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March 22 Malmgren Concert to feature organ performance by ‘Rising Star’ Aaron Tan
March 22 Malmgren Concert to feature organ performance by ‘Rising Star’ Aaron TanMarch 10, 2009Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
Organist Aaron Tan will perform for this season’s Malmgren Concert Series’ Rising Star Recital on Sunday, March 22, in Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel.The concert will begin at 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Irving Garage and in the University’s West lots.
For this performance, Tan will perform works by Alain, Bach, Dupre, Durufle and Mozart.
At age 22, Tan is a passionate engineer, pianist, violinist and organist. He began his organ studies in 2004 with John Tuttle, and he is currently under the tutelage of Marilyn Mason in Ann Arbor, Mich.
This past year, Tan placed second in both the Royal Canadian College of Organists’ National Organ Competition and the Arthur Poister Competition. Tan has given concerts in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany and Switzerland. He is currently the organist at the First Presbyterian Church of Ypsilanti, Mich., and is pursuing a doctoral degree in materials science and engineering at the University of Michigan.The concert is part of the Malmgren Concert Series at Hendricks Chapel. The 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 wide variety of music.
Call Hendricks Chapel at 443-2901 for more information.
Musical offerings at Hendricks Chapel will continue on April 19 with the Hendricks Chapel Choir’s 2009 Spring Concert. The choir will preview the repertoire it will perform during its tour of South America in May.