GVSU carillon concert series to feature international musicians

Cook Carillon Bells by Bernadine Carey-Tucker

By Matthew Makowski

Grand Valley State University


Some of the finest carillonneurs from around the world will fill the air with music on the campuses of Grand Valley State University during the annual International Carillon Concert Series.


All concerts are free and open to the public. They will take place rain or shine.


The 23rd annual Cook Carillon International Concert Series will take place on Sundays at 8 p.m. on the Allendale Campus, from June 25-August 20.


Cook Carillon Concerts

June 25 – Amy Johansen, Australia

July 9 – James Fackenthal, Chicago, Illinois

July 16 – Sharon Hettinger, Lawrence, Kansas

July 23 – David Johnson, St. Paul, Minnesota

July 30 – Laura Ellis, University of Florida

August 6 – Sue Bergren, Naperville, Illinois

August 13 – Ray McLellan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

August 20 – Julianne Vanden Wyngaard, Grand Valley university carillonneur


The 17th annual Beckering Family Carillon International Concert Series brings five concerts to the Lacks International Plaza located at the DeVos Center on Grand Valley’s Pew Grand Rapids Campus. These concerts will take place on Wednesdays at noon, beginning July 5.


Beckering Family Carillon Concerts

July 5 – Carol Lens, University of Denver

July 12 – James Fackenthal, Chicago, Illinois

July 19 – Helen Hawley, Grand Rapids, Michigan

July 26 – Jon Lehrer, Vancouver, British Columbia

August 2 – Julianne Vanden Wyngaard

For more information, call Grand Valley’s Music and Dance Department at 616-331-3484.