education and advocacy at the local and national levels, Olmsted 200 ensures that Olmsted’s legacy lives on by renewing public and policy commitments to the preservation and maintenance of our historic parks and places.

About the Performer

Joey Brink is the sixth university carillonneur at the University of Chicago, where he performs on the 72-bell Rockefeller Memorial Carillon and directs a carillon studio of 20 students. He serves on the board of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA) and co-chairs its Johan Franco composition committee to promote new works for carillon. Brink began his carillon studies at Yale University with Ellen Dickinson in 2007; graduated with greatest distinction from the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen, Belgium in 2012; and studied further with Geert D’hollander at Bok Tower Gardens in 2015. He received first prize at the International Queen Fabiola Carillon Competition in Mechelen in 2014, and has toured North America and Europe extensively as a performer. Brink is regularly a recitalist at congresses of the GCNA and the World Carillon Federation, most recently as a soloist with the Barcelona Municipal Symphonic Band in June 2017.