Calendar of Events

Summer Carillon Concert: John Widmann

  1. Monday July 26 7:00pm
Burton Memorial Tower

Date change from July 17

John Widmann, City Carillonneur of the City of Frederick, MD, performs the fourth of our "7 at 7" Monday night carillon concerts at Burton Memorial Tower. His program ranges from original compositions for carillon to classical transcriptions to movie themes.

The annual series takes place at 7 PM on Mondays from June 21 to August 9, featuring performers from Michigan and around the U.S. playing either Burton or Lurie Tower. Concerts are free and family-friendly. The carillon is an outdoor instrument, and attendees are requested to maintain social distance in the outdoor listening areas surrounding the towers. Attendees are required to follow the University of Michigan, Washtenaw County, Michigan state, and federal guidelines for large outdoor gatherings.

Please fill out our convenient pre-registration form: This information will be kept for 21 days after the concert, and will only be used for contact tracing if confirmed COVID-19 cases become associated with the gathering.

BIOGRAPHY: John Widmann is the City Carillonneur for the City of Frederick, Maryland, where he plays recitals every Sunday at 12:30, year-round, on the Joseph Dill Baker Carillon in Baker Park. He has now held that position for twenty-nine years. Mr. Widmann graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and completed in his Master of Music degree from Towson University in 2011. In addition to his Sunday recitals, he recently retired from Frederick County Public Schools where he was a General/Vocal Music teacher. He is also a freelance organist and conductor. Mr. Widmann became a Carillonneur Member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America in 1996, and is a past member of the national board of that organization. He maintains an active concert schedule, and has played frequently in the U.S., along with recitals in Belgium, France, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, England, Canada, and the Netherlands Antilles. He lives in Frederick with his wife and sometimes their two grown children.

Free - no tickets required