UC Santa Barbara’s University Carillonist Wesley Arai performs music by Emma Lou Diemer and in memory of carillon professor emerita Margo Halsted in the University of Michigan’s “2023: A Century of Women and the Carillon” summer concert series. All concerts are free and family-friendly. To learn more about the centennial, visit www.CarillonWomen.org.
This year’s series features performers from across the country playing the great 53-bell 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.