NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
June 12, 2017
Bring a picnic and a lawn chair to the Upper Parade Ground on the beautiful campus of Norwich University and enjoy free outdoor concerts performed on the Charlotte Nichols Greene Memorial Carillon.
Concerts will be held rain or shine on five consecutive Saturdays from July 1 to July 29. All concerts begin at 1 p.m. Following each original, hour-long performance, guests are invited to tour the bell tower and view a demonstration of the instrument.
Programs feature a variety of classical, folk, traditional, Broadway, and contemporary music arranged specifically for carillon.
The largest musical instrument in the world, the carillon is played with both hands and feet. Notes are played by striking levers stoutly wired to the clappers of a tower’s many bells. Norwich’s carillon, one of only two such instruments in the state of Vermont, comprises 47 bells, the largest of which weighs 3500 pounds.
2017 CARILLON CONCERT SERIES SCHEDULE
July 1 Tatiana Lukyanova
Instructor, Belgian Carillon School and St. Petersburg Conservatory
July 8 George Matthew Jr.
Carillonneur, Norwich University and Middlebury College
July 15 Elena Sadina and Sergei Gratchev
Instructors, Belgian Carillon School
July 22 Nikita Gratchev (Norwich Debut!)
Graduate, Belgian Carillon School
July 29 Gordon Slater
Carillonneur Emeritus, Canadian Dominion
For more information, visit alumni.norwich.edu/NUCarillon.
About Norwich University
Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu
In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886