The final carillon concert of the Jane A. Meyer Carillon Series 2014 season will begin at 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Duane G. Meyer Library, featuring Missouri State carillonneur, Dr. Jeremy Chesman. Refreshments will be served throughout the concert and guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Following the concert, there will be a tour of the carillon and a meet and greet with the artist on the library steps. In case of rain, seating will be moved to the covered patio area located at the library entrance. Parking is available in Parking Lot #19, located across from the library on John Q. Hammons Parkway.
This week’s program
Chesman will perform songs from Bach’s Suite No. 1 for cello, Fiddler on the Roof, the 1970s Swedish pop group, ABBA, and more.
About the artist
Chesman is an associate professor of music at Missouri State University. His performances have been broadcast in the United States, the Netherlands and Japan. He has performed in France, Belgium and Portugal, where he played a recital of American music at the National Palace in Mafra on the European Union’s day of mourning for the events of September 11.
Chesman studied carillon with Margo Halsted and Todd Fair at the University of Michigan, where he was the first person to earn a Master of Music degree in Carillon Performance. As a fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation, he studied carillon with Eddy Mariën and composition with Geert D’Hollander at the Royal Carillon School of Belgium, where he earned a Final Diploma with Distinction.