Upcoming Events

Presented in partnership with the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, the Syracuse Legacies Organ Conference aims to highlight the important accomplishments of Arthur Poister, Calvin Hampton, and Walter Holtkamp, Sr. in the context of 20th-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.

For most events listed below, you must register for the conference. Performances open to the public are noted. See full details and schedule for the organ conference and register.

Friday, March 29

2 - 4:30 p.m. | Registration, Hendricks Chapel Narthex
3 - 4:30 p.m. | Improvisation masterclass with William Porter, Hendricks Chapel
5 - 6 p.m. | Welcome Keynote address by Christopher Marks, Location TBC
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Reception, Location TBC 
8 p.m. | Organ recital by Cherry Rhodes: music of Calvin Hampton; Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College (free and open to the public)

Saturday, March 30

9 a.m. - Noon | Lectures, Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building
Lunch on your own
2 - 3:30 p.m. | Festival choir rehearsal for Malmgren concert, Hendricks Chapel
2 - 3:30 p.m. | Masterclass with Cherry Rhodes: music of Calvin Hampton, Setnor Auditorium
4 - 5:30 p.m. | Lectures, Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building
6 - 7:30 p.m. | Conference dinner (additional fee required), Goldstein Faculty and Alumni Center, Second Floor
8 p.m. | Organ concert featuring Katherine Pardee and William Porter: music of Bach, Bonnal, Dupré, and Tournemire; Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College (free and open to the public)

Sunday, March 31

10 - 11:30 a.m. | Open console on the Crouse Holtkamp, Setnor Auditorium
Noon - 1:30 p.m. | Brunch (additional fee required), Goldstein Faculty and Alumni Center, Second Floor
2 - 3:30 p.m. | Lectures and panel discussion, Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building
4 p.m. | Malmgren Concert Series featuring hymns and choral anthems by Calvin Hampton featuring Kola Owolabi, organist and Hendricks Chapel Choir and Festival Community Choir with José “Peppie” Calvar, director; Hendricks Chapel Sanctuary (free and open to the public)
6 p.m. | Reception, Hendricks Chapel Noble Room
7 p.m. | Hendricks Chapel Dean’s Convocation with Rev. Dr. Brian Konkol and featuring music by Janet Brown, Anne Laver, Samuel Kuffuor-Afriyie, and the Hendricks Chapel Choir; Hendricks Chapel Sanctuary (free and open to the public)


CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) services will be provided for the March 31 Dean's Convocation. If you require additional accommodations to fully participate in the concert events, please contact Michelle Taylor at 315.443.2191 or mjtaylor@syr.edu two weeks prior to the event date.


Setnor Auditorium events are streamed live. Please note that the video player will not become active until immediately prior to the concert’s start time.

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For the concert events, parking is complimentary and available on a first-come, first-served basis in Irving Garage. Accessible parking is available in the Q-1 lot. When parking for concert events, please inform parking attendants that you are attending a concert event so they may direct you.