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‘Rising Star’ Bradley Fitch to perform in first Malmgren Concert of the season on Nov. 4 at Syracuse University
‘Rising Star’ Bradley Fitch to perform in first Malmgren Concert of the season on Nov. 4 at Syracuse UniversityOctober 22, 2007Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
Organist Bradley Fitch will kick off the 2007-08 Esther Drake and John Vincent Malmgren Concert Series at Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel on Sunday, Nov. 4.
The concert, a “Rising Star Organ Recital,” will begin at 4 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel and is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Irving Garage and in the University’s West lots.
The program will include music by Butxehude, Bach, Brahms, Petr Eben and Maurice Durufle.
Fitch, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, is enrolled in the doctor of music arts program at the University of Oklahoma, where he is studying under John Schwandt. At the university, Fitch is actively involved in teaching, organ maintenance and the restoration of a Moller op. 5819 organ, which will be installed in a building on the campus. He also serves as organist for McFarlin United Methodist Church in Norman, Okla.
Fitch received a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and a master’s degree from Indiana University.
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.
Other scheduled performers in the 2007-08 Malmgren season are organist Hector Olivera, Dec. 9; Composer and guitarist Phil Kline and chamber music vocal ensemble Lionheart, Jan. 27, 2008, co-sponsored by Pulse; pianist Ann Schein, Feb. 17, 2008; and vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire, April 6, 2008, co-sponsored by Pulse.
Call Hendricks Chapel at 443-2901 for more information.