When James T. Spencer, director of the Syracuse University Brass Ensemble (SUBE), turned to accept the applause at the 2018 Great American Brass Band Festival (GABBF) in Danville, Kentucky, he joked to himself, “Now what do we do for an…
Malmgren Concert Series Kicks Off Sept. 24 with Hausmann String Quartet
The Hausmann String Quartet will be the first guest for the 2017-18 season of Hendricks Chapel’s Malmgren Concert Series on Sunday, Sept. 24.
The concert, “Reason Gone Mad,” will begin at 4 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel and is free and open to the public. Parking will be available in the Irving Garage.
The quartet, based in San Diego, will pair new works with the music of Austrian composer Franz Joseph Hayden, who was known for his humor. Miniatures by Ana Sokolovic, Igor Stravinsky and George Antheil will frame two of Haydn’s wittiest works—the “Joke” Quartet and the circus-like Opus 74/2, adding up to a concert embodying Groucho Marx’s definition of humor—“reason gone mad.”
The series was made possible by a generous gift to Hendricks Chapel from alumna Esther Malmgren ’42 in 1991. The free concerts, held throughout the year, feature a wide variety of music.
Upcoming concerts in Hendricks Chapel include “Feminine Voices” featuring organist Anne Laver and soprano Janet Brown (Oct. 8); “Sonatas, Suites and Reflections,” featuring cellist Adriana Contino and harpsichordist Michael Unger (Jan. 21, 2018); a Rising Star Recital with organist Alcee Chriss III (Feb. 25, 2018) and “Voices of the Shoah,” featuring the Hendricks Chapel Choir directed by José “Peppie” Calvar (March 4, 2018).
For more information, call Hendricks Chapel at 315.443.2901 or visit hendricks.syr.edu.