Malmgren Concert Series 2013-2014

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All Concerts are free, handicapped accessible and are held in Hendricks Chapel.

Hendricks Chapel is committed to bringing arts of the highest quality to the Syracuse community at the lowest possible cost. The Malmgren Concert Series was made possible by a generous gift to Hendricks Chapel in 1991 from Esther Malmgren, a Syracuse University alumna. The series usually consists of three or four concerts a year, many of which feature the organ, Mrs. Malmgren’s favorite instrument.

For more information, call 315-443-2901.

2013-2014 Season

VincentVincent Dubois, organ

Sunday September 15, 2013 at 4 p.m.

Born in 1980, Vincent Dubois’ international career as a concert artist was launched in 2002 when he won the Recital Gold Medal at the Calgary International Organ Competition and the Grand Prize at the International Competition of Toulouse, France.  Since then, he has performed at music festivals and given concerts throughout Europe, North America, Asia and the Pacific.  He has appeared as guest soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong-Kong Philharmonic and Orquesta Filharmonica del Gran Canaria.  In March 2012, Mr. Dubois was appointed Director General of the Strasbourg National and Superior Conservatory of Music in France.  He is also the titular organist at the Cathedral in Soissons, France. 

Pictures at an Exhibition: Transcriptions for Trumpet & OrganTrumpet Organ

Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 4 p.m.

Originally composed as a suite for solo piano, Modest Musorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition has been transcribed for orchestra by numerous arrangers including Maurice Ravel and Leopold Stokowski.  This performance will feature yet another combination: trumpet and organ.  Syracuse University Organist Kola Owolabi will be joined by

Gabriel DiMartino, trumpet instructor at the Setnor School of Music.  They will perform several other works, including a concerto by the Venetian baroque composer Tomaso Albinoni.  

 Cardinal SingersThe University of Lousville Cardinal Singers

 Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 7:00pm

The Cardinal Singers is a select chamber choir of 32 singers, under the leadership of Kent Hatteberg.  This choir has performed at the Cuba/U.S. Choral Symposium (Havana, 2012),Taipei International Choral Festival (Taiwan, 2010), and the “Voices of the Baltics” Multi-cultural Conference (Tallinn, Estonia, 2007).  In the United States, they have performed for conventions of the American Choral Directors Association in Dallas, TX, Winston-Salem, NC,Oklahoma City, OK and Nashville, TN.  For their performance at Syracuse University, they will collaborate with the Syracuse University Singers who will join the Cardinal Singers in a few selections. 

Thomas Gaynor, organ - "Rising Star Recital"Gaynor

Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 4:00pm

A native of Wellington, New Zealand, Thomas Gaynor was an Organ Scholar at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Wellington for seven years, ultimately becoming Honorary Sub-Organist at the cathedral.  He is currently pursuing a Master of Music Degree at Eastman School of Music, where he studies with David Higgs.  In 2013, he was awarded second prize in the Arthur Poister Competition in Organ Playing and he was a finalist in the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition in Kennett Square, PA.