SU carillon summer concert is Thursday at 7 p.m.

Lisa Lonie and Janet Tebbel.

What does summer sound like? Two of America’s most distinguished carillonneurs will give their answer with a concert on Salisbury University’s Brown and Church carillon, Thursday, June 28, at 7 p.m.

The SU performance is free, held rain or shine, and the public is invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs, a picnic dinner, and enjoy the sounds of summer from Red Square.

The one-hour program, which opens with Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever,” includes a tribute to Leroy Anderson (e.g. “Jazz Pizzicato,” “The Typewriter” and “Fiddle Faddle”) and perennial favorites by Mozart (“Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”), Sondheim (“Send in the Clowns”), Leonard Cohen (“Hallelujah”), and Kabalewsky (“Comedian’s Gallop”).

Also featured are works composed for the carillon by Frank DellaPenna and Geert D’hollander.

Afterward, there will be tours of the carillon tower. The public may see the keyboard, and talk to guest artists Lisa Lonie and Janet Tebbel.

“This will be the first performance of four-hand carillon music on our instrument,” said Dr. William Folger, co-chair of the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance. “We are happy to have Lisa and Janet as guests, performing solo and in tandem.”

Good friends and colleagues, the duo has performed off and on for a quarter of a century as The Treblemakers. They have appeared in many carillon festivals and summer series throughout North America and Europe including the prestigious International Carillon Festival at Bok Tower Gardens, FL (2017).  In 2014 they represented the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA) at the World Carillon Federation congress in Belgium, performing a duet recital. Thereafter, they embarked on an extended tour of the Netherlands, concertizing on a variety of modern and historical carillons, one of which dated to 1659.

Both have distinguished musical backgrounds and have held GCNA leadership positions. Lonie is the carillonneur of Princeton University, St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh, Pa., and Church of the Holy Trinity (Philadelphia) which houses the oldest carillon (1882) in North America.

A graduate of Penn State University, she is known for her musical wit and creative programming. Lonie is a frequent solo recitalist throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe and has performed for the American Guild of Organists.

She is a featured performer on Princeton Carillon, Class of 1892 CD and on the NBC television special Ringing in the Holidays at Longwood Gardens.  Over 10,000 copies of her CD, The Bells of Christmas at Longwood Gardens, have been sold.

Tebbel is a carillonneur in the historic Germantown section of Philadelphia for the First United Methodist Church and its 50-bell Taylor carillon, and the Miraculous Medal Shrine, with a 47-bell Paccard/Bigelow carillon.

She began her carillon studies at the University of Michigan and earned a master’s degree in organ at the Eastman School of Music. She also spent a year at the Royal Carillon School in Belgium, studying with Piet van den Broek.  She too is a recitalist throughout North America and Europe.

Less than a year old, the Brown and Church Carillon was dedicated in September 2017.  It was made possible by a $2.4 million gift by Delaware entrepreneur Bill Church, in memory of his late partner Sam Brown. It is the only traditional carillon at a university campus in Maryland.

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