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Carillon concert series kicks off 11th season on June 22

Princeton's 11th annual Summer Carillon Series begins Sunday, June 22, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 31, at Cleveland Tower on the Graduate College campus.

The concerts, Sundays at 1 p.m. throughout the summer, will feature acclaimed guest carillonneurs from across the nation and Europe. They will perform on the University's renowned Class of 1892 Bells , the fifth largest carillon in the country and one of the top ten in size worldwide. These musicians of exceptional talent and passion represent diverse backgrounds from full-time recitalists to weekend performers, including a family physician, a retired corporate executive, a cancer researcher, a Yale University political science student and a psychologist and book author who is also a Princeton alum.

"While our backgrounds are often quite different, carillonneurs share a love for bells and the carillon's extraordinary 500-year history," said Princeton University Carillonneur R. Robin Austin, who will open the new season performing the first recital. "Our guest carillonneurs always respond enthusiastically to our invitation to perform in the series because of Princeton's stature as the owner of one of the world's largest and finest carillons."

A list of dates and featured performers is available in a news release .

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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