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Carillon Recital

Saturday, May 12, 2007, 6:00 pm

Steve Ball, Carillonneur


1. Sprookje
Jef Rottiers
(1904-1985)
 
2. Summertime
From: Porgy and Bess
George Gershwin
(1898-1937)
Arranged for Carillon by
Steven Ball
 
3. Improvisation on a Theme
Submitted by the Audience
Steven Ball
(1979-)
 
4. Kartinki ss vïstavki
(Pictures at an Exhibition)
  Promenade I
    1. Gnomus
  Promenade II
    2. Il Vecchio Castello
  Promenade III
    3. Tuileries (Dispute d'enfant après jeux)
    4. Bydlo
  Promenade IV
    5. Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
    6. "Samuel" Goldenburg and "Schmuyle"
  Promenade V
    7. Catacombae (Sepulcrum Romanum)
    8. Con Mortuis in Lingua Mortua
    9. The Hut on Chicken's Legs (Baba-Yaga)
    10. The Great Gate of Kiev
Modest Mussorgsky
(1839-1881)
Arranged for Carillon by
Gideon Bodden
 
BIOGRAPHY
Steven Ball received his master's degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he was a student of Dr. Marilyn Mason. He has concertized and lectured extensively around the world as a classical organist, theater organist, carillonneur and campanologist. The recipient of a 2001 Fulbright Scholarship to the Netherlands for the continued study of Campanology, Mr. Ball is a former student of both the Dutch and Belgian Carillon Schools and is the co-founder of the internationally recognized Dutch/American campanological services company Het Molenpad Expertise.

Mr. Ball travels frequently as a concert artist and lecturer, and is in great demand for his silent film scores. He is the first person ever to accompany a silent film on the carillon. He has appeared on National Public Radio and his writings have been published in several journals. In addition to being Carillonneur at the University of Michigan and Organist at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lansing, Michigan, he holds one of the few staff theater organist positions still extant anywhere in the world at Ann Arbor's historic Michigan Theater.