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2011 Summer Carillon Concert Series

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.