Delightful Ringing In Your Ears at Smith Carillon Series
Audiences will have the opportunity to hear some of Carillon's glorious music
Thursday, July 12
"Ican hear the bells," the famous song from Hairspray begins, and while it very likely wasn't secretly written for the Smith Chapel's Floyd and Juanita Smith Carillon (a carillon is the set of bells themselves, in this case 48 of them, housed in the bell tower), you might find yourself humming it as you make your way to the Penn State Behrend campus for the first installment of their Smith Carillon Concert Series, which begins in July.
With four dates, going into August, audiences will have the opportunity to hear some glorious carillon music, starting off with accomplished carilloneur Tatiana Lukyanova, who has trained in both St. Petersburg, Russia and Mechelen, Belgium. Her impressive repertoire includes both classical and contemporary works. Jim Fackenthal, Gordon Slater, and Carlo van Ulft will take over Lukyanova's role each successive Thursday.
Guests are invited to bring a seat for this outdoor series (which will take place inside the Smith Chapel in the event of rain), and enjoy the free hot dogs and other snacks provided. — Cara Suppa
Thursdays July 12 - August 2, 7 p.m. // 4701 College Dr. // Free // behrend.psu.edu/student-life