International Carillon Festival: Geert D’hollander
Things To Know
Thank you for joining us in celebrating one of the world’s greatest carillons, Bok Tower Gardens’ Singing Tower. With performances by world-renowned carillonneurs, enjoy a renaissance of this unique musical instrument through debut performances of new compositions and music performed throughout the 500-year history of the carillon.
Event Date & Time
Sunday, March 20, 2022
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Included with general admission or membership
Inspired By Olmsted World Première
Four Olmsted Landscapes
Peter Paul Olejar (b.1937)
Introduction: Homage – Frederick Law Olmsted
Niagara Falls State Park
U.S. Capitol Grounds
Central Park, NYC
2nd Prize 2022 Int. Carillon Composition
“Inspired by Olmsted”
Carillon Music By Ronald Barnes (1927-1997)
A Somber Pavan
(1984, written to the memory of Nellie Lee Bok, 1901-1984)
Introduction and Sicilienne (1982)
ROMANTIC MUSIC FROM POLAND
Prelude Op.28 No. 15 (“Raindrop”, 1838)
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
It’s Only a Paper Moon (1932)
Harold Arlen (1905-1986)
Cheek to Cheek (1934)
Irving Berlin (1888-1989)
All arrangements are by the performer
About the Preformer
Belgian-American composer and carillonneur Geert D’hollander was named Bok Tower Gardens’ fourth full-time carillonneur in October 2012. He has studied, performed, taught, arranged and composed carillon music for more than 35 years.
He has held permanent and guest teaching positions of carillon performance and composition at the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen, Belgium, the Dutch Carillon School in Amersfoort and at the University College Roosevelt in Middelburg, both in The Netherlands. From 1997-1999, Geert was the Carillonneur and Professor of Carillon at the University of California at Berkeley, succeeding Ronald Barnes.
He has made numerous carillon arrangements and composed more than 50 works for carillon, published world-wide. He was first prize winner in more than 30 international competitions for carillon or composition; was awarded the University of California Berkeley Medal for “Distinguished Service to the Carillon”, and the prestigious Dutch “ANV-Visser Neerlandia Prize” with his carillon composition “Ciacona”. He frequently gives Master Classes in Europe and the USA and performs all over the world.