Hopeman Memorial Carillon
2016 Spring Carillon Events
- Sunday, February 28: East European music, 4:30–5:30 p.m. program listing
- Thursday, March 17, St. Patrick's Day: Celtic music, 4:15–5:15 p.m.
- Sunday, March 27, Easter: Classical music, 4:30–5:30 p.m.
- Sunday April 10: Latin music, 4:30–5:30 p.m. (note revised date)
- Sunday April 24: Final concert program, 4:30–5:30 p.m. This concert will feature the best of the best of student music for the semester.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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...