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Wed, Mar 20 2:14pm · "Second Summer Saturdays" Carillon Recital in Center for Humanities in Medicine

Join Mayo Clinic Carillonneur Austin Ferguson as he closes out the “Second Summer Saturdays” recital series.

 

America –  arr. Austin Ferguson

Familiar Melodies

Prelude on Joyful, Joyful – Laura Hewitt Whipple

America the Beautiful – Samuel A. Ward, arr. Milford Myhre

Slane (Be Thou My Vision) – Sally S. Warner

Music for the Rochester Carillon

Rigadoon for Rochester – Orvis Ross

Two Impressions of the Sky – Scott Hummel

  1. Twilight
  2. Storm

City of Lights – Scott Allan Orr

Carillon Originals

Allegro Moderato, from Concerto Grosso I – Ronald Barnes

Rondo voor Beiaard – Arthur Vermeulen

Transcriptions

Hornpipe, from Water Music HWV 349 – G.F. Handel, arr. Robert Lodine

Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver, arr. Carlo van Ulft

Main Theme from Star Wars – John Williams, arr. Austin Ferguson

Signing Roff

Stardust – Hoagy Carmichael, arr. Sally Slade. Warner

 

A native of Longview, Texas, Austin Ferguson played the Kniker Carillon at the University of Texas at Austin from 2011 to 2015. In 2015, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory, a minor in government, and certificates in European Studies and Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies.

Mr. Ferguson has been a featured recitalist around the country and is an active member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, where he is Co-Editor of Carillon News, the Guild’s newsletter, and sits on the Legal and Membership Roster committees.  Recognized as a skillful recital programmer and arranger, his music can be heard performed across the United States.

He was named the fourth Carillonneur of Mayo Clinic in February 2017, where he plays eight weekly concerts on the 1928 Rochester Carillon, the only instrument of its kind in North America owned by a medical center. In addition to his work at Mayo Clinic, Mr. Ferguson serves as the organist at historic Vasa Lutheran Church in Welch, Minnesota, and as a piano and voice teacher at the Rochester Academy of Music.

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Wed, Mar 20 2:06pm · "Second Summer Saturdays" Guest Carillon Recital in Center for Humanities in Medicine

Carillonneur Carla Staffaroni of Nyack, New York will be the second guest performer in our “Second Summer Saturdays” recital series.

 

America – arr. Sally Slade Warner

Two Estudios for Guitar – Fernando Sor, arr. Ronald Barnes

  1. 5 in B Minor
  2. 6 in D Major

Two Folk Songs

Poor, Wayfaring Stranger – Wendell Westcott

Londonderry Air – Sally Slade Warner

 

Notule no. 1 – Emilien Allard

 

Classical Inspiration

Chorale Partita V on All My Hope on God is Founded – John Knox

Musetta’s Waltz, from La Bohème – Giacomo Puccini, arr. Sally Slade Warner

Wiegenliedchen, op. 124 no. 6 – Robert Schumann, arr. Elizabeth Vitu

Original Compositions

Festival Prelude – Gladys Watkins

Gaudi’s Chimneys – John Courter

  1. The Undulating Chimneys of Casa Batlló (1941-2010)
  2. The Mushroom Chimneys of Park Güell

Two Popular Tines

Yesterday – Paul McCartney and John Lennon, arr. Sally S. Warner

Edelweiss, from The Sound of Music – Richard Rodgers, arr. Koen Van Assche

A Closing Duet

Billy Boy – Ronald Barnes

Carla Staffaroni, Primo
Austin Ferguson, Secondo

 

Carla Staffaroni first started playing the carillon during her time at Wellesley College, where she served as President of the Wellesley Guild of Carillonneurs. She cataloged the music of Sally Slade Warner in Cohasset, Massachusetts, through a grant by the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America. She currently serves on the GCNA’s Heritage Music Committee.

After graduating from Wellesley, Ms. Staffaroni moved to Vermont, where she taught high school Spanish and served as Assistant Carillonneur at Norwich University. She currently teaches middle- and high-school Spanish in New Jersey and plays at local carillons regularly. She is working on her Master’s in Spanish at Middlebury College during the summers and will spend this summer studying in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Wed, Mar 20 2:01pm · "Second Summer Saturdays" Guest Carillon Recital in Center for Humanities in Medicine

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

  1. Ragtime Bells
  2. Ballad
  3. Blues for Bells
  4. The Winners (March for Carillon)

Variations on “There Was a Snow-White bird” – Albert Gerken

A Carillon Concerto for Two to Play – Ronald Barnes

  1. Allegro Moderato
  2. Andante
  3. Allegro

Laura Ellis, Primo
Austin Ferguson, Secondo

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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 http://www.arts.ufl.edu/carillon.

