Bok Tower Gardens

International Carillon Festival

Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017
All Day

Celebrating more than 88 years of musical and cultural heritage, Bok Tower Gardens presents the 23rd International Carillon Festival March 4-12.  The highly anticipated music festival features world-renowned carillonneurs performing daily concerts at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. The Visitor Center will feature historical exhibits on the history, construction and sound of the carillon from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Festival concerts are included with general admission.

23rd International Carillon Festival Events

Hidden Garden Melodies, March 4-5 and March 11-12, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Included in general admission.
Enjoy internationally-inspired, impromptu live music on the Blue Palmetto Café Terrace.

Sunset Mix & Mingle Carillon Concert, March 6, 6:00 p.m.
Concert: $10 per person; free for members
Concert & Reception: $35 person; $25 member
Celebrate one of the most unique musical experiences with a Moonlight Concert under the light of a full moon with cocktail reception to follow in the Gardens Outdoor Kitchen where guests can meet the artists. 

Singing Tower Exterior Tour, March 6-10, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Included in general admission.
Learn more about the Singing Tower’s history with a guided tour of the exterior of the Singing Tower highlighting its history, artistry, architecture and construction. After the tour, enjoy a half-hour carillon concert.

Goldfish Carillon Children’s Concert, March 8, 10:00 a.m.
Included in general admission.
Children are invited to experience a musical presentation of interactive carillon music, meet the artists, learn about the Singing Tower and enjoy light healthy snacks. 

Moonlight Mix and Mingle Carillon Concert, March 10, 7:30 p.m.
Concert: $10 per person; free for members
Concert & Reception: $35 person; $25 member
Spend an evening beneath the live oaks as carillon melodies float down from the Singing Tower and the moon beams illuminate the Singing Tower with cocktail reception to follow at Pinewood Estate where guests can meet the artists. 

Daily Concerts

The festival features daily concerts by four outstanding professional carillonneurs, Koen Cosaert, Frans Haagen, Lisa Lonie and Ellen Dickinson who are all first-time festival performers and leading international performers among their peers. Each guest carillonneur will present four concerts each, some of them will be digitally-synthesized music with live bells, various themed recitals carillon duet concerts and more. Together with Geert, these accomplished guest carillonneurs will perform throughout the nine-day festival at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. daily.  

You may also be interested in Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales Museum & Cultural Center or Lake Wales.