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Carillon Recital

John Widmann is the City Carillonneur for the City of Frederick, Maryland, where he plays recitals every Sunday at noon, year round, on the Joseph Dill Baker Carillon in Baker Park. He has held that position for twenty five years. Mr. Widmann graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and completed in his Master of Music degree from Towson University in 2011. In addition to his Sunday recitals, he is employed by Frederick County Public Schools as a General/Vocal Music teacher. He is also a freelance organist and conductor. Mr. Widmann became a Carillonneur member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America in 1996 and is a past member of the National Board of that organization. He maintains an active concert schedule and has performed in the US, the Netherlands, England, Canada, and the Netherlands Antilles. His program will include works written only for carillon by Geoffrey Cook, Jef Denyn, Emilien Allard and Roy Hamlin Johnson as well as transcriptions of classical pieces by Bach and Mendelssohn and arrangements of folk songs and tunes from the Disney movie "Beauty and the Beast".