Hopeman Memorial Carillon
2015 Fall Carillon Events
- Friday, October 30: Scare Fair at Rush Rhees Library, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 11: Veterans Day concerts, noon-1 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. (weather permitting)
- Friday, December 11: Holiday music concert, 5 p.m. (weather permitting)
note: performance dates are subject to change
The Hopeman Memorial Carillon, a set of bells played from a keyboard and pedalboard, hangs in the tower of Rush Rhees Library. It is one of only seven carillons in New York State. At 50 bells, it is considered a large carillon; by comparison the world's largest carillon in Bloomfield, Michigan has 77 bells. Carillonist Doris Aman and her students perform frequently throughout the year and especially to mark major university events. Contact Doris at email@example.com.
Interested in playing the carillon? Community residents may now take lessons at Eastman Community Music School. ECMS offers their community of music students a carillon tour once each semester to see the carillon close up. Space limitations apply.
For more information or to make a donation, contact Jimmy Warlick in the Music Department at (585) 275-2828.
A view up the bell tower...