June 16, 2011—University of Denver (DU) Carillonneur Carol Jickling Lens will host five summer concerts at 7 p.m. June 22, July 6, July 20, Aug. 3 and Aug. 17.
"I am quite excited about hosting the second annual summer carillon recital series at DU," Jickling Lens says. "These performers are the world's elite carillonneurs; it is a privilege to have them in Denver."
DU's carillon features 65 bronze bells, the biggest of which weighs six tons. It has a baton keyboard with foot pedals the carillonneur strikes with her fists and feet. DU's Carillon is one of 180 such instruments in North America, and only the second in Colorado. The carillon is located in the Williams Bell Tower at the Ritchie Center, so the public is welcome to gather near the Ritchie Center to listen in for free.
What: Second Annual Summer Carillon Concert Series
Where: Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports & Wellness, 2201 E. Asbury Ave.
Denver, CO 80208
The concert is open air, and will be played rain or shine. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets.
Listening area is between the Williams Tower and Stapleton Tennis Pavilion and in the courtyard at the South end of the Ritchie Center.
When: June 22 – Carillonneur Geert D'hollander
July 6 - Carillonneur Koen van Assche
July 20 – Carillonneur Anne Kroeze
Aug. 3 – Carillonneur Carlo van Ulft
Aug. 17 – Carilloneur Janet Tebbel
All concerts are at 7 p.m.
Admission: The concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary.