Join us for the third guest recital in the "Second Summer Saturdays" series. Dr. Laura Ellis, carillonneur at The University of Florida, will be playing a recital filled with popular favorites and concluding with Ronald Barnes' A Carillon Concerto for Two to Play, a cornerstone of modern carillon duet literature that was written for Mayo Clinic's Rochester Carillon in 1981. It has not been played here in its entirety since then!
America - Leen 't Hart
Suite in Popular Style - John Courter
- Ragtime Bells
- Blues for Bells
- The Winners (March for Carillon)
Variations on “There Was a Snow-White bird” - Albert Gerken
A Carillon Concerto for Two to Play - Ronald Barnes
- Allegro Moderato
Laura Ellis, Primo
Austin Ferguson, Secondo
Dr. Laura Ellis is an associate professor of music in the School of Music at the University of Florida where she teaches organ, harpsichord, and carillon. A native of Minnesota, Dr. Ellis is a graduate of Luther College and holds a Master of Music degree in church music and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance from the University of Kansas. While in residence at the University of Kansas, she studied carillon with Albert Gerken. Prior to her Florida appointment, she was on the faculties of McMurry University (Abilene, Texas), and the University of the Ozarks (Clarksville, Arkansas).
A Carillonneur member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA), Ellis serves as director of the Music and Publications Committee. In addition to her regular performances on the carillon in Century Tower on the UF campus, she has performed throughout the United States, the Netherlands, Canada, and Australia.
She has also provided solo recitals for the International Carillon Festival (Springfield, Illinois) and the annual congress of the GCNA. For more details about the carillon program at the University of Florida, please visit www.arts.ufl.edu/carillon.