Syracuse Legacies Organ Conference and Festival

March 29-31, 2019



Join us for these public performances celebrating the contributions of Arthur Poister, Calvin Hampton, and Walter Holtkamp, Sr.

Presented in partnership with the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, the Syracuse Legacies Organ Conference aims to highlight the important accomplishments of Poister, Hampton, and Holtkamp, Sr. in the context of twentieth-century American organ culture. The campus of Syracuse University, with its landmark instruments built by Walter Holtkamp Sr. in Crouse College’s Setnor Auditorium and sister instrument in Hendricks Chapel, is the ideal location for a conference devoted to this period in American music history.


Organ Recital by Cherry Rhodes
Music of Calvin Hampton
Friday, March 29, 8 p.m. | Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College
Organ Concert Featuring Katharine Pardee and William Porter
Music of Bach, Bonnal, Dupré, and Tournemire
Saturday, March 30, 8 p.m. | Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College
Hymn and Anthem Festival Featuring Music of Calvin Hampton
Kola Owolabi, organist
Hendricks Chapel Choir and Festival Community Choir
José “Peppie” Calvar, director
Sunday, March 31, 4 p.m. | Hendricks Chapel
Dean’s Weekly Convocation (CART provided)
When in our music, God is glorified
Rev. Dr. Brian Konkol, Dean of Hendricks Chapel, speaker
Music by Janet Brown, Anne Laver, Samuel Kuffuor-Afriyie, and the Hendricks Chapel Choir
Sunday, March 31, 7 p.m. | Hendricks Chapel


We welcome people with disabilities. The venues listed above are accessible, and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be provided when noted. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Michelle Taylor at or 315.443.2191 two weeks prior to the event.

Free and accessible concert parking is available on campus in the Q-1 lot, located behind Crouse College. Overflow parking will be available in Hillside, Q-3, and Q-4 lots.

All events are free and open to the public. Visit to learn about additional conference events requiring advance registration.