We are thrilled to announce the 2021 return of the Summer Carillon Concert Series!

Wednesdays in July, rain or shine, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
In-person, on the Trinity College quadrangle

July 7: Joey Brink
University of Chicago

July 14: Paul Stelben
Guilford, Connecticut

July 21: Ellen Dickinson
Trinity College

July 28: Ellen Dickinson
Trinity College


The Summer Carillon Concert Series is the start of Trinity College’s celebration of the anniversary of the 200th birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted and participation in Olmsted 200.

We are pleased to offer four outdoor carillon concerts this summer. Due to the pandemic, the chamber series is on hold for another year. We look forward to offering our full Summer Music Series in 2022. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you in July!

All concerts will take place on the Main Quad. Parking is available in any campus space.

Visitors to campus are no longer required to wear masks outside. When visiting our indoor public restrooms, a mask is required. We encourage social distancing between groups picnicking on the Quad.

The Carillon Recital Series has been a Hartford tradition since 1949, featuring national and international guest artists. The audience is invited to enjoy the music of the 49-bell Plumb Memorial Carillon, one of approximately 200 such instruments in North America.

The 2020 series was presented virtually. Click here to watch last year’s recitals.

Behind the Soundtrack of Trinity

It would be difficult to find a member of the Trinity College community who has never heard the bells of the historic Trinity Chapel. Ellen Dickinson—musician, composer, and college carillonneur at Trinity—is the woman behind that music and has served the college for a decade.