04/30/2014 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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Geisel Library, Main Floor
The Library Chimes: Hear Bells during Spring Quarter–and See an Exhibit.
The carillon atop the Geisel Library building tolls hourly automatically as a timepiece, but for special occasions the bells can be played live manually via a rooftop piano keyboard.
Hear the bells ring out special selections on April 30 at 4:00 p.m. and June 1 at noon. Both performances are dedicated to carillon donor Joe Rubinger. Rubinger insisted the campus accept the chimes as a gift. He noticed the absence of a carillon in the 1980’s while he was here organizing and founding the Institute for Continued Learning: “You can’t have school spirit without chimes!”
We will commemorate Rubinger’s birthday on June 1st at noon with a special peal. The anniversary of his beloved Institute for Continued Learning (now called the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) will be celebrated with a set of Joe’s favorite songs at 4:00 p.m. on June 1st.
Visit Geisel West, 2nd floor during spring quarter to see a small exhibit about Joe’s bells (officially called the Irene Rubinger/ICL Memorial Carillon), including original scores written for our carillon, and unusual ephemera associated with the performances.
For more information: (858) 822-5758 or firstname.lastname@example.org