Florida Carillon Festival Performance
Things To Know
Enjoy a special recital from one of the nation’s finest carillonneurs. This festival unites Florida’s four unique carillons, Bok Tower Gardens Singing Tower (Lake Wales), Andrew W. Crawford (Venice), Dimmitt Memorial Carillon (Clearwater) and Century Tower at University of Florida (Gainesville), for a spring series of performances. Artist TBD. Included in general admission, free for members.
Event Date & Time
February 14, 2020
Roy Kroezen (Centralia, Illinois)
Roy Kroezen was born in Enschede, The Netherlands, in 1967 and was appointed carillonneur of the Centralia Carillon in 2016. He is organist at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Mount Vernon and the Fox Theater in St. Louis. He studied organ at the Conservatory in Arnhem, carillon at the Netherlands Carillon School in Amersfoort, at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven, Belgium, and at the Royal Carillon School with Geert D’hollander.
In the Netherlands, he served as the municipal carillonneur of Zwolle, Hoogeveen, Arnhem, and Huissen. He served 22 years as the organist in the city of Hilversum at the Apostolic Society and also served as choir conductor. Mr. Koezen is the chairman of the Music Committee of the NKV (Netherlands Carillon Association). Mr. Koezen has won prizes at several international carillon contests.
He has played numerous organ and carillon recitals in the U.S., Europe, and the island of Curaçao. In 2002 he played nine weeks six concerts a day on the island of Kyushu in Japan in Huis ten Bosch, a Dutch-style family park.
Mr. Kroezen will also be playing concerts on February 14 at the W. Crawford Memorial Carillon (Venice, FL), February 15, at the University of Florida Century Tower (Gainesville) and February 16 at the Dimmitt Memorial Carillon (Clearwater).
Included in general admission, free for members.
Ticket price includes general admission to the Gardens. Tickets are available for purchase at www.boktower.org, in person at the Visitor Center or by phone at 863-734-1222. All programs and classes promptly begin at stated time and visitors are encouraged to arrive at least 10 minutes before class begins for check-in. Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the class start time. Culinary events are demonstration based and late arrivals may not be accommodated. For classes held after 5pm, the entrance gate will stay open for an additional 30 minutes after the start time. Once the gate closes, late arrivals will not be admitted. Due to the nature of culinary events held at the Outdoor Kitchen, Bok Tower Garden may attempt, but cannot guarantee, to accommodate food allergies. Dogs are not permitted at any ticketed event.