Launch of the new "Music for Mayo" Carillon Music Series
The Mayo Clinic Dolores Jean Lavins Center for Humanities in Medicine is proud to announce the inaugural composition in the new "Music for Mayo" Carillon Music Series has been completed! Dr. Scott Allan Orr, lecturer at the University of Oxford and carillonneur, was selected to compose the work.
The Music for Mayo Carillon Music Series, sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Dolores Jean Lavins Center for Humanities in Medicine, is an annual initiative that commissions one new composition for solo carillon each year. Each new work, when completed, is first premiered at Mayo Clinic before being made available to carillonneurs around the world. The program seeks not only to expand the repertoire of quality modern compositions for the carillon, but to ensure they remain accessible to all members of the carillon community. Composers come from varied backgrounds across the world, making each piece unique and highlighting the diversity of patients, staff, and guests at Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Orr's composition, entitled "City of Lights," will be premiered by Mayo Clinic Carillonneur Austin Ferguson on Saturday, June 22, 2019 and will be made available on the Mayo Clinic Humanities Connect page around that time. In the composer's own words, the work "is a play on American themes, drawing on inspiration and themes from the 20th century through the works of Aaron Copland, jazz and the rush of the urban metropolis."