Upcoming Events

The Prints of Lake Effect Editions at Syracuse University

Aug 01 – Nov 09, 2017
On view at the Palitz Gallery in New York City, this exhibition celebrates 10 years of printmaking in the School of Art’s printmaking studio.

The Prints of Lake Effect Editions at Syracuse University celebrates 10 years of printmaking with a selection of work created by a long list of young artists who have worked at the Syracuse University printmaking studio in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). Lake Effect Editions is a press entity at the University that publishes works by visiting artists invited by the printmaking professors to work with undergraduate and graduate students each semester. These visiting artists will typically give a public lecture; give critiques to the students they work with; and create an edition of prints with the students, faculty, and staff. Through this engagement with a working artist, Lake Effect and its guiding professors, Dusty Herbig and Holly Greenberg, hope to give students the opportunity to work directly with master print artists from both the academic and professional print worlds to create fine, hand-pulled editions of works on paper. Students work side by side with the visiting artists who share their knowledge of printmaking and the tricks and techniques not taught as part of the regular curriculum in the printmaking intensive, a part of the studio arts programs in VPA’s School of Art.

The Three Musketeers

Sep 20 – Oct 08, 2017
It’s all for one and fun for all when Alexandre Dumas’ legendary tale comes to life on the stage.

Adapted from the novel by Alexander Dumas
By Catherine Bush
Directed by Robert Hupp
Co-produced with the Syracuse University Department of Drama

It’s all for one and fun for all when Alexandre Dumas’ legendary tale comes to life on the stage. When a young man arrives in Paris to join the King’s musketeers, he soon finds himself caught up in political plots, romance, and of course multiple swordfights. Robert Hupp makes his Syracuse Stage directorial debut in swashbuckling style. En garde!

Just Our Type Exhibition | Genet Gallery

Oct 04 – Nov 12, 2017
An Exploration of Typography and the story behind Syracuse University's own Sherman typeface.

In 2016, Syracuse University hired Pentagram, the world’s largest independent design consultancy, to create a new visual identity for the 21st century. When it was discovered that there was a unique connection between the University and Frederic W. Goudy, one of America’s foremost type designers, and that the Special Collections Research Center was in possession of original Goudy type matrices, the decision was made to incorporate these original artifacts into the project. Just Our Type highlights the new Sherman Book typeface, developed from Goudy’s original design by Chester Jenkins of Village Type Foundry, the cornerstone of the University’s new brand identity. Through documentary video, didactic timelines and displays, and examples of original Goudy artifacts from the University’s Special Collections, this exhibition explores the elements typography through the lens of Syracuse’s own signature typeface.

Orange Central 2017

Oct 05 – 08, 2017
Orange Central 2017 is the homecoming celebration for everyone who bleeds Orange!

Orange Central is a once-a-year celebration for the entire Syracuse University community. Homecoming and reunion all rolled into one, it brings Syracuse University students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends together to enjoy dozens of activities, from lectures and panel discussions to campus tours, performances, and social and athletic events.

For alumni, Orange Central is a way to reminisce and reconnect, to explore SU’s newest places and programs, and to get to know today’s campus community. For students, it's the perfect time to show their Orange pride and enjoy a week filled with SU traditions hosted by the Traditions Commission, with free food, T-shirts, prizes, and more. 

View a full schedule and register for all events at orangecentral.syr.edu.

Orange Central Events of note for vpa alumni

Setnor School of Music Fall Festival Concert
Thursday, October 5
7 p.m. concert, Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College
8 p.m. reception, Winged Victory, Crouse College
The program will feature performances by Brazilian Ensemble, Hendricks Chapel Choir, and University Singers as well as a host of faculty and student chamber music collaborations.

Invention Accelerator Showcase
Friday, October 6
10 a.m.-noon
This past summer, teams of undergrads--including industrial and interaction design students in the School of Design--became inventors in Syracuse University's first “Design, Prototype, and Pitch” competition. Come see their novel creations and speak with the student inventors! Free.

Melvin A. Eggers Senior Alumni Luncheon
Friday, October 6
Noon-2 p.m.
Enjoy a special luncheon at the former Hotel Syracuse as we honor VPA alumnus Warren “Cookie” Kimble ’57 with the Melvin A. Eggers Senior Alumni Award for his lifelong commitment, dedication, and service to his alma mater. Kimble is America’s best-known contemporary folk artist and considered one of today’s top home furnishings designers, with his images translated into dinnerware, rugs, furniture, textiles, and more. Music by a student string quartet.
Attire: Business casual 
Event cost: Charge includes three-course luncheon and beverages

Communication and Rhetorical Studies Alumni Lunch
Friday, October 6
1-2 p.m.
Reconnect with alumni and faculty; hear the latest about the communication and rhetorical studies program. Afterward, there will be an alumni panel for students. Free; includes lunch and refreshments.

