Princeton University Graduate School
88 College Road West
Princeton, NJ 08544
Age recommendation: All Ages
Celebrating over 25 years of community recitals, the Princeton University Carillon will again host a season of summer concerts for the surrounding community.
The carillon is a musical instrument of 23 or more bells that produce music when sounded. Carillon bells are suspended in a stationary fashion, with only the clapper moving against the lip of the bell. It is manually played from a console with both fists and feet, activating batons and pedals that are attached to the clappers through mechanical linkage. There is no electronic assistance to ring the bells. Remarkable variations in expression are possible and controlled entirely by the carillonneur. The music can travel great distances in all directions, making it a community instrument for the public.
The largest bell of the Princeton carillon weighs 12,880 pounds. Dedicated in 1927 the Princeton carillon is memorialized to The Class of 1892. The 67 bronze bells were cast in England, France and The Netherlands.
All concerts start at 1 pm every Sunday, July 3 through Sept. 4 (Labor Day), and are held rain or shine.
Admission is free.
Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on.
The schedule for "When Music Meets the Sky" is as follows:
July 3: Geert D’hollander, Lake Wales, FL
July 10: Paul Stelban, Philadelphia
July 17: Wade Fitzgerald, Philadelphia
July 24: Hunter Chase, Washington, D.C.
July 31: Anna Kasprzycka, Gdansk, Poland
Aug. 7: Claire Janezic (New Colleague Recitalist), Rochester, NY
Aug. 14: The Teblemakers – Lisa Lonie & Janet Tebbel, Philadelphia
Aug. 21: Cast in Bronze – the Tower Show
Aug. 28: Princeton Carillon Studio Members
Sept. 4: Robin Austin, Philadelphia