Carillon Festival at Historic Bok Sanctuary

Historic Bok Sanctuary, formerly known as Bok Tower Gardens, is hosting the 20th annual Bok Tower Carillon Festival through March 4th.

There will be performances daily at 1 and 3 p.m., with a 7:30 p.m. “moonlight’ recital on March 2.

The Festival is part of the general admission, now $10 for adults and $3 for kids. Admission is half price after 5 p.m.

Tip: Most people sit on the grass or on benches under the shady oak trees near the tower’s base during the recitals. You will have a better musical experience if you move somewhat farther away. Stroll down the slope away from the tower until the tower’s mosaic grilles reappear over the tops of the oak trees. Then find a spot with an unobstructed view of the top of the tower. This way, the music will roll over the tree tops and cascade down the slope towards you.

For more information, call 863-676-1408.

Read my review of Historic Bok Sanctuary, then check out the other “Gardens & Edens” in the other Orlando.

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