Texas Tech School of Music Presents 2009 Judson Maynard Summer Carillon Series
June 2, 2009
By: John Davis
Recital series features the refurbished Baird Memorial Carillon.
The Texas Tech University School of Music announces the return of the Summer Carillon
Recital Series featuring the refurbished Baird Memorial Carillon located in the West
Bell Tower of the Administration Building.
There will be a carillon concert at 8 p.m. Sundays starting on June 7 and continuing
through July 26. A special concert for July 4th
also is planned. Roy Wilson, adjunct professor of organ and carillon, said the public
is invited to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets and listen from Memorial Circle
north of the Administration Building. Families with children are welcome.
The concerts start following the electronic bells chime the hour. Programming will
include popular songs, classical, folk music, hymns, songs for children and original
compositions for the carillon, including the complete works for carillon of former
Texas Tech professor Mary Jeanne van Appledorn. The programs are 40-45 minutes in
Carillonneurs scheduled to play this summer are Judson D. Maynard of Denton, Texas
Tech professor emeritus of organ and carillon; Roy Wilson, orchestra director for
Lubbock Independent School District, organist at St. John's United Methodist Church
and adjunct professor of carillon and organ at Texas Tech; William Balch, music education
major and violinist; Cole Shooter, a political science graduate and music minor from
Texas Tech; Arla Jo Anderton, immediate past president of the Guild of Carillonneurs
in North America and science teacher at Coronado High School; and Denise Koncelik,
flute instructor at Midwestern State University.
During Roy Wilson's performances, patrons are invited to come up into the West Tower
of the Administration Building and quietly observe the performance, the unusual playing
clavier and the 43 chromatic bells. If another musician is performing, the bells
will be demonstrated after the performance and patrons are invited to feel the different
weights of the clappers.
June 7 - Roy Wilson and Cole Shooter, Lubbock
June 14 - Judson Maynard, Denton
June 21 - Maynard
June 28 - Denise Koncelik, Wichita Falls
July 4 - 9 a.m. Wilson and Arla Jo Anderton of Lubbock
July 5 - Anderton
July 12 - Will Balch, Katy/Austin
July 19 - Wilson, Soo Min and Soo Hyun Chae, Lubbock
July 26 - Koncelik
CONTACT: Roy Wilson, adjunct professor of carillon and organ at Texas Tech,
(806) 799-7227, email@example.com