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The carillon’s 47 bells weigh a combined 10 tons, and are crowded into the tower with the workings that connect to the keyboard below.

TOM BAUER/Missoulian

Celebrated carillon and organ artist Tin-Shi Tam will perform a free carillon recital at noon Monday from the University of Montana clock tower in Main Hall. The music can be heard from the UM Oval and will ring in the last week of regular classes for spring semester.

The recital will feature works by Johann Christian Bach, Ronald Barnes, Wang Hui-Ran, Federico Mompou and Scott Joplin.

Tam, the Cownie Professor of Music, university carillonneur and chair of the keyboard division at Iowa State University, has performed recitals in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the U.S. She has been a featured carillon recitalist at several international festivals and conferences.

UM’s carillon features 47 bells. It chimes on every hour and half-hour, and music is played live at noon Monday through Friday.

For more information, contact UM School of Music adjunct assistant professor Nancy Cooper at 243-6889 or nancy.cooper@umontana.edu.

​Reach the Missoulian newsroom at @missoulian, at newsdesk@missoulian.com or at (406) 523-5240

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