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Carillon News: Inspired by Olmsted

March 28, 2022

The National Association for Olmsted Parks announces results of its “Inspired by Olmsted,” a carillon composition competition designed to celebrate the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted. The competition is part of the association’s “Olmsted 200” celebration of the 200th birthday of Olmsted in 2022. First prize is awarded to Geert D’hollander, Winter Haven, Florida, for Four Miniatures (“Spring Flowers at the U.S. Capitol Grounds,” “The Reflection Pond at Bok Tower,” “A Court Dance at the Biltmore Gardens,” and “Central Park in the Fall”). Second prize is presented to ​​Peter Paul Olejar, Raleigh, North Carolina, for Four Olmsted Landscapes (“Introduction: Homage–Frederick Law Olmsted,” “Niagara Falls State Park,” “U.S. Capitol Grounds,” “Biltmore,” and “Central Park, NYC”). Third prize is a tie between Joey Brink, Chicago, Illinois (a member of The Diapason’s 20 Under 30 Class of 2015), for beneath a canopy of trees and Ellen Dickinson, Wilton, Connecticut, for Oasis in the City: Change Rings Through. Honorable mention goes to Tom Gurin, Raleigh, North Carolina, for his Concealed Design.

The works were and are scheduled to be performed publicly as follows: March 16–20 at the International Carillon Festival, Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, Florida; April 26, The Riverside Church, New York, New York; May 6–7, Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.; June 18, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; and September 24–25, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. The scores to the works are available as a free download. For information: olmsted200.org.

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