UCSB Department of Music
UC Santa Barbara, Department of Music
Santa Barbara, CA  93106-6070
(805) 893-3230 (Phone)   |   (805) 893-7194 (Fax)
UCSB Summer Carillon Recital: Margo Halsted, UC Santa Barbara
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Margo Halsted, UC Santa Barbara
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   UCSB Carillonist Margo Halsted will present a recital on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. at Storke Tower on the UCSB campus. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
   About the Storke Tower Carillon UCSB's Storke Tower and its carillon were a gift from Thomas Storke, former publisher of the Santa Barbara News-Press. The instrument consists of 61 bells cast by Petit & Fritsen of the Netherlands, with the bells weighing from 18 pounds to 2.5 tons, and spanning five octaves. The UCSB carillon is a much larger modern copy of historical instruments that were invented approximately 500 years ago in the Low Countries of Europe. Tower bells had previously been used for signaling time and for additional signals such as "Close the City Gates", "Go to church", and "An enemy is coming." Eventually, the number of bells was increased and were hooked up to a keyboard to facilitate the performance of music. A melody was often played to attract the attention of the townspeople before the hour bell tolled the time throughout the day. A carillon is played with the fists and feet, and the action is completely mechanical. To vary the dynamics of the music, the performer must strike the key harder or use a lighter touch, much like a piano.
   Event Category & Type:   Music - Classical ( Concerts, Shows & Performances)

VENUE
   UCSB Storke Tower, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA  93106

TICKETING
   Admission:  FREE to All
   Ticket Pricing:  From $0 to $0    http://music.ucsb.edu/news/event/1348
   Phone:  (805) 893-3230
   Internet:  Website

OTHER
   This event is ..... Open to the Public




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