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Hopeman Carillon Summer Concert Series: Tom Gurin

This free Hopeman Carillon Concert will feature Tom Gurin, the Duke University Chapel Carillonneur. We hope you will join us on the Eastman Quad to hear Tom Gurin play more than three tons of bells. Feel free to stick around after the concert to meet the performer!

Attendees are welcome to bring folding chairs, blankets, snacks or picnics, and relax on the lawn of the Eastman Quadrangle to enjoy the carillon performance. The performers are available to greet the audience on the steps of Rush Rhees Library 15 minutes after the completion of the program.

Parking Information

Parking will be available starting at 4:00 at Library Lot. (Google Maps location:

Covid Information
We ask that attendees be vaccinated and that groups maintain social distancing from other groups. Vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks.

About the performer
Tom Gurin is Duke University Chapel Carillonneur. In May 2021, he performed the inaugural carillon recital at North Carolin State University.

Gurin is a graduate of Yale University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in music composition in 2018, studying with Kathryn Alexander. He was President of the Yale University Guild of Carillonneurs. He attended the Royal Carillon School "Jef Denyn" in Mechelen, Belgium as a United States Fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation. He studied carillon performance with Eddy Mariën and composition with Erik Vandevoort and Rachel Perfecto, graduating in 2019 with great distinction. He has been a member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America since 2017.

Outside of carillon performance, Gurin is an active composer for orchestras, chamber concerts, films, and other settings. He has contributed to numerous international festivals, including the high score New Music Festival in Pavia, Italy, and the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival at Mannes School of Music in New York City, where he was an Emerging Composer Fellow. The Yale Symphony Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra of China, the Sonus Foundation for New Music and Contemporary Performing Arts, and other ensembles and organizations have performed his compositions. In fall 2021, he will begin a year-long artist residency at the United States Foundation in Paris as a Fulbright Scholar. A recipient of the joint Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley Award, he will study in the music composition studio at the École Normale de Musique de Paris while on leave from Duke.

Gurin's published carillon works include "At Rain-Starred Windows" (2021), which received a performance award from the Johan Franco Composition Contest, "Things with Feathers" (2019), and "Air," which was selected as a winner of the Twilight Composition Contest at the 74th Congress of the GCNA. For more information, please visit

About our carillon
For more information about the Hopeman Carillon, please visit, or our Facebook page   

For more information about carillons in general, feel free to visit the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America's website, or their Facebook page

Wednesday, July 7 at 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Eastman Quadrangle
Eastman Quadrangle Rochester, NY 14627

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Arts and Entertainment, Performances


General Public, Students


performing arts




Arthur Satz Department of Music
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