Carillon Concert- Inspired by Olmsted
Sunday, August 21st 12:00pm
Musician: Austin Ferguson
Location: McGinley Pavilion at the Chicago Botanic Garden
Please visit chicagobotanic.org for admission information
*This concert is free and included with a Garden General Admission Ticket
*Parking fee applies
The Garden is partnering with Olmsted 200 to present a Carillon Concert in celebration of Frederick Law Olmsted. In 2021, the National Association for Olmsted Parks (NAOP) sponsored a juried carillon composition competition to create five new pieces for the Carillon. This concert will feature “Four Miniatures” Composed by prize-winner Geert D’hollander, along with other garden-themed pieces to celebrate.
About the Performer:
A native of Longview, Texas, Austin Ferguson holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Theory from The University of Texas at Austin. He is an active member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, where he serves as Co-Editor of Carillon News, the Guild’s newsletter, and on the Legal and PR/Website Committees. In July 2020, he was elected to and began serving his first term on the Guild’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Ferguson was named Carillonneur of Mayo Clinic in February 2017, where he performs eight weekly recitals 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, Austin serves as Co-Director of Music at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Rochester.