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ASU student carillonneur to give recital


January 09, 2014

Arizona State Credit Union student carillonneur Jacob Hofeling will give a free recital at 5:30 p.m., Jan. 16. The program will include Hofeling’s own compositions and other popular works.

Hofeling, an undergraduate organ performance major at Arizona State University, was the winner of the inaugural composition contest sponsored by the ASU Carillon Society. His work was titled “Re-Awakening.”

Guests may listen to the concert outside the Memorial Union, on Old Main Lawn or at the carillon, located on the Lower Level of Old Main on ASU’s Tempe campus.

The Maas-Rowe Symphonic Carillon, with 258 bells, is the largest such instrument in the United States. It was given to ASU in 1966 by Associated Students of ASU as a memorial to those in the ASU community who gave their lives in service to their country.

The carillon was put in storage when Matthews Center was remodeled ,and was lost for approximately 30 years. It was re-discovered in 2002 and re-dedicated in 2005.

Tax-deductible gifts for the carillon can be made through the ASU Foundation, at http://www.asufoundation.org/asucarillon.

For more information, send an e-mail to carillon@asu.edu, or call Carl Cross, at (480) 965-2113.