Crouse College Chimes Tour
Saturday, October 7
8:15-9:40 a.m. (Several time slots available - 10 minute intervals)
Time slot one: 8:15–8:25 a.m. | Time slot two: 8:30–8:40 a.m.
Time slot three: 8:45–8:55 a.m. | Time slot four: 9–9:10 a.m.
Time slot five: 9:15–9:25 a.m. | Time slot six: 9:30–9:40 a.m.
Your Chimemaster tour guide will take you to the highest heights of Crouse College to see and hear the bells that compose the “Chimes of Crouse.” Guests can also visit Setnor Auditorium to hear the Holtkamp Organ. Please note that the bell tower tour requires steep staircase climbing and walking. Free.

Holtkamp Organ Presentation
Saturday, October 7
9-9:30 a.m.
University Organist Anne Laver will take you on a historical trip featuring an up-close-and-personal visit with the Holtkamp organ housed in Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College. She will be available for questions and conversation about the organ following the presentation. Free.

Marching Band Photo
​Saturday, October 7
1.5 hours before the football game
Be on the Quad during the Gameday Tailgate for the traditional Marching Band performance on the steps of Hendricks Chapel, and listen for your cue to join the group on the stairs for the annual Marching Band photo. Receive a special Marching Band button! Free.

Hendricks Chapel Choir Sung Prayer
Saturday, October 7
Following the football game
The Hendricks Chapel Choir will give a 45-minute sampling of its weekly Sung Evening Prayer. Take this opportunity to connect with fellow alumni and current members of the choir. Receive a special Hendricks Chapel Choir button! Free; includes light refreshments.

Malmgren Concert Series: Anne Laver Faculty Organ Recital
Sunday, October 8
4-5:30 p.m.
University Organist Anne Laver performs a recital as part of the Malmgren Concert Series at Hendricks Chapel. The program features works for the organ by female composers on the chapel’s 1952 Holtkamp organ.

Sana Musasama | Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Oct 5, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Musasama’s travels have transformed Sana and her approach to clay.

Sana Musasama received her BA from City College of New York, NY (1973) and her MFA from Alfred University, NY (1988). Musasama began traveling as a way to recover identity and cultural place. Clay was a geographical catalyst that brought her first to West Africa. She studied Mende pottery in Sierra Leone (1974-75) and ventured later to Japan, China, South America and Cambodia. She has continued her quest, expanding her interests to tribal adornment practices in various indigenous cultures. She is challenged by the concerns surrounding the safety of women, specifically the rituals involving rites of passage, female chastity and the “purification” of the female body.

Setnor Fall Festival Concert

Oct 5, 2017
7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
The Fall Festival is an evening of music ranging from Elgar to the Beatles performed by faculty and students.

Setnor School of Music presents its first-ever Fall Festival, an evening of music ranging from Elgar to the Beatles performed by faculty and students.

The program will feature performances by Brazilian Ensemble, Hendricks Chapel Choir, and University Singers as well as a host of faculty and student chamber music collaborations. Highlights include Khachaturian's Sabre Dance for two pianos, four pianists, and string quartet; selections from song cycles by Eric Whitacre and Lori Laitman; an arrangement of Massenet's Méditation from Thaïs for alto saxophone and piano; a flute duet; and a special arrangement of Let it Be for strings and organ that features a surprise invention.

A festive dessert reception will immediately follow the concert at Winged Victory on the 2nd floor.

For more information about Orange Central Weekend events, please visit the Orange Central website.


Brazilian Ensemble; Elisa and Joshua Dekaney, directors

Hlohonolofatsa | arr. Daniel Jackson (b. 1957)
Hendricks Chapel Choir; Jose “Peppie” Calvar, director
Nick Godzak, tenor soloist

Welcome Remarks
Martha Sutter, Director, Setnor School of Music

Sabre Dance | Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978)
Ida Trebicka, Steven Heyman, David Lee, and Lorivert Cobo, piano; Rebecca Phillips, Patricia Jancova, violins; Emily Lane, viola; Egor Antonenko, cello

Five Hebrew Love Songs | Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)
I. Temuná
II. Kalá kallá
III. Laróv
V. Rakút
Julianna Sabol, soprano; Laura Bossert, violin; Ida Trebicka, piano

Méditation from Thaïs | Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
Diane Hunger, alto saxophone; Ida Trebicka, piano

As Torrents in Summer | Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Good News, Chariot’s a-Comin’ | arr. Moses Hogan (1957-2003)

University Singers; John Warren, director

Rondo from Andante and Rondo | Franz Doppler (1821-1883)
Kelly Covert and Dana DiGennaro, flute; Ida Trebicka, piano

Seed of Dream | Lori Laitman (b. 1955)
“Beneath the Whiteness of Your Stars”
Kathleen Roland-Silverstein, soprano; Gregory Wood, cello; Ida Trebicka, piano

String Quintet in G Major, Op. 77 | Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Scherzo: Allegro vivace
Laura Bossert, Rebecca Phillips, violin; Emily Lane, viola; Egor Antonenko, Terry King, cello

Organ Improvisation
Anne Laver, organ

Let It Be | Paul McCartney (b. 1942)
arranged by Kaleigh Accord, Geofrey Cua, Aleksandre Roderick-Lorenz
Laura Bossert, Rebecca Phillips, Geofrey Cua, violin; Aleksandre Roderick-Lorenz , viola: Egor Antonenko, cello

Organ Improvisation
Anne Laver, organ