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International Carillon Festival Performance: Wylie Crawford

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Event Date & Time

Friday, March 18, 2022
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Included with general admission or membership

The Program

Music Of The Baroque Era
Preludio I
Matthias Vanden Gheyn (1721-1785)
arr. R. Barnes

Adagio (from Suite No. 1, c. 1730)
Josef-Hector Fiocco (1703-1741)
arr. W. Westcott
Gavotte and Double
Willem de Fesch (1687-1761)

Popular Tunes
She’s Always a Woman (1977)
Billy Joel (b. 1949)
arr. Ph. Beullens

Jeux Interdits (Forbidden Games, 1952)
arr. N. Yepes
If … (from “If”, 1968)
David Gates (b. 1940)
arr. G. White

Let It Be (1969)
Paul McCartney (b. 1942)
arr. W. Crawford

A Baroque Finish
Largo (from Concerto for Lute)
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
arr. J. Knox

Carillon (from the oratorio “Saul”, 1738)
G. F. Händel (1685-1759)
arr. K. Borghuis

About the Preformer

Wylie Crawford is the Senior University Carillonneur at the University of Chicago, having served for 31 years as University Carillonneur. He is also the Resident Carillonneur for the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL (since 1986) and was the first City Carillonneur for the Millennium Carillon in Naperville, IL. In 2020, he became the President of the Venice Carillon Foundation, Inc. and inaugurated the Florida Carillon Festival in that year.

He is the Past President of the World Carillon Federation (www.carillon.org), a federation of 14 international associations that organizes conferences in countries with a carillon culture. Mr. Crawford served a record-breaking 11-year term as President, having served as WCF Treasurer from 1990 until 2006.

With a B.S. degree in Physics and a Master’s degree in teaching from the University of Chicago, Mr. Crawford is pleased to have initiated the first regular carillon instruction programs at four Chicago-area carillons. He supervised the 2007-2008 renovation of the 100-ton 72-bell University of Chicago carillon.

Mr. Crawford fulfilled the requirements of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (www.gcna.org) to become a certified Carillonneur in 1977. During his forty-seven year membership in the Guild, he served three years as its Vice President and forty years as Chair of the Guild’s Membership Committee. He continues as a member of its Nominations committee. He has given guest recitals in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Sweden, and the U.S.

Please Note:
Ticket price includes general admission to the Gardens. Tickets are available for purchase at 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 5 pm, 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 educational program.