In the Loop
Guest Recital

*CANCELLED* Florida Carillon Festival

  • Date & Time
    • Saturday, March 14, 2020 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    This event is cancelled as of now. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    The First Annual Florida Carillon Festival continues on Saturday, March 14th at 6PM with a performance by guest artist Austin Ferguson, carillonneur at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The program offers many selections appropriate for St. Patrick’s Day, closing with an arrangement of “When Irish Eyes are Smiling.”

    A native of Longview, Texas, Austin Ferguson played the Kniker Carillon at the University of Texas at Austin from 2011 to 2015. In February of 2017, Mr. Ferguson was named the fourth Carillonneur of the Mayo Clinic, 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.

    Guest artists of the Florida Carillon Festival, in its inaugural year, will perform a series of concerts on all four carillons in the state (Venice, Lake Wales, Gainesville, and Clearwater). The last program of the series will be on April 18th.

    The program is free and open to the public! Blankets and lawn chairs welcomed. Programs may be found on both the north and south sides of the tower.

  • Links
  • Venue
    Century Tower Carillon
    FL 32611
    Century Tower Carillon Website