Summer carillon concerts at Grand Valley begin Sunday

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ALLENDALE, MICH. - Grand Valley State University will bring carillon concert series to two campuses this summer, featuring performers from throughout the U.S., as well as Copenhagen, Denmark and the Netherlands. Each open air concert is open to the public with free admission. All concerts will take place rain or shine. Free parking is available at both campuses.

The 16th Annual Cook Carillon International Concert Series on the Allendale Campus opens with guest carillonneur Jon Lehrer of New York, on Sunday, June 20. This series, which includes the popular Patriotic Concert July 4 and the Christmas concert July 25, continues each Sunday through August 22. The final performance, by guest carillonneur John Courter of Berea College, Kentucky, will include his composition, "Suite No. 4 for Carillon," commissioned by Grand Valley for the 50th Anniversary. All concerts in this series are at 8 p.m., except the Open Tower event, June 27, which begins at 7 p.m.

16th Annual Cook Carillon International Concert Series:
June 20 - Jon Lehrer, New York
June 27 - Open Tower, Julianne Vanden Wyngaard, GVSU
July 4 - Patriotic Concert, Julianne Vanden Wyngaard, GVSU
July 11 - Julia Ann Walton, Michigan State University
July 18 - Peter Langberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
July 25 - Christmas in July, GVSU Carillon Collaborative
August 1 - Gert Oldenbeuving, the Netherlands
August 8 - Carol Anne Taylor, Texas
August 15 -Dennis Curry, Michigan
August 22 - Julianne Vanden Wyngaard, GVSU

The 10th Annual Beckering Family Carillon International Concert Series kicks off July 7 with a performance by Grand Valley State University Carillonneur Julianne Vanden Wyngaard. This series of noon concerts, on Wednesdays throughout July, are held at the Lacks International Plaza, DeVos Center, on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus, 401 W. Fulton, Grand Rapids. Free parking is available in Watson Lot, south of Fulton Street behind Secchia Hall.

Beckering Family Carillon International Concert Series:
July 7 - Julianne Vanden Wyngaard, GVSU
July 14 - Sharon L. Hettinger, Missouri
July 21 - Peter Langberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
July 28 - Gert Oldenbeuving, the Netherlands

For more information, please call (616) 331-3484 or visit www.gvsu.edu/music.