Join Mayo Clinic Carillonneur Austin Ferguson as he closes out the “Second Summer Saturdays” recital series.
America – arr. Austin Ferguson
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
City of Lights – Scott Allan Orr
Allegro Moderato, from Concerto Grosso I – Ronald Barnes
Rondo voor Beiaard – Arthur Vermeulen
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
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.