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Wed, Mar 20 1:55pm · "Second Summer Saturdays" Guest Carillon Recital in Center for Humanities in Medicine

Carillonneur Patrick Knox of Springfield, Illinois will be opening our new annual “Second Summer Saturdays” recital series.

 

Familiar Tunes

America – arr. Austin Ferguson

Folk Songs from the British Isles – Sally Slade Warner

  1. The Bells of Aberdovey
  2. Londonderry Air
  3. Ye Banks and Braes O’ Bonnie Doon

From 14 Carillon Preludes on Appalachian White Spirituals – Ronald Barnes

  1. Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
  2. Tranquility

On the San Antonio River – Robert Byrnes

For Guitar

Six Short Pieces – Fernando Sor, arr. Beverly Buchanan

  1. Allemande
  2. Musette
  3. Pastorale
  4. Andante
  5. French Song
  6. Soliloquy

Adios Noninos – Astor Piazzolla, arr. Unknown

The Rest is Noise…

Three Pieces – Gary White

  1. Etude
  2. Reflections
  3. Asteroids

The Rainbow Connection – Williams and Ascher, arr. Sally Slade Warner

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Patrick Knox started keyboard studies at an early age in his hometown of Springfield, Illinois. He continued piano studies in the studio of Dr. Anthony Olsen (Northwest Missouri State University) and later vocal studies in the studio of Dr. Ollie Watts-Davis (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign). In 2009, he performed a piece for artist C. Jaquline Wood’s video installation Everything is Connected (SAIC Sullivan Galleriey).

His carillon studies began in 2012 with Robin Austin in Springfield, IL.  Mr. Knox has participated in several master classes hosted by many notable carillonneurs. In 2015/16, he became the interim Carillonneur of Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon. He has enjoyed playing bells in Bloomington, IN; Clemson, SC; and Urbana, IL; among others.  He is currently an Assistant Carillonneur at the Rees Carillon, playing regularly throughout the summer season, and is also an associate member of the GCNA.

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Wed, Mar 20 1:30pm · Carillon Concert in Center for Humanities in Medicine

America – arr. Ennis Fruhauf

Disney Days – arr. Austin Ferguson

  • God Help the Outcasts, from The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Alan Menken
  • Feed the Birds, from Mary Poppins – Sherman and Sherman
  • A Whole New World, from Aladdin – Alan Menken
  • With a Smile and a Song, from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves – Frank Churchill
  • The Bare Necessities, from The Jungle Book – Terry Gilkyson
  • Cruella De Vil, from One Hundred and One Dalmatians – Mel Leven
  • Let it Go, from Frozen – Lopez and Lopez
  • I Wonder, from Sleeping Beauty – P.I. Tchaikovsky/Sammy Fain/Jack Lawrence
  • A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, from Cinderella – Mack David/Al Hoffman/Jerry Livingston
  • Part of Your World, from The Little Mermaid – Alan Menken

Wed, Mar 20 1:29pm · Carillon Concert in Center for Humanities in Medicine

America – arr. Ennis Fruhauf

Disney Days – arr. Austin Ferguson

  • God Help the Outcasts, from The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Alan Menken
  • Feed the Birds, from Mary Poppins – Sherman and Sherman
  • A Whole New World, from Aladdin – Alan Menken
  • With a Smile and a Song, from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves – Frank Churchill
  • The Bare Necessities, from The Jungle Book – Terry Gilkyson
  • Cruella De Vil, from One Hundred and One Dalmatians – Mel Leven
  • Let it Go, from Frozen – Lopez and Lopez
  • I Wonder, from Sleeping Beauty – P.I. Tchaikovsky/Sammy Fain/Jack Lawrence
  • A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, from Cinderella – Mack David/Al Hoffman/Jerry Livingston
  • Part of Your World, from The Little Mermaid – Alan Menken

Wed, Mar 20 1:29pm · Carillon Concert in Center for Humanities in Medicine

Music and Arrangements by Leen ‘t Hart

Variations on America

  1. Theme
  2. Menuet
  3. Aria
  4. Sarabande
  5. Toccata

Poor, Wayfaring Stranger

Berkeley-Suite

  1. The twelf Taylor Bells (1917)
  2. The thirty-six Paccard Bells (1979)
  3. Dialogue between the Taylors and the Paccards
  4. Festival of all the Bells

The Singing Tower, from Springfield Suite

Wed, Mar 20 1:28pm · Carillon Concert in Center for Humanities in Medicine

Music and Arrangements by Leen ‘t Hart

Variations on America

  1. Theme
  2. Menuet
  3. Aria
  4. Sarabande
  5. Toccata

Poor, Wayfaring Stranger

Berkeley-Suite

  1. The twelf Taylor Bells (1917)
  2. The thirty-six Paccard Bells (1979)
  3. Dialogue between the Taylors and the Paccards
  4. Festival of all the Bells

The Singing Tower, from Springfield Suite