Malmgren Concert Series to host organist Bruce Neswick in Nov. 14 concert
Malmgren Concert Series to host organist Bruce Neswick in Nov. 14 concertNovember 04, 2004Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
Organist Bruce Neswick will perform as part of the Malmgren Concert Series at Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel on Nov. 14 at 4 p.m.
Neswick will improvise at the organ and perform works by J.S. Bach, Herbert Howells, Larry King, David Hurd, Johannes Brahms and Maurice Durufle during the concert, which is free and open to the public.
Neswick is one of America’s major talents in the field and is especially noted for his superb ability as an improvisateur, a craft in which only a few organists in the United States have made their specialty. He is frequently asked to include improvisations in his recitals and at hymn festivals.
He has won prizes at the 1989 San Anselmo Organ Festival, the 1990 Boston American Guild of Organists’ national convention and the 1992 Rochette Concours at the Conservatoire de Musique in Geneva, Switzerland.
Neswick is canon for music at St. Philip’s Cathedral in Atlanta. He graduated from the Pacific Lutheran University in his native Washington state and from the Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music in New Haven, Conn.
The Malmgren Concert Series was made possible by a generous gift to Hendricks Chapel from alumna Esther Malmgren ’42 in 1991. The free Sunday afternoon concerts, held throughout the year, feature a vide variety of music.
Call Hendricks Chapel at 443-2901 for more information.