Dr. Andrea McCrady, Dominion Carillonneur of the House of Commons, Ottawa, Canada, plays the 53-bell carillon of Burton Memorial Tower for the finale of the University of Michigan’s “2023: A Century of Women and the Carillon” summer concert series. All concerts are free and family-friendly. Dr. McCrady’s program features works and arrangements by Canadian women, including Indigenous composers Beverly McKiver (Anishinaabe), Rita Joe (Mi’kmaq), and Buffy Sainte-Marie (Piapot Cree). To learn more about the centennial of women and the carillon, visit www.CarillonWomen.org.
This year’s series features performers from across North America and the world playing the great Charles Baird Carillon in Burton Tower. The carillon is an outdoor instrument, and attendees are encouraged to bring picnic blankets, chairs, and anything else they’d like to feel comfortable, and to seat themselves anywhere on Ingalls Mall. Concert programs and a carillon coloring book for kids are available from concert staff at or near the tower door. Dress for the weather, as concerts happen rain or shine. Restrooms are available in the Michigan League.
The nearest municipal parking structures are at 324 Maynard and at 510 E Washington. Street parking is limited.